The Dlink DI-514 router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.
You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.
To get started configuring the Dlink DI-514 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DI-514, follow our Dlink DI-514 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
You begin on the Home page of the Dlink DI-514 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.
You are now on the correct page. the first box is titled SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can find it again later. For security reasons you should avoid personal information here. To learn more about the SSID, read our Wireless Names Guide.
Below that is the Channel. All you need to do here is be sure you are using one of the three non-overlapping channels, 1,6, and 11. Read our WiFi Channels Guide to learn more.
Next is the Network Authentication. Use this drop down box to select WPA-PSK. An even better choice would be to update your firmware to allow for WPA2-PSK. This is the most secure option available for home networks. Read more in our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
A box should now appear called Pre-Shared Key. Use this space to enter your password. We recommend at least 20 characters. Don't use any words in this password and don't use personal information. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.
Once you are finished, click the green Apply button and you are done.
After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.
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