Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-600L

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The Dlink DIR-600L 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-600L Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-600L.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-600L

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-600L 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-600L, follow our Dlink DIR-600L Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-600L

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the lan page from your Dlink router.

This guide starts here on the home page of the Dlink DIR-600L router. To change the WiFi settings to make your network more secure, click the link at the top of the page labeled SETUP.

Now look in the left sidebar. Choose the option of Wireless Connection.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-600L

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this new page, click the link at the bottom of the page labeled Manual Wireless Connection Setup.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

The first section on this new page is labeled WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP. Don't use this. WPS makes your network easier to hack. Check out our What is WPS guide to learn more.

The next section is titled WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS. In this section the first thing you need to do is enter a new SSID. This is your network work name is visible to your neighbors. Learn more about this in our Wireless Names guide.

If you want to change your Wireless Channel, now is the time. First, uncheck the Enable Auto Channel Selection box. Then choose the channel you want to use from the Wireless Channel drop down list. Make sure you only use channels 1,6 or 11. Learn why in our WiFi Channels guide.

The next section it titled WIRELESS SECURITY MODE. We recommend choose the option of Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). If this is unavailable we recommend updating your firmware to allow for it. If you need to know the difference between WPA, WEP, and WPA2 check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Now set the Cipher Type to AES.

In the PSK/EAP drop down list choose PSK. This means you will be using an Internet password.

Finally you need to enter a new Network Key. This is the Internet password. Make sure this is a complex password. For help on this topic follow the tips in our Choosing a Strong Password guide.

That's all that needs to be done on this page. Simply scroll back to the top of the page and click the Save Settings button to apply the changes you have made to your router.

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-600L Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-600L info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-600L.We also have the following guides for the same router: