Setup WiFi on the Dlink DAP-3520

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The Dlink DAP-3520 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 DAP-3520. 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.


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 DAP-3520

To get started configuring the Dlink DAP-3520 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 DAP-3520, follow our Dlink DAP-3520 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DAP-3520

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 DAP-3520 router.

You begin on the Device Information page of the Dlink DAP-3520 router. To setup the WiFi, click the Basic Settings file on the left. Then, beneath that, choose Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DAP-3520

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DAP-3520 router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see above. The first thing you can change is the Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your network so that you can distinguish it from the others around you. Don't use any personal information in this name. Read our Wireless Names Guide for more information.

Now find and turn off the Auto Channel Selection. Then under that in the drop down list titled Channel select either channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why these channels are important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Find the drop down list titled Authentication. Choose WPA-Personal. This is the best option for home networks, to learn why, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

A new box now appears called the PassPhrase Settings. In the drop down list titled WPA Mode choose WPA2 Only.

Choose AES in the Cipher Type list.

The PassPhrase is next. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. Create a strong password of at least 20 characters. Take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more information.

Re-type in the password you just created in the box labeled Confirm PassPhrase.

Click the Save when you are finished.

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 DAP-3520 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DAP-3520 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DAP-3520. We also have the following guides for the same router: