The Buffalo WHR-G300N 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 Buffalo WHR-G300N WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Buffalo WHR-G300N, follow our Buffalo WHR-G300N Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
You begin on the Setup, System Info page of the Buffalo WHR-G300N router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link at the top of the page labeled Wireless Config. Below that pick the link titled Basic (11g)
This takes you to the page you see above. You first need to pick a Wireless Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels don't overlap one another. To learn why this is important, click the link of WiFi Channels.
Look down the page until you see the SSID. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it later on. Tick the dot labeled Enter and then type the name you want to give your network. We recommend using only non-personla information here. For more on this topic, read our guide titled Wireless names.
Next is the Wireless authentication. This is the security choice you need to make. The most secure choice is WPA2-PSK. To learn what this means, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.
Now that you have chosen the security mode, you need to choose the type of encryption. There are two different choices here. TKIP and AES, TKIP is older and less secure. We recommend using AES. This is considered the most secure.
Below that is the WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key). This is the password you will use to access your network. We recommend creating a very strong password of at least 20 characters. You should use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters. You should not use personal information or correctly spelled words. For more on this subject, read our guide titled Choosing a strong password.
Congratulations, you have created a more secure home network. Don't forget to Apply your changes.
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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