Enabling Wireless security.

  pcbobby 10:13 14 Mar 09
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I have recently installed SWART2-54125 wireless ADSL modem.
All is working well and with good speeds.
I now wish to enable the WEP security. The step by step set up pages on the website are OK, until I reach the section where I have to enter an encryption key.
I have no idea what this means. I did try hard with out success.
I did however, find a website, which could generate a hexadecimal encryption key for a password.

click here

For example, to convert: joebloggs = %6a%6f%65%62%6c%6f%67%67%73

I would be obliged if any members could advise me if I can use this facility.

And, if indeed it does work, do I have to enter the password every time I go online.

Thank you.

  mocha 11:26 14 Mar 09

Hi pcbobby,

type in your WEB address for your router 192.168.1.1 should be the safecom home page
On your security page click on WPA and then there should be a PSK or Personal Security Key button click on this. You should now see a section where you can add your security key, this must be more than 8 characters long and no more than 64.

Enter your character string or password eg. 'pcbobby_1234' click apply then start up computer log onto your router as usual, you will now be asked for your password key, type in pcbobby_1234 and if there is a tick box to remember password tick this, you will not be asked to enter your key again.

WPA-PSK is far safer than WEP, WEP is poor/broken security.

Good Luck.

  pcbobby 11:33 14 Mar 09

Thank you mocha for the info.
I will have a go and report back

  pcbobby 11:52 14 Mar 09

Hi mocha,

I have opened the WPA page.

The is a blank box on the right of the words:
Radius server. IP address. Do I just enter Tiscali.co uk ?

Also the box below contains 4 digits.

The box below that is entitled Secret. It that where I enter the pcbobby1123 or similar?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:16 14 Mar 09
  pcbobby 12:20 14 Mar 09

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Thank you.

Will print off and read and then try. After lunch!!

  pcbobby 16:48 14 Mar 09

Sorry to say, that due to my lack of PC terminology, I completely lost the plot!!

I only managed to lock myself out of the connection.
I reinstalled the modem, so have a wireless connection again.

Perhaps, I may have another go at a later date.
Many thanks to those who took the time and effort to put me on the right path.

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