We recommend that you do not change your preset security settings (WPA2-PSK [AES]).Note
If you must change the WiFi security, select one of the following WiFi security options for the modem router’s
•None. An open WiFi network that does not provide any security. Any WiFi device can join the network.
We recommend that you do not use an open WiFi network.
•WEP. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security is a legacy authentication and data encryption mode
that is superseded by WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK. The WEP option displays only if you select Up to 54
Mbps from the Mode menu. For information about configuring WEP, see Configure WEP Legacy WiFi
Security on page 80.
•WPA2-PSK [AES]. This option is the default setting. This type of security enables WiFi devices that
support WPA2 to join the modem router’s 2.4 GHz WiFi network. If you did not change the passphrase,
the default passphrase displays. The default passphrase is printed on the product label (see Label on
page 16). WPA2 provides a secure connection but some older WiFi devices do not detect WPA2 and
support only WPA. If your network includes such older devices, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK
We recommend that you do not change the default passphrase. If you must change the passphrase, in
the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join the modem router’s WiFi network, a
user must enter this passphrase.
•WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]. This type of security enables WiFi devices that support either
WPA or WPA2 to join the modem router’s 2.4 GHz WiFi network. However, WPA-PSK [TKIP] is less
secure than WPA2-PSK [AES] and limits the speed of WiFi devices to 54 Mbps.
To use this type of security, in the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join the
modem router’s WiFi network, a user must enter this passphrase.
•WPA/WPA2 Enterprise. This type of security requires that your WiFi network can access a RADIUS
server. For information about configuring WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, see Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
WiFi Security on page 79.
Wireless Network (5GHz 802.11a/n/ac)
By default, the modem router broadcasts its SSID so that WiFi stations can detect the WiFi
name (SSID) in their scanned network lists.To turn off the SSID broadcast, clear the Enable
SSID Broadcast check box. Turning off the SSID broadcast provides additional WiFi
security, but users must know the SSID to be able to join the WiFi network of the modem
If you want to stream high-definition video, select this check box. When this option is
selected, the modem router uses video reliability algorithms to reduce jitter and packet loss
during video presentations. If you do not stream videos, leave this check box cleared.
The SSID is the WiFi network name. If you did not change the SSID, the default SSID
displays. The default SSID is also printed on the product label (see Label on page 16).
We recommend that you do not change the default SSID. If you must
change the SSID, enter a 32-character (maximum), case-sensitive name
in this field.
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2