Setup WiFi on the Dlink AirPlus DI-524

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The Dlink AirPlus DI-524 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.

Other Dlink AirPlus DI-524 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink AirPlus DI-524 v5.We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

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.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.

Encryption

You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Dlink AirPlus DI-524

To get started configuring the Dlink AirPlus DI-524 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 AirPlus DI-524, follow our Dlink AirPlus DI-524 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink AirPlus DI-524

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

This guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DI-524v5 router. To setup the WiFi, click the choice on the left titled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink AirPlus DI-524

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this new page, the first thing you need to change is the SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. Avoid using personal information in this name. Read our Wireless Names Guide for more information on the SSID.

Below that is the Channel. Be sure you are using channel 1,6, and 11. These three channels don't overlap one another. Refer to our WiFi Channels Guide for more info.

Next is the Authentication. There are four choices here. The best option here is WPA-PSK. An even better option is WPA2-PSK. If you want this security, just update your firmware version to the newest available. To find out the differences in the security modes, refer to our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

You are now asked for a Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your local network. We recommend using at least 20 characters. Mix it up by using some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in the password. Don't use any personal information and don't use any words found in a dictionary. To learn more, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Go ahead and enter the password again in the Confirmed Passphrase box.

Click the green check mark labeled Apply.

Congratulations, you did it!

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

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.

Other Dlink AirPlus DI-524 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink AirPlus DI-524 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink AirPlus DI-524 v5.We also have the following guides for the same router: