Setup WiFi on the Dlink DI-774

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The Dlink DI-774 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-774 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DI-774. 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.


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-774

To get started configuring the Dlink DI-774 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-774, follow our Dlink DI-774 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-774

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 DI-774 router.

Beginning on the Home page of the Dlink DI-774 router, click the choice on the left of the screen labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DI-774

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DI-774 router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. First, change the default SSID. This is the name you give your home network so that you can find it again later. While you should be creative, don't use personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next, use the drop down list labeled Channel. Make sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels should be used if you have any neighbors. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that is the Authentication. We recommend WPA-PSK. This is the best option for this router. If you want the most up to date security option, update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK. To learn the about the differences in the security options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Now enter a Passphrase. This is the password you are to use to gain access to your network. This password should be strong. At least 14-20 characters long and include some symbols, numbers, and letters. To learn more about passwords and how to make them strong, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Re-enter this password in the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.

That's all there is to it, just click the Apply button and 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.

Other Dlink DI-774 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DI-774 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DI-774. We also have the following guides for the same router: