Setup WiFi on the Linksys E900

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The Linksys E900 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 E900 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys E900.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 E900

To get started configuring the Linksys E900 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 E900, follow our Linksys E900 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys E900

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 guide starts on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys E900 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link at the top of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys E900

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

This takes you to the Basic Wireless Settings page. If the radio button labeled Wi-Fi Protected Access is chosen, then you are on the WPS page. We strongly recommend disabling this function if at all possible. Read why in our guide titled What is WPS.

Clicking the button at the top of the page labeled Manual takes you to the page where you can change some basic wireless settings.

First, locate the Network Name (SSID). This is the name that you use to identify your network. It doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.

Now look for the Channel drop down list. Use this list to make sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. We have a great guide on the topic explaining why you should only use these three channels. Read our WiFi Channels Guide for more information.

Once you have made the changes you needed to, click the Save Settings button near the bottom of the page. Then back at the top of the page, click the link titled Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see above. In the box labeled Security Mode, choose the option of WPA2 Personal. Learn why this is the best option in our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

You will then be asked for a Passphrase. This is the password you will use to restrict access to your internet. Make sure this password is at least 14-20 characters in length. To learn more tips, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

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 E900 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys E900 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys E900.We also have the following guides for the same router: