A wireless network that does not use any authentication or encryption method is referred
to as an "open system."
An open system can still have a minor level of security if the network's wireless access
point(s) does not broadcast the network's network name (SSID). A device trying to join
the network must then know the network name before connecting.
For more information about network names, see the
network name (SSID) page
An open system is highly vulnerable to eavesdropping and intrusion.
Configure the printer for an open system
Follow these steps to configure the printer for an open system:
Open the printer's
embedded Web server (EWS)
, and then click
Authentication or Encryption
Review the configuration summary, click
, and then close the EWS.