Configuration of the Linksys router’s wireless security ensures that your wireless network and internet is far away and safe from unauthorized access. This relevant post will guide you in a correct way on how to configure the wireless security on Linksys smart WiFi router. Also, ensure to visit extender.linksys if you need any assistance on how to setup a Linksys range extender.

Steps for Configuring the Wireless Security Settings

Note: Make sure that your router is within reach of the existing modem and should be connected with the computer/ laptop physically and properly via Ethernet cable.

Step 1

Open any relevant web browser of your choice. Then, fill in the IP address ( of your device into the URL field. Once done, hit enter on your keyboard.

Step 2

Enter username and password (default) into the login credentials field.

Note: If you have customized the login credentials for your Linksys WiFi router before, enter them instead and click on OK.

Below are some baby touch things that you should remember while accessing the web-based setup page of your WiFi router:

  • If you used Linksys Connect for the setup and installation process of your device, then you can open the software to recover or retrieve the login details.
  • For this, on the Linksys Connect software, go to Router Settings > Advanced Settings.
  • Moreover, in case the username and password that you have entered are not accepted or if you forgot them, you can reset the router by pressing the reset button at the bottom or back of your router using a paper clip or pen for about couple of seconds.
  • After that, unplug the router from the power outlet for a couple of minutes.

Conversely, you have to reconfigure the device in order to be able to go online again once you perform a factory reset process. If you experience any issue, then dial a toll-free number 1-844-726-2726 and learn how to set up your router using Linksys Connect.

You will be now redirected to the router’s Classic web-based setup page where you can configure the router’s wireless security settings in a hassle-free way.

Note: If you are using a Linksys WiFi Router with the Linksys cloud account, then remember that it is very important to change the basic WiFi settings on your wireless router to establish a unique, safe, and secure connection.

Note down that a protected WiFi/ home network prevents unwanted access to your personal information, data, and login credentials.

Important Notes:

  • Into the changes, you can also include assigning a WiFi name and securing your connection via strong WiFi password.
  • Remember, the WiFi password is very much different from the router password.
  • Also, changing your WiFi settings will disconnect all the networking devices from your router. You have to reconnect them all with new settings.

The light and smooth steps below will guide you on how to change the WiFi settings of your Linksys router.

Step 1

First of all, consider accessing the Linksys cloud account. Ask our technical department if you don’t have one.

Step 2

Click on WiFi Settings on the left navigation pane. This option is situated under the Router Settings.

Step 3

Now, under the Basic tab, click the Edit option that is just beside the WiFi Settings.

Step 4

Next, enter your desired WiFi name and password into the provided fields.

Step 5

Click Apply then Ok to save the changes.

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Now, coming back to configure wireless settings for:

Linksys Smart WiFi Routers

Step 1

Hit the “Wireless” tab and after that, click on the “Wireless Settings” sub-tab.

Step 2

Next, under the “Configuration View” section tap on “Manual” radio button.

Note: Below-mentioned wireless security settings can easily be configured under this section:

Security Mode – WPA2 Personal is the best recommended security mode for your network.

Passphrase – This supposed to be a set of characters you need while connecting your computer/ laptop or other devices, such as smartphones, wireless printers, etc. to the home network. Here, you don’t have to worry as you will be the only one who will be able to set a passphrase once you have selected the “specific security mode”.

SSID Broadcast – One click on “Disable” will only turn OFF the broadcasting of your main SSID.

Step 3

Once you are done, click on “Save Settings”.

Fab! You have successfully configured your Linksys router’s wireless security settings.

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Linksys WiFi Routers

Step 1

Click the “Wireless” tab. Once done, click the “Wireless Security” sub-tab.

Step 2

Next, select your preferred Security Mode. After that, enter a corresponding passphrase into the required fields.

Step 3

Click on “Save Settings” option.

Congrats! You have successfully configured the wireless security settings of your Linksys WiFi routers.

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