Setup WiFi on the Netgear DGN2200

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The Netgear DGN2200 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 DGN2200 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DGN2200 v2. 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 DGN2200

To get started configuring the Netgear DGN2200 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 DGN2200, follow our Netgear DGN2200 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DGN2200

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 DGN2200 router.

For the Netgear DGN2200v2 router, we begin on the Router Status page.

From here, pick the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings, under the Setup heading.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DGN2200

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear DGN2200 router.

You are now on the Wireless Settings page.

The settings that need to be addressed are:

  1. The Name (SSID) - This is the name you create in order identify your network. While it doesn't matter what you enter here we recommend avoiding personal information. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more information.
  2. The Channel - Everybody should be using channels 1,6, or 11 for the least interference. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.
  3. The Security Options - We recommend picking the option of WPA2-PSK (AES). This is the most secure option available today. For more information, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  4. The Passphrase - This is basically the password you use to gain access to your network. It's a really good idea to use a minimum of 14-20 characters here and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. We have even more strengthening ideas in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, the only thing left to do is 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 DGN2200 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear DGN2200 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DGN2200 v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: