Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-5220

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The Dlink DCS-5220 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-5220.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-5220

To get started configuring the Dlink DCS-5220 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-5220, follow our Dlink DCS-5220 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-5220

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 starts on the Home page of the Dlink DCS-5220 internet camera. To configure the WiFi settings, click the tab at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then, on the left, choose Network.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-5220

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You are now on the correct page. Scroll down this page until you come to the WLAN configuration. The first thing you need to change is the SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it. For security reasons we recommend not using personal information here. Read more about the SSID by reading our Wireless Names Guide.

The next thing to look at is the Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the only ones you should be using. To learn why, read the WiFi Channels Guide we have available.

Now, find the Security drop down list. The best choice available in this list is WPA-PSK. An even better choice is WPA2-PSK. Updating your firmware should allow for this option. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more information.

You now need to enter a Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you plan on using to gain access to the internet. Make sure that this is a strong password of at least 20 characters. We recommend avoiding personal information. You should also avoid using any real words. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just 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-5220 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-5220.We also have the following guides for the same router: