Select the Wireless Submenu under the Interface setup (See screenshot)
Access Point Settings
- Access Point: Activated
- Channel: India – Auto
- Transmit Power : High (If you want to limit the usage within your room can set to medium or low)
- You can keep all the other settings to default.
Multiple SSID Settings
- SSID Index: 1
- Broadcast SSID: Yes (If you want to keep the SSID secret can set it to “No”. In this case the router will not broadcast the SSID (Name of your WiFi network). Then you have to type the SSID manually in your PC while establishing the connection.
- SSID: Identification name of your network
- Authentication Type: This is the security setting of your Network. Which decides the authentication and encryption techniques. The available options are Disabled, WEP64 bit, WEP 128 bit, WPA PSK and WPA2 PSK. Avoid using outdated technologies like WeP. Select WPA2-PSK or WPA PSK from the drop down menu
WPA PSK/WPA2 PSK
- Set the WPA encryption to TKIP or AES
- Enter a non guessable key (No dictionary words) mixed with figures and characters in WPA Pre Shared Key field.
- In WPA group interval field, you can enter 100(This is the interval between the keys are refreshed means of you set 100 your keys will be refreshed every 100 seconds)
Wireless MAC address filter
Mac filtering will give you additional foolproof WiFi security. MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique number of each network hardware. This is the identity of a machine . There will not be two network cards (Any type) with a same MAC address. This is the manufacture set hard coded one.
Through the MAC filtering you can optionally allow or deny a particular WiFi device on your network. You have to enter the MAC address of the client machines in the Modem to allow or deny a particular machine. For example – You have four laptops in a network and you want to enable MAC filtering. For this the MAC address of each machines to be entered in the Modem for connectivity, means you have to save the addresses of all four machines in your Modem.
How to find MAC address
- For Windows PC go to start > Run ant type cmd
- Then type ipconfig/all and you will get some values as displayed.
- Note down the physical address of WiFi adaptor – This is your MAC address.
Important: You might have noted down the MAC Address like this 02-14-C4-C2-98-26 but if you enter like this Modem will display an error message “invalid MAC address”. You have to replace the “-“ with “:” means to enter the address like 02:14:C4:C2:98:26
- To enable the Mac filtering Set the Mac Address filtering to “Activated”
- Set the Action to “Allow association”
- Enter the MAC address of your devices in the Mac Address fields
Save the settings and Reboot the Modem. Then connect your PC, Laptops or Smart phones using WiFi.
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