The printer is working! The printer is working!
It’s a long story, which I’ll spare you, but it included a small math mix up at the point of purchase, and a rather large week or so of technical difficulties with our phone provider, but at long last, the wireless printer is working.
During exasperating configuration of said printer, my 12-year-old son said this to me, in response to a question I asked him:
“WEP is what we’re using. It uses half the password length as TKIP. If you use TKIP and try to set up that printer, then you’re only allowed to use the first half of your TKIP password, seeing as how it’s double-length. Half of your TKIP password = full length WEP password. Some people use TKIP because it’s so hard to hack. We use WEP, because our internet is faster. Each time you go to a webpage, your wireless router has to give the information, so if you have one that’s twice as long, it takes twice as long. It has to (like) send information from your router (password, network key, SSID) so it doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that WEP is a quicker way to surf the web.”
Oh, yeah? Did any of you get that?
I purposely hid the fact that I had no clue as to what he was saying, and I asked him how he knew this. He said, “I’m just a smart guy. I read the manual to our router.”
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”
Matthew 11:25, NIV