Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNR834B

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The Netgear WNR834B 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 WNR834B Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR834B v2.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 WNR834B

To get started configuring the Netgear WNR834B 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 WNR834B, follow our Netgear WNR834B Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR834B

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.

You begin on the Basic Settings page of the Netgear WNR834Bv2 router. To configure the WiFi settings click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar under Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR834B

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

This takes you to the correct page. First you need to change the Name (SSID). Go ahead and enter a unique name for your network here. It doesn't really matter what you enter but we suggest avoiding personal information. Learn more in our How to Change your Wireless Name guide.

The second setting that should be looked at is titled the Channel. Be sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. Click this link to look at our WiFi Channels guide.

In the Security Options section pick the option of WPA2-PSK[AES] for maximum security. To check out our guide on the subject, click this link.

The final setting that you should change is called the Passphrase. This is the internet password you use. It's a good idea to use as strong a password as possible. Use a minimum of 14-20 characters and at least one symbol, number, and capital letter. Take a look at our guide found by clicking this link.

Before you exit, don't forget to Apply your changes.

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 WNR834B Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNR834B info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR834B v2.We also have the following guides for the same router: