Setup WiFi on the ZTE MF29A

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The ZTE MF29A 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 ZTE MF29A Guides

This is the wifi guide for the ZTE MF29A. 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 ZTE MF29A

To get started configuring the ZTE MF29A 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 MF29A, follow our ZTE MF29A Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the ZTE MF29A

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 ZTE MF29A router.

Let's begin this guide on the Home page of the ZTE MF29A router. To configure the wireless settings, click the link titled Settings in the left sidebar. Then under that choose Wi-Fi Settings and Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the ZTE MF29A

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your ZTE MF29A router.

On this page, make sure the Wi-Fi On/Off is Enabled.

Then the Network Mode should set to 11b/g/n Mixed Mode.

Below that you can set the Network Name(SSID) to a name you create. This is your network ID and should be unique. Don't use personal information as all wireless devices in the general area can see this. Learn more in this Wireless Name Guide.

Now let's take a look at the Frequency (Channel). Make sure your router is using channels 1, 6, or 11. To find out why, check out this WiFi Channels Guide.

Now, click Apply to save your changes. Then back in the left sidebar click the option of Wi-Fi Settings and then Security.

router wifi security wireless
This is the wifi security page from your ZTE MF29A router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see above.

First, set the Security Mode to WPA2PSK. This is the the strongest option available right now. To learn more, take a look at our WEP vs. WPA guide.

If this router asks for an Encryption Type, go ahead and set it to AES.

The last setting you need to change is the Passphrase. This is the internet password you need to create. Use no less than 14 characters. If you need further help, check out our Password Guide.

That's it, just click the Apply button 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 MF29A Info

Don't forget about our other ZTE MF29A info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the ZTE MF29A. We also have the following guides for the same router: