The Sitecom WL-342v2 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 Sitecom WL-342v2 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Sitecom WL-342v2, follow our Sitecom WL-342v2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Let's begin this guide on the System Status page of the Sitecom WL-342v2 router. To setup the wireless options, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Wireless Settings. Then below that choose Basic.
On this new page, first locate the SSID1 and enter a new name for your network. It's not important what you enter here but stay away from personal information. To learn more read our Wireless Name Guide.
Next is the Channel. Use channels 1,6, or 11 for optimum reception. Learn why this is important in our WiFi Channels Guide.
That's all there is to do on this page, click the Apply button.
Back at the top of the page, click the Security tab.
The first setting on this new page is titled Encryption. From the drop-down menu choose WPA pre-shared key.
Below that a new setting appears titled WPA Type. Select the radio button titled WPA2 (AES). Find out what this means in our guide.
Next set the Pre-shared Key Type to Passphrase.
The last thing you need to enter is a Pre-shared Key. This is your internet password. Use at least 14 to 20 characters with some numbers, symbols, and capital letters mixed in for more strength. Find more ideas in our Password Guide.
You did it, select the Apply button before you exit and you're finished.
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.
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