2) Setting up wireless encryption
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authentication methods to meet the different demands
of home, SOHO, and enterprise users. Before setting up
encryption and authentication for WL-500gP V2, contact
your network administrator for advice.
Click Wireless -> Interface to open the configuration page.
The encryption modes supported by WL-500gP V2 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 hexadicimal digits for 64-bit key or 26 hexadicimal 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
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