CompTIA®A+ Lab Exercises Exam Notes : configure security encryption to WPA 2 with pass phrase.

12. Configure security encryption to WPA 2 with pass phrase.

Description: Configure security encryption to WPA 2 with pass phrase.


1. Access the router's web-based setup page.

2. When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless, and in wireless window click Wireless Security tab and select WPA2 -PSK as encryption mode from Security mode drop down and enter "APLUS" as Pass Phrase and click Save Settings button


You need to know how to configure basic security setting such as WPA (Short for Wi- Fi Protected Access) or WPA2. You can typically select the appropriate setting from a drop down box and then enter the appropriate pass phrase. The settings entered on the access point must be used on all devices that connect to the access point.

Both WPA and WPA2 operate in either Personal or Enterprise modes. Most home and small business networks use Personal mode using a pass phrase or password. Big enterprises add additional security to WAPs with WPA Enterprise or WPA2 Enterprise. Enterprise mode provides additional security by adding an authentication server such as RADIUS, and requiring each user to authenticate with a username and password.

Enterprise mode requires a server typically configured as a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server, which is configured separately from the access point. The RADIUS server has access to the user’s authentication credentials and can verify when a user has entered authentication information correctly.

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