Setup WiFi on the Dlink DPR-1260

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The Dlink DPR-1260 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 DPR-1260 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DPR-1260.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 DPR-1260

To get started configuring the Dlink DPR-1260 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 DPR-1260, follow our Dlink DPR-1260 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DPR-1260

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.

You should begin on the DEVICE INFO page of the Dlink DPR-1260. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option at the top of the page labeled SETUP.

Then, in the left sidebar, click WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DPR-1260

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. First use the Wireless Network Name (SSID) drop-down menu to choose the option of Enter Manually. Then, to the right of that, enter a new network name. This name is the name you create to identify your local network. Don't use personal information here because it can be seen by your neighbors. To learn more about this topic, read our guide by clicking this link.

Next, choose the Security Mode. The best choice here is WPA2. Read our guide on the differences for more information, WEP vs. WPA.

A new box should appear at this point asking for the Cipher Type. This is the style of encryption you plan on using. We recommend the more secure option of AES.

The last box is called PSK. This is the password you will use to gain access to your wireless network. We recommend at least 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in it. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our guide on this subject by clicking this link.

Finally, click the Save button when you are finished.

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 DPR-1260 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DPR-1260 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DPR-1260.We also have the following guides for the same router: