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 v9. 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.

This guide starts on the Router Status page of the Netgear WGR614v9. To setup the WiFi, go the left sidebar and click the option of Wireless Settings under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR614

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

This places you on the page you see above. The first setting is titled Name(SSID). This should be changed. This acts as your network ID and should be something you create. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more information on this subject.

Next is the Channel. You need to be on channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels don't cause the interference that other channels can cause. Find out why in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now you need to change the Security Options. There are several different choices here and if you want the most secure option, choose WPA2-PSK[AES]. Learn what the differences are in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The last setting that needs to be changed is called the Passphrase. This is the network password and should be strong. We recommend 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. For help on this topic, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to do for your WiFi security. To save these changes, click the Apply option at the bottom of 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 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 v9. We also have the following guides for the same router: