The Dlink DI-714P+ 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-714P+ 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-714P+, follow our Dlink DI-714P+ Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Beginning on the Home page of the Dlink DI-714P+ router, click the option to the left labeled Wireless.
On this new page, change the Network ID(SSID). This is the name you give your local wireless network so you can recognize it. Be creative, but don't use personal information here. Read our guide titled Wireless Names for more information.
Now check the Channel. We recommend using channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the wireless spectrum without overlap. Read our WiFi Channels Guide for more on this topic.
This particular firmware version does not allow for any security except WEP. WEP is very weak with today's technology. We strongly recommend that you update your firmware to allow for WPA2-PSK.
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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