Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2877AL

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The Dlink DSL-2877AL 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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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.


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-2877AL

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2877AL 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-2877AL, follow our Dlink DSL-2877AL Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2877AL

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.

After logging into the Dlink DSL-2877AL router you should be taken to the Setup page. To change your wireless network's settings click Wireless Setup on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2877AL

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

On this page click the button marked Manual Wireless Connection Setup.

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to the page you see above.

Start out by making sure that the box labeled Wireless Enabled is ticked.

Now you'll need to set the Channel. Uncheck the AutoChannel box and open the drop down menu. The best choices are either 1, 6, or 11. Why? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Next make sure that the Security is set to WPA2. This will provide you with the strongest security. To learn more check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The Cipher Type needs to be set to AES.

Make sure to save your changes before moving on.

Now click the tab labeled Advanced near the top of the page. Then click Advanced Wireless located in the left hand sidebar.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You can now set an SSID. Make sure to do this in the 2.4G section of the page. This will be your network name and can be anything you like. Due to security reasons we strongly recommend avoiding any personal information. For more information be sure to take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just be sure to click Apply before closing 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2877AL.We also have the following guides for the same router: