Setting a password for your Wi-Fi home network is a smart, easy way to protect your network from unwanted users. Your AT&T Wi-Fi gateway comes with the security On
and set to WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) by default. If you have changed the security to OFF
, or just want to switch between WEP and WPA (Wi-Fi Protection Access) security, we can help with that.
WEP is the default set up for your Wi-Fi network, but WPA (Custom) is a more secure option to provide better data protection and access control.Enable Wi-Fi Security
- Go to your gateway settings.
- Select the Home Networks tab.
- In Key Things to do Using Your Gateway, select Wireless.
- Scroll to the Security section.
- In the Authentication drop-down, select WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK.
- Select Use custom Wireless Network Key.
- In the Key field, enter a new Wi-Fi password. You can define a 64-bit or 128-bit encryption key.
- For 64-bit encryption, enter a 10-digit password made up of numbers and letters a-f or A-F.
- For 128-bit encryption, enter a 26-digit hexadecimal number made up of numbers and letters a-f or A-F.
- Select Save.
Once you have successfully enabled or updated your Wi-Fi network security, you’ll need to connect all your Wi-Fi devices with the new password information.