CHANGING WIRELESS SECURITY SETTINGS

CHANGING WIRELESS SECURITY SETTINGS

There are 2 basic Wireless Security modes:  WPA and WEP. 
There are 2 versions of WPA:  WPA and WPA2.  When configured as part of a typical home or small office network, WPA and WPA2 require a Pre-Shared Key (PSK).

These modes are typically called WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK.  You can enable either WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK alone, or you can enable both WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK together.

By default, your Cable Modem/Router has WPA2-PSK with AES encryption enabled.  You will only need to change the security mode if you have a device in your wireless network that only supports WEP or WPA-PSK with TKIP encryption.

If you want an unsecured network, disable all security methods.

 

This Article contains 3 guides:

1. Enable WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK

2. Enable WEP

3. Disable WiFi Security


CHANGING WIRELESS SECURITY:


To Enable WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK:

Open your Internet browser.  In the address field, type in: 192.168.0.1

Click ENTER on your keyboard.
Username:  admin
Password:   motorola
(Default password.  If you changed it, you will enter the password you created)
Click Login

Click Advanced (top right).

Click Wireless > WPS RADIUS WEP

Select the band you would like to configure, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
(If you want to configure both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, you will need to follow these steps for each of these bands).

*Note:  For models MG7310 and MG7315 - you will only see one page (only supports 2.4 GHz).
For models MG7540, MG7550, MG7700 - you will have the option to change both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.

 

Under the 802.11n Mode box:

             802.11n Mode Enable/Disable:  Select Disabled and click Save


Under the WPA-PSK Security Settings box:

                   WPA-PSK:  Select Enabled.  Click Save
                 WPA2-PSK :  Select Enabled.  
                 Encryption:   Select TKIP+AES.  Click Save again

            The device will now operate in mixed WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK mode

 

 

To Enable WEP:

Open your Internet browser.  In the address field, type in: 192.168.0.1
Click ENTER on your keyboard.
Username:  admin
Password:   motorola
(Default password.  If you changed it, you will enter the password you created)
Click Login

Click Advanced (top right).

Click Wireless > WPS RADIUS WEP

Select the band you would like to configure, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
(If you want to configure both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, you will need to follow these steps for each of these bands).

*Note:  For models MG7310 and MG7315 - you will only see one page (only supports 2.4 GHz).
For models MG7540, MG7550, MG7700 - you will have the option to change both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.

 

Under the WPA-PSK Security Settings box:

Disable all entries in this section:  WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
            Click Save 

 

Under the 802.11n Mode box:

             802.11n Mode Enable/Disable:  Select Disabled and click Save

 

Under the WEP Security Settings box:


            WEP Encryption:   Select either WEP-64 bit or WEP-128 bit.
                                         (WEP-128 bit offers more security). 
            Show Keys:  Select Enabled
            PassPhrase:  In this field, enter a sequence of letters.  These can be words, names, or     a sequence of your choice.

Click the Generate WEP Keys button to the right.

*If you get an error when you click Generate WEP Keys, make sure you have entered something in the PassPhrase field before you click the button.

 

Note the setting of your Current Network Key.  This determines which Network Key you need to use on your clients.  You can change this value by selecting a different number in the drop-down box.  (You can select 1-4).

Click Save to the right of the WEP Security Settings box.

 

 

Disabling Security:

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

Open your Internet browser.  In the address field, type in: 192.168.0.1
Click ENTER on your keyboard.

Username:  admin
Password:   motorola
(Default password.  If you changed it, you will enter the password you created)
Click Login

Click Advanced (top right).

Click Wireless > WPS RADIUS WEP

Select the band you would like to configure, 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
(If you want to configure both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, you will need to follow these steps for each of these bands).

*Note:  For models MG7310 and MG7315 - you will only see one page (only supports 2.4 GHz).
For models MG7540, MG7550, MG7700 - you will have the option to change both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.

 

Under the WPA-PSK Security Settings box:

             Disable all entries in this section:  WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
             Click Save for each entry you disable

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On each of your wireless devices, you will see the SSID does not require you to enter a password now.

 

QUESTIONS?  NEED ASSISTANCE?

Motorola Tech Support:  1-800-753-0797
(Monday-Friday 8:30am-10pm. Saturday 8:30am-5pm Eastern time)

Email Support:  support@motorolanetwork.com

 

 

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