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Wireless problem setup/ What is WEP?

Hi, I get as far as the HP Photosmart C7280 ALL-IN-ONE recognizing my router, then the machine asks me for a WEP KEY and I am sent to a keypad page, I have no Idea what it is asking for and have tried many different combinations of possibie keys, don't know what it is, so can't continue my setting up my laptop to the PHOTOSMART!!!

This is really NOT funny, Why can't this be more user friendly, so I can put the thing to the use it was intended?

Please tell me WHAT IS A WEP KEY??? HOW do I find a WEP KEY?? HELP ME SET THIS THING UP SO MY HUSBAND IS A HAPPY CAMPER, PLEASE???!!!

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  • janineh_9202 Jan 09, 2009

    this didn't work, I tried and this number was unacceptable, so I went to start and put in CMD, got a whole lot of messages after putting in arp, and ipconfig, but, not the right one, how do I know what number is to be used for the WEP KEY needed for all my wireless ID needs?

  • debbiejoi Mar 29, 2009

    I bought a photosmart c7280 printer and I am trying to connect it to my home wireless network. When I use the Network wireless wizard on the printer, it does locate my network. The problem I have is when I highlight my network name and push enter, it doesn't go to the input WEP key screen. It gives me the message: Error. Can not connect to the network. Unsupported authentication or security type. What does this mean. I have a D-link router that I have a 64 bit wep key enabled. On this particular router I can not change security type. Shared or open. I am assuming the default is open, but again when I set it up there was no place that asked me to choose.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    cannot get my HP printer to connect to my wireless network, continues to ask for wep key

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The WEP or WPA is the password to get onto the network. Think of the router as the doorman. The printer needs to get into the club so it needs the password otherwise it can't get access.
The WEP key and WPA passphrase are obtained from the wireless router or access point using the embedded web server on the router. See the documentation provided with your router to see how to access this information. Some routers provide more than one WEP key. Use the first WEP key if this is the case.

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It is the security key used for your wireless router.
When you set up any device to connect to the wireless router you will need it.You should be able to go on you computer,open internet explorer,and type 192.168.1.1 to get to your router page to see all the info needed.

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    Randy Hough Jan 09, 2009

    If you go to network and internet connections on your computer and right click on the local area connection and click status and then details,look for default gateway.That is the number need to get to the router page.you have to get to the router page for the WEP key

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Installing the HP All-in-One in a Wireless Network (Infrastructure Mode) Introduction This document contains instructions for installing the product in a wireless network using a wireless WLAN 802.11 router. Connecting network elements through an access point, such as a router, is referred to as setting up in an infrastructure network. NOTE: The solution to this issue includes instructions that might require navigating to another page on the HP Web site. HP recommends creating a bookmark to this page before clicking any links. Figure 1: Integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network setup wireless problem setup/ What is WEP? - c00718777.gif Installing the unit in an infrastructure network Follow these steps to connect the product to an integrated wireless WLAN network. Step one: Gather the necessary hardware and information Gather the following items and information.

  • A wireless 802.11 network that includes a wireless access point or router
  • A computer connected to the network
  • Internet access
  • A wireless HP product
  • The network name or Service Set Identifier (SSID)
  • If the network is using security, the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) passphrase NOTE: For help getting wireless network information, click here to go to the HP Network Assistant page. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the HP Network Assistant.
Step two: Connect to an integrated wireless WLAN 802.11 network
  1. Make sure that the Ethernet cable is disconnected from the product.
  2. Press the Setup button (c01395353.jpg ) on the control panel display.
  3. Press the down wireless problem setup/ What is WEP? - c00718778.gif(c00718778.gif ) to select Network , and then press OKwireless problem setup/ What is WEP? - c00718778.gifs="h_mi"> Press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select Wireless Setup Wizard , and then press OK Press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select the network name (SSID) found in Step one: Gather the necessary hardware and information, and then press OK
  4. Press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select Enter New Network Name (SSID) , and then press OK . The virtual keyboard, which appears on the control panel display, becomes available.
  5. Use the 4-way arrow button to type the SSID on the virtual keyboard. Select a letter or number on the virtual keyboard, and then press OK to select it. NOTE: Make sure that the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters are typed exactly as they appear in the SSID. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
  6. After the SSID has been cwireless problem setup/ What is WEP? - c00718778.gifss the 4-way arrow buttons to select Done on the virtual keyboard, and then press OK .
  7. Press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select Infrastructure , and then press OK .
  8. Press the down arrow button ( ) to select WEP encryption or WPA encryption , and then press OK . NOTE: If WEP encryption is not used, press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select No, my network does not use encryption , and then press OK . Proceed to step 7.
  • Type the WPA or WEP key when prompted to do so.
    1. Use the 4-way arrow button to type the WPA or WEP key on the virtual keyboard. Use the arrow keys to highlight a letter or number on the virtual keyboard, and then press OK to select it. NOTE: Make sure that the uppercase (capital) and lowercase (small) letters are typed exactly as they appear in the SSID. Otherwise, the wireless connection fails.
    2. After the WPA or WEP key has been completed, press the 4-way arrow buttons to select Done on the virtual keyboard.
    3. Press OK to confirm. NOTE: The product will attempt to connect to the netwowireless problem setup/ What is WEP? - c00718778.gifpan>Can not connect to network message appears, make sure that the network key is correct, follow the prompts to correct the key, and then try again.
  • Press the down arrow button (c00718778.gif ) to select Wireless Network Test . The wireless network test page prints. Figure 2: Wireless network test page c01405155.gif
  • Review the Recommendations section and make any appropriate changes.
  • After the product is connected to the network, install the HP software on each computer that uses the network.
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