Setup WiFi on the Netgear WNR854T

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The Netgear WNR854T 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 WNR854T.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 WNR854T

To get started configuring the Netgear WNR854T 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 WNR854T, follow our Netgear WNR854T Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR854T

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 WNR854T router. To setup the WiFi section, click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar. This can be found under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WNR854T

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

On this new page, first locate the Name (SSID) and enter the new name you have decided to use here. It doesn't really matter what you enter here but we recommend avoiding personal information.

Below that is the Channel. Use this drop down list to choose from channels 1,6, and 11.

Now take a look at your Security Options. There are several different options here and we recommend the one labeled WPA2-PSK[AES].

Next is the Passphrase. This is the password you use to access your network. Create a unique password here. Use at least 14 characters and a symbol, number, and capital letter.

That's it, the only thing left to do is save your changes by clicking the Apply button.

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 WNR854T Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNR854T info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WNR854T.We also have the following guides for the same router: