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How to Set an IP Address on an HP Deskjet 6940

Updated February 21, 2017

Adding your HP 6940 printer to your home or corporate network allows many users to share the same resource, saving you both time and money that would otherwise be spent buying and fixing individual desktop printers. Depending on your network configuration, you might need to set a static IP address for your HP 6940. This static IP address identifies the printer on the network and allows it to interact with your computers and your users.

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  1. Turn the printer on, and press the "Report" button located on the left-hand side of the unit. Check the networking section of the report page, and note the current IP address of the printer.

  2. Open an Internet browser, and type the IP address exactly as it appears on the report. The IP address consists of a series of four numbers, each separated by a period. For instance, a typical IP address might be

  3. Click the "Network" tab, and choose the "Wired (802.3) option. Click the IPv4 or IPv6 configuration option.

  4. Choose the "Manual IP" option, and type the IP address you want to use. Check with your network administrator if you do not know which IP address to use. Enter the same subnet mask and default gateway as what is shown on your report page.

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Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.

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