Setup WiFi on the Linksys WAG310G

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The Linksys WAG310G 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 WAG310G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WAG310G.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 WAG310G

To get started configuring the Linksys WAG310G 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 WAG310G, follow our Linksys WAG310G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAG310G

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

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This is the status page from your Linksys router.

The WiFi guide begins on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys WAG310G router. To change the WiFi settings, click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. Then below that, in blue, click the option of Basic Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WAG310G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

This brings you to the page you see here. The first box is labeled Wireless Channel. Choose the appropriate channel for your network. Make sure to use a non-overlapping channel, these are 1,6, and 11. If you are interested in learning why you should only use these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Leave the Wireless Network State at Mixed.

Below that in the SSID1 box, enter a new name for your network. This is an identification name. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Make sure to click Enabled under the heading of Wireless Network State. This is turning on the Wireless network associated with the WiFi name you just created.

If you want your Wireless name to be hidden from scanning wireless devices, click the Disabled button under Wireless SSID Broadcast. This is not a strong security measure against intruders. An intruder wanting to find hidden networks can do so fairly easily.

When you are finished with this page, click the Save Settings button.

At the top of the page, in blue, click the Security option.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys router.

First, use the drop down list labeled Wireless Network to find the SSID you just created on the previous page.

Next is the Security Mode. This is the type of security you want to use for this network. We recommend using WPA2-Personal. To learn more about this option, read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

In the Mixed Mode drop down list, choose Disabled.

Choose AES for the Encryption.

Below that is the Passphrase. This is the password you use to protect your network. We recommend using a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. This password can contain any letter, number, and/or special character except spaces or tabs. Make this password look as random as possible for strength. Learn more in our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Go ahead and leave the Key Renewal at it's default setting of 3600 seconds.

That's it, you're done. Just don't forget to click the Save Settings button before exiting.

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 WAG310G Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WAG310G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WAG310G.We also have the following guides for the same router: