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Setting a Wireless LAN Manually

Two methods are available: checking the SSID, network key, etc. to select a connectable wireless LAN router to set, or entering all required security settings.
If wireless LAN has not been selected as the connection method for the machine, refer to Changing to a Wireless LAN Connection and set this in advance.

Selecting and setting a wireless LAN router

NOTE
Information required for settings
SSID
Network key
* For details on how to check the SSID and network key, see the instruction manual of the device. They might also be indicated on the wireless LAN router.
Security settings
If you select and set a wireless LAN router, the WEP authentication method is set to <Open System> and the WPA/WPA2 encryption method is set to <Auto> (AES-CCMP or TKIP). To select <Shared Key> as the WEP authentication method, or to specify <AES-CCMP> as the WPA/WPA2 encryption method, see Entering all settings.
1
Select <Menu> in the Home Screen.
2
Select <Preferences>  <Network>.
If a login screen appears,
3
Select <Wireless LAN Settings>.
If <Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?> appears, select <Yes>.
4
Check the message and then select <OK>.
5
Select <SSID Settings>  <Select Access Point>.
The machine searches for connectable wireless LAN routers.
If a message is displayed indicating that no access point was found, check if it is possible to connect to the wireless LAN. Connecting to a Wireless LAN
6
Select the wireless LAN router.
Select the router whose SSID matches the one that you wrote down, and then select <Next>  <OK>.
If you cannot find the wireless LAN router you want to connect to,
7
Enter the network key you wrote down, and then select <Apply>.
8
Select <Yes>.
If an error message is displayed while making settings, select <Close>, check that the network key is correct, and then start again from step 5.
9
Wait until <Connected.> is displayed.
10
Select <Close>.
Wait a few minutes for the IP address, etc. to be set automatically.
NOTE
If the machine's IP address has been changed
In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine might be changed automatically. However, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and computer are on the same subnet.
If there are multiple wireless LAN routers that can be connected
Connect to the device with the strongest signal strength (RSSI).

Entering all settings

NOTE
Information required for settings
SSID
Network key
Security standard
Authentication/encryption method
*For details on how to check the SSID and network key, refer to the instruction manual of the device. It might also be indicated on the wireless LAN router.
1
Select <Menu> in the Home Screen.
2
Select <Preferences>  <Network>.
If a login screen appears,
3
Select <Wireless LAN Settings>.
If <Do you want to enable the wireless LAN?> appears, select <Yes>.
4
Check the message and then select <OK>.
5
Select <SSID Settings>  <Enter Manually>.
6
Enter the SSID you wrote down and then select <Apply>.
7
Make the security settings based on the information you wrote down.
To not set security, select <None>.
Using WEP,
Using WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK,
8
Select <Yes>.
If an error message is displayed while making settings, select <Close>, check if the network key is correct, and then start again from step 5.
9
Wait until <Connected.> is displayed.
10
Select <Close>.
Wait a few minutes for the IP address, etc. to be set automatically.
NOTE
If the IP address of the machine has been changed
In a DHCP environment, the IP address of the machine might be changed automatically. However, the connection is maintained as long as the machine and computer are on the same subnet.
If there are multiple wireless LAN routers that can be connected
Connect to the device with the strongest signal strength (RSSI).