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wdolphin
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what does passphrase mean?

I got a new wireless printer and when I try to get it to print it says security failed,wireless router requires a WPA security passphrase,  run the wireless network setup to re enter your wireless network WPA security passphrase. i dont know how to do that. 

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CherylG
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Re: what does passphrase mean?

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Passphrase means the password to logon to router. Other wireless devices such as laptops use the same password to logon /connect to the router.

 

This guide may help:

 

http://h20563.www2.hp.com/p/_wireless/index.html?jumpid=ex_r602_go/wirelessprinting


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Re: what does passphrase mean?

I am trying to hook up our photosmart wireles hp printer to our elevate-848C and it keeps asking for the wpa passphrase. What is that?

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Re: what does passphrase mean?

Passphrase is the password to allow logon to router. Other wireless devices such as laptops use the same password to logon /connect to the router.

 

If you don't remember the password, try running the HP Tool to see if it can retrieve it:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03350309&lc=en&cc=us&destPage=document&dlc=en&j...


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