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How do I ensure my security settings are correct?

Published: Feb 27, 2019Updated: Feb 28, 2019

Ensure all wireless devices have the same settings.

  • SSID: this is case sensitive.
  • Channel: the wireless channels are 1 to 11.
  • Mode: the wireless mode should be set to either ad hoc or infrastructure.
  • Encryption: you have these options for encryption:
    • Don't use any
    • Use WEP
    • Use WPA
    • Enable wireless access point
  • If Access Control List (ACL) is enabled on your router, make sure the MAC address of the wireless adapter is included in that list.
  • When configuring a router:
    • The user name must include a whole address like [email protected] - NOT just "user".
    • After making changes, click Apply.
  • If you've enabled security and have problems connecting, disable security by setting encryption to None, then try connecting again.