How to Install any D-Link Wireless Router

by Jason Taetsch

D-Link routers use the connection from your Internet service provider to create a wireless network for the various Wi-Fi-enabled devices in your home or office. Once the router is installed, you can truly enjoy the portable capabilities of your laptop or other wireless device. D-Link routers have a straightforward installation process, despite the advanced technology behind wireless equipment. So there is no reason to wait around for a technician to help you install your wireless equipment.

1

Remove the cable that is attached to the "Internet" port on the rear of your DSL or cable modem.

2

Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the modem and plug the other end of the cable into the "Internet" port on the rear of the D-Link router. Attach the power adapter to the port on the rear of the router and plug the adapter's cord into a outlet.

3

Remove the power cord from your modem and wait 10 seconds before plugging it back in. This will reinitialize your modem and force it to establish a connection to the D-Link router. Your router will immediately begin distributing a wireless network with the "D-Link" network name.

4

Connect your computer to one of Ethernet ports on the rear of the router and open a Web browser. Type "http://192.168.0.1" into the address bar and press "Enter." Enter "admin" into the username field and type "admin" again into the password field. Click "OK" to open the wireless configuration page. Click "Wireless Security Setup Wizard" to create a wireless password for your router's network. Click "Apply" to save the changes to the router's settings.

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About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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