Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2890AL

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The Dlink DSL-2890AL 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-2890AL.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-2890AL

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2890AL 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-2890AL, follow our Dlink DSL-2890AL Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2890AL

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.

This guide starts on the Home page of the Dlink DSL-2890AL router. To change your wireless network settings click Wireless Settings on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2890AL

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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 setup page from your Dlink router.
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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink router.

You should be taken to the page shown above.

Start out by setting a Wireless Network Name. This can be whatever you like, however due to security reasons we strongly suggest avoiding the use of any personal information. For more help be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Wireless Channel. First, uncheck the box marked Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then open the drop down list and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

After that you'll need to set the Security Mode to WPA-Personal.

This opens a new section.

Now set the WPA Mode to WPA2. This option will provide you with the best security. Want to know why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Set the Cipher Type to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set the Pre-Shared Key. This will serve as your network password and can be anything you want it to be. However keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length an includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Save Settings 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-2890AL.We also have the following guides for the same router: