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You can use HP Jetdirect wired/wireless print servers in a wired or wireless networking environment. To specify the connection type, see Misc. Settings .

Use the Wireless pages to create or change your wireless network configuration parameters for your IEEE 802.11 wireless Ethernet connection.

The configuration parameters are summarized in Wireless configuration parameters.

The Wireless page displays all wireless configuration parameters required to make a wireless connection to your network. Click Apply to set, or Cancel to ignore, your configuration entries. To reset to factory-default values, click Restore Defaults.

Alternatively, you can click the Wireless Wizard button in the General section of the Wireless page to configure your wireless network connection. This launches a configuration wizard that guides you through the required 802.11 wireless configuration parameters and, depending on your choices, bypasses unnecessary parameters.

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If you improperly exit the wizard, for example by failing to use the Cancel button, an Operation Failed screen might appear. If so, wait approximately two minutes before restarting the wizard.

An HP Jetdirect wireless print server with factory-default settings (ad hoc mode) is easily accessible by unauthorized clients. Therefore, do not turn on a print server with factory default settings any longer than necessary. Ensure that you verify any configuration settings.

Wireless configuration parameters
Network Name (SSID)
Select a network name that the HP Jetdirect print server connects to from the Existing wireless network list, or, provide a network name in the Enter a Network Name field. The network name is also called the service set identifier (SSID) and identifies the extended service set (ESS) that is normally associated with larger infrastructure mode networks. The print server lists the detected SSIDs.
An empty (or blank) SSID field is accepted, for example, on networks that rely on signal strength, encryption and authentication methods to control network access.
The factory-default SSID configured on the HP Jetdirect print server is “hpsetup”. To initially communicate with the print server, your wireless computer’s SSID must also be “hpsetup”.
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The SSID characters are case sensitive. Ensure you use the appropriate lowercase or uppercase characters.

Click this button to refresh the list of network names detected by the print server.
Ad Hoc Network (peer-to-peer)
Wireless communication topology in which the wireless devices on a network communicate directly with each other. Access points are not used. Other terms used for ad hoc include independent basic service set (IBSS), and computer-to-computer mode.
The factory-default mode configured on the HP Jetdirect print server is ad hoc. To initially communicate with the print server, your wireless computer must be set up for ad hoc.
(Ad hoc mode only) Identifies the radio frequency that the print server uses to broadcast its availability if it fails to associate with the specified ad hoc network on any channel.
By factory default, channel 11 (2462 MHz) is used. However, channel 10 (2457 MHz) is also available.
The factory-default mode configured on the HP Jetdirect print server is ad hoc. To initially communicate with the print server, your wireless computer must be set up for ad hoc.
No Security
(No encryption or authentication. Open system.) Your wireless network does not require device authentication or security to access the network. However, your network might still use WEP encryption keys for data privacy.
(Requires a WEP key.) Each device on your wireless network uses a shared encryption key (a shared password value) for network access and communications. Each device on the network must use the same key. The HP Jetdirect print server supports IEEE 802.11 wired equivalent privacy (WEP) keys for encrypted network communications. If you select WEP encryption, you must configure one or more WEP keys. Provide the following if you select WEP:

Authentication — Select Open System authentication if your wireless network does not require authentication for network access. (Your network might use WEP encryption keys for data security.) Select Shared Key authentication if your network requires that each device be configured with the same WEP key for network access. Choose Auto to automatically select open or shared.

WEP Key — The WEP key format is programmatically determined and validated using either alphanumeric ASCII (8-bit) characters or hexadecimal (4-bit) digits.

Key Index — Specify the WEP key index position (1, 2, 3, 4) that the print server uses for encrypted communications.
WPA (WiFi Protected Access)
Your network uses WPA. Choose WPA – Personal, which uses a pre-shared key typically generated by a passphrase. Or, select WPA – Enterprise which is commonly used in enterprise-level networks. A dedicated server verifies the identity of a user or device requesting access to the network before granting that access.
Select the WPA Version (Auto, WPA, or WPA-2), and then select the Encryption, using Auto, advanced encryption standard (AES), or temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP).
WPA — Personal
Choose WPA– Personal, which uses a pre-shared key typically generated by a passphrase.
Enter the Passphrase to use when generating the pre-shared key for WPA — Personal authentication on your network. A passphrase must be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters in the hexadecimal range 21 through 7E (characters 0–9, a–z, A–Z and numerous special characters including !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, (, ), _, +, =, −, {, }, [, ], , /, “, <, >, ?, “, ‘, ˜).
WPA — Enterprise
Select WPA — Enterprise security if your network uses WPA with EAP/802.1x authentication. This type of security utilizes a central authentication server, such as RADIUS, to authenticate users on the network. For WPA — Enterprise, the HP Jetdirect print server supports these server-based authentication protocols: LEAP PEAP EAP-TLS. Provide the following if you select WPA — Enterprise:

Enabled Protocols: Select LEAP, PEAP, or EAP-TLS. LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol) is a proprietary protocol from Cisco Systems that uses passwords for mutual authentication (the client and the server authenticate each other). PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) is a mutual authentication protocol that uses digital certificates for server authentication and passwords for client authentication. For additional security, the authentication exchanges are encapsulated within TLS (Transport Level Security). EAP-TLS (EAP using Transport Level Security) is a mutual authentication protocol based on digital certificates.

User Name: Enter an EAP/802.1X user name, which cannot exceed 128 characters, for this device. The default user name is the default host name of the print server, NPIxxxxxx, where xxxxxx are the last six digits of the LAN hardware (MAC) address.

Password and Confirm Password: Enter an EAP/802.1X user password (up to 128 characters) for this device and then confirm the password by entering it again.

Server ID: Specify the Server ID validation string identifying and validating the authentication server. This string is specified on the digital certificate issued by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) for the authentication server. The entry can be a partial string unless you select Require Exact Match.

Encryption Strength: Specify the minimum encryption strength to use during communications with the authentication server. You can select Low, Medium, or High encryption strength. For each encryption strength, ciphers are specified to identify the weakest cipher allowed.

Jetdirect Certificate: A self-signed HP Jetdirect certificate is preinstalled and used to validate the identity of the HP Jetdirect device to clients and to network authentication servers. This allows the embedded Web server to use HTTPS and appear as a secure site when accessed by a Web browser. Click Configure to update the certificate or install a new one.

CA Certificate: To validate the authentication server’s identity, a CA (or Root) certificate must be installed on the print server. This CA certificate must be issued by the Certificate Authority who signed the authentication server’s certificate. Click Configure to configure or install a CA certificate.
Restore Defaults
Click this button to restore 802.1X configuration settings to factory default values.
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