How to Log In to a D-Link Wireless Router

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To log in to your D-Link router and change its settings, visit the router's Web interface and log in with the administrative password. You can usually find the interface address and the password on the bottom of the router or in the manual. The most common addresses are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1, and most D-Link routers either use the password admin or have a blank password by default. If your router also asks for a username, use admin.

Step 1: Log In

Visit the router's interface address, such as 192.168.0.1, in any Web browser on a computer connected to the router. If you plan to make changes to your wireless settings, use a computer with a wired connection to avoid getting disconnected after each change. Enter your password -- or leave the box blank for routers without a password -- and click Log In.

This interface version has a drop-down selector for your username. Choose Admin.
This interface version has a drop-down selector for your username. Choose Admin. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

The D-Link interface varies from router to router, but the process works similarly on any model.

This modern interface version doesn't ask for a username.
This modern interface version doesn't ask for a username. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

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Step 2: Change Basic Settings

Click Setup and choose a tab such as Internet, Wireless Settings or Network Settings to change basic settings such as your DNS servers, wireless network name or the Wi-Fi password.

Each tab has several wizards to help change settings.
Each tab has several wizards to help change settings. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

On routers with the modern-style interface, find these settings by mousing over Settings and selecting a section such as Internet, Wireless or Network.

Or click Wizard for a guided setup utility.
Or click Wizard for a guided setup utility. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

Step 3: Change Advanced Settings

Open the Advanced tab for other settings such as port forwarding, filtering and firewall options.

Port forwarding helps connect to games and peer-to-peer networks.
Port forwarding helps connect to games and peer-to-peer networks. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

In the modern-style interface, mouse over Features to find these settings.

Available features differ from router to router.
Available features differ from router to router. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

Step 4: Change Router Management Settings

Open the Tools tab to change settings related to router administration in the Admin section, such as the administrative password, and to view system logs in the Syslog section.

Use the new admin password to log in to this interface in the future.
Use the new admin password to log in to this interface in the future. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

In the modern-style interface, mouse over Management to find sections such as System Admin and System Log.

Use the Upgrade section to upload new firmware.
Use the Upgrade section to upload new firmware. (Image: Image courtesy of D-Link)

Step 5: Finish Up

Click Save (or Save Settings) on any page where you make changes. Your router might reboot after some changes, after which you'll need to log in again. When you're done, just close your Web browser to log out.

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