Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-660

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The Dlink DIR-660 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-660 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-660. 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-660

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-660 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-660, follow our Dlink DIR-660 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-660

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-660 router.

Starting on the Internet Connection page of the Dlink DIR-660 router, click the selection of WIRELESS SETTINGS in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-660

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DIR-660 router.

At the bottom of this page click the button that reads Manual Wireless Network Setup. This takes you to a new page where there are some things that need to be changed.

  1. The Wireless Network Name should be changed from the default name. This is the name that you create so that you can identify it later on. Go ahead and be creative, just avoid personal information. To learn more about this, read our Wireless Names guide.
  2. To change the Wireless Channel you'll first need to uncheck the box labeled Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then, in the Wireless Channel pull-down list, choose the channel you plan on using. Make sure that it is either channel 1,6, or 11. To learn more about why, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  3. Now find the Security Mode and select WPA-Personal for your network. To learn more about this topic, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  4. Next, set the WPA Mode to WPA2 Only.
  5. Set the Cipher Type to AES.
  6. The last thing you need to do is change the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your wireless network. Refer to our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just don't forget to click the Save Settings button before exiting.

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-660 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-660 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-660. We also have the following guides for the same router: