Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGR613VAL

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The Netgear WGR613VAL 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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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGR613VAL.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 WGR613VAL

To get started configuring the Netgear WGR613VAL 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 WGR613VAL, follow our Netgear WGR613VAL Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR613VAL

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 router.

Starting on the Router Status page of the Netgear WGR613VAL click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings. This option is under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR613VAL

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

On this page, there are three things we would like you to change or check.

The first setting you need to change. This is titled the Name (SSID). The SSID acts as your network ID and should be your creation. It doesn't really matter what you enter in this space, but don't use personal information. Check out our guide titled Wireless Names.

The next setting you may not need to change but it needs to be checked. Take a look at the Channel. This should be set to 1,6, or 11. These three channels are important, find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that is the Security Options. With today's technology, the only wireless security that should be used is WPA2-PSK. Since this option is not available we recommend updating your firmware to allow for this. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn why.

That's all that can be done for this router, go ahead and click the Apply button before you exit.

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 WGR613VAL Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WGR613VAL info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGR613VAL.We also have the following guides for the same router: