Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-1700AP

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The Dlink DWL-1700AP 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 DWL-1700AP.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 DWL-1700AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-1700AP 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 DWL-1700AP, follow our Dlink DWL-1700AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-1700AP

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.

This guide begins on the Home Wizard page of the Dlink DWL-1700AP router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-1700AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here.

  1. Change the SSID. This is referring to the name you give your wireless network so that you can find it again later. Don't use personal information here but go ahead and have fun with this name. To learn more about the SSID, click this link.
  2. Below that is the Channel. Be sure you are on the Channel of 1,6, or 11. To learn more about how to choose the correct channel, read our guide by clicking this link.
  3. Next is the WEP. This is the type of security you plan on using to secure your network. We highly recommend that you do not use WEP. This is the most unsecure form of network security. Read WEP vs. WPA Guide for more information on the the different security options. Our recommendation is update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK.
  4. Finally, click the Apply button at the bottom of 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 DWL-1700AP Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWL-1700AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-1700AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: