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I would like to purchase the linksys wireless router E4200 but i have one question regarding its Wi-Fi protected setup feature. I would like to manually configure the wireless settings from the manual option of the basic wireless settings of the router web page, in particular i need, for some reasons, to disable the 2.4 GHz radio and i need to set 40 MHz as the channel width of the 5 GHz radio as well as to set the 5 GHz mode to wireless N only mode. I also need to set manually the wpa2 personal option as the encryption method and to set manually a random 63 characters pass phrase. Since i have a bu-ray player and a TV that both support the Wi-Fi protected setup and both are able to handle 5 GHz wireless N signal with 40 MHz channel width, my question is: If, after doing the above manual changes in the wireless basic settings and in the wireless security settings of the router, i try to use the Wi-Fi protected setup function of the router to add the bu-ray player and the TV to the network, does the router change my long 63 characters pass phrase and the other wireless settings that I changed at the beginning to some other values, enabling also the 2.4 GHz radio that i manually disabled?
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05-15-2011 02:07 AM - edited 05-15-2011 02:12 AM
Thanks, but that is not an option. I would like to have a specific answer to my specific question. Depending on the answer i will decide whether to buy the router or not.
05-15-2011 03:00 AM
05-15-2011 03:19 AM
Thanks for the answer. I may agree. The fact is that i need to choose a pass phrase that is 63 ASCII characters long and it's not so easy to input this 63 characters password into the blu-ray player or TV, considering also that the on video keyboard of the TV can't input all the ASCII characters. Now i am using a trendnet wireless router and i added the blu-ray player and the TV through WI-fi protected setup and i didn't have to input my long 63 password into both the blu-ray and the TV, and the TV is using the wpa2 password of the router that contains also ASCII characters that i couldn't input manually in the TV with the on video keyboard.
05-15-2011 03:44 AM
05-15-2011 03:55 AM
I agree. The other option is to use a 64 hexadecimal characters password that, even if long, it can be inputted more easily and even on my TV on video keyboard.
Thanks a lot
05-15-2011 07:18 AM - edited 05-15-2011 07:21 AM
Yes It does, It has to because it is part of the WPA standard. If you don't have the router you can try to input 64 hexadecimal characters at http://ui.linksys.com/files/E4200/1.0.00/WL_WPATable.html
05-15-2011 07:40 AM