Customizing the different WiFi bands of your Linksys router

You can change the WiFi settings of your Linksys router to establish a unique and secure WiFi using the browser-based LinksysSmartWiFi.com page.  Follow the steps below to learn how to do it. 

NOTES: 
 
  • It is recommended to change the router's WiFi settings through the web interface. 
  • The troubleshooting steps in this article are only applicable to LinksysSmartWiFi.com.  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 WiFi settings or other router configurations.
 

Directions

Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys cloud account. To know how, click here.  If you have a Linksys Mesh Router, click here.

Step 2:
Under Router Settings, click Wi-Fi Settings.
 
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Step 3:
You can use the same WiFi settings for all bands or use different settings for each band.
 
Option 1.  Same Wi-Fi settings
 
Under Wi-Fi Settings in the Wireless tab, 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 in the Wireless tab, 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 WiFi settings.​​​​​​​

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