- Configuring the wireless settings of a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Classic firmware
With a personalized wireless network, you can prevent intruders from accessing your network or even using your wireless Internet connection. The wireless settings of a Linksys router can be configured using its web-based setup page.
NOTE: The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers E4200v2, EA2700, EA3500 and EA4500 may be rolled back to the Classic Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router web interface. For instructions, click here.
Follow the steps below to configure the wireless settings of your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:
Click the Wireless tab.
NOTE: The Wireless Security section is now located under the Wireless Settings sub-tab.
Enter your preferred Network Name (SSID) in the field provided.
NOTE: By default, SSID Broadcast is set to Enabled.
On the Channel drop-down menu, select your preferred Channel.
NOTE: It is recommended that you leave the Channel Width set to 20 MHz Only if there are numerous 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. If you are not experiencing any connectivity issues, it is best to leave the Channel as Auto.
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.
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.
You have successfully configured your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router’s wireless settings. You can now connect your wireless devices to your personalized wireless network. To learn how, click here.
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