- Setting-up 128-bit WEP wireless security on a Linksys access point
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol designed for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). It can either be a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit WEP key with 26 hexadecimal digits. This encryption will prevent other users from connecting to your Wi-Fi and protect your wireless transmissions / communications from being accessed or received by other users.
To setup WEP wireless security on your Linksys access point, perform the following steps:
Access the wireless access point’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
QUICK TIP: If you are using a Mac® computer, click here.
In the Wireless Security section, select Enable. Then, click the Edit Security Settings button.
NOTE: Image may vary depending on your access point's version or model number.
A pop-up window will appear, click OK.
On the Security Mode, select WEP and select your access point's Default Transmit Key. In this example, 1 is selected.
Under the WEP Encryption, click the drop-down menu and select 128 bits 26 hex digits.
If you want the access point to generate a password, look for the Passphrase field and type a unique word. Then, click the Generate button. In this example, mySecretKey is used.
This will generate or display a string of random characters in Key 1. Copy Key 1 correctly since it was selected as the Default Transmit Key.
Click Save Settings.
You have now set up a 128-bit WEP wireless security on your Linksys access point.
Setting-Up 64-Bit WEP Wireless Security on an Access Point
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