Setup WiFi on the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode

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The Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode 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 WGXB102 AP-Mode Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode. 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 WGXB102 AP-Mode

To get started configuring the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode 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 WGXB102 AP-Mode, follow our Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode

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 WGXB102 AP-Mode router.

For this WiFi guide, you start on the Access Point Status of the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode router.

This directs you to the page you see here. First, place your cursor in the box labeled Name (SSID). This is your network ID and it really doesn't matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information. Take a look at our Wireless Names Guide for more information.

Now locate the Channel. Use channels 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should use these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now take a look at the Security Options. There are several different choices here. We recommend WPA2-PSK for maximum security. This router version doesn't have this option. Please update your firmware version before continuing to allow for WPA2-PSK. Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Once you have chosen your security option, you will need to enter a Passphrase. This is the network password and should be strong. Use at least 14 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Find out more in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to 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 WGXB102 AP-Mode Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WGXB102 AP-Mode. We also have the following guides for the same router: