Setup WiFi on the Linksys E8350

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The Linksys E8350 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 Linksys E8350 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys E8350.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 Linksys E8350

To get started configuring the Linksys E8350 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Linksys E8350, follow our Linksys E8350 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys E8350

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

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys E8350 router. From here, click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. Then under that choose the option of Basic Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys E8350

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

On this page, first click the button labeled Manual.

In the left sidebar there are two different choices for your wireless. If you are going to be using 5GHz, use the upper section. If you want to use 2.4GHz use the bottom section. We recommend using 2.4GHz.

Then, using the box labeled Network Name (SSID) enter a new name for your network. This name should be unique and not contain any personal information. Learn more in this guide.

Next is the Channel. Just make sure you use channels 1, 6, or 11. If you want to know why, check out this WiFi Channels Guide.

Click the the blue Save Settings button before continuing.

Back at the top of the page, click the link titled Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

Now, in the correct frequency section use the space titled Security Mode to choose the type of security you want to use. We recommend using WPA2 Personal in the 2.4Ghz section. This router should have this option but if it doesn't you will need to update your firmware.

The last setting is titled Passphrase. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 characters. To make your password stronger try using some symbols, numbers, or capital letters. For further password help, check out this guide.

That's it, just click the Save Settings button near the bottom of 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.

Other Linksys E8350 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys E8350 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys E8350.We also have the following guides for the same router: