Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot

The WiFi Settings of the Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot's web interface allows you to configure and protect your Wi-Fi from security vulnerabilities through managing your Wi-Fi credentials.  To do this, log in to the mobile hotspot's web interface.  For instructions, click here.  Then, tap on the menu icon and go to Network > WiFi Settings

Overview of the WiFi Settings
 
Feature
Description
Wi-Fi bands

This feature allows you to configure the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.

Choose the Wi-Fi band you want to edit by tapping on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.  Then, toggle the switch to turn it ON or OFF.

 
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NOTES:  
  • You can’t turn OFF both Wi-Fi bands unless you have the USB Tethering turned ON. 
  • After turning OFF a Wi-Fi band, you will lose connectivity for about 30 seconds until the device has saved the setting.
  • If you already have one band OFF and you’re attempting to turn OFF the second band, the following message will display:

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WiFi Name and WiFi Password

Updating the basic Wi-Fi settings of your device establishes a unique and secure connection.  This prevents unwanted access to personal information.  To update, tap on Edit to change the following:
  • WiFi Name
  • WiFi Password
  • Security Type
  • Channel Width
  • WiFi Channel
  • Broadcast
  • WPS Connection
 
Enter your preferred WiFi Name and WiFi Password.  Before you save the changes, you may continue updating other Wi-Fi settings.
 
Security Type

The supported wireless security types are the following:
  • WPA™/WPA2™/WPA3™-PSK Mixed
  • WPA2/WPA3-PSK Mixed
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK Mixed (Default)
  • WPA3-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK
  • Open
Channel Width

The supported channel widths are the following:
  • For 2.4 GHz:  20M, 40M
  • For 5 GHz:  20M, 40M, 80M

Tap on the dropdown menu and select your preferred setting.  Then, tap Save.
 
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WiFi Channel

This option lets you choose a Wi-Fi channel.  To update this setting, tap on the dropdown menu and select your preferred setting.  Then, tap Save.
 
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NOTE:  If there is another device nearby using the same Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channel, the message Channel is not available will appear.  Tap Ok and select another channel.
 
Broadcast

The Broadcast setting is ON by default.  To update, tap on the dropdown menu and select the setting you prefer.  Then, tap Save.
 
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WPS Connection
The WPS Connection is ON by default.  If you prefer to disable this functionality including the external Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button, tap on the dropdown menu and select OFF.  Then, tap Save.
 
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Once you are done updating the Wi-Fi settings mentioned above, tap on Save.
 
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Set Max users
 
The mobile hotspot allows a total of 32 connected clients to the two Wi-Fi bands.  One device can also connect via the USB connection.  

Set your Max WiFi connections first in the dropdown menu, then adjust your Wi-Fi clients for each band as needed.  

Once done, tap Save.

 
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NOTES:
 
1.  The maximum Wi-Fi connection is 32 in total.
2.  When the number of Max Wi-Fi connections is changed, the default setting for each band should split equally.
3.  When the Wi-Fi band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) is ON, the allowed number of clients should be at least one.
4.  When the Wi-Fi band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) is OFF, the allowed number of clients can be zero.
5.  If two Wi-Fi bands are ON and the user turns OFF one of the Wi-Fi bands, the client count from that band will be moved to the other band.
6.  If the Wi-Fi switch is toggled from OFF to ON and the previous setting is zero, the allowed number of clients is changed to one.
 
Connect a device with WPS
 
To connect via WPS, either press the WPS button on the mobile device or you can tap on Connect a device with WPS in the web interface.  A 2-minute countdown timer will begin.

Make sure that at least one Wi-Fi band is turned ON and the WPS Connection is also set to ON or enabled on the mobile hotspot.

 

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