Originally Posted by HBMTN
So I am still trying to figure this Infrastructure Mode out. I go into the guru set up and select Infrastructure for WiFi MODE, then type in our router name for SSID which is my last name. Next is the encryption type, if I hover my cursor over the bars for internet connection on my computer it says WPA2-PSK so I select WPA2 for encryption. Next on the set up is KEY and I think this is where my problem is. I have never changed this on my router/modem (all one unit) so I type in the Key/Passphrase number on the back of the router that I use to link my computer to it for wireless and when I try to click Submit Values to update the Guru and start Infrastructure Mode I get the below response.
Encryption key must be 64 HEX
characters (0..9, A..F)
I do not know what to do, please help.
This is telling you the encryption key for WPA2-PSK MUST BE 64 CHARACTERS LONG in Hexadecimal as "MeadandMeat" indicated above. I would suggest using WPA2 which can be 8-63 characters long which is probably what is already selected in the router.
WPA stands for Wi-Fi protected access. It is a standard security protocol implemented by Wi-Fi alliance to secure wireless computer networks. WPA2 is an advanced encryption of WPA.
To find your type of encryption and your key....
Step 1: First of all, you need to launch an internet browser. On the address bar at the top, type http://192.168.1.1
(Belkin routers use 192.168.2.1 as the default IP) and press “Enter” key. This address belongs to your wireless modem or wireless router to which you are connected.
Step 2: A window asking for username and password will appear. In the username field, type “admin” without quotes and in the password field, either type “password” without quotes or leave the password field blank. Press “Enter” key to continue. If password is correct, you will be redirected to the modem/router’s “Settings” page.
Step 3: On the modem/router’s “Settings” page, find “Wireless” option. Click the “Wireless” link to populate the wireless settings. Now, locate and click the “Security” or “Advanced Security” option.
On the security page, you will find “Network Authentication”. Different options available under the Network Authentication menu are open, shared, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, etc. The protocol displayed is what is currently set. DO NOT CHANGE IT, just view it. next to it or under it you will see your computer’s key. Insert this key when asked for on any of your devices.
A key can be 8-64 characters long. For minimal security, you can choose 8 characters key. For maximum security, you can choose 64 characters.