USB Wireless Adapter installation guide

Figure 1: GLWiZ USB Wireless Adapter

This guide is to merely help you become more familiar with installing and configuring your router and GLWiZ USB wireless adapter. To connect GLBox to your wireless network there are some information required that needs to be extracted from your wireless router. This guide might not be able to fully help you due to the wide variety of routers’ brands and settings. GLWiZ customer support is happy to help you connect your GLBox wirelessly to its best extent however you might need to seek extra help from your network administrator or the router manufacturer as well as referring to your user manual if you need further assistance.

To setup the USB Wireless Adapter you have to customize the GLBox wireless settings according to your wireless router settings. To do so take the following steps: 1. Connect the USB Adapter to your GLBox (Make sure it is connected to the top USB connector) 2. Turn on the box and press the setup button after it loads 3. Enter 0625 for password and press enter 4. Choose Wireless Network Setup

Figure 2: Wireless Setup screen

On this screen you have to choose the right settings. The only place that you can obtain the required information is your wireless router. Below is a guide on how to obtain the required information and how to enter them line by line in GLBox. Please note that due the wide variety of router brands and models GLWiZ cannot provide you a fully customized help. This guide is intended to provide you with some basic and general help to make the installation process easier. To begin: 1. Turn on your computer and wait for it to load 2. Click on Start/Run and type CMD and press Enter – A black window will pop up: (For Windows Vista users: click on Start and type CMD and press Enter)

Figure 3: CMD in Windows

3. Type “ipconfig” (do not type the quotation marks) and press enter 4. Find “Default gateway” and write it down. It is a number usually similar to (Where x could be any digit between 0-9)

Figure 4: CMD in Windows - Default Gateway

5. Open a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) and type the default gateway from above in the address bar. 6. Now you are prompted to enter your username and password. This is your router administrator password. (If you have changed the router default password and do not remember it, refer to the router user manual or call the manufacturer. GLWiZ cannot help you find your password) 7. Now you have to look up your router settings under both SECURITY and WIRELESS tab. After you obtained all the necessary information you can write them down and enter them into your GLBox Wireless Network Setup. (see Figure 5 below)

Figure 5: Example of a router’s settings

Below is what you need to find out about your router settings: SSID (Network Name): It is a nick name given to identify a wireless network; for example "MyNetwork" or "ABC". Network name is chosen by the person who has setup the router and the wireless network. You can usually find out the SSID under WIRELESS SETTINGS tab (see Figure 5.)

Network Key is a set of characters that the user must type when configuring a wireless network connection. Network key acts like a password. If you don’t have the network key you can’t get connected to the network. Also if you leave the network key blank in your router settings, other people within the range of your router wireless signal can get connected to it and use your internet. You can usually find out your Network Key under SECURITY SETTINGS tab. Password = Pass phrase = Network key

Encryption: All wireless equipments support some form of encryption. Encryption technology scrambles messages sent over wireless networks so that they cannot be easily read by unauthorized people. Several encryption technologies exist for wireless technology today. You or the router installer has chosen the encryption and that is what we are trying to find out. Encryption type includes but is not limited to WEP, WPA, WPA2 and WPAPSK. As mentioned before you can look up the encryption under the SECURITY SETTINGS section in your outer. For instance:

Figure 6

Write down the information in this page and try to change the settings in the GLBox in a way that it matches the information you just gathered. So for example in the illustration above, in the first and second line you see WPA and TKIP respectively. Therefore you have to choose WPA and TKIP in the GLBox wireless setup screen as well. Remember: Different encryption types carry different security levels. The higher the level of security the harder it becomes to connect your GLBox to the network. So for example WEP is not as secure as WPA but it is easier to connect to.

No Encryption


Less secure / Easier to connect



More secure / Harder to connect

Figure 7

Taking the figure above into account you can change the encryption type if you have difficulty connecting your GLBox (i.e. Lowering the security)

Finally below are some hints that you might find greatly useful to read:

WEP is the most recommended encryption type for your router for GLBox users. This is because it makes it difficult for other people to connect to your router while it is easier for GLBox to connect to the network.

If you have set your encryption method on WEP in GLBox, you have to set authentication to “Open” if there is no password for the network and you have to set it to “Shared” if your network has a password.

If you have set your encryption method on WEP in GLBox, you have to set authentication to “Open” if there is no password for the network and you have to set it to “Shared” if your network has a password.

If you still cannot connect the GLBox to your wireless network disable all the security option on the router. Also set encryptions to “Disabled” and “Open” in your GLBox. GLBox must connect to the network without any trouble.

Make sure the router is able to generate IP addresses for new devices that connect to the router. For security purposes, sometimes routers are set in a way that no further IP addresses are generated or only a set of specific IPs can be given out to new connecting devices. In such circumstances you either have to change the router setting or you have to enter a STATIC IP that allows the GLBox to connect to the router in the Network Setup screen (refer to your user manual – Connection section)

Still having difficulty? Feel free to contact customer service for further assistance.