Setup WiFi on the Dlink TM-G5240

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The Dlink TM-G5240 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 TM-G5240 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink TM-G5240. 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 TM-G5240

To get started configuring the Dlink TM-G5240 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 TM-G5240, follow our Dlink TM-G5240 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Dlink TM-G5240

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink TM-G5240 router.

After logging onto the Dlink TM-G5240 you begin on the Home screen. Click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Dlink TM-G5240

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This is the wifi setup page from your Dlink TM-G5240 router.

You should end up on the page you see here.

  • First is the SSID. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it. Go ahead and be creative but avoid personal information like your name. Check out our guide for more information. Click this link for more info.
  • Below that is the Channel. This can be changed if you need better WiFi reception. Be sure to use a non-overlapping channel. The most you can get out of the spectrum is three that don't overlap. These three are 1,6, and 11. To learn more, read our WiFi Channels Guide.
  • Next to Authentication tick the bullet labeled WPA2-PSK. This is the best security option available for home networks. Read more about this by clicking this link.
  • A box for Passphrase now appears. This is the password you use to grant access to your network. Make it a strong password of at least 14-20 characters in length. This password is used in the encryption method so the better your password the better your information will be encrypted. Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. To learn more, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
  • Re-type the password in the box labeled Confirmed Password.
  • Tick the green Apply check mark at the bottom of the page.

That's it, you're 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 TM-G5240 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink TM-G5240 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Dlink TM-G5240. We also have the following guides for the same router: