Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRT310N

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The Linksys WRT310N 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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Other Linksys WRT310N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRT310N v2. 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.

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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 WRT310N

To get started configuring the Linksys WRT310N 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 WRT310N, follow our Linksys WRT310N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRT310N

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

router setup
This is the setup page from your Linksys WRT310N router.

You have logged into the Linksys WRT310Nv2 and should now be on the Basic Setup page. From here click the selection at the top of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRT310N

wireless protected setup
This is the wifi wps page from your Linksys WRT310N router.

This should take you to the Basic Wireless Settings page. If the radio button at the top of the page titled Wi-Fi Protected Setup is chosen, then you end up on a page like the one you see above. We strongly recommend not using WPS. It is an insecure form of wireless connection. Read our What is WPS Guide.

Click the radio button at the top of the page labeled Manual. We, unfortunately, do not have that page available to show you.

The first setting on this new page is titled Network Mode. Pick the selection of Mixed.

Secondly, place your cursor in the box labeled Network Name (SSID) and enter a new name for your network. This is an identification name and it doesn't matter what you enter here but we suggest avoiding personal information. Learn more about this in our Wireless Name Guide.

The next setting should be titled Radio Band. We recommend choosing the option of Auto.

After that, use the Wide Channel list to pick channel 6. Then in the Standard Channel list choose either 1, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

You are done on this page, click the Save Settings button to apply your changes. Then go back to the top of the page and click the link titled Wireless Security.

router wifi security wireless
This is the wifi security page from your Linksys WRT310N router.

You are now directed to the page you see above.

First, select WPA2 Personal from the Security Mode drop down list. This is the most secure option available, learn why in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

The second setting should be titled Encryption. Our recommendation is to set this to AES.

The last thing you need to change is the Passphrase. This is the password you use to allow access to your network. Do not leave the default password as it is. Hackers know all the default passwords and try these first. We recommend making a strong password of at least 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Learn more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations, you did it. Don't forget to click the Save Settings 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.

Other Linksys WRT310N Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRT310N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRT310N v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: