Next you have to set the connection mode in
to either AUTOMATIC (DHCP) or MANUAL. In
an ad-hoc network there will most likely be no DHCP server, therefore normally you will set this parameter to
MANUAL. This will prompt you to enter an IP address and a subnet mask. Enter the IP address you want your
Crystal printer to have. Make sure that the address is in the subnetwork of your local network i.e. make sure that
the parts of the IP address that are covered by the subnet mask (usually the ﬁrst three bytes) are the same as on all
the other computers on the network.
Finally set the subnet mask on the device to your local network's subnet mask. Optionally you can enter a host-
which the Crystal printer will use in the network. If you keep the default settings the host-
name will be "crystal".
Optionally you can also set the encryption for your ad-hoc network in the SECURITY Menu (
ting the encryption to 64 or 128bit will turn on WEP encryption and will prompt you to enter four WEP keys.
For 64bit encryption the WEP keys has to be ﬁve characters long, for 128bit encryption it has to have a length
of 13 characters.
After having set all the parameters on your Crystal printer, leave the menu. On your PC open the conﬁguration
tool of your WLAN network adapter and scan for available networks. The ad-hoc network SSID that was set on
the Crystal printer should now be visible. Set the network adapter to connect to this network. Now it should be
possible to establish a connection to the Crystal printer. You can test this by using the ping command with the IP
address of the printer (e.g. ping 192.168.1.10).