Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSM-G600v2

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The Dlink DSM-G600v2 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.

Other Dlink DSM-G600v2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSM-G600v2.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 DSM-G600v2

To get started configuring the Dlink DSM-G600v2 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 DSM-G600v2, follow our Dlink DSM-G600v2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSM-G600v2

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 begins on the Home page of the Dlink DSM-G600v2 router. To change your wireless network settings click Wireless on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSM-G600v2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You should be taken to the page shown above.

Begin by setting an SSID. This will serve as your network identification and can be whatever you want. However, due to security reasons we highly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. For more on this topic visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel. This needs to be set to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

After that open the drop down menu labeled Security Mode and choose WPA2-PSK. This option will provide you with the best security. Why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more. If the option WPA2-PSK is not an option, we highly recommend updating your firmware.

Finally, a setting labeled Passphrase will appear. This will be the password that protects your wireless network, so be sure that it's strong. Some good guidelines to follow are keeping it 14-20 characters in length and avoiding the use of any personal information. When you've decided on a password be sure to also enter it into the Confirm Passphrase box. For more help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! You're finished. Just don't forget 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.

Other Dlink DSM-G600v2 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSM-G600v2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSM-G600v2.We also have the following guides for the same router: