NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
2-8 Safeguarding Your Network
v2.1, July 2007
4. You can manually or automatically program the four data encryption keys. These values must
be identical on all computers and Access Points in your network.
•Automatic. In the Passphrase box, enter a word or group of printable characters and click
Generate. The passphrase is case sensitive. For example, NETGEAR is not the same as
nETgear. The four key boxes are automatically populated with key values.
•Manual. Enter ten hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0–9, a–f, or A–F). These
entries are not case sensitive. For example, AA is the same as aa.
Select which of the four keys to activate.
See “Wireless Communications” in Appendix B for a full explanation of each of these options,
as defined by the IEEE 802.11 wireless communication standard.