Linksys Official Support – Connecting your wireless devices to the network
You can maximize the performance of your wireless router by connecting your wireless devices to it. to connect those devices, you will need the wireless settings of your network. Alternatively, you can also connect those devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS). click here to find out how. if you forget or are unsure about the information, you can check your router’s wireless settings using any of the following: linksys connect linksys smart wi-fi web-based setup page once you have your wireless setup, you can begin connect wireless devices to your network. click on any of the following devices to learn how:
If your device is not listed above, please follow the steps below:
step 1:turn turn onthe wi-fi function of your device and search for available wireless networks.step 2: search for your wireless network name (ssid) and click or tap to connect to it.Important: For routers with guest access function, make sure to connect your wireless devices to the main network if you want to have a full network and internet access. connecting them to the guest network will require you to enter the guest password each time you connect to the internet.step 3: once you click or tap connect, you will be prompted for the security key or password. enter the required password and select connect to connect.quick tip: public networks generally do not require a password.step 4: once your device has successfully connected to a wireless network, it will automatically connect the next time your device is in range.
Important: If the above steps do not apply to your device, please refer to your device manual or support site for detailed instructions.Possible scenarios when setting up or connecting to the wireless network:
I keep losing internet connection. what should i do?if you experience intermittent connection with your router, make sure it is not placed behind a thick wall or near a microwave oven. You can also change the channel of the router to avoid interference with other wireless devices on the network. click here to learn how.I’m setting up my home wireless network, what type of encryption (network security) should I use?there are three (3) basic types of encryption: wired equivalent protocol (wep), wifi protected access (wpa) and wifi protected access 2 personal (wpa2). it is better to use wpa2 as it is the most secure encryption. click here for information on setting up wireless security.I am trying to connect to a network but the network is not listed, what should I do?a hidden wireless network is a network that has been configured not to broadcast the wireless network name (ssid). Click here to learn how to connect to a wireless network with SSID broadcast disabled. if you are using a linksys wireless manager, click here.note: disabling ssid broadcast is not the best way to protect your network, as hackers will still be able to bypass it. To protect your network, set the security to wpa or wpa2.
You can also extend the reach of your network, especially in situations that require it. By simply connecting additional devices, you can now extend your wireless signal to accommodate hard-to-reach areas in the home and even connect more devices (both wired and wireless) for gaming or entertainment. Click on the links to learn more about these new products. meet the linksys re7000 max-stream™ ac1900+ wireless range extender. Meet the Linksys AC1200 Boost EX Wireless Range Extender, RE6400.Related Articles:Setting Up Your Linksys Wi-Fi Router’s Wireless Security Using Linksys ConnectConnecting Devices Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on your linksys router