Tad confused about WPA/WAPI passphrase 7800DXL

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DontEatTheYellowSnow
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Tad confused about WPA/WAPI passphrase 7800DXL

Post by DontEatTheYellowSnow » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi

I've had this 7800DXL for around 3 years.

In all this time I think I might have been running with reduced security.

This is how I set it up from day one;

I entered SSID

I selected WPA2-PSK (3600 AES)

WPA/WAPI passphrase THIS IS WHERE I'M CONFUSED

I thought I was doing the right thing by using a password
provided by the router - that is 12 characters.

That you can see when you "click her to display"

Reading about network security today, it seems I should
have entered my own network password.

It's probably me but I cannot find out how I can change this
network password "to my own password" - but at the same
maintaining WPA2-PSK ?

(I'm using 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands)

Many thanks in advance.

Stephen

billion_fan
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Re: Tad confused about WPA/WAPI passphrase 7800DXL

Post by billion_fan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 pm

DontEatTheYellowSnow wrote:Hi

I've had this 7800DXL for around 3 years.

In all this time I think I might have been running with reduced security.

This is how I set it up from day one;

I entered SSID

I selected WPA2-PSK (3600 AES)

WPA/WAPI passphrase THIS IS WHERE I'M CONFUSED

I thought I was doing the right thing by using a password
provided by the router - that is 12 characters.

That you can see when you "click her to display"

Reading about network security today, it seems I should
have entered my own network password.

It's probably me but I cannot find out how I can change this
network password "to my own password" - but at the same
maintaining WPA2-PSK ?

(I'm using 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands)

Many thanks in advance.

Stephen
Delete the dots from the 'WPA/WAPI passphrase' section and then enter your own password, once done, reconnect all wireless devices with your new password (screen shot example attached) Also leave the 'Network Authentication' as 'WPA2-PSK' for the best security method
You will have to do this for both bands 2.4ghz and 5ghz
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DontEatTheYellowSnow
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Re: Tad confused about WPA/WAPI passphrase 7800DXL

Post by DontEatTheYellowSnow » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:49 pm

Thank you billion_fan for your prompt reply - that's sorted it. :D

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