HP Officejet 7610 - To open the embedded web server

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To open the embedded web server

About cookies

The embedded web server (EWS) places very small text files (cookies) on your hard drive when you

are browsing. These files let the EWS recognize your computer the next time you visit. For example,

if you have configured the EWS language, a cookie helps remember which language you have

selected so that the next time you access the EWS, the pages are displayed in that language.

Though some cookies are cleared at the end of each session (such as the cookie that stores the

selected language), others (such as the cookie that stores customer-specific preferences) are stored

on the computer until you clear them manually.

NOTE: The cookies that the EWS stores on your computer are only used for saving settings on your

computer or for sharing information between the printer and the computer. These cookies are not

sent to any HP websites.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, or you can configure it to alert you every time

a cookie is offered, which allows you to decide which cookies to accept or refuse. You can also use

your browser to remove unwanted cookies.

NOTE: Depending on your printer, if you disable cookies, you also disable one or more of the

following features:

Starting where you left the application (especially useful when using setup wizards)

Remembering the EWS browser language setting

Personalizing the EWS Home page

For information about how to change your privacy and cookie settings and how to view or delete

cookies, see the documentation available with your web browser.

To open the embedded web server

NOTE: The printer must be on a network and must have an IP address. The IP address and

hostname for the printer are listed on the status report. For more information, see Understand the

network configuration page on page 151.

In a supported web browser on your computer, type the IP address or hostname assigned to the


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For example, if the IP address is, type the following address into the web


TIP: After opening the embedded web server, bookmark it so that you can return to it quickly.

TIP: If you are using the Safari web browser in Mac OS X, you can also use the Bonjour

bookmark to open the EWS without typing the IP address. To use the Bonjour bookmark, open

Safari, and then from the Safari menu, click Preferences. On the Bookmarks tab, in the

Bookmarks bar section, select Include Bonjour, and then close the window. Click the Bonjour

bookmark, and then select your networked printer to open the EWS.


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