The Technicolor TC7200 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Technicolor TC7200 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Technicolor TC7200, follow our Technicolor TC7200 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This Technicolor TC7200 wireless setup guide begins on the System Status page. Click the option at the top of the page labeled Wireless. Then to the left side of the page choose 2.4GHZ Radio.
On this page there are two settings that need to be checked and possibly changed. The first is the SSID. This is your network name and should be changed. Do not leave this at the default it comes with. Be creative but avoid personal data. For more on the SSID, read this guide.
The other setting on this page is the Channel. If you are not using channels 1,6, or 11 you need to change it so you are. Want to know more, take a look at this guide.
Save your changes. Then back in the left sidebar click the option of Security under the 2.4GHZ heading.
You are then placed on the page you see above. The first drop-down list is titled Wireless Security Mode. Select WPA-Personal from this list.
Below that is the Authentication. For maximum security, use WPA2 Only. To learn why this is the best, click this link.
Set the Encryption to AES.
The last setting that needs to be changed is the Passphrase. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters here. Try adding a symbol, or number to the password for further strength. Check out this guide for more ideas.
Don't forget to Retype Passphrase.
Save your changes before exiting.
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.
Don't forget about our other Technicolor TC7200 info that you might be interested in.