Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings menu on the Linksys app for Linksys Mesh Routers

The Wi-Fi Settings feature of your router allows you to find the best WiFi channels with the least amount of traffic for optimum connectivity.  It also allows you to protect your network from security vulnerabilities through managing your WiFi credentials.
 


Accessing the Wi-Fi Settings menu
Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings

Accessing the Wi-Fi Settings menu

Directions 

Step 1:

Log in to the Linksys app and access your dashboard.  For instructions how to log in, click
here.

Step 2:
Tap the Menu 
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Step 3:
Go to Wi-Fi Settings.
 
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Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings

Below is an overview of the Wi-Fi Settings section.

NOTE:  The options may vary depending on the model of the router you're using

 
Wi-Fi Settings
Description
Wi-Fi Name and Wi-Fi Password
 
Displays your WiFi credentials.  Tap each field to make changes. 

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Advanced Wi-Fi Settings

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  • Security Type - Tap this option to make changes to your security settings.  The choices are WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal, WPA3 Personal Only, WPA2 Personal or Open.  The default security type (WPA2™ Personal) is recommended.
 
NOTE:  If you consider using WPA3 Personal Only, all your devices must support WPA3™ including your routers on child mode.  If the devices do not support it, they will not be able to connect.  Some devices may not be able to connect with WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal.  If you run into this problem, just change it back to WPA2 Personal.  

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  • Wi-Fi Mode - Mixed mode is the only supported option.
  • Channel Finder - This feature will investigate each router in your network to find the channel with the least amount of traffic and will make the changes. 

Tap on Scan Channels.

All devices will be disconnected temporarily during the scan.  If you are already using the best channels, there will be no changes.


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After channel scanning is complete, tap on Technical details to view the new channels.

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For complete instructions on how to use the Channel Finder feature, click here.
 
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) –   This option is turned OFF by default.  DFS enables your WiFi to use the 5 GHz frequencies that are generally reserved for radar systems.  When enabled, the router can expand the channel width from the traditional 20/40/80 MHz to 160 MHz.

NOTE:  If you have routers on child mode within your network that do not support DFS channels, you should not turn ON this feature on the parent router.  Otherwise, your routers on child mode will not be able to connect to your network.  If you have client devices that do not support DFS channels, those devices will end up connecting to your 2.4 GHz band instead.  For a list of routers with DFS feature, click here.

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To know how to enable the DFS feature, click here.
Connect a Device With WPS

Tap Connect to add a device using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS).  You can toggle the switch to turn ON or OFF the WPS.  Once you tap on Connect, push the WPS button within two minutes to connect your device.

To connect using a PIN, tap Use a PIN at the bottom.


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For complete instructions on how to do this, click here.
 

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