Setup WiFi on the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247

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The Huawei EchoLife-HG8247 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 EchoLife-HG8247.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 EchoLife-HG8247

To get started configuring the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247 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 EchoLife-HG8247, follow our Huawei EchoLife-HG8247 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247

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.

Beginning on the Status page of the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247 router click the choice at the top of the page labeled WLAN. Then tick the option of WLAN Configuration.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei router.

On this new page, find the box labeled SSID Name. This is the name you create to identify your network. It's not important what you enter here but we suggest avoiding personal information. Get more details about this by reading our guide titled Wireless Names.

Now find the drop down menu titled Authentication Mode. This is your network security. We recommend choosing WPA2-PSK. If this is unavailable, you will need to update your firmware version to allow for it. Read our WEP vs. WPA guide for more information.

Next is the Encryption Mode. This should be set to AES.

Farther down the page is the box labeled WPA PreSharedKey. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We highly recommend that you create a strong password here. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more information.

When you are finished click the Apply button.

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 EchoLife-HG8247 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Huawei EchoLife-HG8247.We also have the following guides for the same router: