Setup WiFi on the Netgear CGD24N

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

The Netgear CGD24N 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 CGD24N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CGD24N 2BPAUS.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 CGD24N

To get started configuring the Netgear CGD24N 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, follow our Netgear CGD24N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CGD24N

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Netgear router.

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.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CGD24N

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

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.

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 CGD24N Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear CGD24N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CGD24N 2BPAUS.We also have the following guides for the same router: