If you have a D-Link router, you may occasionally need to change its settings to maximize your internet speed or avoid interference. You can usually do this through the router’s online configuration mode.
How to Configure a Router From D-Link
If you need to change settings on your D-Link router, connect to the router digitally through your Wi-Fi connection. Use your web browser to navigate to one of the router’s addresses or the D-Link Router IP address. Often, you can type “dlinkrouter” or “http://dlinkrouter” into your browser as an address, but you can also try “http://dlinkrouter.local” or “http://192.168.0.1.”
Enter your D-Link router login name and password, if you have set them. By default, you can use the username “Admin” and leave the password blank, although depending on whether you trust everyone who has access to the router, you may want to change these settings. If you have lost the password, you can still restore the router to its factory settings and use the default password.
After you successfully log in, click the “Setup” button and then click “Wireless Settings.” Select “Manual Wireless Connection Settings.” Here, you can change a variety of settings that might boost your connection speed, depending on your needs.
For example, you can use the “Wireless Channel” drop-down menu to set the channel to one that might get better reception in your home or office. Which channel gets the best reception depends in part on other networks nearby, but D-Link says channels 1, 6 and 11 often get good connections. You may have to uncheck the “Enable Auto Channel Scan” option to set the channel on your router.
When you’re done, click “Save Settings” and ensure you can still connect all the devices to your router.
Reset Factory Settings
If your router stops working and unplugging it and plugging it back in doesn’t help, you can restore it to factory settings. Look for a recessed button labeled “Reset” and press and hold it for about eight to 10 seconds using a paperclip or something similar. You might have to reconfigure the router’s wireless settings afterward if you were not using the defaults.
Also, make sure your router is in a well-ventilated area if you are having problems with it. If it can’t properly use its fans to cool itself, it may overheat and stop working.
If your connection is slow, you can also try moving your devices closer to your router or removing obstructions between the router and devices.