Manage the WiFi Network Settings
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
If you connected over WiFi to the network and you changed the SSID, you are
disconnected from the network.
8. Make sure that you can reconnect over WiFi to the network with its new settings.
If you cannot connect over WiFi, check the following:
•If your computer or WiFi device is already connected to another WiFi network in your
area, disconnect it from that WiFi network and connect it to the WiFi network that the
modem router provides. Some WiFi devices automatically connect to the first open
network without WiFi security that they discover.
•If your computer or WiFi device is trying to connect to your network with its old
settings (before you changed the settings), update the WiFi network selection in your
computer or WiFi device to match the current settings for your network.
•Does your WiFi device display as an attached device? (See View Devices Currently
on the Network on page 169.) If it does, it is connected to the network.
•Are you using the correct network name (SSID) and password?
This information applies to the 5 GHz WiFi network.
Note: NETGEAR recommends that you do not change your preset security settings (WPA2-PSK [AES]).
If you must change the WiFi security, select one of the following WiFi security options for the modem
router’s WiFi network:
• None. An open WiFi network that does not provide any security. Any WiFi device can join the network.
NETGEAR recommends that you do not use an open WiFi network.
• WPA2-PSK [AES]. WPA2 security is the default setting and enables WiFi devices that support WPA2
to join the 5 GHz main WiFi network of the modem router. If you did not change the passphrase, the
default passphrase displays. The default passphrase is printed on the product label (see Bottom Panel
Product Label on page 13).
WPA2 allow 802.11ac and 802.11na devices to connect to the 5 GHz band of the main WiFi network at
the fastest speed. WPA2 provides a secure connection but some older WiFi devices do not detect WPA2
and support only WPA. If your network includes such older devices, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] +
WPA2-PSK [AES] security.
NETGEAR recommends that you do not change the default passphrase. If you must change the
passphrase, in the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join the 5 GHz band of the
main WiFi network, a user must enter this passphrase.
• WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]. This type of security enables WiFi devices that support either
WPA or WPA2 to join the 5 GHz main WiFi network of the modem router. However, WPA-PSK [TKIP]
is less secure than WPA2-PSK [AES] and limits the speed of WiFi devices to 54 Mbps.
To use this type of security, in the Passphrase field, enter a phrase of 8 to 63 characters. To join the
5 GHz band of the main WiFi network, a user must enter this passphrase.
Passphrase The passphrase that provides users access to the WiFi network in the 5 GHz band. The
passphrase is also referred to as the password or key.