Setup WiFi on the Netgear CGD24G

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The Netgear CGD24G 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 CGD24G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CGD24G.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 CGD24G

To get started configuring the Netgear CGD24G 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 CGD24G, follow our Netgear CGD24G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CGD24G

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 router.

You have logged into the Netgear CGD24G and are now on the Gateway Status page.

Look to the left side of the page and click the option labeled Wireless Settings. This can be found under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CGD24G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

The first setting that needs to be changed is the Name(SSID). Create a name that will be easy to recognize in the future, but avoid personal information. For more on this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Channel. Set this to channel 1,6, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

The third setting that needs to be changed is titled Security Options. For the best results we recommend setting this to WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre-Shared Key). For a detailed description of the differences in the options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally you need to change the Security Encryption (WPA2-PSK)Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you type into your wireless device to access your network. It is important to create a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Learn an easy way to do this in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Click the Apply button if you wish 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 CGD24G Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear CGD24G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CGD24G.We also have the following guides for the same router: