802.11 Wireless settings

802.11 Wireless settings

Wireless status, configuration parameters and error messages are listed in 802.11 Wireless settings.

802.11 Wireless settings
Current 802.11 wireless configuration status.
Ready: A wireless connection to the network is established.

Infrastructure Mode: Associated with an access point and authenticated on the network.

Ad Hoc Mode: Wireless communications established directly with other network devices (access points are not used in this mode).
Initializing: The print server is booting up, performing self-tests, and verifying internal communications.
Scanning: The print server is scanning for the specified network. The following status or error messages can display:

Infrastructure Mode: The print server is scanning on all channels for a network (access point) with the specified SSID.

Ad Hoc Mode: The print server is scanning on all channels for a network with the specified SSID, or has created a workgroup to which no one has joined.
Error: A wireless connection error has occurred that prevents association or authentication with an access point (infrastructure mode), or prevents a connection to an ad hoc network. The following status or error messages can display.
Status/Error Messages

NO SIGNAL DETECTED: (Infrastructure Mode only) The print server did not find an access point and did not detect a radio signal.

SCANNING FOR SSID: The print server is scanning on all channels for devices on the specified SSID. Check your specified SSID, or check the status of the access point (Infrastructure mode) or other wireless devices.

The print server continues to scan for the specified SSID.

AUTHENTICATION IN PROGRESS: Link-level authentication is in progress. In Infrastructure mode, server-based authentication might also be in progress.

AUTHENTICATION FAILED. The HP Jetdirect print server cannot access the network because of an authentication error. The error depends on the authentication method used. Verify the authentication method using the “Authentication Type” field.

ENCRYPTION REQUIRED: Encryption is required on this network, but encryption is not enabled on the HP Jetdirect print server. Verify encryption configuration.
Communication Mode
Wireless network topology configured on the HP Jetdirect print server:
Infrastructure: Wireless connection to an access point (gateway, bridge, base station) that receives and forwards network traffic between all network nodes.
Ad Hoc: A direct wireless peer-to-peer connection to all network nodes, without routing through an access point.
Network Name (SSID)
Name of the network (service set identifier) to which the print server is connected.
Signal Strength (1–5)
Strength of the radio signal received by the print server:
Level 1(Poor)
Levels 2 and 3 (Marginal)
Level 4 (Good)
Level 5 (Excellent)
No Signal: Level 0 (No radio signal detected on any channel)
<blank>: No radio signal detected while the print server is scanning.
Not Applicable: Signal strength is not applicable when the print server is in ad hoc mode.
Access Point / BSSID
Basic service set identifier (BSSID) is a 6-byte number that distinguishes one wireless LAN (WLAN) from another, even if they have the same network name (SSID).
Infrastructure Mode: The MAC address or name of the access point to which the HP Jetdirect wireless print server is connected.
Ad Hoc Mode: A random number or name generated by the initiator of the ad hoc network.
Radio frequency channel that the print server sensed and configured for communication on the network. Because it was automatically sensed from the network, this channel can be different than the user-configured channel, which is only used for broadcasts if the specified network/SSID is not found.
Channel number values 1 through14 might display. The allowed channels are country/region-dependent.
Encryption Type
Specifies the level of encryption configured on the HP Jetdirect print server.
No Security (Open System): Positive validation of a device’s identification is not required for network access unless the network requires EAP authentication. An authentication failure can indicate that an EAP authentication server has rejected network access.
WEP: Each device on the network is configured with a shared secret WEP key which is required to gain access to the network. Authentication failures for the HP Jetdirect print server can arise if the installed key is faulty, or the wrong key is active, when multiple keys are configured and stored on the print server.
WPA: For enhanced security, Wi-Fi protected access using a pre-shared key is configuredd. The pre-shared key is generated by the print server through a user-specified network passphrase configured on the print server.
HP Jetdirect Print Servers 802.11 Wireless settings