Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-2900AL

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The Dlink DSL-2900AL 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-2900AL. 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.


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-2900AL

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2900AL 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-2900AL, follow our Dlink DSL-2900AL Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2900AL

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 DSL-2900AL router.

The wireless setup guide for the Dlink DSL-2900AL router starts on the Home page. Begin configuring your wireless settings by clicking Settings at the top of the page. From there click Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-2900AL

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink DSL-2900AL router.

You should be taken to a new page.

We will be focusing only in the 2.4GHz section of the page.

Start off by setting a Wi-Fi Name (SSID). This can be anything you want, however we highly recommend that you avoid any sort of personal information. To learn more take a look at our Wireless Names Guide.

Next you'll need to set a Password. This can be anything you like. We know a strong password can be hard to come up with on your own so we've created a guide to help you out.

Now for the Security Mode. Set this to WPA2-(Personal). If this option is not available we strongly suggest that you update your firmware. To learn why this is important check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Finally, set the Wi-Fi Channel to 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide.

That's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Save near the top of the page before leaving.

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-2900AL Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-2900AL. We also have the following guides for the same router: