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 WiFi momentarily until the changes have been saved.
Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
Note that settings will vary by model.


Security Type

For Wi-Fi® 6e models, Multiple Selection is the only option. If you need to change the security type for troubleshooting purposes, log in through the LinksysSmartWiFi.com page of the router.


For all other models, you have the option to change the security type, which include:
  • WPA3/WPA2 Mixed Personal - Recommended for home use ONLY if all nodes are up to date with firmware that supports WPA3/WPA2 Mixed Mode. Uses WPA3 with SAE encryption, when possible, and WPA2 with AES encryption for older devices. Some devices might not be able to connect all. Use WPA2 Personal if connection problems persist. 
  • WPA3 Personal Only - Not recommended unless all child nodes have WPA3 capability and are up to date with the latest firmware. Older devices will not be able to connect to networks using WPA3 Only encryption. 
  • WPA2 Personal (Default) - Recommended for home use. Connect using a password. Uses AES encryption.
  • Open and Enhanced Open - Recommended for public use. Supported devices may access an encrypted connection without a password. Unsupported clients will connect to an unencrypted (open) network. Same concept as Enhanced Open only but this offers support for legacy clients that do not support OWE as well as clients that support OWE. 
  • Open - Not recommended. Anyone can connect to the network. (Equivalent to None)


Wi-Fi Mode

Mixed mode is the only supported mode for Linksys Mesh system. 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.

DFSIf 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.


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