The Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 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 Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5, follow our Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Let's begin this guide on the Status page of the Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the tab at the top of the page labeled WIRELESS.
This should take you to a page similar to the one you see here.
Your network is now more secure, congratulations!
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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