Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2210AP

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The Dlink DWL-2210AP 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.

Other Dlink DWL-2210AP Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2210AP. 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-2210AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2210AP 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-2210AP, follow our Dlink DWL-2210AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2210AP

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 DWL-2210AP router.

Beginning on the BASIC SETTINGS page of the Dlink DWL-2210AP router, click the option of Wireless, found under the main heading of Advanced.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2210AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWL-2210AP router.

On this new page, use the Channel drop down menu to choose from channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should always use one of these three channels, read our guide titled Wireless Names.

The next thing that needs to change is the SSID. This is the name you create so that you can identify your wireless network. Go ahead and create a unique name but avoid personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Now tick the button close to the right side of the page labeled Update.

Look back in the left sidebar and click the option of Security.

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This is the general page from your Dlink DWL-2210AP router.

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

Use the Security Mode drop down menu to choose the option of WPA-PSK. If you want an even better security option, update your firmware to allow for WPA2-PSK.

The Cipher Suites can be set to (CCMP) AES.

The router should now ask for a Key or Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. Create a 14-20 characters password with a mix of symbols, numbers, and letters.

When you are done, be sure to click the Update 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-2210AP Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWL-2210AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2210AP. We also have the following guides for the same router: