How To Configure A D-Link Router As An Access Point?

Have you ever come across the term Access Point in a router? The Access Point is nothing much different and has the same functions as a wired or a wireless router. The only main difference you need to know is, the Access Point (AP) acts as a port to get the network connected to the device that is outside the wireless coverage, and also, you will be able to get more connections to the local area network. You might have a fixed mindset that the routers are considered optimum usage and are primarily for home and office use, but here is where you are wrong. The routers may be the optimum device for home devices, whereas when you are in an office environment where work revolves around the internet, Access points can help get the network to every corner of your office.

how to configure a D-Link router as an access point

We will guide you through the steps described below how to configure a D-Link router as an access point with a wireless router.

  • You now have two routers- one being the primary router and the D-Link router (secondary) that you will turn it into an access point.
  • Connect the computer to the secondary router. Take out an Ethernet cable and connect one end of the cable to the LAN port on the router and the other end to the computer.
  • Once the connection is secure, you will now have to log in to the D-Link router interface.
  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Enter the router IP address of the D-Link router in the address bar and press the Enter button.
  • You will now see the login page, set up a new username and password.
  • The default credentials are:
  • Username- admin
  • Password- password
  • You will now be open to the D-Link router’s web interface.
  • Follow these steps we can execute how to configure a D-Link router as an access point.
  • Click the Setup option.
  • On the left side of the router interface, click the Network tab.
  • Click LAN, and change the LAN IP address for the D-link router.
  • Once you change the LAN IP address, you will have to reboot and again log in to the D-Link interface using the new login credentials.
  • Select DHCP > DHCP settings. Click the Disable radio button to disable the DHCP feature and click Save.
  • Click the Apply Changes button.
  • Close the D-Link router page.
  • Click the Windows (Start) icon at the bottom-left corner of the page.
  • Select the Restart option from the list.
  • Use an Ethernet cable to connect the main router to the configured D-Link router.

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