The Netgear CGD24N-2BPAUS 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 CGD24N-2BPAUS 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 CGD24N-2BPAUS, follow our Netgear CGD24N-2BPAUS Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
You should now be logged into the Netgear CGD24N-2BPAUS router and on the Gateway Status page.
From here, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings. This is located under the main heading of Setup.
Now on the proper page to change your WiFi settings, find the Name(SSID) and change it a name of your choosing. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal data. Learn more about the SSID in our Wireless Names Guide.
Below that locate the Channel. There are three channels that work better than the others, use either channel 1,6, or 11. Learn why these channels are superior in our WiFi Channels Guide.
The next setting that needs to be changed is the Security Options. There are six different choices here. You should use WPA2-PSK[AES]. If you want to know why, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
The last setting on this page that needs to be changed is called the WPA2-PSK[AES] Passphrase. This is the password for your network. Create a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. Check out our guide to learn how to do this. Our guide can be found by clicking this link.
That's all there is to it, just don't forget to Apply your changes before you exit.
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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