Setup WiFi on the Huawei E5331

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The Huawei E5331 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 E5331 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei E5331. 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 Huawei E5331

To get started configuring the Huawei E5331 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 E5331, follow our Huawei E5331 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei E5331

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 E5331 router.

This guide begins on the Home page of the Huawei E5331 router. To configure the WiFi settings click the choice at the top of the page labeled Settings. Then, on the left choose the link titled WLAN and finally WLAN Basic Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei E5331

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei E5331 router.

Once on this page, use the first box titled Name(SSID) to enter your own network name. Be creative here but avoid personal information. Learn more about SSID's by reading our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Below that is the 802.11 authentication. This is the security you plan on using for your wireless network. We strongly recommend the use of WPA2-PSK. Find out why this is the best choice you can make by reading our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Set the Encryption mode to AES.

Next is the WPA pre-shared key. This is the password for your network. We recommend creating a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Try to use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in your password also. For more information on this topic, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

The last thing on this page is the SSID Broadcast. Leave this Enabled if you want to keep it so your name is visible. If you want your SSID name invisible, click the option of Disable. If you disable this, remember that it does not make you completely invisible to a hacker.

Click the Apply button.

To change the channel, click the link labeled WLAN Advanced Settings on the left side of the page.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei E5331 router.

On this page, find the drop down box titled Channel. Use this drop down menu to choose the appropriate channel. Make sure to use the channel of 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should only use these three channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

That's all that needs to be changed on this page, go ahead and click the Apply button before you exit.

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 E5331 Info

Don't forget about our other Huawei E5331 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei E5331. We also have the following guides for the same router: