Network name: A network name is an alphanumeric, case-sensitive character string
that provides basic access control to a wireless network. A network name is also
known as a “Service Set Identifier (SSID).”
Packet: A message sent from one device on a network to other devices on the
Protocol: A language that devices on a network use to communicate with each other.
A popular network protocol is TCP/IP.
RJ-45: The type of plug at the end of an Ethernet cable.
Router: A complex networking device that directs packets from one network to
another network. A router can act as a gateway between a LAN and the Internet.
Static IP address: An IP address that is manually assigned to a device on a network.
A static IP address remains fixed until changed manually. Alternative methods for
assigning IP address are DHCP and AutoIP.
Subnet: A small network that acts as part of a large network. It is recommended that
the printer and the computers that use the printer all be on the same subnet.
Subnet mask: A number that identifies the IP addresses that belong to a subnet.
Switch: A network device that manages network traffic in order to minimize collisions
and maximize speed.
TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the network
communication protocol used on the Internet. The printer's built-in networking
feature supports LANs that use TCP/IP.
TKIP: Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is an encryption method used in
Unicast packet: A packet sent from one device on a network to another device on
WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) provides security by encrypting data sent
over radio waves from one wireless device to another wireless device. WEP
encodes the data sent across the network making the data unintelligible to
eavesdroppers. Only devices that share the same WEP settings as the printer will
be able to communicate with the printer. WEP depends on encryption keys that are
static and provides less security than
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WEP key: A WEP key, or encryption key, is a sequence of alphanumeric characters
or hexadecimal digits. After creating a WEP key, you must remember it or store it
in a secure location. You may not be able to retrieve the WEP key if you lose it. A
WEP key is either 64 or 128 bits long. The first 24 bits of the key are provided
automatically. When creating the WEP key, the person creating the key provides
the remaining bits (40 bits in the case of a 64-bit key, or 104 bits in the case of a
Wireless Access Point (WAP): A Wireless Access Point (WAP) is a device through
which devices (for example, computers and printers) on an infrastructure wireless
network communicate with one another. A WAP is also called a base station.
Wireless profile: A wireless profile is a collection of wireless network settings that
applies to a particular wireless network. For example, a wireless LAN card can have
one profile for a home network and another profile for an office network. When
installing a device on a network, be sure to select the appropriate profile.
WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) provides security by encrypting data sent over
radio waves from one wireless device to another wireless device and by controlling
access to network resources through authentication protocols. Only devices that
share the same WPA settings as the printer will be able to communicate with the
printer. WPA uses encryption keys that change frequently. WPA provides better