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. 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.

The WiFi guide begins on the Router Status page of the Netgear FWG114P. From here, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear FWG114P

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

You should now be on a page like the one you see above. First of all you need to change the Name (SSID). This is the name you create in order to identify your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend that you avoid using personal information. If you want to know more, check out our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Next, after you have made sure the region is correct, change the channel if you need to. Everyone should use either channel 1,6, or 11. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now skip down to the Security Options section. The option that is recommended is not available for this version. We strongly recommend that you update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key. Find out why in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The next setting is titled Passphrase This is your network password. We recommend using a minimum of 14-20 characters here. Find out more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

The only other wireless setting that you may want to change is titled Key Lifetime. This is how often your router creates a new encryption key using your password. The longer the time the weaker your security system. We recommend around 60 minutes.

That's all there is to do for the wireless settings, 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 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. We also have the following guides for the same router: