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Setting-Up 64-Bit WEP Wireless Security on an Access Point

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is either a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit WEP key with 26 hexadecimal digits. This will prevent other users from connecting to your wireless network.  It will also protect your wireless transmissions/communications from being accessed or received by other users.

To setup 64- bit WEP Wireless Security on your Linksys Access Point follow the steps below.

Setting-Up the Linksys Access Point to use WEP

Step 1:
Access the access point’s web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  If you are using a Mac computer to access the access point’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
On the web-based setup page, click the Wireless then click the Wireless Security sub-tab.

Step 3:
Click the drop-down arrow for Security Mode and select WEP.

Step 4:
Click the drop-down arrow for Encryption and select 40/64-bit.

Step 5:
In the Passphrase field enter a wireless network password of your choice, then click the Generate button.

NOTE: In this example “MySecretKey” is used.

Step 6:
On the TX Key and select any number to determine which key you’ll be using. In this example, we selected 1.

Step 7:
Take note of the string of characters on Key 1 since this will be your network key.

NOTE:  Keep your network key confidential. 

Step 8:
Click Save Settings.

Related Articles:

Configuring an Access Point in Access Point Client Mode
Configuring an Access Point as a Wireless Bridge
Configuring an Access Point as an Access Point
Setting-Up Wireless MAC Filtering to Permit Users to Connect
Setting-Up 128-Bit WEP Wireless Security on a Linksys Access Point
Connecting an Access Point with a Linksys Wired Router

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