How to Set Up a D-Link Router
A router is a box that allows multiple computers, smartphones, and so on to join the same network. From there, the router is typically connected to a modem in order to provide an Internet connection to any device that is connected to the router. This guide aims to help you through the first time setup process for your router.
In the box you may have some of the following:
- The router's power supply or charger.
- Device manual.
- Driver disc (for some models).
- USB cable (for some models).
- Network cable (for some models).
1 Connect Power
Please ensure that you are using the power adapter that came with your router.
- Locate the power cable and connect it to a power source like an outlet or surge protector.
- Plug the other end of the power cable to the router's power input, which is typically located in the rear.
- Your router should power on.
2 Connect to Modem by Cable/Wire
- Acquire an Ethernet cable.
- Take one end of the cable and plug it into the Internet (or WAN) port on the rear of your router. The port may be blue or grey.
- Take one end of the cable and plug it into an available Ethernet (or LAN) port on the rear of your modem. These ports are typically yellow.
- Usually this is all that is needed to connect your router to a wired connection.
- Using a computer that is connected to the D-Link router, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
- Enter one of the following addresses into your browser address bar:
- When prompted, enter the credentials to log into the router.
For DIR-xxx routers, the default credentials are:
- Username: admin
- Password: no password
For DSR-xxx routers, the default credentials are:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin