Setup WiFi on the Trendnet TEW-651BR

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The Trendnet TEW-651BR 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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Once you've set up your NordVPN account on multiple computers and enabled Meshnet, you can seamlessly access all of your devices as if they were on the same network. You don't even have to log in to your router. It's very simple.

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Other Trendnet TEW-651BR Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-651BR. 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.

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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-651BR

To get started configuring the Trendnet TEW-651BR 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-651BR, follow our Trendnet TEW-651BR Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-651BR

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-651BR router.

This guide should begin on the Device Information page of the TRENDnet TEW-651BR router. To change your wireless settings, click the link on the left hand side of the page labeled Wireless. Then beneath that choose Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-651BR

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This is the wifi setup page from your Trendnet TEW-651BR router.

You will be changing two settings on this page, the first is titled SSID. This is the network ID and should be changed from the default. While it doesn't really matter what you enter here we recommend avoiding personal data. Take a look at this Wireless Name Guide if you want to learn more about this.

The other setting you may want to change is the Channel. Make sure to use channels 1,6, or 11. If you plan on changing the wireless channel, just uncheck the box labeled Auto Channel and then use the Channel drop down list to pick your channel. Learn more in this guide.

Now click the Apply button to save your changes. Then in the left sidebar click the option of Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Trendnet TEW-651BR router.

This brings you to the page you see above.

Use the Authentication Type drop down list to choose the best security for your network. We recommend WPA2. Find out why in this guide.

After setting the security type you should enter a passphrase for your network. This is your internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters here. If you need more help, take a look at our Password Guide.

Don't forget to save your changes before you exit by hitting the Apply button.

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-651BR Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-651BR. We also have the following guides for the same router: