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Setting the Wireless LAN Manually

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Selecting Wireless LAN

After you decide on wired or wireless LAN to connect the machine to the computer, select wired LAN or wireless LAN using the operation panel. Note that if you change the setting from ⋖Wired LAN⋗ to ⋖Wireless LAN⋗ or vice versa, you will need to uninstall MF Drivers installed on your computer and then reinstall them. For more information, see "MF Driver Installation Guide."

1. Tap ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Tap ⋖Network Settings⋗.

If the logon screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN using the numeric keys, and then press . For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

3. Tap ⋖Select Wired/Wireless LAN⋗.

4. Tap ⋖Wireless LAN⋗.

Setting Up Connection by Selecting a Wireless Router

You can search the wireless routers (or access points) available for connection and select one from the display of the machine. For the network key, enter a WEP key or PSK. Before selecting a wireless router, check and write down the required setup information, including the SSID and network key. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

Caution

Security settings

If the wireless connection is set up by selecting a wireless router, the WEP authentication method is set to ⋖Open System⋗ or the WPA/WPA2 encryption method is set to ⋖Auto⋗ (AES-CCMP or TKIP). If you want to select ⋖Shared Key⋗ for WEP authentication or ⋖AES-CCMP⋗ for WPA/WPA2 encryption, you need to set up the connection using the manual entry method. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

1. Tap ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Tap ⋖Network Settings⋗.

If the logon screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN using the numeric keys, and then press . For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

3. Tap ⋖Wireless LAN Settings⋗.

If the ⋖Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?⋗ message is displayed, tap ⋖Yes⋗.

4. Read the message that is displayed, and tap ⋖OK⋗.

5. Tap ⋖SSID Settings⋗.

6. Tap ⋖Select Access Point⋗.

The machine starts searching for available wireless routers.

If ⋖Cannot find the access point.⋗ is displayed, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

7. Select a wireless LAN router.

Tap the router whose SSID matches the one that you have written down.

To view details of security settings

Tap ⋖Details⋗ and select the wireless LAN router. To return to the original screen, tap ⋖Close⋗ twice, and then press .

If your wireless router is not found

Check whether the machine is properly installed and ready to connect to the network. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

8. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key using the numeric keys, and tap ⋖Apply⋗.
On how to enter text, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

WEP

WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

9. Tap ⋖Yes⋗.

If an error message is displayed during setup

Tap ⋖Close⋗, check whether the network key is correct, and return to step 5.

10. Check that the Wi-Fi indicator is blinking on the operation panel.

The Wi-Fi indicator blinks when a wireless router is detected.

When the setup is completed, the screen below is displayed, and approximately 2 seconds later, the Wi-Fi indicator lights up. Wait approximately 2 minutes (until the automatic settings of IP address and other items are complete).

Signal strength

When more than one wireless router is available for connection, the machine connects to the device with the strongest signal. Signal strength is measured using RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication).

You can set the IP address manually. [ Setting IP Addresses ]

Caution

Reducing power consumption

You can set the machine to enter ⋖Power Save Mode⋗ based on signals emitted from the wireless router. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

If the IP address of the machine has changed

In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine may be changed automatically. If this happens, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and the computer belong to the same subnet.

Setting Up Connection by Specifying Detailed Settings

If you want to specify the security settings in detail or cannot establish the wireless connection using the other procedures, manually enter all the required information for the wireless LAN connection. Before specifying detailed settings, check and write down the required information, including the SSID, network key, and wireless security protocols. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

1. Tap ⋖Menu⋗ in the Home screen.

2. Tap ⋖Network Settings⋗.

If the logon screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN using the numeric keys, and then press . For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

3. Tap ⋖Wireless LAN Settings⋗.

If the ⋖Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?⋗ message is displayed, tap ⋖Yes⋗.

4. Read the message that is displayed, and tap ⋖OK⋗.

5. Select ⋖SSID Settings⋗⋖Enter Manually⋗.

6. Enter the SSID that you have written down.

Enter the SSID using the numeric keys, and tap ⋖Apply⋗.
On how to enter text, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

7. Specify the security settings based on the information that you have written down.

If you do not need to specify the security settings, tap ⋖None⋗.

7-A. Using WEP

7-A-1. Tap ⋖WEP⋗.

7-A-2. Select an authentication method.

⋖Open System⋗

Sets open system authentication, which is also called "open authentication."

⋖Shared Key⋗

Uses the WEP key as a password.

When ⋖Open System⋗ is selected

When connecting to a wireless LAN, the machine experiences an authentication error if the shared key authentication is set on the wireless router. If this happens, the machine automatically changes the setting to ⋖Shared Key⋗ and retries the connection.

7-A-3. Tap ⋖Edit WEP Key⋗.

7-A-4. Select the WEP key(1 to 4) you want to edit.

Up to four WEP keys can be registered.

7-A-5. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key using the numeric keys, and tap ⋖Apply⋗.

7-A-6. Tap ⋖Select WEP Key⋗.

7-A-7. Tap the WEP key you have edited.

7-B. Using WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

7-B-1. Tap ⋖WPA/WPA2-PSK⋗.

7-B-2. Select an encryption method.

⋖Auto⋗

Sets the machine to automatically select AES-CCMP or TKIP to match the setting of the wireless router.

⋖AES-CCMP⋗

Sets AES-CCMP as the encryption method.

7-B-3. Enter the network key that you have written down.

Enter the network key using the numeric keys, and tap ⋖Apply⋗.

8. Tap ⋖Yes⋗.

If an error message is displayed during setup

Tap ⋖Close⋗, check whether the specified settings are correct, and return to step 5.

9. Check that the Wi-Fi indicator is blinking on the operation panel.

The Wi-Fi indicator blinks when a wireless router is detected.

When the setup is completed, the screen below is displayed, and approximately 2 seconds later, the Wi-Fi indicator lights up. Wait approximately 2 minutes (until the automatic settings of IP address and other items are complete).

Signal strength

When more than one wireless router is available for connection, the machine connects to the device with the strongest signal. Signal strength is measured using RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication).

You can set the IP address manually. [ Setting IP Addresses ]

Caution

Reducing power consumption

You can set the machine to enter ⋖Power Save Mode⋗ based on signals emitted from the wireless router. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.

If the IP address of the machine has changed

In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine may be changed automatically. If this happens, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and the computer belong to the same subnet.

Viewing Network Settings

Caution

The IP address is not correctly configured if it is displayed as "0.0.0.0".
Connecting the machine to a switching hub or bridge may result in a connection failure even when the IP address is correctly configured. This problem can be solved by setting a certain interval before the machine starts communicating. For details, see the "e-Manual" (HTML manual) in the DVD-ROM supplied with the machine.
You can print a list of the current network settings. [ Printing Reports and Lists ]

Viewing IPv4 Settings

⋖Network Information⋗⋖IPv4⋗Select the setting to viewCheck the settings

Viewing IPv6 Settings

⋖Network Information⋗⋖IPv6⋗Select the setting to viewCheck the settings

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