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Web Services Show Connected in Computer App & EWS, Not Printer

HP Envy Photo 7155
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My Envy Photo 7155 printer itself is saying it cannot scan to email because "The printer could not connect to web services. The server might be busy or temporarily unavailable. Try again later." Same issue, no matter how "later" I try. From the printer display if I look at ePrint I get the following error: "Web Services could not be set up. Note: HP Instant Ink will not work properly unless Web Services is set up."


I have turned off web services and turned them back on from the printer, and from the EWS. The printer continues to say it cannot connect to web services due to server issues and indicates that there is no printer email address. I have tried a new wireless network channel at home ( a hidden one  vs. the one that can be found when exploring for wi-fi options which I use for guests). I have turned the printer off and turned it back on.


I have confirmed the following:


HP Smart App:

  • Indicates printer is set up properly and web services are enabled
  • All functionality in the Smart App works with the printer (scan, print, etc.)
  • Email address for the printer shows
  • HP Instant Ink is reading levels
  • Instant ink showing number of printed pages; this seems accurate to me


  • Indicates printer is set up properly and web services status is enabled
  • All web service settings are showing as enabled, connected, and working
  • HP Instant Ink is enabled and correctly reading number of pages printed, etc.
  • Indicates firmware is up-to-date

Why would the HP Smart App and EWS both be showing web services as fully functional and connected, yet the printer repeatedly indicating that it simply cannot connect? It's keeping me from scanning to email and using ePrint. I haven't used enough ink up yet to know if HP Instant Ink will work - but by all accounts it's up and running.

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