Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.
Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.
An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.
Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.
You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read ourWEP vs WPA guide first.
To get started configuring the Dlink DSL-2750U WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DSL-2750U, follow our Dlink DSL-2750U Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Starting on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DSL-2750U click the choice in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Connection.
Once on the page you see above, tick the button in the center section of the page labeled Manual Wireless Connection Setup.
This opens up a page where you can make changes to your WiFi settings manually.
First, you need to change the default SSID name. This is in the box labeled SSID or Wireless Network Name (SSID). This is the name you use to identify your network for later. Be creative but avoid personal information. This name can be seen by neighbors with WiFi. To learn more, read our guide by clicking this link.
Next thing you should check is the Wireless Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. To learn more about why everyone should be using these channels, read our guide on the topic titled WiFi Channels.
Now, scroll down the page until you see the section titled WIRELESS SECURITY MODE. The first setting is titledSecurity Mode. We recommend choosing WPA-Personal. To learn why this is the best option for home networks, read our guide on the topic called WEP vs. WPA.
Narrow this choice down even further by using the drop down menu of WPA Mode to choose the option of WPA2 Only.
Enter the Pre-Shared Key next. This is the password you use to gain access to your network. This is used in the encryption method so it should be as strong as possible. We recommend at least 14-20 characters with a mix of numbers, symbols, and letters. To learn how to create a memorable and strong password, read our guide on the topic by clicking this link.
That's it, just click the Apply button to save your settings before you exit.
After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.