Setup WiFi on the Netgear DG834GUv5

The Netgear DG834GUv5 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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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 DG834GUv5

To get started configuring the Netgear DG834GUv5 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 DG834GUv5, follow our Netgear DG834GUv5 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834GUv5

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

To configure the WiFi settings, you should begin on the Router Status page of the Netgear DG834GUv5 router.

Click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DG834GUv5

This takes you to the page you see above.

First, change the default Name(SSID) to one of your choosing. This is your network ID and should be fairly original. While it doesn't matter what you enter here, we recommend avoiding personal information. Learn more about what your SSID does in our Wireless Names Guide.

Second, take a look at the channel you are using. Of the channels available to you, there are three that will work the best. Make sure to use one of these three channels, 1,6, and 11. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

After you have done that, skip down to the Security Options. For the maximum security we recommend WPA2-PSK(Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 with Pre-Shared Key). Learn more in our guide titled WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last thing you need to enter is the Passphrase. This is the internet password. It really should be as strong as you can make it and still be memorable. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more info.

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.

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