Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-635

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The Dlink DIR-635 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-635 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-635. 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-635

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-635 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-635, follow our Dlink DIR-635 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-635

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 DIR-635 router.

You begin on the INTERNET CONNECTION page of the Dlink DIR-635 router. To configure the WiFi settings click the link in the left side of the page labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-635

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DIR-635 router.

Click the button in the middle section that reads Manual Wireless Network Setup. This opens up a new page similar to the one you see above. Settings that need to be changed are:

  • The Wireless Network Name - This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can find it again later when needed. Be creative when coming up with a name, but avoid personal information. Take a look at our guide on the topic by clicking this link.
  • The Wireless Channel - This is easily changed if you need better WiFi reception. First, uncheck the box labeled Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then, use the Wireless Channel drop down list to choose from channel 1,6, or 11. These channels are the only ones you should be using. To learn more about this topic, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • The Security Mode - Use this drop down list to choose the option of WPA-Personal. There are several choices here, and to learn the differences, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  • WPA Mode should be set to WPA2 Only. This is the most secure option for your home network.
  • Set the Cipher Type to AES.
  • 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 symbols, letters, and numbers. Don't use personal information. Don't use any real words found in a dictionary. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

Click the Save Settings button close to the top of the page.

That's it, congratulations.

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-635 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-635. We also have the following guides for the same router: