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 equal to the last 4 characters of the cable modem’s MAC address (which can be found on the device label).  Example:  If MAC address is 000328A12B4C, SSID is: 2b4c

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 14 zeroes (all upper case, no colons).  Example:  000328A12B4C0000000000000

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) – Alternate method for connecting wireless clients to the wireless gateway. Uses either a push button control or PIN method.

802.11 Wireless Frequency Band – Recommend 2.4GHz since most adapters, including 802.11b/g/n, support 2.4GHz channels. Some newer 802.11n adapters support 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Several channels are in each band. Choose a channel manually, or use AUTO Channel Selection to select for you. Clients reconnect to the Primary Network SSID automatically upon channel change.

Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) – Indicates signal strength as seen by the receiver. The Ubee Wireless Gateway displays RSSI for each wireless client device attached to the Primary Network SSID.

Wireless Client Connection – (from your PC/Mac/SmartPhone/etc.) View/Join/Connect to the AWG Primary Network SSID that is being broadcast. Enter the Pre-Shared Key from above. You will connect and then begin the DHCP IP request/offer process.