Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGT624

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The Netgear WGT624 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 WGT624 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGT624 v3. 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 WGT624

To get started configuring the Netgear WGT624 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 WGT624, follow our Netgear WGT624 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGT624

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 WGT624 router.

This guide begins on the Router Status page of the Netgear WGT624v3. To change the WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless Settings, under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGT624

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear WGT624 router.

This takes you to the page you see here. The first space is titled Name(SSID). This is the network ID and should be something you come up with. While it's not important what you enter here we recommend that you avoid personal information. Learn more about this subject in our How to Change your Wireless Name guide.

Next, take a look at the channel you are using. Everyone should use either channel 1,6, or 11. To find out why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Go to the Security Options section and choose the right option for your network. Computer technology has grown very fast. As a result we recommend that everyone use the option of WPA2-PSK[AES]. Unfortunately this router was made before this option was introduced. We recommend updating your firmware to allow for this security option before continuing. To learn what the differences are, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

After you have upgraded your firmware, you will need to enter a good Passphrase. This is the network password and should be as strong as possible. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters in this new password. Don't forget to add a symbol, number, and capital letter in there. We have a great guide on the topic. Check it out by clicking this link.

That's all there is to do, just don't forget to save your changes by clicking the Apply button.

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 WGT624 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WGT624 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGT624 v3. We also have the following guides for the same router: