Setup WiFi on the Netgear CGD24N

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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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear CGD24N.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.

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This is the status page from your Netgear router.

Start on the Gateway Status page of the Netgear CGD24N. To change the WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless Settings, under the heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear CGD24N

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

You should now be on the Wireless Settings page. First, use the Name(SSID) space to enter a new name for your network. This name is for identification so it doesn't matter what you enter but we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more about SSID's in our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

The next setting that needs to be looked at is the Channel. There are three channels that work the best if everyone uses them. Please set your channel to either 1,6, or 11. Find out why these three channels work the best in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now locate the Security Options. There should be six different options available to you here. For the most up-to-date security, we recommend picking WPA2-PSK[AES]. To learn why this is the best option, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last setting is titled WPA2-PSK[AES] Passphrase. This is really just to password you type into a wireless device to access your local internet. It is used in the encryption process though and needs to be strong. Make it a minimum of 14-20 characters in length. Learn how to do this and be able to remember it in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

To save your changes, be sure to click the Apply button before you leave this 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 CGD24N Info

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