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Wireless security - Voyager

Securing your network

First you need to decide the type of wireless security you want to use.

  • The Voyager 2091 and 2110 are preset with wireless security, so data is protected without further configuration. The default setting uses 128-bit WEP. Your wireless network key can be found on the coloured label on the base of your product.
  • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is the security used as standard in older 802.11b wireless networks. The Voyager 2091 and 2110 has WEP 128-bit default setting to maintain compatibility if it is used with older products.

1. Enable WPA encryption

WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is the next generation of security for wireless networks. WPA-PSK is the version of WPA specific for the home or small office users because it does not require an authentication server. With WPA-PSK, your network key is regularly and automatically changed so hackers cannot decode the key by listening to your connection.

Select WPA-PSK if:

  • Your wireless adapter supports WPA. Check your adapter's specification.
  • You wish to benefit from the additional security offered by WPA over standard WEP. 

To set-up WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 or WPA2-PSK security:

  • Start your Internet browser and browse to http://192.168.1.1 to open the Configuration Manager.
  • Select the Advanced | Wireless | Encryption screen.
  • If prompted, enter your Configuration Manager access password (factory default is admin for both username and password)
  • Select WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 or WPA2-PSK.
  • Enter Pre-Shared Key. The key can be any string of between 8 and 64 characters. All other options can be ignored unless you have specific security requirements.
    Important: Make a note of the key, you will need it later to connect your wireless adapter.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Your computer will lose connection to the router. You now need to configure your wireless adapter with matching security settings. Please refer to your adapter's instructions.

2. Change WEP Encryption

NB. Remember that your router is preset with WEP security, so there is no need to change the default setting unless you want to change the wireless network key provided with the product.

To change WEP security:

  • Start your Internet browser and browse to http://192.168.1.1 to open the Configuration Manager.
  • Select the Advanced | Wireless | Encryption screen.
  • If prompted, enter your Configuration Manager access password (factory default is admin for both user name and password)
  • Select 128-bit WEP.
  • Enter Key1. The key can be any string of 13 characters. All other options can be ignored unless you have specific security requirements.
  • Important: Make a note of the key, you will need it later to connect your wireless adapter.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Your computer will lose connection with the router. You now need to configure your wireless adapters with matching security settings. Please refer to your adapter's instructions.

Note. When you change security settings on your Voyager 2091 or 2110, remember to make the same changes to other devices on your network.

 


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