Setup WiFi on the Dlink BCM96358

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The Dlink BCM96358 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink BCM96358.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 BCM96358

To get started configuring the Dlink BCM96358 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 BCM96358, follow our Dlink BCM96358 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink BCM96358

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

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This is the status page from your Dlink router.

Start on the Home page of the Dlink BCM96358 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link titled Local Network at the top of the page. Then Wireless under that.

At this point, look at the right side of the page. You should see three choices titled Overview, Settings, and Advanced. Make sure you are on the Overview page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink BCM96358

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this page, change the Wireless Network. This is the SSID or the name you give your local network so that you can identify it later on. Go ahead and create a name you like here, but avoid personal information. To learn more about this subject, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Now skip down to the Security drop down list. Choose the option of Password Protected (WPA2). To learn what this is and why it is the best option, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

After you have done this, the next box should read something like, WPA Key, or Password. Go ahead and create a strong password here. We recommend using at least 20 characters here. To learn how to create a strong password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all for this page, just click the OK button at the bottom of the page.

Next, click the link on the right side of the page labeled Settings.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

The only thing you need to look at on this page is the Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. Overlap causes a lot of interference, but completely sharing a channel does not. Refer to our WiFi Channels Guide for more information.

After you have done this, click the OK button.

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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink BCM96358.We also have the following guides for the same router: