We got a new Ricoh multi-function color laser printer a few days ago. The initial setup was easy and straightforward. But then it was time to log in as an administrator and continue the setup. After spending several hours tracking down the relevant information, I thought I’d share it in one concise document. This article shows you how to set up your new Ricoh printer, copier, or multi-function device so you can use it with administrator privileges.
Our device is a Ricoh SP C360SNFw. There may be slight differences in the web management console. But the fundamentals remain the same. So launch a browser, connect to the device, and you’ll see something like this:
The login link is in tiny type at the top right corner of that screen. Click it:
Oops! You need a password. (Even I could guess the default name was admin.) I tried “password,” “admin” and a few others. No luck. Eventually I stumbled on a nifty website that lists thousands of default passwords for a wide range of printers, scanners, etc.
Looking up Ricoh and picking another device that started with SP, I saw this:
That’s right. The default admin login password is blank. Leave the password field empty and you can login as administrator.
That doesn’t sound real secure. You’ll want to change the password. It turns out there is one item buried on the Configuration screen that will let you do this:
Click the circled link:
The only gotcha after this is that you have to click OK on this screen and the one that comes up after this.
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