Relevant Wireless Terms

Client Wireless Adapter (on PC, Mac, SmartPhone, etc.) – Must support the speeds, frequencies, and security/encryption standards that are configured on the Advanced Wireless Gateway (AWG). 

Primary Network (SSID) – Normally broadcast by the AWG for wireless clients to view and connect.

The default value is based on the model number plus the last 2 characters of the cable modem’s MAC address (with letters in upper case).  Example:  DDW3611BE

Encryption and Security – Recommend using WPA2-PSK with AES. Newer adapters support WPA2-PSK with AES. If you have an older adapter, user WPA-PSK with TKIP+AES setting. WEP can also be configured, but it is not recommended, since it is unsecure, and speeds tend to be much lower.

Pre-Shared Key (PSK) – Sometimes called the wireless key or wireless password that is entered/stored on the AWG and then compared when the wireless client tries to connect.

The default value is based the model number plus the last 6 characters of the cable modem’s MAC address (with letters in upper case).  Example:  DDW36119822E3