How to Set up a D-Link Wireless Router

D-Link Wireless routers have a convenient Setup Wizard to walk you through the router configuration. To set up a D-Link router, you connect the router to your modem, connect a computer to the network and run the Setup Wizard. The process differs slightly depending on the type of network connection you use.

Attach the Router to Your Modem

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A power adapter came packaged with the router. Connect the adapter to the router and to your wall outlet or power strip.

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Run the Ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port on the router. This port is often colored yellow to distinguish it from outgoing Ethernet ports, but on the D-Link 524 and D-Link 624 the WAN port is black.

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If you are using a D-Link DSL 2640T, it has a built-in DSL modem. Instead of connecting the device to another modem with an Ethernet cable, you should connect a phone cord from a phone jack to the DSL port on the back of the D-Link 2640T.

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Wait for the Power and WAN status lights to come on. This should take only a few seconds.

Connect Your Computer to the Router

Wired Connection

Connect an Ethernet cord to the Ethernet port on your computer and to one of the Ethernet ports on the D-Link. You can use any of the Ethernet ports on the router except for the WAN port, which should be connected to your modem.

Wireless Connection

There may be many available networks.
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Click on Network icon on the System Tray.

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Click on the name of the network associated with the router. This is written on the configuration card packaged with the router. By default, it is dlink- followed by a short string of digits.

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Enter a password or network key. This is the password written on the configuration card.

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Click Connect to join the network.

Configure the Router

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Open a Web browser and type the router's IP address into the address bar. The IP address is 192.168.0.1 for the D-Link 524 and 624. For many models, including the 2604T, the address is 192.168.1.1.

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Enter a username and password and press OK.. Unless stated otherwise on the instructions that came packaged with the router, the username is admin. For the AirPlus Xtreme, including the 524 and 624 models, the password should be left blank. For the 2640T, the password is admin. For some D-Link models the password is password.

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Start the Setup Wizard to configure your router. Click Run Wizard or Next. The router automatically selects most settings based on common defaults for your connection type. It then asks you a series of questions to further configure the router.

Select the Internet connection type you are using.
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Select the radial button next to your connection type. Most cable modem users should select DHCP unless you are know that your provider requires a static IP address, in which case you should select Static.

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Most DSL and ADSL users should select PPPoE. If you select PPPoE, you are prompted for your username and password. Enter the PPPoE username and password provided by your Internet Service Provider. Click Next to continue.

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Enter a new network name and password for your local wireless network. The network name should be memorable. The network password should be a combination of letters, numbers and symbols that are memorable for you but difficult for others to guess. Click Next to continue.

Unexpected errors can occur if a time zone is not set.
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Choose your time zone from the drop-down menu. Click Next to complete the setup.

Click Back to change any settings before saving.
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To save the configuration, click Save or Restart on the Setup Completed screen. The router reboots and the Power, WAN and Internet status lights are lit. You can now connect your computer to your new wireless network.