Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2000APv2

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The Dlink DWL-2000APv2 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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Other Dlink DWL-2000APv2 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2000APv2. 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.

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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-2000APv2

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2000APv2 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-2000APv2, follow our Dlink DWL-2000APv2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000APv2

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 DWL-2000APv2 router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DWL-2000APv2 router. First, click the button on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000APv2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWL-2000APv2 router.

You are then taken to a page very similar to the one you see here.

  • SSID - This is the name you give your wireless network so you can identify it later when you need to access your WiFi. Be creative but avoid personal info such as names. To learn more about this topic, read our guide titled Wireless Names.
  • Channel - Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. If you need to change to one of these three channels, do so using the Channel drop down menu. To learn more about this, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • Authentication - This is the security you are to use for your network. Of the choices available, WPA-PSK is the best. If you update your firmware, WPA2-PSK becomes available. To learn more about the different security measures, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.
  • Passphrase - This is the password you use to gain access to your local internet. This password is also used in the encryption so needs to be secure. We recommend at least 14-20 characters and a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. To learn how to create a strong password that is memorable, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
  • Confirmed Passphrase - Retype your password exactly as it is in the previous box.
  • Apply - Save your changes before you exit.

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-2000APv2 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2000APv2. We also have the following guides for the same router: