Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNR2000v5

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The Netgear WNR2000v5 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 WNR2000v5. 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 WNR2000v5

To get started configuring the Netgear WNR2000v5 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 WNR2000v5, follow our Netgear WNR2000v5 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR2000v5

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 WNR2000v5 router.

This wireless setup guide for the Netgear WNR2000v5 router starts on the Home page. To begin, click ADVANCED near the top of the page. After that, click Setup and then Wireless Setup beneath that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR2000v5

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear WNR2000v5 router.

You should now be on the page you see above.

We'll start by deciding on a Name (SSID). This can be whatever you like, however we strongly recommend avoiding any personal information. To learn more, see our Wireless Names Guide.

Next, in the drop down list marked Channel, select either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Now, beneath the Security Options heading, be sure WPA2-PSK [AES] is selected. This will provide you with the best security. For more information, be sure to check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally, you'll need to set a Password (Network Key). A strong password can be difficult to think up, but a good place to start is our Choosing a Strong Password Guide. It's full of helpful tips that are sure to help you out.

Congratulations! That's all there is to it. Just don't forget to click Apply near the top of the page before leaving.

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 WNR2000v5 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR2000v5. We also have the following guides for the same router: