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.
Log in to the Linksys server account. If you have a Linksys Mesh Router, click here. For Velop, click here.
Under Router Settings, click Wi-Fi Settings.
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.
Enter and select your preferred settings for each band.
Once you are satisfied with your settings, click the Apply button.
When the Using different Wi-Fi names pop-up window appears, click Use different names.
When the You're updating Wi-Fi settings pop-up window appears, click Yes.
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.