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Please Note:

WEP is an older wireless encryption protocol. While WEP can be used to safely encrypt wireless transmissions, if you have a Wireless N device such as a laptop with a newer wireless network card, you will not communicate with the router at the optimum speed available. WEP should only be used on a network if you have a dated computer, such as one with an operating system older than Windows XP Service pack 2. These older computers are not capable of associating with an access point that uses newer encryption protocols such as WPA. If you have computers that are all newer than Windows XP Service Pack 2, it is recommended that you set up WPA or WPA2 instead.

  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  • Go up to the address bar at the top of the browser, and backspace everything out of it.
  • Next, type in the IP address of the router which by default is Then press Enter.
  • This will take you to a D-Link sign in page. The User Name by default is Admin and there is no password by default. Once you have that entered, press Login.
  • This will take you to a D-Link Status page. Click Setup at the top of the page.
  • Next, click Wireless Settings on the left-hand side of the page.
  • You will be asked if you want to use the Wireless Setup Wizard, Add a Device with WPS, or Manually Setup a Wireless Network. Click the button that says Manual Wireless Network Setup.



If you have an option to enable or disable WPS or Wi-Fi Protected Setup, make sure that Enable is unchecked. If left enabled, it can interfere with adding a computer to the wireless using a password.


  • Down at the bottom of the page, you will see a section for Wireless Security Mode. Change this from None to WEP.
  • Leave the WEP Key Length set to 64-bit.
  • Leave the Default WEP Key set to WEP Key 1.
  • Leave Authentication set to Open.
  • Enter a key value in Key 1 (The primary WEP key and the only one required). WEP only supports characters A through F and 0 through 9. With 64-bit WEP, the key MUST be EXACTLY ten characters.
  • Once you have the key entered, click the Save Settings button at the top of the page to save the changes.
  • The router will then reboot. If you are on a laptop, you will need to reconnect to the wireless network during which you will be prompted for the key that was just set up. If the computer is a Windows 7 or Windows Vista based computer, you will have to remove the old network profile before attempting to reconnect to the router, or you will get an error saying The profile saved on this computer does not match the requirements of the network.
  • WEP Security should now be enabled on the router. You will need to enter this key into each wireless computer you add to the network. Wired systems do not require a network key to connect.