The Pepwave Surf-SOHO 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Pepwave Surf-SOHO WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Pepwave Surf-SOHO, follow our Pepwave Surf-SOHO Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Dashboard page of the Pepwave Surf-SOHO router. To configure the wireless setup, click the option of Network at the top of the page. Then on the left side of the page, click LAN, then Wi-Fi AP.
Click the button at the bottom of the page labeled Add.
Now use the box labeled Network Name (SSID). This is the name you create for your network in order to identify it. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Take a look at our Wireless Names Guide for more information.
Click the Yes button next to Enable.
In the Security Policy choose the option of WPA2-Personal (AES:CCMP) for the best security. Take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more information.
The last setting you need to enter is titled the Shared Key. This is the password to your internet. Go ahead and enter a strong password of at least 14 to 20 characters with some symbols, numbers, and capital letters mixed in. For more information, check out our Password Guide.
When you are finished making all the changes, click the option of Save.
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.
Don't forget about our other Pepwave Surf-SOHO info that you might be interested in.