Setup WiFi on the Linksys WGA600N

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The Linksys WGA600N 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WGA600N.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 WGA600N

To get started configuring the Linksys WGA600N 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 WGA600N, follow our Linksys WGA600N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WGA600N

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.

This guide begins on the System Settings page of the Linksys WGA600N Gaming Adapter. From here, click the option of Basic at the top of the page. Then under that choose Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WGA600N

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

On this page, the first drop down menu is titled Wireless Network Mode. Technically the Linksys WGA600N is not a router so it doesn't really matter which option you pick. We recommend choosing the Wireless Bridge option.

Next is the Wireless Network Name. This is also sometimes called the SSID. This is an identification name for your local network. It doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. For more information, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the 802.11 Band. We recommend choosing 2.4GHz for better wireless range.

After that is the 802.11 Mode. This is asking what standard of wireless device you are using. We recommend choosing Mixed 11n, 11g, and 11b from the drop down list. 11b is the oldest standard with 11n being the newest offered in this firmware version. If you need an even newer standard, you will need to update your firmware.

We recommend leaving the Transmission Rate at the option of Best (automatic).

Leave the Channel Width at Auto 20/40MHz.

Down a little farther on the page find the option of Security Mode. This is asking what type of security you want to use for your local internet. From the drop down list pick WPA-Personal.

There are two versions of WPA available and in the next drop down menu of WPA Mode, choose WPA2. WPA2 is the newest and most secure standard of security for your network. Learn more in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Using the Cipher Type drop down list pick the option of AES.

The last thing you should change is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you type into all your wireless devices in order to access your local network. This password should be at least 14-20 characters in length. We also recommend using symbols, numbers, and capital letters in your password. Learn more tips in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

When you are finished, click the blue Save Settings button near the top of 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 WGA600N Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WGA600N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WGA600N.We also have the following guides for the same router: