Setup WiFi on the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73

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The 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

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This is the wifi guide for the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73. We also have the following guides for the same router:

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. 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.

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. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.


You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The 3com 3CRWDR300A-73

To get started configuring the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73, follow our 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the status page from your 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 router.

Beginning on the Welcome page of the 3Com 3CRWDR300A-73 router, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings. Then at the top of the page, tick Configuration.

Change the WiFi Settings on the 3com 3CRWDR300A-73

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This is the wifi setup page from your 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 router.

On this page:

  • Channel - Use the drop down menu to choose the channel you want to use. In the United States, the only channels that should be used are 1,6, and 11. For more information on why these channels are the one you should use, check out our guide on WiFi channels.
  • SSID - This refers to the network name. This is the name you give to your network. This name should not contain any personal information. To help you understand what your network name is, look at our guide on wireless names.
  • SSID Broadcast - If you check this box it becomes visible to the neighboring networks. If you uncheck this box, it is invisible to the general public but not to a hacker with proper scanning tools.
  • Leave everything else on this page the way it is. Don't forget to click the Apply button before exiting this page.

Now, at the top of the page, tick the option of Encryption.

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This is the wifi setup page from your 3com 3CRWDR300A-73 router.

You should now be on the page you see here.

  • WPA - Choose WPA-PSK (no server). The (no server) is referring to a RADIUS server. Large businesses, like your Internet Service Provider, use RADIUS servers.
  • WPA Mode - We strongly recommend using WPA2. This is the best encryption available today. It is considered uncrackable. For more information on which Mode to use check out our guide on WEP vs. WPA.
  • Encryption technique - We recommend using AES for both WPA and WPA2. This is the best choice available today.
  • Pre-Shared key type - Tick the radio button labeled Passphrase (8~63 characters)
  • Pre-Shared Key (PSK) - This is the password you use to access your network. It is very important that you make this password strong and random. Use symbols, numbers, and capital letters. Don't use any personal information or any word you can find in any dictionary. We have a great guide on creating a strong password.
  • When you have finished, click the option on the right labeled Apply.

That's all there is to it, congratulations!

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. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

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