How to
Set up WEP, WPA or WPA2 Personal Wireless Security on a Linksys Wireless Router?
Why should I set up security on my...
Other router models, especially the older versions do not have the Manual option
and may require you to scroll down the pa...
Step1: On the Security Mode field, select WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode and enter
your Passphrase.
NOTE: The Passphrase must consist...
the image below for an example.

Step2: Click

.

Setting up WPA Personal
Step1:On Security Mode, select WPA Personal and ...
NOTE: The Pre-shared Key in the image above is the network password you will use
to connect wirelessly.
Step 2: Click

.

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Set up wep, wpa or wpa2 personal wireless security on a linksys wireless router

  1. 1. How to Set up WEP, WPA or WPA2 Personal Wireless Security on a Linksys Wireless Router? Why should I set up security on my Linksys wireless router? Wireless connection is slowly becoming a necessity nowadays and because of this, security is already an essential requirement to ensure safety in your local network. The different wireless security features of your Linksys router make sure that your network is guarded against possible instances of hacking. With these, you can: Ensure that no one can easily connect to your wireless network and use the Internet without any permission. Personalize access on who can configure your wireless settings. Protect all data that is transmitted through the wireless network. One of the easiest and most common methods of establishing security on your network is to set up WEP, WPA or WPA2 as your wireless security mode. To learn how to do this, follow the instructions below: Setting up WEP, WPA or WPA2 Personal wireless security on a Linksys wireless router Step1: Access the router’s web-based setup page by opening a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. On the Address bar, enter your router’s local IP address then press [Enter]. When the login prompt appears, enter your router’s User name and Password. NOTE: The default local IP address of Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1, while the default password is “admin” and user name field is left blank. Step2:You will now be redirected to the main screen of the setup page. On the setup page, click the Wireless tab then click the Wireless Security sub-tab. You will now be redirected to the main screen of the setup page. On the setup page, click the Wireless tab then click the Wireless Security sub-tab. Step3:On the Configuration View section, click the Manual radio button.
  2. 2. Other router models, especially the older versions do not have the Manual option and may require you to scroll down the page until you reach the Wireless Securitysection instead. Step4:You can now select from the four (4) options.Your Linksys router supports four (4) of the most commonly used wireless security modes which you can choose from: WEP, WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, andWPA2/WPA Mixed Mode. Here’s a table that best compares the different security types for your reference: Security Rank WEP Wired Equivalent Protocol WPA Personal Wi-Fi Protected Personal Basic Access® Strong WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi Protected Access® 2 Strongest Personal WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode WPA2: Strongest WPA: Strong Number of Characters 40/64-bit (10 characters) 128-bit (26 characters) 8-63 characters 8-63 characters 8-63 characters WPA, WPA2, and WPA2/WPA security modes are highly recommended over WEP for a higher level of security. Follow the instructions below to know how to set up each security mode. Setting up WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode
  3. 3. Step1: On the Security Mode field, select WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode and enter your Passphrase. NOTE: The Passphrase must consist of at least eight (8) characters and is case-sensitive. NOTE: WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode is also referred to as PSK2-Mixed for some Linksys routers. Refer to the image below for an example. Step 2: Click . Setting up WPA2 Personal Step1: On the Security Mode field, select WPA2 Personal and enter your Passphrase. NOTE: The Passphrase must consist of at least eight (8) characters and is case-sensitive. NOTE: WPA2 Personal is also referred to as PSK2 for some Linksys routers. Refer to
  4. 4. the image below for an example. Step2: Click . Setting up WPA Personal Step1:On Security Mode, select WPA Personal and enter your Passphrase. NOTE: The Passphrase must consist of at least eight (8) characters and is case-sensitive. NOTE: WPA Personal is also referred to as WPA Pre-Shared Key or PSK Personal for some Linksys routers. Refer to the images below for an example. WPA Pre-Shared Key NOTE: The WPA Shared Key in the image above is the network password you will use to connect wirelessly. PSK Personal
  5. 5. NOTE: The Pre-shared Key in the image above is the network password you will use to connect wirelessly. Step 2: Click . NOTE: If you encounter problem selecting the type of security you wish to have, you should reset your router. If problem still persists, you should upgrade your router's firmware to its latest version. Other Things to Remember For dual-band routers, setting up the wireless security may depend on the exact type of dual-band router that you are using. Dual-band routers can be either simultaneous orselectable. If the router is selectable, this means that you can only use one (1) wireless band at a time and set a single wireless network password. However, if your dual-band router is simultaneous, you can use both 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless bands at the same time. This also means that you can set two (2) differentwireless network names and wireless passwords for each frequency (which is actually recommended to avoid interference). Once you have set up appropriate wireless security for both bands you are now ready to connect computers and other wireless devices such as an iPad, smartphones, game consoles, printers, and access points to the router. You may click on the links below for instructions. More Cisco Wireless Router Tips: How to Set Up a Cisco Linksys Router?

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