Setup WiFi on the Linksys WRT55AG

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The Linksys WRT55AG 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 WRT55AG Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRT55AG. 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 WRT55AG

To get started configuring the Linksys WRT55AG 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 WRT55AG, follow our Linksys WRT55AG Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRT55AG

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 WRT55AG router.

When you have logged into the Linksys WRT55AG you begin on the Setup page which is the only page you need.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys WRT55AG

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This is the setup page from your Linksys WRT55AG router.

Scroll down this page until you come to the section titled 2.4GHz Wireless-G.

First use the Mode drop down list to choose Mixed.

Second is the Channel. Use this drop down list to choose either channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why we recommend these channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next is the SSID. This is the name you create in order to identify your network. This name can be anything you like but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more about the SSID in our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the WEP security mode. Do not use WEP security. With all the advances in technology WEP has become extremely easy to crack. We strongly recommend updating your firmware to allow for a more secure version that allows for WPA2. Learn more about the differences in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Click the Apply 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 WRT55AG Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRT55AG info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys WRT55AG. We also have the following guides for the same router: