Setup WiFi on the Linksys X1000

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The Linksys X1000 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 X1000 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys X1000.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 X1000

To get started configuring the Linksys X1000 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 X1000, follow our Linksys X1000 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Linksys X1000

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.

We begin this wireless setup guide on the Setup page of the Linksys X1000 router. Start out by clicking Wireless at the top of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Linksys X1000

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This is the wifi setup page from your Linksys router.

This should take you to the page you see above.

Start by checking the radio button marked Manual.

Now you'll need to set a Network Name (SSID). This can be anything you like, however we recommend avoiding any personal information due to security reasons. For more on wireless network identification, see our Wireless Names Guide.

Next, open the drop down menu labeled Channel and select either 1, 6, or 11. To find out why these are the best options, take a look at our WiFi Channels Guide.

Be sure to click Save Settings before moving on.

Find the tab labeled Wireless Security at the top of the page and click it.

This takes you to a new page.

On this page there are two settings to configure: Security Mode and Passphrase.

Start by setting the Security Mode to WPA2 Personal. This will provide you with the strongest security. Why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Now you need to set a Passphrase. This can be whatever you like, however a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and contains no personal information. For more help on creating a strong password, visit our guide.

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 X1000 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys X1000 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Linksys X1000.We also have the following guides for the same router: