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There may be rare occasions where you need to provide backwards compatibility with WPA, that's probably pretty rare today, five to ten years ago that was an issue you had to deal with, today it's not,so I'm going to leave this at WPA2 preshared key because it is the strongest option, and now we need to specify the preshared key that's going to be used to encrypt the data that's being transmitted on the wireless network. I'm going to delete the default key that came with the access point, and I'm going to type a new one in. Okay, so now we've turned on WPA2 preshared key and created a new preshared key, now in order to use this, of course, each wireless client will have to be configured with that key, we'll talk about how to do that in just a minute.
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OK, let's go back to the dashboard. Now, under local network we can set up the IP address on the LAN side of the wireless router, by doing this, then we can use this IP address to access this configuration interface from within a web browser. So let's just go ahead and use the default IP address that was assigned to this interface, notice that the DHCP server is turned on, that way when a wireless client or a wired one, for that matter, because this access point has a wired switch built-in to it as well, will automatically receive an appropriate IP address along with a Subnet mask, DNS server address, and default gateway address, and it will be on the 192.168.2.0 network, and then the access point will route packets from the wireless network and from the built-in wired network through its WAN port on out to my cable modem. There is one other configuration setting that I want to take care of before we end, and that's WPS, I do not like WPS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup is designed to make it very easy for the average end-user who doesn't know anything about networking to connect a wireless device to the access point, basically you press a button on the access point, you press a button on the wireless device, the two talk to each other, and the appropriate configuration information is automatically configured on the device.It makes it really easy for end-users to connect to the wireless network, and it also makes it really easy for an attacker who is able to gain physical access to the access point to gain access to your wireless network as well, so I actually like to turn this option off, we'll hit Save. Okay, let's go back to the dashboard. So at this point, got our access point ready to go, now this workstation that I'm working from is connected with a wired connection to the access point, let's go ahead and try to connect wirelessly now. Configuring a Laptop 11:48-13:34 So in order to do this I first need to enable the wireless adapter on this system, I'm working off of a laptop and I've flipped the switch to turn the wireless adapter off during the configuration phase, now that we're done configuring it, I'll turn the wireless interface on, we'll click on our Network icon, and there is our NTI2 wireless network, let's go ahead and connect to it. Alright so now that our access point is configured, we can go ahead
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