When modifying your Wi-Fi Settings, your devices will briefly disconnect from the router. Once the changes are made, you'll need to reconnect your devices using the updated settings.
The steps and images provided below may differ slightly depending on the operating system of your mobile device.
1. Connect your mobile device to your router's WiFi then open the Linksys app.
2. For iOS, tap Manage Your Wi-Fi. For Android™, tap Log in.
Alternatively, you have the option to log in using Router Password on iOS or Use Router Password on Android.
5. Tap on Wi-Fi Settings.
You can also make changes to the Advanced Wi-Fi Settings of your router. Note that options will vary by model.
|Security Type||For Linksys routers that support Wi-Fi® 7 and Wi-Fi 6e, Multiple Selection is the only option. If you need to change the security type for troubleshooting purposes, log in to your router using a desktop browser.|
For all other models, you have the option to change the security type.
|Wi-Fi Mode||Mixed mode is the only supported mode for Linksys Mesh systems. However, options may vary depending on your router's model.|
|Channel Finder||Channel Finder will scan your environment for WiFi channels that will give you the best performance. All devices will be disconnected temporarily during the scan.|
|DFS||Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) enables WiFi networks 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 in a saturated WiFi area, your neighbors may not be using a router with DFS support, therefore you could benefit from using DFS channels for increased 5 GHz throughput/speeds and better WiFi performance. |
If your model supports DFS, you will have the option available.
If you have child nodes in your network that do not support DFS channels, you should not turn ON DFS channels. Otherwise, your child nodes will not be able to connect to your network. If you have clients that do not support DFS channels, those clients will end up connecting to your 2.4 GHz band instead.
Find out more:
Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings feature on the Linksys app