HP Deskjet 6988dt Printer - Wireless security

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Wireless security

The printer can be configured for several wireless security options depending on the type
of wireless network of which the printer is part.

Infrastructure networks



Open System

Ad hoc networks (wireless direct-connect)


Open System

For more information about wireless security, see the

authentication and encryption



Add security to the network

As with other networks, security for wireless local area networks (WLANs) focuses on
access control and privacy. Traditional WLAN security includes the use of Service Set
Identifiers (SSIDs), open or shared-key authentication, static Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) keys, and optional Media Access Control (MAC) authentication. This combination
offers a rudimentary level of access control and privacy.
If you are using an access point, you might also employ advanced forms of authentication
and encryption on the WLAN, such as the Pre-Shared Key mode of Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA-PSK).
To protect the wireless network, HP strongly suggests you implement a wireless security
scheme (either WEP or WPA) during setup, use an antivirus program to protect against
computer viruses, and follow basic security rules such as setting strong passwords and
not opening unknown attachments. Other network components, including firewalls,
intrusion-detection systems, and segmented networks, should also be considered as part
of the network design.


If you decide to add encryption and authentication to the network after

installing the printer, change the settings on the printer prior to changing them on
other devices on the network.