Netgear WNDR3700 Netgear WNDR3700 wireless router
Make Netgear
Model WNDR3700
Manufaturer code WNDR3700
Description The NETGEAR WNDR3700 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Premium Edition offers high performance wireless Internet access for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming.
Wireless Standards 802.11a
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Data Sheet Download Netgear WNDR3700 Data Sheet
User Guide Download Netgear WNDR3700 User Guide
Security Options 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA, WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre Shared Key)
Default Login Details Username: admin
Password: password

In order to update your router’s security settings follow these easy steps:

Step1 (Log in to your router)

To log in to your router run Internet Explorer (or your default browser) and enter either or the IP address of your router in the address bar and hit Enter. To find your IP address in Windows press the windows key and the key “R” at the same time. In the new window, type “cmd” and hit Enter, then type “ipconfig” and hit Enter. Now, under “Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network settings” you should have Default Gateway followed by an array of numbers devided in 4 groups by dots. That is your router’s IP.

Netgear WNDR3700 IP

Step2 (Login)

After hitting Enter, you will see a login prompt appear on your screen.

To login, use the following username and password in the prompt box.

Netgear WNDR3700 login screen

Username: admin

Password:  password

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’s SSID, select Wireless Settings. This will display the Wireless Settings where you can configure your wireless network. First, type in the name of your wireless network in the SSID box. To hide the SSID (Service Set Identification) uncheck the “Enable SSID Broadcast” option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless Security Interface

To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.

To do so go to  Wireless Settings.

This router supports 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected), WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected) + WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) security mechanisms. Each one is more secure than the previous one listed.

It is recommended to use WPA (Wi-Fi Protected) + WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key).


Netgear WNDR3700 WPA/WPA2-PSK

Select the WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK radio button. The Wireless Settings screen expands to include the WPA-PSK. Enter the pre-shared key in the Passphrase field using between 8 and 63 characters. Click Apply to allow your changes to take effect immediately.

Well done! You have now secured your router!


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