LTE | All about the D-link DWR-957M | Router specs & How to change my Wi-Fi password

LTE | All about the D-link DWR-957M | Router specs & How to change my Wi-Fi password

This article is for clients using the D-Link DWR-957M router and wants to change their WiFi password.

The D-link DWR-957M AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi router allows you to connect up to 64 high-speed wireless devices and up to 4 cabled connections.


The router has combined wireless speeds of up to 1200 Mbps as well as an increase in range. The D-link router is Dual-band which means that the wifi router is able to transmit 2 WiFi frequency bands simultaneously, namely, 2.4GHz which is up to 300Mbps & 5GHz which is up to 867Mbps.


Global Mobile Broadband: 3G/4G mobile connectivity lets you take your broadband connection with you wherever you go.

Wireless AC & Gigabit Ethernet: Stream HD multimedia across your home without interruption using the fastest wired and wireless technologies available today.

Simple, Secure Setup: Set up the DWR-957M in no time with the web-based setup wizard, and create secure wireless connections easily using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Router specs for the D-Link DWR 957M
  • Concurrent dual-band wireless for combined connection speeds of up to 1200 Mbps  

  • Built-in SIM card slot  

  • 1x FXP VoIP/VoLTE/CS port  

  • 1x Gigabit WAN port supports high-speed Internet connections of today and tomorrow  

  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports to connect wired devices for high-speed online activities  

  • 2x 5dBi Fixed external Wi-Fi antennas  

  • 2x 5dBi Detachable external Wi-Fi antennas  

  • USB 2.0 port to share media from a storage device  

Here is how you can change your Wi-Fi password if you have a D-link DWR 957M Router.

Step 1. Once your computer has been connected to the router, navigate to the router's web interface by opening the internet browser and typing in the following

 Step 2. You will be directed to the page below

Step 4. Once you are logged in, click on the Basic Setup tab, then Wireless



From here you can change your SSID (Wireless Network Name) and WPA pre-shared key (Wireless Password)


Once you have made the relevant changes and are happy, click on Apply at the bottom, and you will be set and ready to go.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 What is the default login details for the router?

(if you didn’t change the details in the setup wizard)

Username: admin Password: admin
Please note: it is a security risk to leave the default password as admin & admin.
It is highly recommended to set your own unique password.


Q2  I only received 1 LAN cable in the box but I need 2 to do the setup. Am I missing a cable?

No. The Yellow LAN cable supplied with your router is to connect your computer/laptop to the router during setup. The ONT device should have come with a LAN cable for connecting it to the Blue WAN port on the back of the router. If you can’t find a second LAN cable to connect your router to your laptop for the setup, you will need to do the setup over Wi-Fi. Please check step 03 for more details.

Q3 What if the hardware connection keeps failing on step 1?

For 3G/4G: Please contact your ISP & verify that your SIM card is active
For Fibre: Please contact your ISP & verify that your ONT device and Fibre line is active

Q4  I did the setup over Wi-Fi but got disconnected on step 3 of the wizard. What do I do now?

If you changed your Wi-Fi username and password: Open your Wi-Fi settings on the device you used to setup the router. Select the new Wi-Fi name you set from the list of available networks and enter the password. Once connected reopen the webpage at to complete the setup.


Q5 What do I do if while in the Router web interface my browser locks up / goes white / says undefined?

If this happens, please clear your browser cookies & cache and reload the page.


Q6  What is the difference between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi?

2.4GHz: Better Wi-Fi coverage but more interference. Compatible with all phones with Wi-Fi.
5.8GHz: Faster Wi-Fi speeds & less interference but less Wi-Fi coverage. Only visible to 5Ghz capable phones.


Q7  How do I check my 3G/4G signal strength?

You can check your actual signal strength by opening the router’s web interface and navigating to Status > WAN > 3G/4G. For any queries relating to your signal strength/speed, please phone your ISP and confirm you are within their coverage area.

Q8  How do I know what mobile speed I’m connected to? (LTE/3G/2G)

Blue light = LTE
Green light = 3G
Orange light = 2G/GSM
Red light = No connection

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