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I have an HP Officejet Pro 8610.  Recently, it has begun to claim it cannot connect to Web Services and that I was behind a proxy.  I manage my network and have not made any changes in the network that would cause a proxy to be present.  I also checked at http://amibehindaproxy.com/ to confirm that I do not appear to be behind a proxy from the ISP.

 

Frustrated by this persistent message and recent emails about not being connected to ePrint services and HP Ink, I tried both wired and wireless connections.  I've tried rebooting the printer.  I've tried rebooting the router.  I've tried setting a fixed IP and DNS Server (such as described here: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/HP-Connected-Mobile-Printing-and-Cloud-Printing/HP-Officejet-Pro-8610-...).  I've tried performing factory reset on the printer, and it still cannot connect.  I've tried setting manual IP again after factory reset, to no avail.  I disconnected the PC during all of these actions to ensure the USB connection was not altering any performance.  I'm able to reach the printer on my local network with no problem.  It simply cannot communicate with the HP network.  If it cannot be resolved, I will be cancelling my HP Ink subscription. 😞

 

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Hi @kenny3794

 

Welcome to the HP Forums. 

 

This document contains much of the standard troubleshooting available. I recommend going through it after reading my response.

 

HP Printers - Cannot Connect to Web Services

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05337026

 

If you were in the printer's EWS you could have accidentally selected the proxy settings. This will generate the error you are indicating. To resolve just remove the check.

 

One additional step, if your router supports DMZ, you could test to see if allowing the printer's IP free access if that allows Web Services to function.

 

Let me know what works.

 

-Terry

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Terry - 

 

I checked the EWS and the printer's LCD screen to ensure Proxy was set to "No Proxy".  I tried Auto Proxy also.  I have not tried setting up a DMZ yet, I will try that after work tonight and report back.  

 

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Sounds good @kenny3794

 

Let me know how it works out.

 

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DMZ did not work.  I confirmed DMZ was setup by visiting external IP from a PC outside my network, which presented me with the EWS page.

 

Any other recommendations? The current firmware version is: FDP1CN1547AR

 

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Thanks for the PM.  As discussed in the PM today, I proceeded to confirm that the required ports are not being blocked by the ISP.  I also connected to my phone as a hotspot through my wireless provider (completely different company / equipment).  This also did not work.  I've examined my system again for a hidden firewall, but found none. I have a very basic setup, and yet the printer does not work.  I've tried factory reset of the printer, this also didn't help.  Looks like i'm left with no option as there's a fundamental flaw in the printer that is preventing a software-only function from working and there appear to be no logs to tell what the failure is.  The only proposed option is to either pay HP more or cancel my Instant Ink.  Thanks for the attempted support Terry.  Goodbye Instant Ink.

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The last thing you might try is a semi-full reset.

 

There are a series of icons around the printer's LCD. BL stands for the bottom left (should be a curved left arrow). It doesn't matter if its lit up or not.

 

Press Power button to turn the Printer On.
Press BL, BL, BL, BL Buttons, in sequence.
Touch Support Menu.
Select Reset Menu and Touch OK.
Select Semi-Full Reset and Touch OK.
Wait for unit to Power Down/Turn Off.
Press Power button to turn the Printer On.

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Thanks.  That did the trick.

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