The Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 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 Nighthawk X4S R7800, follow our Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Begin by clicking the Wireless option in the center of the page or in the left sidebar.
You are taken to a page like the one seen above. On this page you need to decide if you are going to use Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n) or Wireless Network (5GHz a/n/ac). The 2.4GHz network is larger than the 5GHz network, however the 5GHz network has a slightly faster data rate.
After you have chosen the network, make sure to enter the following selections under that particular network heading.
When you have finished making the changes you wanted, click the green Apply button.
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.
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