Confirm Network Key: Confirm the encryption network key value.
– WEP Key Index: If you are using WEP Encryption, select the appropriate WEP Key
NOTE: The wireless network security window appears when the access point
has security settings.
The wireless network security window appears. The window may differ
according to its security mode: WEP, or WPA.
Select Open System or Shared Key for the authentication and enter the WEP
security key. 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.
Enter the WPA shared key and click Next.
WPA authorizes and identifies users based on a secret key that changes
automatically at regular intervals. WPA also uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) for data encryption.
9 The window shows the wireless network settings and checks if the settings are
correct. Click Next.
For the DHCP method
If the IP address assignment method is DHCP, check if DHCP is shown in the
window. If it shows Static, click Change TCP/IP to change the assignment
method to DHCP.
For the Static method
If the IP address assignment method is Static, check if Static is shown in the
window. If it shows DHCP, click Change TCP/IP to enter the IP address and
other network configuration values for the machine. Before entering the IP
address for the machine, you must know the computer's network configuration
information. If the computer is set to DHCP, you must contact the network
administrator to get the static IP address.
If the computer's network information is as shown below:
- IP address: 169.254.133.42
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Then, the machine's network information should be as follows:
- IP address: 169.254.133.43
- Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0 (Use the computer's subnet mask.)