To configure the Router as a wireless access point for wireless
clients (either stationary or roaming), all you need to do is define
the radio channel, the Service Set identifier (SSID), and security
Channel and SSID
You must specify a common radio channel and SSID (Service
Set ID) to be used by the Router and all of your wireless clients.
Be sure you configure all of your clients to the same values.
SSID: The Service Set ID. This should be set to the same value
as the other wireless devices in your network.
SSID Broadcast: Broadcasting the SSID on the wireless network
for easy connection with client PCs. For security reasons, you
should disable SSID broadcast. (Default: Enable)
Note: The SSID is case sensitive and can consist of up to 32
Wireless Mode: Set the communication mode for
the Router. Default: Mixed (11b+11g)Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router
Transmission Rate: Set the rate of data transmitted
from the Router. The lower the data rate, the longer
the transmission distance. (Default: Fully Automatic.)
Channel: The radio channel through which the Router
communicates with PCs in its BSS. (Default: 6)
Note: The available channel settings are limited by
g Nitro: In a crowded 2.4 MHz frequency, the
connection speed is much lower than the promised 54 Mbps. The
g Nitro implemented by Intersil's Prism Nitro technology
dramatically enhances your wireless network speeds. It provides
up to 50% more throughput in 11g only environment, and
improves network throughput by 3 times in mixed mode.ADVANCED SETUP
If you are transmitting sensitive data across radio channels, you
should enable wireless security. Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption requires you to use
the same set of encryption/decryption keys for the Router and all
of your wireless clients.
WEP mode: You can choose disabled, 64-bit or 128-bit
Key Provisioning: Select a key type of static key or dynamic key.
Static WEP Key Setting
You may manually enter the keys or automatically generate
encryption keys. To manually configure the keys, enter 10 digits
for each 64-bit key, or enter 26 digits for the single 128-bit key. (A
hexadecimal digit is a number or letter in the range 0-9 or A-F.)
For automatic 64-bit security, check the box of Passphrase, enter
a passphrase and click SAVE SETTINGS. ADVANCED SETUP
Four keys will be generated. Choose a key ID (1-4) from the
drop-down list or accept the default key.
If you use encryption, configure the same keys used for the
Router on each of your wireless clients. Note that Wired
Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protects data transmitted between
wireless nodes, but does not protect any transmissions over your
wired network or over the Internet.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) combines Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol (TKIP) and 802.1x mechanisms. It provides dynamic
key encryption and 802.1x authentication service. With TKIP,
WPA uses 48-bit initialization vectors, calculates an 8-byte
message integrity code, and generates an encryption key
periodically. For authentication, it allows you to use 802.1x
authentication for an environment with a RADIUS server installed
on your network. Selecting the Pre-shared Key enables WPA to
use the pre-shared key in a SOHO network.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router
Field Default Parameter Description
Cypher suite TKIP One of the security mechanism used
by WPA for frame body and CRC
Authentication 802.1X Select the authentication mode.
• 802.1X: It is for an enterprise
network with a RADIUS server
• Pre-shared Key: It is for a SOHO
network without any authentication
Select the key type as in pass-phrase
or in 64-Hex characters
Pre-shared Key none Specify in pass-phrase style or in
Disable The period of renewing broadcast/
multicast keyADVANCED SETUP
Management access will be checked against the authentication
database stored on the Router. If an authentication RADIUS
server is used, you must specify the secret key of the
Message-Authenticator attribute, i.e., Message Digest-5 (MD5),
and the corresponding parameters in the RADIUS Server
Parameters field for the remote authentication protocol.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router
• General Parameters
• RADIUS Server Parameters
Field Default Parameter Description
Enable 802.1X Yes Starts using 802.1x security control.
300 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for
which the connection is maintained
3600 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for
which the RADIUS server will
dynamically re-assign a session key
to a connected client station.
Quiet Period 60 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for
which the Router will wait between
Server Type RADIUS Selects the authentication server
Field Defaults Description
Server IP 192.168.1.1 The IP address of the RADIUS server.
Server Port 1812 UDP port is used for RADIUS authentication
Secret Key none Defines a text string on both the RADIUS
client and server to secure RADIUS traffic.
The RADIUS server requires MD5
Message-Authenticator attribute for all
access request messages. The 802.1x
authentication scheme is supported by using
the Extensible Authentication Protocol
(EAP) over the RADIUS server.
NAS-ID none Defines the request identifier of the Network
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