Setup WiFi on the Trendnet TEW-652BRP

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The Trendnet TEW-652BRP 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-652BRP Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-652BRP v2. 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-652BRP

To get started configuring the Trendnet TEW-652BRP 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-652BRP, follow our Trendnet TEW-652BRP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-652BRP

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-652BRP router.

After you have logged into the TRENDnet TEW-652BRPv2 you should begin on the Device Information page. Click the link titled Wireless, then Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Trendnet TEW-652BRP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Trendnet TEW-652BRP router.

You are then taken to the page you see here. First you should change the SSID. This is your identification and should be unique to you. This can be just about anything you like but it's a good idea to avoid personal information. To learn more, check out this guide.

The other setting that can be changed if necessary is the Channel If you are not on channels 1,6, or 11 uncheck the Auto Channel box then choose the appropriate channel from the drop down list titled Channel. If you want to know what makes these three channels so special, check out this guide.

That's it for this page, just click the Apply button to save your changes.

Then click the option in the left sidebar titled Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Trendnet TEW-652BRP router.

The first setting on this new page is titled Authentication Type. Use this drop down list to choose the best security for your network. We recommend the security of 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 near the bottom of 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 Trendnet TEW-652BRP Info

Don't forget about our other Trendnet TEW-652BRP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Trendnet TEW-652BRP v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: