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Overview of the Wi-Fi settings for the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router

The Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router lets you enjoy the power of WiFi® technology.  It delivers enhanced speed, range, and security for all your networking needs which allows you to swiftly stream HD videos, surf, email, play games online, and chat.

The Wi-Fi
settings on the web interface of the Linksys Dual-Band WiFi Router
 allows you to configure and protect your network from security vulnerabilities through managing your WiFi credentials.  To access this page, log in to the router's web interface.  For instructions, click here.  Then, go to Configuration > Wi-Fi.

Overview of the Wi-Fi page
 
Feature
Description
Basic Wireless Settings

This page allows you to configure the WiFi settings of your network.

NOTE:  The features will vary depending on the model of your router and some settings are limited if you have the EasyMesh™ feature enabled.

EasyMesh


The Linksys E7350 now features EasyMesh technology.  This feature allows your router to add Linksys EasyMesh child nodes to extend your WiFi and be compatible with other EasyMesh-supported devices.

 
  • To enable or disable EasyMesh, click on the checkbox and click Save at the bottom of the page. 
  • The EasyMesh feature is disabled when the router is on factory defaults but enabled after you set up the router using the setup wizard.
  • To add an EasyMesh child node to extend your WiFi, click on Add a new node.  For instructions, click here.
 
NOTE:  Make sure your node has the latest firmware which supports EasyMesh.
 
  • To view the list of your connected clients or child nodes, click on Mesh information.
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5 GHz Wireless Settings

NOTE:  The options will vary by model.  It is recommended to leave the setting on the Mixed option.


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EasyMesh enabled

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EasyMesh disabled

2.4 GHz Wireless Settings

NOTE:  The options will vary by model.  It is recommended to leave the setting on the Mixed option.

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EasyMesh enabled

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EasyMesh disabled
 
Wi-Fi Protected Setup

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) feature cannot be used when your router’s Broadcast SSID is disabled, any of your radio bands are disabled, or if MAC Filtering is enabled.
 
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Wireless Security

You can configure your wireless security settings on the Wireless Security page.  When the EasyMesh feature is enabled, WPA2 Personal is the only supported option.

NOTE:  The options will vary by model.

 
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Guest Access

You can enable or disable the Guest Network on the Guest Access page.  The Guest Password consists of four to 32 characters.  Click on Change to update the Guest Password.  Once you're done configuring your Guest Network, click Save.

The guest name uses the main WiFi name with -guest appended to the end.

NOTE:  The settings may vary depending on the model of your router.

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Wireless MAC Filter

Click on the box before the Wireless MAC Filter to enable or disable it.  Then, choose whether this will prevent or permit the computers listed on the MAC Address Filter List to access your WiFi.  You can enter up to 32 MAC addresses or click on the Wireless Client List to register the MAC address of the device that is already connected to your WiFi.
 
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Then, click the Save button found at the bottom part of the page when you’re done.
 
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The Wireless Client List provides the following options:
 
  • To Sort by - Clicking on the dropdown menu sorts the clients in order of IP Address, MAC Address, Interface, or Client Name.
  • Save to MAC Address Filter List - Clicking the box before HTTP of the selected client adds it to the list.
  • Add - This adds the MAC address of the selected client on the MAC Address Filter List.
  • Refresh - This retrieves the updated list of clients.
  • Close - This exits the window.
 
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For step-by-step instructions on configuring the Wireless MAC Filter, click here.
 
Beamforming

The Beamforming feature of your router is enabled by default.  To disable or enable it, click on the box and then Save.
 
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