What Are the Steps to Set up a D-Link Wireless Router?


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Steps to set up a D-Link wireless router include connecting the router to the Internet service provider and using a computer to run the D-Link setup wizard program or manually modify the routers settings. Initial setup requires an Ethernet-cable connection between a computer and the router.

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The user powers down the cable modem and connects the modem to the Internet port on the router using an Ethernet cable. She then connects a computer to a LAN port on the router with another Ethernet cable and powers on both the cable modem and the router. Using a web browser to navigate to, she creates a direct connection to the interface application on the router.

The Connection Type selection represents the method used by the Internet service provider, or ISP, to assign an IP address to the user's service. This is most commonly DHCP. If a static IP is assigned to the service, the user completes the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address, and Primary DNS Server fields with information provided by her ISP. She enters the login and password for her service. She then clicks Connect to establish the router's connection to her service.

Advanced configuration options allow the user to change the router administrator account's login and password credentials, assign a name to her network, manually create a security passphrase, and change the encryption protocol used to secure the network.

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