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How to Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK

Note: Not all wireless adapters support WPA and WPA2. Furthermore, client software is required on the client. Windows XP and Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 do include the client software that supports WPA and WPA2. Nevertheless, the wireless adapter hardware and driver must also support WPA and WPA2. Consult the product document for your wireless adapter and WPA and WPA2 client software for instructions on configuring WPA and WPA2 settings.

To configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, follow these steps:

1. Log in at the default LAN address of http://192.168.0.1, with the default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.
2. Click Wireless Settings in the main menu of the FVG318.

Figure 4-11: Wireless Settings menu (WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK)
3. Select WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK on the pulldown menu. The WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK menu will open.
4. Select the desired Encryption method. For WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, the only option is TKIP + AES. WPA clients must use TKIP, and WPA2 clients must use AES.
5. Enter the pre-shared key in the Passphrase field. Enter a word or group of printable characters in the Passphrase box. The Passphrase must be 8 to 63 characters in length. The 256 Bit key used for encryption is generated from this passphrase.
6. Enter the Key Lifetime. This setting determines how often the encryption key is changed. Shorter periods provide greater security, but adversely affect performance. If desired, you can change the default value.
7. Click Apply to save your settings.

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