Setup WiFi on the Draytek Vigor 2130

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The Draytek Vigor 2130 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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This is the wifi guide for the Draytek Vigor 2130.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 Draytek Vigor 2130

To get started configuring the Draytek Vigor 2130 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Draytek Vigor 2130, follow our Draytek Vigor 2130 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Draytek Vigor 2130

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

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This is the status page from your Draytek router.

To setup the WiFi section of your router begin on the System Status page of the DrayTek Vigor-2130. Click the option in the red sidebar labeled Wireless LAN. Then tick General Setup just under that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Draytek Vigor 2130

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This is the wifi setup page from your Draytek router.

This directs you to a page similar to the one you see above.

You are first asked if you want the Enable Wireless LAN check this box to the right.

Below that are the SSID's. To the right of SSID 1, place a checkmark in the box. Next, choose the option of Show or Hide depending on if you want to hide your network name you are about to create. Hiding your name makes it a little more difficult to find your network for unauthorized users.

To the right of that is a box where you need to enter a unique name that you can identify later on. It doesn't matter what you enter here, just don't use personal information. To find out more about SSID's, click this link.

Now drop down to the Wireless Mode. We recommend choosing Mixed 11b+11g+11n. This allows wireless devices made from 1999 forward to connect to your network.

Next is the Channel. By default the channel for this router is set to 11. This is a fine choice unless you are receiving interference. If you need to change your channel, use only channel 1,6, or 11. To learn why you should only use these channels, read our WiFi Channels Guide.

Below that you are asked for the Encryption you want to use. There are several choices here and the most secure option for home networks is WPA-PSK. Please read our WEP vs. WPA Guide for more info.

A new section appears at this point titled WPA-PSK Configuration. You need to narrow down your previous choice. In the Type drop down menu choose WPA2.

Next is the WPA Algorithm. Of the three choices available here, we recommend AES.

The last thing you need to enter is the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the WiFi password you plan on using to access your local network. This password should be strong, this is what protects your private data when you send it over the airwaves. We recommend using at least 14-20 characters in length. There are several rules to making a strong password, clicking this link takes you to our guide on the topic.

When you are finished, click the OK button. You may need to restart your router before these changes take effect.

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 Draytek Vigor 2130 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Draytek Vigor 2130.We also have the following guides for the same router: