The NetComm NB604N 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 NetComm NB604N 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 NB604N, follow our NetComm NB604N Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Device Info page of the NetComm NB604N router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option on the left labeled Wireless. Then under that pick Basic.
On this page, use the box titled SSID and enter a new name for your network. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.
Click Apply/Save near the bottom of the page.
Now go back to the left sidebar and click the option of Advanced, under Wireless.
This takes you to a page similar to the one you see here.
There are a lot of things you can do on this page, but the only one we are interested in is the Channel. Make sure this is set to 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should only use one of these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
If you changed your channel, click the Apply/Save button.
Then, click Security in the left sidebar.
The top half of this page is dealing with WPS. We don't recommend the use of WPS. Find out why in our What is WPS Guide.
Scroll down this page until you come to the Manual Setup AP section.
The first thing you need to do here is use the Select SSID drop down list to choose the SSID you just created.
The second setting is called Network Authentication. The best option here is WPA2-PSK. Learn more about this in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
Now locate the WPA/WAPI passphrase. This is your network password. It is a good idea to create a strong password here of at least 14-20 characters. We also recommend using at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more on this subject.
There is one more setting you may want to change, it is titled WPA/WAPI Encryption. We recommend setting this to AES.
That's it, just click the Apply/Save button before you exit.
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.
Don't forget about our other NetComm NB604N info that you might be interested in.