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D-Link Wireless Router DIR-628 Setup [Without CD]

Most, if not all, wireless routers can be set up without the software they come with. Here are the step by step instructions for most D-Link Wireless routers, but more specifically the DIR-628.


 
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Step 1: Preparation for Setup

Assuming you just purchased the router, open the package and remove the Wireless Router, A/C Adapter, and the Ethernet Cable. You can leave the CD inside the packaging, you won’t be needing that.

Now before you start unhooking everything take just a second to identify what you have, and where you want to place the router. Your computer should either be connected directly to a Cable/DSL Modem, OR a switch which is plugged into the Modem. If your computer is plugged directly into the modem move to step 2, if not keep reading. If your switch is 5 ports or less you can remove it from the equation and just set it aside because the DIR-628 has 4 slots for hardwiring computers into the network. If you need more than those 4 slots just connect the router to the switch.

Step 2: Connecting the Router

 Computers without switches – Unplug the Ethernet cable going from the modem to the computer. Use the short Ethernet cable provided with the router to connect the router to the modem. Use the cable going from your computer (the one you just unplugged) and insert that into either of the 1-4 switch ports on the wireless router. Finally give the modem power with the A/C adapter,

 Computers with switches of 5 ports or less – Completely remove old switch, and plug everything into the wireless router. Make note that the Ethernet cable coming directly from the cable/dsl modem must be pluged into the Ethernet slot on the router and not one of the switch ports.

 Computers with pre-existing wireless routers – match port for port.

sparker2311 months ago
This is very helpful. However I am not so familiar with the computer so I can't follow these steps. One my friend told me to take tech support for that. I took tech support from http://www.dlinkroutersupport.com/ and my friend was already using their service.
These guys are great.. whenever I face problem in my router I just call and they provide me instant tech support for that.
Mr.Asmith9 (author)  sparker2311 months ago
I'm sorry that the instructions weren't quite simple enough. My goal was to make the instructable easy enough that a person with little to no computer experience could understand and follow theses yet have enough information to appeal to more experienced computer users. If you have any suggestions on improving on my instructable to help achieve my goal is like to hear them. I'm glad you where able to get your router setup and it's good to know their tech support actually cares about there customers.