NOTE: This guide is aimed at Network Engineers, Network Managers and IT Professionals, the settings and information required to configure the badge printer to an Enterprise Network is usually only available to team members at this level. If you do not have such a team member available to assist in this process, it is STRONGLY recommended that you choose the Cellular 4G connectivity Hotspot option for connecting your iPad and Badge Printer together.

An enterprise wireless network is a large networks with IEE 802.1x support. If you configure your printer in an IEEE 802.1x supported wireless network, you can use the following authentication and encryption methods:

Authentication methods

LEAP (For Wireless network)
Cisco LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. and uses a user ID and password for authentication.

EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST (Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secured Tunnel) has been developed by Cisco Systems, Inc. and uses a user ID and password for authentication, and symmetric key algorithms to achieve a tunnelled authentication process.
The printer supports the following inner authentication methods:

  • EAP-FAST/NONE
  • EAP-FAST/MS-CHAPv2
  • EAP-FAST/GTC

PEAP
PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) has been developed by Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems and RSA Security. PEAP creates an encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security) tunnel between a client and an authentication server, for sending a user ID and password. PEAP provides mutual authentication between the server and the client.
The printer supports the following inner authentication methods:

  • PEAP/MS-CHAPv2
  • PEAP/GTC

EAP-TTLS
EAP-TTLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Tunnelled Transport Layer Security) has been developed by Funk Software and Certicom. EAP-TTLS creates a similar encrypt SSL tunnel to PEAP, between a client and an authentication server, for sending a user ID and password. EAP-TTLS provides mutual authentication between the server and the client.
The printer supports the following inner authentication methods:

  • EAP-TTLS/CHAP
  • EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAP
  • EAP-TTLS/MS-CHAPv2
  • EAP-TTLS/PAP

EAP-TLS
EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security) requires digital certificate authentication both at a client and an authentication server.

Encryption methods

TKIP
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides a per-packet key mixing message integrity check and rekeying mechanism.

AES
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) provides stronger data protection using a symmetric-key encryption.

CKIP
The original Key Integrity Protocol for LEAP by Cisco Systems, Inc.

When [Communication Mode] is set to [Infrastructure]

User ID and password

The following security methods support a user ID less than 64 characters and a password less than 32 characters in length:

  • LEAP
  • EAP-FAST
  • PEAP
  • EAP-TTLS
  • EAP-TLS (For user ID)

This information was taken from the Brother User's Guide for QL-810W and QL-820NWB available here.

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