Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG659

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The Huawei HG659 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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Other Huawei HG659 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG659 V100R001C206B020 Vodafone. 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.

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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 HG659

To get started configuring the Huawei HG659 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 HG659, follow our Huawei HG659 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG659

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

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This is the setup page from your Huawei HG659 router.

You can either click the Set Up WLAN button in the center of the page, or you can choose Home Network at the top. Then click WLAN Settings in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG659

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei HG659 router.

This puts you on a page like the one you see above.

On this page we will cover five settings. The first setting is under the Basic Settings drop down section.

  • The Enable WLAN 2.4GHz or Enable WLAN 5GHz: The one you choose depends on what you want. Put a check in the box labeled 2.4GHz if you need a larger wireless range. Put a check in the box labeled 5GHz if you need a smaller range.

Save the change, then open up the WLAN Encryption drop down section. Make sure to only make changes to the frequency you chose above.

  • The SSID: This is the name you give your network so you can recognize it. When making up a new name be sure to avoid personal information. Read our Change your Wireless Name guide for more information.
  • The Security mode: There are several different options here to choose from. We recommend using WPA2-PSK. Find out why in our WEP vs. WPA guide.
  • The WPA encryption mode: Set this to AES for the most up to date encryption.
  • The WPA pre-shared key: This is the Internet password. This is used in conjunction with your security to keep your network safe. Make sure to use a minimum of 10 characters here with a mix of upper and lowercase letters. We also recommend using at least one number and symbol in your password. Learn more tips in our Creating a Strong Password guide.

Don't forget 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 HG659 Info

Don't forget about our other Huawei HG659 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG659 V100R001C206B020 Vodafone. We also have the following guides for the same router: