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Setting Up Wireless Encryption - Asus WL-500W User Manual

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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),
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


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