Setup WiFi on the Linksys WML11B

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The Linksys WML11B 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 WML11B Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WML11B.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 WML11B

To get started configuring the Linksys WML11B 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 WML11B, follow our Linksys WML11B Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WML11B

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 router.

Start on the Setup page of the Linksys WML11B. This is the only page you need in order to change your WiFi settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WML11B

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Scroll down to the Wireless section and use the box labeled SSID to enter a new network name. This name acts as your network identification. It's not important what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Network Type. You are given the choice of Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc. We recommend choosing Infrastructure.

If you do choose Ad-Hoc, you will need to choose a Channel. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. If you are interested in learning why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next is the Security. This option should be Enabled.

Now click Apply to save the settings on this page. Then click the button titled Edit Security Settings.

This takes you to a page that unfortunately we do not have. This particular firmware version only allows WEP security. Do not use WEP security, it is a very weak security standard. We highly recommend updating your firmware to allow for WPA2. Learn why in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

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 WML11B Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WML11B info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WML11B.We also have the following guides for the same router: