Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-7000AP

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The Dlink DWL-7000AP 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-7000AP.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-7000AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-7000AP 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-7000AP, follow our Dlink DWL-7000AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-7000AP

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-7000AP router. To setup the WiFi, click the Wireless option in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-7000AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to the Wireless Settings page.

  1. Under Wireless Band: IEEE802.11g , find the SSID and replace the default setting for a new name of your choosing. The SSID is the Service Set IDentifier. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it later on. We advise you not to use personal information as it can be seen by your neighbors. Check out our Wireless Names Guide for more information.
  2. Use the Channel drop down menu to choose the channel you want to use to send and recieve your internet transmissions. There is only room in the spectrum for up to three that don't overlap one another, 1,6, and 11. Be sure you are using one of these channels. To learn more about this subject, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  3. Click the Apply button.
  4. Highlight the tab at the top of the page labeled Advanced.
  5. Choose the link of Encryption in the left sidebar.
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This is the general page from your Dlink router.

You should now be on the Security Settings page of the Dlink DWL-7000AP.

This firmware version only allows for WEP encryption. This is an old and very vulnerable form of security. We strongly recommend that you do not use WEP. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn why.

Our recommendation is to update your firmware to a version that allows for the Authentication type WPA2-PSK or WPA2-Personal.

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-7000AP Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-7000AP.We also have the following guides for the same router: