The Encore ENHWI-G3 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 Encore ENHWI-G3 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Encore ENHWI-G3, follow our Encore ENHWI-G3 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
After you have logged in, start on the Device Information page of the Encore ENHWI-G3 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the choice in the left side bar labeled Wireless. This opens a new sub-menu. Pick the option of Basic.
On this new page, enter a new SSID. This is the name you create to identify your network. It's not critical what you enter here, just don't use personal information. Read more by clicking this link.
Now find the Channel. This should be set to 1,6, or 11. These are the only channels you should use. To learn why, read our Wireless Channels Guide.
Click the button titled Apply. Then, tick Security in the sidebar.
You should then be directed to the page you see here. In the Authentication Type menu, choose WPA2. To learn why this is the best choice, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
A new box appears titled Encryption Type. The best and most secure encryption is AES.
Next is the PSK/EAP. Choose the option of PSK.
Below that is the Passphrase. This is the password you use to grant access to your local network. Use a range of symbols, numbers, and letters. Create a strong password that is memorable. To do this, check out our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.
Re-type this password into the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.
That's all that needs to be done, just click the Apply option before exiting.
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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