2) Setting up wireless encryption
WL-500W provides a set of encryption and authentication
methods to meet the different demands of home, SOHO,
and enterprise users. Before setting up encryption
and authentication for WL-500W, contact your network
administrator for advice.
Click Wireless -> Interface to open the configuration page.
Note: For 802.11n performance, select 40MHz bandwidth. Channel option will
depend on the bandwidth that you select.
The encryption modes supported by WL-500W are: WEP (64bits), WEP (128bits),
TKIP, AES, and TKIP+AES.
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, it uses 64bits or 128bits static keys
to encrypt the data for wireless transmission. To setup WEP keys, set WEP
Encryption to WEP-64bits or WEP-28bits, then manually type in four sets
WEP Keys (10 hexadecimal digits for 64-bit key or 26 hexadecimal digits
for 128-bit key). You can also let the system generate the keys by entering a
TKIP stands for Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. TKIP dynamically generates
unique keys to encrypt every data packet in a wireless session.
AES stands for Advanced Encryption Standard. This solution offers stronger
protection and increases the complexity of wireless encryption.
TKIP+AES is used when both WPA and WPA2 clients co-exist in the wireless
WL-500W Wireless Router User Manual