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Alvarion TE1088 Wireless Setup Guide

This guide will walk you through setting up the Alvarion TE1088 Networking Gateway to get wireless LAN access.

Wireless LAN, sometimes called Wi-Fi, is an alternative to connecting your computer to your Networking Gateway using an Ethernet cable. It has the benefits of allowing computers connected to the Networking Gateway to move around freely within range of the wireless network. It does however require security to be set up to prevent any unwanted access.

Configuring the Networking Gateway for Wireless

  1. To start, open an internet browser window (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.). The page will not finish loading, this is normal as we are not connected to the Internet yet.

    Internet browser window open, not connected.

  2. At the top of the browser window is the address bar, this may currently contain a website address such as:

    http://www.websitename.com.au

    Delete this address entirely and type in the following number:

    192.168.1.1

    Press Enter on the keyboard.

    Entering networking gateway IP address

  3. The System Status page for the Networking Gateway will display. In order to change settings on the Networking Gateway, a password will need to be entered.

    On the left-hand menu under System Password, type installer and click Log In.

  4. Click on the Basic Setting item on the left-hand menu and then click Wireless.

  5. In the Wireless Setting screen, enter the following settings and click Save:
    1. Wireless: Tick Enable
    2. Network ID (SSID): Choose a unique network name
    3. Security: WPA-PSK
    4. Preshare Key Mode: ASCII
    5. Preshare Key: choose a strong passphrase (minimum 8 characters)

  6. After clicking Save, a prompt will appear stating the device must be restarted before the changes are effective. Click OK at the prompt and then click the Reboot which just appeared at the bottom.

    The Networking Gateway will restart and apply the new settings.

  7. The Networking Gateway is now configured to broadcast and connect to wireless computers. If at any point you wish to change the key, simply follow this guide again to update it.

    If you wish to disable the wireless network, you can untick Enable in the Wireless > Wireless Setting menu, this will prevent the Networking Gateway from broadcasting a wireless signal.

    Please note that these settings are a guide only. Adam Internet accepts no responsibility for any network or security problems that may arise from weak or incorrectly configured wireless settings. It is your responsibility to ensure that your home network is secure and configured correctly for your hardware.

Connecting to the Networking Gateway

Locating and connecting to the wireless network will vary from computer to computer based on what operating system it has and whether or not it has a 3rd party connection utility (e.g. Acer eNet Management, Dell WLAN utility, etc.). This guide will show an example of connecting to the wireless network using Windows Vista.
  1. Locate the network icon in the System Tray. Normally, this will be on the bottom right hand side of the screen near the clock. Right click on the icon and select Connect to a network.

    Connecting to a network using the network icon

  2. A window will appear titled Connect to a network. In our example the network is simply called My Wireless. If you have given your network a different name, then that is what you should search for in the list.

    Once the network has been located, click on the name to select it and then click Connect at the bottom of the window.

    Choosing which wireless network to connect to

  3. You will now be prompted for a passphrase, enter in the passphrase you chose when setting up the modem and click Connect. You will only need to do this the first time as the passphrase will be stored for future use until you change it on the modem.

    Entering the security passphrase

  4. The computer will now try to connect to the wireless network. If the key is valid and the network is in range it should connect. If the connection was successful, it will display the message Successfully connected to My Wireless.

    Connecting in progress

Further Help: If you require further assistance, please contact the Adam Internet Help Desk on (08) 8423 4000 or email help@adam.com.au with as much detail as possible regarding the issue at hand.