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L have a 3500---4500 wireless printer and need a security network key HELP not very good at pc so explaine in laymen terms Thank you

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The security key is something you or whoever set up your network created unless your wireless router had one preset - check the router for a label which may contain the key. If you cannot find it please provide the router brand and model number.

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Hi.. Please can you help me? Am trying to connect my Lexmark s305 printer to my laptop via wireless. but the setup is asking for the wep key. where can i get this? thanks


The WEP key allows printers and computers to join your wireless network. I imagine you are not connecting the printer to your laptop but to the wireless box that provides WiFi connection to your Laptop and other PCs on your wireless network. If you never set up a password or Wep Key yourself to secure your wireless network, it means your network is secure by default and the administration page of the wireless box (router or access point) will contain this information in one of its WIFI/security Tabs , for example the user's manual for your Wireless box will give you the IP address you need to type in a Browser(like IE) to access this page (that may also be protected by a default password unless you changed it) or this can be found at the physical bottom of this same box as is often the case with wireless Boxes provided by your ISP.
once in the admin page of your Box providing the wireless for your network you can access the security tab to know or change this WEP KEY. if you dont know the IP address of your Box, type ipconfig/all in MSDOS (cmd.exe) and look up the gateway address for your wireless network card. this will most likely be the IP of your wireless box or access point. (often like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or something similar) Hope this help, feel free to bring further information for further help and rate the Help if it was of any use, cheers

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I forgot my security code


Are you setting up this printer on wireless network and you dont remember the WEP key its asking to you enter ? ( HP Printers do not have Security Code )

IF you are Setting the printer on wireless network and forgotton your network Security key, download the HP network diagnostic utility and Run the program, it will provide you with the network details and the key

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-74066-3&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&os=2093&product=3752459&sw_lang=

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Solution Overview
This article explains how you can avoid having to run the Wireless Configuration Utility or Wireless Setup Assistant (Macintosh) after making changes to the router's security settings. The need to change these settings can arise if users forget their network key/passphrase or router web server password or if you have security concerns.
Printer response to security settings changes
The printer will respond with a flashing orange (pattlnk_6172008_1844-orgblksml.gif) Wi-Fi indicator light after the following actions are performed on the network or router/access point (AP):

  • -A change to the Service Set Identifier (SSID) or network name.

  • -A change to the security type (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2 personal).

  • -A change to the security network key/passphrase.

  • -A hard reset of the router followed by entry of security values that are different from the original values.

  • -The printer is moved to a network (AP) that has different security values but already has installed drivers and created ports. NOTE: Port reconfiguration may be required in this case. Click here for instructions.

In order to rejoin (associate and authenticate) the wireless network (WLAN), the wireless client (printer) has to be reconfigured with the router's new SSID, security type, and network key. This requires connecting the USB configuration cable to the host computer and running the Wireless Configuration Utility or Wireless Setup Assistant to apply the new security settings on the printer's wireless network adapter.
Solution: Change the printer settings first
Change the security settings on the printer while it is still communicating on the network before making the changes on the router. Understand that this will cause a temporary change in the Wi-Fi indicator light from pattlnk_6172008_1952-tn_grnsolproof.jpg to pattlnk_6172008_1844-orgblksml.gif. After you have made equivalent changes on the router, the printer's Wi-Fi indicator light will return to pattlnk_6172008_1952-tn_grnsolproof.jpg.
Procedure: How to change security settings via the embedded web server
If you change your AP security settings frequently, this procedure is for you.

  1. Open your web browser application and enter the printer IP address into the web address field, i.e. http://ip_address.

  2. Click on Configuration.

  3. Click on Wireless.

  4. Enter the SSID, security type/encryption, and network key that will be used to configure the router.

  5. Click Submit.

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Cant connect wireless dont know network key (password)


you can find this network key or password or wep key, inside your modem configuration page. to do this.
1.use a pc that is conected to the modem
2. goto start then run and type cmd press enter.
3. type ipconfig and press enter.
4. the defualt gateway is like 192.168.2.1 or some thing like this. enter this into internet exploere or firefox adress bar and press enter.
5 you should be inside your routers configuration pages.
6 navagate till you find the wireless security settings.
7. look for wireless wep key.

this is what you need ot enter into your printer to conect to wireless network.

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SSID is the wireless networks name you want to access.

WEP is a special hexadecimal key to secure your network means if you want to connect a wireless network you will have to put this key.
It will be provided by the admin

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Connecting copier machine wireless


Configuration using a wireless computer.
  1. If your computer has wireless capability, you will need to change the wireless settings of your computer to Ad-hoc mode so you can directly connect and configure the printer.
  2. Wireless network terms and concepts
    When you configure the wireless network printer, you must ensure that your wireless network printer is
    configured to match the settings of the existing wireless network. This section provides some of the main
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    SSID (Service Set Identifier) and channels
    You need to configure the SSID and a channel to specify the wireless network you want to connect to.
    SSID
    Each wireless network has its own unique network name and it is technically referred to as SSID or ESSID
    (Extended Service Set Identifier). The SSID is a 32-byte or less value and is assigned to the access point.
    The wireless network devices you want to associate to the wireless network should match the access point.
    The access point and wireless network devices regularly send wireless packets (referred to as a beacon)
    which has the SSID information. When your wireless network device receives a beacon, you can identify the
    wireless network that is close enough for the radio waves to reach your device.
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    Wireless networks use channels. Each wireless channel is on a different frequency. There are up to 14 different channels that can be used when using a wireless network. However, in many countries the number of channels available are restricted. For further information, see Ethernet wireless network on page 165.
    Authentication and encryption Most wireless networks use some kind of security settings. These security settings define the authentication (how the device identifies itself to the network) and encryption (how the data is encrypted as it is sent on the
    network). If you do not correctly specify these options when you are configuring your Brother wireless device, it will not be able to connect to the wireless network. Therefore care must be taken when configuring these options. Please refer to the information below to see which authentication and encryption methods your Brother wireless device supports.
    Authentication methods
    The Brother printer supports the following methods:
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    Wireless devices are allowed access the network without any authentication.
    • Shared key
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  3. I will advise you download this network manual and follow the instructions on chapters 3 and 4.
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