The Dlink DI-624v2 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-624v2 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-624v2, follow our Dlink DI-624v2 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-624v2 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.
On this new page, find the SSID and enter an appropriate name in the box. This name is the name you are giving your network so you can identify it later on. Refer to our Wireless Names Guide for more info on the SSID.
Under that is the Channel. There is only room in the spectrum for up to three channels that don't overlap due to how wide the channels are. These channels are 1,6, and 11. Be sure to use one of these three channels. To learn more about this topic, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
Next is the Authentication. There are four possible choices here, the best option is WPA-PSK. If you want the best security for today's technology, we recommend updating your firmware. To learn more about the different security options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
Now a Passphrase box appears. Use this to enter a strong password. This password is not only used to grant access to your network, but to encrypt your private information. Make this password strong at least 20 characters. Learn more about this by reading our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Enter the password again in the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.
Tick Apply in the lower right corner.
That's it, 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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