Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG8245

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The Huawei HG8245 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 HG8245 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG8245. 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 HG8245

To get started configuring the Huawei HG8245 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 HG8245, follow our Huawei HG8245 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG8245

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 HG8245 router.

After you have logged into the Huawei HG8245 you should begin on the Status page. From here, click the option at the top of the page labeled WLAN. Then tick the option on the left labeled WLAN Configuration.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG8245

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This is the wifi setup page from your Huawei HG8245 router.

You should now be on the correct page to set the WLAN parameters.

  • In the box labeled SSID Name enter the new name you want for your wireless network. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but it is a good idea to avoid personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.
  • Scroll down and find the drop-down list titled Authentication Mode. Use the selection of WPA2-PSK. If this router doesn't have this option, we strongly recommend updating your firmware version to allow for it. Learn why by reading our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.
  • Set the Encryption Mode to AES.
  • Change the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. Don't use any personal information that could be easy to guess. Do use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters. Create a strong 14-20 character password. Learn more tips by reading our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.
  • Click the Apply button.

That's it, you are finished.

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 HG8245 Info

Don't forget about our other Huawei HG8245 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Huawei HG8245. We also have the following guides for the same router: