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 (
) 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.
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.
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
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
. After you have made equivalent changes on the router, the printer's Wi-Fi indicator light will return to
. Procedure: How to change security settings via the embedded web server
If you change your AP security settings frequently, this procedure is for you.
- Open your web browser application and enter the printer IP address into the web address field, i.e. http://ip_address.
- Click on Configuration.
- Click on Wireless.
- Enter the SSID, security type/encryption, and network key that will be used to configure the router.
- Click Submit.