WiFi Network Setup
For Zyxel Devices that support MPro Mesh, you can use the MPro Mesh app to configure your WiFi network. See App Tutorials Overview for setting up your WiFi network with the Zyxel MPro Mesh app.
In this example, you want to set up a WiFi network so that you can use your notebook to access the Internet. In this WiFi network, the Zyxel Device is an access point (AP), and the notebook is a WiFi client. The WiFi client can access the Internet through the AP.
WiFi Network Setup
See the label on the Zyxel Device for the WiFi network settings and then connect manually to the Zyxel Device. Alternatively, you can connect to the Zyxel Device WiFi network using WPS. See WPS Push Button Configuration (PBC).
Changing Security on a WiFi Network
This example changes the default security settings of a WiFi network to the following:
 
SSID
Example
Security Mode
WPA3-SAE/WPA2-PSK
Pre-Shared Key
DoNotStealMyWirelessNetwork
802.11 Mode
802.11b/g/n Mixed
1 Go to the Network Setting > Wireless > General screen. Select More Secure as the security level and WPA3-SAE/WPA2-PSK as the security mode. Configure the screen using the provided parameters. Click Apply.
2 Go to the Wireless > Others screen. Set 802.11 Mode to 802.11b/g/n Mixed, and then click Apply.
You can now use the WPS feature to establish a WiFi connection between your notebook and the Zyxel Device (see WPS Push Button Configuration (PBC)). Now use the new security settings to connect to the Internet through the Zyxel Device using WiFi.
Connecting to the Zyxel Device’s WiFi Network Using WPS
This section shows you how to connect a WiFi device to the Zyxel Device’s WiFi network using WPS. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a security standard that allows devices to connect to a router securely without you having to enter a password. There are two methods:
Push Button Configuration (PBC) – Connect to the WiFi network by pressing a button. This is the simplest method.
WPS Push Button Configuration (PBC)
This example shows how to connect to the Zyxel Device’s WiFi network from a notebook computer running Windows 10.
1 Make sure that your Zyxel Device is turned on, and your notebook is within range of the Zyxel Device’s WiFi signal.
2 Push and hold the WPS button located on the Zyxel Device until the WiFi or WPS LED starts blinking slowly.
Alternatively, log into the Zyxel Device’s Web Configurator, and then go to the Network Setting > Wireless > WPS screen. Enable WPS and Method 1 PBC, click Apply, and then click the WPS button.
3 Log into the Zyxel Device’s Web Configurator, and then go to the Network Setting > Wireless > WPS screen. Enable WPS and Method 1 PBC, click Apply, and then click the WPS button.
 
4 In Windows 10, click on the Network icon in the system tray to open the list of available WiFi networks.
5 Locate the WiFi network of the Zyxel Device. The default WiFi network name is “Zyxel_XXXX” (2.4G) or “Zyxel_XXXX_5G” (5G). Then click Connect.
The Zyxel Device sends the WiFi network settings to Windows using WPS. Windows displays “Getting settings from the router”.
The WiFi device is then able to connect to the WiFi network securely.
Setting Up a Guest Network
The Zyxel Device authenticates the WiFi device using the PIN, and then sends the WiFi network settings to the device using WPS. This process may take up to 2 minutes. The WiFi device is then able to connect to the WiFi network securely.A company wants to create two WiFi networks for different groups of users as shown in the following figure. Each WiFi network has its own SSID and security mode. Both networks are accessible on both 2.4G and 5G WiFi bands.
 
 
Employees using the General WiFi network group will have access to the local network and the Internet.
Visitors using the Guest WiFi network group with a different SSID and password will have access to the Internet only.
Use the following parameters to set up the WiFi network groups.
 
 
General
Guest
2.4/5G SSID
Employee
Guest
Security Level
More Secure
More Secure
Security Mode
WPA2-PSK
WPA2-PSK
Pre-Shared Key
ForCompanyOnly
guest123
Go to the Network Setting > Wireless > General screen. Use this screen to set up the company’s general WiFi network group. Configure the screen using the provided parameters and click Apply. Note that if you have employees using 2.4G and 5G devices, enable Keep the same settings for 2.4G and 5G wireless networks to use the same SSID and password. Clear it if you want to configure different SSIDs and passwords for 2.4G and 5G bands.
6 Go to the Network Setting > Wireless > Guest/More AP screen. Click the Modify icon to configure the second WiFi network group.
7 On the Guest/More AP screen, click the Modify icon to configure the other Guest WiFi network group. Configure the screen using the provided parameters and click OK.
 
8 Check the status of Guest in the Guest/More AP screen. A yellow bulb under Status means the SSID is active and ready for WiFi access.
Setting Up Two Guest WiFi Networks on Different WiFi Bands
In this example, a company wants to create two Guest WiFi networks: one for the Guest group and the other for the VIP group as shown in the following figure. Each network will have its SSID and security mode to access the internet.
The Guest group will use the 2.4G band.
The VIP group will use the 5G band.
The Company will use the following parameters to set up the WiFi network groups.
WiFi Settings Parameters Example
Band
2.4G
5G
SSID
Guest
VIP
Security Mode
WPA3-SAE/WPA2-PSK
WPA3-SAE/WPA2-PSK
Pre-Shared Key
guest123
123456789
1 Go to the Wireless > General screen and set Band to 2.4GHz to configure 2.4G Guest WiFi settings for Guest. Click Apply.
*You will not be able to configure the 2.4G and 5G Guest WiFi settings separately if Keep the same settings for 2.4G and 5G wireless network is enabled.
2 Go to the Wireless > Guest/More AP screen and click the Modify icon. The following screen appears. Configure the Security Mode and Password using the provided parameters and click OK.
The 2.4 GHz Guest WiFi network is now configured.
3 Go to the Wireless > General screen and set Band to 5GHz to configure the 5G Guest WiFi settings for VIP. Click OK.
4 Go to the Wireless > Guest/More AP screen and click the Modify icon. The following screen appears. Configure the Security Mode and Password using the provided parameters and click OK.
The 5G VIP WiFi network is now configured.