Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-655

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The Dlink DIR-655 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-655 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-655.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-655

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-655 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-655, follow our Dlink DIR-655 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-655

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.

This WiFi guide begins on the Setup page of the Dlink DIR-655 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the choice in the left sidebar labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-655

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

Click the button at the bottom of this page labeled Manual Wireless Network Setup.

This takes you to a new page where the first thing you need to do is change the Wireless Network Name. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it later on. Be creative but avoid personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our guide by clicking this link.

Now to change the channel if you need to. First, uncheck the box next to Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then use the drop down menu next to Wireless Channel to choose from 1,6, or 11. To learn why these three channels are important, read our guide by clicking this link.

Next is the Security Mode. We recommend using WPA-Personal for home networks. To learn the differences in the security options, read our guide by clicking this link.

In the section titled WPA, choose the option of WPA2 Only.

Set the Cipher Type to AES. This is also sometimes referred to as the encryption method.

After that is the Pre-Shared Key. Use this box to enter a strong password of at least 14-20 characters in length. We also recommend using some symbols, numbers and letters in your password. To learn how to create a strong password that is memorable, read our guide by clicking this link.

That's all there is to it, just click the Save Settings button at the top of the page before you exit.

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-655 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-655.We also have the following guides for the same router: