Wireless Security Settings

Wireless Security Settings
Wireless Security Guide
This guide will take you through the process of configuring, changing or checking the wireless security settings on an
existing wireless network.
This guide will not assist you to setup a new wireless network. Please refer to the wireless setup document for your
model available from the support section of the NetComm* or Dynalink** website.
Any changes to your wireless security settings will
require you to reconfigure wirelessly connected
devices to use the new security settings. Please
ensure that you have your wireless setup guide handy
for this.
*
NetComm Support –
** Dynalink Support -
http://www.netcomm.com.au/support
http://www.dynalink.co.nz/cms/index.php?page=how-to
Step 1: Selecting a wireless security type:
There are a number of different types of wireless security to select from.
Before changing your settings, check the types of security available on your modem/router and then consult your wireless adapter
manufacturer to ensure your wireless adapter is compatible with your chosen security type.
The most commonly used security types are:
- WEP (64bit or 128bit)
- WPA (Radius)
- WPA-PSK
- WPA2 (Radius)
- WPA2-PSK
The majority of wireless adapters should support one (or all) of the above security types.
You will be unable to utilise Radius server
authentication without having a Radius server in place
and configured on your network.
Step 2: Selecting a wireless security key:
Once you have chosen which wireless security type you want to use on your network, you will then need to create your wireless
security key or wireless password.
Depending on the security type you choose, you will have the option of using either an ASCII or HEX format key.
ASCII refers to any letter or number you can see on your keyboard.
HEX refers to the letters A to F and the numbers 0 to 9.
You will need to ensure that your security key is the correct length. Your modem/router will display the required number of characters
(letters and/or numbers) you need.
Step 3: Setting up your wireless security:
Please ensure that your modem/router is connected to your computer using an ethernet cable
before continuing.
LOGGING IN TO THE WEB INTERFACE
1.
2.
Open a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox), type http://192.168.20.1 into the address bar and
press enter.
At the login screen, type admin into both the Username and the Password fields and click OK.
3. Click on the Wireless menu at the left of the page.
4. Ensure “Enable Wireless” is selected and enter a new “SSID”
before pressing the “Apply/Save” button.
5. Click on The Wireless menu at the left of the page and then click on Security option.
6. Select the current SSID (network name ) in the “Select SSID” field.
7. If you would like to select a different network security type instead,
click the drop down menu in the “Network Authentication” section and select the desired security type.
8. After selecting your desired security type (we’re using WPA2-PSK for the example),
enter the wireless security key you would like to use into the “WPA/WAPI passphrase:” section and click “Apply/Save”.
9. If you are using WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK security and would like to view your currently set wireless security key,
click on “Click here to display”. You should then see a popup window showing your wireless security key.
Any changes to your wireless security settings will require you to reconfigure any wirelessly connected devices to use the new security
settings. You will now need to re-setup any wirelessly connected computers with the new wireless security key. Please ensure that you
have your wireless setup guide handy for this.
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