Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-412

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The Dlink DIR-412 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-412.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 DIR-412

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-412 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-412, follow our Dlink DIR-412 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-412

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.

Beginning on the INTERNET CONNECTION page of the Dlink DIR-412 router. To setup the WiFi, click the link on the left side of the page labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-412

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You are then taken to a page that looks like the one you see above. Click the button labeled Manual Wireless Network Setup.

This, in turn, takes you to a page that we do not have. On this new page, go to the section titled WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS. Then find the Wireless Network Name. This is the name you create to identify your wireless network. Be creative, but don't use any personal information. To learn more about this, read our guide titled Wireless Names.

Below that is the Enable Auto Channel Selection. If you want to change the channel, uncheck this box. Then below that in the Wireless Channel pull-down menu, choose from channels 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlapping. Be sure you are on one of these channels. To learn more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

The next section is titled WIRELESS SECURITY MODE. Use the pull-down menu next to Security Mode to choose WPA2 Only. To learn the differences in the security modes, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Now use the Cipher Type drop down menu to choose AES. AES is considered the most secure form of encryption.

Choose PSK from the PSK/EAP.

Finally, place your cursor in the Network Key box. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters. Use a combination of numbers, symbols, and letters in this password. To learn more about creating a strong and memorable password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Click Save Settings before you exit 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 DIR-412 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-412.We also have the following guides for the same router: