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    How do I change my encryption from WEP to WPA?

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    • Your O2 wireless box comes with WEP encryption. It means that you need a key or code to connect to your network. To make it even more secure, you can change it to WPA. This is the latest way of encrypting wireless networks. It's very secure, but it's worth noting that it won't work on some versions of Windows Vista. You also have to make sure all your devices that are on network are WPA compatible.

       

      To change from WEP to WPA, simply follow the steps below:

       

      1. Open up your internet browser and type the following address into the address bar:http://o2wirelessbox.lan or http://192.168.1.254 


      2. Once the page has loaded, click on "Home Network" on the left hand side of the page. 


      3. Click on the name of your wireless network.  This will be located towards the top of the page.


      4. Click on "Configure" in the top-right of the page. 


      5. Select the "Use WPA-PSK Encryption" option and click 'Apply'. 


      6. You can check it has changed to WPA-PSK by looking at the 'Security Mode' under the 'Security' heading.

      View our interactive guide to get more support setting up and going wireless


      Check out our OGuru TV video below:

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