How do I secure my wireless network on the DSL-G604T?

DSL-G604T    HOW TO SECURE YOUR WIRELESSNETWORK

Out of the box, the DSL-G604T (part of the bundle DSL-902 andDSL-904) will not have any security on the wireless network. Thatmeans anybody within range from the wireless signal can access yourlocal machines and use your internet connection.

If you wish to secure the wireless network, we recommend WEP64/128bit or WPA-PSK.

 

Secure wireless network with WEP

1) Login to router, on the address

2) Verify that the software version is dated 20050815 or morerecent. If not please update your routers firmware.

3) Click Setup thenWireless

4) By default Enable AP with be checked. Keepthis option checked as it is essential for the wirelessnetworking.

5) Keep existing SSID andChannel, or customize them to your wirelessevironment.

6) Select Security: WEP andcheck Enable WEP Wireless Security

7) Select Authentication Type after how yourwireless cards are configured. If you are not sure, selectBoth

8) Select the 1st Encryption Key and invent a10 digit hexadecimal key (Cipher: 64bit) or a 26 digit hexadecimal key (Cipher:128bit). hexadecimal meens only the charactersabcdef0123456789 are allowed, in any combination.

9) Click Apply. The same page should appearagain, with your new settings.

The dialogue "Privacy type is set to WEP. Multiple SSIDsupport will be disabled." will appear, which is anotification that the router cannot have WEP security and MultipleSSID at the same time, therefore will disable Multiple SSID toallow the security. Click OK to accept the notification.

10) Click Tools then System Commands

11) Click Save All. When done click on back,then Restart.

12) The DSL-G604T will reboot. When booted up again it willonly allow wireless connections with the WEP key you locked itto.

 

 

Secure wireless network with WPA-PSK

1) Login to router, on the address

2) Verify that the software version is dated 20050815 or morerecent. If not please update your routers firmware.

3) Click Setup thenWireless

4) By default Enable AP with be checked. Keepthis option checked as it is essential for the wirelessnetworking.

5) Keep existing SSID andChannel, or customize them to your wirelessevironment.

6) Select Security WPA and keep GroupKey Intervall to default value.

7) Select PSK String

8) Enter your WPA-PSK key inString format, which means characters a to z,0 to 9 and most other keys on a british keyboad areallowed.

9) Click Apply. The same page should appearagain, with your new settings.

The dialogue "Privacy type is set to WPA. Multiple SSIDsupport will be disabled." will appear, which is anotification that the router cannot have WPA security and MultipleSSID at the same time, therefore will disable Multiple SSID toallow the security. Click OK to accept the notification.

10) Click Tools then System Commands

11) Click Save All. When done click on back,then Restart.

12) The DSL-G604T will reboot. When booted up again it willonly allow wireless connections with the WPA-PSK string you lockedit to.

 

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