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.

Other Linksys WRT310N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRT310N. 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 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.

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This is the setup page from your Linksys WRT310N router.

You are now logged into the Linksys WRT310N and are on the Basic Setup page. From here, click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRT310N

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

This should bring you to the Basic Wireless Settings page. The very first setting is called Wireless Configuration. If you click Wi-Fi Protected Setup, you are placed on a page that looks like the one you see above. Don't use WPS. It is a easy way in for a hacker. Read our What is WPS Guide for a full explanation, read our What is WPS Guide.

Next to Wireless Configuration click the option of Manual. This takes you to a page that unfortunately we do not have.

On this new page, use the Network Mode to choose the option of Mixed.

The second setting on this page is called Network Name (SSID). This is the name you need to create in order to identify your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Name Guide.

We recommend setting the Radio Band to Auto.

Below that is the Wide Channel. Set this channel to 6. Then set the Standard Channel to either 1 or 11. Learn more in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now click the Save Settings button. Then go back to the top of the page and click the link titled Wireless Security.

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

You are directed to a page similar to the one you see above. The first setting is called Security Mode. For maximum security we recommend WPA2 Personal. Read our WEP vs. WPA guide for more information.

Under that is the Encryption. We recommend setting this to AES.

Next is the Passphrase. This is the password you type into any wireless device you want to connect to your local network. It is very important that you change the default password to one of your choosing. A hacker typically knows the default passwords and tries those first. Create a strong password here. We recommend creating a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Try and use at least one symbol, number, and capital letter in your new password. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more information on this topic.

That's it, just 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. We also have the following guides for the same router: