HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw Wireless Setup Network Folder Feature

The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477 On top of the printer are a flatbed, which can examine letter-or A4-sized paper, and a 50-sheet programmed report feeder that backings single-pass, two-sided checking. In the upper right front of the HP M477fdw, distending from the arch that holds the flatbed, is a 4.3-inch touch-screen showcase to control the machine's MFP capacities, with devoted touch-delicate catches (recognized by symbols) for delete, home, and help at the base of the presentation. Underneath the front board is a port for a USB thumb drive.

You get a decent determination of wired and remote printing decisions including USB for associating with a PC, and Ethernet for interfacing with a wired LAN. (We tried the printer over an Ethernet association, with its drivers introduced on a printer running Windows Vista.) Wi-Fi is inherent, and the printer underpins HP remote direct, and NFC touch-to-print. It is Apple AirPrint perfect, and Mopria-ensured (for direct printing from good Android gadgets). Google Cloud Print 2.0 is bolstered and the M477fdw offers a decent arrangement of drivers, including PCL 6, PCL 5e, and HP's PostScript imitating. Most organizations don't have to print with PostScript, yet for those that do, a driver is an absolute necessity.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477 Wireless Setup
Before you begin
  • Method one: Use the Scan to Network Folder Wizard (Windows)
  • Method two: Set up the Scan to Network Folder feature via the HP Embedded Web Server (Windows)
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw Wireless Setup Network Folder Feature on a Mac
The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477 series (MFP M477fdn, MFP M477fnw, MFP M477fdw) has a feature that enables it to scan a document and save it to a network folder. To use this scan feature, the printer must be connected to a network; however, the feature is not available until it has been configured. There are two methods for configuring Scan to network folder, the Scan to Network Folder Wizard (Windows), which is installed in the HP program group for the printer as part of the full software installation in Windows 7, and the Network Folder Setup through the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS). Use the following information to set up the Scan to Network Folder feature.

Before you setup HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw wireless the Scan to Network Folder feature, the printer must have an active network connection to the same network as the computer that will run the setup process.
Administrators need the following information before beginning the configuration process.
Administrative access to the printer
  • The network path of the destination folder (e.g., \\servername.us.companyname.net\scans)
  • The network folder must be set up as a shared folder for the Scan to Network Folder feature to work. For more information about setting up a shared folder


HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477 Wireless Setup  Network Folder Wizard (Windows)

Some HP MFP M477fdw printers include driver installation from a software CD. At the end of this installation is an option to Setup Scan to Folder and Email. The setup wizards include the options for basic configuration.
The Scan to Network Folder Wizard is only available in the Windows 7 operating system.
  • Click Start, and then click Programs.
  • Click HP, click the name of the printer, and then click Scan to Network Folder Wizard.
If the Scan to Network Folder Wizard option is not available,
    1. use Method two: Set up the Scan to Network Folder feature via the HP Embedded Web Server (Windows)
    2. In the Network Folder Profiles dialog, click the New button. The Scan to Network Folder Setup dialog opens.
    On the 1. Start page, enter the folder name in the Display Name field. This is the name that will display on the printer control panel.
    Complete the Destination Folder field in one of the following ways:
    1. Enter the file path manually.
    2. Click the Browse button and navigate to the folder location.
    3. Complete the following task to create a shared folder:
    4. Click Share Path.
    5. In the Manage Network Shares dialog, click New.
    6. In the Share Name field, enter the name to display for the shared folder.
    7. To complete the Folder Path field, click the Browse button, and then select one of the following options. Click OK when done.
    Navigate to an existing folder on the computer.
    1. Click Make New Folder to create a new folder.
    2. If the shared path needs a description, enter a description in the Description field.
    3. In the Share Type field, select one of the following options, and then click Apply.
    • Public
    • Private
    For security considerations, HP recommends selecting Private as the share type.
    1. When a The share was successfully created message displays, click OK.
    2. Select the check box for the destination folder, and then click OK.
    3. To create a shortcut to the network folder on the computer desktop, select the Create a Desktop shortcut to the network folder check box
    4. To require a PIN to be entered on the printer control panel before the printer can send a scanned document to a network folder, enter a 4-digit PIN in the Security PIN field, and then re-enter the PIN in the Confirm Security PIN field. Click Next.
    On the 2. Authenticate page, enter the Windows User Name and Windows Password used to log in to the computer, and then click Next.
    On the 3. Configure page, select the default scan settings by completing the following task, and then click Next.
    1. From the Document Type drop-down, select the default file format for scanned files.
    2. From the Color Preference drop-down, select Black & White or Color.
    3. From the Paper Size drop-down, select the default paper size for scanned files.
    4. From the Quality Settings drop-down, select the default resolution for scanned files.
    5. Higher resolution images have more dots per inch (dpi), so they show more detail. Lower resolution images have fewer dots per inch and show less detail, but the file size is smaller.
    6. In the Filename Prefix field, enter a file name prefix (e.g., MyScan).
    On the 4. Finish page, review the information and verify all the settings are correct. If there is an error, click the Back button to correct the error. If the settings are correct, click the Save and Test button to test the configuration.
    When the Congratulations message displays, click Finish to complete the configuration.

    HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477 Wireless SetupHP LaserJet Pro MFP M477 Wireless Setup Network Embedded Web Server (Windows)

    Step one: Access the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)
    Locate the IP address.
    • On the printer control panel, press the OK button. 
    • Open the Network Setup menu, and then select Show IP Address to display the IP address or host name.
    • Touchscreen control panels: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Connection Information button, and then touch the Network Connected button or the Network Wi-Fi ON button to display the IP address or host name.
    Open a Web browser, and in the address line, type the IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printer control panel. Press the Enter key on the computer keyboard. The EWS opens.
    Example of an IP address in a browser window
    • If the Web browser displays a message indicating that accessing the website might not be safe, select the option to continue to the website. Accessing this website will not harm the computer.
    Step two: Configure the Scan to Network Folder feature
    1. Click the System tab.
    2. On the left navigation pane, click the Administration link.
    3. In the Enabled Features area, set the Scan to Network Folder option to On.
    4. Click the Scan tab.
    On the left navigation pane, make sure that the Network Folder Setup link is highlighted. the Scan to Network Folder page should be displayed.
    1. On the Network Folder Configuration page, click the New button.
    2. In the Network Folder Information area, complete the following fields:
    3. In the Display Name field, enter the name to display for the folder.
    4. In the Network Path field, enter the network path to the folder.
    5. In the Username field, enter the user name needed to access the folder on the network.
    6. In the Password field, enter the password needed to access the folder on the network.
    To require a PIN to be entered on the printer control panel before the printer can send a file to a network folder, complete the following fields in the Secure the Folder Access with a PIN area:
    •  In the PIN (Optional) field, enter a four digit PIN.
    •  In the Confirm PIN field, re-enter the four digit PIN.
    •  HP recommends creating a PIN to secure the destination folder.
    When a PIN is created, it must be entered on the printer control panel each time a scan is sent to the network folder. In the Scan Settings area, complete the following fields:
    1. From the Scan File Type drop-down, select the default file format scanned files.
    2. From the Scan Paper Size drop-down, select the default paper size for scanned files.
    3. From the Scan Resolution drop-down, select the default scan resolution for scanned files.
    4. Higher resolution images have more dots per inch (dpi), so they show more detail. Lower resolution images have fewer dots per inch and show less detail, but the file size is smaller.
    5. In the Output Color drop-down, select whether scanned files will be in black and white or in color.
    6. In the File Name Prefix field, enter a file name prefix (e.g., MyScan).
    7. Review all the information, and then click one of the following options:
    8. Save and Test: Select this option to save the information and test the connection.
    9. Save Only: Select this option to save the information without testing the connection.
    10. Cancel: Select this option to quit the configuration without saving.

    HP LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdw Wireless Setup Network Folder feature on a Mac

    Access the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)

    • Use one of the following methods to open the Embedded Web Server (EWS) interface.
    • Use a Web browser to open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)
    • Locate the IP address.
    On the printer control panel, press the OK button. Open the Network Setup menu, and then select Show IP Address to display the IP address or host name.
    • Touchscreen control panels: From the Home screen on the printer control panel, touch the Connection Information button, and then touch the Network Connected button or the Network Wi-Fi ON button to display the IP address or host name.
    • Open a Web browser, and in the address line, type the IP address or host name exactly as it displays on the printer control panel. Press the Enter key on the computer keyboard. 
    • The EWS opens. Example of an IP address in a browser window
    • If the Web browser displays a message indicating that accessing the website might not be safe, select the option to continue to the website. Accessing this website will not harm the computer.

      Use the HP Utility to open the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS)

      From the Go menu, click Utilities, click the Hewlett-Packard folder, and then double-click HP Utility. The main HP Utility screen displays. In the main HP Utility screen, access the HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) in one of the following ways:
        • In the Printer Settings area, click Additional Settings and then click Open Embedded Web Server.
        • In the Scan Settings area, click Scan to Network Folder, and then click Register My Shared Folder....
        • If you do not have a shared network folder available, click Help Me Do This to create the folder.
        • The HP Embedded Web Server (EWS) opens.

        Configure the Scan to Network Folder feature

        1. Click the System tab.
        2. On the left navigation pane, click the Administration link.
        3. In the Enabled Features area, set the Scan to Network Folder option to On.
        4. Click the Scan tab.
        On the left navigation panel, make sure that the Network Folder Setup link is highlighted.
        the Scan to Network Folder page should be displayed.
        1. On the Network Folder Configuration page, click the New button.
        2. In the Network Folder Information area, complete the following fields:
        3. In the Display Name field, enter the name to display for the folder.
        4. In the Network Path field, enter the network path to the folder.
        5. In the Username field, enter the user name needed to access the folder on the network.
        6. In the Password field, enter the password needed to access the folder on the network.
        To require a PIN to be entered on the printer control panel before the printer can send a file to a network folder, complete the following fields in the Secure the Folder Access with a PIN area:
        • In the PIN (Optional) field, enter a four digit PIN.
        • In the Confirm PIN field, re-enter the four digit PIN.
        HP recommends creating a PIN to secure the destination folder.
        When a PIN is created, it must be entered on the printer control panel each time a scan is sent to the network folder. In the Scan Settings area, complete the following fields:
        1. From the Scan File Type drop-down, select the default file format scanned files.
        2. From the Scan Paper Size drop-down, select the default paper size for scanned files.
        3. From the Scan Resolution drop-down, select the default scan resolution for scanned files.
        4. Higher resolution images have more dots per inch (dpi), so they show more detail. Lower resolution images have fewer dots per inch and show less detail, but the file size is smaller.
        5. In the Output Color drop-down, select whether scanned files will be in black and white or in color.
        6. In the File Name Prefix field, enter a file name prefix (e.g., MyScan).
            Review all the information, and then click one of the following options:
        • Save and Test: Select this option to save the information and test the connection.
        • Save Only: Select this option to save the information without testing the connection.
        • Cancel: Select this option to quit the configuration without saving.

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