Setup WiFi on the Draytek VigorPro 5300

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The Draytek VigorPro 5300 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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This is the wifi guide for the Draytek VigorPro 5300.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 Draytek VigorPro 5300

To get started configuring the Draytek VigorPro 5300 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Draytek VigorPro 5300, follow our Draytek VigorPro 5300 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Draytek VigorPro 5300

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

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This is the status page from your Draytek router.

You begin on the Status page of the Draytek VigorPro 5300 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless LAN.

At this point a new group of choices appears. Choose the one labeled General Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Draytek VigorPro 5300

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This is the wifi setup page from your Draytek router.

Once you are on this new page you need to change the SSID. In the section with the SSID's enable the first one by putting a check in the Enable box. Then to the right of that, in the box labeled SSID, enter an appropriate name for your network. It's not important what you enter here but avoid personal information. To learn more about the SSID, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Channel. Make sure you are using either channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are important because they don't overlap one another. To learn more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

That's all there is to do on this page. Just click the OK button. Then tick Security in the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi security page from your Draytek router.

This takes you to the page you see here.

First highlight the SSID 1 tab at the top of the page.

Then you need to choose the Mode. This is the security mode and there are several different options here. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide for a better idea of what they are. Our recommendation is the option of WPA2/PSK.

The last thing you need to do is change the Pre-Shared Key (PSK). This is the password you use to gain access to your local network. We recommend using at least 14 characters in your password. Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols to make it look more random. To learn more about creating a strong password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Tick the OK button at the bottom of the page when you are done.

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 Draytek VigorPro 5300 Info

Don't forget about our other Draytek VigorPro 5300 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Draytek VigorPro 5300.We also have the following guides for the same router: