The Huawei B593 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 Huawei B593 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Huawei B593, follow our Huawei B593 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Begin on the Device Information page of the Huawei B593 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link on the left side of the page labeled General Settings. Then, beneath that, pick WLAN Settings.
This directs you to the page you see above. In the first section titled General Settings use the drop down menu titled Channel to be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. Read our guide titled WiFi Channels for more information.
The next section is titled Interface Profile. In the first box, titled SSID, enter an original name for your network. This is your network identification. It's not important what you enter here, but we recommend avoiding personal information. Read our Wireless Names Guide for more on this topic.
Next, is a box titled Maximum number of connected devices. Go ahead and enter the number of devices you plan on allowing on your network at one time. You can enter any number from 1-32.
Now skip down to the Security drop down list. For the best security available with today's technology pick the option of WPA2-PSK (recommended). Learn why this is the best when you read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.
You are now asked for the WPA-PSK. This is basically asking what you want your network password to be. It is important that you create a strong password of at least 14 characters here. The longer a password is the stronger it becomes. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
The last thing you may want to change is the WPA encryption. There are three choices here, TKIP, AES, or Both. Our recommendation is AES.
You did it, the only thing left to do is click the Submit button.
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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