Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-3200AP

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The Dlink DWL-3200AP 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-3200AP.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-3200AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-3200AP 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-3200AP, follow our Dlink DWL-3200AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-3200AP

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 router.

This guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DWL-3200AP router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left side bar of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-3200AP

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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, you need to change the SSID. This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it later on. Be creative but you should avoid anything that points to you such as names. Check out our guide for more info, Wireless Names.

If you want your name to be hidden from neighboring wireless devices, select the Disable choice next to SSID Broadcast. Remember that this does not mean your network is completely hidden. A hacker with the right program can still find a hidden network fairly easily.

Below that is the Channel. You need to choose from channel 1,6, and 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. Check out our WiFi Channels Guide for more information.

Next is the Authentication. This is the security you plan on using for your network. Choose the option of WPA2-Personal if available. If this is not an option, updating your firmware will allow for this option. Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more info.

Finally you are asked to enter a Passphrase. This is the password you use to grant access to your network. It should be strong, as it is also used in the encryption method. Create a password of at least 14-20 characters in length. Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using words or names in this password. Check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide for more information.

When you are finished with these changes, click the green Apply button near the bottom of the page.

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-3200AP Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-3200AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: