Enabling security on Netgear routers.

You can view or manually configure the wireless settings for Netgear routers in the Wireless Settings screen. If you want to make changes, make sure to note the current settings first.
Note: If you use a wireless computer to change the wireless network name (SSID) or wireless security settings, you will be disconnected when you click Apply. To avoid this problem, use a computer with a wired connection to access the gateway.
3. If you make changes, you must click Apply for them to take effect.
Name (SSID):
The SSID is also known as the wireless network name.Enter a 32-character (maximum) name in this field. The characters are case sensitive.In a setting where there is more than one wireless network, different wireless network names provide a means for separating the traffic. Any device you want to participate in a wireless network must use the SSID.
The wireless channel used by Netgear routers. The default is channel 11. You should not need to change the wireless channel unless you experience interference (shown by lost connections and/or slow data transfers). Should this happen, you may need to experiment with different channels to see which is the best.
Enable Wireless Access Point:
On by default, you can also turn off the wireless radio to disable access through this device. This can be helpful for configuration, network tuning, or troubleshooting activities.
Allow Broadcast Name (SSID):
On by default, Netgear routers broadcasts their SSID, allowing wireless stations which have a “null” (blank) SSID to adopt the correct SSID. The default SSID is NETGEAR.If you disable broadcast of the SSID, only devices that have the correct SSID can connect. This nullifies the wireless network “discovery” feature of some products such as Windows XP, but the data is still fully exposed to a determined snoop using specialized test equipment like wireless sniffers. For this reason NETGEAR recommends that you also enable wireless security.
Wireless security is disabled by default. After your Netgear router is connected to the Internet, NETGEAR strongly recommends that you implement wireless security.
• WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 64-bit encryption • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 128-bit encryption
Configuring WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Wireless Security on Netgear routers.
Note: If you use a wireless computer to configure wireless security settings, you will be disconnected when you click Apply. Reconfigure your wireless computer to match the new settings, or access the gateway from a wired computer to make further changes.
To configure WEP data encryption:
1. Log in to the Router using its default address of or at whatever IP address the unit is currently configured. Use the default user name of admin and default password of password, or the password you have set up.
2. In the main menu, under Setup, select Wireless Settings.
3. In the Wireless Settings screen, depending on the encryption strength that you want, select one of these options:
• WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 64-bit encryption • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 128-bit encryption
4. Select the WEP security encryption from the Authentication drop-down list. Select Open System or Shared Key or Shared Key. The default is Open System or Shared Key.
Enter the WEP encryption key information:
• WEP Pass Phrase: To use a pass phrase to automatically generate the keys, enter a pass phrase and click Generate. Wireless stations must use the pass phrase or keys to access the gateway.
• Key 1 through Key 4: You can manually enter the four data encryption keys. These values must be identical on all computers and access points in your network. For 64-bit WEP, enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0–9 or A–F). For 128-bit WEP, enter 26 hexadecimal digits.
• Select which of the four keys will be the default. Data transmissions are always encrypted using the default key. The other keys can only be used to decrypt received data. The four entries are disabled if WPA-PSK or WPA authentication is selected.
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