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General Settings: Wireless

The Wireless subgroup, with settings of the wireless connection, contains as many as five pages, first of which is called Basic Settings. Here, you can specify the operation mode of the WLAN module. It can be an access point, a WDS link, or Bridge mode. For the access point mode such parameters as SSID, active channel number and wireless connection standard can be specified.

The Advanced Settings page offers a lot of options that should not be tinkered with unless really necessary. These are mostly low-level settings such as beacon interval, fragmentation threshold, transmitter’s power, connection channel bandwidth, etc.

The Security Settings page offers security options for the wireless connection. The router supports all the three basic technologies: WEP, WPA (2) PSK, and RADIUS. For WPA, the traffic can be encrypted using the TKIP or the AES algorithm, which was selected officially for 802.11n.

On the Access Control page you can allow access to the router to wireless devices with specific MAC-addresses which are entered right here.

The WPS page allows to easily set up a wireless connection of a “router-client” type without entering additional settings on the client device. This is done by pressing a special button on both devices or using a special PIN-code. As a matter of fact, none of the wireless adapters we received from Edimax has such a button.

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