Setup WiFi on the Cisco 870 Series

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The Cisco 870 Series 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.

Other Cisco 870 Series Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco 870 Series.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.

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 Cisco 870 Series

To get started configuring the Cisco 870 Series WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco 870 Series, follow our Cisco 870 Series Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Cisco 870 Series

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Cisco router.

You begin on the Status page of the Cisco 870-Series router. To setup the WiFi click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then be sure that Basic Settings is chosen.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Cisco 870 Series

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your Cisco router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see above. There are two things that need to be changed on this page.

Finish this page by clicking the Save button.

Next, click the link titled Security in the left sidebar.

router wifi security wireless
This is the wifi security page from your Cisco router.

On this page, the things that need to changed are:

That's all there is to it, simply click the Save button and you are finished.

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.

Other Cisco 870 Series Info

Don't forget about our other Cisco 870 Series info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco 870 Series.We also have the following guides for the same router: