How to lock you D-Link DWR-956-TK router to 4G

D-Link DWR-956-TK | How to lock your router to 4G

This article is for clients using the D-Link DWR-956-TK router.

Why would you want to lock your router into 4G?

4G is a loose term for the fourth generation of cellular communications, offering speeds that are about 10 times faster than they are on current third-generation or 3G networks. This gives better multimedia and gaming capabilities.

The maximum theoretical data transfer with 3G technology is 2Mbps. But in practice, you won't get more than 500 Kbps to 1.5Mbps, depending on your carrier, the location of the cell tower, congestion etc. 4G ups the game, with 4G the average download speeds ranged from 5Mbps to 12Mbps and with upload speeds of 2Mbps to 5Mbps.

You'll get better quality video calling on a 4G connection. With a 4G connection speed, you'll get lovely clear images when video calling, as well as less delay and lag.

Surfing the web is at least four times faster than on a 3G connection. For those that love a podcast, 4G will help you download them in seconds and you'll also be able to update apps quickly using 4G LTE. Your apps will be more efficient, whether that's Facebook, Twitter, Netflix or YouTube. A 4G connection will give you quicker status updates, picture uploading and page loading. 

Steps to lock your D-Link DWR-956-TK to 4G:

Step 1: Connect a network LAN cable to the router and connect the other side of the network cable to the LAN port on your computer. (Yellow cable supplied with the router.)

Step 2: Open your browser (Internet Explorer, Google or Safari) and enter the IP address of your Wi-Fi router. This is normally "", this will take you to the login screen for your router. To setup your router login, read this article:

Step 3: Enter your router username and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is also "admin".

Step 4: On the left side of your screen under the control panel, you should see the option "Basic Setup", select this option.

Step 5: Go to "WAN services", on the right side of the screen you should see a table. On the third row click "edit" under the "LTE" tab.

Step 6: Click open on the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Step 7: Look for "NetWork", click on the drop down box that says "Auto" and change this to "4G only", click "Apply" and " Save".

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