Checking the Access Point Name or Network Key
Article ID: ART171135 | Date published: 07/24/2018 | Date last updated: 07/25/2018
 

Description

Checking the Access Point Name or Network Key

Solution

When manually setting up a wireless connection, you need to specify the SSID and network key of your wireless router. The SSID and network key may be indicated on these networking devices. Check your devices and write down the necessary information before setting up the connection. For more information, see the instruction manuals for your networking devices or contact your manufacturer.
SSIDA name given for identifying a specific wireless LAN. Some other terms used for SSID include "access point name" and "network name."
Network KeyA keyword or password used for encrypting data or authenticating a network. Some other terms used for network key include "encryption key," "WEP key," "WPA/WPA2 passphrase," and "preshared key (PSK)."
Wireless Security Protocols (Authentication/Encryption)When manually setting up a wireless connection by specifying detailed settings, you need to specify security settings. Check the following information:

  • Security types (WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)

  • Authentication method (Open System/Shared Key)

  • Encryption method (TKIP/AES-CCMP)
  • Checking the SSID and Network Key from a Computer
    The SSID or the network key may have been changed. If you do not know the SSID or the network key, you can check them by using the "Canon MF/LBP Wireless Setup Assistant." Download the "Canon MF/LBP Wireless Setup Assistant" from the Canon website (http://www.canon.com/), and start it up from a computer connected to a wireless LAN.
    NOTE
    • If no access point is displayed on the screen after startup of the "Canon MF/LBP Wireless Setup Assistant," check if the setup is completed both on the computer and the wireless LAN router.


    SIMS Doc Id

    8203926500