Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-826L

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The Dlink DIR-826L 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-826L Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-826L.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-826L

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-826L 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-826L, follow our Dlink DIR-826L Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-826L

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 router.

For the Dlink DIR-826L router you begin on the INTERNET CONNECTION page. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link on the left side of the page labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.

This directs you to a page where you need to click the button near the bottom of the page labeled Manual Wireless Network Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-826L

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You are then directed to a page like the one you see here.

You did it, that's all there is to it, just click the Save Settings button in order to save all your changes.

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-826L Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-826L.We also have the following guides for the same router: