Enable Wireless Security (WPS & WPA)On Netgear R6300 Wireless AC Dual Band Router

Netgear R6300 router is an 802.11ac wireless dual-band router offers gigabit speed. One of impressing feature of R6300 wireless router is the simultaneous operation in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. So the combined wireless speed of Netgear R6300 router is 450+1300 Mbps. That means Netgear R6300 Wireless router offers gigabit wireless speed. Netgear R6300 Router is backward compatible with 802.11a/b and g devices. So even if you have other wireless devices which do not support 802.11ac standard, you can connect them with Netgear R6300 802.11 ac dual-band wireless router.

The speed of Wireless network will reduce to the speed of device with inferior wireless standard. With R6300 Router we can expect minimum interference from other wireless devices because it operates in simultaneous dual-band mode.

There are many wireless security precautions in R6300 router like separate wireless access for guests, WPS, WPA encryption, etc. In this tutorial, we check how to enable wireless security on a Netgear R6300 802.11ac router.

Setup Wireless Security on Netgear R6300 Dual Band 802.11ac Router

  1. Login to Wireless Router:

    To login R6300 wireless router and configure it, click on the link below and follow the instructions there.
    How to Login and Configure Netgear R6300 Dual Band Wireless Router

  2. Click on the Wireless tab
    how to setup wireless settings on Netgear router R6300

  3. Change Default Wireless Settings on Netgear R6300 Router

    There is a factory default wireless network with security is enabled on the R6300 router. You can check the wireless SSID and security details like wireless key and encryption on the bottom of the device. However, I prefer to use custom wireless details and security for Netgear R6300 Dual-band wireless router.
    Change Wireless settings and encryption in R6300 Router

    To enable custom-made wireless name and security on Netgear R6300 router, follow the instructions below.

    1. Change the default SSID with your custom name for the wireless network at SSID

    2. You can change the default wireless channel selected in Netgear R6300 wireless router by selecting the preferred channel at Channel.

    3. You can select the preferred wireless encryption at Security Options and change the wireless key at Passphrase. If you do not want any wireless security for your network, you should select the none option.

      You can have following wireless encryption on R6300 Router.

      1. WPA-PSK(TKIP)
      2. WPA2-PSK(AES)
      3. WPA-PSK(TKIP) + WPA2-PSK(AES)

      Click on Apply after changing the wireless settings.

  4. How to Configure WPS on Wireless Devices With Netgear R6300 Router Automatically

    To configure WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on any wireless devices or computers which supports WPS automatically, follow the instructions below.

    1. Make sure the device supports WPS

    2. Press WPS button on Netgear R6300 Router

    3. Press the WPS button on the wireless device within 2 minutes

After enabling Wireless and wireless security on Netgear R6300 Router, if you are seeing issues with accessing the Internet and while doing a ping on a computer connected to the router shows network unreachable error message click on the link below to troubleshoot it.
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WPS helps to connect your friend's devices to the WiFi without going through the trouble of typing the passphrase.