Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie

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The Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie 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 WNR1000v3 Genie.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 WNR1000v3 Genie

To get started configuring the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie 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 WNR1000v3 Genie, follow our Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie

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.

We begin this wireless setup guide on the Home page of the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie router. Start out by clicking the tab labeled ADVANCED near the top of the page. Then, in the left hand sidebar, click Setup and then Wireless Setup below that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This takes you to the page you see here.

Start by setting a Name (SSID). This can be anything you like, however we highly recommend avoiding any personal information. For more on this subject, take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

Now for the Channel. Open the drop down menu and select either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Next, beneath the heading Security Options, choose WPA2-PSK [AES]. To learn why this will provide you with the strongest security, check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Lastly, you'll need to set a Passphrase. A strong passphrase contains no personal information and is 14-20 character in length. For more helpful tips like these, see our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just don't forget to Apply your changes before leaving 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 WNR1000v3 Genie Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR1000v3 Genie.We also have the following guides for the same router: