How to Secure a Wireless Network D-Link

By Faizah Imani

If you have a D-link wireless network, your computer is susceptible to outside intruders unless you take preventive measures to prevent intrusion. There are some important settings that you need to change within your D-link control panel to add an extra measure of security. By changing these settings, the intruders will have no other choice but to choose another computer to attack.

Things You'll Need

  • Firewall

Step 1

Type the router IP address, "", into your Internet browser. Press "Enter" on your keyboard.

Step 2

Enter your username and password to log into the D-link configuration panel. By default, the username is "Admin" with a blank password field. To prevent outsiders from being able to access your D-link router's configuration panel, change the username and password to something more secure. This can be done by selecting "Tools" from the menu and selecting "Admin." Select "Administration Settings" and enter your new username and password. Save your changes by clicking "Apply."

Step 3

Enter the IP addresses for the computers you want to give access to your router. You can do this by clicking the "DHCP" link underneath the "Home" tab. Click "Apply" to save the IP addresses.

Step 4

Select the "Wireless" link underneath the "Home" tab. Enter a name in the "SSID" field to identify your wireless network.

Step 5

Choose "WPA" for your "Security" option. WPA will provide the highest level of security for your wireless network. Create a WPA password to access your wireless network. For maximum security, enter a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols. Store your password in a safe place in case you ever forget it. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Step 6

Install a software firewall program on your computer to add an additional measure of security for your wireless network. A few of the popular firewall programs available are Norton Antivirus, McAfee and Zone Alarm.