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Conecting my Brother Wireless Printer

I purchased a Brother Wireless Printer, Model MFC-490. The instructions for the wireless connection state that I must confirm the network environment (Infrastructure Mode). I have a Linksys Model WRT546 (or "G"). I must know if my routher /access point supports SecureEsySetup, Wi-FI Protected Setup or AOSS--all Greek to me. Further information needed: Network name, WEB key or WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared key). Also:
SSID or Network
Authentication (Open System or Shared Key)/Encryption Type (None or WEP) +WEP Key if needed
Since I no longer have the manual that came with the router I don't know how or where to find this information.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Hello....I'll try and help you make a start.

1. To find the settings you need to set up your printer, you will need to login to your router. Open a web browser, as if to view a web page, but instead type http://192.168.1.1 into the address bar at the top.

2. If successful, you are prompted for a username and password. If you have not changed these, leave username blank , and enter password: admin. Otherwise, please enter the password you have set.

3. If you log in successfully, you should see the Linksys router configuration screen.

Select the Wireless tab, and go to ‘Basic Wireless Settings’ > Wireless network. You should see here your SSID or Wireless Network Name, as required for your printer setup.

4. Go to ‘Wireless Security’. If the ‘Security Mode’ is set to ‘Disabled’, your system is Open or unsecured: your encryption type will be ‘None’.

If, however, it is set to WEP, your WEP key should be shown below. If it is set to WPA-Personal or similar, your WPA Shared Key should be shown below. This is the key described in your posting as the WPA2-PSK or Pre-Shared Key: it is also known as the network key, security key, or passphrase.

I think this covers all the settings mentioned in your posting. For further information, SecureEasySetup, AOSS and WPS/Wi-fi Protected Setup are shortcut methods to enable security on your router. Recent versions of your router model support SecureEasySetup.

You can download a copy of the manual for your router from the Linksys site: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WRT54G/download
(You will need to check your router label for the correct version number.)

I hope this helps. This advice is based on the Linksys WRT54G user manual. However, please come back to Fixya if this is not clear or does not work for you.


Posted on Jan 19, 2009

  • eecom Jan 19, 2009

    ...and one more item for you: your network environment is 'infrastructure'. Good luck.

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