Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG530

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The Huawei HG530 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 HG530 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG530.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 HG530

To get started configuring the Huawei HG530 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 HG530, follow our Huawei HG530 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG530

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.

This guide begins on the System Information page of the Huawei HG530 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Basic. This opens a new menu below this, pick the new option of Wireless Lan.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG530

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei router.

This takes you to a new page like the one you see here. The first thing you may need to change is the Channel ID. Make sure the channel is set to channel 1,6, or 11. Read our WiFi Channels Guide for more information on this topic.

A little farther down this page find the box titled SSID. This is the name you create in order to identify your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Now find the drop down menu titled Authentication Type. We strongly recommend the option of WPA2-PSK. To learn why this is the best option, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Set the Encryption to AES.

The last thing you need to do is change the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain or restrict access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in you password. Try to avoid information that may be easy to guess. For more tips on this topic read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just don't forget to click the Submit 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 HG530 Info

Don't forget about our other Huawei HG530 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG530.We also have the following guides for the same router: