You have purchased/owned a new D-Link router, right? Now, you are ready to setup/configure your router. To get started, you need to follow this article carefully.
In the new D-Link router box, you should have the following things.
- Power adapter
- Ethernet cable
- Wi-Fi Configuration Card
- Quick Install Guide
If you have these materials on the new router box, then you can start setting up it.
But what should you do before getting started? Here’s the thing that you need to look up.
- Users with DSL provider – You are in need of the PPPoE username and password if you are using a PPPoE connection. If you do not have this information, contact your Internet service provider (ISP). Do not proceed until you have this information.
- Users with cable providers – Before getting started, make sure, you unplug the power to your modem. In rare cases, you need to turn it off for up to 5 minutes.
- Users with a Modem/Router Combo – You need to set it to bridge mode if your ISP provided you with a modem/router. So, your D-Link can work properly. If you need any help, contact your ISP provider for more help.
D-Link Router Setup
- First, connect the power adapter to a wall socket and your router.
- Then, connect the Ethernet cable to the WAN (Wide Area Network) in both the modem and router. WAN ports are normally in yellow color. You need to connect to that properly.
- Once the connection is made, you will get your router working with a light indication on the front panel.
- Now, head over to your computer or mobile device and look in your network preferences and connect to the Wi-Fi name (SSID) found on the given Wireless Configuration Card and enter the password also listed on the card.
If this easy setup doesn’t help you, then follow the below instruction to configure D-Link router in a step-by-step process.
How to configure D-Link Router Step-by-Step
- Make sure, you have properly connected your modem and router. To verify, see the image below.
- After connecting the router and modem properly, open the browser from your computer and type 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 into the address bar and hit enter. If you need to know your default router IP address, go to Start menu > Run > Type cmd and hit enter. On the command prompt window, type “ipconfig” and hit enter.
- Next, you will be prompted with the D-Link quick router setup wizard. Once you have read the steps that are instructed, click Next to begin. But, this wizard appears only in the first configuration. If you have already configured, then you will not be prompted with this D-Link Quick Router Wizard. In case, if you need this quick setup page immediately, reset your router for 10-30 seconds. By doing this reset, your changes will be erased on the router admin panel and also your username and passwords. To access the routers network panel, apply the default username and passwords in it.
- Now, the router scans your device and determines the type of internet service provider that you have.
- In case, if it failed to detect automatically, you will be prompted to select your internet type. Select either DHCP connection (Dynamic IP address) or Username/Password (PPPoE) connection method.
- Now, enter a new Wireless Network Name and Password. Don’t forget your password. To login to your router’s admin panel, you need this username and password by default.
- Select your Time Zone.
- Once after filling the requirements for your network, a summary of your wireless settings is displayed. Make a note of your username and password of your wireless router and click Save.
- Now, the router applies the changes to your network settings.
- You are done.
If you need more assistance, please visit support.dlink.com.
How to reset D-Link Router
- To perform this factory reset, you need to press and hold reset button of your router for 10 to 30 seconds.
- Then, release after the 30 seconds times out.
- Now, you will see your router getting rebooted. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the unit is reset.
By resetting your router, the settings are back to factory defaults. Now, you can log in your router management panel using the default username and password (i.e. admin)