NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
Configuring Basic Connectivity 1-13
v2.1, July 2007
WEP connections can take slightly longer to establish. Also, WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK
encryption can consume more battery power on a notebook computer, and can cause
significant performance degradation with a slow computer. Instructions for configuring the
security options can be found in “Choosing Appropriate Wireless Security” on page 2-1. A full
explanation of wireless security standards is available in “Wireless Communications” in
Viewing the Advanced Wireless Settings
To view the advanced wireless settings:
From the main menu of the browser interface, under Advanced, click Wireless Settings.
The available settings in this menu are:
•Enable Wireless Router Radio. If you disable the wireless router radio, wireless devices
cannot connect to the WNR834B.
•Enable SSID Broadcast. If you disable broadcast of the SSID, only devices that know the
correct SSID can connect. Disabling SSID broadcast nullifies the wireless network ‘discovery’
feature of some products, such as Windows XP.
•Wireless Card Access List. When a Wireless Card Access List is configured and enabled, the
WNR834B checks the MAC address of any wireless device attempting a connection, and only
allows connections to computers identified on the trusted computers list. For instructions on
configuring the Wireless Card Access List, see “Restricting Wireless Access by MAC
Address” on page 2-11