The Dlink DSL-G604T 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-G604T 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-G604T, follow our Dlink DSL-G604T Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
This WiFi guide begins on the Home Wizard page of the Dlink DSL-G604T router. Then, click the blue button on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.
On this page use the SSID box to enter a new name. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it later on. The only thing you need to be aware of is that others can see this name so don't use personal information. To learn more about this topic, read our guide labeled Wireless Names.
Below that is the Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels do not overlap each other and therefore don't cause interference. To learn why everyone should use these three channels, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.
Next is the Security. There are three options here, to learn the difference, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide. We recommend using the option of WPA. An even better choice would be to upgrade your firmware version to allow for WPA2.
You will then need to enter a Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to access your wireless network. This is also used in the encryption method so it needs to be strong. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters with a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters. To learn more on how to create a strong password that is also memorable, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
When you are finished, click the green Apply button at the bottom of the page.
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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