There are three wireless security modes supported by the modem router: WPA/WPA2 – Personal, WPA/WPA2 – Enterprise, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
Disable Wireless Security: If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. But it’s strongly recommended to choose WEP modes to enable security.
WEP: It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard.
• Authentication Type – You can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default setting is Open System. If you choose Auto, the modem router can select Shared Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless station’s capability and request.
• WEP Key Format – Hexadecimal and ASCII formats are provided here. Hexadecimal format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified length. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length.
• WEP Key – Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key that you create. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless stations in your network.
• Key Type – You can select the WEP key length (64-bit, or 128-bit, or 152-bit.) for encryption. “Disabled” means this WEP key entry is invalid.
64-bit – You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key is not promoted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit – You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key is not promoted) or 13 ASCII characters.
Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.
Save & Reboot the Modem:
Choose menu “System Tools” → “Reboot”, and then you can click the Reboot button to reboot the modem router via the next screen.
Some settings of the modem router will take effect only after rebooting, which include
• Change the LAN IP Address (system will reboot automatically).
• Change the DHCP Settings.
• Change the Wireless configurations.
• Change the Web Management Port.
• Upgrade the firmware of the modem router (system will reboot automatically).
• Restore the modem router’s settings to factory defaults (system will reboot automatically).
• Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically).