Embedded Web server HP Color Laser Jet 4600 and 4650 models only

When the printer is directly connected to a computer, the embedded Web server is supported for Windows 95 and later. In order to use the embedded Web server with a direct connection, you must select the Custom installation option when you install the printer driver. Select the option to load Printer Status and Alerts. The proxy server is installed as part of the Printer Status and Alerts software.

When the printer is connected to the network, the embedded Web server is automatically available. You can gain access to the embedded Web server from Windows 95 and later.

Use the embedded Web server to view printer and network status and to manage printing functions from your computer instead of from the printer control panel. The following are are examples of what you can do when you are using the embedded Web server:

■ View printer control-status information

■ Set the type of media that is loaded in each tray

■ Determine the remaining life of all supplies and order new ones

■ View and change tray configurations

■ View and change the printer control-panel menu configuration

■ View and print internal pages

■ Receive notification of printer and supplies events

■ View and change the network configuration

To use the embedded Web server, you must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or late or Netscape Navigator 4 or later. The embedded Web server works when the printer is connected to an IP-based network. The embedded Web server does not support IPX-based printer connections. You do not have to have Internet access to open and use the embedded Web server.

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