Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-615

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The Dlink DIR-615 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-615 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-615.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-615

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-615 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-615, follow our Dlink DIR-615 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-615

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-615 router, click the link in the left sidebar labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-615

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You should now be on a page similar to the one you see here. First you may need to click the button near the bottom of the page labeled Manual Wireless Configuration.

First, you should change the Wireless Network Name. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can distinguish it from the others around you. Be creative but try and avoid personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our guide by clicking this link.

If you want to change the Wireless Channel you first need to uncheck the box labeled Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then, use the pull-down list next to Wireless Channel and choose the channel you want to use, be sure that it is channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should be using one of these channels, read the guide about WiFi channels by clicking this link.

Next, find the Security Mode. Use this drop down menu to choose the option of WPA-Personal. To learn more about the security option differences, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

In the section titled WPA use the WPA Mode drop down menu to choose the most secure option of WPA2 Only.

The last thing you need to change is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in your password. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

All that is left to do is click the Save Settings button 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-615 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-615.We also have the following guides for the same router: