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Set up your home Wi-Fi network with step-by-step instructions

Set up your home Wi-Fi network with step-by-step instructions
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Don't you just hate it when you're trying to get something accomplished online and your Wi-Fi network keeps cutting out?

You might be researching your upcoming family vacation or streaming the latest Hollywood release and bam, lost network connection. That can be extremely frustrating.

It's times like these that you could use a helpful hand in managing your Wi-Fi network.

The NETGEAR Genie app is exactly what you need. And, it's absolutely free.

If you are a Netgear router owner, we recommend that you install the excellent NETGEAR Genie app on your mobile device.

Genie will let you change your network name, channel, and Wi-Fi password conveniently right in the app itself. You can even turn your guest network on or off on-the-fly for times when visitors need internet access.

There's also a Traffic Meter section where you could monitor and set limits for your internet data.

Other useful features included are a network map diagram (lets you see all your network's connected devices), and parental controls.

If your Netgear router supports USB connections and you have a connected storage device, you could even stream your media files, such as movies and music, straight to the Genie app itself.

Paired with their Windows or Mac version of Genie, you could even print off your iPhone or iPad and make any printer AirPrint compatible.

This is one of the most fully featured brand-specific router apps out there.

The free NETGEAR Genie app is available for both Android and iOS. Click on the link that I provided below for whichever OS you are using.

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