Setup WiFi on the NetComm 3G42WT

The NetComm 3G42WT 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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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.

Encryption

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 NetComm 3G42WT

To get started configuring the NetComm 3G42WT WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the NetComm 3G42WT, follow our NetComm 3G42WT Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the NetComm 3G42WT

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

This guide starts on the Home page of the NetComm 3G42WT router. Begin by clicking Wireless near the top of the page and then Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the NetComm 3G42WT

You should be taken to the page seen above.

Here you'll need to set an SSID. This will be your network name and can be anything you like. However, due to security reasons we highly recommend that you avoid any sort of personal information. To learn more take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

That's all for this page. Click Apply/Save near the bottom of the page.

Click Wireless again and then choose Security.

This brings you to a new page.

Start out by opening the drop down list marked Select SSID and choosing the SSID you just created.

Next set the Network Authentication to WPA2-PSK. This will give you the strongest security. For more info visit our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

After that you'll need to set a WPA Pre-Shared Key. This will serve as your network password and can be whatever you want. However bear in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters long. For more helpful hints check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Be sure that the WPA Encryption is set to AES.

Finally make sure that the WEP Encryption option is set to Disabled. Why? Read our What is WPS Guide to find out.

That's it! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Apply/Save before leaving the page.

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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