When the Machine Cannot Connect to the Wireless LAN (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw)
Article ID: ART142010 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

When the Machine Cannot Connect to the Wireless LAN (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw)

Solution

Checking Network Connections

Check the following items to make sure that the machine is ready to be connected to a network.
1. Check the status of the computer.
  • Have the settings for the computer and the wireless router been completed?
  • Are the cables (power cable or network cables) for the wireless router connected properly?
  • Is the wireless router turned ON?

If you cannot connect to the network even after checking:
  • Turn OFF each device and turn each one back ON.
  • Wait a few moments, and reconnect to the network.

2. Check if the machine is turned ON.
  • When the power is already turned ON, turn the power OFF and turn it back ON.

3. Check the installation sites for the machine and the wireless router.
  • Is the distance between the machine and the wireless router close enough to communicate?
  • Isnt there any obstacle, such as a wall, between the machine and the wireless router?
  • Isnt there any electronic device, such as a microwave or a digital cordless phone, that emits electronic wave?

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4. Specify the settings again.

Check the settings of the wireless router.

If one of followings is the case:
  • Deny ANY*: Enabled
  • <Select WEP Key>: A wrong WEP key is selected from <WEP Key 1> to <WEP Key 4>.
  • WEP key (hexadecimal): Automatically generated by the wireless router.
* A function that makes the wireless router deny a connection when another devices SSID is set to "Any" or "Empty."


If one of following is the case, change the settings of the wireless router.
  • The MAC address f ltering: Enabled
  • An encryption method only when communicating using IEEE 802.11n: WEP or TKIP
  • Stealth function*: Enabled* A function that makes SSIDs of the wireless router invisible on other devices.
* A function that makes SSIDs of the wireless router invisible on other devices.

For the operation method of the wireless router, see the instruction manual of the wireless router, or contact the manufacturer.


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SIMS Doc Id

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