If you are facing difficulty in setting up your router or any other issue related to it, then you are in the right place. We will be going in a step-by-step manner to help you resolve your issues. So, let us proceed!
It is simple to set up the router, and you can do it on your own. The D-Link router takes much less time in configuring and setting up. After this, you will be able to set up your Wi-Fi connection and connect to the internet.
Remember, the ethernet cable should have a connection to your modem, or the router should have an active data jack attached to the ethernet port at the back.
How to Login into D-Link Router?
Step 1 – At first, start your D-Link router.
Step 2 – Use Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi to connect your router with your PC.
Step 3 – Next, open your web browser and visit http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1.
(This default gateway address might vary for different models)
Step 4 – You will then land on a log-in page, and with admin as your default username, click on log-in. Do not put anything in the password column.
Step 5 – You are now ready to configure and set up your router with the help of the Internet Connection Setup wizard.
Step 6 – Put your Wi-Fi name next to SSID and the key (password) under the wireless setup.
Step 7 – In the “connect type” section, under the WAN setup – select DHCP/PPPoE/static.
(Contact your ISP to get all the details of your internet connection)
Step 8 – Now that you have configured the Internet connection, click on save, and connect. Your router is all set up, and you can connect it to the internet.
Step 9 – As a final step, go to the Wireless settings and set your Wi-Fi network along with SSID and password.
How to Set up and Configure D-link Wifi Router?
Today in almost everything that we do, we need the internet. Somehow, it has become a basic necessity for human existence. And that is where D-Link routers come in. They are offering features that will be enough to fulfill your internet needs.
These routers are easy to use and set up. The wireless feature is one of the best features that make it stand out. It provides a fast internet connection and also comprises a setup wizard, which makes the configuration part easy.
To set up your D-Link router, try the following steps in the correct order.
1 – Connect the Router to your modem:
- Start with opening up the packed power adapter and then connect it to your router as well as to the power strip or the wall outlet.
- Connect the Ethernet cable from your router to the yellow-colored WAN port, which will be at the back of the router. (The color of the WAN port for D-Link 524 and D-Link 624 routers, is black).
- If you are using a D-Link DSL 2640T router, then you should use your phone cable to connect to the DSL port through your phone jack.
- At last, leave your router to get power and WAN’s status to show light.
2 – Connect the Computer to the Network:
- Wired connection:
Connect the Ethernet cable to the port on your computer device and one of the Ethernet ports to the D-Link router. Use any Ethernet ports of your router and the WAN port and then connect it to your modem.
- Wireless connection:
At first, find the network icon on the displayed System Tray and then click on it.
After this, select the network which is linked with your router, which you will find on the configuration card package. Type the password from the configuration card and then click on ‘Connect.’ You will now be able to access the internet on your PC.
3 – Run the Setup Wizard:
With the Setup wizard, you will be able to access the Wi-Fi connection in a much convenient way. Learn how to configure your network from the steps given below:
Step 1 – Go to the IP address bar of your router and fill it with the correct IP. (If you are using a D-Link 524 or 624 router, then use 192.168.0.1, and use 192.168.1.1 for other routers like 2640T.
Step 2 – After the IP address, enter the username and password of the admin and click OK. Until the process starts, check the instructions given with the router package, and follow it.
Step 3 – Remember to leave the password area blank for the Airplus Xtreme like the 524 and 624 routers, and for the 2640T routers, put admin as the password.
If you use other D-Link routers, then enter “password” in the password section.
Step 4 – Finally, to configure your wifi router, start the setup wizard, and click on “Run Wizard or Next.” For the connection type, the router picks up nearly all the settings from common defaults.
Step 5 – After the previous step, a series of questions will appear, and you will have to answer all of them to proceed with the configuration.
Step 6 – Now select the radial button, next to the connection type. Always choose Static in cases when you are not certain that your wifi provider requires a static IP address, Otherwise go ahead with DHCP.
Step 7 – Choose PPPoE, if you use DSL and ADSL routers. After selecting PPPoE, you will have to mention the PPPoE username and password. You can get these details from your Internet Service Provider, and then click on ‘Next,’ to proceed further.
Step 8 – At this point, you will be setting a new username and password of your network for the local wireless networks. Do not keep a difficult username and use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols while setting up your password. Set a strong but memorable password, something that others can not guess easily. After setting up the username and password, press on “Next.”
Step 9 – Now choose the correct time zone from the menu option and click on “Next” to finally end the process.
Step 10 – After the completion of the configuration, click on “Save or Restart,” and your router will start rebooting. Once it has finished rebooting, it will be powered, and the WAN and the internet status light will lighten up. And finally, you will be able to access the internet on your computer or other devices through the D-Link router.
How To Reset D-Link Router To Factory Settings?
Turn the Router on if it isn’t
Press the power button to start your device. After it has turned on, you will see a flickering light on your router, which later on will turn into steady light.
Use a paper clip or a safety pin to press the reset button
The rest button is a tiny button that is located on the rear side of your Router. To start the reset process, you will have to use a sharp paper clip or a safety pin to press the button. Keep it pressed until the reset process starts.
Turn the backside of the D-Link Router towards yourself
In case you fail to find the reset button, then turn the router on your side, and you will see a tiny reset button at the rare end of the device. Be very careful while turning the router as you may disconnect the attached cables.
Find the Reset Label
After you turn the device to your side, look for the label that says Reset, either on the top or the bottom side of the reset button. The location of the label varies for different routers.
Find a location which has enough space to insert a PIN
Place your router on a leveled surface and make sure no other device is around that area. Choose a place where there is enough area to insert the PIN in your router. If you use a wireless-enabled router, then keep it in an area where it will be easy to provide easy connection to other devices.
Long-press the reset button using the PIN for the seconds
After inserting the PIN, keep it pressed for 10 seconds, and release it once the reset process starts. If the reset process does not start after 10 seconds, then release the button and press it again.
Remove the PIN
Once the process to reset the D-Link Router starts, remove the PIN carefully without damaging the button.
Wait for the Router to Reboot
Now, wait until the Router starts rebooting. As rebooting starts, you will observe a flickering light which will, later on, turn steady to indicate that the present process has completed.
Reset process completed
Once the reset process ends, all the issues associated with your router would be gone. After which you will again have to set a network name and password. Be careful while choosing the name and password, and set a unique one that nobody can figure out.
How To Change Password in a D-Link Router?
It is important to change the password over time to reduce the risk of privacy and also to maintain the safety of your network.
To change the password of your D-Link router, first, you will have to open the configuration page of your router on the web browser. You can do this by entering your router’s IP address in the address bar, and after filling your login details, the configuration page would appear. Once you have logged in, straight away go to the wireless setting menu to change the password.
How to set up a VPN on D-Link Routers?
Let us now learn how to set up PPTP or L2TP VPN on the D-Link Router.
- A CactusVPN account.
- VPN username, password, and VPN server address. These details will be available in your account. Check the settings section of your account on the website.
NOTE: These things are necessary to set up VPN on D-Link router)
Check out the following steps to set up a VPN manually.
Step 1 – At first, open your web browser on your connected device and enter http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar (check your router’s manual to confirm the default Gateway Address).
Step 2 – As you land on the page through that address, you will notice “setup” somewhere on the top, click on it. Then choose the “Internet” and finally click on the “Manual Internet connection setup” option.
Step 3 – Now choose PPTP/L2TP from the “My internet connection” menu.
NOTE: As you set up L2TP VAN on your router, the IP address of your router would change. However, your traffic would remain the same as the connection does not use IPSec)
Step 4 – After this, select the option “Dynamic IP” for the “AddressMode.”
Step 5 – Next to the “PPTP server IP address,” enter the IP address of your VPN server.
Step 6 – Fill your username and password.
Step 7 – Now, enter the Public Google DNS or other DNS addresses next to the ” Primary DNS server” and “Secondary DNS server.”
Step 8 – Finally, save the changes by clicking on “Save settings.”
We hope that you found all the details related to the D-Link router. From how to login to how you set up VPN on your routers, this guide contains all the information. If you have read it carefully, then surely you will not face any difficulty in handling D-Link routers in the future.