Manage the WiFi Network Settings
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
The following table describes the fields on the Wireless Settings screen.
Region From the menu, select the region in which the modem router operates.
Note: It might not be legal to operate the modem router in a region other than the regions
listed in the menu. If your country or region is not listed, check with your local government
Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n)
By default, the modem router broadcasts its SSID so that WiFi stations can detect the
WiFi name (SSID) in their scanned network lists. To turn off the SSID broadcast, clear the
Enable SSID Broadcast check box. Turning off the SSID broadcast provides additional
WiFi security, but users must know the SSID to be able to join the WiFi network of the
By default, WiFi clients that are connected to the 2.4 GHz band of the main WiFi network
can access other WiFi devices or Ethernet devices that are connected to the main WiFi
network. To prevent access between devices on the 2.4 GHz band of the main WiFi
network, select the Enable Wireless Isolation check box.
Name (SSID) The SSID is the WiFi network name. If you did not change the SSID, the default SSID
displays. The default SSID is also printed on the product label (see Bottom Panel Product
Label on page 13).
Note: NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the default SSID. If you must
change the SSID, enter a 32-character (maximum), case-sensitive name in this field.
Channel From the Channel menu, select Auto for automatic channel selection or select an
individual channel. The default selection is Auto.
Note: In some regions, not all channels are available. Do not change the channel unless
you experience interference (shown by lost connections or slow data transfers). If this
situation occurs, experiment with different channels to see which one is the best.
Note: If you use multiple WiFi access points (APs), reduce interference by selecting
different channels for adjacent APs. NETGEAR recommends a channel spacing of four
channels between adjacent APs (for example, use Channels 1 and 5, or 6 and 10).
Mode From the Mode menu, select one of the following modes:
• Up to 54 Mbps. Legacy mode. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b
devices to join the network but limits 802.11n devices to function at up to 54 Mbps.
• Up to 145 Mbps. Neighbor-friendly mode for reduced interference with neighboring
WiFi networks. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b devices to join the
network but limits 802.11n devices to function at up to 145 Mbps. This mode is the
• Up to 300 Mbps. Performance mode. This mode allows 802.11n, 802.11g, and
802.11b devices to join the network and allows 802.11n devices to function at up to
Note: WPA-PSK security supports speeds of up to 54 Mbps. Even if your devices are
capable of a higher speed, WPA-PSK security limits their speed to 54 Mbps.