Using a wireless network(windows/clx- 3175fw only), Checking your network environments, Using a wireless network(windows/clx-3175fw only) – Samsung CLX-3175FN User Manual

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You must set up the network protocols on your machine to use it on your

network. This chapter will show you how this is easily accomplished.

Before starting, please locate the USB cable and the Printer Software

Installation CD-ROM provided with your machine (;printer).
You may need to contact a network administrator or the person who has set

up your wireless network for information regarding the configuration.

Checking your network environments

IP address

Every device in a network is identified by a unique numerical address

called an IP Address. Your machine came with a default IP address of, and you can verify this by printing out a Network

Configuration Report. In most cases a new IP address will be

automatically assigned by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration

Protocol Server) located on the network. In a few situations the IP

address must be set manually. This is called a static IP and is often

required in corporate Intranets for security reasons. We have provided

an easy to use utility program on the Printer Software CD-ROM named

SetIP that can change the address for you. If your machine has a control

panel, you may also change the IP address using the control panel. In

an office environment, we recommend that you contact a network

administrator to set this address for you.

Wireless Networks

Infrastructure mode

An Infrastructure mode network is the most common wireless

network configuration in a home or office consisting of a wireless

router, or an access point, that connects all the computers and other

networked devices into a common local area network (LAN).

The access point provides a special high speed connection to a

Cable or DSL modem or other wide area network (WAN) device that

connects the LAN to the Internet or a Corporate Intranet. Most

Infrastructure mode networks use a DHCP Server to automatically

assign the IP address and set other network parameters.

If you know that you are connecting to an Infrastructure mode

network with an access point, you may proceed to the Wireless

network setting in infrastructure mode part.

Ad-hoc mode

An Ad-hoc mode network provides peer to peer communication. In

an Ad-hoc mode network, wireless devices and computers

communicate directly with each other, without using an access point.

They can share files and machines, but may not be able to access

the Internet. The machine receives print jobs from wireless

computers directly.

If you know that you are connecting to an ad-hoc mode network

without an access point, proceed to the Wireless network setting in

Ad-hoc mode part.

Installing the printer on an Ad-Hoc wireless network

If you do not have a Access Point (AP), you may still connect the printer

wirelessly to your computer by setting up an Ad-Hoc wireless network by

following these simple directions. Locate the Printer Sotware installation

CD-ROM supplied with the printer.

Preparing items

Ensure you have next items ready.

Wireless network computer

Printer Software CD-ROM that provided with your machine

Wireless network printer (your machine)

USB cable

Creating the Ad-Hoc network in Windows

When items are ready, follow the next procedure:

Connect the USB cable provided with your machine.


Turn on your computer and printer.


Put the provided Printer Software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

The CD-ROM starts automatically and the welcome message shows

on the window.


Select a language from the drop-down list and click Next.


Select the Wireless Setup option and click Next.


The software searches the wireless network devices.


After searching, the window shows the wireless network devices.

Select the name (SSID) of your wireless computer and click Next.


The wireless network security window appears. Select Open

or Shared Key for the authentication and click Next.

WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a security protocol preventing

unauthorized access to your wireless network. WEP encrypts the

data portion of each packet exchanged on a wireless network using

a 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption key.

This section is applicable only for the Windows operating system.

You must understand your wireless network environment and

know its setting before you proceed the installation and settings.

If you have set the network configuration before, reset the

machine to its factory default setting.

If you already used your printer, click Start > All Programs >
your printer name

> Smart Panel. Select Printer Setting in the

Smart Panel window. Select Network in the Printer Settings

Utility window, and select Wireless Network Setting.

If the searching has failed, you may check if the USB cable is

connected between the computer and printer properly, and

follow the instruction on the window.

When you set the wireless configuration manually, click
Advanced Setting


Network Name

: Type the SSID of wireless computer, the

SSID is case-sensitive.

Operation Mode

: Select Ad-hoc.


: Select the channel. (Auto Setting or 2412 MHz to

2467 MHz).


: Select an authentication type.

Open System

: Authentication is not used, and encryption

may or may not be used, depending on the need for data

Shared Key

: Authentication is used. A device that has a

proper WEP key which can access the network.


: Select the encryption. (None, WEP64,


Network Key

: Enter the encryption network key value.

Confirm Network Key

: Confirm the encryption network key


WEP Key Index

: It is enabled when WEP is set for


after selecting Open System or Shared Key.

Enter the WEP key.

After setting in Advanced Setting, go to the step 9.

The wireless network security window does not appear when

the Ad-hoc network has no security setting.

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