Preparations for Direct Connection

Enable the Direct Connection function on the machine. If the machine is not connected to a network, you need to check the Network Connection Type settings.

Enabling the Direct Connection Function

This section describes how to configure the settings using Remote UI from a computer.
On the control panel, select [Menu] in the [Home] screen, and then select [Preferences] to configure the settings. [Direct Connection Settings]
Administrator privileges are required. The machine must be restarted to apply the settings.
Log in to Remote UI in System Manager Mode. Starting Remote UI
On the Portal page of Remote UI, click [Settings/Registration]. Portal Page of Remote UI
Click [Network Settings] [Direct Connection Settings] [Edit].
The [Edit Direct Connection Settings] screen is displayed.
Select the [Use Direct Connection] checkbox.
Configure the Direct Connection function, as needed.
When connecting multiple mobile devices at the same time, you must specify the SSID and network key.
To Terminate the Connection Automatically
Select the [Terminate Direct Connection Session] checkbox, and enter the time period of the direct connection until it is terminated. When multiple mobile devices are connected, they will be disconnected after the time period elapses since the last started connection.
To Change the IP Address for Connection
In [IP Address for Direct Connection], enter any IP address.
To specify the SSID and Network Key (When Connecting Multiple Mobile Devices at the Same Time)
By default, the SSID and network key of the machine are automatically assigned a random character string each time direct connection is performed.
To specify the SSID and network key manually, in [Access Point Mode Settings], select the [Specify SSID to Use] or [Specify Network Key to Use] checkbox, and enter an SSID or network key using single-byte alphanumeric characters.
To Allow Mobile Devices to Always Connect to the Machine
By default, you must use the control panel to put the machine into waiting state when you want to establish a direct connection.
To allow mobile devices to always connect to the machine, in [Access Point Mode Settings], specify the SSID and network key, and select the [Always Keep Enabled If SSID/Network Key Is Specified] checkbox in [Keep Connection Enabled].
Click [OK].
Restart the machine. Restarting the Machine
The settings are applied.

Checking the Network Connection Type of the Machine

If the machine is not connected to a network (wired or wireless LAN), check that the network connection type is set to wired LAN.
If the machine is connected to a network, you do not have to check this.
On the control panel, press [Status Monitor] in the [Home] screen or other location. [Home] Screen
The [Status Monitor] screen is displayed.
Press [Network Information] [Network Connection Type].
The [Network Connection Type] screen is displayed.
Check that [Wired LAN] is displayed.
If the connection type is set to wired LAN, you can establish a direct connection even if the machine is not connected to a network.
When [Wireless LAN] Is Displayed in [Connection Type]
When the machine is not connected to a wireless LAN, a direct connection cannot be established. Connect the machine to a wireless LAN or switch the connection type to wired LAN.
Connecting to a Wireless LAN
Selecting Wired or Wireless LAN