Setup WiFi on the Netgear DG834G

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The Netgear DG834G 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 DG834G Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DG834G. 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 DG834G

To get started configuring the Netgear DG834G 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 DG834G, follow our Netgear DG834G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834G

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 DG834G router.

You start on the Router Status page of the Netgear DG834G. From there, click the option in the left sidebar titled Wireless Settings under the heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834G

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear DG834G router.

You are now on the correct page to make adjustments to your wireless settings.

  • First, you need to change the Name(SSID). This is how you identify your local network. It's not important what you name your network but we suggest avoiding personal information. If you want to learn more, read our Changing Your Wireless Name Guide.
  • The second setting that needs attention is the Channel. All you need to do here is check to see if you are using channels 1,6, or 11. To learn why these three channels are important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • Now look down the page until you find Security Options. There is a decent sized list here of choices. For the best security we recommend choosing WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key). To learn why this is our recommendation, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  • You are then asked for a Passphrase. This is the password you use to access your network. Create a strong password of at least 14-20 characters. This can be easier than it sounds, check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more information.
  • Click the Apply button 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 DG834G Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear DG834G info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DG834G. We also have the following guides for the same router: