Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSL-3680

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The Dlink DSL-3680 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-3680.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-3680

To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-3680 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-3680, follow our Dlink DSL-3680 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-3680

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

router dsl settings
This is the dsl page from your Dlink router.

After you have finished logging into the Dlink DSL-3680 router you need to navigate to the Wireless section. To do this you should click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Setup.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSL-3680

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

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. Click the option in the center section titled Manual Wireless Connection Setup (it's close to the bottom of the page.)

The first thing on this new page you need to do is change the Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you create to identify your network. Be creative but avoid personal information. 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 drop down menu to choose the option of WPA-Personal. There are several different options in this menu, if you're interested in learning the differences, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

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

The last setting you need to change is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to gain access to your wireless network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in length. 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-3680 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSL-3680 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSL-3680.We also have the following guides for the same router: