Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-524v3

The Dlink DI-524v3 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-524v3

To get started configuring the Dlink DI-524v3 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-524v3, follow our Dlink DI-524v3 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-524v3

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

You begin on then Home page of the Dlink DI-524v3 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option on the left labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-524v3

  1. Find the box labeled SSID. This is the name you use to identify your network from the others around you. Don't use any personal information here. Learn more by reading our Wireless Names Guide.
  2. Below that is the Channel. Be sure you are using the correct channel of 1,6, and 11. These channels are the only ones that should be being used, read our WiFi Channels Guide to learn why.
  3. Drop down to the Security choices. The best option here is WPA-PSK. Updating your firmware would allow for WPA2-PSK which is the best option for home networks. Learn more by reading our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  4. A box should now appear that reads Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your wireless network. Be sure to use at least 20 characters here. Avoid personal information. Avoid any words found in a dictionary. Use at least one symbol, capital letter, and number. To learn more, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.
  5. Click the Apply button when you are finished.

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.

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