Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2100AP

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The Dlink DWL-2100AP 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-2100AP.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-2100AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2100AP 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-2100AP, follow our Dlink DWL-2100AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2100AP

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.

Beginning on the Home page of the Dlink DWL-2100AP router, click the choice on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2100AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page where you can make certain changes to your WiFi.

You should first change the SSID. This is the name you give your WiFi network to identify it. Be creative but avoid personal information. To learn more about this, read our Wireless Names Guide.

If you want or need to change your Channel, uncheck the box that reads Auto Channel Scan. Then use the Channel drop down menu to choose the appropriate channel. Be sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why, read our guide titled WiFi Channels.

Next is the Authentication. This is the security you are planning on using for your network. It is important to have a secure network. Use the drop down menu to choose the option of WPA2-PSK. To learn the differences in the security options, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

You are then asked for a Passphrase. This is basically the password you use to gain access to your local network. Be creative and include symbols, numbers, and letters in your password. Check out our guide on the topic by clicking this link.

When you have made all the changes you want for the security of your network, click the 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-2100AP Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWL-2100AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2100AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: