A D-Link router communicates with your Internet modem to provide multiple computers and devices with a local network and Internet connection. A wireless router provides support for both wired and wireless connections simultaneously. While the D-Link router will automatically detect your modem settings to provide an Internet connection, you will still need to configure the administrator account and wireless security to protect your network from unwanted outside connections and tampering.
Connect D-Link Router to Modem
Plug your D-Link router in to a power supply next to your Internet modem.
Plug one end of a network cable in the outgoing network port on the back of the modem and the other end into the "Internet" port on your D-Link router. You will see the "Internet" light appear on the front of the router.
Plug one end of a second network cable in a "LAN" port on the back of the D-Link router and the other end of the cable into the network port on the back of your computer. Your computer should automatically connect to the router and display a network connection icon in the taskbar.
Configure D-Link Settings
Launch an Internet browser on your computer.
Type "192.168.0.1" into the browser's address bar and press the "Enter" key on the keyboard. This will launch the router login.
Type "admin" as the administrator username, leave the password text box blank and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard to log in to the D-Link router dashboard.
Navigate to the "Tools" tab and click "Admin" in the menu on the left.
Type a new login name and password for the administrator account and press the "Save Settings" button. Be sure to record this information for future reference.
Navigate to the "Setup" tab and click "Wireless Settings" from the menu on the left.
Select "Enable WPA Wireless Security" from the "Security Mode" drop-down menu.
Type a passphrase in the text boxes, then click the "Save Settings" button. This will place a security password on your D-Link router and prevent wireless users from connecting to your Internet and network without your permission. Be sure to save the passphrase in a safe location.
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