This article will show you the overview of the Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys MX5500.
|Advanced Wi-Fi Setting||Security Type |
The Linksys MX5500 supports the following WiFi security options:
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is disabled by default. DFS enables WiFi to use the 5 GHz frequencies that are generally reserved for radar systems. The benefit of using DFS channels is less WiFi interference and better WiFi performance.
If there are no radar systems nearby or your router is not in a saturated WiFi area, your neighbors may not be using a router with DFS support. This benefits you by using DFS channels for increased 5 GHz speeds and better WiFi performance.
When DFS is enabled, the router can expand the channel width from
the traditional 20/40/80 MHz to 160 MHz. WiFi clients would need to support 160 MHz to benefit from the higher channel width.
However, if the router detects that a radar system is using the same DFS channel, it will automatically switch the channel to either another DFS channel or a non-DFS channel which means 5 GHz clients may momentarily disconnect until a new channel is set.
If you have child nodes in your network that do not support DFS channels, you should turn ON DFS. Otherwise, your child nodes will not be able to connect to the network. If you have clients that do not support DFS channels, those clients will end up connecting to your 2.4 GHz band instead.
|WPS||Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is disabled by default with the latest firmware. To use a WPS connection, log in to the Linksys app or LinksysSmartWiFi.com page and enable it first.|
Connect using WPS using either the Linksys app or press external WPS button located on the bottom of the node. WPS pairing takes up to 2 minutes to detect the WPS client.