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FAQs & Troubleshooting

Date: 11/12/2019 ID: faqp00100049_000

Find the Wireless Security Information (e.g., SSID, Network key, etc.) for Windows

These steps may help you locate your wireless security settings if your computer is also connected to your network using a wireless connection.

 

If you are unable to find this information using the steps below, you can find the wireless network security settings on the documentation provided with your wireless access point /router.  The initial setting of security information could be the manufacturer's name or the model name.

 

If you still cannot find the security settings, please consult the router manufacturer, your system administrator, or your internet provider.

Illustrations shown below are from a representative product and operating system, and may differ from your printer and operating system.

> For Windows 10

> For Windows 8.1

> For Windows 8

> For Windows 7

> For Windows Vista

 

Windows 10

 

  1. Click the [Start] button - [Windows System].

  2. Click [Control Panel].

  3. Click [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet].
    Win 10 View network status and tasks

    If the appearance is set to “Large icons” or “Small icons”, click [Network and Sharing Center].

  4. Click [Change adapter settings].
    Win 10 Change adapter settings
     
  5. Double-click [Wi-Fi].
    Win 10 Wi-Fi

    The Network Connections screen is displayed.

    If the NETWORK & INTERNET screen is displayed, follow the steps below:

    1. If the Wi-Fi switch is set to off, click to turn it on.
    2. Click the name (SSID) of the network settings you want to use.
    3. Click [Connect].
    4. Double-click [Wi-Fi] in the Network Connections screen.
  6. Click [Wireless Properties].
    Win 10 Wireless Properties
     
  7. Click the [Security] tab.
    Win 10 Security tab
     
  8. Confirm the items to the right of "Security type", "Encryption type" and "Network security key".
    Win 10 Security type

    Select the "Show characters" check box to display the "Security key".

    Because the security key will be changed depending on the security type, the values may be different from the values of your network access point/router.

  9. Click [X] to close the (SSID) Wireless Network Properties dialog box.
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Windows 8.1

 

  1. Click the [Desktop] Tile.
    Win81 Desktop

    If the desktop is already displayed, go to the next step.

  2. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-right corner of the screen.
    Win81 lower-right corner

  3. The charms will be displayed.
    Click [Settings].
    Win81 settings

  4. Click [Control Panel].
    Win81 Control Panel

  5. The control panel will be displayed.
    Click [View network status and tasks].
    Win81 View network status and tasks

  6. Click [Change adapter settings].
    Win81 Change adapter settings

  7. Double-click [Wi-Fi].
    Win81 WI-Fi

  8. The procedures hereafter differ depending on the displayed screen.
    If the Network charm is displayed, go to the next step.
    Win81 Network charm

    If Wi-Fi Status is displayed, go to step 13.
    Win81 Wi-Fi Status

  9. Click the [Wi-Fi] switch to turn it on.
    If the switch does not appear or it is already turned on, go to the next step.
    Win81 Wi-Fi switch

  10. Click the name (SSID) of the network whose settings you want to see.
    Win81 SSID

  11. Click [Connect].
    Win81 Connect

  12. Double-click [Wi-Fi] under [Network Connections].
    Win81 Network Connections

  13. The Wi-Fi Status dialog box will be displayed.
    Click [Wireless Properties].
    Win81 Wireless Properties

  14. The (SSID) Wireless Network Properties dialog box will be displayed.
    Click the [Security] tab.
    Win81 Security tab

  15. Confirm the items to the right of "Security type", "Encryption type" and "Network security key".
    Win81 Security type

    Select the "Show characters" check box to display the security key.

    Because the security key will be changed depending on the security type, the values may be different from the values of your network access point/router.

  16. Click [X] to close the (SSID) Wireless Network Properties dialog box.
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Windows 8

 

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-right corner of the screen.
    Win80 lower-right corner

    Click the network icon displayed in the notification area to display the screen shown in step 4.
    Win80 network icon 1

  2. The charms will be displayed.
    Click [Settings].
    Win80 Settings

  3. Click the network icon.
    Win80 network icon 2

  4. Network will be displayed.
    Right-click the name (SSID) of the network whose settings you want to see, and click [View connection properties] in the displayed menu.
    Win80 View connection properties

  5. The (SSID) Wireless Network Properties dialog box will be displayed.
    Click the [Security] tab.
    Win80 Security tab

  6. Confirm the items to the right of "Security type", "Encryption type" and "Network security key".
    Win80 Security type

    Select the "Show characters" check box to display the security key.

    Because the security key will be changed depending on the security type, the values may be different from the values of your network access point/router.

     

  7. Click [X] to close the (SSID) Wireless Network Properties dialog box.
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Windows 7

 

  1. Click [Start] - [Control Panel].

  2. Click [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet].
    Win7 View network status and tasks

    If the appearance is set to "Large icons" or "Small icons", click [Network and Sharing Center].

  3. The Network and Sharing Center dialog box will be displayed.
    Click [Manage wireless networks].
    Win7 Manage wireless networks

  4. The Manage wireless networks dialog box will be displayed.
    Right-click the registered profile, and click [Properties] in the displayed menu.
    Win7 Profile properties

  5. The (profile name) Wireless Network Properties dialog box will be displayed.
    Click the [Connection] tab.
    Win7 (profile) Wireless Network Properties

  6. Confirm the characters to the right of "SSID".
    Win7 SSID

  7. Click the [Security] tab.
    Win7 Security tab

  8. Confirm the items to the right of "Security type", "Encryption type" and "Network security key".
    Win7 Security type

    Select the "Show characters" check box to display the security key.

    Because the security key will be changed depending on the security type, the values may be different from the values of your network access point/router.

     

  9. Click [X] to close the (profile name) Wireless Network Properties dialog box.

  10. Click [X] to close the Manage wireless networks dialog box.
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Windows Vista

 

  1. Click [Start] - [Control Panel].

  2. Click [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet].
    WinVista  View network status and tasks

    If [Network and Internet] is not displayed, click [Network and Sharing Center].

     

  3. The Network and Sharing Center dialog box will be displayed.
    Click [Manage wireless networks].
    WinVista  Manage wireless networks

  4. The Manage wireless networks dialog box will be displayed.
    Right-click the registered profile, and click [Properties] in the displayed menu.
    WinVista  Profile properties

  5. The (profile name) Wireless Network Properties dialog box will be displayed.
    Click the [Connection] tab.
    WinVista  (profile) Wireless Network Properties

  6. Confirm the characters to the right of "SSID".
     WinVista  SSID

  7. Click the [Security] tab.
    WinVista  Security tab

  8. Confirm the items to the right of "Security type" and "Encryption type".
    WinVista  Security type

  9. Click [X] to close the (profile name) Wireless Network Properties dialog box.

  10. Click [X] to close the Manage wireless networks dialog box.

  11. Click [X] to close the Network and Sharing Center dialog box.
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