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. That means anybody within range from the wireless signal can access your local 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 more recent. If not please update your routers firmware.

3) Click Setup then Wireless

4) By default Enable AP with be checked. Keep this option checked as it is essential for the wireless networking.

5) Keep existing SSID and Channel, or customize them to your wireless environment.

6) Select Security: WEP and check Enable WEP Wireless Security

7) Select Authentication Type after how your wireless cards are configured. If you are not sure, select Both

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

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

The dialogue "Privacy type is set to WEP. Multiple SSID support will be disabled." will appear, which is a notification that the router cannot have WEP security and Multiple SSID at the same time, therefore will disable Multiple SSID to allow 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 will only allow wireless connections with the WEP key you locked it to.





Secure wireless network with WPA-PSK

1) Login to router, on the address

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

3) Click Setup then Wireless

4) By default Enable AP with be checked. Keep this option checked as it is essential for the wireless networking.

5) Keep existing SSID and Channel, or customize them to your wireless environment.

6) Select Security WPA and keep Group Key Interval to default value.

7) Select PSK String

8) Enter your WPA-PSK key in String format, which means characters a to z,0 to 9 and most other keys on a British keyboard are allowed.

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

The dialogue "Privacy type is set to WPA. Multiple SSID support will be disabled." will appear, which is a notification that the router cannot have WPA security and Multiple SSID at the same time, therefore will disable Multiple SSID to allow 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 will only allow wireless connections with the WPA-PSK string you locked it to.



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