Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRE54Gv2

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The Linksys WRE54Gv2 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 WRE54Gv2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRE54Gv2.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 WRE54Gv2

To get started configuring the Linksys WRE54Gv2 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 WRE54Gv2, follow our Linksys WRE54Gv2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRE54Gv2

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.

To configure the WiFi settings, start on the Basic Setup page of the Linksys WRE54Gv2 router. This is the only page you need.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRE54Gv2

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Use the SSID box to enter a new name for your network. While this name can be anything you like, we recommend avoiding personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel. Make sure to use channels 1,6, or 11. Learn why this is important in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that is the Wireless Security. To change the security settings, you need to tick the button labeled Edit Security Settings. We recommend the security standard of WPA2 PSK. This router does not offer this. We recommend updating your firmware to allow for this. Learn why in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

When you are finished, click the Save Settings button.

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 WRE54Gv2 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRE54Gv2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRE54Gv2.We also have the following guides for the same router: