The NetComm NF2-N900 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 NF2-N900 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 NF2-N900, follow our NetComm NF2-N900 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This wireless setup guide begins on the Status page of the NetComm NF2-N900 router. To start configuring your wireless settings, click the Switch to advanced view link at the bottom of the page. From there, click Network Setup and then Wireless 2.4GHz.
This takes you to the page you see above.
Start by making sure that the Wireless Module (2.4GHz) setting is set to Enable.
Now you'll need to set a Network ID(SSID). This will be your network identification and can be anything you like. However, we recommend avoiding any personal information. To learn more, see our Wireless Names Guide.
After that, open the drop down menu marked Channel and select either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why this is important? Take a look at our WiFi Channels Guide.
Set the Wireless Mode to B/G/N Mixed.
Next be sure that the Authentication is set to WPA2-PSK. To learn why this is the best option, check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
Following that, be sure that the Encryption is set to AES.
Finally, you'll need to set a Passphrase Key. A strong passphrase is 14-20 characters in length and contains no personal information. For more helpful tips, take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
And that's it. You're finished. Just don't forget to Save your settings before leaving the page.
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 NF2-N900 info that you might be interested in.