Last post, I talked about how to set up WiFi network with Huawei E960 3G router. This post I will tell you how to set up WiFi security for E960. Setting up Huawei E960′s WiFi security can protect your WLAN from illegal data attacking. Here are the illustrations for you. You need to set up security and a password to prevent other users using your broadband when you have your wireless network on.

  1. In the address field on your Internet browser, type http://192.168.1.1/
  2. Type “admin” into the Password box and click on the “Login” button
    enter into E960 configuration page
  3. Select the “Quick Setup” on left side menu
    E960 quick set up
  4. Click on the “Next” Button
    E960 wifi security
  5. Click on the “Next” Button (Do not change the “Configure PPP Profile Settings”) Step
    E960 wifi security setting
  6. In the SSID field enter the name for your wireless network, if you want to change it from Optus Wireless Broadband. The name you enter will be visible others.
  7. Select “Enabled” from the drop down list in the SSID Broadcast field, then click on the “Next”
    Button.
    E960 wifi security setting
  8. Press “Next”
    E960 wifi security setting
  9. To set up your security password change the encryption mode from “No Encryption” to “WPAPSK” from the drop down menu.
    E960 wifi security encryption
  10. Enter your chosen password in the box marked “WPA Pre-Shared Key” (8-63 characters) then Press “Next”
    • No security means anyone can access your network.
    • WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key – PKS) must be 8~63 Characters or 64 digits
    • Please write down your chosen password and keep in a safe place
    E960 wifi security encryption
  11. WPA
    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) uses a pre-shared Shared Key (PSK) to establish the security using an 8 to 63 character password. The PSK may also be entered as a 64 character hexadecimal string.
    WPA2
    WPA2 is a primary enhancement over WPA with an inclusion of the AES-CCMP algorithm as a mandatory feature it has a 8 to 63 character password. Both WPA and WPA2 support EAP authentication methods using RADIUS servers and preshared key (PSK) based security.
    WEP
    WEP stands for Wired Equivalency Privacy. WEP protection is better than nothing, though generally not as secure as the more sophisticated WPA-PSK encryption.

  12. Press “Finish”, and wait until the Device has saved the changes and press "Continue" Button

Additional Security Enhancements/Suggestions
• Disable your Wi-Fi unless using the Wi-Fi network.
• For advanced Users:
Disable the “SSID Broadcast” after you have connected all your PCs to your Wi-Fi, so that other people nearby cannot see your Wi-Fi connection.

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3 comments untill now

  1. That’s going to make thgins a lot easier from here on out.

  2. Hi twayf.com admin, am interested in purchasing this router but i want to find out if i will be able to use a hotspot billing software on it as I want to use it to create a hotspot at my restaurant. i’m pretty sure it is not the best option to go but i want to use it as a start.

    Any help will greatly be appreciated.

    many thanks

  3. Dear Max, Thanks for your contacting. This E960 could help you create a hotspot for your home or small business by inserting a 3G SIM card. And Huawei B970b is most recommended. It would be more powerful then E960

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