Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGR614

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The Netgear WGR614 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 WGR614 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGR614 v7. 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 WGR614

To get started configuring the Netgear WGR614 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 WGR614, follow our Netgear WGR614 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR614

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 WGR614 router.

The Netgear WGR614v7 WiFi guide begins on the Router Status page.

Click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR614

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear WGR614 router.

You are now on the correct page to make all the necessary changes to your WiFi.

  • Change the Name (SSID) to something you created. It doesn't matter what you choose here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Take a look at our How to Change your Wireless Name.
  • Check to see what Channel you are using. Use channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • Below that is the Security Options. It is strongly recommended that you use the most secure option of WPA2-PSK[AES]. To learn what the differences are in the security options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  • The Passphrase is the final setting that needs to be changed. It is important that this password be strong. This password is the key to your network and if you have a weak password it can be cracked easily no matter how good your security is. We recommend using a minimum of 14-20 characters and at least one number, symbol, and capital letter. Read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more help in this.

That's all there is to do on this page, just click the Apply button when you are finished to save your changes.

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 WGR614 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WGR614 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGR614 v7. We also have the following guides for the same router: