NETGEAR ME103 User Manual

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Reference Manual for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point

Advanced Configuration


August 2003

Note: Perform this procedure from a LAN connected computer rather than over a wireless
link. This procedure will change the ME103’s data encryption settings, so all wireless
connections will be disconnected when you apply the settings.


Fill in the settings from the worksheet as illustrated above.

Data Encryption (WEP) features are not functional in this mode. Key Exchange mode
automatically supplies the encryption keys and changes the keys regularly at short


Click Apply.

3. Configure the PCs on network to use the 802.1x and WEP settings you just applied to the


Note: At this time, only Windows XP includes built-in support for 802.1x. Windows 2000 can
support 802.1x with the appropriate SP4 patch. There are also third party client software
packages which will provide 802.1x support for a variety of Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and
Linux clients. The information below is an example of one of many possible scenarios you
may encounter when deploying 802.1x. NETGEAR does not provide support for Windows or
third party software.


Using a computer connected via the Ethernet LAN, obtain and install a certificate.

Note: In this example, you must perform this operation from a wired connection to the
Windows 2000 certificate server. A wireless connection through the ME103 will not be
available until after the certificate is already recorded by the client Windows operating


The idle timeout on the ME103 is 10 minutes. If there is no traffic for 10 minutes,

the 802.1x supplicant (wireless client) will be automatically disconnected.