Setup WiFi on the Netgear CBVG834G

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The Netgear CBVG834G 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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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CBVG834G. We also have the following guides for the same router:

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.


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 Netgear CBVG834G

To get started configuring the Netgear CBVG834G 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 CBVG834G, follow our Netgear CBVG834G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CBVG834G

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

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This is the status page from your Netgear CBVG834G router.

Once you have logged into the Netgear CBVG834G you start on the Gateway Status page.

  • Click Wireless Settings found in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CBVG834G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear CBVG834G router.

This takes you to the page you see here. The settings that need to be changed are:

  • The Name(SSID) - This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it. Create an original name here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.
  • The Channel - Set the channel to either channel 1,6, or 11. Learn why you should only use one of these three channels in our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • The Security Options - There are several choices here. The most secure option is WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre-Shared Key). To find out what the differences are, click this link.
  • The Security Encryption (WPA2-PSK) is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password for your network. We recommend creating a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Try and use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in this password too. Learn more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just click the Apply button in the lower right corner of the page to save your changes.

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.

Other Netgear CBVG834G Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CBVG834G. We also have the following guides for the same router: