Setup WiFi on the Dlink DVG-N5402SP

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The Dlink DVG-N5402SP 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 DVG-N5402SP.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 DVG-N5402SP

To get started configuring the Dlink DVG-N5402SP 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 DVG-N5402SP, follow our Dlink DVG-N5402SP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DVG-N5402SP

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 router.

Starting on the Status page of the Dlink DVG-N5402SP router, click the link near the top of the page labeled SETUP.

This opens a new set of choices in the left sidebar. Pick Wireless Setup from the sidebar. If another sub-menu appears, click Wireless Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DVG-N5402SP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This directs you to a page like the one you see above.

The first thing you need to change is the Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you give your network so that you can identify your network when needed. Be creative but avoid personal information. For more on this topic, click this link.

After that, locate the Wireless Channel. Be sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should always be using one of these three channels, read our guide on the topic called WiFi Channels.

Click the ong>Apply button at the bottom of the page.

Now go back to the left sidebar and click the option of Wireless Setup. In the sub menu that pops up, click the option of Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page where you can make adjustments to your security options.

In the drop down menu titled Wireless Security Mode click the option of WPA2 Only To learn why this is the best choice, click this link.

For WPA Mode, choose WPA2 Personal.

Choose AES for the Encryption Mode.

The last thing you need to do is change the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you use to access your network. We recommend using 14-20 characters and a mix of symbols, numbers, and letters. To learn more read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it, just click the Apply button and you are finished.

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 DVG-N5402SP Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DVG-N5402SP.We also have the following guides for the same router: