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"Ne tw ork Nam e (SSID)"
This is an ID used to identify a w ireless netw ork. You can set a netw ork name for each access point or peer-to-peer netw ork, so w hen connecting to an
existing netw ork, contact your netw ork administrator for information about settings. When creating a new netw ork, you can enter up to 32 ASCII characters
(alphanumeric characters or symbols).
Note s
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If you click the "Netw ork Name (SSID)" list, the netw ork names of w ireless netw orks operating w ithin communication range of your computer are
displayed. From the menu, you can also select the netw ork that you w ant to register.
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If you click "Save" or "Connect" w hen a registered netw ork name is selected, the netw ork name setting is overw ritten.
"Conne ction M ode "
Select "Peer to Peer (Ad-Hoc)". For details on the connection modes, refer to
"Channe l"
Select the frequency band (channel) to use for w ireless communication. The default setting is "Auto". Set the same setting for all devices to be used on the
same w ireless netw ork.
Only the channels that you can use w ith your Wireless LAN PC Card appear on the list.
"WEP"
Data encryption (WEP) prevents unauthorized access to data from outside. You can set data encryption for each access point or peer-to-peer netw ork, so
w hen connecting to an existing netw ork, contact your netw ork administrator for information about settings.
Note
We strongly recommend that you enable data encryption (WEP) for w ireless netw orks.
"Ke y"
If the "WEP" check box is selected, enter a passw ord to use a netw ork w ith data encryption enabled. This passw ord is also called a WEP key, netw ork key,
and encryption key. You can set data encryption for each access point or peer-to-peer netw ork, so w hen connecting to an existing netw ork, contact your
netw ork administrator for information about settings.
"Confirm k e y"
Re-enter the encryption key.
Hints
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The number of characters entered for the encryption key differs according to the encryption key length and ASCII/Hexadecimal settings (see the table
below ).
Ke y form at
Ke y le ngth
ASCII
(alphanumeric characters and symbols) 40 bits
104 bits
Hexadecimal
(0 to 9, A to F, a to f)
40 bits
104 bits
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The Wireless Panel softw are automatically detects ASCII and hexadecimal formats.
Num be r of characte rs
5 characters
13 characters
10 characters
26 characters
About the connection modes.
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