Basic wireless setup on your modem

Your modem's basic wireless settings allow you to enable/disable the wireless signal 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 online settings interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Wireless Setup."

5.  If given the choice, select "2.4 GHz" or "5 GHz" in the left sidebar. Some models do not offer this option. 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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