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Customizing the different Wi-Fi bands of your Linksys router

You can change the Wi-Fi settings of your Linksys router to establish a unique and secure Wi-Fi using the browser-based Linksys Smart Wi-Fi administrative tool.  Follow the steps below to learn how to do it. 

  • It is recommended to change the router's Wi-Fi settings through the web interface. 
  • The troubleshooting steps in this article are only applicable to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface.  The Linksys app does not support this configuration.
  • You can access the router's dashboard through the Linksys app if you want to check your Wi-Fi settings or other router configurations.


Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys server account.  If you have a Linksys Mesh Router, click here.  For Velop, click here.  

Step 2:
Under Router Settings, click Wi-Fi Settings.
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Step 3:
You can use the same Wi-Fi settings for all bands or use different settings for each band.
Option 1.  Same Wi-Fi settings
Under Wi-Fi Settings, enter your preferred Wi-Fi name and Wi-Fi password.  Then, select your Security mode and Wi-Fi mode.  
Option 2.  Separate settings
Under Wi-Fi Settings, click Show more
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Enter and select your preferred settings for each band.
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Step 4:
Once you are satisfied with your settings, click the Apply button.

Step 5: 

When the Using different Wi-Fi names pop-up window appears, click Use different names.

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Step 6: 
When the You're updating Wi-Fi settings pop-up window appears, click Yes.
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Step 7: 
Click Ok.

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Your Linksys router will restart.  All wireless devices will be temporarily disconnected from the internet.  When your router is ready, you can reconnect your devices with the new Wi-Fi settings.

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