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Setting the card passwords for your Encrypted Wavelength service

Before you can do other tasks with your Encrypted Wavelength service, such as setting the authentication key, updating card firmware, or viewing change history for the service, you need to replace the initial passwords for your cards (set by CenturyLink). You do this to secure the cards so that only designated people in your organization have access to the information—helping ensure your connection is secure. You can use the same password for both cards or different passwords for each card.

Once you set the passwords for the cards, you can manage the passwords according to your organization's security policies. At any time, you can change the passwords for the cards.

Important: Remember to keep track of your your card passwords CenturyLink cannot retrieve or reset passwords for you. If you forget your passwords, CenturyLink must send a technician to both locations to physically remove and reseat both cards—and you will be charged for this service.

To set the card passwords for your Encrypted Wavelength service:

  1. From the main menu, click Service Inventory.

    MyLevel3 displays a list of your services.
  1. Search for the Encrypted Wavelength service you want to work with. (In the Products column, look for Wavelength—Encrypted.) When you find it, click the blue service ID link for the service.

    MyLevel3 displays details for the service.
  1. Click Encryption Management.

    MyLevel3 displays information for the Encrypted Wavelength service such as the location of the two cards, bandwidth for the service, and whether the service is protected or unprotected.

    • If the service is unprotected, you see one path: Work.

    • If the service is protected, you'll see two paths: Work and Protect.
  1. On the Manage Passwords tab, type (and retype) the password for the first card, then click Submit.

    MyLevel3 secures the card with the password you entered and adds a green icon after the card location at the top of the window.

  2. In the pop-up window that appears, click Close.
  1. Type (and retype) the password for the second card, then click Submit.

    MyLevel3 secures the second card with the password you entered and adds a green icon after the location for the second card.

  2. In the pop-up window that appears, click Close.

    Both cards for your Encrypted Wavelength service are now secure. Remember to keep track of the passwords you used. CenturyLink cannot retrieve or reset them for you without removing and reseating the cards at each location. You can now manage the card passwords, set the authentication key, and update card firmware, and view a log of changes to your service.