Embedded Web Server on Xerox Printers and Multifunction Printers

Have you seen the Embedded Web Server (EWS)? The EWS is the Web User Interface (UI) for the AltaLink and VersaLink devices. Previous devices use the CentreWare Internet Services (CWIS) which you have probably seen and used many times.

This is a screenshot of the CWIS:

The Embedded Web Server (EWS) brings you the same information you may be used to from the WorkCentre and Phaser families. You can monitor your machine for error conditions, supply and paper levels all viewable on the interface.

The Embedded Web Server requires:

  • A TCP/IP connection between the printer and the network in Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, or Linux environments.
  • TCP/IP and HTTP enabled in the printer.
  • A network-connected computer with a Web browser that supports JavaScript.

The EWS is still the place to configure your machine as well. The administrator can use the EWS to configure all the available applications available on the machine. From security features to fax options they can all be programmed from the EWS from any pc that is connected to the same network as the printer. Please remember that the machine must be on the network to use the EWS. The EWS is not available on a USB connected machine.

You can learn more about the Embedded Web Server on the support pages for your VersaLink or AltaLink machine. To see all the cases and solutions for the EWS enter “web server” without the parentheses in the “Search For Keyword or Phrase” box provided on the support tab for your machine.

This is the screenshot of the new EWS for AltaLink devices:

As you can see the tabs are similar to those of the CWIS shown above.  Properties being the tab where most of your configuration activities will take place.  Notifications are front and center so you will know when something needs attention.  Looks like I need to add paper to tray 7.

This is a screenshot for the VersaLink EWS:

Shhh!  As you can see my VersaLink is sleeping.  On the EWS for VersaLink the tabs have been moved to the left hand side of the screen and the names have changed.  Most of the configuration options will be displayed under the Apps tab.  You will also find important options under connectivity and system.

Explore the tabs on your own VersaLink EWS and review the available information on the support pages for your device. As stated before to see all the cases and solutions for the EWS enter “web server” without the parentheses in the “Search For Keyword or Phrase” box provided on the support tab for your machine.


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  1. geraldo July 12, 2018 - Reply

    Hi, hope you’re going to push this tech to all MFP models, would be nice.

    • Cheryl Otstott July 31, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Geraldo,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. Most of our multifunction machines have either the Embedded Web Server or the CentreWare Internet Services. All you need is the IP address of your printer. Enter the IP address in the address field of any internet browser and you should see the service. If you require additional information consider calling your local support centre.

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  3. BERT WHITBY January 9, 2019 - Reply

    When trying to access the Apps Section in the EWS with my Work Centre 6515 the circle just spins and spins and spins. All other menu items work well.

    Can you help?

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