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How to set up a D-Link 825 Fibre Router for a DHCP connection

What is DHCP? 

DHCP means Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and is a network protocol that connects by obtaining an IP address and then connects automatically.

Follow the steps below to set up the newer D-Link 825 router for DHCP:
  • Open your internet browser. Enter the router's IP address: into the address bar and press enter.

The router's IP address can be found under the router.

  • Log in to the router.

Username: ‘admin’.

Password: Enter the password displayed on the sticker under the router or the password if one has been created for you.

  • Click ‘Login’.
  • If it is your first time logging into the router you will be required to go through the wizard to configure the router.
  • Click ‘Start’ to start the ‘Internet Connection Setup Wizard’.
  • Confirm if your language is English and click ‘Yes’ if it is.
  • Click ‘Continue’ to continue with the set-up wizard.
  • Under Connection Method, from the drop-down menu select ‘Wired Connection’
  • Under Work Mode, from the drop-down menu select ‘Router’.
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • Under Connection Type, from the drop-down menu select ‘Dynamic IPv4’
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • You will now need to configure the 2.4Ghz wireless network. Enter a Network Name and secure Password of your choice.
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • Then you will need to configure the 5Ghz wireless network. Enter the Network Name and a secure password of your choice and click ‘Next’.
  • Do not enable IPTV, click ‘Next’.
  • Do not enable VoIP, click ‘Next’.
  • You will be required to set up a new password for the router if it is the first time logging in and click ‘Next’.
  • Please note the summary of your settings or select ‘Save Configuration File’ to download the configuration backup file.
  • Click ‘Apply’ to save these settings.
  • Once done click ‘Finish’ to complete the router set up.
How to create a strong password: 

It is important to create a strong and secure password. Use a minimum of 10 characters. Include uppercase, lowercase, numbers and use at least one special character (eg: =~_{} @^&>*) in the password. Do not include a username or your name in the password.

Follow the steps below to set up the older D-Link 825 router for DHCP:
  • Log into the router. Open your internet browser. Enter the router's IP address: into the address bar and press enter.
  • Enter the router's username and password.
  • Click ‘Login’.
  • On the home page of the router select the ‘SETUP’ tab from the top menu bar.
  • Ensure you are on ‘INTERNET’ from the menu options on the left-hand side.
  • Select ‘Internet Connection Setup Wizard’.
  • A ‘Welcome to the Set Up Wizard’ screen will appear, click ‘Next’.
  • Step 1 will request you to enter a new administrator password to access the router in the future. Enter your new password and click ‘Next’.
  • Step 2 will require you to select the correct time zone of your location. From the drop-down menu select the time zone. South Africa is GMT+2. Then click ‘Next’.
  • Step 3 will require you to select the correct configuration for your internet connection. Select DHCP Connection and click ‘Next’.
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • The Setup is now complete, Select ‘Connect’ to save the settings.
  • Your settings will be saved and are now all set up and you are ready for Pure Internet Joy.

If you do not connect immediately please reboot the router.

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