Setup WiFi on the ZTE H220N

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The ZTE H220N 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 ZTE H220N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the ZTE H220N.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 ZTE H220N

To get started configuring the ZTE H220N WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the ZTE H220N, follow our ZTE H220N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the ZTE H220N

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

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This is the status page from your ZTE router.

Beginning on the Device Information page of the ZTE H220N router, click the option of Network at the top of the page in green. Then in the left sidebar click the link titled WLAN and Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the ZTE H220N

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This is the wifi setup page from your ZTE router.

This page allows you to change your Channel. Use the drop down list to choose the appropriate channel for your network. Make sure it is either 1, 6, or 11. Find out why in this WiFi Channels Guide.

Submit your changes, then click SSID in the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi setup page from your ZTE router.

You need to change your network name of this page. This is your identification and should be unique. Use the box labeled SSID Name to enter your new network name. If you want to learn more, check out this SSID guide.

Click the Submit button in the lower right corner of the page, then select Security from the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi setup page from your ZTE router.

Now let's change your network security. Open up the drop down list titled Authentication Type and choose your network security. The strongest form right now is WPA2-PSK. Learn about your different options in this WEP vs. WPA guide.

Next is the WPA Passphrase. This is the internet password. Make this strong to deter attacks. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters. If you need help coming up with a strong password, maybe this Password Guide could help.

The last setting is titled WPA Encryption Algorithm. Make sure this is set to AES.

When you are finished, be sure to Submit your changes before you exit.

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 ZTE H220N Info

Don't forget about our other ZTE H220N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the ZTE H220N.We also have the following guides for the same router: