Setup WiFi on the Dlink DPG-2000W

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The Dlink DPG-2000W 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DPG-2000W.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 DPG-2000W

To get started configuring the Dlink DPG-2000W 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 DPG-2000W, follow our Dlink DPG-2000W Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DPG-2000W

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.

Begin on the Home or Status page of the Dlink DPG-2000W. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option labeled Settings at the top of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DPG-2000W

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This is the reset page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page similar to the one you see above. Go to the section titled Wireless radio settings. We strongly recommend that you update your firmware to allow for a better WiFi security option. WEP is extremely easy to crack with today's technology. Please read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

To change the SSID/network name, just enter a new name in the box. It doesn't really matter what you enter here. This acts as your identification. Don't use personal information as it can be seen by any wireless device in the area. To learn more about this topic, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Locate the Default channel drop-down menu and check to be sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. If you are not on one of these three channels, tick the radio button titled Manual next to Operation Mode. This allows you to change your channel, select the appropriate channel from the available drop down menu. To learn why you should only be using channels 1,6, and 11, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

To save the changes you have made, click the green Apply button near the bottom of the page.

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 DPG-2000W Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DPG-2000W info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DPG-2000W.We also have the following guides for the same router: