Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-300NRU

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The Dlink DIR-300NRU 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-300NRU.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 DIR-300NRU

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-300NRU 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 DIR-300NRU, follow our Dlink DIR-300NRU Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-300NRU

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.

You begin on the Home page of the Dlink DIR-300NRU router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option on this page labeled Configure Wi-Fi.

At this point a new set of choices appears. The blue tab labeled Wi-Fi should be highlighted. Now click the lighter blue tab underneath labeled Basic settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-300NRU

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this new page, use the box labeled SSID to enter a new name. This is the name you create to identify your network. Be creative but avoid using personal information. If you want to learn more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Beneath that, there is a Country drop down list. Choose the country in which you live.

Using the Channel drop down list be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. These are the only three channels you should be on to avoid interference from your neighbors wireless networks. To learn why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

That's all that needs to be changed on this page, just click the Change button in the lower right corner of the page. Then Save at the top of the page in the center.

Now, look back at the top of the page and click the light blue tab labeled Security settings.

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see in the screenshot above.

The first thing you need to change on this page is the Network Authentication. There are several choices here. To learn what the differences are, click the link titled WEP vs. WPA. Our recommendation is the use of WPA2-PSK. This is considered the most secure option today.

Next is the Encryption Key PSK. This is the password you are to use to gain access to your wireless network. This is also used in the encryption process and needs to be strong. We recommend at least 14-20 characters in length with a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters. To learn more about the password, click the link titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Under that, you can set the WPA Encryption. There is TKIP and AES, between those, the choice of AES is the best.

Click the Change button in the lower right corner of the page. Then click Save at the top of the page.

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 DIR-300NRU Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-300NRU info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-300NRU.We also have the following guides for the same router: