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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR834B.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 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.

This wireless guide begins on the Basic Settings page of the Netgear WNR834B router. First you need to click the Wireless Settings option in the left sidebar. This is found under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR834B

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

On this page, find the Name(SSID) and enter a new name for your network. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information.

Next is the Channel. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11.

In the Security Options section there are only two choices available. We recommend updating your firmware to allow for the most secure option of WPA2-PSK[AES] only.

The final setting that needs to be changed is titled Passphrase. This is the password you use to access your network and should be strong. Use a minimum of 14 to 20 characters here.

That's it, your WiFi is now more secure. Don't forget to click the Apply button before you exit.

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.We also have the following guides for the same router: