Setup WiFi on the Linksys EA2700

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The Linksys EA2700 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 EA2700 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys EA2700. 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 EA2700

To get started configuring the Linksys EA2700 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 EA2700, follow our Linksys EA2700 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys EA2700

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 EA2700 router.

Beginning on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys EA2700 router click the option at the top in gray labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys EA2700

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys EA2700 router.

This brings you to the Wireless Settings page. If you have the radio button labeled Wi-Fi Protected Setup chosen then you are on the WPS page. We strongly recommend turning WPS off if possible. Read our What is WPS Guide to find out why.

If you have the Manual radio button chosen then you are on the page where you can change the WiFi settings. On this page use the section on the bottom half of the page labeled 2.4GHz Wireless Settings to make your changes.

First, find the box labeled Network Name (SSID). This is a name you will create for your network so that you can identify it. It isn't important what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Learn more in our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Second is the Security Mode. The most secure option for your home network is WPA2 Personal. If you are interested in learning why this is the best option for your network, read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Now enter the Passphrase. This is the password for your network. It is a good idea to create a strong password here of at least 14-20 characters. Try and avoid easily guessed passwords with personal information in them. Try and add some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in it. To learn more information on password strength, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Finally, check the Channel. Use the drop down list to be sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should only use these three channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

When you are finished, click the Save Settings button before you exit.

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 EA2700 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys EA2700 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys EA2700. We also have the following guides for the same router: