Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2730B

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The Dlink DSL-2730B 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-2730B.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-2730B

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2730B 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-2730B, follow our Dlink DSL-2730B Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2730B

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You begin on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DSL-2730B router. To setup the WiFi, click the choice in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2730B

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

A new page appears that looks like the one you see here. Click the button reading Wireless Basics.

You are directed to a new page. First, you should change your SSID. Find the box labeled Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you create so you can find your network from other wireless devices. Be creative and have fun with this name, but avoid using personal information, surrounding wireless devices can see this name. To learn more click the link of Wireless Names.

The next thing you may need to change is the Wireless Channel. Make sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. If you are not on one of these non-overlapping channels, change that by using the pull-down menu titled Wireless Channel. To learn more about these three channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Click Apply to save your settings. Then, in the left sidebar once again click the option of Wireless Settings. Then click the button on this page labeled Wireless security.

You are then taken to a new page, where the first thing you need to do is use the box titled Select SSID to choose the SSID or wireless name you just created on the last page.

Next, in the Security Mode drop down menu choose the option of WPA-Personal. There are several choices here and they vary greatly in their strength. WPA-Personal is the strongest available to home networks. Learn more by reading our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Narrow your WPA choice down even further by using the WPA Mode box to choose the strongest option of WPA2 Only.

Finally, use the box titled WPA Passphrase to enter a new password for your wireless network. This is how you will grant access to your network in the future. Make sure this password is strong, we recommend at least 14-20 characters in length with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in it. To learn more, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

That's it, to save your settings, click the button near the bottom labeled Apply/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 DSL-2730B Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2730B.We also have the following guides for the same router: