D-link is one of the leading router manufacturers in the industry. D-link offers a large of routers from basic to gaming routers. Setting up your new router is pretty easy.
You can access many features of the router after logging in. D-link provides many functions in the router that you can use like security, access controls, and much more.
Why Do I Need to Login Into My D’Link Router?
The reason is –
- When setting up a new connection (Internet connection) you need to set up IP and DNS addresses to use the internet.
- When you want to change your WiFi password you need to login into your router.
- There are many features that you can access after logging into your router.
- You can check your connection strength and speed.
Features You Can Access After Login
Here are the features –
Access Control: You can set up your own controls after logging into your router. You can see and remove other users who are connected to the router.
You can blacklist devices from connecting to your router. You can change the name and password of your router ( WiFi ). You can also gain control over internet usage.
Speed Test and Usage: You can check the speed of the connection (internet). You can also view the usage is done by the individual device. You can restrict any device from using the internet.
Install a new connection: When you need to install a new connection you need to set up your router and fill in information about IPs and DNS addresses etc.
How To Set Up The D’Link Router For First Time
As I have mentioned above setting up the router is a pretty easy job. Simply follow the steps below to set up your D’Link router.
Step 1: Remove all the connections from your router( e.g cables ).
Step 2: Now connect your PC to your router via LAN cable.
Step 3: Plug in your router to the power source.
Step 4: Open any web browser on your PC (e.g Mozilla Firefox or Chrome).
Step 5: Now type http://local in the address bar and hit Enter.
If it didn’t work then type 192.168.0.1 in the search bar and hit Enter.
Step 6: Now you’ll be redirected to a login page. Enter the username and password to login into your router.
How to Upgrade The Firmware of Your D’Link Router
Upgrading firmware means upgrading its permanent controls and functions. Follow the steps below to upgrade the firmware of your Dlink router.
Step 1: Open your browser and go to the Dlink support website and download the latest firmware for your router.
Step 2: Now type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and hit Enter.
Step 3: Then on the login page fill in the username and password and click on login. [ default username = admin default password = ]
Step 4: Click on the Tools tab and select firmware. Then click on firmware upgrade and browse the downloaded firmware and select it.
Step 5: Click on Upload and let it complete the up-gradation process.
[Warning: It should take 5-10 mins during that time do not unplug the power from PC or router or may face some problems ]
Step 6: Now reboot your router.
Congratulations you have upgraded your router firmware successfully.
How To Change The Password For Your D-Link Router?
When you don’t want any unwanted person to connect to your router then changing the password of the router is the best way. Follow the steps.
Step 1: Open any web browser and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and hit Enter.
Step 2: Now fill in the username and password and click on Login.
Step 3: Go to the Setup tab and click on Wireless settings.
Step 4: Locate and select wireless security mode and enter a new password for your router.
Step 5: Finally click on save settings.
Congrats you have successfully changed your router password.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some of them –
Q1. I lost my password for my D Link router. Can I recover it?
Yes, you can recover your password if your password recovery is enabled. You can also reset your router if your recovery is not enabled.
Q2. Can I lock my D Link router to secure my network?
As your connection is already secured you still can increase the protection by adding a custom password.
Q3. How do I find the default login details of my router?
You can find the details on the D link support website and you can also check the details on the rear side of your router.
Q4. Do I have to upgrade my router’s firmware?
It is highly recommended to keep your firmware upgraded for an optimized experience.
Q5. Will resetting my D Link router reset my passwords too?
Yes, your passwords will be back to default settings.
Q6. How do I access the login page for my D-Link Router?
Just visit http://dlinkrouter.local or type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and hit Enter.
Q7. How do I secure my D Link router network?
You can change the password of your router and don’t share it with others.
Q8. Can I restrict access to inappropriate content on my network?
Yes, you can by using Parental controls.
Q9. Can I connect to my router or configure using a wireless device?
You can use any smart device to connect to your router and configure it.
Q10. How do I know if my router’s firmware is out of date?
Your router will notify you automatically when there is a new firmware version is available.
I hope at the end of the article you have learned and gained knowledge about D link routers. They can be configured easily. Always take note of all the settings if you are going to rest your router.