The Dlink DI-524v4 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-524v4 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-524v4, follow our Dlink DI-524v4 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DI-524v4 router. To setup the WiFi, click the blue button in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.
First, on this page, find the SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on when needed. Avoid using any personal information, this may make you more of a target. Learn more by reading our Wireless Names Guide.
Second, is the Channel. Use this drop down menu to choose either channel 1,6, and 11. To learn why you should be using only these three channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.
Now, drop down to the Security menu. Select the option of WPA2. This is the most secure option available for home networks. Read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for more information.
Unfortunately I am unable to see the rest of the options for this page. There should be a box that appears asking for a Pre-Shared Key or Passphrase. This is the password, go ahead and enter a strong password here, at least 20 characters. To learn more about this, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Click the green 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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