Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-524

The Dlink DI-524 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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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 DI-524

To get started configuring the Dlink DI-524 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-524, follow our Dlink DI-524 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-524

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

To configure the WiFi settings for the Dlink DI-524 router, you begin on the Home page. From here, just click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-524

On this page, find the SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it later on. Don't use personal information here. Read more about the SSID in this guide, Wireless Names.

Next is the Channel. This drop down menu has a list of available channels. There are only three that don't overlap one another. Use channel 1,6, and 11. To learn why you should only be using one of these channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Under that is the Security. Choose the option of WPA-PSK. An even better option would be WPA2-PSK, which you could get if you update your firmware. Take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more information on the differences in the security modes.

Now enter the Passphrase you want associated with your wireless network. This password should be a strong one of at least 20 characters. To learn more about strong and memorable passwords, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Go ahead and enter the password again in the Confirmed Passphrase box.

Finally, click the green Apply button when you are done.

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 DI-524 Info

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