Setup WiFi on the Cisco EPC3828D

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The Cisco EPC3828D 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 EPC3828D Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco EPC3828D.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.


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 EPC3828D

To get started configuring the Cisco EPC3828D 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 EPC3828D, follow our Cisco EPC3828D Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Cisco EPC3828D

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

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

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Cisco EPC3828D router. Start off by clicking Wireless near the top of the page and then Radio Settings just below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Cisco EPC3828D

wifi network
This is the wifi network page from your Cisco router.

This brings you to the page you see here.

First make sure that Channel is set to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Next you'll need to set a Network Name (SSID). This can be whatever you want, however due to security reasons we strongly recommend that you avoid using any personal information. To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

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

Now click the Wireless Security tab near the top of the page.

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

You should now be on the page presented above.

Be sure to only make your changes in the 2.4GHz section of the page.

Start out by making sure that the Security Mode is set to WPA2 Personal. This will give you the best security. Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Be sure that the Encryption is set to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set a Passphrase. This can be anything you like, however a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more helpful hints take a look at 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Cisco EPC3828D.We also have the following guides for the same router: