Setting Up Security Using WEP
Before proceeding, if you have not read our FAQ "Wireless Security - An Overview", please
If all of your network devices DO NOT support WPA2 or WPA, you can use WEP to configure network security.
WEP can be configured in two ways, 64-bit and 128-bit. 128-bit WEP provides a bit more security than 64-bit, but 128-bit WEP also tends to diminish network performance. We recommend that most people configure their WEP for 64-bit security.
Click the Wireless icon in the Zoom Configuration Manager. This will open the Wireless Setup page.
Go to Encryption (which should say None) and select WEP-64 bit (or WEP-128 bit for more security, but diminished network performance) from the drop-down menu. Six new boxes open directly below the Encryption box.
Check the box marked Passphrase and then choose and enter a Passphrase. You can enter a word or a phrase, or for greater security you can enter a combination of numbers and letters. The Passphrase is case-sensitive and can be up to 8 characters.
If ALL of the wireless devices (clients) on the network are Zoom devices, go to step A. If some or all or the devices are not Zoom devices, go to step B.
A. If ALL of the wireless devices (clients) on the network are Zoom devices, you need to enter the Passphrase that you just created for each device. Every wireless network client needs to be set individually. Open the software that came with the device, which should be running on the computer where the device is installed. Find the configuration menu for security, choose WEP, and enter the Passphrase, exactly as you entered it on the X6 Wireless Setup page. Your security setup configuration is now complete!
B. If any or all of the other wireless devices on the network (clients) are not Zoom devices, you will enter one of the keys shown below the Passphrase on each client. You must enter the same key for each device. The key that you must use is the key corresponding to the Default Key number shown. If the number in the default key box is 1, use Key 1, and so on. You can choose the default key you prefer using the pull-down Default Key menu box.
Now that you have a key, enter it for each client. Every wireless network client needs to be set individually. Open the software that came with the device, which should be running on the computer where the device is installed. Find the configuration menu for security, choose WEP (64-bit or 128-bit depending on what you selected), and enter the Default Key, exactly as it appears on the X6 Wireless Setup page.
Your security setup configuration is now complete!
To setup your X6 or X6v for wireless security using WPA or WPA2 please