Setup WiFi on the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

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The Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 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 WPSM54Gv1017. 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 WPSM54Gv1017

To get started configuring the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 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 WPSM54Gv1017, follow our Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

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

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This is the lan page from your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router.

This guide begins on the Setup page of the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 print server. From here, click the Wireless option near the top of the page. Then below that, in blue, choose Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router.

Once you are directed to the page you see above, use the SSID box to enter a new name for your internet connection. This is used for identification purposes. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel No. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. These three channels should be used by everyone. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that is the Network Type. You have the choice of Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc. Most people will use the option of Infrastructure.

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

Then, back at the top of the page, click Security in the blue box.

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This is the wifi security page from your Linksys WPSM54Gv1017 router.

This brings you to the page you see here. First, use the Security Mode option to pick WPA2 Personal. This is currently the most secure option. Read our WEP vs. WPA guide for more information on the topic.

The second setting is titled WPA Encryption Algorithm. The most secure option to date is AES.

The last setting is called WPA Shared Key. This is the password you type into your wireless device in order to connect to your local network. This password should be a minimum of 14 characters using letters, numbers, and symbols. We have more tips for you in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just tick the Save button before you exit.

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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WPSM54Gv1017. We also have the following guides for the same router: