Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNDR4300v2

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The Netgear WNDR4300v2 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 WNDR4300v2.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 WNDR4300v2

To get started configuring the Netgear WNDR4300v2 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 WNDR4300v2, follow our Netgear WNDR4300v2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR4300v2

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 Home page of the Netgear WNDR4300v2 router. To change your wireless network settings click Advanced near the top of the page. From there click Setup in the left hand sidebar and Wireless Setup just beneath that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR4300v2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

You should be taken to the page presented above.

We'll only be making changes in the Wirless Network(2.4GHz b/g/n) section of the page.

Start out by setting a Name (SSID). This will serve as your network name and can be whatever you like. However, due to security reasons we strongly suggest avoiding the use of any personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel. Open the drop down list and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide.

After that set the Security Options to WPA2-PSK [AES]. This option will provide you with the strongest security. Why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Finally you'll need to set a Password (Network Key). This can be anything you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Apply before closing 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNDR4300v2.We also have the following guides for the same router: