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. 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 is the Router Status page of the Netgear WGT624. To change your WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless Settings in the dark blue left sidebar. This is located 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.

On this page, use the box labeled Name(SSID) to enter a name for your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter in this space but we recommend avoiding personal information. Check out our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name for more information.

The next setting that needs to be checked is titled Channel. Everyone should be using channels 1,6, or 11. If you are interested in learning why you should only use one of these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now take a look at your Security Options. Due to the how fast technology has grown, we highly recommend that everyone uses WPA2-PSK[AES]. This is the newest and most secure option available right now. To learn more about this option, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide. Unfortunately this particular router version doesn't allow for this option. We recommend updating your firmware version to allow for it before continuing.

Once this is done, you need to enter a Passphrase. This is the password you use to access your network and should be as strong as possible. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Learn more about this in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all that needs to be done, to save your changes, click the option of Apply near 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 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. We also have the following guides for the same router: