The SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 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 SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4, follow our SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Welcome page of the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 router. To change the wireless settings, click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless at the top of the page.
This should take you to a page like the one you see here. If not, go ahead and click the Basic link in the left sidebar.
First, use the space titled Network Name(SSID) to enter a new name for your network. This is the identification name for your network and should be unique. It doesn't matter what you put in here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Want to learn more? Check out this guide.
Then skip down to the Security Mode. Use this drop down list to choose the best security for your network. We recommend using WPA2-AES. This is the strongest security available right now for home networks. Learn more in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
The last setting that needs to be changed is the Passphrase. This is the internet password for your local network. You don't want this password to be cracked so make it strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters here. Try using some symbols, numbers, and capital letters too. Need more ideas? Check out this guide.
Click the Apply button when you are 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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