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Configure private wireless Internet for the Business Wireless Gateway

Updated 11/29/2016 7:53:31 PM by Comcast Expert
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Introduction

This document provides instructions about configuring wireless settings for the Business Wireless Gateway to operate correctly.

Note: This article applies to the Cisco Business Wireless gateway devices. Information on the Netgear N300 wireless router can be found here.

Configure wireless settings

Setting up the Wireless Business Gateway for wireless communication provides you with the freedom to connect to the Internet from any location within range of the Wireless Access Point (WAP) without having to use wired connections. This section provides procedures for configuring the WAP to meet your needs. These options are available as tabs on the Gateway > Connection > WiFi page.

  • Private/Guest WiFi Network - Use this page to choose the wireless network mode that the Wireless Business Gateway will use to set up other basic features including Security mode and Network Password.

  • MAC Filter Settings - Use this page to configure MAC address filtering for your wireless network separately for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks.

  • Add WPS Client - Use this page to manually set up and connect WPS clients with the WPS PIN method and Push Button.

 

Customer sign-in to the Business Wireless Gateway

  1. Step 1:

    Open a web browser and enter http://10.1.10.1. in the URL field, then press Enter.

  2. Step 2:

    When prompted, enter the following username and password:

    Username: cusadmin

    Password: highspeed or CantTouchThis

  3. Step 3:

    Select Connection, then Wi-Fi on the left side of the page.

  4. Step 4:

    Select EDIT next to either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Frequency Band to access for each.

Configure the Business Gateway for the 2.4 GHz wireless network


Use the following descriptions and instructions to manually configure the basic settings for wireless communication for the Business Gateway:

 

Wireless Network
Use this setting to enable or disable the wireless network.

 

Network Name for 2.4 GHz (SSID)
The SSID is the name of your wireless network. The SSID is used by wireless technology to identify your network from other wireless networks in the area. The SSID can be up to 32 characters long.

The factory-set SSID is CBCI-XXXX-2.4 where XXXX is the last 4 digits of the cable modem MAC address, which is found on the label located on the bottom of the Business Gateway.

The factory-set SSID is a unique identity and does not need to be changed unless you choose to do so.


Mode
Select either 802.11 g/n or 802.11 b/g/n. Important: When TKIP authentication only is selected, B/G/N Mixed network mode is not available.

 

Security Mode
Choose one of these options for the security mode:

  • Open (risky)

  • 64 bits (5 Ascii characters or 10 Hex digits)

  • 128 bits (13 Ascii characters or 26 Hex digits)

  • WPA-PSK(TKIP) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA-PSK(AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(TKIP) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPAWPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) recommended (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

Channel Selection
Select Automatic (factory default) to have channel selected for you. Select Manual to select channels from the Channel field.


Channel
When the Manual option is chosen for Channel Selection, use this field to select a channel from 1 through 11. Note: Only channels 1, 6 and 11 are non-overlapping channels.


Network Password
Depending upon Security Mode selected, the Network Password can have different requirements. The factory-set password value can be found on the label located on the bottom of your Business Gateway.


Show Network Password
To show or hide the Network Password from the user. Every time the page is opened, this box is unchecked for security reasons.


Broadcast Network Name (SSID)
When this box is checked (factory default), the Business Gateway transmits or advertises its presence to other wireless devices. Client devices can automatically detect the access point when this is enabled.
If you want to hide your network from wireless clients, leave this box unselected. When your network is hidden, you will need to configure each of your wireless client devices manually.

After you make your selections, select Save Settings to apply your changes or Restore Default Settings to set values back to factory default values.

 

Configure the Business Gateway for the 5 GHz wireless network


Use the following descriptions and instructions to manually configure the basic settings for wireless communication for the Business Gateway:

 

Wireless Network
Use this setting to enable or disable the wireless network.

 

Network Name for 5 GHz (SSID)
The SSID is the name of your wireless network. The SSID is used by wireless technology to identify your network from other wireless networks in the area. The SSID can be up to 32 characters long.

The factory-set SSID is CBCI-XXXX-5 where XXXX is the last 4 digits of the cable modem MAC address, which is found on the label located on the bottom of the Business Gateway.

The factory-set SSID is a unique identity and does not need to be changed unless you choose to do so.

 

Mode
Select either 802.11 a/n or 802.11 n. Important: The following Security mode is recommended: WPAWPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES).

 

Security Mode
Choose one of these options for the security mode:

  • Open (risky)

  • 64 bits (5 Ascii characters or 10 Hex digits)

  • 128 bits (13 Ascii characters or 26 Hex digits)

  • WPA-PSK(TKIP) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA-PSK(AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(TKIP) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

  • WPAWPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) recommended (8 to 63 Ascii characters or 64 Hex digits)

 

Channel Selection
Select Automatic (factory default) to have channel selected for you. Select Manual to select channels from the Channel field.

 

Channel
When the Manual option is chosen for Channel Selection, use this field to select a channel from 40, 48, 153, and 161.

 

Network Password
Depending upon Security Mode selected, the Network Password can have different requirements. The factory-set password value can be found on the label located on the bottom of your Business Gateway.

 

Show Network Password
To show or hide the Network Password from the user. Every time the page is opened, this box is unchecked for security reasons.

 

Broadcast Network Name (SSID)
When this box is checked (factory default), the Business Gateway transmits or advertises its presence to other wireless devices. Client devices can automatically detect the access point when this is enabled.
If you want to hide your network from wireless clients, leave this box unselected. When your network is hidden, you will need to configure each of your wireless client devices manually.

After you make your selections, select Save Settings to apply your changes or Restore Default Settings to set values back to factory default values.

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