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Configuring Security Featuers For Wi-Fi (Wireless) Broad Band Access

Recently Intelligence agencies  have found that terrorists were using unsecured wi-fi connections for sending their emails. BSNL as an ISP is helpless in tracing the user credentials in such cases.  To educate our customers , this presentation provides an overview of configuring Wi-Fi security features at both PC ma y b e d iffer en t f or di ffe rent W i- Fi NOTE: Th ese step sor LAPTOP & ADSL Modem Level.

ADSL h ar dware/ soft war e. For ea sy u nde rstand in g t he scree n s hot s of a t yp lic al ex am ple a re o nl y g ive n bel ow.

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Open the browser and type the url http://192.168.1.1. Type username admin and password admin in login window

Configuring Security Featuers in Wi-Fi ADSL Modems Make : M/s UTSTAR Model: WA3002G4
This window allows the user to configure security features of the wireless LAN interface. User can set the Network authentication and data encryption methods. Step 1: After successfully logging into CPE . Go to Wireless in the main menu and click on the Security button from the list. The following window appears:

Configuring Security Featuers in Wi-Fi ADSL Modems Make : M/s UTSTAR Model: WA3002G4

Step 2:

Select the required SSID (Service Set

IDentifier) and Network Authentication. Enable WEP Encryption using the pull down menu. The following screen will appear.

Configuring Security Featuers in Wi-Fi ADSL Modems Make : M/s UTSTAR Model: WA3002G4 Step 3 :

Select encryption strength as 128bit or 64bit. Enter the network key - 5 ASCII characters for 64 bit encryption - 13 ASCII characters for 128 bit encryption

Four network keys can be entered. Select one network key as the current network key.

CONTINUED…

Configuring Security Featuers in Wi-Fi ADSL Modems Make : M/s UTSTAR Model: WA3002G4

Enable the WPA-PSK network authentication from the pull down menu if you desire to use the security as WPA-PSK method of security. Enter the pre-shared key value in the WPA PreShared Key field.

Click on Save / Apply Button

Configuring Security Featuers in Wi-Fi ADSL Modems Make : M/s UTSTAR Model: WA3002G4
To view the configured pre-shared key click on the link ‘ Click here to display ‘. This will open a window to show the key that you have configured. This scenario is shown in the below image.

Configuring Wi-Fi Security in PC/Laptop

Wi-Fi Configuration in PC/Laptop

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You need to configure same WEP key in your PC/Laptop which you have entered in CPE wi-fi security configuration. For this go to the properties of Wi-Fi connection, select the tab Wireless Networks. Select the wi-fi network name ( more than one networks may be present in your area, identify your network by SSID name which is configured in modem. Normally the CPE model name ( say WA1003A) is factory default SSID setting) and click on Properties. Look for field Data Encryption and network ID, select WEP as Data Encryption and enter the network ID which you have entered in CPE configuration as Encryption Key. NOTE: These steps may be different for different client Wi-Fi hardware/software. The screen shots of a typlical example are given below.

Configuring Wi-Fi Security in PC/Laptop Cont’d….

Sample Screenshots for Wireless Connection Configuration on PCs/LAPTOPs

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