Version 1.10 | 12/02/2014
User Manual
Music Everywhere
DCH-M225
Preface
D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization
of such revisions or changes.
Manual Revisions
Revision
Date
Description
1.0
May 2, 2014
1.01
September 18, 2014
1.10
December 2, 2014
• Initial release
• add Power Usage
• add LED indicator description
Trademarks
D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries.
All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2014 by D-Link Corporation. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior expressed
written permission from D-Link Systems, Inc.
Power Usage
This device is an Energy Related Product (ErP) with High Network Availability (HiNA), and automatically switches to a power-saving Network Standby
mode within 1 minute of no packets being transmitted. If it is not needed during certain periods of time, it can be unplugged to save energy.
Network Standby: 1.47 watts
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface.................................................................................. i
Manual Revisions............................................................................ i
Trademarks....................................................................................... i
Power Usage..................................................................................... i
Product Overview............................................................... 1
Package Contents.......................................................................... 1
System Requirements.................................................................. 2
Introduction.................................................................................... 3
Features..................................................................................... 3
What is Music Everywhere?................................................ 4
What is a Wireless Extender?............................................. 4
Hardware Overview...................................................................... 5
Front/Top.................................................................................. 5
Side and Bottom.................................................................... 6
Wireless Installation Factors...................................................... 7
Setting Up Your DCH-M225................................................ 8
QRS Mobile App Setup................................................................ 9
Playing you Music wirelessly to your Speakers.................13
Web-based Configuration........................................................17
Setup Wizard.....................................................................18
Using the WPS Method .....................................................20
Using the Manual Method ..............................................21
Home Screen.........................................................................24
Wi-Fi Settings........................................................................26
Extended Wi-Fi Settings....................................................27
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Audio Renderer....................................................................28
Network Settings.................................................................29
Advanced Settings.........................................................29
Maintenance.................................................................................32
Admin......................................................................................32
System.....................................................................................33
Upgrade..................................................................................34
Statistics..................................................................................35
Connecting a Wireless Client...........................................36
WPS Button....................................................................................36
Connect to a Wireless Network..............................................37
Windows® 8............................................................................37
WPA/WPA2........................................................................37
Windows® 7............................................................................39
WPA/WPA2........................................................................39
Windows Vista®.....................................................................42
WPA/WPA2........................................................................43
Windows® XP.........................................................................45
WPA/WPA2........................................................................46
Troubleshooting...............................................................48
Wireless Basics..................................................................50
Tips....................................................................................................51
Technical Specifications...................................................52
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Product Overview
Package Contents
DCH-M225 Music Everywhere
Wi-Fi Configuration Card
If any of the above items are missing from your package, please contact your reseller.
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System Requirements
Network Requirements
• A wireless router with an active Internet connection.
• IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, or 802.11b wireless clients/devices
Computer or Mobile Device with the following:
• A Windows®, Macintosh, Android, or Linux-based operating
system
• Wireless adapter or Wi-Fi functionality
Web-based Configuration
Browser Requirements:
Utility Requirements
• Internet Explorer 7 or later
• Firefox 12.0 or later
• Safari 4 or later
• Google Chrome 20.0 or later
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Introduction
Features
Conveniently Stream Audio
Music Everywhere (DCH-M225) allows you to play music from your smartphone, tablet or computer wirelessly to your speakers.
Simply plug in your speaker jack into Music Everywhere (DCH-M225) and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. It also has a Wi-Fi
extender built-in to help you eliminate any Wi-Fi black spots in your home. If you do not have access to a Wi-Fi network, you
can also use the direct connect mode to play music wirelessly, which connects your smart phone, tablet or computer directly
to Music Everywhere.
Easily Extend Your Existing Network and Audio Setup
The DCH-M225 Music Everywhere is also a portable plug-in repeater that lets you extend an existing wireless network. It also
has the ability to stream your music library to anywhere within your extended wireless network. Tiny yet powerful, it supports
Wireless N speeds of up to 300 Mbps in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
Compact, Convenient Design
The DCH-M225 ‘s compact design is ideal for use at home or a small office, as it does not take up much space and is ready to
use by simply plugging it in. The repeater’s small form means it can easily be plugged into a power outlet without blocking
other outlets while its wall wart design saves you the hassle of dealing with a power cord. Its sleek, unobtrusive appearance
means it blends easily into the background.
Simple Setup
Through its easy-to-use web-based user interface, you can quickly and easily connect the DCH-M225 to an uplink router,
configure the extender wireless network, and manage the administrative settings. The setup wizard will even guide you through
the setup process, getting your extended wireless network up and running in no time.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors,
including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will adversely
affect wireless signal range.
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What is Music Everywhere?
Music Everywhere (DCH-M225) allows you to play music from your smartphone, tablet or computer wirelessly to your speakers.
Simply plug in your speaker jack into Music Everywhere (DCH-M225) and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. It also has a Wi-Fi
extender built-in to help you eliminate any Wi-Fi black spots in your home. If you do not have access to a Wi-Fi network, you
can also use the direct connect mode to play music wirelessly, which connects your smart phone, tablet or computer directly
to Music Everywhere.
Expanding your audio capabilities has never been easier with the help of the DCH-M225. With support for both DLNA and
AirPlay, simply plug in your speakers and you’ll be able to stream audio to anywhere within your wireless network. The Wi-Fi
WMM quality of service protocol ensures that you’ll have no issues with bandwidth when streaming audio and performing
other tasks such as surfing the Internet, checking email, or online gaming.
What is a Wireless Extender?
The DCH-M225 acts as a repeater to extend the range of an existing wireless network to provide better signal for parts of
your home or office that may have poor or no reception. Your existing wireless signal will be re-broadcast by the DCH-M225,
allowing you to reach the farthest corners of your home or office . The extended network can simply use the same network
credentials as the existing network, or you can specify a different network name and password, giving you the flexibility to
control network access.
This purpose of this product is to create a constant network connection for your devices. As such, it does not have a standby
mode or use a power management mode. If you wish to power down this product, please simply unplug it from the power
outlet.
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Hardware Overview
Front/Top
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LED Indicator
LED Indicator
This indicates the current status of the DCH-M225, as detailed in the table below.
Colour
Green
Power/Status
Red
Orange
None
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Description
Solid Green
Connection quality is good and device operating normally
Blinking Green
The device is processing WPS
Solid Red
Device is powering ON or system is defective
Blinking Orange
Cannot connect or provision an IP address from the uplink router
Solid Orange
Connection quality is poor due to poor reception
Off
Device is not receiving power. Check the power outlet
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Side and Bottom
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MAC ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX
P/N: ECHM225EEU...A1G
S/N: RZF21ymXXXXXX
WPS PIN: XXXXXXXX
Password: XXXXXXXXXX
Wi-Fi Name (SSID) 2.4GHz: dlink-XXXX
Input : 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.3A
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WPS Button
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Audio Line Out
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Reset Button
3
Pressing the WPS button for 1 second allows you to connect with Wi-Fi clients using Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Audio line out jack for connecting an external speaker
Pressing the reset button will reset the DCH-M225 to the factory default settings
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Wireless Installation Factors
The Music Everywhere lets you extend the reach of your existing wireless network, allowing you to work wirelessly from more
places in your home or office. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness, and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects
that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and
background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic
guidelines:
1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the extender and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can
reduce your adapter’s range by up to 98 feet (30 meters). Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. At a 45-degree angle, a wall that is 0.5 meters thick (1.5 feet) appears to be
almost 1 meter (3 feet) thick. At a 2-degree angle it can appear over 14 meters (45 feet) thick! Position devices so that the signal
will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.
3. Building materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminium studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position
access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects
such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete can degrade your
wireless signal.
4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
5. If you are using 2.4 GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your
wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4 GHz phone base is as far away from your
wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.
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Setting Up Your DCH-M225
Plug in the DCH-M225 to a power outlet. Verify that the power
LED is blinking orange before continuing.
Outlet
Ethernet
Locate the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for your DCH-M225
device. These details are printed on the specification sticker on the
underside of the device. Using your computer or mobile device’s
Wi-Fi connection utility, connect to the SSID of your DCH-M225
and enter the password. If you are unsure of how to connect to a
wireless network, please refer to “Connect to a Wireless Network”
on page 37, or consult your device’s user manual. Once connected,
you are ready to begin the setup process.
There are two ways to configure your DCH-M225; using the QRS
Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet device, or using the
web GUI on your computer.
For detailed information on either of the methods for configuring
your DCH-M225, refer to the following sections of the manual:
MAC ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX
P/N: ECHM225EEU...A1G
S/N: RZF21ymXXXXXX
WPS PIN: XXXXXXXX
Password: XXXXXXXXXX
Wi-Fi Name (SSID) 2.4GHz: dlink-XXXX
Input : 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.3A
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• “QRS Mobile App Setup” on page 9
• “Web-based Configuration” on page 17
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QRS Mobile App Setup
The DCH-M225 can be set up from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet device using the QRS Mobile app.
Search for “QRS Mobile” in the App Store or Google Play, or use
your mobile device to scan the QR codes on the right to download
the QRS Mobile app from the App Store (left) for your iOS device,
or from Google Play (right) for your Android device.
For iOS
For Android
Connect to the Wi-Fi network that is displayed on the Wi-Fi
Configuration Card included in your package (ex: dlink-a8fa).
Then, enter the Wi-Fi password also printed on the Wi-Fi
Configuration Card (ex: akbdj1936). These details are also printed
on the specification sticker on the underside of the device.
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Once your mobile device is connected, tap on the QRS Mobile
icon.
Click Start to continue.
QRS Mobile will first detect your DCH-M225, then scan for
available Wi-Fi networks. Select the network you wish to extend
and enter the password if required.
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Enter a network name (SSID) and password for the extended
Wi-Fi network. You may keep the existing SSID and password if
you wish. Click Next to continue.
Create an admin password for the DCH-M225’s Web-based
configuration utility. Click Next to continue.
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A summary of your settings will be displayed. Click Save to reboot
the device and to complete the setup.
After the setup wizard is complete, the following screen will
appear. You can now change your mobile device and laptop
Wi-Fi settings to the wireless network name and password you
just created.
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Playing you Music wirelessly to your Speakers
NOTE: Music Everywhere plays music from only one device at a time. To switch devices, stop the current device before playing
music on another device.
PLAYING YOUR MUSIC WITH APPLE IOS DEVICES
NOTE: The below guide is for iOS 7. For more information on how to enable AirPlay on devices using iOS versions earlier than
iOS 7, please refer to Apple’s support page.
1. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on for your iOS device and that
your iOS device is connected to the same network as Music
Everywhere.
2. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the ‘Control
Center’ function of your device.
3. Tap “AirPlay”
4. Choose Music Everywhere (DCH-M225) from the list of devices.
5. To choose a song to play, press the home button to navigate
and now navigate to the music App (or another Airplay
enabled music App).
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PLAYING YOUR MUSIC WITH ANDROID DEVICES
1. In order to stream music from an Android smartphone or tablet to Music Everywhere, you will need to download and install
an AirPlay or DLNA streaming capable music app, such as BubbleUPnP or iMediaShare.
2. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on for your Android device and that your Android device is connected to the same network as
Music Everywhere.
3. For instruction on how to stream music from your Android device to Music Everywhere, please refer to the app’s user’s guide.
NOTE: D-Link cannot be held responsible or liable for any direct or consequential damages resulting from the use of third party
applications. For more information relating to any third party applications, please refer to the app information on Apple App
Store or Google Play, or contact the application developer.
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PLAYING YOUR MUSIC WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
NOTE: The below guide is for Windows Media Player version 12. For more information on how to enable the “Play To” function
in versions earlier than 12, please refer to Microsoft’s support page.
1. Make sure your desktop or laptop computer is connected to
the same network as Music Everywhere.
2. Launch Windows Media Player and make sure it’s showing the
“Play” tab on the right hand side
3. Select music you want to play if you haven’t done so already.
4. Click the “Play To” button
at the top of the “Play” tab and
select “DCH-M225”.
5. In the “Play To” dialog box, use the playback controls to play,
pause, or stop the media stream, and to change to the next
or previous item in the list.
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PLAYING YOUR MUSIC WITH ITUNES
NOTE: The below guide is for iTunes version 11. For more information on how to enable the “AirPlay” function in versions earlier
than 11, please refer to Apple’s support page.
1. Make sure your desktop or laptop computer is connected to
the same network as Music Everywhere.
2. Launch iTunes and select the music you want to play if you
haven’t done so already.
3. Click the “AirPlay” icon
and select “DCH-M225”.
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Web-based Configuration
To access the configuration utility for the DCH-M225 on your PC,
first connect to the DCH-M225 wirelessly using the Wi-Fi name
(SSID) and password located on your Wi-Fi Configuration Card.
Then open a web browser and enter http://dlinkap.local in the
address bar. You can also use the IP address http://192.168.0.50.
Note: If you have multiple DCH-M225 devices on the network,
you can access web-based configuration via http://dlinkapxxxx.
local. as shown in the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card, with
“xxxx” being the last four digits of the DCH-M225’s MAC address.
Enter your password. By default, Admin is selected as the username
and cannot be changed, and by default, the password is blank.
The configuration interface will open, and you can configure the
various settings for the DCH-M225. If you have not yet configured
an uplink network, the home screen will show that there is no
connection between the DCH-M225 and the uplink router.
For detailed information on manually setting up your DCH-M225
to extend an existing wireless network, refer to “Using the Manual
Method” on page 21.
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Setup Wizard
If you wish to configure your extender to connect to the Internet
using the setup wizard, click the Setup Wizard button.
This wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step
process to configure your new Music Everywhere to extend your
wireless network and connect to the Internet.
Click Next to continue.
If you already have a Wi-Fi network set up and you want to
configure your Wi-Fi network settings manually, go to Settings
at the top of your browser window and select Wi-Fi from the
drop-down menu (refer to “Wi-Fi Settings” on page 26) to set up the
connection between your DCH-M225 and the uplink router. To
set up the extended Wi-Fi network, select Extended Wi-Fi (refer
to “Extended Wi-Fi Settings” on page 27).
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Select whether you want to use the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
method or the manual method to set up an extended wireless
network using your DCH-M225 and click Next.
If you wish to use the WPS method, please refer to “Using the WPS
Method” on page 20.
If you wish to use the manual setup method, please refer to “Using
the Manual Method” on page 21.
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Using the WPS Method
To set up using the WPS method, select the first option from the
setup wizard menu. Click Next to continue.
The DCH-M225 uses the push-button method for WPS. After
selecting WPS, the DCH-M225 will ask you to press the WPS push
button on the access point or router you want to connect the
DCH-M225 to. You have 120 seconds to press the button on your
access point or router. Click Next to continue.
If a connection has been successfully made, you will see a notice
on the screen and the LED on the device will turn solid green.
You can also use the WPS button on the side of the DCH-M225 to
initiate a WPS connection with the uplink router. After pressing
the WPS button on the DCH-M225, you will have 120 seconds to
press the WPS button on your access point or router. The LED on
the DCH-M225 will turn solid green when a connection has been
successfully established with the uplink router.
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Using the Manual Method
To set up your network manually, select the second option from
the setup wizard menu. Click Next to continue.
The DCH-M225 will first scan for available Wi-Fi networks and
list the networks it has found. If the network you would like to
connect to isn’t listed, click Back and select the manual option
again to perform another scan.
Once you have selected the uplink network you wish to use, click
Select.
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Enter the password for your uplink network.
Click Next to continue, or click Back to return to the previous step.
The DCH-M225 will re-broadcast the Wi-Fi connection from the
uplink router as an extended Wi-Fi network. Enter the SSID and
password that you wish to apply to the extended Wi-Fi network. If
you would like the uplink router Wi-Fi network and the extended
Wi-Fi network to have the same SSID and password, check the
box at the bottom of the screen.
Click Next to continue, or click Back to return to the previous step.
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The setup process is now complete. A summary page will appear
showing the settings for both the connection to the uplink router,
and the extended Wi-Fi network. It is recommended that you
make a record of this information for future reference.
Click Save to exit the wizard and return to the home screen.
Or, click Back to return to the previous step.
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Home Screen
The home screen gives a summary of the current status of devices
connected to the DCH-M225. A green check between devices
indicates that there is an active connection. A red X indicates that
there is no connection present, or there is a connection error.
At any time, you can click on the device images on the home
screen to view the current status of each device.
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If there is no connection between the DCH-M225 and the uplink
router, you can click on the uplink router icon to search for an
available uplink router.
You can view the details of both the uplink router network and
the extended Wi-Fi network by clicking on the DCH-M225 icon.
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Wi-Fi Settings
This page lets you configure the Wi-Fi settings to connect your DCH-M225 to another wireless network. This is the uplink
network which the DCH-M225 will then be able to extend. To access this page, click on the Settings drop-down menu at the
top of the page, and select Wi-Fi.
Wireless This is set to Repeater mode and cannot be changed.
Mode:
Wi-Fi Network Click Scan to scan for available wireless networks and select
Name (SSID): the one you want to use the DCH-M225 to extend.
You can also type in the name (SSID) of the wireless network.
Security Select the security method that is being used by the wireless
Mode: network that you have selected: WEP, WPA-Personal, or
None.
Password: If you selected WEP or WPA-Personal, you will be required
to enter the password or security key for the network you
are attempting to join.
You can also use WPS to connect your wireless devices to
the DCH-M225’s extended network. For further information
on how to do this, please refer to “Connecting a Wireless
Client” on page 36.
Click Save to save the settings and return to the home page.
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Extended Wi-Fi Settings
This page lets you configure the settings for the DCH-M225’s extended wireless network. To access this page, click on the
Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Extended Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi Name This is the name of the DCH-M225’s extended network. The
(SSID): DCH-M225 will rebroadcast the uplink router’s Internet
connection under this SSID. You can also choose to make
the SSID for the extended network the same as the SSID for
the uplink network.
Security: Select the type of wireless security you wish to use for the
extended network. Choose None, WEP, or WPA-Personal.
Enter the password or network key that you wish to use
Password: for the extended network. You can also choose to make
the password for the extended network the same as the
password for the uplink network.
Click Save to save the settings and return to the home page.
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Audio Renderer
This page lets you configure the settings for the DCH-M225’s audio extending feature. To access this page, click on the Settings
drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Audio Renderer.
DLNA Click to enable or disable the DLNA Renderer feature. When
Renderer this option is enabled, any DLNA compatible device will be
Status: able to find the DCH-M225 using the device name that is set
in the Device Name field below.
AirPlay Click to enable or disable the AirPlay feature. When this
Status: option is enabled, any AirPlay compatible device will be able
to find the DCH-M225 using the device name that is set in
the Device Name field below.
Device Name: You can enter a name for your device in this field. Other
devices on your network that can stream audio through
DLNA or AirPlay will be able to identify your DCH-M225 by
this name.
Click Save to save the settings and return to the home page.
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Network Settings
This page lets you configure the network settings for the DCH-M225. To access this page, click on the Settings drop-down
menu at the top of the page, and select Network. Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page.
Device Name: You can change the name of the device by editing the text in
the text box. If you change the name of the device, you will
need to enter “http://xxxx.local.” (where “xxxx” corresponds
to the name of the device) in the address bar of your web
browser in order to access the configuration utility.
Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings section of the Network Settings page allows you to configure both IPv4 and IPv6 settings which will
be used by the DCH-M225’s extended network.
IPv4 Device Management interface - You can select either a Dynamic or Static IPv4 configuration:
My LAN Here you can select whether you want the IP to have a
Connection is: Dynamic IP or Static IP address. If you select Dynamic IP,
the options below will not be available.
IP Address: Enter the Static IP address that you want to assign to the
extended network AP. This address should be outside of the
uplink router’s DHCP address pool.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask.
Gateway Enter the gateway address. This is usually the IP address of
Address: the uplink router.
Primary DNS Enter the address of the primary DNS server.
Server:
Secondary Enter the address of the secondary DNS server. This is
DNS Server: optional but will provide backup if the primary server fails.
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IPv6 Device Management Interface - You can select an Autoconfiguration (dynamic), Static IP, or Link-local IPv6 configuration:
My IPv6 Select Autoconfiguration (SLAAC/DHCPv6) to have the
Connection is: DCH-M225 automatically receive an IPv6 address from the
uplink router.
Obtain DNS You can select to obtain IPv6 DNS server information
Server Address: automatically, or you can select to configure DNS servers
manually.
Primary DNS Enter the primary IPv6 DNS server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary IPv6 DNS server address. This is optional
Server: but will provide backup if the primary server fails.
My IPv6 Select Static IPv6 to manually assign an IP address to the
Connection is: DCH-M225.
IPv6 Address: Enter the IPv6 address that you want to assign to the
extended network AP. This address should be outside of the
uplink router’s DHCP address pool.
Subnet Prefix Enter the length of the IPv6 subnet prefix.
Length:
Default Gateway: Enter the default gateway.
Primary DNS Enter the primary IPv6 DNS server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary IPv6 DNS server address. This is optional
Server: but will provide backup if the primary server fails.
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My IPv6 Select Link-local only to only set an IPv6 address for the
Connection is: local network.
LAN IPv6 Link- The link-local address of the DCH-M225.
Local Address:
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Maintenance
Admin
This page will allow you to set a new password for the administrator account used to configure the DCH-M225. You can also
enable graphical authentication (CAPTCHA) on this page. To access this page, click on the Management drop down menu at
the top of the page, and select Admin. Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page.
Admin Enter the Admin password.
Password:
Enable Click on the slider to enable graphical authentication,
Graphical or CAPTCHA. This provides an extra layer of security by
Authentication: requiring you to enter a code that is displayed on-screen. This
can help prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to
your wireless network using automated methods.
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Section 3 - Web-based Configuration
System
This page allows you to save or restore your system configuration, reset or reboot the DCH-M225. To access this page, click
on the Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select System. Click Save at any time to save the changes
you have made on this page.
Save Settings Save the system settings into a file to the local hard drive.
To Local Hard You will then see a file dialog where you can select a location
Drive: and file name for the settings.
Load Settings Load the system settings from a file on the local hard drive.
From Local
Hard Drive:
Restore Restore the system settings to factory default settings. This
to Factory will erase all currently stored settings.
Default
Settings:
Reboot the Click Reboot to reboot the DCH-M225.
Device:
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Upgrade
Firmware upgrades may be provided for the DCH-M225 in future. You can check for and upgrade your firmware on this page.
To access this page, click on the Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select Upgrade.
Firmware This section displays the currently installed firmware version,
Information: as well as the date on which the current firmware version
was released.
Check For New Click Check For New Firmware to find out if there is new or
Firmware: updated firmware. If there is, you can download it to your
computer.
Upgrade Click Select File to locate the firmware file on your local
Firmware: device and perform a manual firmware upgrade.
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Statistics
This page displays details about your wireless and network connections. To access this page, click on the Management drop
down menu at the top of the page, and select Statistics.
Wi-Fi: Click on the Wi-Fi tab to display the statistics for the
connection between the DCH-M225 and the uplink router.
Extended Click on the Extended Wi-Fi tab to display the statistics for
Wi-Fi: the connection between the DCH-M225 and any connected
clients.
Clear: Click the Clear button to reset the statistics.
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Section 4 - Connecting a Wireless Client
Connecting a Wireless Client
WPS Button
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a simple and secure way to connect your wireless devices with the DCH-M225. Most wireless
devices such as wireless routers, media players, printers, and cameras will have a WPS button (or a software utility with WPS)
that you can press to connect to the DCH-M225. Please refer to the user manual for the wireless device you want to connect
to make sure you understand how to enable WPS. Once you know, follow the steps below:
Step 1 - Press the WPS button on the DCH-M225 for about 3 seconds. The LED on the device will start to blink. You can also
use the WPS option in the setup wizard section of the web interface.
Step 2 - Within 120 seconds, press the WPS button on your wireless device.
Step 3 - Allow up to 1 minute to configure. Once the LED light stops blinking and turns solid green, you will be connected and
your wireless connection will be secured with WPA2.
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Connect to a Wireless Network
Windows® 8
WPA/WPA2
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your
wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key (Wi-Fi password) being used.
To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar, next to the
time display.
Wireless Icon
Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks which are within connecting
proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name.
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You will then be prompted to enter the network security key (Wi-Fi password) for
the wireless network. Enter the password into the box and click Next.
If you wish to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router, you can also
press the WPS button on your router at this point to enable the WPS function.
When you have established a successful connection with a wireless network, the word
Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected.
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Windows® 7
WPA/WPA2
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your
wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.
1.Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner).
Wireless Icon
2.The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
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3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to
and click the Connect button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your
TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking
Basics section in this manual for more information.
4.The following window appears while your computer tries to
connect to the router.
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5. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and
click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the
connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The
key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Windows Vista®
Windows Vista® users may use the built-in wireless utility. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000, please
refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. Most utilities will have a
“site survey” option similar to the Windows Vista® utility as seen below.
If you receive the “Wireless Networks Are Available” bubble, click on the
center of the bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right
corner next to the time). Select Connect to a network.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click
on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click Connect.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/
IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to “Troubleshooting” on page
48 for more information.
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WPA/WPA2
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your
wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.
1. Open the Windows Vista® Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the
wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of
screen). Select Connect to a network.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect
to and click Connect.
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3. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and
click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the
connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The
key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Windows® XP
Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). The following instructions are for Service
Pack 2 users. If you are using another company’s utility, please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with
connecting to a wireless network. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below.
If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the
center of the bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right
corner next to the time). Select View Available Wireless Networks.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click
on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/
IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics
section in this manual for more information.
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WPA/WPA2
It is recommended to enable WPA on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are
joining an existing network, you will need to know the WPA key being used.
1. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the
wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner
of screen). Select View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to
connect to and click Connect.
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3.The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the WPA-PSK
passphrase and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the
connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The
WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DCH-M225. Read the
following descriptions if you are having problems. The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. If you have a different
operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.
1. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility?
When entering the IP address of the Music Everywhere (dlinkap.local for example), you are not connecting to a website nor do
you have to be connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Your computer
must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.
• Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. We recommend the following:
• Internet Explorer 7 or later
• Firefox 12.0 or later
• Safari 4 or later
• Google Chrome 20.0 or later
• Make sure that you are connected to the same wireless network which is listed on the base of the DCH-M225. If you have an
active wired LAN Ethernet connection, try temporarily unplugging the Ethernet cable from the computer you are using, as
this may eliminate possible conflicts from having two simultaneous connections on the same computer.
• Disable any Internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls such as ZoneAlarm, BlackICE, Sygate,
Norton Personal Firewall, and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages. Check the help files included
with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.
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• Configure your Internet settings:
• Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. From the Security tab, click the button to restore
the settings to their defaults.
• Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. Click the LAN Settings button. Make sure nothing
is checked. Click OK.
• Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. Click OK three times.
• Close your web browser (if open) and open it.
• Access the web management interface. Open your web browser and enter the address of your extender (http://dlinkap.
local) in the address bar. This should open the login page for your web management. If the DCH-M225 is not connected to
an uplink router, you can try accessing the web interface using the default IP address http://192.168.0.50.
• If you still cannot access the configuration, unplug the extender from the power outlet for at least 10 seconds and plug it
back in. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. If you have multiple computers, try connecting using a
different computer.
2. What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you forgot your password, you must reset your extender. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the
factory defaults.
To reset the extender, locate the reset button (hole) on the underside panel of the unit. With the extender powered on, use
a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Release the button and the extender will go through its reboot process
(indicated by the LED turning red). Wait about 30 seconds to access the extender. The default IP address is http://dlinkap.
local. When logging in, the username is admin and leave the password box empty.
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Appendix A - Wireless Basics
Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless
connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link
wireless family of products will allow you to securely and conveniently access your network. You will be able to enjoy the
freedom that wireless networking delivers.
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of
wires. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops
and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently.
Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless adapters used on laptop and desktop
systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
Under many circumstances, it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to
use servers, printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A wireless router is a device used to provide
this link.
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Appendix A - Wireless Basics
Tips
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are installing your Music Everywhere.
Centralize the extender’s location
For best performance, make sure you place the extender in a centralized location within your desired usage area. Try to place
the extender so that there are minimal obstructions between it and the uplink router. If possible, use an elevated power outlet,
so the signal can be dispersed more easily. If you have a large home or usage area, you may need several extenders in order
to achieve optimal coverage.
Eliminate Interference
Place home appliances such as cordless telephones, microwaves, and televisions as far away as possible from the extender.
This can significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.
Security
Don’t let your neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by utilizing the WPA or
WEP security feature on the extender and uplink router. Refer to the relevant sections of this manual for further details.
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Appendix C - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b
Wireless Frequency Range 1
• 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
Antenna
• Two Internal Antennas
Security
• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
• WPS™ (PBC)
• Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64/128-bit
Advanced Features
• QRS Mobile setup app for iOS and Android devices
Device Management
• Web UI
Operating Humidity
• 0% to 90% non-condensing
Power Input
• AC 110-240 V
Maximum Power Consumption
• 5 W
Certifications
• FCC
• CE
• IC
• C-Tick
• CSA
• Wi-Fi Certified
Dimensions
• 54 x 42 x 54.5 mm (2.13 x 1.65 x 2.15 inches)
Weight
• 81.2 grams (0.18 lb)
Diagnostic LEDs
• Status/WPS
Operating Temperature
• 0 to 40 ˚C (32 to 104 ˚F)
Frequency range varies depending on local regulations
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