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 (opens in a new tab or window)

  2. The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open

  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

  4. Select LOGIN

  5. The STATUS page will open

  6. Select ADVANCED from the menu and click ACCEPT

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

  8. The SSID MANAGEMENT page will open

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

  10. In the Channel menu, select B+G

  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

  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

  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

  22. Click SAVE SETTINGS 

  23. Your new settings will be saved

  24. That's it - you can now refresh your computer's wireless software and connect to your new wireless network name
Last updated: 7/2/2019
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