Setup WiFi on the Dlink DIR-880L

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The Dlink DIR-880L 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-880L Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-880L.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-880L

To get started configuring the Dlink DIR-880L 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-880L, follow our Dlink DIR-880L Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-880L

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.

This wireless setup guide for the Dlink DIR-880L router starts on the Home page. To begin configuring your wireless settings, click Settings near the top of the page, and then Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DIR-880L

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to the page you see above.

Start by setting a Wi-Fi Name (SSID). This will be your network identification and can be anything you like. However we recommend avoiding any personal information. To learn more, check out our Wireless Names Guide.

Now you need to set a Password. A strong password consists of 14-20 characters and contains no personal information. For more helpful tips, see our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Next be sure that the Security Mode is set to WPA2-Personal. If WPA2-Personal alone is not an option, we recommend that you update your firmware. To learn why, take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally, be sure to set the Wi-Fi Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Check out our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

That's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Save near the top of the page before leaving.

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-880L Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-880L info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DIR-880L.We also have the following guides for the same router: