Setup WiFi on the GMesh GM-501

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The GMesh GM-501 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 GMesh GM-501 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the GMesh GM-501. 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.


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 GMesh GM-501

To get started configuring the GMesh GM-501 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the GMesh GM-501, follow our GMesh GM-501 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the GMesh GM-501

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your GMesh GM-501 router.

This wireless guide begins on the Device Info page of the GMesh GM-501 router. From there, click the link in left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then Basic if needed.

Change the WiFi Settings on the GMesh GM-501

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your GMesh GM-501 router.

The first thing you need to do on this page is change the SSID. This is the name you create in order to identify your local network from the others around you. You can name it anything you want but don't use personal information. To learn more about the SSID, read our guide by clicking this link.

When you are done with that, click the Save/Apply button.

Now click the Advanced option in the left sidebar.

wifi advanced security settings wireless
This is the wifi advanced page from your GMesh GM-501 router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here.

There is a whole list of settings on this page. The only one we are interested in right now is the Channel. Make sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. If you are not on one of these channels, change it by using the drop down list to pick the right one. If you want to learn more about this topic, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Click the Save/Apply button if you changed your channel.

Next, tick the option in the left sidebar labeled Security.

router wifi security wireless
This is the wifi security page from your GMesh GM-501 router.

This takes you to a page like the one above.

The first section on this page is titled WSC Setup AP. This is also called the WiFi Protected Setup or WPS. Don't use this as a way to connect to your network. WPS is an easy way for hackers to access your network. Read more by clicking this link.

The next section is titled Manual Setup AP. Use the Select SSID drop-down list to choose the SSID you just created on the first page.

Next is the Network Authentication. This is the security method you will use. We recommend using WPA2-PSK. To learn why this is the best option, click this link.

Now find the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you plan on using to grant access to your network through this router. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in this password. Try to use some symbols, and numbers also. To learn more about creating strong passwords, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

There is one more thing on this page you can change if you like. It is the WPA Encryption. The best encryption available to date is AES.

Click the Save/Apply button and you are finished.

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 GMesh GM-501 Info

Don't forget about our other GMesh GM-501 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the GMesh GM-501. We also have the following guides for the same router: