Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGR614v10 Genie

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The Netgear WGR614v10 Genie 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 WGR614v10 Genie. 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 WGR614v10 Genie

To get started configuring the Netgear WGR614v10 Genie 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 WGR614v10 Genie, follow our Netgear WGR614v10 Genie Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR614v10 Genie

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Netgear WGR614v10 Genie router.

On this page, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGR614v10 Genie

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear WGR614v10 Genie router.

You are taken to a page like the one above. On this page:

  • The Name (SSID): This is how you recognize which network is yours. Name this anything you like, but avoid personal information. Learn more on our Change your Wireless Name guide.
  • The Channel: If you decide to change the Wireless channel, make sure to use channels 1, 6, or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels guide.
  • The Security Options: Use the drop down menu provided to choose the type of security you want to use. We recommend picking WPA2-PSK [AES]. Learn more about this and the other options available on our WEP vs. WPA page.
  • The Passphrase: Finally, this is the Internet password. The password should be at least 10 characters in length. Learn more on our Creating a Strong Password page.

When you are finished be sure to click the green Apply button 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 WGR614v10 Genie Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGR614v10 Genie. We also have the following guides for the same router: