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Overview of the Wi-Fi settings of the Linksys MX42SH-SG

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NOTE:  The following article is for Linksys MX4200 models for StarHub ISP subscribers.

The Linksys Velop MX42SH-SG WiFi 6 Whole Home Mesh System supports the latest Wi-Fi® 6 (802.11ax) standard to deliver next level streaming and gaming.  It offers faster WiFi performance for lag-free online gaming and simultaneous streaming to any device.

This article will show you the overview of the Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys MX42SH-SG.

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Advanced Wi-Fi Setting
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Security Type
  • 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, 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 – This is not recommended.  Anyone can connect to the network.

Wi-Fi Mode

Mixed mode is the only supported option.

Channel Finder

Velop automatically selects the best channel to resolve congestion and interference with other WiFi signals through this feature.

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) 

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is by default turned ON.  DFS enables WiFi to use the 5 GHz frequencies that are generally reserved for radar systems.  The benefit of using DFS channels is less WiFi interference and better WiFi performance.

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) allows you to easily connect WPS-supported devices to your WiFi without manually configuring security settings.  To access this feature, go to Wi-Fi Settings > Connect a Device With WPS and toggle the switch OFF or ON to disable or enable it.

To add a device, tap on Connect.  You have 2 minutes to push the WPS button on your device to connect it to your WiFi.  To connect using a PIN or if your device asks for a router WPS PIN, tap Use a PIN.  WPS is configured via the Linksys app.  There is no external button on the node itself.

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