Wireless Security

    • Level   X
    Login Information

    • Username - admin
    • Password - admin
    • Gateway - 192.168.1.1

     

     


     

     *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then there are several other options for logging in.

     

    One method is to use Cisco Connect again. To use this, you will have to search for in All Programs in the Start Menu on the computer that you installed the Cisco Connect Software on. 

     

    Once the program has started, click where it says change in the section labeled "Router Settings".  Your network name and password are listed on the left in the section titled Personalize. From here you can update this information should you choose to by clicking on change.

     

    The second method is through a web based utility that you can access through Cisco Connect. To access the web based utility, Choose router settings from the main Cisco Connect menu. Then from the section on the right, click on Advanced Settings. There will be a warning that will come up, telling you that this web utility is for expert use only. Click “OK” on this screen.


    How To Find Wireless Passphrase (WPA/WEP)

    1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser. 
    4. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    5. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    6. From the submenu choose Wireless Security.
    7. Verify the passphrase for your network.

     

     

    Changing Wireless Security Type/ Disabling Wireless Security

    1. Open a web browser.
    2. Log into the router by entering the default gateway (192.168.1.1) into the address bar of the internet browser.
    3. When prompted, enter in "admin" for the user name and "admin" for the password.
      *Note* If Cisco Connect was used to configure the router then the password will be your wireless password.
    4. From the menu across the top choose Wireless.
    5. From the submenu, click on Wireless Security.
    6. In the section that says 2.4 GHz Wireless Security, there is a drop down box labeled Security Mode, you can disable or change the wireless security type.
    7. If WEP is selected, select the WEP Key Length (either 64-bit or 128-bit).
    8. If WPA-Personal is selected, select the WPA Mode (Auto, WPA or WPA2) and the Cipher Type (TKIP, AES or Both).  WPA2 with AES is recommended.
    9. If WEP security is selected the password will need to be 10 charecters in length (if 64-bit) or 26 characters in length (if 128-bit) and can only use 0-9 and A-F.
    10. If WPA or WPA2 was selected the password can be between 8-63 characters, is case sensitive and can use any character on your keyboard.
    11. Enter the Pre-Shared Key or WEP Key.
    12. Once the passphrase has been entered click Save Settings.

     

     

     

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