Setup WiFi on the Netgear WPN824N

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The Netgear WPN824N 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 WPN824N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WPN824N.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 WPN824N

To get started configuring the Netgear WPN824N 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 WPN824N, follow our Netgear WPN824N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WPN824N

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.

The wireless setup guide begins on the Basic Settings page of the Netgear WPN824N router. To get to the proper page click the option of Wireless Settings in the left sidebar under the main heading of Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Netgear WPN824N

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This is the wifi setup page from your Netgear router.

Once you are on this page, enter a new name for your network in the box labeled Name(SSID). This is the name you give your network for identification. 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.

After that, skip down to the Security Options. There are several different security choices here. We recommend the choice of WPA2-PSK[AES].

The last setting is titled the Passphrase. This is the password and should be strong. This acts as your network key. Create a unique password of at least 14 to 20 characters with at least one number, symbol, and capital letter.

Click the Apply button to save your changes.

That's it, 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 WPN824N Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WPN824N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Netgear WPN824N.We also have the following guides for the same router: