2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network

The first time you turn it on, your Keenetic router deploys the most secure wireless Wi-Fi network for laptops, smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices. A separate Wi-Fi network is provided for guest devices, which has access to the Internet only, not the home network. The optimal operation channel is selected automatically based on a systematic analysis of the radio environment. In most cases, you do not need to make any additional settings on the Wi-Fi access point. It is enough to know the username and password to connect to the wireless network (it is indicated on the sticker, located on the bottom panel of the Keenetic case).

If necessary, you can configure the wireless network settings yourself. On the 'Home segment' page, you can change the wireless network name, password, and other settings in the '2.4 GHz Wireless Network' section. If you want your wireless network to work only during certain hours, set up a schedule for it.

To change the default network name and password, please refer to the article Changing Wi-Fi network name and password.

By default, 'WPA2-PSK' parameter is set in the 'Network protection' field to guarantee the most protected wireless connection.

NOTE: Important! Using an open (unprotected) network is not secure.

In the 'Work schedule' field, you can specify hours for the wireless network to work. See the article Work schedule for network connections for more information about setting up a schedule.

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To configure additional Wi-Fi network settings, click the 'Advanced settings' link.

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In 'General settings for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi', use the 'Country' line to manually choose the country where you plan to use the router. Different countries allow different frequency bands and channel numbers. For example, Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan allow wireless channels with numbers 1-13, while the United States allows 11 channels.

The 'Channel' field is set to 'Auto' by default. In this case, the router automatically selects the optimal working channel based on the radio environment's periodic analysis.

If necessary, you can manually set the channel number (from 1 to 13). If you manually select a channel, we recommend setting one free non-overlapping wireless channel (1, 6, or 11). Choose a channel that is as far away as possible from other people's wireless networks to ensure the stable operation of the Wi-Fi network.

The 'Choosing the optimal channel' field is pre-set to 'At start' value, but you can select 'Every 6 hours', 'Every 12 hours', 'Every 24 hours' or 'Dynamic' when the optimal channel is selected once per hour if minimal traffic condition is met.

TIP: Note: In KN-1010, KN-1810 and KN-1910 routers, you can enable 256-QAM modulation on the wireless network configuration page.

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Due to the support of 256-QAM (TurboQAM) modulation in the 2.4 GHz band, the maximum connection speed could reach 400 Mbps (in the 802.11n standard).

For information on setting up a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network in dual-band Keenetic models, see the 5 GHz Wi-Fi network article.

You can read about the advantages and disadvantages of each Wi-Fi range in the article Differences in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless network.

Starting with KeeneticOS 3.1, support for the new WPA3-PSK and OWE security algorithms for Wi-Fi was added for all Keenetic models. For more information, please see the article Latest Wi-Fi security: WPA3 and OWE setup.

In exceptionally rare cases, a client device may not connect to the router's network. For details, see the article Why can't my device connect to Wi-Fi when my router has Fast Transition (802.11r) enabled?

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