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.

Other Zhone 6519-A2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Zhone 6519-A2 v3. 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 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.

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

This wireless setup guide begins on the Device Info page of the Zhone 6519-A2-NA-0cc router. Start out by clicking Wireless located in the left hand sidebar, and then Basic.

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 a new page.

Here you'll enter your desired SSID into the given box. This will serve as your network identification, and can be anything you like. However, we highly recommend that you avoid any sort of personal information. For more on this topic, check out our Wireless Names Guide.

That's all for this page. Click Apply/Save when you're finished.

From here, 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.

You should now be on the page you see above.

Scroll down until you come to the Manual Setup AP heading, and then open the drop down menu labeled Select SSID. Select the SSID you just created.

Following that, set the Network Authentication to WPA2-PSK. Want to know why this is the best option? Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

Now you need to set a WPA Passphrase. This can be anything you like, however a strong passphrase consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more helpful tips like these, check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Finally, make sure that the WPA Encryption is set to AES.

When you're happy with these settings, click Apply/Save.

Congratulations! You're done.

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 v3. We also have the following guides for the same router: