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D’Link AC2600 Router Setup Guide [Step-by-Step]

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AC2600 is one of the best models of the D’Link available in the market. And to use it for the first time, the initial step to follow is the router setup. The setup process of the AC2600 router is almost similar to any other routers. Here, in this article, you will learn the full methods to proceed with the D’Link AC2600 router setup. So, let us not waste time and check out the methods which are explained below.

Steps of D’Link AC2600 Router Setup Process

To begin with the D’Link AC2600 router setup process, at first, you need to select a proper location for its installation. And there are some important factors which you need to keep in your mind to select the location which is as follows:

  • A power outlet should be nearby to the router.
  • The location must be safe from any external disturbances. So that the wire loosening problem does not affect your work while you browse the internet.
  • It is better to locate the router as near as possible to your PC or SmartPhone. This will help you to get a better internet speed due to strong network bonding.

After selecting a proper location, now, proceed with these further steps to start the D’Link AC2600 router setup process.

Step 1: Unbox and Take out the Components in it

At first, take out every component from the D’Link router’s box. The components include Power Adapter, Ethernet cable, Quick Installation Guide, Warranty Card, Configuration Card, and the router itself.

Step 2: Connect your Router with the Power Outlet and Internet Source

Next, take the power adapter among the components inside the box. And with the help of it, connect the router with the power outlet. After that, connect the cable/ DSL modem to the Internet Port of the D’Link AC2600 router.

Step 3: Connect your Router with the PC or Laptop

Then, with the help of the Ethernet cable, connect the router LAN port with the computer. That is the overall external connection steps you need to follow to perform the D’Link AC 2600 router setup process. Now, continue these below lines to learn the complete method.

Now, turn on the power supply for both the devices (PC or laptop, Modem, and router). And wait until the lights on the router device get stable.

Step 4: Go to the Network Icon

After following all these above steps, now, click on the network icon from your computer which is located near the bottom-left portion. Over here, among the available network options, you will get an option as D’link followed by a short string of digits, click on it.

By doing this, you will visit that a pop-up window appears. Here, on this window, you need to enter the password which you see written on the configuration card. Next, click on Connect to join to the network.

Step 5: Launch a Web Browser and Navigate to the D’Link Router Login Page

Now, open a browser from your device and at the address bar of it, type the IP address of your router. You can check the IP address of your router on the Quick Installation Guide, which comes with the router device. Or else, proceed to the “Steps to get your router IP address Manually” method which is as below, to get your router IP address.

After, knowing your router IP, enter it at the address bar of the browser and press the Enter button, to proceed. By doing this, you will visit that the D’Link Setup Wizard window gets open.

Steps to get your Router IP Address Manually

To get your router’s IP address, at first, tap on the Windows key, this will activate the search bar. Then, on this search bar type cmd and press the Enter key. Now, as you visit the black background Command Prompt window, type ipconfig in it. After that, press the Enter button, this will load many important messages on this Command prompt screen.

Among these Control Panel messages, come down to the Default Gateway section. The number along with the dots beside the Default Gateway section is the IP address of your router. 192.168.1.1 is an example of the D’Link router IP address.

Step 6: Click on Next

On this D’Link Setup Wizard window, you will see the full steps which you need to follow to complete the D’Link AC2600 router setup process, which is as follows.

  • Configure your Internet Connection
  • Configure your Wi-Fi security
  • Set your Password
  • Select your Time Zone
  • Save Settings

Click on Next, to continue.

Step 7: Setup the Network Type (Optional)

After clicking on Next, you will see that the scanning process is active. It will select the network type automatically. In case, if the process is not able to identify the network type, a pop-up window will appear. From this window, select the network type, by getting the information from the ISP. In general, most of the modem and cable service uses the DHCP Connection type. If your network type is DHCP Connection, then tap the option and click on Next, to continue.

Note: In case, if your network type is Username/ Password Connection (PPPoE), by clicking the option, you will visit a pop-up window. On this window, you need to provide the Username and Password which you need to confirm from your ISP. After that, click on Next to proceed with these below steps.

Step 8: Enter the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) and Password

After following the above steps, you will visit the “CONFIGURE YOUR WI-FI SECURITY” window gets open. Here, on this window, you will get two blank spaces which are as follows:

  • Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID)
  • Wi-Fi Password

In the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) space, you will see that it was set “Dlink” as default. You can change it as per your choice. This is the settings page where you need to enter the details. With the help of this, you will be able to connect to the network via Wi-Fi.

The field which is allocated for the Password, you need to fill it up with the information of your choice. There are some basic steps which you need to follow to set the password for your Wi-Fi network. After entering the Network Name and Password, click on Next to continue.

Note down the details which you set for the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID), and Wi-Fi Password, for further use, while you connect to this network via Wi-Fi.

Step 9: Set a Password for your Router

Then, on this “Set Your Password” page, enter the password, which you want to set to secure your connection. This is the password, with the help of which you can enter to your D’Link router account from the D’Link log in page. After filling up the Password space, re-enter with the same information inside the space of the Verify Password.

Remember that the password is case sensitive. So, you need to enter the Verify Password field in the same manner as you fill the Password section. Also, keep a note of this password for further use. After filling up these spaces, click on Next and begin with this next step.

Step 10: Select your Time Zone and Click on Next> Save

After clicking on Next as said in this just above step, you will see that the “Select Your Time Zone” window gets appear. Then, drop-down the menu of this window and select the time zone from the available options, according to your current location. After that, click on Next and then on Save, to complete the D’Link AC2600 router setup process.

Hope, after studying this article thoroughly, you can proceed with the D’Link AC2600 router setup steps without stuck with any problem. As the setup process is over, enjoy accessing the internet with the help of your D’Link router.