Change wireless settings on your modem

The Wireless Settings menu of your modem/router's user interface allows you to control the wireless network in your home. Some models will offer both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz setup options for several of the features. Read more about how to choose 2.4 or 5 GHz frequency here.

Select a wireless menu option to view step-by-step instructions.

  • Basic Settings:  Enable/disable the wireless radio, change the network name (SSID), view the current security type, key/passphrase, and WPS PIN for the modem
  • Wireless Security:  Change the security type (WEP/WPA/WPA2) for your network
  • 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Radio Setup:  Select the wireless channel, power level, 802.11 modes, spatial streams, aggregation, and MIMO power save
  • SSID Setup:  Create and manage up to 4 wireless networks (SSIDs)
  • MAC Authentication:  Create an allow/deny list for the WiFi radio on your modem using a MAC address
  • WPS:  Provides a secure way to share the wireless key between your modem and wireless devices automatically — learn more about WPS here
  • WMM (2.4 GHz only):  A Quality of Service feature that prioritizes traffic on your wireless network
  • WDS (2.4 GHz only):  Allows the wireless interconnection of access points via a wireless connection
  • Wireless Schedule:  Set disable times for your wireless radio
  • 802.1x (2.4 GHz only):  Combine wireless security methods using WEP or WPA with the benefits of a radius server

The wireless settings menu is shown here, including 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz options for some routers.

NOTE:  Depending on your model, your modem's user interface may appear slightly different from the images below.
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