The Edimax BR6228nC 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Edimax BR6228nC 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 BR6228nC, follow our Edimax BR6228nC Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This WiFi guide begins on the Home page of the Edimax BR6228nC router. Start by clicking the link at the top labeled General Setup. Then, beneath that pick the option of Wireless.
You are then taken to a page like the one you see above.
The first thing you need to do is change the ESSID. This is name you give your network so that you can identify it when needed. Be creative and name it whatever you want, but avoid personal information. Read more by clicking this link.
Below that is the Channel Number. There are three channels that everyone should be using, 1,6, and 11. To learn why you should use one of these three channels, check out our WiFi guide by clicking this link.
Click the Apply button. Then, open the Security Settings section by clicking the bullet next to Security Settings in the center section of the page.
In this new section, first choose the Encryption you want to use. The newest and most secure choice is WPA Pre-Shared Key.
Next is the WPA Unicast Cipher Suite. This is narrowing down your WPA choice. We recommend WPA2 (AES). To learn why this is the best choice, click this link.
The Pre-Shared Key Format should be set to Passphrase.
The last thing you need to change is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in your password. Don't use words or personal info. Do use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters. Read our guide on the topic for more information by clicking this link.
Tick the Apply button before you exit. That's it, you're finished.
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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