Setup WiFi on the Trendnet TEW-436BRM

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The Trendnet TEW-436BRM 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 Trendnet TEW-436BRM.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-436BRM

To get started configuring the Trendnet TEW-436BRM 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-436BRM, follow our Trendnet TEW-436BRM Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-436BRM

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 router.

We begin on the Home page of the TRENDnet TEW-436BRM router. To change the wireless settings to be more secure, click the Setup file in the left sidebar.

This opens up a new set of links. Pick the one titled Wireless. Then under that choose Basic Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-436BRM

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This is the wifi setup page from your Trendnet router.

On this new page, there are two settings to change or at least check. The first is called the SSID. This is the network name or ID. Create a new name here but avoid personal information as a safety precaution. Learn more in this guide.

The second setting you can change if you want to is titled the Channel Number. Make sure to use channels 1,6, or 11 here. To find out why, check out this guide.

Click the Apply Changes button to save your work. Then go back to the left hand sidebar and click the option under Wireless of Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Trendnet router.

On this page, use the Encryption drop down box to choose the best security for your home network. We recommend the option of WPA2(AES). To learn why, read this guide.

Set the WPA Authentication Mode to Personal (Pre-Shared Key).

Go ahead and set the Pre-Shared Key Format to Passphrase.

Now you need to change the Pre-Shared Key. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 characters. If you need further help, check out this guide.

That's it, click the Apply Changes button and 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-436BRM.We also have the following guides for the same router: