Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNR3500Lv2

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The Netgear WNR3500Lv2 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 WNR3500Lv2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR3500Lv2.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 WNR3500Lv2

To get started configuring the Netgear WNR3500Lv2 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 WNR3500Lv2, follow our Netgear WNR3500Lv2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR3500Lv2

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 WNR3500Lv2 router. To configure the WiFi settings click the option of Advanced at the top of the page. Then on the left open up the Setup menu on the left side of the page. Under that choose the option of Wireless Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR3500Lv2

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On this new page place your cursor in the box labeled Name(SSID) and enter the name you want to use for your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information.

Below that is the Channel. Make sure to use channels 1,6, or 11.

Next is the Security Options. We recommend the most secure option of WPA2-PSK[AES].

The final setting is titled Passphrase. This is the network password and should be strong. We recommend a minimum of 14-20 characters with at least one symbol, number, and capital letter.

That's all there is to it, simply click the Apply button and 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 WNR3500Lv2 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNR3500Lv2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR3500Lv2.We also have the following guides for the same router: