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Manage the WiFi Network Settings
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N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
By default, the Enable Router’s PIN check box is selected and the modem router’s PIN is
enabled. For enhanced security, you can disable the modem router’s PIN by clearing the
Enable Router’s PIN check box. However, when you disable the modem router’s PIN,
WPS is not disabled because you can still use the physical WPS button.
Note: The PIN function might temporarily be disabled automatically if the
modem router detects suspicious attempts to break into the modem
router’s WiFi settings by using the router’s PIN through WPS.
7. To allow the wireless settings for the 2.4 GHz radio to be changed automatically when you
use WPS, clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings (2.4GHz b/g/n) check box.
8. To allow the wireless settings for the 5 GHz radio to be changed automatically when you use
WPS, clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings (5GHz a/n) check box.
By default, both Keep Existing Wireless Settings check boxes are selected. NETGEAR
recommends that you leave these check box selected. If you clear these check box, the
next time a new WiFi client uses WPS to connect to the modem router, the modem router
WiFi settings change to an automatically generated random SSID and passphrase. For
information about viewing this SSID and passphrase, see Manage the Basic WiFi
Settings and WiFi Security of the Main Network on page 56. Clear the Keep Existing
Wireless Settings check box for a radio only if you want to allow the WPS process to
change the SSID and passphrase for WiFi access for that radio.
WARNING:
If you clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box for a
radio and use WPS to add a computer or WiFi device to the modem
router’s WiFi network, the SSID and passphrase are automatically
generated and other WiFi devices that are already connected to the
modem router’s WiFi network might be disconnected.
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Manage Advanced WiFi Features
For most WiFi networks, the advanced WiFi features work fine and you do not need to
change the settings.
Tip: If you want to change the WiFi settings of the modem router’s main
network, use a wired connection to avoid being disconnected when
the new WiFi settings take effect.
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