HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server
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HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server


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UPC: 884962160299   Part: J8021A#ABA


  • Integrate printers and MFPs securely into your wireless or wired network. The HP Jetdirect ew2500 Print Server connects to a 802.11b/g wireless network or wired 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet system. Send and print documents protected by several security and encryption features. IPv6 offers more IP addresses than IPv4 and the added security of IPsec. Plus, setup and installation are easy for a variety of printers, systems and protocols.
  • Integrate printers and MFPs into your wireless network with added security. Send and print documents protected by IPsec, 802.11x and several encryption options. Plus, setup and installation are easy for a variety of printers, systems and protocols.

Ideal for

  • Wide range of printing environments seeking to integrate printers and MFPs securely into their wireless network.

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Connectivity, standard

  • 802.11b/g Wireless Ethernet; Ethernet; Fast Ethernet 802.3 RJ-45 (10/100Base-TX); Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Network types

  • Wireless Ethernet (802.11b/g); Ethernet; Fast Ethernet; 802.3; RJ-45 (10/100Base-TX)


  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 Wireless Ethernet

Print server type

  • External


  • Management security: SNMPv3, SSL/TLS (HTTPS), IPsec/Firewall; Port authentication (802.1x): Wired (EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS), Wireless (EAP-PEAP, LEAP, EAP-TLS); Wireless network security: WPA, WPA2 authentication; AES, TKIP, WEP (40/64-bit and 104/128-bit) encryption

Network upgradeable firmware

  • Yes

Compatible operating systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows Vista® 64-bit, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® 2008 64-bit, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® 2003 64-bit, Mac OS X v 10.2, v 10.3, v 10.4 or higher, Novell 5.1 or higher, Red Hat Linux 7.x or higher, SuSE Linux 8.x or higher, HP-UX 10.20, 11.x, 11.i, Solaris 2.5 or higher (SPARC systems only), IBM AIX 3.2.5 or higher 1, MPE-iX, Citrix Presentation Server, Windows® Terminal Services

Memory specs

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Flash memory

  • 8 MB

Memory, standard

  • 32 MB

Printer management

  • HP Web Jetadmin

Embedded web server

  • Yes

Support epp and ecp

  • No

Print job buffering

  • No

IPP support

  • Yes

Supported network protocols

  • IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour compatible, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, IPP, Secure-IPP, WS Discovery, WS Print, IPsec/Firewall; IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6; IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode

Browser supported

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher; Mozilla 2.x or higher; Firefox 2.x or higher; Safari; Chrome

Printer supported

  • HP Business Inkjet Printer series: 2300, 2800; HP Color LaserJet Printer series: CP1025, CP1525, CP1515, CP1518, CP2025, CP3505, CP3525, CP4005, CP4025, CP4525, CP5225, CP5525, CP6015, 2600, 2605, 2700, 3000, 3600, 3800, 4700, 5550; HP LaserJet Printer series: P1606, P2014, P2015, P2035, P2055, P3005, P3015, P4014, P4015, P4515, 1160, 1320, 4240, 4250, 4350, 5200; HP Officejet Pro Printer series: K550, K850, K5300, K5400, K8600*, 8000; HP Officejet Pro AiO Printer series: L7300 AiO*, L7500 AiO*, L7600 AiO*, L7700 AiO*, 8500 AiO*, 8500A AiO*; HP Color LaserJet MFP series: CM1015 MFP*, CM1017 MFP*, CM3530 MFP*, CM4540 MFP*, CM4730 MFP*, CM6030 MFP*, CM6040 MFP*, 2820 AiO*, 2840 AiO*, 4730 MFP*; HP LaserJet MFP series: M3027 MFP*, M3035 MFP*, M4345 MFP*, M4555 MFP*, M5025 MFP*, M5035 MFP*, M9040 MFP*, M9050 MFP*, 3050 AiO*, 3052 AiO*, 3055 AiO*, 3380 AiO, 3390 AiO*, 3392 AiO*. *Note: support printing only, no software scan or Webscan on this device

Power & operating requirements

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  • Input voltage 110 to 127 VAC, 60 Hz

Power consumption

  • 6.5 watts maximum

Operating temperature range

  • 32 to 104º F

Operating humidity range

  • 15 to 95% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 3.9 x 5.1 x 1.3 in


  • 0.31 lb

Package weight

  • 2.22 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server; Quick installation guide; CD-ROM with HP Installation Software and documentation; Power adapter; Localized Power cord; USB cable; Ethernet LAN cable


  • One-year limited hardware warranty; 90-day warranty (software) on HP Jetdirect CD-ROM

Software included

  • HP Install Network Printer Wizard; HP Jetdirect Assistant

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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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