The Netgear DGN2200v4 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Netgear DGN2200v4 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 DGN2200v4, follow our Netgear DGN2200v4 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Basic Home page of the Netgear DGN2200v4 router. From here click the option of Wireless in the left sidebar.
The first setting on this page that needs to be changed is called the Name(SSID). This is the identification name for your network. It's not really important what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. If you are interested in learning more, read our How to Change your Wireless Name Guide.
Below that is the Region. Go ahead and make sure your region is selected here.
Use the Channel drop-down list to pick channel 1,6, or 11. If you want to know why read our WiFi Channels Guide.
Now skip down to the Security Options and choose the appropriate security type for your local network. Our recommendation is WPA2-PSK [AES]. Find out why in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
The final setting that should be changed is titled Passphrase. This is the password you type into your wireless device to access your network. It is important to enter a strong password. We have some great ideas for you in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
That's it, you're finished. Simply click the green Apply button before you exit.
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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