The Dlink WBR-2310v2 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.
Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
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.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
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.
To get started configuring the Dlink WBR-2310v2 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 WBR-2310v2, follow our Dlink WBR-2310v2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
After you have logged into the Dlink WBR-2310v2 router you should be on the page labeled Setup. To configure the WiFi settings, click the option in the left sidebar labeled WIRELESS SETTINGS.
Once on this new page, you need to change the Wireless Network Name. This is the name you create to identify your network. You can enter anything you want here, but avoiding personal information would be a good idea. To learn more, read our Wireless Names Guide.
Next is the Wireless Channel. Your WiFi channel can be changed just like a radio or television. Make sure you use a non-overlapping channel. The most you can get out of the spectrum is three non-overlapping channels, 1,6, and 11. Make sure you use one of these channels. To learn more about this, read our WiFi Channels Guide. To change this channel, you may need to uncheck the box labeled Enable Auto Channel Scan. Then use the Wireless Channel drop down menu to choose the channel you want.
Now, drop down to the Security Mode menu. There are several options here and if you want to know what they mean, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA. Our recommendation is the option of Enable WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced).
After that is the Cipher Mode. Your options here are TKIP, AES, or Auto. We recommend the most secure option of AES.
In the PSK/EAP menu, choose the link of PSK for home networks.
The Passphrase is next. This is referring to the password you use to gain access to your network. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in the password. Use a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters in this password. To learn how to create a strong password that is still memorable, read our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Retype this password in the box labeled Confirmed Passphrase.
Click the option at the top of the page labeled Save 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.
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