Setup WiFi on the Edimax BR-6478AC

The Edimax BR-6478AC 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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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 Edimax BR-6478AC

To get started configuring the Edimax BR-6478AC WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Edimax BR-6478AC, follow our Edimax BR-6478AC Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Edimax BR-6478AC

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

Starting on the Status page of the Edimax BR-6478AC click the link in the left sidebar labeled 2.GHz Wireless. This opens a new menu. Tick the new choice of Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Edimax BR-6478AC

You are then directed to the page you see here.

That's it, you did it!

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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