Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNDR3700

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The Netgear WNDR3700 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 WNDR3700 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNDR3700.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 WNDR3700

To get started configuring the Netgear WNDR3700 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 WNDR3700, follow our Netgear WNDR3700 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR3700

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 starts on the Basic Settings page of the Netgear WNDR3700 router. To setup the WiFi click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR3700

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This directs you to the page you see above. To change the Name (SSID) find the appropriate space and create a new name of your choosing here. While it really doesn't matter what you enter here, we recommend avoiding personal information.

Next is the Channel. Be sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11.

Below that is the Security Options. There are quite a few different choices here. For the best security, pick the option of WPA2-PSK[AES].

Once you have done this, you need to change the Passphrase. This is the password for your network and should be strong. We recommend at least 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter.

Remember, check out our guides at the top of the page if you need more information or help on any of these topics.

That's it, just click the Apply button when you are finished.

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 WNDR3700 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNDR3700 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNDR3700.We also have the following guides for the same router: