Setup WiFi on the Huawei HG8245H

The Huawei HG8245H 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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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.

Encryption

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 HG8245H

To get started configuring the Huawei HG8245H 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 HG8245H, follow our Huawei HG8245H Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG8245H

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

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Huawei HG8245H router. To change your wireless network settings click WLAN near the top of the page. From there click WLAN Basic Configuration located in the left hand side bar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Huawei HG8245H

This brings you to the page presented above.

Start off by entering an SSID Name into the given box. This will serve as your network name and can be anything you like. However, due to security reasons we strongly recommend avoiding any personal information. To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next make sure that the Authentication Mode is set to WPA2 PreSharedKey. This will give you the strongest security. For more information take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Be sure that the Encryption Mode is set to AES.

Now you'll need to set a WPA PreSharedKey. This will be your network password and can be whatever you want. Bear in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Lastly, make sure that the Enable WPS box is unchecked. Why? Read our What is WPS Guide to find out.

That's it! Just be sure to save your settings before closing the page.

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.

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