Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings feature on the Linksys app

This article provides an overview of the Wi-Fi Settings feature on the Linksys app.

To configure the settings,
log in to the Linksys app, tap on the menu icon, and select Wi-Fi Settings.


Wi-Fi Name and Wi-Fi PasswordDisplays your wireless network name and wireless password. Tap the field to change it. You will lose your WiFi connection momentarily until the changes have been saved.

The WiFi password is case-sensitive.

Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
The following settings can be configured under Advanced Wi-Fi Settings. Note that settings 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 web browser.


For all other models, you have the option to change the security type to the following:
  • WPA3™/WPA2™ Mixed Personal
  • WPA3 Personal Only
  • WPA2 Personal (Default)
  • Open and Enhanced Open
  • Open
Settings will vary by model.

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.

The Linksys app version 3.5.0 has an Auto-Channel Finder feature for
Linksys Cognitive™ Mesh products. The router will automatically check for the best channels every 5 days at 2 am PDT (9 am UTC or 5 pm UTC+8) and adjust the nodes accordingly. This new feature can help networks that show backhaul degradation over some time.

If you want to opt out of this, you can turn it OFF and manually run the Channel Finder whenever you choose to.



If the node supports
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), you can enable or disable DFS channels. The default value will vary by model.

Connect a Device with WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) allows you to easily connect WPS-supported devices to your WiFi without manually configuring security settings.

Some routers may have this feature disabled by default. Make sure to enable the option before using the WPS button. Routers like the Linksys WHW03, MX6200, MBE7000, and LN1100 do not have an external WPS button; instead, a soft button is supported using the Linksys app.


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