The Dlink DI-784 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-784 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-784, follow our Dlink DI-784 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Starting on the Home Wizard page of the Dlink DI-784 router click the choice on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.
On this new page, change the SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it later on. Be creative but don't use any personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.
Below that is the Channel drop down list. Be sure it is on channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
Now, find the Authentication. This is the security mode. We recommend using the WPA-PSK. To learn what the differences are, read the WEP vs. WPA Guide.
A box now appears that asks for a Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your wireless network. Be sure this password is more than 14 characters long. This password should contain a mix of symbols, numbers, and letters. To learn more about this, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Enter this password one more time in the Confirmed Passphrase box.
That's it, just click the Apply button and 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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