Setup WiFi on the Dlink DHP-W306AV

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The Dlink DHP-W306AV 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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Other Dlink DHP-W306AV Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DHP-W306AV. 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.

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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 DHP-W306AV

To get started configuring the Dlink DHP-W306AV 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 DHP-W306AV, follow our Dlink DHP-W306AV Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DHP-W306AV

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 DHP-W306AV router.

Starting on the DEVICE INFORMATION page of the Dlink DHP-W306AV router, click the option at the top of the page labeled SETUP. Then, looking to the left, pick WIRELESS SETUP.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DHP-W306AV

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DHP-W306AV router.
  • Wireless Network Name - This is the name you give your wireless network. Go ahead and create a unique name, but avoid personal information for security reasons. To learn more about this subject, read our Wireless Names Guide.
  • Wireless Channel - It is important that you choose either channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. To learn more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • Security Mode - Home networks should choose WPA-Personal.
  • The next option should be WPA Mode - The best option here is WPA-PSK. For an even more secure option, update your firmware to allow for WPA2-PSK. To learn the differences in the security modes, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  • You are now asked what Cipher Type you want. We recommend using AES. This is considered the most secure.
  • Passphrase - This is the password you want to use to access your network. This is also used to encrypt your private data, so it needs to be strong. We recommend at least 20 characters. To learn more about creating a strong password, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, you're done, all that is left is to click the Save Settings button.

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 DHP-W306AV Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DHP-W306AV info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DHP-W306AV. We also have the following guides for the same router: