Setup WiFi on the Netgear WN802T

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The Netgear WN802T 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 WN802T.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.

Encryption

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 WN802T

To get started configuring the Netgear WN802T 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 WN802T, follow our Netgear WN802T Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WN802T

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

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

Let's start this guide on the Basic Settings page of the Netgear WN802T router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WN802T

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

This takes you to the page you see above. The first setting you need to change is titled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you create in order to identify your local network. It doesn't matter what you enter in this space but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more information.

The other setting on this page that needs to be looked at is titled Channel/Frequency. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11 for the least interference. For more information, check out our WiFi Channels Guide.

Click the Apply button.

Now go back to the left sidebar and click the option of WEP/WPA Settings under the heading of Security.

wireless protected setup
This is the wifi wps page from your Netgear router.

This directs you to the page you see here.

Take a look at the Security Options. For maximum security, select WPA2-PSK [AES]. Find out why this is your best option in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

You then need to enter Security Encryption (WPA2-PSK) Passphrase. This is the network password and should be strong. We recommend at least 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Learn more helpful tips in our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to do, 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 WN802T Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WN802T info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WN802T.We also have the following guides for the same router: