The Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 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 WAP54Gv1.09, follow our Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Setup page of the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 router. To setup the WiFi settings, you are on the right page. If you are not, go ahead and click the tab at the top of the page labeled Setup.
On this page, find the heading on the left side of the page labeled Wireless. In this section you first should change the SSID. This is the identifying name for your network. Be original in creating a name but avoid personal information. For more on this subject, read our Wireless Names Guide.
Below that is the Channel or Frequency. To avoid generating interference with any neighbors you should use channels 1,6, or 11. These three channels don't overlap one another. If you are interested in learning more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
Next is the Wireless Security. Click the radio button labeled Enable. If you click Edit Security Settings It takes you to a new page where you can make changes to your security options. Unfortunately we don't have a screenshot of this page.
This security page should ask for a Security Mode. Use the drop down list to choose WPA2 Personal or WPA2 PSK. If this version does not offer this security mode, we recommend updating your firmware to allow for it. Please read our WEP vs. WPA guide for more information.
Next if asked for the Encryption or WPA Algorithm, set it to AES.
Finally you should be asked for the WPA Shared Key or possibly Shared Secret. This is the password you type into the wireless devices you want to access your internet. We recommend creating a strong password of at least 14 characters with a combination of symbols, letters, and numbers. For more tips in creating a strong password, click this link.
Now click Apply to save your changes.
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.
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