The Dlink DI-514v2 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Dlink DI-514v2 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 DI-514v2, follow our Dlink DI-514v2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
You begin on the Home page of the Dlink DI-514v2 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.
On this page, use the box titled SSID to enter a new name. This name will help you identify your network from the other ones around you. Read our guide titled Wireless Names for more information.
Next is the Channel. Be sure to use channels 1,6, and 11. These are the most number of channels you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. To learn more, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.
Under this is the WEP Encryption. We strongly recommend against using WEP, it is extremely insecure. Our recommendation is to update your firmware to allow for a more secure encryption, such as WPA2-PSK.
Click the Apply button when you are finished.
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.
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