Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-923

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The Dlink DWR-923 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-923 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-923. 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-923

To get started configuring the Dlink DWR-923 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-923, follow our Dlink DWR-923 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-923

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-923 router.

This guide begins on the Home page of the Dlink DWR-923 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled WLAN.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink DWR-923

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink DWR-923 router.

This takes you to the page you see above. The Enable Wireless Function should be Enabled.

Below that is the SSID (Network Name). This is the name you give your network so that you can identify it as yours. Be creative but we recommend avoiding personal information. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.

Do not use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). This is an extremely weak form of connecting your wireless device. Read more by clicking this link. We don't recommend using Push Button Connect (PBC) or the Personal Identification Number (PIN) method either.

Next, click the option in the left sidebar labeled Advanced.

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This is the wifi advanced page from your Dlink DWR-923 router.

This directs you to the page you see here. Scroll down until you see the Channel. Make sure you use channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why this is important, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Next, click the option on the left labeled Encryption.

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This is the general page from your Dlink DWR-923 router.

Once you are on the Encryption page, use the drop down menu titled Security to choose WPA2 Personal. To learn what the different options are, click this link.

The last thing you need to do is change the default Password. This is used in the encryption technique so make it strong. We recommend using at least 14 characters in your password. Use a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols. If you want to learn more about this, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page. That's it, you are finished.

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-923 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DWR-923 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink DWR-923. We also have the following guides for the same router: