NOTE: Below are a few basic examples of using a browser to secure printers. Options and screens vary by manufacturer and device. The instructions below may not match what you see when looking at other devices, but should help with selecting options. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 4-HELP (4-4357) or its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu.

Examples follow for HP Printers and Lanier Printers.

HP Printer

Open a browser and go to https://172.30.xxx.xxx (IP# for the printer).

Click on "Log in" on the top right corner if you manage the device.

Security Configuration

Click on the Networking tab across the top. This is where all of the settings are located. Note: Be sure and click Apply on each page, before you proceed to the next page.

Under Configuration (along the side) select Network Settings. As you hit each tab (TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC and SNMP) either enable or disable each setting. We recommend setting TCP/IP and SNMP only. Disable all other protocols.

Next, along the left hand side, click on Other Settings. You will see the enabled features. We recommend you uncheck everything except 9100 printing and LPD printing

The next thing to set is your Access Control List’s (ACL’s). They are located along the left hand side under Security | Authorization.

Under IP Address add 172.30.0.0 and under Mask add 255.255.0.0.  Make sure under Save that there is a check in the check box.  Then click Apply

Encrypt all web communication. This is located under Security | Management Protocols | Web Mgmt.

Mgmt. Protocols. Web Mgmt. tab. Encryption Strength low. Encrypt All Web Communication (not including IPP) box checkmarked.

Last – disable RCFG. This is located under Security | Management Protocols | Other

Mgmt. Protocols. Networking tab.

 

Lanier Printer

Open a browser and go to https://172.30.xxx.xxx (IP# for the MFD).

Login:

Click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner if you manage the device. .

Setting a new password:

Go to Configuration | Program/Change Administrator

Under Administrator 1, leave the default username for the Login User Name and next to Login Password, click Change and type in the new password.

Click OK

Security Configuration

Changing Network Settings:

Under Configuration | Network click on each item and disable or enable as follows:

Enable/Active:

  • IPv4
  • SNMP
  • Disable/Inactive:
  • IPv6
  • Netware
  • AppleTalk
  • SSDP
  • Bonjour

Under Configuration | Security | Network Security:

Network Security

NetWare - Disable bubble filled. AppleTalk - Disable bubble filled. SNMP - Enable/On buttons filled. Encryption/Clear Text bubble filled.

Under Configuration | Security |Access Control:

Under access control range, use 172.30.0.0 and 172.30.255.255 respectively.

Article number: 
2178
Last updated: 
June 16, 2016