Setup WiFi on the Trendnet TEW-435BRM

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The Trendnet TEW-435BRM 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 Trendnet TEW-435BRM Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-435BRM v4. 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 Trendnet TEW-435BRM

To get started configuring the Trendnet TEW-435BRM WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Trendnet TEW-435BRM, follow our Trendnet TEW-435BRM Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-435BRM

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

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This is the status page from your Trendnet TEW-435BRM router.

After you have logged into the TRENDnet TEW-435BRMv4 router you should begin on the Home page. To configure the wireless settings, click the link in the left sidebar titled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-435BRM

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This is the wifi setup page from your Trendnet TEW-435BRM router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here.

First, locate the SSID (Service Set Identifier). This is the network ID. Go ahead and create a new name here. This can be just about anything you can think of but don't use personal info. To learn more, check out this guide.

Next, you need to choose your 802.11 Mode. This is asking what type of wireless standard you are using. This is an older router and only has the ability to deal with wireless devices older than 2009. If you want to update your wireless standards, you will need to update your firmware.

If you plan on changing your channel, do so now using the Channel NO. drop down menu. Choose from channels 1,6, or 11. To find out why, read this guide.

Now you need to locate the Wireless Security and click the Configure button. This takes you to a page that unfortunately we don't have the screenshot for. It will first ask you what type of Security System you want to use. If the choice of WPA2-PSK is not in the list of available security options we strongly recommend that you update your firmware to get this form of security.

You will also be asked to enter a Passphrase or PSK. This is referring to the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using a minimum of 14 characters. If you need more help, check out this guide.

Click Save, then Close.

You should now be on the previous page again. Skip down to the section titled Wi-Fi Protect Setup. This is WPS. We strongly advise against the use of WPS because it is a very weak form of securing a network. If possible, disable WPS. Check out our What is WPS Guide for more information.

Click Save and you are finished. Congratulations!

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 Trendnet TEW-435BRM Info

Don't forget about our other Trendnet TEW-435BRM info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-435BRM v4. We also have the following guides for the same router: