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connected the WAN port on the access point to my cable modem, so at this point we're ready to configure it. So I'm going to come down here and open up Internet Explorer, so I checked the documentation, it said to access the web-based configuration interface on the wireless access point, I type ' ' and when I do, the main page of the interface is displayed, so let's take a look. Here's the name of the router, here's its model number, here's its firmware version, and down here under Internet Settings we learn how this device is connected to the cable modem. Now, the first thing we probably need to do is click on Connection Type, and we have to configure the WAN port on the access point, configure how it's going to connect, and the way you do this depends upon your ISPand the type of internet connection that you are configuring. For example, in this situation I'm connecting to a cable modem, therefore, I use the Dynamic option, and it points out here that if you're using a cable modem, then this is the type of connection you will probably use, and I happen to know that it is. Basically, when I turn this option on, the access point is going to contact the DHCP service running on the cable modem itself, and grab an IP address and pull it down and assign that IP address, along with the other IP configuration settings like the subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server, and apply it to the WAN port interface on the wireless access point. There may be times when you have to use the static connection option, I don't think I've ever used it, if you're using a DSL modem, then you may need to use the PPOE option, in which case you're going to have to gather a whole bunch of information from the ISP and configure it in your PPPoE configuration, now we don't need to do that on this one, I'm using a cable modem, and the dynamic option works exactly like it's supposed to.
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In fact, if we scroll down here, we can see that the WAN port on this wireless access point has already been given an IP address by the cable modem, 10.0.0.39, here's its subnet mask, this is the default gateway of the cable modem itself, and here's some DNS servers that this system can use to resolve host names into IP addresses. So the WAN port on this access point is ready to go, now we need to configure the wireless network radio, the 802.11 radio on this system. Let's come over here and click on SSID first. Now, we need to make some changes in this screen. First of all, we've got to change this SSID, this is the default SSID that came pre-configured with the access point, so it really is not a good idea to use the default SSIDs that come with the access points,because these are published on the internet just by driving by your business or your house where the access point is running, someone could pick up your network name on, say, a laptop or a mobile device, and then be able to look up and see what the default admin username and password is for that particular access point, and using this information, the attacker could
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