Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-5300W

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The Dlink DCS-5300W 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-5300W. 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-5300W

To get started configuring the Dlink DCS-5300W 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-5300W, follow our Dlink DCS-5300W Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-5300W

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 DCS-5300W router.

This WiFi guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DCS-5300W internet camera. First, click the choice on the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then, looking to the left, pick Network.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-5300W

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This is the setup page from your Dlink DCS-5300W router.

Scroll down this new page until you come to the WLAN Configuration section.

First you need to change the SSID. The SSID is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. We recommend that you do not use personal information for safety reasons. To learn more about SSIDs, read the Wireless Names Guide.

Next, skip down to the Channel. Make sure you are on one of the non-overlapping channels. These channels are 1,6, and 11. To learn why it is important that your channels do not overlap with neighbors, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

We now recommend that you update your firmware version of this camera to allow for a better security mode. This version only allows for very basic security encryption for your data. Updating your firmware should allow you to use WPA2-PSK. Read our guide on WEP vs. WPA for more information.

If you have decided to upgrade your firmware you should now have to enter a Pre-Shared Key. This is your password you will use when you want to access the internet. Create a strong password of at least 20 characters. To learn how to create a strong password that is memorable, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Click the green button at the bottom of the page labeled Apply.

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-5300W Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-5300W. We also have the following guides for the same router: