Bought a new D-Link wireless router! But don’t know how to set it up? No need to worry. Most of the people don’t know about this process. Router set up process sounds very difficult to some peoples but trust me it is very easy. D-Link has made a one of the easiest setup process for its wireless devices. Through this article, you will find a step by step guide to set up your wireless router easily.
Step 1: Preparation To Setup
Carefully unbox the router. Separate out the Ethernet cable, router, and A/C adapter. CD won’t be needed for this setup process. Now, your computer may be connected to directly to cable, or to the modem. So if your computer is directly connected to cable, then unplug the cable and attach it to 5th port on the router. If your connection has a modem, then connect the router to the modem by Ethernet cable. This port may indicate name as ‘INTERNET’ or ‘WAN’.
Connect the wireless router to a power source. Next step is to check Out the lights. There should be 3 LED glowing. The first LED indicates power status of the router. The second LED indicates the Wi-Fi status of the router. The third LED is important to continue the process. It indicates whether the connection is alive or not. It must be ON, if NOT there must be something wrong with your connection, in this case, you must contact your ISP.
Step 2: Accessing Router Settings
Now, connect your computer to D-Link router’s Wi-Fi, which is by default OPEN (Without any security). Next open your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer). Further, we need to enter the IP to access router. The default IP for D-Link is 192.168.0.1, type this in the address bar of the browser and hit enter.
It will redirect you to the login page of the router. It will ask you to type username and password in order to access the setup page. Enter username as Admin and leave the password field blank.
After login, you will be redirected to the setup page.
Step 3: Wireless Setup Configuration
In this form, you need to select the type of connection you have (Static, DHCP, PPPoE). Don’t know what type of connection you have? don’t worry, most of the connections are either DHCP or PPPoE.The DHCP connection is direct (No need of setting IP of DNS or entering username and password). On the other hand, if you have a PPPoE connection, it will ask you to type the username and password given by your ISP. Down below, you can set SSID (It will be your Wi-Fi name) and key. A key is nothing but a password to secure your Wi-Fi. Hit save and you are good to connect.
After this, you will need to reconnect to Wi-Fi, because of the occurrence of the change of security key of the router, and you are basically all done.
Step 4: Advance Setup
First of all this step is optional. If you have followed all the steps above, you are done with the setup process. But if you want to dig in more tweaks and setting, then this step is for you. To access this , you need to follow step 2 i.e. open your browser and go to IP 192.168.0.1 and log in. It will redirect you to setting page of the router. Here you can do various tweaks like rebooting router wirelessly, checking the status of your router, changing bandwidth allocation, resetting the router , changing the password and few other.
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