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Configuring Security for Netgear Routers

This tutorial will guide you through using configuring security for Netgear routers.
Use the menu links below to navigate through the document.

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Connect Ethernet Cable

Directly connect the Ethernet cable to the computer from the Netgear Wireless Home Networking Router. Then open the web browser window to test for an internet connection. If no internet connection exists, check cable connections and power cycle the Netgear Wireless Home Networking Router. Type in the address bar of the web browser and hit the Enter key on the keyboard.

Netgear IP

Log in to your router

Log in using the username and password as provided. If you do not have this information, please contact Charter Support at 1-888-GET-CHARTER (888-438-2427).
Click OK

Netgear Login

Basic wireless settings

Next, click on Wireless Settings on the left side.

Wireless Settings

Change SSID

Change Network Name (SSID) to a name that is recognizable. The example below displays “CharterSub”. This can be named anything.

Select Wireless Channel of 1, 6, or 11

Wireless Channel

Enter Passphrase

Enter WEP Passphrase for Keys (Example:chtrxxxx) This field is case sensitive. Click Generate. Then click Apply.

generate WEP

Enable WPA-PSK

For Netgear routers, select the WPA-PSK Encryption to configure WPA security.

Security Options

Type a customer defined passphrase (password) and click Apply to save changes.

Security Options


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