Setup WiFi on the Netgear R6250

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The Netgear R6250 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 R6250 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear R6250. 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 R6250

To get started configuring the Netgear R6250 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 R6250, follow our Netgear R6250 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6250

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 R6250 router.

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Netgear R6250 router. To change your wireless network settings click Advanced near the top of the page. From there click Setup in the left hand sidebar and then Wireless Setup beneath that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6250

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear R6250 router.

This takes you to a new page.

We'll only be making changes on the Wireless Network (2.4Ghz b/g/n).

First you'll need to set a Name (SSID). This can be anything you want it to be, however due to security reasons we highly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. To learn more take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

After that you'll need to set the Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Next set the Security Options to WPA2-PSK [AES]. This will provide you with the best security. For more information check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Lastly you'll need to set a Password. This can be anything you like, however keep in mind that a strong password consists of no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to visit our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Apply before closing the 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 R6250 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear R6250 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear R6250. We also have the following guides for the same router: