Setup WiFi on the Netgear EVG2000

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The Netgear EVG2000 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 EVG2000 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear EVG2000. 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 EVG2000

To get started configuring the Netgear EVG2000 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 EVG2000, follow our Netgear EVG2000 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear EVG2000

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 EVG2000 router.

For the Netgear EVG2000 router, you start on the Home page.

From here, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings, found under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear EVG2000

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear EVG2000 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). This is the name you use to identify your network. Be creative but don't use personal information because this name is visible to surrounding networks. Learn more in our Wireless Names Guide.

Below that is the Region. Make sure the correct region is chosen here.

Next is the Channel. Use this drop-down list to choose 1,6, or 11. Find out why in our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Now skip down to the section titled Security Options. Pick the correct security type for your network. We recommend the selection of WPA2-PSK [AES]. Find out why in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last setting that you should change is titled Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We suggest using at least 14-20 characters here. Learn more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Finally, click the Apply button and you are finished.

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 EVG2000 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear EVG2000 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear EVG2000. We also have the following guides for the same router: