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Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys Hydra Pro 6E

The Wi-Fi Settings section of the Linksys Hydra Pro 6E allows you to find the best WiFi channels for optimum connectivity as well as the best security setting to protect your network.
 


Accessing the Wi-Fi Settings menu
Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings menu

Accessing the Wi-Fi Settings menu

Directions

Step 1:
Log in to the Linksys app.   For instructions how to log in, click
here.


Step 2:
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Step 3:
Tap Wi-Fi Settings.  

 
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Overview of the Wi-Fi Settings menu

 
SettingsDescription
Wi-Fi Name and Wi-Fi PasswordThis screen displays the WiFi name and password for all three radio bands.  It is highly recommended to keep the same WiFi name for all bands.

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If you want to change the WiFi name and/or password, a prompt will tell you that changing them will disconnect your devices from the WiFi and you must reconnect each device.  You can either tap on Cancel or Continue.
Advanced Wi-Fi Settings menuIn this section you can view your current security settings or run the Channel Finder.

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The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio support the following security settings.
  • WPA2™/WPA3™ Mixed Personal:  This is recommended for home use only if all nodes are up to date with firmware that supports WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Mode.  Use WPA3 with SAE encryption when possible or WPA2 with AES encryption for older devices.  Use WPA2 Personal if connection problems persist.
  • WPA3 Personal Only:  This is 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:  This is recommended for home use.  You will need a password to connect to the WiFi.  Uses AES encryption.
  • Enhanced Open only:  This is recommended for public use.  Supported devices may access an encrypted connection without a password.  Unsupported clients will not be able to connect.
  • Open and Enhanced Open:  This is recommended for public use.  Supported devices may access an encrypted connection without a password.  Unsupported clients will connect to an unencrypted (open) network.
  • Open:  This is not recommended as anyone can connect to an open network.

The 6 GHz radio supports the following settings:
  • WPA3 Personal Only
  • Enhanced Open Only

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Channel Finder

Channel Finder will scan your environment for the WiFi channels that will give you the best performance.  The WiFi will be turned OFF for a few moments during the scan.


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You will see the changes in Channel Details.

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Connect a device with Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)You can connect devices using the WPS feature either by using the Linksys app or by pressing the external WPS button located on the bottom of the node.  WPS pairing can take up to 2 minutes to detect the WPS client.

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For complete instructions on how to do this, click here.

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