HP Wi-Fi Direct Must Be Disabled On HP Printers

As part of continuing efforts to enhance security on the UNLV network, the office of information technology (OIT) is reaching out to owners of HP printers that have enabled HP Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct. HP Wi-Fi Direct is a feature included on HP printers made for small office or home use. The feature allows anyone to wirelessly print directly to a printer.

Printers operating with HP Wi-Fi Direct enabled are essentially operating as unauthorized wireless access points (WAPs). This creates security risks and also can cause poor campus Wi-Fi experiences. As with all unapproved wireless access points, devices with HP Wi-Fi Direct enabled do not comply with the UNLV Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) Policy.  

If you have an HP printer with HP Wi-Fi Direct enabled:

  • The Wi-Fi Direct option must be disabled in order to comply with the UNLV Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) Policy. You may do this yourself, or a technician from OIT can assist you with this task.

  • If you have a business need for the wireless direct printing option, we can assist you with securing the printer and getting the WAP exception documented. Devices with no logged exception by July 31, 2017, will have the feature disabled administratively and/or have the device removed from the UNLV network.

Computer security is truly a team effort. We appreciate everyone's help in keeping our campus data safe.

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