Changing the Wi-Fi settings using the Linksys cloud account

Ensuring your router's basic Wi-Fi settings are modified is crucial for establishing a distinct and secure connection. A safeguarded Wi-Fi network helps prevent unauthorized access to personal information.

Before you begin:


The following steps will assist you in modifying the Wi-Fi settings of your router. Here is a video tutorial to learn more.


1. Access your Linksys cloud account.


If you haven’t set up a Linksys cloud account, learn how to create, activate, and associate your account with your router.


2. Click Wi-Fi Settings on the left navigation pane under Router Settings.


3. Under the Basic tab, click Edit beside Wi-Fi Settings.


4. Enter your desired Wi-Fi name and Wi-Fi password in the fields provided.



  • Explore the difference between the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands.
  • On some Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, the Wi-Fi name is also known as the Network name (SSID). A Wi-Fi password is also known as a Password. Setting your Network mode, Security mode, Channel width and Channel can also be done. 
  • Changing the WiFi channel lessens the interference to your Wi-Fi connection. Also, the available wireless channels may vary depending on your region.

5. Click Apply > Ok to save the changes.

Find out more:

How to automatically update the firmware of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers
How to check and update the router password using your Linksys cloud account
How to turn OFF my router’s or gateway’s Wi-Fi

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