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.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 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 router.

This guide begins on the Router Status page of the Netgear DGN2200. To configure the WiFi click the option of Wireless Settings under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DGN2200

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here.

The first setting that needs to be changed is titled Name(SSID). Change this to a name of your choice. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. If you want to learn more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Secondly, set the Channel to either 1,6, or 11. To find out why these three channels are important read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next, go to the Security Options and choose the appropriate security for your network. We highly recommend selecting the option of WPA2-PSK (AES). Find out why in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last setting that needs your attention is the Passphrase. This is the password. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for tips on creating a strong password.

That's it, just 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 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.We also have the following guides for the same router: