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Configuring the wireless settings of a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Classic firmware

With a personalized wireless network, you can prevent intruders from accessing your network or even using your wireless Internet connection.  The wireless settings of a Linksys router can be configured using its web-based setup page.

NOTE:  The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers E4200v2, EA2700, EA3500 and EA4500 may be rolled back to the Classic Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router web interface.  For instructions, click here.

To set up the wireless settings of your router, you need to access its web-based setup page.  If you are using a Windows computer, click here.  For Mac users, click here.

Follow the steps below to configure the wireless settings of your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

Step 1:
Click the Wireless tab.

NOTE:  The Wireless Security section is now located under the Wireless Settings sub-tab.

Step 2:
Enter your preferred Network Name (SSID) in the field provided.

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NOTE:  By default, SSID Broadcast is set to Enabled.

Step 3:
On the Channel drop-down menu, select your preferred Channel.

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NOTE:  It is recommended that you leave the Channel Width set to 20 MHz Only if there are numerous 2.4 GHz wireless networks in your area to avoid interference.

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QUICK TIP:  The recommended channels are 1, 6, and 11 since they are considered non-overlapping channels.  If you are not experiencing any connectivity issues, it is best to leave the Channel as Auto.

Step 4:
On the Security Mode drop-down menu, select the type of encryption or security for your wireless network.

QUICK TIP:  It is recommended that you choose WPA2 Personal for better security.

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NOTE:  In this example, we used a dual-band wireless-N router.

Step 5:
Enter your wireless network password in the Passphrase field and click Save Settings.

NOTE:  Your WPA2 password should be at least eight (8) characters.  Make sure to take note of it before closing the window.

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You have successfully configured your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router’s wireless settings.  You can now connect your wireless devices to your personalized wireless network.  To learn how, click here.

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