Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-605L

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The Dlink DIR-605L 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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Other Dlink DIR-605L Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-605L. 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.

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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-605L

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-605L 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-605L, follow our Dlink DIR-605L Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-605L

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

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This is the status page from your Dlink DIR-605L router.

Once you have finished logging into the Dlink DIR-605L router you are taken to a page titled Current Network Settings. Click the button near the bottom of the page labeled Manual Setup.

Now take a look at the top of the page and click SETUP.

This creates a set of links in the left sidebar. Choose the one titled Wireless Connection.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-605L

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DIR-605L router.

Click the button titled Manual Wireless Connection Setup.

You should now be on a page similar to the one you see above.

  • The first setting that needs to be changed is titled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you see when trying to find a network to connect to. This name is your ID and needs to be unique. It doesn't matter what you enter here but we suggest avoiding router and personal info. To learn more check out this Wireless Name Guide.
  • Next if you are interested in changing your Wireless Channel this is your chance. Uncheck the box titled Enable Auto Channel Selection. Then use the Wireless Channel drop down list to choose the appropriate channel. For the best possible chance of good reception we recommend using channels 1, 6, or 11. Learn more in this guide.
  • Now take a look at the Security Mode drop down list. For the best security, choose Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Find out why in this guide.
  • Set the Cipher Type to AES.
  • Go ahead and set the PSK/EAP to PSK.
  • The Network Key is next. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters. If you need help in this, check out our Password Guide.

Click the Save Settings button 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-605L Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-605L info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-605L. We also have the following guides for the same router: