Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-2700AP

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The Dlink DWL-2700AP 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-2700AP.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.

Encryption

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-2700AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-2700AP 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-2700AP, follow our Dlink DWL-2700AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2700AP

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.

You begin on the Home page of the Dlink DWL-2700AP router. To setup the WiFi section of this router, click the option on the left side of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-2700AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. First, change the SSID from default. The SSID is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it later on. Go ahead and have fun creating a name that suits you, but avoid personal info such as names. This name can be seen by others. To learn more about this topic, click the following link, Wireless Names.

If you want to hide your WiFi name you just created, select Disable from the drop down menu next to SSID Broadcast. Remember that choosing to hide your SSID does not mean you are completely hidden. With the right program a hacker can still find your network with relative ease.

Next is the Channel. Of the 11 to 14 available channels there are only three that don't overlap which causes a lot of interference. Be sure you are on one of these non-overlapping channels, 1,6, or 11. To learn more about these three channels, read our WiFi Channels guide.

Set the Authentication to WPA2-PSK or WPA2-Personal if available. If not, we recommend updating your router's firmware to allow for it. Read our guide on this topic, WEP vs. WPA for more info.

At this point, you should be asked for a Passphrase. this is the password you use to gain access to your local network. We recommend using 14-20 characters with a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters. To learn how to create a strong and memorable password, read our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

When you are finished, click the green checkmark at the bottom of the page labeled Apply.

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-2700AP Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-2700AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: