Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-724U

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The Dlink DI-724U 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.

Other Dlink DI-724U Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DI-724U.We also have the following guides for the same router:

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-724U

To get started configuring the Dlink DI-724U 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-724U, follow our Dlink DI-724U Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-724U

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

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

This WiFi guide starts on the Home page of the Dlink DI-724U. First, look in the left sidebar, under the picture of the router. Here, you see at least five links. Choose the one titled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-724U

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

The first section is titled Wireless Settings. In this section, change the SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. Go ahead and be creative here, but avoid personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Now use the channel drop down menu to choose the channel you want to be on. Make sure it is channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why these three channels are important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

At the bottom of this section is a line titled Security Mode. The most secure option today is WPA-PSK.

Once this is done, scroll down the page to find the section titled WPA. In this section, the first thing the router asks is to narrow down your WPA choice. The best security option is WPA2 Only.

Next is the Cipher Type. This is the style of encryption you plan on using. The possible choices are TKIP and AES. We recommend using the more secure option of AES.

Now the Passphrase. This is the password you will use to gain access to your network. This is also used in the encryption method and should be a strong password of at least 14-20 characters in length. This password should contain a list of numbers, letters, and symbols. To learn more about this, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Re-type your password in the box reading Confirm Passphrase.

That's it, congratulations. Just don't forget to click the green Apply button before exiting.

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-724U Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DI-724U info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DI-724U.We also have the following guides for the same router: