The NetComm NF2 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 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, follow our NetComm NF2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
After you have finished logging into the NetComm NF2, you are placed on the Basic Status page.
Click the option of Switch to advanced view at the bottom of the page.
This takes you to the Advanced Status page.
Now click the link at the top of the page, in black, labeled Network Setup.
Then choose Wireless 2.4GHz.
Once on this new page, make sure that Wireless Module (2.4GHz) is Enabled.
Next, use the box labeled Network ID(SSID) to create a new name for your network. Be creative but we suggest avoiding personal information for security reasons. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.
Below that, locate the Channel. Use this drop down list to check to see if you are using channels 1,6, or 11. These three channels should be used by everyone, learn why in our WiFi Channels Guide.
Set the Wireless Mode to B/G/N Mixed.
Under that is the Authentication. Our recommendation for maximum security is WPA2-PSK. Learn why in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
The Encryption should be set to AES for the most up-to-date encryption standards.
The last thing you need to change is the Preshare Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Learn more about what makes a strong password in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
That's it, just don't forget to click the 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 NF2 info that you might be interested in.