Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-524

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The Dlink DIR-524 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 DIR-524 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-524.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-524

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-524 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-524, follow our Dlink DIR-524 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-524

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.

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Dlink DIR-524 router. To change your wireless network settings click Wireless Settings on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-524

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This is the wifi network page from your Dlink router.

This brings you to the page shown above.

Start off by setting a new Wireless Network Name. This can be whatever you want it to be, however, due to security reasons we strongly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. For more on this topic visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Following that open the drop down menu labeled Wireless Channel and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these options the best ones? Read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next you'll need to set the Security Mode to WPA2-PSK. This will provide you with the strongest security. Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more info.

After choosing the correct security mode option a new option should become available. This should be labeled Password, Passphrase, or Pre-Shared Key. This will serve as your network password and can be anything you like. However keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Save Settings near 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-524 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-524 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-524.We also have the following guides for the same router: