Basic Wireless Setting 11g for the Buffalo WHR-G300NRouter Sceenshot
Wireless Radio Enable Wireless Channel Channel 11 Channel 10 Channel 9 Channel 8 Channel 7 Channel 6 Channel 5 Channel 4 Channel 3 Channel 2 Channel 1 Auto Channel (Current Channel: 5) 300MHz Mode Band Width : 20 MHz 40 MHz Extension Channel : Broadcast SSID Allow Separate feature Use SSID Configure AirStationís MAC address() Enter : Wireless authentication No authentication WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK WPA/WPA2 mixedmode - PSK Wireless encryption TKIP AES No encryption WEP TKIP/AES mixedmode Setup WEP encryption key Character Input : 5 characters(WEP64) Character Input : 13 characters(WEP128) Hexadecimal Input : 10 digits(WEP64) Hexadecimal Input : 26 digits(WEP128) 1: 2: 3: 4: WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key): Rekey interval : minutes Help Basic Wireless Setting ( 11g ) You can set basic configuration information for your wireless LAN manually here. If encryption is not used, communication will be established just by this basic setup. Encryption is highly recommended, however. Wireless Radio Unchecking "Enable" will disable wireless LAN functionality. When disabled, all wireless functionality, including broadcasting, is halted. Default value is enabled. Wireless Channel You may specify a channel (frequency band) for your wireless communication. If there are other wireless clients near the AirStation, you may get interference. Change to a different (and preferably non-overlapping) channel in this case. Available channels vary with which wireless standard youíre using. When Auto channel is selected, a vacant channel is selected automatically. 11g : Auto, 1-11 Channel (Default value : Auto channel) 300MHz Mode Wireless communication commonly uses 20MHz per channel. 300MHz Mode is a method to increase wireless transmission throughput to 40MHz per channel. When 300MHz Mode is used, the channel display on the wireless client is likely going to differ from the channel display on the AP. The wireless client channel display may not display the Control Channel but the center frequency. In this case, the channel between the Wireless Channel and the Extension Channel is displayed. Example : When channel 3 is selected as Wireless Channel, and channel 7 is selected as the Extension Channel, channel 5 is displayed. Band Width You can select weather 20MHz or 40MHz (300MHz Mode) are used for wireless communication. Default value is 20MHz Extension Channel When 40MHz has been selected under Band Width, two channels are used. A Control Channel and an Extension Channel. The Control Channel is specified by the [ Wireless Channel ] setting , and the Extension Channel is specified by the [ Extension Channel ] setting. Broadcast SSID Select whether to Enable Broadcast SSID or not. Default value is "Allow". Allow When connecting to an AirStation broadcasting its SSID, wireless client devices do not need the SSID entered manually. Broadcasting your SSID also lets clients detect the best wireless signal level available and connect to it automatically. Disallow To connect to an AirStation where SSID broadcast is disabled, the SSID of the AirStation will have to be manually entered on each wireless client device. Even when "Automatic detection of wireless access point" ("Wireless Automatic Detection" on Client Manager) is selected, the client will not detect the AirStation unless it has special software installed. Note: While AOSS is in use, a Broadcast SSID can be set but will not be used. [Use Multi Security function] and [Do not use Multi Security function] button Use Multi Security function: Communicate each security level individually chosen by wireless client settings. Do not use Multi Security function: Only one SSID and encryption are used. SSID1 Wireless encryption WPA-PSK-TKIP or WPA/WPA2-Mixed is used for Multi Security SSID1. SSID2 Wireless encryption WPA-PSK-AES is used for Multi Security SSID2. SSID3 Wireless encryption WEP is used for Multi Security SSID3. Separate feature Connected wireless devices can communicate with WAN side devices if this setting is enabled. SSID SSID is an identifying name for a wireless network. Each access point has a SSID. Roaming can be allowed by setting multiple AirStations with the same SSID over a widespread area. To change SSID from the default value, select "Input Value" and enter a new SSID in the input box. Up to 32 alphanumeric characters may be used. SSIDs are case-sensitive. Note: While AOSS is in use, an SSID can be set but will not be used. Wireless Authentication Open With this setting enabled the AirStation does not require wireless LAN clients to authenticaate. Anyone can connect to your wireless network. WPA-PSK Clients are authenticated in accordance with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). A password ("PSK passphrase") is required to log into the wireless network. WPA2-PSK Clients are authenticated in accordance with WPA2 (IEEE802.11i). A password ("PSK passphrase") is required to log into the wireless network. WPA/WPA2 mixedmode - PSK This setting allows the authentication of WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK clients at the same time. A password ("PSK passphrase") is required to log into the wireless network. Wireless Encryption Specify whether to encrypt wireless signals or not. If the different encryption types are used on the AirStation and the wireless client, they will not be able to communicate. Open The wireless signal is not encrypted. Because the contents of your communication may be intercepted, this choice is not recommended. WEP Encrypt wireless signal with WEP. WEP is a basic encryption standard for wireless LANs. A WEP encryption key must be entered. TKIP TKIP is a more secure encryption than WEP. It is also slower. Wireless clients will need to support TKIP . A WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key) must be entered. AES AES is even more secure than TKIP and faster than WEP. Highly recommended if your client devices support it. A WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key) must be entered. TKIP/AES mixedmode The Mode supporting both TKIP and AES , can be selected only if [WPA/WPA2 mixedmode] is selected as Authentication. "WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key)" must be inputted. WEP Encryption Key Enter WEP encryption key. The same encryption key must be entered into both the AirStation and the client device or there will be no communication between them. Specifying the Encryption Method There are two encryption key lengths (WEP64 and WEP128) for WEP. Effective bit length for encryption key is 40 bit in WEP64 and 104 bit in WEP128. Keys may be entered as either Hex or ASCII, for a total of 4 different ways of entering WEP keys. Default value of input method is "Character input,13 characters (WEP128)". When the input method is changed, encryption key values are cleared. Character input, 5 character (WEP64) Enter 5 (case sensitive) alphanumeric characters. Because a 5 character password is easy to crack, this type of key is not recommended. Character input, 13 characters (WEP128) Enter 13 (case sensitive) alphanumeric characters. Hexadecimal number input, 10 digit (WEP64) Enter a 10 digit HEX as an encryption key. You may use charactors 0-9 and a-f. Because a 10 digit password is easy to crack, this type of key is not recommended. Hexadecimal number input, 26 digit (WEP128) Enter a 26 digit HEX as an encryption key. You may use charactors 0-9 and a-f. Specifying common keys for sending and receiving Up to 4 encryption keys can be specified and one of them can be used for both encryption and decryption. (The others are only for decryption). You can select which is the common key for sending and receiving. Click the circle next to the input box of encryption key. Default common key for sending and receiving will be listed first after [Apply] is clicked. Note If a wireless LAN device doesnít support multiple encryption keys, it must be set to the common key for sending and receiving (the first key in the AirStationís list). Key The default value of the encryption key is blank. When you specify just one (or two, or three) encryption key(s), enter it into to just the 1st (or 1st and 2nd, or 1st, 2nd, and 3rd) box(es) and leave the other boxes blank. WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) When TKIP or AES is used as encryption method, a WPA-PSK pre-shared key must be entered. If the same key is not entered into the AirStation and the wireless client, communication will not be established. Specify 8-63 alphanumeric characters or a 64 digit HEX . The default value is blank. Rekey interval When using TKIP or AES encryption, the encryption key is changed each "Key Renewal Period". This period can be configured from 0 to 1440 minutes. If 0 is set, the encryption key is not renewed. Default value is 60 minutes. Note If the specified Rekey interval is too short, the network load for key renewal may grow so high that communication becomes unstable.