The Arris TG2472G router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.
You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.
To get started configuring the Arris TG2472G WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Arris TG2472G, follow our Arris TG2472G Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Once you have logged into the Arris TG2472G router you should see the home screen. To change the wireless settings you need to click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. Then under that click the tab labeled Wireless 2.4GHz.
You should end up on the page you see above. If you didn't you may need to click the option in the left sidebar labeled BASIC.
First, make sure there is a checkmark in the Enable Wireless box.
Below that is the Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your network so you can identify it. Be creative here and enter a name you will recognize. Learn more about this topic in our wireless names guide.
If you want to change the Channel go ahead and do that now. Make sure you use channels 1, 6, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels guide.
Now go ahead and skip down to the Security Mode. The strongest mode available is WPA2-PSK (AES). This is our recommendation for your network. Find out all about this in our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.
Finally you need to enter a new Pre-Shared Key. This is the password for your Internet and should be strong. For a good complex password guide read our page called Choosing a Strong Password.
That's all there is to it, congratulations!
After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.
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