Applies to Netgear router: WNDR3300, WNDR3700, WNDR4000, WNR1000, WNR2000, WNR3500, WNR834B, WNR834Bv1, WNR834Bv2
By default, the network name (SSID) will appear as: Netgear
How to access this router's settings:
  1. Access login by clicking:
  2. Enter default* username: admin
  3. Enter default* password: password
* If you have changed the router's default login settings you will need to enter the newer username and/or password. If you are unable to log in to the router, please call 1-800-255-3700.
Where to find and change your router's:
  • WEP/WPA key access: In 'Wireless Settings' under 'Setup' example
  • Network name (SSID): In 'Wireless Settings' under 'Setup' example
  • Channel settings: In 'Wireless Settings' under 'Setup' example
  • SPI Firewall settings: In 'WAN Setup' under 'Advanced' example
Important Notes:

Wii and DS

  • Our experience has shown that, in most cases, you will need to disable the 'SPI Firewall' in order to connect successfully with this router. This setting is typically found on the 'WAN Setup' tab.
  • DS

  • Change the channel setting to 1 or 11. These settings can be found on the 'Setup' tab, under 'Wireless Settings.'
  • WNR1000 and WNR2000 Mode

  • These routers are set to "Up to 150 Mbps g/n" mode by factory default. This mode may not be compatible with Nintendo systems. Our experience has shown that for these routers you'll need to change this mode to "Up to 150 Mbps b/g/n" or "Up to 54 Mbps b/g/n." The mode setting is found in 'Wireless Settings' under the 'Setup' section.
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    Due to firmware updates and newer versions of this router, the information on this page, including any example images, may not be the most current. We recommend that you ensure your router has the most current firmware update installed. Check with the router manufacturer for the most current information.

    If you need help locating the settings described on this page, or have questions on how to adjust them, refer to the router's manual, the router's manufacturer, or the internet service provider that installed your router.

    Nintendo provides this information for our consumers' use. It is up to each consumer to determine what security needs they have for their own networks, and to decide how best to configure their network settings to meet those needs.