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Different types of Wi-Fi security on the Belkin router

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

NOTE:  It is recommended that you set up these Wi-Fi security settings from a computer that is wired to the router.

WEP
WPA™ / WPA2™
MAC Address Filtering

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 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 WPA / WPA2 security, click
here or watch the video below:

 


 

MAC Address Filtering
 
The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a series of 12 hexadecimal characters that serves as an identifier for a computer or device.  With this, you can also secure your Wi-Fi by limiting access via MAC Address Filtering.  This feature gives you the option to either allow or deny specific MAC addresses from connecting to your Wi-Fi router.
 
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 devices to the Wi-Fi

Once setup is done, you can now connect your devices to the Wi-Fi.  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 Wi-Fi settings through the Dashboard
How to check the Belkin router’s Guest Access settings


Related Video:

Setting up a secure network using Wireless Protected Setup (VIDEO)

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