Are you getting the server connection error while enabling the Web Services? Probably there might be issues with the network. There is nothing to worry about because network issues can be fixed in no time. In case you need assistance in resolving this issue, consider reaching our technical experts through call. We have also given the simple and straightforward troubleshooting steps on this page. To take action on your own, dive deep into the troubleshooting steps to fix your HP OfficeJet 8040 server problem.


  • Check if your printer is turned on.
  • Ensure that the printer is placed closer to your router.
  • Check the network settings by printing a network configuration report.
  • Touch Setup on the control panel.
  • Select the Reports option and touch Network Configuration Report.
  • Wait for the printer to print the report.
  • Verify the configured network settings and check the signal strength.
  • If you have connected your printer and router via an Ethernet cable, check the IP settings.
  • Verify if the cable is firmly connected at both end ports.


At times, you need to set a static IP address for your HP OfficeJet 8040 printer to fix the server problem.

  • From the network configuration page, identify your printer’s IP address.
  • On the computer that is connected to the same wireless network, open the browser app.
  • Type your printer’s IP address in the URL field and hit the Enter key to enable Web Services.
  • Go to the Networking tab and select Wireless from the left-side panel.
  • Click the IPv4 tab and set the manual IP in the required field.
  • Make sure that you set the IP address outside the range that the router automatically sets. This is commonly known as the DHCP range. It can be identified from the internal settings page or manual.
  • Configure the correct subnet mask and router IP for the gateway.
  • If the static IP doesn’t work, try Google’s DNS settings.
  • Finally, click Apply and check if the problem is resolved.

If the HP OfficeJet 8040 server problem remains unsolved, reset the network settings to their defaults and reconnect your printer to the wireless network. If none of the steps resolve the printer issue, consider restoring your printer settings to factory defaults.