The Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK 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 Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK 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 ZNID-GPON-2426-UK, follow our Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
We begin this wireless setup guide on the Device Info page of the Zhone ZNID-GPON-2426-UK router. First, click the box in the left sidebar labeled Configuration. Then in that box, pick the Wireless option and then Basic.
First, you need to put a check in the box labeled Enable Wireless.
Second, change the SSID. This is the name you create in order identify your network. This can be just about anything you like, but we recommend avoiding personal information. Take a look at our Wireless Name Guide for more on this subject.
Click the Apply/Save button when you are finished.
Now go back to the Configuration box in the left sidebar and click the option of Security under Wireless.
On this new page, the first section is titled WPS Setup. WPS is not secure and we don't recommend using it. Check out this What is WPS guide to learn more.
Scroll down to the Manual Setup AP section. Then use the Select SSID drop down list to choose the SSID you just created on the previous page.
Next, use the Network Authentication drop down menu to choose the best security for your network. We recommend using WPA2-PSK. Find out why this is your best option in this guide.
Under that enter a strong password in the box labeled WPA/WAPI passphrase. This internet password should have at least 14 to 20 characters in it and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. For further help, check out this guide.
That's it, just click the Apply/Save button before you exit.
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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