Setup WiFi on the Netgear DG834GSP

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The Netgear DG834GSP 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 DG834GSP Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DG834GSP.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 DG834GSP

To get started configuring the Netgear DG834GSP 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 DG834GSP, follow our Netgear DG834GSP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834GSP

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.

For the Netgear DG834GSP you begin on the Router Status page.

From here, click the option on the left side of the page labeled Wireless Settings. This can be found under the heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834GSP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

Once you are on this new page, the first box is titled Name(SSID). This is a name you need to create in order to identify your network. It's not important what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. To learn more read our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Now skip down to the Channel. There are three channels that everyone should use. Use channels 1,6, or 11. Learn why in our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Then, find the section titled Security Options. There are several options available to you here, we recommend choosing the one titled WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key). If you are interested in learning why this is the best choice for your home network, click this link to find out.

The last thing you need to enter is the Network Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. It is important that this password be as strong as possible. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Learn more about password creation in our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

That's it, just don't forget to click the Apply button 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 DG834GSP Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear DG834GSP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DG834GSP.We also have the following guides for the same router: