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12/03/2012

How To Secure/Protect Wireless (Wifi) network by using WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK on TP-LINK Wireless 11N Router?


Step 1: Open the web browser and type the IP address of the router (default is 192.168.1.1) into the address bar and then PressEnter.
Step 2: Type the username and password in the login page, the default username and password are both admin.
Step 3: Select Wireless->Wireless Settings on the left side menu to open the wireless setting page.


SSID: Set a new name for your wireless network.
Channel: It is better to be located to 1, 6 or 11 than Auto.
"Enable Wireless Router Radio" and "Enable SSID Broadcast" should be both ticked. 
Step 4: Click Save to save your settings.
Note: After clicking on Save button, it will pop up a message The change of wireless config will not take effect until the Router reboots, please click here to reboot. You needn’t reboot the router until you finish all the wireless settings.
Step 5: Select Wireless->Wireless security on the left side menu and check the WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK option on the right side.
Version: WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK
Encryption: TKIP or AES
PSK Password: set your password (the length of PSK Password is between 8 and 63 characters.) 
Step :6 Click Save to save your settings.
Step7: select Systems Tools ->Reboot on the left side menu. Reboot the router to make all the settings take effect.
Note: If the security has been set up, you need configure the same security settings on the client (wireless adapter) in order to connect to the wireless network (router).

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