Setup WiFi on the EE Bright Box 2

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The EE Bright Box 2 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 EE Bright Box 2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the EE Bright Box 2 v0.02.08.0001-OT.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 EE Bright Box 2

To get started configuring the EE Bright Box 2 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the EE Bright Box 2, follow our EE Bright Box 2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the EE Bright Box 2

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

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This is the status page from your EE router.

This wireless setup guide for the EE Bright Box 2 router starts on the Status page. To begin configuring your wireless settings, click ADVANCED at the top of the page. Then go to the option labeled Wireless Settings on the left hand side of the page, and then SSID Management.

Change the WiFi Settings on the EE Bright Box 2

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This is the wifi setup page from your EE router.

You should now be on the page you see above.

We will be focusing on the 2.4 GHZ SETTINGS section. However, if you happen to have a 5 GHZ device, use that section.

Start by setting the Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. To learn why this is important, check out our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now for the Wireless Network Name (SSID). This can be anything you like, however we recommend avoiding any personal information due to security reasons. Fore more information, see our Wireless Names Guide.

Next you need to make sure that the Security is set to WPA. Below that, open the drop down menu labeled WPA Mode and select WPA2 Only. If this option is unavailable, we highly recommend updating your firmware. To learn why this will provide you with the strongest security, take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Now be sure that the Cipher Suite is set to AES, and the Authentication is set to Wireless Password. Then, below that, be sure that the radio button marked Passphrase (8-63 characters) is selected.

Finally, you'll need to set a Wireless Password. This can be whatever you like, but a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more helpful tips, check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

And that's all there is to it. 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.

Other EE Bright Box 2 Info

Don't forget about our other EE Bright Box 2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the EE Bright Box 2 v0.02.08.0001-OT.We also have the following guides for the same router: