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How do I setup WEP encryption for the Wireless Network on my TG862?

The TG862 includes configuration options for WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption, which is used to secure network data transmitted over the wireless (Wi-Fi) connection. Depending on the capability of the client wireless card, 64-bit or 128-bit WEP Encryption can be enabled for IP traffic on the LAN.  By default, the wireless network is enabled, and uses WPA-PSK encryption.

This document describes how to configure the Wireless Network to use WEP wireless encryption.

CAUTION: The instructions below include disabling 802.11n, which is required when using WEP encryption in the TG862.  As a result, any wireless clients that connect will use 802.11g or 802.11b.

To Configure WEP

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
  2. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The System Basic Setup page appears.

  3. On the top menu, click the Wireless Setup tab.
  4. On the left menu, click Advanced.  The Advanced Settings page appears.
  5. On the Advanced Settings page:
    a.   Wireless Mode -  Click the drop-down menu, and select B/G mixed.  This setting will disable 802.11n wireless functionality.
    b.   Click the Apply button.
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  6. On the left-hand menu, click Basic.  The System Basic Setup page appears.
  7. On the System Basic Setup page:
    a.   Wireless Network Name (SSID) - Enter the desired network name of choice, or leave at the current setting.
    b.   Security Mode - Click the drop-down menu, and select WEP.  
    c.   Key Number - Keep at default, 1.  
    d.   Key Length - Click the drop-down menu, and select 64-bits or 128-bits.

          NOTE:  Select 64-bits for backward compatibility or 128-bits for maximum WEP security.  In the example below, 64-bits is selected.

    e.   Key - Enter the desired WEP key (wireless password) to use.  The WEP key must be 10 characters for 64-bit, or 26 characters for 128-bit.. 

          NOTE 1:  WEP keys use hexadecimal characters, which are 0 - 9 and a - f.  For best security, it is recommended to avoid the use of all the same characters.  

          64 bit: 02468ace02
          128 bit: 0123456789abcdef0123456789
          NOTE 2:  Make a note of this password, as it will be needed for the wireless client(s) to connect.

    f.   Click the Apply button.

          NOTE: A reboot of the unit is not required for changes to take effect.

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The TG862 is now configured to allow wireless client connections using WEP encryption.

To make a connection, the wireless client must have WEP encryption enabled and have the same WEP encryption key as the Motorola Wireless Gateway.  For assistance with the wireless client,



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