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Different types of wireless security on the Belkin router

Securing the wireless connection of the router is one way to prevent unauthorized access to your network.  This article is a guide on the types of wireless security you can set up on your Belkin router.

WEP
WPA™/WPA2™
MAC Address Filtering
 
NOTE:  It is recommended that you set up these wireless security settings from a computer that is wired to the router.

WEP

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLAN).  It can be a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit key with 26 hexadecimal digits.  For instructions on how to set up the WEP security, click here.
 
WPA/WPA2

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™) or Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2™) is the updated and more reliable security standard.  It improves the security features of WEP.  For instructions on how to set up the WPA/WPA2 security, click here.
 
For video instructions on how to set up WPA/WPA2 security, watch the video below.

 


 

MAC Address Filtering
 
You can also secure your wireless network by limiting wireless access via MAC Address Filtering.  This feature gives you the option to either allow or deny specific MAC Addresses from connecting to your wireless router.
 
The Media Access Control Address or the MAC Address is a series of 12 hexadecimal characters that serves as an identifier for a computer or device.  To learn how to configure MAC Address Filtering, click here.
 
NOTE:  MAC Address Filtering can be used with both WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption.
 
Connecting wireless devices to the network

Once your password is set up, you can then connect your devices to the wireless network.  Click on the links below for instructions:

Windows® computer
Android™ tablet and smartphone
Mac® computer
iPhone® and iPod®


Related Articles:

Updating your Belkin router's administrator password through the Dashboard
Configuring the Belkin Dual-Band Router’s wireless security settings through the Dashboard
How to check the Belkin router’s Guest Access settings


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