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 WPA (Wired Equivalent Privacy) by default. If you have changed the security to OFF
, follow these steps to turn it back on.
With the Pace 5268, you may have multiple network names and passwords for each radio being used: 2.4GHz, 2.4GHz Guest, and 5.0GHz. To maximize your Wi-Fi experience, it is recommended that you use the radios as follows:
- 2.4GHz – Mobile devices
- 2.4GHz Guest – Mobile devices for visitors that want to connect to your home network. The 2.4GHz radio is turned off by default.
- 5.0GHz – Desktops, Smart TVs and other stationary devices)
Enable Wi-Fi Security
- Go to your gateway settings.
- In Key Things to do Using Your Gateway, set Wi-Fi Interface and Wi-Fi Security to Enabled.
- 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.