What information do I need to install my Wi-Fi enabled Printer / All-In-One on my wireless network?

You will need to know the following:

  • SSID (network name)
    The SSID (Service Set Identification) is the name of the wireless network that is set up on your router or access point.
  • WEP key or WPA Passphrase
    This is the network security password.

You will need to know the name of your network (SSID) and Security Key/Passphrase before you install the printer software. This information is stored in your network's router, and may have been entered when the router was first set up.

If you don't have this information, contact the person who set up your network before you begin. Alternatively, contact the manufacturer of your wireless access point/router. You may be able to log onto the router from your computer and check its setup screens. Your router's instruction manual or the manufacturer should be able to provide help with this.


WEP: You should also write down whether the WEP key is in ASCII or hexadecimal format.

  • If the WEP key is 5 or 13 characters, it's ASCII.
  • If the WEP key is 10 or 26 characters, it's hexadecimal.
  • If your router gives you a choice of WEP keys to use, note which one is currently active. Usually the first WEP key is active, unless you've selected a different one.

WPA: If your WPA passphrase contains uppercase or lowercase letters, be sure to note them correctly.

The printer supports the following wireless security modes: WEP 64, WEP 128, and WPA-PSK.