The Alpha ASL-26555 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 Alpha ASL-26555 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Alpha ASL-26555, follow our Alpha ASL-26555 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
The wireless setup guide for the Alpha ASL-26555 router starts on the Device Info page. To begin configuring your wireless settings, click ADVANCED near the top of the page. From there, choose Wireless Setup in the left hand sidebar.
On this page, click Manual Wireless Connection Setup.
Note: do not click the button titled Add Wireless Device with WPS. To learn why this is important see our What is WPS Guide.
This takes you to a new page. You should be asked to enter a SSID or Network Name but unfortunately we are unable to find it on this page. Your network name is somewhat like a Network ID and should be something you will recognize. While this can be anything you like we recommend avoiding personal information if you want more info on this topic, check out this Wireless Name Guide.
Then open the drop down list titled Security and set it to WPA2. To learn why this is the best option, check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
Now set the Cipher Type to AES.
After that, make sure that the WPA TYPE to PSK string.
You can now enter your desired password into the box labeled String. This can be whatever you like, however bear in mind that a strong password contains 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help, take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
That's it. Just be sure to click Add/Apply before closing 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.
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