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Setting up the wireless settings on the Linksys router using its web-based setup page

Setting up wireless settings on a Linksys router using the web-based setup page allows you to personalize your wireless network’s settings.  This means that your wireless network will not be modified by other users.

NOTE:  Before you can set up the wireless settings of your router, you need to first access its web-based setup page.  If you are using a Windows® computer, click
here.  For Mac® users, click here.  To access the web-based setup page using Linksys Connect software, click here.

This article will guide you on how to set up your router’s wireless settings.  Click on the links below to know how:

Wireless network name (SSID) and wireless channel
Wireless network password (Passphrase or security key)

Wireless network name (SSID) and wireless channel

Step 1:
Click the Wireless tab and select Manual.


Step 2:
Enter your preferred Network Name (SSID) in the field provided.

QUICK TIP:  Linksys routers have pre-assigned network name.  Newer Linksys Wi-Fi Routers have pre-assigned network name and password if you set them up using the Linksys Connect software that came with your router.

NOTE:  In this example, we used a dual-band Wireless-N router (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency).

NOTE:  By default SSID Broadcast is set to Enabled.

Step 3:
On the Channel Width drop-down menu, select your preferred channel width.

NOTE:  It is recommended that you leave the Channel Width set to 20 MHz Only if there are a lot of 2.4 GHz wireless networks in your area to avoid interference.

QUICK TIP:  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since they are considered non-overlapping channels.  For Wireless-N routers, it is best to leave the channel as Auto, if you are not experiencing any connectivity issues.


Step 4:
Click .

Wireless network password (Passphrase or security key)

Step 1:
Click the Wireless tab and click on Wireless Security sub-tab.



Step 2:
On the Security Mode drop-down menu, select the type of encryption or security for your wireless network.

QUICK TIP:  It is recommended that you choose WPA2 Personal for better security.

NOTE:  In this example, we used a dual-band Wireless-N router.


Step 3:
Enter your wireless network password in the Passphrase field and click Save Settings.

NOTE:  Your WPA2™ password should be at least eight (8) characters.  Make sure to take note of it before closing the window.

Related Articles:

Setting up WEP, WPA or WPA2 wireless security
Changing the wireless network name (SSID) of a Linksys router
Setting up wireless security on a Linksys router
Connecting to a wireless network using Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC)

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