Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGU624

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The Netgear WGU624 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 WGU624 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGU624.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 WGU624

To get started configuring the Netgear WGU624 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 WGU624, follow our Netgear WGU624 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGU624

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 router.

This guide begins on the Router Status page of the Netgear WGU624. From here click the option of g Wireless Settings, under the Setup heading.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGU624

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

You are now on the correct page to configure the WiFi settings. Use the box labeled Name (SSID) to enter a new network name. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Check out our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

Now look for the Channel. Set this to 1,6, or 11. Find out why you should only use one of these three channels in our WiFi Channels Guide.

Use the drop down list titled Security mode to choose the appropriate security mode for your network. We recommend WPA2-PSK. If this router doesn't offer this security option, we recommend updating your firmware to allow for it. Check out our guide for more information on this subject, WEP vs. WPA.

Set the Cipher Type to AES.

The last setting that needs to be changed is titled Passphrase. Go ahead and enter a password here. It's important that you enter a strong password here. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters. Check out our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password for more information.

That's it, just don't forget to click the Apply button before you exit.

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 WGU624 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WGU624 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGU624.We also have the following guides for the same router: