Bright Box 2 Wireless Router - change security to WEP

If you're using a wireless adapter or software that doesn't support WPA security, it's possible to change settings on your router so that it supports WEP.

Where possible, we always recommend that you update your computer's operating system or wireless software so that it supports WPA. This gives improved security (and speeds if you have a wireless n or ac adapter).

This guide will show you how to set up an additional wireless network on your router using WEP security. This means that you won't have to reconnect other devices you've already connected to your router.

  1. From a computer connected to your Bright Box 2, go to 192.168.1.1 (opens in a new tab or window)

    Enter 192.168.1.1 into browser address bar

  2. The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open

    Router's admin pages

  3. Enter the username and password for the admin pages

    - The username is admin (all lower case)
    - The password can be found on a sticker on the bottom of your router

    Bright Box 2 sticker

  4. Select LOGIN

    Enter the username and password for the router's admin pages

  5. The STATUS page will open

    Status page

  6. Select ADVANCED from the menu and click ACCEPT

    Select ADVANCED and then choose ACCEPT

  7. Select Wireless Settings, and then SSID Management in the left hand menu

    Wireless Settings - SSID Management selected

  8. The SSID MANAGEMENT page will open

    SSID Management Page

  9. In the Multiple SSID No. menu, select 2


    2 Highlighted in the Multiple SSID No. menu

  10. In the Channel menu, select B+G


    B=G highlighted from the Wireless Mode menu


  11. Select to Enable Wireless
  12. Enter a Wireless Network Name - in the example below we called ours WEP-EE-1a2b3c, however you can choose whatever you like
  13. Select to Enable Broadcast SSID
  14. Select the WEP mode 64-bit
  15. Select the Key Entry Method - HEX


    Enable wireless, enter a Wireless Network Name, and set Security Settings

  16. Click to tick the Passphrase option
  17. Enter a passphrase - in the example below we entered PaulsPassword
  18. Click GENERATE KEY - this will create 4 WEP keys
  19. Make a note of Key 1 - you'll need this to connect to your new wireless network


    Enter a Passphrase and click GENERATE KEY

  20. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  21. Enter 8 characters into the Wireless Password field - what you enter isn't important but will allow you to save settings

    8 characters entered into the Wireless Password field

  22. Click SAVE SETTINGS

    Click SAVE SETTINGS

  23. Your new settings will be saved.
    Applying changes. Please wait. The process may take up to 30 seconds. If you are making wireless changes you may need to reconnect to the wireless network.

  24. That's it - you can now refresh your computer's wireless software and connect to your new wireless network name

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