Huawei WiFi WS5200 Quick Start Guide

Huawei WiFi WS5200 Quick Start Guide

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Huawei WiFi WS5200 Quick Start Guide

Connecting the cables

Connecting the cables


  • Erect the all antennas upright to ensure optimized Wi-Fi® signal.
  • If the indicator stays red, this indicates that the router is not connected to the Internet.
    Please refer to "Configuring the network settings".

Configuring the network settings

  1. Connect your mobile phone or computer to the router's Wi-Fi network (No password).
    Check for the Wi-Fi name on the bottom of the new router.
    Configuring the network settings - Step 1
  2. Open the browser, you will be automatically redirected.
    (If the page is not displayed automatically, enter
  3. If your Internet connection does not require an account and password: Please skip to the next step.
    If you remember your broadband account and password: enter your broadband account and password.

    If you have forgotten your broadband account and password: obtain the broadband account and password from the old router. Take another Ethernet cable and connect the WAN port of the old router to the LAN port of the new router.
    Configuring the network settings - Step 2
    Or contact your broadband carrier to obtain a broadband account and password.
    information If you need to configure VLAN on your network, contact your broadband carrier to confirm the VLAN parameters, and enable the VLAN switch on the screen.
  4. Set a new Wi-Fi name, Wi-Fi password, and admin password for the new router.
    You can use the Wi-Fi password as the router admin password.

    information Enable Prioritize 5 GHz: Priority usage of 5 GHz Wi-Fi band over 2.4 GHz band when signal strength is equal to increase connection speeds.

Manage the router with our mobile app

Scan the QR code, or search "HUAWEI SmartHome" in an app market. You can use HUAWEI SmartHome app to manage users, set timer and guest Wi-Fi, and control your router.


Steady green Connected to the network
Steady red Not connected to the network
  • Loose cable or connect error. Check the cable.
  • Broadband network error. Contact your broadband carrier.

The router has detected a pairable device.
When other HUAWEI routers (with H or Hi button) are detected, the indicator will flash. When this happens, press the router's H button.
The indicator should flash quickly, indicating that the pairable device is connecting to the router's Wi-Fi. The connection process is complete when the indicator stops flashing.


  • If you touched the H button by accident, wait for 2 minutes till the indicator returns to normal.
  • The H button also features WPS functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What can I do if I encounter any of the following issues when configuring the router?

  • If your device did not detect the router's Wi-Fi: Ensure that the router is powered on. Wait for a moment (till the router is started) and try to search again on your device.
  • If you cannot visit the router's configuration page on your device: Ensure that your device is connected to the router's Wi-Fi network, and then enter in the browser to visit this page on your device.
  • If the page displays "Cable disconnected": Ensure that the router's WAN port is connected to the modem's LAN port, and the modem has Internet access. Check that all joints are securely connected and in good contact, and the network cables are in good condition.
  • If the page displays "Account or password error": Please enter your broadband account and password again. If this still does not work, your broadband carrier may have bound the MAC address of your old router, causing your new router to be unable to connect. To fix this issue, select Retrieve and follow the onscreen prompts. Alternatively, contact your broadband carrier for assistance.
  • If the page displays "Failed to retrieve network settings from old router": Ensure that the router is connected to a power source, and that the old router's WAN port is already connected to the new router's LAN port. Restart your old router and then touch Try again.

information If the issue persists, restore the router to the factory settings, and follow the guide to reconnect the cables and configure the router.

What should I do if I forget my login password for the HUAWEI SmartHome app or the router's web-based management page?

Try using the router's Wi-Fi password to login. If the issue persists, restore the router to the factory settings.

How do I restore the router to its factory settings?

Connect the router to the power supply and wait until the router completes the startup process. Use a needle or pin to press the RESET button on the router for more than two seconds until the indicator light goes out. Wait for the router to complete the restart process. When the indicator turns red, this indicates that the router has been restored to its factory settings.

information If the router has been factory reset, you need to configure it again.

Does the router support 5 GHz Wi-Fi

How do I connect to the router's 5 GHz Wi-Fi

5 GHz Wi-Fi is supported.
The Wi-Fi names for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are the same by default. You will be automatically connected to the faster Wi-Fi network. If you want to use 5 GHz Wi-Fi only, you can disable the Prioritize 5 GHz feature by performing the following steps:

  1. Connect your phone to the router's Wi-Fi network.
  2. Enter in your browser address bar and follow the onscreen instructions to log in.
  3. Select My Wi-Fi and disable Prioritize 5 GHz.You will now be able to find two Wi-Fi network names.
    Connect to the Wi-Fi network with "_5G" at the end of its name.

How do I pair a Wi-Fi device with my router using WPS?

When your router is powered on, press its H button, and then press the WPS button on the Wi-Fi device (such as a phone) within two minutes, to initiate standard WPS negotiation and incorporate the Wi-Fi devices into the router's Wi-Fi network.

Documents / Resources

Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Huawei WiFi WS5200 Quick Start Guide


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