Setup WiFi on the Huawei B683

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The Huawei B683 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 Huawei B683 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei B683.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 Huawei B683

To get started configuring the Huawei B683 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 B683, follow our Huawei B683 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei B683

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

router setup
This is the setup page from your Huawei router.

Now that you have finished logging into the Huawei B683 router you should see a page like the one displayed above.

In order to change your router's wireless settings click the option at the top of the page labeled Settings. It has the picture of a gear above it.

Then a menu appears in the left sidebar. Open the link titled WLAN. Finally highlight the option of WLAN Basic Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei B683

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei router.

First, choose the Country in which this router is being used.

Second, use the drop down list titled Channel to choose the channel you want to use. We recommend using only channels 1,6 or 11. Want to know why? Read our WiFi Channels guide for an easy to understand explanation.

The next step is to find the box labeled Name (SSID). In this box enter the name you want to use to identify your personal network. This name should be unique. I recommend avoiding personal information like aimiesLAN or a router specific name like Huaweinetwork. More tips can be found in our guide all about wireless names.

If you scroll farther down this page you should see an option labeled Encryption Mode. For the strongest encryption choose WPA2-PSK. Find out what this is and what your other options are in the WEP vs. WPA guide.

Next, set the WPA Encryption to AES.

Finally set the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the network password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 characters. Learn more in our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

That's it, simply click the Apply button to save your changes.

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 Huawei B683 Info

Don't forget about our other Huawei B683 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei B683.We also have the following guides for the same router: