Setup WiFi on the CBN CH7486E

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The CBN CH7486E 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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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.

Encryption

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 CBN CH7486E

To get started configuring the CBN CH7486E WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the CBN CH7486E, follow our CBN CH7486E Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the CBN CH7486E

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

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This is the status page from your CBN router.

After logging into the CBN CH7486E router you should see a page like the one you see above. To change the wifi settings click the option on the right labeled WiFi

Change the WiFi Settings on the CBN CH7486E

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This is the wifi setup page from your CBN router.

This should take you to a page like the one we have above.

There are two columns you can adjust if you need to. The 2.4GHz column is the column we recommend you use. If you live in a very crowded area with neighbors extremely close then you may want to choose 5GHz.

First of all, you need to make sure the Wireless Radio is Enabled.

Below that is the Network Name(SSID). This is the name you need to create to identify your network. We strongly recommend that you don't use personal information here because everyone within range can see this name. Learn more in our wireless names guide.

If you want to hide your network name you can do this by clicking Yes in the Hide Network line. Take into consideration that doing this means you need to type in your SSID when you want to join your network instead of just picking it from a list of available ones. You need to also know that this is not a security setting. Someone that knows there is a hidden network and wants to join can do so very easily if no other security is setup.

Under that is the setting titled Bandwidth. Don't do anything here.

Below that is the Transmission Mode. Most likely this is set correctly. This is dealing with the age or standard of your wireless device you are connecting to the router. We suggest using 802.11b/g/n mixed because it deals with the longest age range of wireless devices.

Leave the Transmission Rate, Multicast Rate, and OBSS Coexistence settings alone.

Drop down to the setting titled Security. For the strongest form of security we recommend using WPA2-PSK. Find out what this means and your other options in our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Just under that is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the Internet password. It is also used in the encryption method so it's important that you create a complex password. How do you do this? Check out our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

A typical setting for the Group Rekey Interval is 3600 seconds. But you can leave it alone if you want.

Congratulations, you did it! Don't forget to click the green Apply button at the bottom of the page to save the changes you made.

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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