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I got a hp laser jet 3050 printer,which is connected to the internet and shared by a group of people,and it works well with other people.But while i am trying to install it under my xp system,problem came out--I need the ip address of this printer.I have tried to let the printer print the infomation out itself,but i failed(there are 'Usage page','Service Page','Self Test/Configuration Page',but none of them have the ip info i needed).So does anybody got any idea about what should i do? thanks a lot.

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Hmmm, I'm stumped. I don't have the printer, but the manual makes it look like you have to configure the IP from the PC, which is strange if you don't yet know the IP! – Azz Oct 10 '10 at 14:45
@Azz (In those situations, I believe setup programs send a special broadcast message on the local subnet to find the IPs of all matching devices.) – Bavi_H Oct 11 '10 at 1:54

On the printer, press the menu/enter button, press arrow to the right to "reports", press the menu/enter button, press arrow to the right to "usage", press menu/enter button.

The printer should automatically print a self-test/configuration page, where I believe the IP address is included.

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The manual suggests you print the Config report from the Reports menu to find the IP address. (See HP LaserJet 3050 User Guide → How do I? → Network → Set up the all-in-one and use it on the network.) – Bavi_H Oct 11 '10 at 1:28
thanks for your answer,i have tried again step by step exactly by your instruction.But the IP address is not included indeed. – david zhu Oct 12 '10 at 10:52
Did it print one or two pages? – harrymc Oct 12 '10 at 16:44

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