Wi-Fi Security Guide

Wi-Fi Security Guide
Primus Wi-Fi Guide
Welcome to the Wi-Fi Security Guide. This guide was designed to help you secure your
wireless network from Primus.
The Wi-Fi Security Guide is broken down into two parts, The first part will walk you through
changing the Network Name (SSID) of your wireless network. The second part will walk you
through connecting to your new Network Name (SSID) with the version of windows installed on
your computer.
Following this guide will cause the wireless portion of your internet connection to become nonfunctional until fully completed.
Please scroll down to find the operating system running on your computer.
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Changing Your Wireless Network Name (SSID) ................................................................... 4
TG582n ............................................................................................................................................... 4
Preparation ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Step-by-Step ................................................................................................................................... 5
SmartRG 505n ................................................................................................................................... 8
Preparation ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Step-by-Step ................................................................................................................................... 9
How to connect your computer to your wireless network. .............................................................. 13
Speedtouch ST585v6 Wireless Configuration ............................................................................... 15
Preparation...................................................................................................................................... 15
Step-by-Step .................................................................................................................................. 16
Thomson TG585v7/TG585v8 Wireless Configuration .................................................................... 18
Preparation ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Step-by-Step ................................................................................................................................... 19
Section 2 - Connecting To New Wireless Network Name (SSID) ...................................................... 23
Section 1 - Changing Your Wireless Network Name (SSID)
Please make sure to follow the directions associated with the model of wireless network
sent to you by Primus.
TG582n
Preparation
1. Please ensure that your computer is connected to the modem/gateway as outlined in
the Modem/Gateway and Hardware Install Guide. Unless absolutely necessary, please
refrain from configuring the wireless access point on the modem/gateway unless your
Internet connection is up and running via the wired connection.
2. Please check the Wi-Fi LED on the modem/gateway as indicated below. (Fig. 2)
a. If the LED is Green, consult steps 9 through 12 in the step-by-step instructions.
Fig. 2
The system default Network Name (SSID) and Encryption Key are located on a sticker
on the underside of the modem/gateway. (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
It is important to note that the Wireless Key on the modem/gateway is for initial setup and
should be changed to a key of our choosing and level of complexity.
Step-by-Step
1.
Using the computer that's connected to the modem/gateway with an Ethernet cable,
please open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome or Safari.
2.
Clear the contents of the address bar and enter 192.168.1.254
Press Enter or Return on your keyboard
3.
In the main body of the page, please scroll down to the Home Network section. Within
the Home Network area, please click on the Wireless link (Fig.4).
Fig. 4
4.
Please click on the Configure link in the upper-right corner (highlighted in
red below).
5.
Click to place a check or X in the Interface Enabled box (Fig. 5). Please note
that certain values in the image below will not match your modem/gateway, this is normal.
Fig. 5
6.
Once enabled, several options are available for modification. Most installations shouldn't
require any changes in the Configuration section.
a. Please take note of the value that shows in your modem's interface for the Network
Name (SSID). This will be required in Step 11 and should match the SSID indicated on a
sticker on the underside of the modem/gateway.
Securing your wireless:
7.

Primus recommends the use of WPA-PSK Encryption as it is the most secure. Please
select this option unless certain that you must use one of the others.

From the WPA-PSK Version drop-down list, please select the option for WPA+WPA2
(Fig. 6) to ensure the best balance of compatibility and security.
Fig. 6
o If some devices have problems connecting to your wireless, it's possible that
selecting the WPA option will allow these devices to connect without sacrificing too
much security.
o Please take note of the WPA-PSK Encryption Key. This will be required by the
computers or devices that you wish to connect to the modem's wireless access point.
The default encryption key can also be found on the sticker underneath the modem/
gateway.

Please click Apply when the necessary selections have been made and you have
taken note of the necessary information.
8.
Allow the modem/gateway to restart and the Wireless LED to come up green.
9.
If attempting to configure the same computer as has been used so far to connect
wirelessly, please disconnect this computer from the modem/gateway.
10.
Using the wireless network manager for your computer, please search for available
wireless networks.


11.
The exact steps may vary from one operating system to another.
Your wireless card's manufacturer may also provide a wireless manager application.
Locate the network matching the Network Name (SSID) from step 6. Select the network
and request a connection.
A password prompt should appear, please enter the Encryption Key from step 7.
Click OK or Connect to continue establishing the connection.
12.
If your computer was able to browse the Internet while connected with the Ethernet
cable, you should now be able to browse the Internet via your wireless connection.
SmartRG 505n
Preparation
1.
Please ensure that your computer is connected to the modem/gateway as outlined in
the Modem/Gateway and Hardware Install Guide. Unless absolutely necessary,
please refrain from configuring the wireless access point on the modem/gateway
unless your internet connection is up and running via the wired connection.
2.
Please check the WLAN LED on the modem/gateway. (Fig. 1)
a. If the LED is Green, consult steps 9 through 12 below.
Fig. 1
The system default Encryption Key is located on a sticker on the back of the modem/gateway.
(Fig. 2) The key is the MAC, however it must be entered in all lower-case letters instead of
capitals.
Fig. 2
If steps 9 through 12 fail to establish a connection, re-connect the modem/gateway to the
computer and complete the full step-by-step sequence outlined below.
Step-by-Step
1.
Using the computer that's connected to the modem/gateway with an Ethernet cable,
please open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome or Safari.
2.
Clear the contents of the address bar and enter 192.168.1.1
Press Enter or Return on your keyboard
3.
Near the top right of the page, click on Advanced Configuration.
When prompted for a username and password, enter the username “admin” and
password “admin”.
4.
Click on Wireless at the left-hand side of the page. (Fig. 3)
Fig. 3
5.
Click to place a check or X in the Enable Wireless box (Fig. 4). Please note
that certain values in the image below will not match your modem/gateway, this is normal.
Fig. 4
6.
Please take note of the value that shows in your modem/gateway's interface for the
SSID. This will be required in Step 11.
7.
Securing your wireless:
Under Wireless, click on ‘Security’ on the left-hand side of the page. (Fig. 5)
Fig . 5
a. Primus recommends the use of WPA2-PSK Encryption as it is the most secure. Please
select this option unless certain that you must use one of the others.
b. From the Network Authentication drop-down list, please select the option for Mixed WPA2/
WPA-PSK (Fig. 6)to ensure the best balance of compatibility and security.
Fig. 6
o If some devices have problems connecting to your wireless, it's possible that selecting
the WPA option will allow these devices to connect without sacrificing too much security.
o Please take note of the WPA passphrase. This will be required by the computers or
devices that you wish to connect to the modem's wireless access point. The default
encryption key can also be found on the sticker underneath the modem/gateway.

Please click Apply when the necessary selections have been made and you have
taken note of the necessary information.
8.
Allow the modem/gateway to restart and the WLAN LED to come up green.
9.
If attempting to configure the same computer as has been used so far to connect
wirelessly, please disconnect this computer from the modem/gateway.
10.
Using the wireless network manager for your computer, please search for available
wireless networks.


11.
The exact steps may vary from one operating system to another.
Your wireless card's manufacturer may also provide a wireless manager application.
Locate the network matching the Network Name (SSID) from step 6. Select the network
and request a connection.
A password prompt should appear, please enter the Encryption Key from step 7.
Click OK or Connect to continue establishing the connection.
12.
If your computer was able to browse the Internet while connected with the Ethernet
cable, you should now be able to browse the Internet via your wireless connection.
How to connect your computer to your wireless network.
Please select your operating system:
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8 (click the section titled “To connect to the Internet (after your connection
is already set up)”):
Windows 10
Mac OS 10
How to connect to your new Network Name or SSID:
1.
2.
3.
Open Finder.
Select Applications (on the left).
Locate and launch Internet Connect (right hand pane)
4.
Locate and click on Airport.
(If the AirPort option is not present your adapter may not be installed or properly configured,
please contact apple for further assistance)
5.
Ensure that AirPort Power is On.
6.
Click the arrows to the far right or the Network: drop-down.
7.
Select your network from the list.
8.
Your Airport network will prompt you to enter your network password. (Do not change
the Wireless Security setting)
If you have any further questions, please log on to E-Care and submit a Support Request
(Support Ticket) to our Technical Support team.
Speedtouch ST585v6 Wireless Configuration
Preparation
1.
Please ensure that your computer is connected to the modem/gateway as outlined in the
Modem/Gateway and Hardware Install Guide. Unless absolutely necessary, please
refrain from configuring the wireless access point on the modem/gateway unless your
internet connection is up and running via the wired connection.
2.
Please check the WLAN LED on the modem/gateway. Highlighted in red below for
demonstration only.
If the LED is Green, consult steps 9 through 12 below.
The default Network Name (SSID) and Encryption Key are located on a sticker on the
underside of the modem/gateway.
If steps 9 through 12 fail to establish a connection, re-connect the modem/gateway to the
computer and complete the full step-by-step sequence outlined below.
Step-by-Step
1.
Using the computer that's connected to the modem/gateway with an Ethernet cable,
please open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome, or Safari.
2.
Clear the contents of the address bar and enter 192.168.1.254 and press Enter or
Return on your keyboard.
3.
In the main body of the page, please scroll down to the Home Network section. Within
the Home Network area, please click on the Wireless link (highlighted in red below).
4.
Please click on the Configure link in the upper-right corner (highlighted in
red below).
5.
Click to place a check or X in the Interface Enabled box (highlighted in red below).
Please note that certain values in the image below will not match your modem/gateway, this
is normal.
6.
Once enabled, several options are available for modification, most installations shouldn't
require any changes in the Configuration section.
•
7.
Please take note of the value that shows in your modem's interface for the Network
Name (SSID). This will be required in Step 11 and should match the SSID
indicated on a sticker on the underside of the modem/gateway.
Securing your wireless:

Primus recommends the use of WPA-PSK Encryption as it is the most secure. Please
select this option unless certain that you must use one of the others.

From the WPA-PSK Version drop-down list, please select the option for WPA+WPA2 to
ensure the best balance of compatibility and security.
o If some devices have problems connecting to your wireless, it's possible that selecting
the WPA option will allow these devices to connect without sacrificing too much
security.
o Please take note of the WPA-PSK Encryption Key. This will be required by the
computers or devices that you wish to connect to the modem's wireless access point.
The default encryption key can also be found on the sticker underneath the modem/
gateway.

Please click Apply when the necessary selections have been made and you have
taken note of the necessary information.
8.
Allow the modem/gateway to restart and the WLAN LED to come up green.
9.
If attempting to configure the same computer as has been used so far to connect
wirelessly, please disconnect this computer from the modem/gateway.
10.
Using the wireless network manager for your computer, please search for available
wireless networks.


The exact steps may vary from one operating system to another.
Your wireless card's manufacturer may also provide a wireless manager application.
11.
Locate the network matching the Network Name (SSID) from step 6. Select the network
and request a connection.
A password prompt should appear, please enter the Encryption Key from step 7. Click
OK or Connect to continue establishing the connection.
12.
If your computer was able to browse the Internet while connected with the Ethernet
cable, you should now be able to browse the Internet via your wireless connection.
Thomson TG585v7/TG585v8 Wireless Configuration
Preparation
1.
Please ensure that your computer is connected to the modem/gateway as outlined in
the Modem/Gateway and Hardware Install Guide. Unless absolutely necessary, please
refrain from configuring the wireless access point on the modem/gateway unless your
internet connection is up and running via the wired connection.
2.
Please check the Wireless LED on the modem/gateway.
If the LED is Green, consult steps 9 through 12 below.
The system default Network Name (SSID) and Encryption Key are located on a sticker
on the underside of the modem/gateway.
If steps 9 through 12 fail to establish a connection, re-connect the modem/gateway to the
computer and complete the full step-by-step sequence outlined below.
Step-by-Step
1.
Using the computer that's connected to the modem/gateway with an Ethernet cable,
please open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox,
Google Chrome or Safari.
2.
Clear the contents of the address bar and enter 192.168.1.254 and press Enter or
Return on your keyboard
3.
In the main body of the page, please scroll down to the Home Network section. Within
the Home Network area, please click on the Wireless link (highlighted in red below).
4.
Please click on the Configure link in the upper-right corner (highlighted in
red below).
5.
Click to place a check or X in the Interface Enabled box (highlighted in red
below). Please note that certain values in the image below will not match your
modem, this is normal.
6.
Once enabled, several options are available for modification. Most installations shouldn't
require any changes in the Configuration section.
•
Please take note of the value that shows in your modem's interface for the
Network Name (SSID). This will be required in Step 11 and should match the SSID
indicated on a sticker on the underside of the modem/gateway.
7.
Securing your wireless:
•
Primus recommends the use of WPA-PSK Encryption as it is the most secure. Please
select this option unless certain that you must use one of the others.
•
From the WPA-PSK Version drop-down list, please select the option for WPA+WPA2 to
ensure the best balance of compatibility and security.
o If some devices have problems connecting to your wireless, it's possible that selecting the
WPA option will allow these devices to connect without sacrificing too much security.
o Please take note of the WPA-PSK Encryption Key. This will be required by the computers
or devices that you wish to connect to the modem's wireless access point. The default
encryption key can also be found on the sticker underneath the modem/gateway.
•
Please click Apply when the necessary selections have been made and you have taken note
of the necessary information.
8.
Allow the modem/gateway to restart and the Wireless LED to come up green.
9.
If attempting to configure the same computer as has been used so far to connect
wirelessly, please disconnect this computer from the modem/gateway.
10.
Using the wireless network manager for your computer, please search for available
wireless networks.
•
•
The exact steps may vary from one operating system to another.
Your wireless card's manufacturer may also provide a wireless manager application.
11.
Locate the network matching the Network Name (SSID) from step 6. Select
the network and request a connection.
A password prompt should appear, please enter the Encryption Key from step 7.
Click OK or Connect to continue establishing the connection.
12.
If your computer was able to browse the Internet while connected with the
Ethernet cable, you should now be able to browse the Internet via your wireless
connection.
Section 2 - Connecting To New Wireless Network Name (SSID)
The security key is located under your modem/gateway (see picture below) and is
case sensitive. (All Capital letters)
Please Note: Wireless Security Keys are in hexadecimal. (Letters A-F and 0-9).
Please ensure you have typed the Wireless Security Key correctly. It is case sensitive.
Thompson 585V7
Thompson 585V8
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