Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

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The Dlink DWL-3200APv2 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-3200APv2.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-3200APv2

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-3200APv2 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-3200APv2, follow our Dlink DWL-3200APv2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

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 first page is the System Information page of the Dlink DWL-3200APv2 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Basic Settings. Then, under that, pick Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-3200APv2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

You should be taken to the Wireless Settings page. This page allows you to make changes to your WiFi settings.

Find the box labeled SSID and enter a new name here. This name is so that you can identify your network when needed. Be creative but avoid personal info such as names. Read our guide titled Wireless Names for more information.

Now, find the Channel. Make sure you are using channel 1,6, or 11. These three channels are the most you can get out of the spectrum without overlap. To learn more about why you should use one of these three channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that is the Authentication. This is the security you will use for your network. We recommend choosing WPA2-Personal. This is the most secure option. To learn more, read our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

You should now be asked for a Passphrase. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using a minimum of 14 characters in your password. You should not use personal information or words that can be found in a dictionary. We do recommend using some symbols, and numbers along with the letters in your password. For more information on this topic, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's all there is to it, just don't forget to click the Apply button in the lower right section of the page before you exit.

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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-3200APv2.We also have the following guides for the same router: