Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-921

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The Dlink DWR-921 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 DWR-921 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-921.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 DWR-921

To get started configuring the Dlink DWR-921 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-921, follow our Dlink DWR-921 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-921

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.

We start this wireless setup guide on the DEVICE INFORMATION page of the Dlink DWR-921 router. To begin configuring your wireless settings click the SETUP tab near the top of the page. From there click WIRELESS SETTINGS in the left hand sidebar.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-921

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This is the wifi security page from your Dlink router.

This takes you to a new page.

Start off by making sure the Enable Wireless box is checked.

Next you'll need to set a Wireless Network Name. This can be anything you like. However, due to security reasons we strongly suggest that you avoid any personal information. To learn more be sure to see our Wireless Names Guide.

Following that make sure that the box labeled Auto Channel Scan is not checked. Be sure that the Wireless Channel is set to either 1, 6, or 11. To find out why these are the best options take a look at our WiFi Channels Guide.

Now make sure that the Security Mode is set to WPA-Personal. The WPA Mode needs to be set to WPA2 only. These choices will provide you with the strongest security. To learn more check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Set the Cipher Type to AES.

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This is the wifi network page from your Dlink router.

Finally you'll need to set a password. Enter this into the box labeled Network Key. This can be whatever you want, however bear in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're done. Just be sure to click Save Settings before leaving 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 DWR-921 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-921.We also have the following guides for the same router: