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I have just purchased a hpc7280 and i am trying to connect it by wireless.it is asking me for a wep key,were can i get this from

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WEP is a security profile that is assigned through your network. It was a password that was assigned by you or whoever setup your network. It is the same thing that would happen if you tried to use a new laptop through your network. You need to go into your wireless router and get into the settings to figure out what password has been setup. You can get to your router by typing in your IP address with a 1 as the last number. Eg 192.168.0.1
Whoever setup your network should know what and where this is.

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1. Make sure the wifi light on the printer is solid orange before continuing. If not, go to Setup > Network Setup > Reset Network Adapter to Defaults. Wifi light should turn off, then wait for it to turn solid orange.
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If you don't have it contact the router company other can check from the EWS page ; put the default gateway(ip address ) in the address bar fo IE and check for the wireless settings; Even if you dont get it check the Below given Link for The network diagnostic utility ; Download it on your desktop and run it ; it will give the WEP/WPA key

Network Diagnostic Utility:
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Click on HPHNDU..
Save it to your desktop
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Put it in the printer
Select done it will get connected to the network

for further help can check the link given below:

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Check the Link: (for wireless installation)
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