Basic Network Settings (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw)
Article ID: ART142025 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 12/09/2015
 

Description

Basic Network Settings (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw)

Solution

Connecting to a Network

When connecting the machine to a wired or wireless local area network (LAN), you need to set an IP address unique to the selected network. Select "wired" or "wireless" depending on your communication environment and networking devices. For specific IP address settings, contact your Internet service provider or network administrator.

IMPORTANT
If the machine is connected to an unsecured network, your personal information might be leaked to a third party.

NOTE
  • The machine cannot connect to wired and wireless LANs at the same time.
  • The machine does not come with a LAN cable or router. Have them ready as necessary.
  • For more information on your networking devices, see the instruction manuals for the devices or contact your manufacturer.


Before You Start

Follow these steps to connect the machine to a network.

1. Check your computer settings.
  • Make sure that the computer is correctly connected to the network. For more information, see the instruction manuals for the devices you are using, or contact the device manufacturers.
  • Make sure that the network settings have been completed on the computer. If the network has not been set up properly, you will not be able to use the machine on the network, even if you perform the rest of the procedure below.
NOTE:
- Depending on the network, you may need to change settings for the communication method (half-duplex/full-duplex) or the Ethernet type (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX). For more information, contact your Internet service provider or network administrator.

2. Select wired or wireless LAN.

3. Connect to a wired or wireless LAN.
  • Proceed to the section that corresponds to the setting you selected in step 2.

4. Set the IP address as necessary.
  • This step is required when you want to assign a specific IP address to the machine or change the dynamic IP addressing protocol from the default DHCP.

Selecting Wired LAN or Wireless LAN

After you decide on wired or wireless LAN to connect the machine to the computer, select wired LAN or wireless LAN using the operation panel. Note that if you change the setting from <Wired LAN> to <Wireless LAN> or vice versa, you will need to uninstall MF Drivers installed on your computer and then reinstall them.

1. Press [ ].

2. Use [ ] / [ ] to select <Network Settings>, and press [ ].

  • If the logon screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN using the numeric keys, and then press [ ].

3. Select <Select Wired/Wireless LAN> and press [ ].

4. Select <Wired LAN> or <Wireless LAN> and press [ ].


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5. Press [ ].

Connecting to a Wired LAN

Connect the machine to a computer via a router. Use a LAN cable to connect the machine to the router.

NOTE
If you have been using a wireless LAN connection until now, change the connection method to <Wired LAN>.

1. Connect a LAN cable.
  • Connect the machine to a router by using a LAN cable.
  • Push the connector in until it clicks into place.


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2. Wait approximately 2 minutes.
  • While you wait, the IP address is set automatically.
NOTE
You can set the IP address manually.

Connecting to a Wireless LAN

Wireless routers (or access points) connect the machine to a computer via radio waves. If your wireless router is equipped with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), configuring your network is automatic and easy. If your networking devices do not support automatic configuration, or if you want to specify authentication and encryption settings in detail, you need to manually set up the connection. Make sure that your computer is correctly connected to the network.

IMPORTANT
  • Risk of information leak
Use wireless LAN connection at your own discretion and at your own risk. If the machine is connected to an unsecured network, your personal information might be leaked to a third party because radio waves used in wireless communication can go anywhere nearby, even beyond walls.
  • Wireless LAN security
The wireless LAN security that is supported by the machine is listed below. For the wireless security compatibility of your wireless router, see the instruction manuals for your networking devices or contact your manufacturer.
- 128 (104)/64 (40) bit WEP
- WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES-CCMP)
- WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES-CCMP)

NOTE
Required devices for wireless LAN connection
- The machine does not come with a wireless router. Have the router ready as necessary.
- The wireless router must conform to IEEE 802.11b/g/n and be able to communicate in 2.4 GHz bandwidth. For more information, see the instruction manuals for your networking devices or contact your manufacturer.


Setting Up Connection Using WPS

When using WPS, two modes are available: push button mode and PIN code mode.

  • Push Button Mode
Find the WPS mark shown below on the package of your wireless router. Also make sure that there is a WPS button on your networking device.

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  • PIN Code Mode
Some WPS routers do not support the push button mode. If WPS PIN code mode is mentioned on the package or in the instruction manuals of your networking device, set up the connection by entering the PIN code.
NOTE
If the wireless router is set to use WEP authentication, you may not be able to set up connection using WPS.


Manually Setting Up Connection

When manually setting up a wireless connection, you can either select a wireless router or manually enter the required information. Regardless of the method, make sure that you have the required setup information, including the SSID and network key.

  • Selecting a Wireless Router
Select this setup option if you need to manually set up the connection but want to complete the setup as easily as possible.

  • Manually Entering the Setup Information
If you want to specify security settings in detail, such as authentication and encryption settings, manually enter the SSID and network key to set up the connection.

Viewing Network Settings

NOTE
  • The IP address is not correctly configured if it is displayed as "0.0.0.0".
  • Connecting the machine to a switching hub or bridge may result in a connection failure even when the IP address is correctly configured. This problem can be solved by setting a certain interval before the machine starts communicating.
  • You can print a list of the current network settings.


Viewing IPv4 Settings

[ ](Status Monitor)
<Network Information>
[ ]
<IPv4>
[ ]
Select the setting to view
[ ]


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Viewing IPv6 Settings

[ ](Status Monitor)
<Network Information>
[ ]
<IPv6>
[ ]
Select the setting to view
[ ]


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Testing the Network Connection

1. Press [ ].

2. Use [ ] / [ ] to select <Network Settings>, and press [ ].
  • If the logon screen appears, enter the correct ID and PIN using the numeric keys, and then press [ ].

3. Select <TCP/IP Settings>
<IPv4 Settings>
<PING Command>.

4. Enter the IP address of another device on the network and press <Apply>.


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  • If a proper connection has been established, the result is displayed as shown above.


Setting IP Addresses (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw) Setting the Wireless LAN Using WPS (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw) Setting the Wireless LAN Manually (MF8580Cdw/MF8280Cw)

SIMS Doc Id

8201751600