Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNDR4500v3

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The Netgear WNDR4500v3 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 WNDR4500v3 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNDR4500v3 v1.0.0.32.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 WNDR4500v3

To get started configuring the Netgear WNDR4500v3 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 WNDR4500v3, follow our Netgear WNDR4500v3 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR4500v3

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

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This is the setup page from your Netgear router.

This guide begins on the Home page of the Netgear WNDR4500v3 router. To change your wireless network settings click Advanced near the top of the page. From there click Setupin the left hand sidebar and then Wireless Setup just below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNDR4500v3

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This should take you to the page shown above.

Note that we'll only be making our changes in the Wireless Network(2.4GHz b/g/n) section of the page.

Begin by setting a Name (SSID). This will be your network name and can be anything you want it to be. However, keep in mind that due to security reasons we strongly suggest avoiding the use of any personal information. For more on this topic be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next you'll want to set the Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide.

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

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

Congratulations! You're done. 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.

Other Netgear WNDR4500v3 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNDR4500v3 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNDR4500v3 v1.0.0.32.We also have the following guides for the same router: