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AIRAYA KnowledgebaseWirelessGRID Radios (187 Mbps) Software Configuration

WirelessGRID AES Data Encryption tab
Article # 358
Title WirelessGRID AES Data Encryption tab
Abstract WirelessGRID 128-bit AES Encryption - This tab is used to enter or update the embedded AES data encryption and key settings of the WirelessGRID.
This tab is used to enter or update the authentication, encryption, and key settings of the WirelessGRID.

Network Access and Authentication:

WirelessGRID Authentication. Click "Configure" to add, edit, or delete bridge MAC addresses from the WirelessGRID authorized bridge list. Please note: This entry is required for all bridges accessing network.

Data Encryption:

  Encryption Type. The WirelessGRID supports 2 types of encryption.

WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) data encryption. 64, 128, or 152 bit key length can be registered. 64 bit keys need to be entered as 10 hexadecimal digits in the range of 0-9, A-F, or a-f. If 128 bit is chosen, enter 26 hexadecimal digits. If 152 bit is chosen, enter 32 digits.

AES - Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption. The WirelessGRID supports 128 bit AES keys. Enter 26 hexadecimal digits.

  Status - The status button indicates the current state of encryption on your bridge.

Disabled - specifies no data encryption measure is enforced on bridge.

Enabled - specifies data encryption is enforced on bridge.

  Key Update Interval - Not enabled currently

  Security Server - Not enabled currently

Encryption Key Manager

  Pre-Shared Key Configuration - When you select Pre-Shared Key for encryption, you can enter up to four default shared-keys in the Encryption Key Manager. Please note: When encryption is enabled, all bridges require an identical Key Entry Method, Encryption Key, and Encryption Key Length.


  Key Entry Method - Key Entry Method - You can use hexadecimal digits or ASCII text to enter each key. Click on the "key length" drop-down menu to view lengths for each type of key.

  Default Shared Key - Select the default pre-shared key you want to enable.

  Encryption Key - Enter up to four pre-shared encryption keys.

  Key Length - Specify the length of the pre-shared encryption keys.

  Unique Key Configuration
  1. When you select Unique Keys for data encryption, refer to the instructions below to enter keys. The bridge supports up to 60 unique keys in the Unique Key Manager.



Follow these steps to enable Data Encryption on the bridge:

  1. Select an Encryption Type (AES or WEP).
  2. Change the Status to reflect the proper status.
  3. Press Update to save settings.
  4. Press Reboot to enable new security settings


Follow these steps to add a Pre-Shared Key to the Key Manager:

  1. Select a Key Entry Method (hexadecimal or ASCII text).
  2. Select a Default Shared Key.
  3. Specify the Encryption Key Length based on the Encryption Key just entered.
  4. Press Update to save settings.
  5. Press Reboot to enable new security settings


Follow these steps to add a Unique Key to the Key Manager:

  1. Press Configure to open the Unique Key Manager screen.
  2. Enter unique encryption keys.
  3. Enter the Key Value based on the Key Size selected.
  4. Press Add New to add the key to the Key Manager.
  5. Check the Key List to ensure the key value and size were entered correctly.
  6. Press Reboot to enable new key settings


Follow these steps to remove a Unique Key from the Key Manager:

  1. Press Configure to enter unique encryption keys.
  2. Enter the Key Number to delete.
  3. Press Delete to remove the key from the Key Manager.
  4. Press Reboot to enable new key settings.

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