Setup WiFi on the Huawei E5186s-61a

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The Huawei E5186s-61a 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Huawei E5186s-61a.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 E5186s-61a

To get started configuring the Huawei E5186s-61a 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 E5186s-61a, follow our Huawei E5186s-61a Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei E5186s-61a

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

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This is the status page from your Huawei router.

To secure your wireless network, click the option at the top of the page labeled Settings.

Now look in the left sidebar and select the option of WLAN.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei E5186s-61a

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei router.

This takes you to the WLAN Basic Settings.

In this guide we will be discussing three settings on this page:

When you are finished on this page, click the Apply button at the bottom of 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.

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