Setup WiFi on the Zhone 6519-A2

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The Zhone 6519-A2 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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Other Zhone 6519-A2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Zhone 6519-A2 v2. 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.

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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 Zhone 6519-A2

To get started configuring the Zhone 6519-A2 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Zhone 6519-A2, follow our Zhone 6519-A2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Zhone 6519-A2

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Zhone 6519-A2 router.

We begin this wireless setup guide for the Zhone 6519-A2-XXXX router on the Device Info page. To start out, cick Wireless and then Basic, located on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Zhone 6519-A2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Zhone 6519-A2 router.

This takes you to the page you see above.

On this page you'll decide on an SSID. This will be your network name, and can be anything you like. However, we recommend avoiding any sort of personal information due to security reasons. To learn more, be sure to take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

Be sure to click Apply/Save before moving on.

Now click Security on the left hand side of the page.

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This is the wifi security page from your Zhone 6519-A2 router.

Start by finding the Manual Setup AP heading, and then opening the drop down list marked Select SSID. Choose the SSID you just created.

After that, set the Network Authentication to WPA2-PSK for the best security. Why is this the best option? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

Now you need to set a WPA Passphrase. This can be anything you like, however we recommend avoiding any personal information and keeping it 14-20 characters in length. For more tips, check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Finally, be sure to set the WPA Encryption to AES.

That's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Apply/Save before leaving.

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 Zhone 6519-A2 Info

Don't forget about our other Zhone 6519-A2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Zhone 6519-A2 v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: