Setup WiFi on the Netgear CG3100 VOO

Thumbnail image of Setup Router Staff
Setup Router Staff
(Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Netgear CG3100 VOO 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 CG3100 VOO Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CG3100 VOO.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.

Encryption

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 CG3100 VOO

To get started configuring the Netgear CG3100 VOO 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 CG3100 VOO, follow our Netgear CG3100 VOO Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CG3100 VOO

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

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

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Netgear CG3100 VOO router. You should be on the correct page to change your security settings. If you find you are not on the page you see above, click Main functionalities in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CG3100 VOO

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

Start out by setting an SSID. This will serve as your network identification and can be whatever you like. However we highly recommend avoiding any personal information due to security reasons. To learn more be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next open the drop down list marked Channel and set it to either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Be sure to that the first Security option is set to WPA2-PSK. This will provide you with the best security. To learn more check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last Security setting is your network password. This can be whatever you want, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and should be 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulation! That's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Save before closing 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 CG3100 VOO Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear CG3100 VOO info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CG3100 VOO.We also have the following guides for the same router: