Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWL-G820v2

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The Dlink DWL-G820v2 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-G820v2. 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-G820v2

To get started configuring the Dlink DWL-G820v2 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-G820v2, follow our Dlink DWL-G820v2 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-G820v2

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-G820v2 router.

We begin this guide on the Status page of the Dlink DWL-G820v2 router. To change your wireless network settings click the tab labeled Home near the top of the page. From there click Wireless in the left hand sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWL-G820v2

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWL-G820v2 router.

You should be brought to the page shown above.

Begin by setting the Channel. Open the drop down menu and choose either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Following that you'll need to set an SSID. This will serve as your network name and can be anything you want it to be. However, due to security reasons we strongly suggest that you avoid the use of any personal information. For more on this subject be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Next is the Authentication. This needs to be set to WPA2-PSK. If this isn't an option we strongly recommend that you update your firmware. For more info check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

After that you'll need to set a Passphrase. This can be whatever you like, however keep in mind that a strong passphrase is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! Just don't forget to click Apply before closing 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-G820v2 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWL-G820v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: