Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2

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The Dlink DCS-1000Wv2 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 DCS-1000Wv2.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 DCS-1000Wv2

To get started configuring the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2 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 DCS-1000Wv2, follow our Dlink DCS-1000Wv2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2

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.

This guide begins on the Status page of the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2 router. Click the tab at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then on the left, choose System.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

First, find the box titled Network Name. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. Create a unique name but avoid personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next, is the Wireless Channel. Be sure you are on either channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why these channels are important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

This camera does not allow for the encryption of WPA2 PSK. To remedy this, update your firmware. To learn more about this read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

When you are finished, click the Apply button 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 DCS-1000Wv2 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DCS-1000Wv2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-1000Wv2.We also have the following guides for the same router: