Setup WiFi on the Planet WRT-416

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The Planet WRT-416 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 Planet WRT-416 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Planet WRT-416. 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 Planet WRT-416

To get started configuring the Planet WRT-416 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Planet WRT-416, follow our Planet WRT-416 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Planet WRT-416

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

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This is the status page from your Planet WRT-416 router.

For the Planet WRT-416 we begin on the Status page. Click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then a new set of tabs appears at the top of the page. Click the option of Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Planet WRT-416

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This is the wifi setup page from your Planet WRT-416 router.

On this page find the Channel and make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

A little farther down the page is a space titled SSID. Enter a new name for your network here. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Learn all about the SSID's in our Wireless Names Guide.

When you are done with these two changes, click the Apply button located at both the top and bottom of this page.

Next, click the tab at the top of the page labeled Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Planet WRT-416 router.

Use the Authentication Type drop down list to choose the option of WPA2 Personal. Learn why you should use this option in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Now scroll all the way down the page until you see the option of WPA2 Passphrase. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters with some symbols, capital letters, and numbers mixed in for strength. Learn more about strengthening passwords in our Password Guide.

Click the Apply button when you are finished.

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 Planet WRT-416 Info

Don't forget about our other Planet WRT-416 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Planet WRT-416. We also have the following guides for the same router: