Most Ricoh network capable printers include a Telnet server that is used by Ricoh for maintenance of their printers allowing you to access the Ricoh Printer maintenance shell. Using telnet or in my guide – I am using the third party tool pUTTY (as in my domain environment – telnet hasn’t been installed on most workstations) you can access the Maintenance Shell.
- Download and run PuTTY.
- Open PuTTY and choose Telnet under Connection Type.
- Type in the IP address or hostname in the Host Name (or IP address field).
- Click Open.
- This will then start the RICOH Maintenance Shell – type in the login name _(default is using admin as the username – and a blank password).
- You will be greeted with the maintenance shell.