Setup WiFi on the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi

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The Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi 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 EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi.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.

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 Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi

To get started configuring the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi 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 EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi, follow our Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi

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

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This is the attached devices page from your Linksys router.

We begin this wireless setup guide on the Status page of the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi router. To start configuring your wireless settings, click the Wireless icon on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

You should now be on a new page.

We will be focusing in only the upper section, labeled 2.4 GHz.

Start by setting a Network Name. This can be anything you wish, but we recommend avoiding any personal information due to security reasons. To learn more, check out our Wireless Names Guide.

Now you'll need to set a Password. This too can be anything you like, however we recommend keeping it 14-20 characters in length and making sure not to include any personal information, again for security reasons. For more helpful tips on creating a strong password, see our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Next, open the drop down menu marked Security Mode and choose WPA2 Personal. This will provide you with the strongest security. Why? Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

Finally, be sure the Channel is set to either 1, 6, or 11. To find out why these are the best options, take a look at our WiFi Channels Guide.

And that's all there is to it. Congratulations! Just make sure to click Apply 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.

Other Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi.We also have the following guides for the same router: