SonicOS 7 Internal Wireless

Configuring the WEP Settings

The options shown in the below image can be set when one of the WEP options is selected for the Authentication Type.

To configure the wireless appliance for WEP authentication:

  1. Navigate to DEVICE | Internal Wireless > Security page.
  2. Select the appropriate authentication type from the Authentication Type drop-down menu.

    • WEP - Both (Open System & Shared Key) (default): The Default Key assignments are not important as long as the identical keys are used in each field.
    • Open: In open-system authentication, the firewall allows the wireless client access without verifying its identity. All Web Encryptions Settings are grayed out an cannot be selected.

    • WEP -Shared key: Uses WEP and requires a shared key to be distributed to wireless clients before authentication is allowed. If Shared Key is selected, then the Default Key assignment is important.

  3. From the Default Key drop-down menu, select which key is the default key: Key 1, Key 2, Key 3, or Key.
  4. From the Key Entry options, select if your keys are Alphanumeric or Hexadecimal (0-9, A-F).

  5. Enter up to four keys in the designated fields. For each key, select whether it is 64 bit, 128 bit, or 152 bit. The higher the bit number, the more secure the key is. Refer to the following table to see how many characters each type of key requires.

    Key Types
    Key Type WEP - 64-bit WEP - 128-bit WEP - 152-bit
    Alphanumeric 5 characters 13 characters 16 characters
    Hexadecimal (0-9, A-F) 10 characters 26 characters 32 characters
  6. Click Accept.

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