Setup WiFi on the Netgear FVG318

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The Netgear FVG318 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 FVG318.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 FVG318

To get started configuring the Netgear FVG318 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 FVG318, follow our Netgear FVG318 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear FVG318

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.

Let's begin on the Router Status page of the Netgear FVG318. From there, click the link in the yellow/orange bar at the top of the page labeled Network Configuration.

Then under that a few new choices appear. Pick the one titled Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear FVG318

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

The first gray box is titled Wireless Network. You need to change the Name (SSID) first. This is the name you use to identify your network. Create an original name for yourself here but avoid any personal information. To learn more, read out Wireless Names Guide.

Below this is the Region. Set the region to the correct one.

Next is the Channel. Everyone should use either channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels won't cause as much interference if everyone uses them. Find out how this works in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Don't worry about the box to the right labeled Wireless Access Point.

Look down the page into the next section titled Wireless Security Type. On the left is a question Which type of Wireless Security do you want? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide for information on the different options. We recommend the choice of WPA2 (AES Encryption).

To the right use the drop down list that says WPA with to choose PSK.

Next to Encryption, we recommend choosing AES.

Now scroll down the page and find the section titled PSK Settings. Under this you need to enter a new Passphrase. This is the network password. Check out our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password Guide for ideas for your password.

The last setting that can be changed is the Key Lifetime. This is how often the router creates a new encryption key using your password. The longer the time the less secure your system. 1140 seems high, a more typical time would be 60. Choose whatever you want here.

That's it, you did it, just don't forget to 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 FVG318 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear FVG318 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear FVG318.We also have the following guides for the same router: