Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2000AP

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The Dlink DWL-2000AP 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-2000AP.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 DWL-2000AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2000AP 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-2000AP, follow our Dlink DWL-2000AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000AP

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.

To setup your WiFi to be more secure, start on the Home page of the Dlink DWL-2000AP router. From there, click the blue button in the left side bar labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page you see here.

  1. Change the SSID. The SSID is the name you create to identify your network. This name should be fairly original but don't use personal info like your name. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.
  2. Be sure you are on Channel 1,6, or 11. If you want to know why you should pick one of these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  3. Change the Authentication to WPA-PSK. This is the best security available for this router. If you want the latest and most secure choice, update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK. To learn the differences in the options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  4. Enter an appropriate Passphrase. This is the password you use to grant access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in your password. Don't forget to use some symbols and numbers along with the letters in your password. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
  5. Re-type your password exactly in the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.
  6. Click the green Apply button.

That's it, 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 DWL-2000AP Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWL-2000AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2000AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: