D-Link commonly known for their affordable networking equipment’s and one of their major competitors are TP-LINK when it comes to affordability. Today I am about to guide you on how to set up your internet connection on your D-Link routers. Do not worry, as this tutorial is applicable to all D-Link wireless routers. The process of setting up the ISP profile for this D-Link routers are pretty straight forward.
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Generally, when a new subscriber gets into a contract with a particular ISP’s for 24 months, they will be supplied with a few pieces of equipment’s, such as modem (can be combo or single), a router and a dect phone. Most ISP’s chooses to supply D-Link routers to their end users due to their entry level routers cheaper compared to TP-LINK.
Now, before we move into the main agenda here, you should make sure that, you have these following requirements (I am using UniFi’s credential as a guide here, this method is applicable for any ISP’s as well), also known as PPPoE Credentials:
Do remember that, your ISP username is not same as your wireless SSID (wireless name). Since UniFi users have their stock router internally coded with suffix ‘@unifi’ at their wireless SSID, most tend to get confused with this. As an example:
- Your assigned ISP Username: techcyn@unifi [This is the correct username]
- Your wireless SSID: DIR842@unifi or DIR842_5G@unifi
The assigned password is in thirteenth (13) character in length, contains mixed alphanumeric characters. As an example: Lk4Sop1S04GBs. Mind that, these are a case sensitive character, failure to follow the given case of letters might resulted in the error in successfully connected to the internet.
Now, let’s merge them together.
- ISP Username: techcyn@unifi
- ISP Password: Lk4Sop1S04GBs
Friendly reminder, halt any downloading process if you wish to hard reset your existing D-Link router or if you accidentally factory reset it, don’t worry, as this tutorial is simple and if you follow the instruction well, you should be able to get connected to the internet in no time. Now, let’s begin.
Step 1: Key in 192.168.0.1 in your browser’s search bar.
You will greeted up with a welcome popup screen, giving all the basic instructions that should be completed to ensure your internet connection setup, success.
- Pick your preferred language (I will be using English as it is used globally) – [Optional]
- Click on the ‘Next’ button.
Step 2: Configure your Internet Connection
- Select “Username Password Connection (PPPoE)” connection type.
- Click on the ‘Next’ button.
Step 3: PPPoE Setup
- Enter your ISP’s username and password assigned to you.
- Click on ‘Next’ button.
Step 4: Wi-Fi settings
- You can enter your preferred wireless SSID name for both bands. Do keep in mind that, your wireless SSID isn’t / should not be same as your ISP’s username. You can assign any name into the given field.
- Enter your preferred wireless SSID password for both bands. It is highly recommended to use different passwords for each band and a lengthy password containing alphanumeric characters.
- Once all the required credentials were filled, proceed to the next stage by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.
Step 5: Wireless router administrator credentials (Password)
- Fill in the your own preferred password. The best password contains 15 or more characters containing alphanumeric characters. By doing so, you will further tighten up the security of your wireless router from being hacked.
- Do remember your router administrator password, because this credential will be used in the Step 8.
- Click on the ‘Next’ button.
Step 6: Summary of your entered credentials.
- Do check if the entered credentials are correct for the final time. If you’re satisfied with the credentials, proceed by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.
- In rare cases, if you wish to change your router administrator password or wireless SSID name or password, you can still make changes by clicking on ‘Back’ button.
Step 7: Congratulations, you’ve successfully setup your D-Link wireless router.
- All your finalized credentials, including your ISP’s username and password, router administrator password and wireless SSID settings will be displayed.
- Once you’ve reached this final process of setting up you can’t revert any further changes, hence, click on the ‘Finish’ button.
During this period of time the router applying the entered credentials, it is advisable not to turn off your wireless router, and wait for around 2 minutes before you’re directed to the login screen.
Step 8: Setting up VLAN ID and third party DNS provider.
Enter your wireless router administrator password and click on the ‘Login’ button.
- Once you’ve logged in, you will see the current status of your wireless router.
- In some cases, if your D-Link router didn’t display ‘Internet Connected’ status, do not worry as, some D-Link router needs VLAN ID tagging done manually by following the Step 9.
- If your wireless router displays ‘Internet Connected’ status, you can skip Step 9 and move directly to Step 10.
Step 9: VLAN tagging (Manual)
Go to 192.168.0.1/VLAN.html or click on ‘Settings > Internet > VLAN’.
Enter your preferred VLAN ID in the given field, and you can assign a specific port for IPTV or you wish to use all the four ports for internet. Once done, click on the ‘Save’ button.
Step 10: Opting for third party DNS provider.
- Go to 192.168.0.1/Internet.html or click on ‘Settings > Internet’.
- Enter your preferred DNS provider either Open DNS, Google DNS or CloudFlare DNS.
- Once filling up the fields, hit on the ‘Save’ button by clicking it.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully set up the internet connection on your D-Link wireless router that includes assigning VLAN ID’s manually and opting to the third party DNS provider.
Now, you can see the your current status of the wireless router along with the new assigned DNS provider.
There you go fellow seekers, I hope, this guide able to show you the right path of saving your time and energy by setting up the D-Link wireless routers by your own. If there are any further questions, do leave a comment below.