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SMC Draft 11n Wireless Gigabit 4-Port Broadband Router : Basic / Wireless Settings Wizard Internet Wireless Network Settings Configuration Warnings Wireless Wireless Network Settings Use this section to configure the wireless settings for your router. Please note that changes made on this section may also need to be duplicated on your Wireless Client. Wireless Connection Wizard The following Web-based Setup Wizard is designed to assist you in your wireless network setup. This Setup Wizard will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to set up your wireless network and how to make it secure. Note: Some changes made using this Setup Wizard may require you to change some settings on your wireless client adapters so they can still connect to the router. Wireless Network Settings Enable Wireless : Please adjust the DIP switch on the router to enable Wireless Wireless Network Name : (Also called the SSID) Enable Auto Channel Scan : Wireless Channel : Super G™ Mode : 802.11 Mode : Transmission Rate : (Mbit/s) Channel Width : Number of Spatial Streams : Visibility Status : Visible Invisible Wireless Security Mode To protect your privacy you can configure wireless security features. This device supports two wireless security modes including: WPA-Personal, and WPA-Enterprise. WPA provides a higher level of security. WPA-Personal does not require an authentication server. The WPA-Enterprise option requires an external RADIUS server. Security Mode : None WEP WPA-Personal WPA-Enterprise WEP If you choose the WEP security option this device will ONLY operate in Legacy Wireless mode (802.11B/G) . This means you will NOT get 11N performance due to the fact that WEP is not supported by Draft 11N specification. WEP is the wireless encryption standard. To use it you must enter the same key(s) into the router and the wireless stations. For 64 bit keys you must enter 10 hex digits into each key box. For 128 bit keys you must enter 26 hex digits into each key box. A hex digit is either a number from 0 to 9 or a letter from A to F. For the most secure use of WEP set the authentication type to "Shared Key" when WEP is enabled. You may also enter any text string into a WEP key box, in which case it will be converted into a hexadecimal key using the ASCII values of the characters. A maximum of 5 text characters can be entered for 64 bit keys, and a maximum of 13 characters for 128 bit keys. WEP Key Length : 64 bit (10 hex digits) 128 bit (26 hex digits) (length applies to all keys) WEP Key 1 : WEP Key 2 : WEP Key 3 : WEP Key 4 : Default WEP Key : WEP Key 1 WEP Key 2 WEP Key 3 WEP Key 4 Authentication : Open Shared Key WPA WPA requires stations to use high grade encryption and authentication. For legacy compatibility, use WPA or WPA2 mode. This mode uses WPA for legacy clients while maintaining higher security with stations that are WPA2 capable. The strongest cipher that the client supports will be used. For best security, use WPA2 Only mode. In this mode, legacy stations are not allowed access with WPA security. The AES cipher will be used across the wireless network to ensure best security. WPA Mode : Auto (WPA or WPA2) WPA2 Only WPA Only Cipher Type : TKIP AES TKIP and AES Group Key Update Interval : (seconds) Pre-Shared Key Pre-Shared Key : EAP (802.1x) When WPA enterprise is enabled, the router uses EAP (802.1x) to authenticate clients via a remote RADIUS server. Authentication Timeout : (minutes) RADIUS server IP Address : RADIUS server Port : RADIUS server Shared Secret : MAC Address Authentication : >" type=button> Optional backup RADIUS server : Second RADIUS server IP Address : Second RADIUS server Port : Second RADIUS server Shared Secret : Second MAC Address Authentication : Helpful Hints... Changing your Wireless Network Name is the first step in securing your wireless network. Change it to a familiar name that does not contain any personal information. If you are not utilizing Super G with Dynamic Turbo for it's speed improvements, enable Auto Channel Scan so that the router can select the best possible channel for your wireless network to operate on. Enabling Hidden Mode is another way to secure your network. With this option enabled, no wireless clients will be able to see your wireless network when they scan to see what's available. For your wireless devices to connect to your router, you will need to manually enter the Wireless Network Name on each device. If you have enabled Wireless Security, make sure you write down the WEP Key or Passphrase that you have configured. You will need to enter this information on any wireless device that you connect to your wireless network. More... Copyright © 2004-2007 SMC, Inc.