Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-G800AP

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The Dlink DWL-G800AP 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-G800AP Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-G800AP. 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-G800AP

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-G800AP 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-G800AP, follow our Dlink DWL-G800AP Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-G800AP

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-G800AP router.

This guide begins on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DWL-G800AP router. To configure the wireless click the blue tab at the top of the page labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-G800AP

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWL-G800AP router.

On this new page, enter a new SSID. This is referring to the name you create so that you can identify it from the others around you. Be creative with this name but avoid personal information such as names. To read more about the SSID, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Channel. Choose from the three channels of 1,6, and 11. If you want to know why these three should be used, read our guide by clicking this link.

This firmware version only allows for WEP security. Don't use WEP. WEP is extremely weak with today's technology. Update your firmware version to allow for WPA2-PSK. Read our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more on this topic.

When you are finished, click the green Apply 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-G800AP Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWL-G800AP info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-G800AP. We also have the following guides for the same router: