Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-113

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The Dlink DWR-113 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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Other Dlink DWR-113 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-113. 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.

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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 DWR-113

To get started configuring the Dlink DWR-113 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 DWR-113, follow our Dlink DWR-113 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-113

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 DWR-113 router.

Starting on the INTERNET CONNECTION page of the Dlink DWR-113 router click the WIRELESS SETTINGS options in the left sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-113

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWR-113 router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. First you need to click the button in the center section of this page labeled Manual Wireless Connection Setup.

This new page is called WIRELESS NETWORK. The first thing you need to do is change your Wireless Network Name or SSID. This is the name you give your local wireless network so that you can find it again later. Be creative but avoid personal information. To learn about the SSID's click our Wireless Names Guide link.

After that is the Channel. This can be changed just like the radio or television. The spectrum holds up to three non-overlapping channels. Make sure that you use channel 1,6, or 11. To learn more about why you should use these channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

The next section is titled WIRELESS SECURITY MODE. Read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA then use the drop down guide to choose Enable WPA2-Personal Security.

Next is the Cipher Type. This is the encryption mode you choose for your data transmissions. We recommend using AES here. It is much stronger than the alternative of TKIP or even both.

In the PSK/EAP drop down menu, choose PSK.

The last thing you need to do is enter a Passphrase. This is referring to the password you are to use when accessing your network. The password or phrase is also going to be used in the encryption method so it needs to be strong. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using words as these are cracked a lot faster. Avoid personal information because it is much easier to guess. To learn more tips, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

When you are finished, go ahead and save your changes by clicking the Save Settings 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 DWR-113 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWR-113 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-113. We also have the following guides for the same router: