Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

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The Dlink DWL-2000APv3 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-2000APv3.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-2000APv3

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2000APv3 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-2000APv3, follow our Dlink DWL-2000APv3 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

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.

The Dlink DWL-2000APv3 WiFi guide begins on the Home page. Start by clicking the option in the left side-bar that reads Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2000APv3

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You should end up on a page like the one you can see above.

The first step is to change the SSID from default to a unique name of your choosing. This name is how you identify your local network. Don't use personal information because others can see this name also. To learn more about this topic, click this link.

The next step to a secure network is to check your Channel number. Everyone should be using channels 1,6, or 11. These three channels don't overlap which causes interference. To learn more, click this link.

The Authentication is next. This is an important step for your WiFi security. The best option available for this firmware version is WPA-PSK. An even better option would be to update your firmware allowing for WPA2-PSK. To learn the differences in the options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Next is the Passphrase. This is the password you will use to gain access to the wireless network. Your password you create here is also used in the encryption method so be sure it is strong. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in your password. Use not only letters in your password but symbols and numbers too. To learn how to do this and have a memorable password, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Now, retype your password in the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.

That's it, all that is left is to click the green Apply button.

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-2000APv3 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2000APv3.We also have the following guides for the same router: