Setup WiFi on the Cisco ECP3940ADL

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The Cisco ECP3940ADL 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 ECP3940ADL Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco ECP3940ADL.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 ECP3940ADL

To get started configuring the Cisco ECP3940ADL 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 ECP3940ADL, follow our Cisco ECP3940ADL Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Cisco ECP3940ADL

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

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

After you log into the Cisco ECP3940ADL router you should be taken to the Home page. To change your wireless settings click Wireless near the top of the page and then Radio Settings just below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Cisco ECP3940ADL

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This is the wifi setup page from your Cisco router.

This takes you to the page you see above.

Start off by setting the Channel. This should be set to either 1, 6, or 11. Not sure why this is important? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to learn more.

Now enter your desired Network Name (SSID) into the provided box. This is to distinguish your router from the others around it and should not include any personal information. Want to know more? Check out our Wireless Names Guide.

That's all for this page. Just be sure to click Save Settings before moving on.

Next click Wireless Security near the top of the page.

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This is the wifi security page from your Cisco router.

You should now be on the page presented above.

Make sure your Current is set to 2.4GHz.

Open the drop down menu marked Security Mode and choose the WPA or WPA2-Personal option. Want to know why this is the best option? Take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

Make sure the Encryption is set to AES.

Finally you'll need to set a Passphrase. This can be anything you like. However, remember that a strong passphrase consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're done. Just be sure to click Save Settings before leaving the page.

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 ECP3940ADL Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Cisco ECP3940ADL.We also have the following guides for the same router: