Basic wireless setup on your modem

Your modem's wireless settings allow you to enable your WiFi and change the network name (SSID). You can also view the current security type, key/passphrase, and WPS PIN for the modem.

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

5.  If given the choice, select "2.4 GHz" or "5 GHz" in the left sidebar. Not all models offer this feature, so don't worry if you do not see this option. 
 

If you have a dual-band router and want to enable both network frequencies (recommended in most cases), repeat steps 5-11 for each frequency (2.4 GHz and again for 5 GHz). Read more about the how to choose between 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency, and learn which modems have this capability.

Basic Wireless Setup Step 5

6.  Select "Enable" for the Wireless Radio. You can also change the network name (SSID) to something more personal and easier to remember here. Finally, you can view more details about your wireless connection, including the security type, key/passphrase, and WPS PIN.

Basic Wireless Setup Step 6

7.  Select "Apply" to save changes.

Basic Wireless Setup Step 7

8.  Next, make sure the modem is broadcasting the network. To do this, select "SSID Setup."

Basic Wireless Setup Step 8

9.  Select the network name (SSID), which you can find printed on the sticker on the bottom of your modem.

Basic Wireless Setup Step 9

10.  Select "Broadcast SSID." 

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11.  Select "Apply" to save your changes.

Basic Wireless Setup Step 11

The wireless light on your modem will turn green when the WiFi network is enabled. Once it's on, you can connect devices to your wireless network. Be sure to connect devices using the same frequency you selected on your modem (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz).

Basic Wireless Setup Step 12

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