Changing a MI424WR-GEN2 Router from WEP to WPA2 for Wi-Fi
Someone reported to me that when she attempted to connect to the WiFi service
at her office that she received the message below on her phone:
WEP is not considered secure.
If this is your Wi-Fi network, configure the router to use WPA2 Personal
(AES) security type.
When I checked the Verizon-provided router providing the wireless service
at her office, I found it was an ActionTec MI424WR-GEN2 router. To change
the wireless security on that router from
the following steps.
Log into the router and, from the main menu, click on Wireless Settings.
Click on Advanced Security Settings.
From the Advanced Security Settings menu, select WPA2
(An enhanced version of WPA providing stronger security settings.
At the WPA2 window, type a key, which is akin to a password, in the
Pre-Shared Key field and click on the Apply button.
When you click on Wireles Settings again from the top menu bar,
you should then see the key you provided in the WPA2 line.
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Configuring an RDP firewall rule on a MI424WR-GEN2 Router
To configure an Actiontec MI424WR-GEN router/firewall to permit an
connection through to a system behind the firewall, you can take
the steps listed here
to configure the device for connections on either the standard RDP port of
3389 or a non-standard port of your choosing.
You may want to choose a nonstandard port to reduce the number of
break-in attempts on the port from systems on the Internet or in cases where
you have one public IP address for the outside of the router, but multiple
systems behind the router that need to be accessed by users via RDP.
Logging on a Verizon MI424WR-GEN2 Router
The Actiontec MI424WR-GEN2 router/firewall provided by Verizon to business
clients has a system log that is viewable by logging into the router and
also supports sending logging information to a syslog server. The steps
to view the log and/or set the device to send information regarding
connections through the firewall can be found