Setup WiFi on the Netgear R6300v2

The Netgear R6300v2 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.

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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 R6300v2

To get started configuring the Netgear R6300v2 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 R6300v2, follow our Netgear R6300v2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6300v2

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

This is the page you should begin on after you have logged into the Netgear R6300v2. From here click the tab near the top of the page labeled Advanced.

At this point a new group of choices will appear on the left side of the page. Pick the option of Setup, then Wireless Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear R6300v2

On this new page, we recommend making all your changes in the Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n).

Begin by finding the box labeled Name (SSID). Here you need to enter a different SSID. This is the name you use for your network identification. Be original but try and avoid using any personal information. Find out more about the SSID in our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel. It is recommended that everyone uses channels 1,6, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now locate the Security Options. There are several choices here and if you want to know what they are check out this guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Finally you should enter a new Passphrase. This is the network password. It is recommended that you use at least 14 characters with a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters. Check out this guide titled Choosing a Strong Password for more information.

That's it, just click the Apply button when you are finished.

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.

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