Setup WiFi on the Arris TG1682G

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The Arris TG1682G 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.

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Other Arris TG1682G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Arris TG1682G TG1682_2.4p2s1_PROD_sey. We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

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Wireless Name

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.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

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.

Login To The Arris TG1682G

To get started configuring the Arris TG1682G 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 TG1682G, follow our Arris TG1682G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Arris TG1682G

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Arris TG1682G router.

This guide begins on the Gateway > At a Glance page of the Arris TG1682G router. Begin by clicking the option of Connection, then under that pick WiFi.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Arris TG1682G

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your Arris TG1682G router.

You should now be on the page you see above. Press the EDIT button to the right of 2.4GHz.

This now takes you to the WiFi configuration page which we unfortunately don't have a screenshot for. If you have this router we would love your help getting the correct screenshot. Please read this link to learn more.

On this page we don't have our best guess is that you first are asked for the SSID. This is the network name and should be something you make up. If you need to learn more, read this wireless names guide.

You are also asked to change your Security Mode. We recommend you change this to WPA2-PSK. To learn what this is and why we recommend it check out this WEP vs. WPA.

The last setting you need to change is the password. This could be called the key, passphrase, or even Pre-shared Key. This is the Internet password and needs to be strong to protect your network. To get help creating a truly strong password check out this Choosing a Strong Password.

Finally you need to save before you exit. That's it, you're finished.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

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.

Other Arris TG1682G Info

Don't forget about our other Arris TG1682G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Arris TG1682G TG1682_2.4p2s1_PROD_sey. We also have the following guides for the same router: