Configuring a D-Link Router

MCSNet does not use a modem. The flat black ethernet cable will plug into the WAN port of the router.

Please select one of the following sections

Configuring the router to work with the Internet
Enabling Wireless Encryption (wifi password)
Upgrading Firmware




Dlink Router Configuration and Setup

Open your web browser
(Internet Explorer for most systems, but we recommend using Firefox).

Enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar near the top and hit Enter

You will be asked to login to the router, where the default username is admin with no password

Once in the router's configuration page, click on Manual Configure

Select Dynamic IP (DHCP) for the Internet Connection Type and click Save Settings

The router will reboot. After about 1 minute you should be able to get online after this process completes.




Enabling Wireless Encrpytion (wifi password)

Open your web browser
(Internet Explorer for most systems, but we recommend using Firefox).

Enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar near the top and hit Enter

You will be asked to login to the router, where the default username is admin with no password

To setup the wireless network settings, click on WIRELESS SETTINGS on the left hand side.

Here you can change the network name by typing in the SSID field.

You can also encrypt the network, recommended settings are:

Wireless Security Mode: Enable WPA Wireless Security (enhanced)
Cypher type: TKIP
Personal/Enterprise: Personal

You will need to type in your passphrase, this can even include spaces. This passphrase will be required the first time any computer connects to this wireless network.

Remember to click Save Settings to save your changes






Updating the Firmware for the Router

While you are logged into your router, you may want to go to the TOOLS menu and click on the FIRMWARE option on the left hand side. D-Link periodically releases updated software for its devices, updating your firmware is the best way to ensure the stability of your router.

For additional help D-Link has some answers to frequently asked questions at the bottom of their product page.

D-Link Canada Support: 1-800-361-5265




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