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wpa encyption on gateway 2701hg-b

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ronbo47, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. ronbo47

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    waiting to be hacked running wep encryption on gateway 2701hg-b. how to set up wpa encryption so my work issued lenovo T500 running windows XP Pro that requires wpa will work for me at home.
     
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    Hello ronbo and welcome to TSG!

    I take it that the 2701 is from Bell. To upgrade from wep to wpa, login the 2701 and look for the wep or wireless settings. From there you should be able to set the encryption and you would be able to get a new key as well. You will also need to write this key down into notepad, They are over 16 characters long!

    As an added bonus and is you can find it, you can also add all of your mac addresses to the managed wire list if the unit has that capability. This will allow you and your computers that are on the "list" to be accepted and all others that are not, cannot get in or on.

    Even if the "hackers" have the ability to spoof your mac, it would take them several years to get through the wpa/psk key.
     
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    Terry,

    That's a really good article.
     
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