Setup WiFi on the Sitecom WLR-5000

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The Sitecom WLR-5000 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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This is the wifi guide for the Sitecom WLR-5000.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 Sitecom WLR-5000

To get started configuring the Sitecom WLR-5000 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 WLR-5000, follow our Sitecom WLR-5000 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Sitecom WLR-5000

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

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This is the status page from your Sitecom router.

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Sitecom WLR-5000 router. To start off click 2.4G Wireless Settings near the top of the page. From there click Enable just below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Sitecom WLR-5000

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This is the wifi setup page from your Sitecom router.

Set the Wireless Module option to Enable and then click Apply.

Now click the tab labeled Basic.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Sitecom router.

This brings you to a new page.

Begin by making sure the Band is set to 2.4 GHz (B+G+N).

After that you'll need to set an SSID0. This will be your network name and can be anything you like. However, due to security reasons we strongly suggest avoiding the use of any personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Following that open the drop down menu labeled Channel and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

That's it for this page. Be sure to Apply your settings before moving on.

Click the tab marked Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Sitecom router.

You should be taken to the page shown above.

Start out by opening the drop down list labeled Select SSID and choose the SSID you just created.

Next set the Encryption to WPA pre-shared key. Then, just beneath that set the WPA Unicast Cipher Suite to WPA2(AES). These options will provide you with the strongest security. Want to know why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Set the Pre-shared Key Format to Passphrase.

Lastly you'll need to set a Pre-shared Key. This will serve as your network password and can be anything you want it to be. However, keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! Just don't forget to click Apply before leaving the page.

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 Sitecom WLR-5000 Info

Don't forget about our other Sitecom WLR-5000 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Sitecom WLR-5000.We also have the following guides for the same router: