Aim of this article
This article has been created to demonstrate how to configure the wireless connection on the D-Link DSL-2740B; this will allow computers on your LAN (Local Area Network) to connect securely using wireless to your router.
Routed IP configuration
Open your preferred internet browser and enter the default IP address of http://192.168.1.1/ into the address bar and press Enter.
Enter the username and password for the router, By default these are as follows:
Now you have logged into the router's webpage you will be able to see the Wireless Setup menu item on the left of the page. Clicking this will display the Wireless setup.
To begin the wireless setup process click Secure My Wireless Network.
You will be presented with the following configuration options:
Network Name (SSID): This is the name you see when searching for wireless networks. It is recommended you change this from the default as it will make your router easier to identify, as well as increasing security by not revealing the type of router you have.
Automatically/Manually assign a network key: This toggle allows you to decide whether to allow the router to generate a wireless password for you, or let you create your own. Router created passwords will be more complex and harder to remember, but you only need to enter them the first time you connect a new wireless client, so is the recommended solution.
If you chose to manually create your own network key in the previous step, you will now be asked to provide your chosen key. As WPA keys can contain any chacter on your keyboard, including spaces and punctuation, a complex key can be created from an easily remembered phrase. Once entered, click Next.
Finally, you are presented with the settings that will be required to connect via a wireless client. Take a note of these, and click Save.
Connecting your Computer to the Wireless Network
Select from the following guides to connect your computer to the Wireless Network: