Setup WiFi on the Zoom 5350

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The Zoom 5350 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 Zoom 5350 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Zoom 5350.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.

Encryption

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 Zoom 5350

To get started configuring the Zoom 5350 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Zoom 5350, follow our Zoom 5350 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Zoom 5350

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

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This is the status page from your Zoom router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the Status page of the Zoom 5350 router. Start off by clicking Wireless at the top of the page. Then make sure Radio is chosen in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Zoom 5350

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This is the wifi setup page from your Zoom router.

You should now be on the page you see above.

Open the drop down menu labeled Control Channel and set it to either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Be sure to click Apply before moving on.

Now go to the tab marked Primary Network on the left hand side of the page.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Zoom router.

This takes you to a new page.

Start out by deciding on a network name and entering it into the box labeled Network Name (SSID). Your network name can be anything you like, however we recommend avoiding any personal information. For more on network names, check out our Wireless Names Guide.

Now make sure that WPA2-PSK is set to Enable. To learn why this is the best security option, see our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Be sure the WPA/WPA2 Encyrption is set to AES.

Finally, in the box marked WPA Pre-Shared Key, enter your desired network password. This can be whatever you like, though a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and contains no personal information. For more tips on creating a strong password, take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

And that's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Apply before leaving the page.

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 Zoom 5350 Info

Don't forget about our other Zoom 5350 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Zoom 5350.We also have the following guides for the same router: