Changing wireless security modes

    1. Open the Motorola Configuration Manager by typing the following in your Web browser's address bar: http://192.168.0.1
    2. In the Login dialog box, type the following User Name and Password in lower case, then click Login.

      User Name: admin
      Password: motorola

    3. Click Advanced at the top of the screen then click Wireless at the top of the page then select WPS RADIUS WEP.
    4. To change the wireless security, start by setting all the following drop-down menus in the WPA-PSK Security Settings section to Disable: WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, and WPA2-PSK.
    5. Then select Enable for the mode(s) you choose for setting wireless security. Be sure to click Save next to anything you have changed or the it will not be saved.
    6. Note: To use WPA2/WPA, all of the wireless devices on your network must support either encryption method. In this case, enable:
      • WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK (if you want to use a Pre-Shared Key)
        or
      • WPA and WPA2 (use this only if your network uses a Radius Server. This is very uncommon for a home network.)
    7. If you know that all your devices support the more secure WPA2 you can enable WPA2 only (or WPA2-PSK if you want to use a Pre-Shared Key) instead of WPA and WPA2.
    8. In the WPA Pre-Shared Key text box (only if you selected an option requiring a Pre-Shared Key), enter a passphrase of your choice (a minimum of 8 characters but up to 63 including 0-9, A-Z (upper and lower case) all special characters except ":"). Write down this passphrase and put it where you can find it – on the bottom of the Cable Modem/Router case, for instance.
    9. Click Save.
      Now you need to set up each of your wireless devices with the SSID and passphrase. If your devices were already set up with this SSID and passphrase then your setup should be complete

Your security setup configuration is now complete!

Setting Up Security Using WEP

WEP is an older wireless security standard that has been shown to be easily defeated. Because of this, the use of WEP has been phased out by the wireless industry and should only be used if any one of your network devices DOES NOT support WPA or WPA2. WEP can be configured two ways: 64-bit and 128-bit. 128-bit WEP provides more security than 64-bit. It will also only work in 802.11 B and G modes of wireless. It is not compatible to Wireless N so using this will slow down your transmissions.

      1. Open the Motrola Configuration Manager by typing the following in your Web browser's address bar: http://192.168.0.1
      2. In the Login dialog box, type the following User Name and Password in lower case, then click Login.

        User Name: admin
        Password: motorola

      3. Click Advanced then Wireless and WPS RADIUS WEP on the top menu.
      4. You will need to disable all of the WPA, WPS settings if they are enabled. As well as the 802.11 N mode. Be sure to click SAVE after each change.
      5. Scroll down to the From the WEP Encryption drop-down menu, select WEP-64 bit (or WEP-128 bit
      6. For Network Key 1, you can either enter your own WEP Key or you can have WEP Keys generated.
        WEP Security Settings screenshot

        If you are entering a network key of your choice, enter 13 ASCII characters or 26 hexadecimal digits for 128-bit encryption keys. Enter 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal digits for 64-bit encryption keys.

        Otherwise, type something into the text box next to PASSPHRASE and click on Generate WEP Keys and WEP Keys will automatically be generated for you.

        Caution! Do not click SAVE until you have entered WEP Keys.

      7. Click SAVE.
      8. Now you need to set up each of your wireless devices with the SSID and WEP Key. Your security setup configuration is now complete!

Disabling Security

If for some reason you need to set up an unsecured network, you will need to disable the default security that is currently set up for your Cable Modem/Router. Follow the instructions below.

      1. Open the Motorola Configuration Manager by typing the following in your Web browser's address bar: http://192.168.0.1
      2. Click Advanced, then Wireless and then WPS RADIUS WEP on the top menu.
        WPA PSK Security Settings screenshot
      3. Set all the following drop-down menus to Disable: WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, and WPA2-PSK.
      4. Click Save after disabling each of the settings.
      5. Now you need to set up each of your wireless devices with the correct SSID. Since Security is disabled you do not need to configure security.

That's it! You have now disabled security.

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