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Open System: Authentication is not used, and encryption may or may not be
used, depending on the need for data security.
Shared Key: Authentication is used. A device that has a proper WEP key can
access the network.
– Encryption: Select the encryption (None, WEP64, WEP128).
– Network Password: Enter the encryption Network Password value.
– Confirm Network Password: Confirm the encryption Network Password value.
– WEP Key Index: If you are using WEP Encryption, select the appropriate WEP Key
Index.
The wireless network security window appears when the ad hoc network has security
setting.
Select Open System or Shared Key for the authentication and click Next.
– WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a security protocol preventing unauthorized
access to your wireless network. WEP encrypts the data portion of each packet
exchanged on a wireless network using a 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption key.
12 The window showing the wireless network settings appears. Check the settings and
click Next.
NOTE: Before entering the IP address for the machine, you must know the
computer's network configuration information. If the computer's network
configuration is set to DHCP, the wireless network setting should also be
DHCP. Likewise, if the computer's network configuration is set to Static, the
wireless network setting should also be Static.
If your computer is set to DHCP and you want to use Static wireless network
setting, you must contact the network administrator to get the static IP address.
For the DHCP method
If the IP address assignment method is DHCP, check if DHCP is shown in the
Wireless Network Setting Confirm window. If it shows Static, click Change
TCP/IP to change the assignment method to Receive IP address automatically
(DHCP).
For the Static method
If the IP address assignment method is Static, check if Static is shown in the
Wireless Network Setting Confirm window. If it shows DHCP, click Change
TCP/IP to enter the IP address and other network configuration values for the
machine.
For example,
If the computer's network information is as shown below:
- IP address: 169.254.133.42
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
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