Dlink Router Setup And Configuration Pages
Dlink Wireless Router:
The dlink router setup procedure is very much the same to all other manufactures of wireless routers. We’re going to show you how to set it up manually, and it wont require the use of the CD which comes in the box.
In just a few minutes you will become familiar with d-link wireless router configuration and all the features these high tech innovative network routers contain.
During this example we’ll be using the configuration and setup menus from a Dlink DIR300 series wireless router.
There are only a few basic steps that need to accomplished to setup the dlink router and allowing a connection to the Internet, but if your looking for specific instructions on a particular section we provide detailed pages on common topics.
- Dlink Router IP Address
- Dlink Router Login
- D-Link Router Password
- Dlink Router Setup
- D-Link Router Security
- Reset Dlink Router
Let’s get started:
Physically connecting your computer to the router:
When installing a dlink wireless router for the first time, the router must be attached to a working computer directly using an Ethernet cable.
Locate the following equipment necessary to make an active connection; the dlink router, d-link wireless router power cord, and an Ethernet cable to establish the connection.
Attach one end of the Ethernet cable to “port 1” on the backside of the d-link wireless router, making sure it has good contact in the jack.
Using the other end of the Ethernet cable, plug it into the network or RJ45 port on your computer.
Attach the routers power cable to the power port on the back of the router, and the other end to a working AC electrical outlet.
After applying power, let the D-link router power up completely for approx 3 mins, making sure the router is at a ready state.
Signing into a dlink router:
On your computer, open up an Internet web browser used for surfing the Internet.
If you receive an error message on your browser that “No web page can be displayed” dont worry, the routers setup application is HTML based and requires the use of your web browser for configuration.
Go to the URL address line where the web addresses are displayed, and type in the following:
HTTP://192.168.0.1 and press the “Enter” key.
A d-link wireless router login box will appear on your screen, prompting you to enter a username and password to access the configuration menus. The username should be “admin” and the password should be left blank, at least for most models of dlink routers.
Click the “Login” button to login to your router.
If the username and password credentials are incorrect, try these other username and password combinations for most common dlink wireless router related products.
Dlink Wireless Router
|Default Username||Default Password|
Configuring your dlink wireless network settings:
You should now be signed into your dlink router, and your internet browser should be displaying the routers initial setup screen.
On the opening page for the dlink router setup menus, you should be viewing the “SETUP” main tab, and already positioned at the “Internet Setup”
On the lower half of your screen, click on the button labeled “Manual Internet Connection Setup” in the section labeled “Manual Internet Connection Options”.
In this example we’ll setting up the D-link DIR300 to be the acting DHCP server for our local network. If you need to assign a “Static IP” given to you by our ISP you will need to select “Static IP” in the following step and enter the required information.
In the section labeled “Internet Connection Type” in the field “My Internet Connection is:”, select “Dynamic IP (DHCP)” from the dropdown list.
You may leave the other settings below at their defaults, and click on the “Save Settings” button
at the bottom of the page to apply the changes.
Wireless Setup: (wireless network)
Next using the navigation bar on setup menu, click on “Wireless Setup” and then on the
“Setup” sub tab to begin setting up the wireless connection portion of your dlink router.
On the opening screen on the “Wireless Connection” page, click on the “Manual Wireless Connection Setup” button located on the bottom half of the screen.
In the section labeled “Wireless Network Settings”, place a check in the box for the field labeled “Enable Wireless:”
In the field labeled “Wireless Network Name:” type in the SSID or network name you wish to call your wireless home network.
In the field labeled “Enable Auto Channel Selection:”, place a check in the box, to allow the router to choose the best possible RF channel available for connecting wireless devices.
Wireless Setup: (wireless security mode)
In the section labeled “Wireless Security Mode”, select the highest security for all your supported devices.
In our example here, we’ll be choosing “Enable WPAWPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced)” because its the stronger of the available choices being offered in the drop-down list.
If your not sure what security mode your wireless enabled devices support, use the strongest and then try connecting all your devices.
If a particular device does not support the stronger encryption cipher, then lower the strength of the security mode by one until all your devices can connect to the wireless network.
In the last section, leave the “Cipher Type:” and the “PSK / EAP:” at their defaults.
In the field labeled “Network Key:” enter your passphrase you wish to use when connecting
devices to your wireless home network.
To complete the configuration of your dlink wireless router, click on the “Save Settings” button located at the bottom of the screen to apply the changes.
Once you’ve applied the settings, your all done!
Unplug the network cable from your dlink wireless router, and lets get it connected to your modem.
Connecting the configured dlink router to your Internet modem:
Once you have configured your d-link wireless router, lets get it properly connected to your wireless home network.
Using the dlink wireless router, the dlink router power cord, and the Ethernet cable, take one end of the cable and attach it into the “Internet” port on the back of the dlink wireless router.
Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the network port on your Internet modem provided by your Internet Service Provider.
TIP: Whenever resetting your network equipment, it is very important NOT to be impatient about waiting the entire 3 min period for each device to completely power on and pass IP information correctly between the devices. Not waiting the full 3 mins, will only cause frustration about why your equipment is not functioning properly.
Now, to make sure all equipment is working properly and communicating to each other, we’re going to reset all the equipment, so that TCP/IP passes IP’s from your ISP, to the MODEM, to your dlink wireless ROUTER, and then to your PC or laptop.
Power on your wireless equipment in the following order: Internet Modem, Wireless Router, and then Computers, allowing 3 mins for each device to power up before applying power to the next piece of wireless equipment.
That’s it! Your dlink wireless router is now ready for use and all your computers and wireless enabled devices should be able to connect and surf the Internet.