The D-Link DIR-820L router offers a speed of 1000Mbps for flawless video streaming. You can monitor your network from your smartphone using the mydlink Cloud service.To perform the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router setup, carry out the following step-by-step instructions.
Unbox the router package and check if the following contents are present inside.
D-Link DIR-820L wireless AC1000 dual band cloud router
Wi-Fi configuration card
Quick Install Guide
Before you begin the router setup, ensure the following system requirements have been met.Network requirements:
Broadband modem with an active internet connection Web-based configuration utility requirements:
Computer OS - Windows, Macintosh, or Linux
Supported browsers - Internet Explorer (7 or higher), Firefox, Safari (4 or higher), and Chrome
The first step in the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router setup is hardware installation. For this, perform the following simple steps.
First, turn off your DSL or cable modem.
Unplug the DSL or cable modem's power cable from the electrical outlet.
Take the Ethernet cable (included in the box) and connect one of its ends to the Internet port of your router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port of the modem.
Reconnect the DSL or cable modem's power cable to the electrical outlet.
Wait for a minute and continue with the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router setup.
Connect the power adapter between the router and the power outlet.
Check if the Power LED turns on automatically. If it does not, locate the Power button on the router's rear side and press it.
Once the router is turned on, ensure that the Internet LED stays lit.
Configuration using Web-based Configuration Utility
To continue with the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router setup, launch a web browser on your computer.
Navigate to the address bar, type 192.168.0.1, and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
In the Login window, type your router's login password in the Password field.
Click the Login button to access the web-based configuration utility.
Now, you have to set up the Internet connection.
Navigate to the Setup tab on the top of the screen.
Go to the Internet tab in the left panel.
Click the Internet Connection Setup Wizard button in the main panel.
To configure your router, click the Next button.
Type your router's admin password in the Password field.
Enter the password again in the Verify Password field to confirm it.
Click the Next button.
Set your time zone and click the Next button.
In the Please select your Internet connection type below window, select the DHCP Connection (Dynamic IP Address) radio button and click Next.
Click the Copy Your PC's MAC Address button followed by the Next button.
Wait until you see the Setup Completed screen.
Click the Connect button to finish the Internet setup of the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router.
Once the Internet connection has been set up, the next step is to configure the wireless settings.
Click the Setup tab followed by the Wireless Settings tab.
In the main panel, click the Wireless Network Setup Wizard button.
Type a wireless network name in the Network Name (SSID) 2.4Hz Band field.
Select the Manually assign a network key radio button.
Enter a network key in the Wireless Security Password field and click the Next button.
Click the Save button in the Setup Complete window.
Now, you have finished the D-Link wireless AC1000 DIR-820L router setup.