Setup WiFi on the Cisco M10

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The Cisco M10 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 M10 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco M10.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 M10

To get started configuring the Cisco M10 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 M10, follow our Cisco M10 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Cisco M10

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

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

Starting on the Setup - Basic Setup page of the Cisco M10 router, click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. A new menu now appears below that, pick Basic Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Cisco M10

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

On this new page, the first option is the Configuration View. We strongly recommend using Manual. Do not use Wi-Fi Protected Setup. For a explanation of why click the link of What is WPS.

Next is the Network Mode. This is asking how old are the devices you are using to access the internet. Most of us use a range of devices so go ahead and click the option of Mixed.

Below that is the Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. We recommend not using any personal information here. For more on this subject, click the link titled Wireless names.

The Channel Width can be left on Auto.

After that is the Channel. Use this drop down menu to choose the channel of 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlapping. Overlap causes a lot of interference. For more on this topic, click the link titled WiFi Channels.

If you want to hide your network name, click the dot called Disabled next to SSID Broadcast.

Now, click the button at the bottom of the page labeled Save Settings. Then at the top of the page in blue, click Wireless Security.

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

On this new page, use the drop down list next to Security Mode to choose the option of WPA2 Personal. To learn why this is the best option, click the link titled WEP vs. WPA.

Below that is the Passphrase. This is the password you use to access your network. This password should be strong, at least 20 characters and contain at least one symbol, capital letter, and number. Don't include personal information or words that can be found in a dictionary. For more on this topic, click the link titled Choosing a strong password.

Click the button at the bottom of the page labeled Save Settings.

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 M10 Info

Don't forget about our other Cisco M10 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Cisco M10.We also have the following guides for the same router: