article by: Glenn Posadas
This post will guide you in setting up your Buffalo Wireless (WiFi) Router. All of the types of authentication and encryption that will be discussed here of course are the same with other brands of wireless/wifi routers. The only difference it is the way we will access the access point or the configuration site of our router.
1) The first thing you want to do is to connect to one of the SSIDs (known as WiFi connection) given by your buffalo router. The default names given by my buffalo router is the 2 SSIDs based on their MAC Address.
My laptop detected this WiFi name: 4CE676166600
Anyone can connect to this network because in default, its authentication and encryption are open.
2) Second step: Open any browser you like. Type in the address bar this IP: 192.168.11.1 (note that it is for a buffalo wifi router. As I've said, only the encryption and authentication types discussed here will be the same with the other routers). So key in this, in the username field, type: root
small letters only and leave the password field blank, and then press enter.
3) You will be directed to the Access Point settings of your router. Click Wireless Config > Basic(11n/g/b) / And follow the settings just like the photo given.
You can change the WiFi name. In my SSID1, I have renamed it to www.glennvon.com. In my SSID2, I have renamed it to WELOVEGOD. And so on upto SSID4.
Remember: don't forget to input your Password in the password field, below the encryption type.
So what you should choose in authentication type and in encryption type? CLICK HERE!
The article below discusses the settings in your wifi router.
Basic Wireless Setting(11n/g/b)
You can set basic configuration information for your wireless LAN manually here. If encryption is not used, communication will be established just by this basic setup. Encryption is highly recommended, however.
Un-checking "Enable" will disable wireless LAN functionality. When disabled, all wireless functionality, including broadcasting, is halted. Default value is enabled.
You may specify a channel (frequency band) for your wireless communication. If there are other wireless clients near the AirStation,you may get interference. Change to a different (and preferably non-overlapping) channel in this case. Available channels vary with which wireless standard you're using. When Auto channel is selected, a vacant channel is selected automatically. 11n/g/b : Auto, 1-11 Channel (Default value : Auto channel)
Wireless communication commonly uses 20MHz per channel.
150Mbps Mode is a method to increase wireless transmission throughput to 40MHz per channel.
When 150Mbps Mode is used, the channel display on the wireless client is likely going to differ from the channel display on the AP.
The wireless client channel display may not display the Control Channel but the center frequency.
In this case, the channel between the Wireless Channel and the Extension Channel is displayed.
Example : When channel 3 is selected as Wireless Channel, and channel 7 is selected as the Extension Channel, channel 5 is displayed.
You can select weather 20MHz or 40MHz (150Mbps Mode) are used for wireless communication.
Default value is 20MHz
When 40MHz has been selected under Band Width, two channels are used. A Control Channel and an Extension Channel.
The Control Channel is specified by the [ Wireless Channel ] setting , and the Extension Channel is specified by the [ Extension Channel ] setting.
Select whether to Enable Broadcast SSID or not.
Default value is "Allow".
When connecting to an AirStation broadcasting its SSID, wireless client devices do not need the SSID entered manually.
Broadcasting your SSID also lets clients detect the best wireless signal level available and connect to it automatically.
To connect to an AirStation where SSID broadcast is disabled, the SSID of the AirStation will have to be manually entered on each wireless client device.
Even when "Automatic detection of wireless access point" ("Wireless Automatic Detection" on Client Manager) is selected, the client will not detect the AirStation unless it has special software installed.
While AOSS is in use, a Broadcast SSID can be set but will not be used.
Wireless encryption WPA-PSK-TKIP, WPA2-PSK-TKIP , WPA/WPA2-Mixed or WEP is used for Multi Security SSID1.
Wireless encryption WPA-PSK-TKIP or WPA/WPA2-Mixed is used for Multi Security SSID2.
Wireless encryption WPA-PSK-AES is used for Multi Security SSID3.
Wireless encryption WEP is used for Multi Security SSID4.
Connected wireless devices can communicate with WAN side devices if this setting is enabled.
SSID is an identifying name for a wireless network. Each access point has a SSID. Roaming can be allowed by setting multiple AirStations with the same SSID over a widespread area. To change SSID from the default value, select "Input Value" and enter a new SSID in the input box. Up to 32 alphanumeric characters may be used. SSIDs are case-sensitive.
While AOSS is in use, an SSID can be set but will not be used.
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