Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-3220G

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The Dlink DCS-3220G 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-3220G.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 DCS-3220G

To get started configuring the Dlink DCS-3220G 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-3220G, follow our Dlink DCS-3220G Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-3220G

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 Home page of the Dlink DCS-3220G internet camera. To configure the WiFi settings, click the blue tab at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then, on the left side of the page choose Network.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-3220G

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You are now on the Network settings page of this camera. Scroll down until you come to the WLAN Configuration. In this section, the first box is titled SSID. This is the name you give your internet connection so that you can find it when necessary. We recommend avoiding personal information in this name. To learn more about the SSID, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Now to change the Channel. Use this drop down list to choose from channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels should be used by everyone unless you don't have any neighbors, then it doesn't really matter what channel you use. To learn more about this topic, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

This camera only offers the most basic security. We recommend this guide on how to update your firmware to allow for a more up-to-date security system. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more information. The security option you want is WPA2-PSK.

Once you have upgraded your firmware and can use WPA2-PSK, you will need to enter a password for your security system. We recommend a strong password of at least 20 characters. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

You now have a much more secure system, go ahead and click the green Apply button before you exit.

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-3220G Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-3220G.We also have the following guides for the same router: