Setup WiFi on the Billion 800VGT

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The Billion 800VGT 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 Billion 800VGT Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Billion 800VGT. 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 Billion 800VGT

To get started configuring the Billion 800VGT 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 800VGT, follow our Billion 800VGT Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Billion 800VGT

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 800VGT router.

Starting on the Status page of the Billion 800VGT, you need to click the Configuration link in the left sidebar to configure the WiFi settings. This opens up a new menu, from here, tick the link titled LAN, then Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Billion 800VGT

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This is the wifi setup page from your Billion 800VGT router.

On this page there are two things that should be checked and changed if needed. The first is the ESSID. This is the name that you give your wireless network so you can identify it. When creating this name, don't use personal information. For more on this topic, check out the guide, Wireless names.

The other thing on this page that needs to be checked is the Channel ID. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. The spectrum only has room for up to three channels that don't overlap. Overlapping channels cause a lot of interference, but completely sharing a channel does not due to built in channel sharing software. For more on this topic, read our guide titled WiFi channels.

Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page. Then, in the left sidebar click the link titled Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Billion 800VGT router.

You are directed to a page very similar to the one you see here. The first thing you need to check is the Security Mode. There are several choices here, and you need to be sure you are on the one titled WPA2-PSK. For an explanation of the differences in the security modes, read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Next is the Pre-Shared Key. This is referring to the password you use to access your network. This password should be at least 20 characters long. Don't use any personal information. Don't use any real words that can be found in a dictionary. Do use symbols, capital letters, and numbers. For more on this, read our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

That's all that needs to be done to ensure a secure network. Just don't forget to click the Apply button before exiting.

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 Billion 800VGT Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Billion 800VGT. We also have the following guides for the same router: