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How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

Setup Wireless – Privacy Page Description

This section describes the section headings and fields descriptions of the Setup Wireless – Privacy page.

If you make changes in the Setup Wireless – Privacy page, clickApply to apply and save your wireless privacy settings.

Field Name

 

Description

Encryption Mode

Allows setting No Encryption, 64-bitEncryption, or

 

128-bitencryption modes.

WEP PassPhrase

Allows you to designate a unique WEP PassPhrase

 

(password) for additional security purposes

Generate WEP Keys

Allows your to generate WEP keys after entering the

 

values in the appropriate fields

 

For 64-bitWEP, four unique64-bitWEP keys will be

 

 

generated

 

For 128-bitWEP, only one128-bitWEP key will be

 

 

generated. The same key will be entered into all four

 

 

key locations.

Clear WEP Keys

Clears all WEP keys

Default Key

Select which of the four 64-bitor128-bitKeys to

 

activate. Only one WEP is in use at a time. You must

 

manually change keys. They do not change

 

automatically.

 

64-bitand40-bitencryption are two different names

 

 

for the same encryption

 

128-bitand104-bitencryption are two different

 

 

names for the same encryption

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64 Bit Keys

For use with Encryption Mode set to 64-bitencryption.

 

Enter 5-bytevalues for a Key. You do not have to set

 

all four Keys. Only one Key is used for a home

 

network. Each value is represented in hexadecimal.

 

Use only these numbers or letters: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

 

8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, and f to set up your encryption keys.

 

It is generally a good practice to use only

 

lowercase letters when entering WEP encryption keys.

 

Uppercase letters can sometimes be confused with

 

numbers. For example, the uppercase letter “B” is

 

often mistaken for the number “8.” Using lowercase

 

characters minimizes the risk of confusing characters

 

when copying keys from one device to another.

 

Uppercase characters will automatically be converted

 

to lowercase when the key or keys are applied and

 

saved to memory.

 

Use two numbers or letters in each box. Record your

 

Key values. You will need these Key values when you

 

set up your client wireless adapter. The Key values in

 

each wireless network device must match.

128 Bit Keys

For use with Encryption Mode set to 128-bit

 

encryption. Enter 13-bytevalues for a Key. You do not

 

have to set all four Keys. Usually only one is needed

 

for a home network. Each value is represented in

 

hexadecimal. Use only these numbers or letters: 0, 1,

 

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, and f to set up your

 

encryption keys.

 

It is generally a good practice to use only

 

lowercase letters when entering WEP encryption keys.

 

Uppercase letters can sometimes be confused with

 

numbers. For example, the uppercase letter “B” is

 

often mistaken for the number “8.” Using lowercase

 

characters minimizes the risk of confusing characters

 

when copying keys from one device to another.

 

Uppercase characters will automatically be converted

 

to lowercase when the key or keys are applied and

 

saved to memory.

 

Use two numbers or letters in each box. Record your

 

Key values. You will need these Key values when you

 

set up your client wireless adapter. The Key values in

 

each wireless network device must match.

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How Do I Configure the Gateway Cable Modems?

Configuring Wireless Access Point Access Control

Use the Setup Wireless – Access Control page to configure your configure your wireless access point access control.

If you are not familiar with the advanced settings detailed in this section, contact your cable service provider before you attempt to change any of the gateway cable modem default wireless advanced settings.

Click Access Control in the Wireless section of the Setup page to access the Setup Wireless – Access Control page.

Setup Wireless Access Control Page Example

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Setup Wireless – Access Control Page Description

This section describes the section headings and field descriptions of the Setup

Wireless – Access Control page.

Field Name

Description

Authentication

When encryption is enabled, this selection allows

 

you to choose one of the following authentication

 

methods from the drop-downlist:

 

• Open System—Opensystem authentication

 

allows any device to authenticate and then

 

attempt to communicate with the WAP.

 

Communication occurs if both devices have

 

matching pre-configuredWEP keys. Open

 

System authentication does not provide the

 

client with confirmation that the link has been

 

established. This makes it more difficult for a

 

hacker to access the network.

 

• Shared Key—Duringshared key authentication,

 

the WAP sends an unencrypted challenge text

 

string to any device attempting to communicate

 

with the WAP. The device requesting

 

authentication encrypts the challenge text and

 

sends it back to the WAP. If the challenge text is

 

encrypted correctly, the access point allows the

 

requesting device to authenticate. Shared key

 

authentication provides the client with feedback

 

when a link is denied where Open System

 

authentication does not.

 

• Open System or Shared Key—EitherOpen

 

System or Shared Key can associate with the

 

WAP and the WAP accepts data from wireless

 

clients using the appropriate form of

 

authentication.

Closed Network

Allows you to disable or enable the network to

 

access by wireless clients. When ON is selected, the

 

access point does not broadcast the SSID. The

 

client device must be configured manually with the

 

SSID and the MAC address of the access point in

 

order to access with wireless network.

Allow/Restrict

Enables unrestricted access or limits access to

Access

clients listed in the Access List

Access List

Displays the MAC address of the clients that are

 

allowed to access the wireless access point

Connected Clients

Displays the Host Name, IP Address, and Client ID

 

of wireless clients that are connected to (associated

 

with) the gateway modem

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