Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2640B

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The Dlink DSL-2640B 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 DSL-2640B Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2640B SEA 1.00.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 DSL-2640B

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2640B 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 DSL-2640B, follow our Dlink DSL-2640B Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2640B

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 WiFi guide begins on the DEVICE INFO page of the Dlink DSL-2640B-SEA-1.00 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the option at the top of the page labeled SETUP.

Next, look to the left side of the page, click WIRELESS SETTINGS.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2640B

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page where you can make some basic adjustments to your wireless network settings. First, place your cursor in the box labeled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it when needed. Be creative and name it what you want, but avoid personal information because anyone within range can see this ID. To learn more about the SSID, check out our guide on the topic by clicking this link.

Use the Wireless Channel drop down menu to choose the channel you want to use. Make sure to use channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels do not overlap one another. To learn more about these three channels, read our guide by clicking this link.

Click the Apply button when you are finished. Then click the Advanced tab at the top of the page. Then, in the left sidebar, click Advanced Wireless.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You are then taken to the Wireless Security page. First, use the Select SSID drop down menu to choose the SSID you just created on the previous page.

The Security Mode drop down menu is next, choose the option of WPA2 Only. This is the most secure option available for home networks. To learn more about the security options available, read our guide by clicking this link.

At this point a new box appears asking for the WPA Mode. Select WPA-PSK from the drop down menu.

Finally, enter the Pre-Shared Key in the next box. This is the password you use to access your network. We recommend using at least 14 characters with a mix of symbols, numbers, and letters. To learn more about creating a strong password that is memorable, read our guide on passwords by clicking this link.

Click the Apply button and that's it.

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 DSL-2640B Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSL-2640B info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2640B SEA 1.00.We also have the following guides for the same router: