Setup WiFi on the Dlink DP-311U

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The Dlink DP-311U 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 DP-311U Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DP-311U. 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 DP-311U

To get started configuring the Dlink DP-311U 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 DP-311U, follow our Dlink DP-311U Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DP-311U

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 DP-311U router.

To configure the WiFi settings, you start on the Home page of the Dlink DP-311U print server. First, click the option at the top of the page labeled Configuration, then Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DP-311U

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This is the wifi network page from your Dlink DP-311U router.

You are now on the correct page to change the WiFi settings.

Scroll down until you see the section titled Wireless Interface. The Connection Mode can be kept at Infrastructure.

Change the ESS-ID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it when needed. Be creative but avoid personal information. Don't use personal information because anyone within range can see it. To learn more about the ESS-ID, read our guide, just click this link.

Change the Wireless Channel by opening the pull down menu and choosing the proper channel. If you have any neighbors at all, we recommend using only channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why these channels are the only ones you should be using, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

This print server only allows for WEP security. This is a very weak form of security. We strongly recommend not using WEP. You should update your firmware to allow for a more secure form of security such as WPA2.

Once you have make the appropriate changes, click the link near the bottom labeled Save.

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 DP-311U Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DP-311U info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DP-311U. We also have the following guides for the same router: