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WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones. Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password. Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice. You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are already logged in you can skip this step. From there, click the Wireless option at the top of the page. After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices.
This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer. WiFi Terms Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with. Wireless Name Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. Wireless Password An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
Wireless Channel Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Encryption You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. First, set the Network Mode to Mixed. This is a name you create in order to identify your network. It's not really important what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Name Guide. Set the Radio Band to Auto. Below that is the Wide Channel. We recommend selecting the channel of 6 here.
Then in the Standard Channel , choose either channel 1 or If you are interested in learning why this is important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
Now click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page. Then at the top of the page, click Wireless Security. If you are interested in learning why this is the best option for your network, read our WEP vs. WPA guide. Then in the Encryption list, pick AES. The last thing you need to change is the Pre-Shared Key or Passphrase.
This is the password you type into the wireless device you want to connect to your internet. It is exceedingly important that you change the default password to one of your choosing. A hacker knows the default passwords to routers and is going to try those first when attempting to access your network.
Create a strong password here. This password should be at least 14 to 20 characters in length. We also recommend using at least one symbol, number, and capital letter in your new password. Learn more tips to creating a strong password in our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password. When you are finished making these necessary changes to your WiFi, click the Save Settings button near the bottom of the page.
That's it, you are finished. Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices.
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