The Netgear C6250EMR 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 Netgear C6250EMR WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Netgear C6250EMR, follow our Netgear C6250EMR Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Once you've logged into the Netgear C6250EMR router you'll be taken to the Home page. To change your wireless network settings click the Advanced tab near the top of the page. From there click Setup in the left hand sidebar and then Wireless Setup just below that.
You should now see the page given above.
Be sure to only make your changes in the Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n) section of the page.
Start off by setting a Name (SSID). This is your network name and can be whatever you want. Due to security reasons, however, it would be wise to avoid any kind of personal information. To learn more check out our Wireless Names Guide.
After that open the drop down list labeled Channel and set it to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.
In the Security Options section of the page select WPA2-PSK [AES]. This gives you the strongest security. For more information visit our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
Finally you'll need to set a Passphrase. Keep in mind that this can be anything you like but should not contain any personal information. Also try to keep it 14-20 characters long for added security. For more help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Congratulations! You're done. Just be sure to save your settings before closing 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.
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