Setup WiFi on the Dlink DCS-G900

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The Dlink DCS-G900 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.

Other Dlink DCS-G900 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-G900.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-G900

To get started configuring the Dlink DCS-G900 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-G900, follow our Dlink DCS-G900 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-G900

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.

Starting on the Home page, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then, looking to the left, click the option of Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DCS-G900

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this new page, find the box titled SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can determine which is your network later on. We recommend not using personal information here for security reasons. To learn more about the SSID's read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next, you should check the Channel. Everyone who has neighbors should be using channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. Overlapping channels cause a lot more interference than completely sharing a channel due to channel sharing software built into routers. To learn more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

The next section is titled Encryption. Make sure that the radio dot titled Disable is blank.

Tick the radio button labeled WPA-PSK. This is the best security option for this version. If you want a better security option, update your firmware to allow for WPA2-PSK. To learn more about the different security options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally, enter a Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you will use to access your wireless network. We recommend using at least 20 characters. The longer your password, the stronger it will be. Don't use any real words found in a dictionary either. To learn how to create a strong password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, but before you exit, click the Apply button in the lower right corner of the page.

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-G900 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DCS-G900 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DCS-G900.We also have the following guides for the same router: