I'm setting up a new printer through wifi and being asked for WPA/WPE - not sure what that is.
Hey Shaydu, WPA/WPE is the password that is assigned to your wireless router. Presumably you have our modem/router combination (SMC, or Cisco). If that is the case, there is a sticker on the device itself with the information on it. Its also the serial number if the sticker has worn out.
If you happen to have our modem only (The motorola model) and you're using your own router, such as a D-link, Linksys, and Airport extreme from apple, they have their own assigned passwords. In that case, you'd want to give the relevant company a call to help you out with finding the password.
Shaydu...just to clarify, WEP, WPA and WPA2 aren't specifically the password for your wireless router. These are security protocols used by wireless networks, with WPA2 being the latest and most secure. When you are setting up your printer, it's probably asking you which security protocol your home wifi network uses. If your router is less than 5 years old, it almost certainly uses WPA2. So choose that option, and then supply the printer setup procedure with your wifi network's password. Hope that helps to clarify.
Let me add one thing. It is possible that your router has been configured to use WPA instead of WPA2, for example. You should be able to access your router's setup information by going into your browser, and going to 192.168.0.1 (check your router's user guide...the IP address may vary slightly...depends on the manufacturer). You will typically have to login with the router's administrator userid and password, and then you can browse thru the settings and find out what security protocol your network has been set up with.
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