Nov 14

Step 1 Log into the web-based configuration by opening up a web browser and typing in the IP address of the access point (

Step 2 The default username is admin (all lower case) and the password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3 Click on the Advanced tab and then click Encryption on the left side. Select the Wireless Band (DWL-7100AP only).

Step 4 Click the radio button next to Shared Key and then click Enabled next to Encryption. Make sure your other wireless devices are set to Shared Key.


Step 5 Next to Key Type, select HEX or ASCII. You will need to use the same key on all your wireless devices.

  • HEX – use 0-9 and A-F only.
  • ASCII – All numbers and letters.Step 6 Next to Key Size, select the level of encryption (64, 128, or 152-bit).

    Step 7 You can enter up to 4 different keys. Select the key you want to use from the Valid Key drop-down.

    Step 8 Enter your encryption key. You make this up yourself. If you selected HEX, then enter a key made up of a combination of numbers (0-9) and letters (A-F). For example – A4572BCC19 (HEX).

    Step 9 Click Apply to save settings.

    Note: If you are configuring your access point from a wireless adapter, you will lose connectivity as soon as you click Apply. You must enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same exact key as you entered on your access point.

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