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Used to use USB connect, that broke, so now use ethernet connect. only one connection so I have a ethernet switch. When installing it asks like hdwr address. Why do they make this so difficult. Help

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The hardware address can be found in "product settings" when you run a configuration page from the control panel. Menu to Reports to Config Report.

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You need the MAC (hardware address) because of the addressing scheme used on the Internet. Nothing to do with the printer. All devices connected to the Internet must have this unique= address.

I would suggest that you look on the tags on the printer and see if you can find the address there. If not there, look in your user's guide, network setup page and get the information you need. It will be in the a similar format as this "250.250.2.2"

If you are connecting the printer to the ISP's router, then you need to get an ISP address from your ISP provider.

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