Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2680

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The Dlink DSL-2680 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 DSL-2680.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-2680

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2680 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-2680, follow our Dlink DSL-2680 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2680

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 begin on the DEVICE INFO page of the Dlink DSL-2680 router. To configure the wireless settings, click the link at the top of the page labeled SETUP. Then, Wireless Setup in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2680

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

Tick the option of Manual Wireless Network Setup.

On this next page, find the box titled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it when needed. Be creative here, but avoid personal information because others can see this name. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled Wireless Names.

If you want to change the channel you broadcast on, first uncheck the box labeled Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then, use the box titled Wireless Channel to choose the channel you want to use. Make sure you use one of three channels, 1,6, or 11. To learn why this is important, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Next, drop down to the next section and use the Security Mode pull down menu to choose the option of WPA-Personal. To learn the different options in this menu, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Use the WPA Mode menu to choose the strongest option of WPA2 Only.

The last thing you need to change from the default value is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you will use to gain access to your local network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in length. This password should contain a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in it. This can be a lot of fun, to show you how, we've created a guide titled Choosing a Strong Password to help you.

Click Apply Settings to save your changes, you also need to restart the router in order for these changes to take effect.

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-2680 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2680.We also have the following guides for the same router: