Importance of Belkin® Router WEP key
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol that helps to protect wireless networks from unwanted access. This WEP security monitors the use of a WEP key for accessing the wireless network. WEP keys are classified into two types such as 64-bit or 128-bit and it is made up of a combination of letters between A and F and numbers between 0 and 9. A 64-bit WEP key contains 10 characters string and a 128-bit WEP key uses a string of 26 characters. Once the Wired Equivalent Privacy key has been programmed for the wireless router, then it can be found by accessing the router using the web user interface.
- Importance of Belkin Router WEP Key
- Tips to configure
- Points to keep in mind
Importance of Belkin Router WEP key
A Belkin router offers a wireless Internet connection for an office or home. If the network is open, anyone can connect to it and potentially access other connected systems also, so enabling Belkin's security offers an added extra layer of protection. There are two types of wireless security that is Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or WPA. It is easier to determine a person to crack a WEP network than a WPA network, so changing your WEP wireless network to use WPA is a smart move.
Tips to configure
A wireless router uses a network password, (that is called a WEP key) gives secure wireless network connections. Some systems hide the WEP key when it is entered into the system network connection profile. This is a useful security measure for avoiding unwanted access to a wireless network, but it also hinders the ability to connect new system to the network if the password is lost. You must log into the router software administration menu for to obtain the WEP key using an already-connected laptop. You need to select the option called Security, which is present under the wireless in the set-up window. From there you can select the WEP and configure it.
You have to connect to a system to one of the Local Area Network ports on the back of the Belkin router using an Ethernet cable. There are usually four LAN ports on the back of the router, and that cable shall run from one of these ports to the Ethernet port of the system.
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