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Please Note:

WEP is an older wireless encryption protocol. While WEP can be used to safely encrypt wireless transmissions, if you have a Wireless N device such as a laptop with a newer wireless network card, you will not communicate with the router at the optimum speed available. WEP should only be used on a network if you have a dated computer, such as one with an operating system older than Windows XP Service pack 2. These older computers are not capable of associating with an access point that uses newer encryption protocols such as WPA. If you have computers that are all newer than Windows XP Service Pack 2, it is recommended that you set up WPA or WPA2 instead.

 

  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet Browser.
  • Go up to the address bar at the top of the page, and backspace everything out of it.
  • Next, type in the IP address of the router, by default it is 192.168.1.1.
  • If everything is connected correctly, the browser will ask you for a user name and a password. By default, the user name is admin and the password is admin. Enter that, and press OK when done.
  • If the user name and password are accepted, the browser will load a TP-Link Status page.
  • To set up security, click Wireless on the left-hand side, then click Security Settings.
  • You will be brought to a Wireless Security page. To configure security select WEP.
  • First, enable Key 1 as 64-Bit.
  • Now enter the password that you want to use for the wireless. It must be exactly ten characters long, and WEP can only use characters A through F and 0 through 9.
  • Once you have the password you desire entered, click Save at the bottom of the page. The router will then reboot. If you are on a laptop, you will need to reconnect to the wireless network during which you will be prompted for the key that was just set up. If the computer is a Windows 7 or Windows Vista based computer, you will have to remove the old network profile before attempting to reconnect to the router, or you will get an error saying The profile saved on this computer does not match the requirements of the network.

 

  • WPA or WPA2 Security should now be enabled on the router. You will need to enter this key into each wireless computer you add to the network. Wired systems do not require a network key to connect.