The Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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 unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.
To get started configuring the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink, follow our Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
When you begin on the Status page of the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router, you first should click the option titled Wireless Setup. Next, look to the left side of the screen and click the link labeled Basic Settings.
You should end up on a page like the one you see here.
Next, click the link on the left side of the page labeled Wireless Security.
You are now on the Wireless Security page.
There is one more page you may want to visit. Click the link on the left side of the page labeled Radio Setup.
The only thing you may want to change on this page is the Channel. Here in the United States there are only 11 channels to choose from. Of these channels there are only three that if everyone used there would be no overlap. A router works better if they completely share a channel with another router than if the router only partially shares a channel. Of the 11 channels, pick 1,6 or 11. For more information on why you should only choose one of these three channels check out our guide on WiFi channels.
When you are finished, click the Apply.
Congratulations, you did it!
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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