Advanced Wireless Help

Warning: The wireless router is already configured with the optimum settings. Do not alter these settings unless directed by NETGEAR support. Incorrect settings might disable the wireless router unexpectedly.

Wireless Router Settings

Enable Wireless Router Radio

The wireless access point of this router can be enabled or disabled to allow wireless access. The Wireless LED on the front of the router will also display the current status of the wireless access point to let you know if it is disabled or enabled. If it is enabled, wireless stations will be able to access the Internet. If it is disabled, wireless stations will not be able to access the Internet.

Enable 20/40 MHz Coexistence

Disabling this option allows your 2.4GHz wireless to stay in supporting the max speed. Enabling this option may reduce the max speed of your 2.4GHz wireless to the half when there is another wireless network detected in your environment; this is to avoid inteference between wireless networks and to get along with other wireless networks in the environment.

Fragmentation Threshold, CTS/RTS Threshold, Preamble Mode

These settings are reserved for wireless testing and advanced configuration only. Do not change these settings.

Turn off wireless signal by schedule

If you select this check box, you can add, edit, or delete the rule for the time period during which the wireless signal is turned off. Only the Internet connection is fine and router can get updates from NTP server, this feature can be activated.

WPS Settings

Router's PIN

This is the PIN number you use on a registrar (e.g., from Network Explorer on Windows 7) to configure the router's wireless settings through WPS. Usually you can also find the PIN on the router's product label.

Enable Router's PIN

You can configure the router's wireless settings or add a wireless client through WPS using the router's PIN only when the PIN is enabled.

Brute Force Attack Protection

The WPS router's PIN is susceptible to a brute force attack. Enabling this protection option can disable the router's PIN automatically when the router detects a suspicious brute force attack. Once the router's PIN is disabled automatically, it remains disabled until the router reboots or you can manually enable the router's PIN by checking the Enable Router's PIN check box and clicking the Apply button.
When the protection is enabled, you can configure the number of accumulated failed attempts that is allowed before the router's PIN is disabled automatically.

Keep Existing Wireless Settings

This shows whether the router is in the WPS configured state.
If this option is not selected, adding a new wireless client will change the router's wireless settings to an automatically generated random SSID and security key. In addition, if this option is selected, some external registrars (e.g., Network Explorer on Windows 7) might not see the router.
Configuring basic wireless settings from the router's management GUI selects this option automatically.

Wireless Card Access List

By default, any wireless PC that is configured with the correct SSID will be allowed access to your wireless network. For increased security, you can restrict access to the wireless network to allow only specific PCs based on their MAC addresses. On the Wireless Settings screen, click the Setup Access List button to display the Wireless Access List screen.

To Save or Cancel Changes

Click Apply to have your changes take effect.
Click Cancel to return to the previous settings.

AP Mode

Wireless AP mode allows this device to work as a stand-alone wireless access point on your existing network.