address to itself.
BOOTP: Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) is an Internet protocol that enables a device
to discover its own IP address, the IP address of a BOOTP server on the network,
and a file to be loaded into memory to boot the machine. This enables the device
to boot without requiring a hard or floppy disk drive.
Broadcast packet: A packet sent from one device on a network to all devices on the
Channel: One of several pre-set frequencies at which 802.11b-enabled devices
communicate in order to reduce interference. The number of channels available
varies by country/region.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): A protocol used to automatically
assign an IP address to each device on a network.
EAP: Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is a general protocol for
authentication that also supports multiple authentication methods, such as token
cards, one-time passwords, certificates, and public key authentication.
Encryption: A network security that encodes the data sent across a wireless network
making the data unintelligible to eavesdroppers. The printer supports
Encryption keys: A sequence of characters or digits that a wireless device uses to
encode data. Encryption keys can be static (as they are in
) or dynamic (as
they are in
Ethernet: A popular form of wired computer networking for Local Area Networks.
Ethernet cable: There are two types of Ethernet cables. A straight-through cable is
the most common and is used to connect devices on a network to a hub or router.
A crossover cable is used to connect two devices that have Ethernet ports but that
are not hubs or routers. Use a CAT-5 cable with an RJ-45 plug to connect the printer
to an Ethernet network.
Firewall: A combination of hardware and software tools that protects a network from
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