Setup WiFi on the Dlink DSR-500N

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The Dlink DSR-500N 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 DSR-500N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSR-500N. 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 DSR-500N

To get started configuring the Dlink DSR-500N 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 DSR-500N, follow our Dlink DSR-500N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSR-500N

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 DSR-500N router.

We begin this guide on the Status page of the Dlink DSR-500N router. To start out click Setup near the top of the page. From there click Wizard in the left hand sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DSR-500N

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This is the wifi network page from your Dlink DSR-500N router.

On this page click the option labeled Manual Wireless Network Setup.

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink DSR-500N router.

You should be taken the page shown above.

The first thing you'll need to do is set an SSID. This will be your network name and can be anything you want. However, due to security reasons we strongly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next open the drop down list marked Security and choose WPA2. This option will provide you with the best security. Why? Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to find out.

The Encryption needs to be set to AES.

After that be sure that the Authentication is set to PSK.

Lastly you'll need to set a WPA Password. This can be whatever you like, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! Congratulations. Just don't forget to click Save Settings before leaving 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 DSR-500N Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSR-500N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DSR-500N. We also have the following guides for the same router: