Setup WiFi on the Netgear R6200

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The Netgear R6200 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 R6200 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear R6200.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.

Encryption

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 R6200

To get started configuring the Netgear R6200 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 R6200, follow our Netgear R6200 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6200

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the setup page from your Netgear router.

We begin this wireless setup guide on the Home page of the Netgear R6200 router. Start out by clicking ADVANCED at the top of the page. After that, go to Setup and then Wireless Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6200

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This takes you to the page you see above.

Be sure to only make your changes to the Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n) section of the page.

Start by deciding on a Name (SSID). This can be whatever you like, however we strongly recommend avoiding any personal information. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more info.

Now, open the drop down menu labeled Channel and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Beneath the Security Options heading, make sure that the WPA2-PSK [AES] option is selected. To find out why this will provide you with the strongest security, take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally, don't forget to enter a Passphrase. We know a strong passphrase can be difficult to come up with on your own, so we've created a guide to help you out.

That's all there is to it. Before leaving the page, just be sure to click Apply.

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 R6200 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear R6200 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear R6200.We also have the following guides for the same router: