[CentOS] OT: default password for HP printer

Mon Jun 22 18:51:27 UTC 2015
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 02:30:00PM -0400, ken wrote:
> On 06/22/2015 12:43 PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:31:34AM -0400, ken wrote:
> >>For some reason the "tech support" people at Hewlett-Packard don't
> >>know what the default password is to access their printer's embedded
> >>web server (EWS).  I got it myself from the installation manual six
> >>months ago and immediately set my own password which I have used
> >>since then, so I no longer remember what the default is.  (It's
> >>really a longer story than that, but....)  So I was just hoping that
> >>someone here might know what that default password is.  Mine is an
> >>Officejet Pro 8620, but perhaps some other, recent HP printer
> >>default password would work. (Yes, I've already tried various
> >>versions of "admin", an empty password, and others, but just not
> >>anything which has worked.)
> >
> >Judging from this thread, there may not be one.

if you got it from the manual, six months ago, have you looked there
again to find out what it is, so you could try it now?

> When I first got this printer six months ago, as part of the setup,
> I changed the EWS password from the default password (as said, which
> I no longer remember) to my own password.  Since the reset, my own
> password no longer works.
> If, as that forum posting claims, there is "no password", they why
> am I being blocked access to the embedded web server...?  being
> asked for a username and password?  (Of course this is a rhetorical
> question.)

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