Setup WiFi on the Billion 7204W

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The Billion 7204W 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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This is the wifi guide for the Billion 7204W. 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.

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 Billion 7204W

To get started configuring the Billion 7204W WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Billion 7204W, follow our Billion 7204W Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Billion 7204W

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

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This is the status page from your Billion 7204W router.

You begin on the Status page of the Billion 7204W router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the Configuration link in the left sidebar. Then, under that click LAN and then Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Billion 7204W

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This is the wifi setup page from your Billion 7204W router.

The first thing you need to change on this page is the ESSID. This is the name you give your wireless network. When you create your own network name, don't use personal information. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled Wireless names.

The other setting on this page is the Channel ID. You need to change this channel if you are not on channel 1,6, or 11 you will need to change to one of these. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. Overlapping channels cause a lot of interference. Sharing a channel does not cause nearly as much. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

When you are finished with these two things, click the Apply button. Then in the left sidebar click the link titled Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Billion 7204W router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see above. In the drop down box labeled Security Mode there are three choices, disable, WEP, and WPA Pre-Shared Key. Please read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for a explanation of the differences in the modes. We recommend updating your firmware to allow for WPA2 Pre-Shared Key. Of the choices available, use WPA Pre-Shared Key. Do not use WEP, it can be cracked within minutes. To update your firmware, take a look at this guide.

Under this should be an option for WPA Encryption. There are two choices here, TKIP and AES. TKIP is older and less secure. We recommend using AES. AES is much newer and considered very secure.

Next is the Passphrase or Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you are to use when accessing the network with a wireless device. You need to create a strong password of at least 20 characters. Don't use personal information and don't use any real words here. We recommend using some symbols, numbers, and capital letters. If you need help creating a strong and memorable password, click the link titled Choosing a strong password.

That's all there is to it, just click the Apply button and you are 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.

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