Setup WiFi on the Thomson DWG875

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The Thomson DWG875 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 Thomson DWG875 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Thomson DWG875. 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 Thomson DWG875

To get started configuring the Thomson DWG875 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Thomson DWG875, follow our Thomson DWG875 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Thomson DWG875

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the status page from your Thomson DWG875 router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the Status page of the Thomson DWG875 router. To start off, click Wireless at the top of the page, and then Primary Network in the left hand sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Thomson DWG875

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This is the wifi setup page from your Thomson DWG875 router.

You should now be on the page you see here.

Start by deciding on a Network Name (SSID). This can be anything you like, however we strongly recommend avoiding any kind of personal information. For more on this subject, take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

Now make sure that the WPA2-PSK option is set to Enabled. This will provide you with the best security. Why? Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

After that, open the drop down menu labeled WPA/WPA2 Encryption and set it to AES.

Finally, in the box marked WPA Pre-Shared Key, enter your desired network password. This can be whatever you wish, however we suggest keeping it 14-20 characters long and avoiding all personal information. For more helpful tips like these, check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to it. Just don't forget to Apply your changes before closing the page.

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 Thomson DWG875 Info

Don't forget about our other Thomson DWG875 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Thomson DWG875. We also have the following guides for the same router: