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Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings feature in the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface

The Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to manage the wireless configurations of your router.  The settings that you specify here are what you will need in order to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Accessing Wi-Fi Settings

 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys server account.  If you have a Linksys Mesh router, click hereFor older Linksys router models, click here.

Step 2:
Under the Router Settings menu, click on Wi-Fi Settings.

 
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NOTE:  For older Linksys router models, click on Wireless instead.
 
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You can now configure Wi-Fi Settings according to your preference.


The Wi-Fi Settings feature lets you gain access and control over the following tabs.  Click whichever is applicable in your network setup.

NOTE:  The features / options may vary depending on your Linksys router model.

Wireless
MAC Filtering
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Wireless Scheduler
Advanced

Wireless

The Wireless tab contains the wireless settings that you can specify or modify to protect your Wi-Fi.  On this page, you will be able to customize or separate your router’s wireless radios.  For specific instructions, click here

 
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Also, you can set or change the following basic wireless settings on each network:

NOTE:  The options may vary depending on your router model and the version of your firmware.

 
  • Wi-Fi name / Network name - This is the name that appears on the list of available Wi-Fi on your wireless computer or devices.
  • Wi-Fi password / Password - This is required when connecting computers or devices to your Wi-Fi.  It prevents intruders and other unwanted users from accessing your Wi-Fi network.  The password is also case-sensitive.
  • Security mode - This is the wireless security type.  This also determines the kind of encryption that your network will be using.  The available options are on the drop-down list. 
  • Network Mode - This is the wireless standard that your network supports.  The recommended method is to leave it on Mixed.
  • Channel width - The preferred setting is Auto.  However, you can change the value depending on your wireless devices in the network. 
  • Channel - The recommended setting is Auto.  You can also change the value to any other channel.  ​​
  • Broadcast SSID - The default setting is Yes.  Choosing the No option will prevent other users from detecting your SSID.
  • Smart Connect - Optimizes the performance of your wireless devices by balancing them across multiple Wi-Fi bands.  This feature is only available on some supported Linksys router models.
     
MAC Filtering 

The MAC Filtering tab lets you filter wireless users through the MAC addresses of their computers or devices.  You can either deny or allow specific MAC addresses to access your network.  You can use this option to protect your network if you do not want to type in a wireless security password once you connect to your network.  However, if you prefer to key in a password while the MAC Filter is Enabled, you can have both security features enabled at the same time.
 
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NOTE:  If you enable this option, the WPS option of your router will be disabled.

To configure wireless MAC Filter using your Linksys server account, click
 here.
 
Wi-Fi Protected Setup

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) feature makes it easy to add devices to your Wi-Fi without having to enter a Wi-Fi name and a password.  To use this feature, the wireless device you want to connect must support this functionality.  Refer to your device’s documentation.  If it is specified to support WPS, then you can proceed with this setup.
 
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For instructions on how to connect devices using WPS in your Linksys server account, click here.

Wireless Scheduler

The Wireless Scheduler tab allows you to turn OFF or ON the Wi-Fi networks, including the Guest networks, at your preferred time.  Click on a box or boxes in the calendar to turn OFF or ON your access to Wi-Fi.  White squares indicate that the Wi-Fi is ON while the blue squares indicate that the Wi-Fi is OFF.
 
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NOTE:  The Wireless Scheduler feature is only available on supported Linksys routers.  Also, make sure that the time zone of your router is accurate so that the Wireless Scheduler applies the correct time setting.  To adjust the router's time, check the current Router Time at the bottom-right and click the Edit button. 

Advanced

The Advanced tab lets you configure the advanced settings for your Linksys router.
 
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  • Airtime Fairness - Boosts overall network speed by reducing traffic jams caused by slower devices.
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) - If enabled, your router will use 5 GHz channels that are shared with radar.  When radar is using a channel, the router must switch and might lose Wi-Fi.  Another limitation of DFS is that the older devices cannot use it and will be limited to the router’s 2.4 GHz band when it is on a DFS channel.
  • Client Steering - Directs your wireless devices to the router / node with the strongest signal.
  • Node Steering - Allow your routers / nodes to always connect to the router / node with the strongest signal.  If you move a router / node or one goes offline, any connected routers / nodes will self-heal by connecting to the strongest signal available.


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Changing the Wi-Fi settings of the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router
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