Setup WiFi on the Netgear DGND3700

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The Netgear DGND3700 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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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DGND3700.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 DGND3700

To get started configuring the Netgear DGND3700 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 DGND3700, follow our Netgear DGND3700 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DGND3700

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.

Once you have logged into the Netgear DGND3700 you should begin on the Home page. From here, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings. This is located under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear DGND3700

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

After you have selected the Region in which this router is being used, click the wireless network that you want to configure. We recommend choosing the Primary (2.4GHz b/g/n) radio button.

At this point some new settings should appear. The first is the Name (SSID). This is your identification or how you remember this is your network. It doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more info.

Below that is the Channel. Set the channel to 1,6, or 11 for the best results. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now skip down to the Security Options. There should be five different choices here. The most secure option is WPA2-PSK (AES). If you want to learn more about this topic, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last setting that needs to be changed is titled the Passphrase. This is the network password. It is important that you make this password strong, at least 14-20 characters. Learn how to do this and keep it memorable in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just don't forget to Apply your changes for this to take effect.

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 DGND3700 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear DGND3700 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear DGND3700.We also have the following guides for the same router: