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.
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1.  Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.

2.  Open a web browser and type into the web address field.

3.  Log in to your modem's settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Admin Username and Password. Unless you customized this information, you can find it printed on the modem label. Note that these are different from your wireless network name (SSID) and password (key).

4.  Select "Wireless Setup."

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.

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.

7.  Select "Apply" to save changes.

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

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

10.  Select "Broadcast SSID" or "Enable SSID." 

11.  Select "Apply" to save your changes.

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).

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