Setup WiFi on the Netgear FWG114P

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The Netgear FWG114P 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 FWG114P Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear FWG114P v2. 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 FWG114P

To get started configuring the Netgear FWG114P 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 FWG114P, follow our Netgear FWG114P Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear FWG114P

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 FWG114P router.

To configure the WiFi settings, we will begin on the Router Status page of the Netgear FWG114Pv2.

From this page, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless under the heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear FWG114P

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear FWG114P router.

First of all, change the Name (SSID). This is the network identification and should be something you create. The only thing we want to warn you of is to avoid personal information. Check out our guide labeled Wireless Names Guide.

The second setting you need to change is the Channel. This is the frequency your wireless connection is using. Everyone should use channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

After that, skip down to the Security Options. Check out this guide on how to update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key). Find out why this is the option we recommend in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Then you need to enter a Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your local network. Check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for ideas on how to make it strong and memorable.

When you are finished making the changes you wanted to, go ahead and click the Apply button before you exit.

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 FWG114P Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear FWG114P info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear FWG114P v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: