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Securing Aironet 1200 Model (AIR-AP1230B-A-K9)

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Hello all, I'm the new guy in the block...I have an aironet 1200 access point working fine. I would like to add an ssid key/password so outside wireless users do not attach to my AP. I know how to access the AP config menus, but do not know where to go to secure it. TIA
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This guide shows how to put WEP encryption (futile), WPA2 personal (recommended) should not be too hard to configure. Just set a little complicated key (numbers, caps, etc) and the WLAN will be secure enough for your neighbours.

Basic wireless guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008055c39a.shtml

Guide to setup WPA encryption (advanced):
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_example09186a00801c40b6.shtml

Overview of encryption methods:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11#Security

Cheers!
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This worked...THANKS
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