Edit your primary Wi-Fi network’s settings (advanced)
When in the basic view, click the Advanced view button at the top of the screen to access the advanced settings for your primary Wi-Fi network.
In addition to the settings found in the basic view, you can now configure the following:
- Broadcast SSID
Displays your network name (SSID) so Wi-Fi devices can detect your network. If you turn it off, you will need to enter the network name manually on each device that wishes to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
- Security mode
Choose the encryption type to use. Devices will need to use the same encryption type to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
- Transmit power
You can set the power level of the antennas used to transmit the Wi-Fi signal. By default, it is set to 100% to ensure the best possible Wi-Fi coverage in your home.
- Interface type
You can select one of the available 802.11 standards (b, g, n, ac). It is set to Auto by default so that the modem can choose which Wi-Fi standard is right for the device that is connecting to your network.
Setting the channel to the Auto mode allows the modem to automatically select the best available channel. When it detects too much interference with a channel it will move to another one (called channel hopping).
- Channel bandwidth
If left in Auto, your modem may be able to use larger channel bandwidth based on your Wi-Fi environment, which may increase speeds for some devices.
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice, video, best effort and background. It is enabled by default.
For more details on the advanced settings of your Home Hub, click on the Need help? button when logged in to your modem.