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How to disable SSID broadcasting on a Netgear Wireless-G router

By default, most routers are set up to broadcast their SSID, or network name. This feature is useful for when you are setting up your wireless network or adding computers to your network, but it can be a security risk as well. Computers that you may not want on your network can "see" your... More

How to print a configuration page from an HP LaserJet M4345 MFP

Unlike many HP LaserJet printers, the M4345 is a multifunction printer (MFP), meaning that it can also scan and copy (and fax, if the fax accessory is installed). One difference often seen between level-1 printers and multifunction printers is the touch screen -- a lot of MFPs have a display... More

How to enable energy saver mode on a Ricoh CL4000DN printer

Most modern copiers and printers have some sort of sleep mode or low-power mode that they will switch to after sitting idle for a specified period of time. On the Ricoh Aficio CL4000DN, this low-power mode is called energy saver mode. When the printer is in energy saver mode, it draws less power... More

How to print a configuration page on an HP Color LaserJet CP2025

The configuration page for the HP Color LaserJet CP2025 is slightly different than the configuration page printed out by other HP printers. Unlike on many HP config pages, the page count for the CP2025 is actually called "page count," instead of "engine cycles." You'll also find all three page... More

How to set the IP address for a Ricoh Aficio MP 4001/5001 copier

In order to print to and scan from a multifunction copier on a TCP/IP network, the copier will need to be assigned an IP address. Some networks will use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to assign the IP address to the copier, but if you want the copier to keep its IP address... More

How to change the wireless network mode on a Linksys Wireless-G router

Wireless routers that are compatible with the 802.11g level-1 are also compatible with the older 802.11b level-1. This compatibility can be a good thing for networks with mixed devices. However, if your network only includes network adapters that use one of the two protocols, you can increase... More

How to enable DHCP on a Ricoh CL4000DN printer

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a way for devices to automatically obtain IP addresses when they log on to a network. A network-connected device -- such as a printer -- that uses DHCP need only to be turned on, and it will request and receive an IP address from the network's DHCP... More

How to print a usage page on an HP Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP

Many HP printers display the printer's page count on the configuration page. However, on some multifunction printers (printers that also copy, scan, or fax) you have to print out a usage page to view the printer's current page counts. To print a usage page on a Color LaserJet CM1312 MFP, follow... More

How to print a configuration report on a Xerox 4112

Like other Xerox copiers, the 4112 can create and print a configuration report that gives an overview of its current setup. This configuration report lists everything from ROM versions to Kerberos server settings, and it can be very useful for configuring the copier or for troubleshooting... More

How to print a configuration page on a Sharp MX-5001N copier

On the Sharp MX-5001N, like with other similar models, the configuration page that the machine can print out is actually two pages -- the system status report and the configuration report. The system status report gives a brief overview of the current network setup, while the configuration report... More