Setup WiFi on the Netgear CG3000D

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The Netgear CG3000D 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.

Other Netgear CG3000D Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CG3000D v2-RG. 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 CG3000D

To get started configuring the Netgear CG3000D 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 CG3000D, follow our Netgear CG3000D Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CG3000D

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 CG3000D router.

This wireless setup guide for the Netgear CG3000Dv2-RG router begins on the Modem Status page. Start out by clicking Wireless Settings on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CG3000D

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear CG3000D router.

We will be working on this page.

First, you'll need to decide on a Name(SSID) for your network. This can be anything you like, however we recommend avoiding any personal information due to security reasons. For more info, check out our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that, open the drop down menu labeled Channel and select 1, 6, or 11. To learn why these are the best options, see our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now, beneath the Security Options heading, make sure the radio button labeled WPA2-PSK[AES] is selected. To find out why this will provide you with the strongest security, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Lastly, you'll need to set a Passphrase. A strong passphrase consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more helpful tips, take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all that needs to be done. Just don't forget to click Apply before leaving the page.

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 CG3000D Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear CG3000D info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CG3000D v2-RG. We also have the following guides for the same router: