Preface
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person or organization of such revisions or changes.
Manual Revisions
Revision
Date
1.0
June 11, 2014
Description
• Initial release for Revision A1
Trademarks
© 2014 D-Link. All Rights Reserved. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation
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may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior express written permission from D-Link Systems, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface.................................................................................. i
Manual Revisions............................................................................ i
Trademarks....................................................................................... i
Product Overview............................................................... 1
Package Contents.......................................................................... 1
Minimum Requirements............................................................. 2
Introduction.................................................................................... 3
What is a Wi-Fi Extender?............................................................ 4
Features............................................................................................. 5
Hardware Overview...................................................................... 6
Front/LED Indicator............................................................... 6
Side and Bottom/WPS and Reset..................................... 7
Product Setup..................................................................... 8
Wireless Installation Considerations....................................... 9
Recommended Placement...............................................10
Connect Your DCH-M225 to Your Router Using WPS......11
QRS Mobile App Setup..............................................................13
Web-based Configuration Utility...........................................17
Setup Wizard.........................................................................19
Manual Configuration........................................................22
Home........................................................................................23
Wi-Fi Settings........................................................................24
Extended Wi-Fi Settings....................................................25
Audio Renderer....................................................................26
Network Settings.................................................................27
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Advanced Settings.........................................................27
Maintenance.................................................................................30
Admin......................................................................................30
System.....................................................................................31
Upgrade Firmware...............................................................32
Statistics..................................................................................33
Configuring WPA/WPA2 Personal..........................................34
Connecting to a Wireless Network..................................36
Connecting to Wireless Clients Using WPS........................36
Windows® 8....................................................................................37
Windows® 7....................................................................................39
Windows Vista®.............................................................................42
Troubleshooting...............................................................45
Wireless Basics..................................................................47
What is Wireless?..........................................................................48
Tips....................................................................................................50
Networking Basics............................................................51
Statically Assign an IP Address...............................................52
Wireless Security Options................................................54
Security Protocols........................................................................54
Encryption......................................................................................55
Authentication......................................................................55
Technical Specifications...................................................56
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Contacting Technical Support.........................................57
Warranty............................................................................58
Registration......................................................................65
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product
PackageOverview
Contents
DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender
Wi-Fi Configuration Card
Quick Install Guide
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
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Minimum Requirements
Network Requirements
• IEEE 802.11n or 802.11g wireless clients/devices
• A wireless router with an active Internet connection
Computer with the following:
• Windows®, Macintosh, Android or Linux-based operating
system
• Wireless adapter or Wi-Fi functionality
Web-based Configuration Browser Requirements:
• Internet Explorer® 7 or higher
Utility Requirements
• Safari® 4 or higher
• Firefox® 12 or higher
• Chrome™ 20 or higher
Windows Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java
installed. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version.
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Introduction
The Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225) is a portable plug-in repeater that lets you extend your existing wireless network. It
also expands your audio capabilities by allowing you to stream your music library to anywhere within your extended wireless
network.
Just place the extender within equal distance of your wireless router and your wireless client devices. This will extend your
wireless coverage to hard-to-reach places like basements, home offices or upstairs bedrooms that are distant from your wireless
router. The Wi-Fi Audio Extender is also ideal for mobile device connections. Tiny yet powerful, it supports Wireless N speeds
up to 300 Mbps.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard , 802.11g and 802.11n 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 a Wi-Fi Extender?
The DCH-M225 extends the range of an existing wireless network to provide a better signal for parts of your home or office that
may have poor or no reception. Your existing wireless signal will be rebroadcast by the extender, 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.
Note: The DCH-M225 is intended to provide a constant network connection. Needless to say, it does not have a standby mode. To power
down this unit, simply unplug it from the power outlet.
Mobile Device
Internet
Wireless Router
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Computer
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Features
•Conveniently Stream Audio - The DCH-M225 will expand your audio capabilities. You can simply plug in
your DLNA Certified® speakers and you’ll be able to stream audio to anywhere within your extended wireless
network. The Wi-Fi WMM QoS (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 or checking your e-mail.
•Extend Your Existing Network - The DCH-M225 lets you extend your existing wireless network. It also allows
you to extend your internet access throughout your home with devices such as laptops, smartphones, and
tablets.
•Compact, Convenient Design - The DCH-M225’s compact design is ideal for use at home or at a small office,
since it does not take up much space. It can easily be plugged into a power outlet without blocking other outlets.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n 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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Hardware Overview
Front/LED Indicator
1
LED Indicator
Color
Status
Solid Green
Green
Power/Status
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Red
Blinking Green
Solid Red
Blinking Red
Description
The device is successfully connected to a wireless router or AP.
The device is processing a connection after the WPS button has
been pushed.
The device is booting up.
The device is in recovery mode or it has malfunctioned.
Amber
Blinking Amber
The device cannot connect to a wireless router or access point.
None
Off
The device is not receiving power. Try a different power outlet.
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Hardware Overview
Side and Bottom/WPS and Reset
DCH-M225
Input: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.3A
FCC ID:KA2CHM225A1
IC: 4216A-CHM225A1
Model: DCH-M225A1
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
2
P/N: BCHM225LNA...A1
S/N:RZEP1YMXXXXXX
H/W Ver.: A1 F/W Ver.:1.00
+Wi-Fi Name(SSID):dlink-XXXX
Wi-Fi Password:XXXXXXXXXX
3
1
1
WPS Button
2
Audio Line Out
3
Reset Button
Press the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button for a minimum of one second to automatically connect with Wi-Fi clients. The LED on the
front of the device turns solid green, when the DCH-M225 has successfully connected.
Connect an external speaker to the audio line out jack*.
Press and hold the reset button for six seconds to reset the DCS-M225 to the factory default settings.
*You may use an Airplay®, iTunes, or any DLNA-enabled device that is connected to your extended network to play music to the speakers you connect to the DCH-M225.
For Apple Airplay:
For DLNA:
a.Open iTunes (or the Airplay music app* on your iOS device)
a. Download and install a DLNA music app.
b.Click the Airplay icon.
b.Verify that DLNA is enabled on your device. Refer to “Audio Renderer” on page 26.
c. Select the DCH-M225 from the destination list.
c. Within the app, select the DCH-M225 from the Play to or the destination list.
d.Click Play and the music will stream to the extender.
d.Click Play and the music will stream to the extender.
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Product Setup
There are several different ways you can set up your DCH-M225:
• WPS - Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to connect to your router and wireless clients. Refer to “Connect Your DCH-M225 to Your
Router Using WPS” on page 11.
• QRS Mobile app - Use your smartphone or tablet to configure your audio extender. Refer to “QRS Mobile App Setup” on
page 13.
• D-Link Setup Wizard - Log into the web-based configuration utility and launch the Setup Wizard. Refer to “Setup Wizard”
on page 19.
• Manual Setup - Configure your DCH-M225 using a web browser. Refer to “Manual Configuration” on page 22.
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Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link wireless device lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the
operating range of your wireless network. 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 D-Link device and other network devices to a minimum.
Each wall or ceiling can reduce your extender’s range by up to 90 feet (more than 27 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 1.5 feet thick (0.5
meters), appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it can appear to be over 45 feet (almost
14 meters) 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 aluminum 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 2.4GHz 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 2.4GHz phone
base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone is not
in use.
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Recommended Placement
A range extender only works as well as the signal it is extending.
Therefore, proper placement of your DCH-M225 is important in
achieving desired results.
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Poor
Ideal
location location
Poor
Ideal
location location
!
!
For best performance, place your DCH-M225 in between your
router and your dead zone, making sure it’s placed in a location
where the signal is still strong.
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Wireless
Router
!
Wi-Fi
Dead Zone
Ideal Placement
Wireless
Router
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Connect Your DCH-M225 to Your Router Using WPS
The easiest and most secure way to connect your DCH-M225 to your the router or access point is with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected
Setup). Refer to your user manual for your router or access point to make sure you understand how to enable WPS. Once you
know, follow the steps below:
Step 1 - Find an available outlet near your wireless router. Plug in the DCH-M225,
and wait until the LED starts blinking amber.
Step 2 - Press the WPS button on your wireless router.
WPS Button
Note: Usually the WPS LED will blink once it is pressed. Check your router’s
user manual for more information.
Step 3 - Within one minute, press and hold the WPS button on the DCH-M225
until the LED starts blinking green and then release. Allow up to two
minutes for the WPS process to complete.
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Step 4 - When the LED turns solid green, this indicates the DCH-M225
is securely connected to your wireless router or access point.
Note: If your devices are not connected, try moving the DCH-M225
closer to your wireless router or access point, and repeat steps 2
and 3 to connect.
Step 5 - Once connected to your router, you can unplug and move the
DCH-M225 to a location between your wireless router and the
area that you need to extend wireless coverage to.
Step 6 - Next you can connect the DCH-M225 to your wireless clients.
Use your wireless device to go to the wireless utility to scan
for available wireless networks.
• Select the SSID for the DCH-M225. It will automatically be:
(Your router’s SSID)-EXT
• Enter the Wi-Fi Password for the DCH-M225. It will be:
The same as the Wi-Fi password for your router
Extended Network
Original Network
Note: If you want to change your Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) and Wi-Fi Password refer to “Extended Wi-Fi Settings” on page 25.
If you would like to connect additional devices, repeat step 6.
You also have the option to use WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
to connect wireless devices. Refer to “Connecting to Wireless
Clients Using WPS” on page 36.
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QRS Mobile App Setup
The DCH-M225 can be set up from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet 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
Connect to the Wi-Fi Network that is displayed on the Wi-Fi
Configuration Card included in your package (ex: dlink-2c19). Then,
enter the Wi-Fi Password also printed on the Wi-Fi Configuration
Card (ex: gccnu80856).
For Android
Wi-Fi Name(SSID):
dlink-2c19
Wi-Fi Password:
gccnu80856
Web browser link:
http://dlinkap2c19.local.
Once your mobile device is connected, tap on the QRS Mobile icon.
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Tap Start to continue.
QRS Mobile will first detect your DCH-M225, then scan for available
Wi-Fi networks. Select the Wireless Network you wish to extend
and enter the Password if required.
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Setup your extended Wi-Fi network. You may enter a Network
Name and Password. Or, tap to check the box if you would like to
keep the existing SSID and password for the extended network.
Tap Next to continue.
By default, your DCH-M225 does not have an admin password for
the Web-based configuration utility. To secure your device, you can
enter a Password. Tap Next to continue.
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A summary of your settings will be displayed. To complete the
setup, tap Save to save your settings and reboot the device.
After configuration is complete, the following screen will appear.
You can follow the on-screen instructions to change your mobile
device and laptop Wi-Fi settings to the wireless Network Name
and Password you just created.
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Web-based Configuration Utility
Use the web-based configuration utility to launch the Setup Wizard and/or to change wireless and network settings.
1. Plug the DCH-M225 into an available outlet near your router. You
can move it to a more suitable location after configuration.
2. Open the wireless utility on your wireless device or computer.
Select the Wi-Fi Network Name and enter the Wi-Fi Password
from your Wi-Fi Configuration Card.
Wi-Fi Name(SSID):
dlink-2c19
Wi-Fi Password:
gccnu80856
Web browser link:
http://dlinkap2c19.local.
3. Then open a web-browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox,
or Safari) and enter http://dlinkap.local./. Or, you can enter the
default IP address of the DCH-M225, which is 192.168.0.50*.
If you have multiple DCH-M225 devices on the network, you can
access the web-based configuration utility using the following:
http://dlinkapxxxx.local./, where xxxx is the last four digits of
the DCH-M225’s MAC address.
* Once the DCH-M225 connects to your router using the default IP address, it will be assigned a new IP address based on your router/network’s DHCP settings. You
will need to log in to your router and view the DHCP table to see what IP address was assigned to the DCH-M225. The MAC address is printed on the label on the
DCH-M225.
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4. Once you connect, simply click Log In. (The Admin Password is
blank by default.)
Note: If this is your first time you logging in, you will automatically be
directed to the Setup Wizard. Skip to the next page for instructions.
5. The configuration interface will open to the Home page. If you see
the yellow warning icon, it means there is not yet a connection
or there is a connection error.
To establish a connection, you can click on Uplink Router and search
for available Wi-Fi networks.
Or, click Setup Wizard and proceed to “Setup Wizard” on page 19
for step-by-step instructions for connecting to your router and
configuring your Wi-Fi Audio Extender.
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Setup Wizard
Use the Setup Wizard to guide you through the process of configuring your DCH-M225. From the Home
page, click on Setup Wizard. (If you already have a Wi-Fi network set up and you want to configure
your W-Fi Nework settings manually, refer to ”Wi-Fi Settings” on page 24.)
1. The Setup Wizard will assist you with connecting to your router
and configuring your Wi-Fi Audio Extender. Click Next to continue.
2. If your wireless device supports WPS, click on Select this option
if your wireless device supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup).
You will be prompted to press the WPS button on your router or
access point. Follow the instructions for WPS in Step 3.
If your wireless device does not support WPS, skip to Step 4 on
the next page .
Click Next to continue.
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3. The DCH-M225 uses the push-button method for WPS. Press and
hold the WPS button on your wireless router or access point
until the light starts blinking green. Allow up to two minutes
for the WPS process to finish. When a connection is successfully
established, the LED on the device should turn solid green.
WPS Button
Note: Refer to your router or access point’s user manual instructions
for more information about the WPS process.
4. If your wireless device does not support WPS, click Select this
option if you want to set up your network manually.
Click Next to continue.
5. Wait while your DCH-M225 scans for available Wi-Fi networks. You
will see a list of networks found. Select the Wi-Fi Network you
wish to use, click Select.
Note: If the network you would like to connect to isn’t listed, click
Back and select the manual option again to perform another scan.
Make sure you are in range of your wireless router.
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6. If the wireless network you selected is secure, you will be prompted
to enter the Wi-Fi Password.
Click Next to continue.
7. The DCH-M225 will rebroadcast the Wi-Fi connection from the
uplink router as an Extended Network. Enter an Extended Wi-Fi
network name and Extended Wi-Fi network password.
If you would like to use the same SSID and password as your uplink
router, check the box at the bottom of the screen. This will extend
the network that your router is currently broadcasting.
Click Next to continue.
8. The setup process is now complete. A summary page will appear
displaying the settings for both the connection to the Wi-Fi
Network and the Extended Wi-Fi network. It is recommended that
you make a note of this information for future reference.
Click Save to save your settings and exit the wizard.
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Manual Configuration
Open a web-browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or
Safari) and enter http://dlinkap.local./. Or, you can enter the default
IP address of the DCH-M225, which is 192.168.0.50.
Note: Once the DCH-M225 connects to your router using the default IP address, it will be
assigned a new IP address based on your router/network’s DHCP settings. You will need to
log in to your router and view the DHCP table to see what IP address was assigned to the
DCH-M225. The MAC address is printed on the label on the DCH-M225.
Enter your Admin Password. If you did not create a password during
the Setup Wizard, leave the Admin Password field blank by default.
Click Log In to proceed.
The Home screen displays current connection status for devices
connected to the DCH-M225. You can click on a device image to view
the current status of the device.
A detailed description of the Home screen is on the next page. The
bar at the top of the Home page provides quick access to the Settings
and Management functions.
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Home
2
3
1
4
8
5
6
7
9
1
Setup Wizard
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Home
3
Settings
4
Management
5
Uplink Router
6
Uplink Router Status
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DCH-M225
Click to view the details of both the uplink router network and the extended Wi-Fi network.
8
Wi-Fi Clients
Click to display a list of clients (devices) currently connected to the DCH-M225.
9
Audio Renderer
Click to launch the setup wizard. Refer to “Setup Wizard” on page 19.
Click to navigate to the Current Status page (as shown above).
Click to change/view your Wi-Fi, Extended Wi-Fi, and network settings.
Click to change the login password, upgrade firmware, view data traffic statistics, save/load configuration files, reboot,
and restore the DCH-M225 back to the factory default settings.
Click to display the network settings of the wireless network (if connected) or to connect to a network if not connected.
Displays the status of your connection to the wireless network you are extending. A green check mark ( )indicates a
successful connection to your wireless router or access point. A red ( ) indicates there is no connection, or there is a
connection error. Click the Uplink Router icon to display a list of wireless networks you can connect the DCH-M225 to.
Click to view the details about the Audio Renderer.
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Wi-Fi Settings
This page lets you configure the Wi-Fi Network you would like your DCH-M225 to connect to. Use Site Survey to scan available
Wi-Fi networks so you can select the one you would like to extend. To access this page from the Home page, click on the Settings
drop-down menu at the top of the page and select Wi-Fi.
Wireless Mode: This is set to Repeater mode and cannot be changed.
Wi-Fi Network Click Scan to use Site Survey to scan for available wireless
Name (SSID): networks within range of your DCH-M225. Select the
network you want to use the DCH-M225 to extend. You
can also type in the name (SSID) of the wireless network.
The SSID is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly the
same as your router or access point.
Security Mode: Select the security method that is being used by the wireless
network that you have selected: WEP, WPA-Personal, or
None. (For more information, refer to “Wireless Security
Options” on page 54.)
Password: If you select WEP or WPA-Personal, you will be required to
enter the password or security key for the network you are
attempting to join.
Save: Click Save to save the settings and return to the Home page.
Note: You can also use WPS to connect your wireless devices to the DCH-M225’s extended network. For more information refer to “Connecting
to Wireless Clients Using WPS” on page 36.
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Extended Wi-Fi Settings
This page allows you configure the settings for the DCH-M225’s extended wireless network. To access this page from the Home
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 and password for the extended network the same
as the SSID and password for the uplink network. This means
the DCH-M225 will extend the network that your router is
currently broadcasting.
Security: Select the type of wireless security you wish to use for
the extended network. Select None, WEP, or WPA/WPA2
Personal (recommended).
Password: Enter the password or network key that you wish to use
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.
Save: Click Save to save the settings and return to the Home page.
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Audio Renderer
This page allows you to configure the settings for the DCH-M225’s audio extending feature, so your music can be streamed
wirelessly from a DLNA-certified* DMS device. To access this page from the Home page, click on the Settings drop-down menu
at the top of the page, and select Audio Renderer.
DLNA Click on the slider to enable or disable the DLNA Renderer
Renderer feature. When this option is enabled, any DLNA compatible
Status: device will be able to find the DCH-M225 using the device
name that is set in the Device Name field below.
AirPlay Click on the slider to enable or disable the AirPlay feature.
Status: When this 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.
*Note: DLNA certification ensures that a device can communicate with other DLNA certified products within a connected home.
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Network Settings
This page allows you to configure the Network Settings for the DCH-M225. To access this page from the Home page, click on the
Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Network.
Management You can change the device name in the management link
Link: by editing the text in the text box. If you change this device
name, 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 that will be
used by the DCH-M225’s extended network.
IPv4 Device Management Interface
My LAN Select whether you want the IP to have a Dynamic IP (DHCP)
Connection is: or Static IP address. Select Dynamic IP to obtain the IP
address information automatically from your ISP (Internet
Service Provider.) If you choose Dynamic IP, the fields below
will be greyed-out.
IP Address: Enter the Static IP Address 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. (Usually this is the IP address
Address: of the uplink router.)
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IPv4 Device Management Interface (con’d)
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.
IPv6 Device Management Interface
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 Servers automatically,
Server Address: or you can click Use the following IPv6 DNS Servers and
enter IPv6 DNS server addresses manually.
Primary DNS If you selected the manual option above, enter the Primary
Server: DNS Server address.
Secondary DNS If you selected the manual option above, enter the
Server: Secondary DNS Server address. This is optional but will
provide backup if the Primary DNS server fails.
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IPv6 Device Management Interface (con’d)
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 Enter the Default Gateway. (Usually this is the IP address
Gateway: of the uplink router.)
Primary DNS Enter the Primary DNS Server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the Secondary DNS Server address. This is optional
Server: but will provide backup if the primary server fails.
My IPv6 Select Link-local only to set an IPv6 address for only the
Connection is: local network.
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the LAN IPv6 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) for added security. To access this page from the Home page, click on the Management dropdown menu at the top of the page, and select Admin. Click Save at any time to save any changes you have made.
Admin Enter an Admin Password for the administrator login.
Password:
Enable Use the slider to Enable Graphical Authentication, or
Graphical CAPTCHA. This provides an extra layer of security by requiring
Authentication: users to enter a code that is displayed on the screen. This
can help prevent unauthorized users from gaining access
to your wireless network.
Click Save to save your settings.
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System
This page allows you to save or restore the settings for your DCH-M225. You can also reset or reboot your device. To access this
page from the Home page, click on the Management drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select System.
Save Settings to Click Save to save the current system settings to a file
Local Hard Drive: on the local hard drive of your computer. A file dialog
will appear, allowing you to select a location and file
name for the settings.
Load Settings from Click Select File to locate and load previously saved
Local Hard Drive: system settings from a file on the local hard drive.
Restore to Factory Click Restore to reset the DCH-M225 to factory default
Default Settings: settings. This will erase all currently stored settings.
Reboot the Device: Click Reboot to reboot the DCH-M225.
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Upgrade Firmware
You can check for and upgrade the firmware. To access this page from the Home page, click on the Management drop-down
menu at the top of the page and select Upgrade.
Firmware This section displays the Current Firmware Version, as well as
Information: the date on which the current firmware version was released.
Check for New Click Check For New Firmware to find out if there is updated
Firmware: firmware. If you discover there is new firmware available, you
can download it to your computer.
Upgrade Click Select File to locate the firmware file on your local hard
Firmware: drive and perform a manual firmware upgrade.
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Statistics
This page displays traffic statistics about data transmitted and received. To access this page from the Home 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 the
Wi-Fi: connection between the DCH-M225 and any connected clients.
Clear: Click the Clear button to reset the statistics.
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Section 3 - Configuration
Configuring WPA/WPA2 Personal
If you did not enable wireless security during initial setup, it is recommended that you do so using the web-based configuration
utility. Establish wireless connectivity before enabling wireless security. For more information about security, refer to “Wireless
Security Options” on page 54. If you prefer WPS, proceed to “Connecting to Wireless Clients Using WPS” on page 36.
1. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser
and entering http://dlinkap.local./.
2.Simply click Log In. (The Admin Password is blank by default.)
Note: If you did not create a password, it should be left blank.
3.The configuration interface will open to the Home page. Click on
the Settings drop-down menu and select Wi-Fi. Then configure
the Wi-Fi network you would like your DCH-M225 to connect to.
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4.Click Scan to use the Site Survey to display available wireless
networks within range of the DCH-M225. Select the one you want
to secure.
5.Select the security method you would like to use for the selected
wireless network: WEP, WPA/WPA2, or None. Click Save to save
settings.
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Section 4 - Connecting to a Wireless Network
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Connecting to Wireless Clients Using WPS
The easiest and most secure way to connect your wireless devices to the DCH-M225 is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Most
wireless devices such as wireless adapters, media players, Blu-ray DVD players, wireless printers and cameras will have a WPS
button (or a software utility with WPS) that you can press to connect to the DCH-M225.
Refer to the user manual for the wireless client 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 three
seconds. The LED will start to blink green.
Step 2 -Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless
client (or launch the software utility and start the WPS
process).
Step 3 - Allow up to two minutes to connect. Once the connection
is successful the LED will be solid green and your wireless
connection will be secured with WPA2.
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Section 4 - Connecting to a Wireless Network
Windows® 8
1. Click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right
corner next to the time).
2.A list of available wireless networks will appear.
3. Click the wireless network (SSID) you want to connect to and then
click Connect.
4.If the network is secure/encrypted, enter the Wi-Fi password
(security key) and click Next.
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5.Click either to enable or disable file sharing.
6.You will now be connected to your wireless network.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, confirm the encryption by reviewing the profile or check the TCP/IP
settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information.
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Windows® 7
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. You can also connect by pushing the WPS button on
the router.
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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Section 4 - Connecting to a Wireless Network
Windows Vista®
Windows Vista® users may use the built-in wireless utility. 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 Vista® 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 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 the Connect button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/
IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics
section in this manual for more information.
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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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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This chapter 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.
1. Why can’t I connect to my wireless router? Why does my wireless connection drop?
• Verify that the DCH-M225 is within range of your wireless router. Try plugging it into a location closer to the router and verify the LED
is solid green.
• Note that when repeating a wireless signal from a router or access point, devices connected to the extender will not get the same
speed/throughput as when connected directly to the router.
2. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility?
When entering the IP address of the DCH-M225 (192.168.0.50 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 higher
-Firefox® 12 or higher
-Chrome™ 20 or higher
-Safari® 4 or higher
• Disable any Internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm, Black Ice, Sygate,
and Norton Personal Firewallmay 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 Reset 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. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your DCH-M225 in the address bar. This
should open the login page for your Web Management.
• If you still cannot access the configuration, unplug the device for 10 seconds and plug back in. Wait about 30 seconds and
try accessing the configuration. If you have multiple computers, try connecting using a different computer.
3. What can I do if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, you must reset your DCH-M225 Unfortunately, this process will
change all your settings back to the factory default settings.
To reset the DCH-M225, locate the reset button (hole) on the bottom of the unit. With the device
plugged in, use a paper clip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Release the button and
the device will reboot. Wait about 30 seconds to access the DCH-M225. The default IP address is
192.168.0.50. When logging in, leave the password field empty.
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DCH-M225
Input: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.3A
FCC ID:KA2CHM225A1
IC: 4216A-CHM225A1
Model: DCH-M225A1
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
P/N: BCHM225LNA...A1
S/N:RZEP1YMXXXXXX
H/W Ver.: A1 F/W Ver.:1.00
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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 access the data you want, when and where you want it. 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 adapter cards 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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What is Wireless?
Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. Wi-Fi uses radio
frequency to connect wirelessly, so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network.
Why D-Link Wireless?
D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link
delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.
How does wireless work?
Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. But
wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. You must be within the wireless network range area
to be able to connect your computer. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN),
and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN).
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
In a wireless local area network, a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. The access point has
a small antenna attached to it, which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. With an indoor access point,
the signal can travel up to 300 feet. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like
manufacturing plants, industrial locations, college and high school campuses, airports, golf courses, and many other outdoor
venues.
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Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to
30 feet away.
Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN, but in return it doesn’t use nearly as
much power which makes it ideal for personal devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, headphones, laptops, speakers, and other
devices that operate on batteries.
Who uses wireless?
Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business,
D-Link has a wireless solution for it.
Home
• Gives everyone at home broadband access
• Surf the web, check email, instant message, etc.
• Gets rid of the cables around the house
• Simple and easy to use
Small Office and Home Office
• Stay on top of everything at home as you would at office
• Remotely access your office network from home
• Share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers
• No need to dedicate office space
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Where is wireless used?
Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. People like the freedom of mobility and it’s becoming
so popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. The wireless connection in public
places is usually called “hotspots”.
Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations
like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
Wireless network is easy to setup, but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start.
That’s why we’ve put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network.
Tips
Here are a few things to keep in mind, when you install a wireless network.
Centralize your router or Access Point
Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Try to
place the router/access point as high as possible in the room, so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. If you have
a two-story home, you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range.
Eliminate Interference
Place home appliances such as cordless telephones, microwaves, and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access
point. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.
Security
Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on
the WPA or WEP security feature on your router. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up.
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Networking Basics
Check your IP address
After you install your new D-Link wireless adapter and have established a wireless connection, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain
an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e., router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
Windows® 8 Users
• Press the Windows key and R together. Type cmd in the box and click OK.
• At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
• This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway of your adapter.
Windows® 7/Vista® Users
•Click Start, type cmd in the search box and then click OK.
• At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
• This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway of your adapter.
If the address is 0.0.0.0, check your adapter installation, security settings, and the settings on your router. Some firewall software programs
may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters.
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Statically Assign an IP Address
If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow the steps below:
Windows® 8 Users
• Press the Windows key and then type IP. Click Settings on the right side and then click View Network Connections.
• Right-click on the adapter which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter.
•Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click
Properties.
•Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on
the same subnet as your network or LAN IP address on your router
or network.
Example: If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, make your IP
address 192.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Make
sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.
•Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router
or gateway.
•Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router or
gateway.
•The Secondary DNS is optional (you may enter a DNS server from
your ISP).
•Click OK to save your settings.
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Windows® 7/ Vista® Users
• Click on Start > Control Panel (make sure you are in Classic View). Double-click on the Network and Sharing Center
icon. If you are using Windows Vista, click on Manage network connections along the left panel in the window. For
Windows® 7, click on Change adapter settings.
•Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be
connected to your network.
•Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click
Properties.
•Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that
is on the same subnet as your network or LAN IP address on your
router or network.
Example: If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, make your IP
address 192.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Make
sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.
•Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router
or gateway.
•Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router or
gateway.
•The Secondary DNS is optional (you may enter a DNS server from
your ISP).
•Click OK to save your settings.
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Appendix C - Wireless Security
Wireless Security Options
What is the best way to secure your wireless computer network? There are several security protocols with various versions from
which to choose. Depending on the wireless device, you may have to select from different levels of security. The description
of security protocols, encryption and authentication that follows is intended to help you better understand your choices.
Security Protocols
WPA ( Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II ) are two security protocols that were developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA)
to replace the less-secure WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). The WFA is a trade association that certifies Wi-Fi® products that are compliant with
standards of interoperability. IEEE 802.11 is the set of specifications for implementing WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) computer communication
within the 2.4 to 5GHZ frequency bands. WLAN typically provides a connection between wireless devices to the Internet using an AP (access point).
WPA was originally referred to as the draft IEEE 802.11i standard, since it became available first, and was intended as an intermediate solution
pending the availability of a full IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA2 was known as IEEE 802.11i-2004, the year it first became available. Wi-Fi devices that
have been certified since 2006 generally support both WPA and WPA2.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) provides the easiest way to establish a secure wireless network for home or small office (SOHO) environments.
Introduced in 2007, WPS was created by WFA so that users who might otherwise be intimidated by the available security options could set up a
secure network, and later add new devices, with a simple automated process. PBC (Push Button Configuration) requires just the push of a button.
Today most wireless devices, from routers to wireless printers and cameras, have a WPS button. WPS enables WPA2 security protocol.
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Encryption
WPA typically provides data encryption using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol), which dynamically generates a new 128-bit key for each data
packet that is transmitted between networks. WPA also has an integrity checking feature, designed to prevent a hacker from altering and re-sending
the data packets.
WPA2 uses CCMP, for Counter Cipher Mode with Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol, which uses a higher standard known as
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). Therefore CCMP provides stronger security than TKIP. It was designed to provide data confidentiality, user
authentication, and access control. WPS also uses a form of AES.
Authentication
With both WPA and WPA2, there are two types of authentication. For home or small office environments, WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are
widely used. Enterprise networks for business use WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise.
WPA-Personal, also called WPA-PSK (for Pre-shared key) / WPA2-Personal or WPA2-PSK:
Was designed for home and small office networks, and does not require an authentication server. Instead, each network device authenticates with
the AP (access point) using the same key generated from an alpha-numeric password or passphrase. The password must be between 8-64 characters,
and should not be a commonly known phrase.
WPA-Enterprise, also known as WPA-802.1X / WPA2-Enterprise or WPA2-802.1X:
Was designed for enterprise networks, and requires a RADIUS authentication server. The server uses a set of protocols to implement secure access
for devices attempting to communicate with the network.
Although this is a more complicated setup, it provides the best security through EAP, for Extensible Authentication Protocol. EAP is actually a general
framework, or architecture, for creation of keying material for message authentication. For example, when EAP is implemented in an 802.1X-enabled
Network Access Server (NAS) device, EAP methods are used to generate a secure private key that can be used for wireless encryption. This will
ensure that only authorized network devices can access the network.
The WPS protocol uses EAP message exchanges for authentication. There are two methods:
1. Push-Button-Method means the user simply pushes a button on the access point or router, and within a minute or two pushes a button on the
new wireless client device, in order to connect it to the wireless network.
2. The PIN method uses a Personal Identification Number that must be read from either a sticker, wireless configuration card, or the display on the
wireless device. Support for this mode is mandatory for access points. However, there is some concern that the messages sent between the AP
and the wireless client when attempting to validate the PIN could make the network vulnerable to attack. Most companies have fixed this issue
with updated firmware.
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Appendix D - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
Wireless Frequency Range
• 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
Power Input
• AC 110-240V
Maximum Power Consumption
• 5W
Advanced Features
• QRS (Quick Router Setup) app for iOS and Android
Certifications
• Wi-Fi Certified
• FCC
• CE
• IC
• C-Tick
• CSA
Dimensions
• 2.13” x 1.65” x 2.15’’ (54 x 42 x 54.5mm)
Device Management
• Web UI
Weight
• 0.18 lb (81.2 g)
Diagnostic LEDs
• Status/WPS
Warranty
• 1-Year Limited Warranty
Antennas
• Two Internal Antennas
Security
• Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
• WPS™ (PBC)
Operating Temperature
• 32 to 104 ˚F (0 to 40 ˚C)
Operating Humidity
• 0% to 90% non-condensing
1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n 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 factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
2 Frequency Range varies depending on country’s regulation
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Appendix E - Contacting Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site or by phone.
Before you contact technical support, please have the following ready:
• Model number of the product (e.g. DCH-M225)
• Hardware Revision (located on the label on the device (e.g. rev A1))
• Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the device).
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and
answers to technical issues.
For customers within the United States:
Phone Support:
(877) 453-5465
For customers within Canada:
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.com
Phone Support:
(800) 361-5265
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.ca
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Appendix F - Warranty
Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited Warranty:
• Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor, and
• Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions
or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, or addresses with an APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free from material defects in workmanship
and materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product, for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except
as otherwise stated herein.
• Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans): One (1) year
• Power supplies and fans: One (1) year
• Spare parts and spare kits: Ninety (90) days
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at
D-Link’s option, to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund the actual
purchase price paid. Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware
need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any
reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer,
and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical
to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link
upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is refunded,
shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
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Limited Software Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially conform to D-Link’s then current functional specifications
for the Software, as set forth in the applicable documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90)
days (“Software Warranty Period”), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as contemplated in its
documentation. D-Link further warrants that, during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be
free of physical defects. The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will
be, at D-Link’s option, to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s functional
specifications for the Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. Except as otherwise
agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the
license granted by D-Link for the Software. Replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period and is subject
to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it
is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by
D-Link; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof ) is first returned to D-Link. The license granted respecting any Software
for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty:
The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any
refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or
the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is” without any
warranty whatsoever including, without limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim (USA):
The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and
the product is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
• The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software
nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a
copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
• The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at https:support.dlink.com, who will attempt to assist
the customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must
obtain a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number
at http://rma.dlink.com/.
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• After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping package
to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package.
Please refer to shipping and packaging instructions located online at http://rma.dlink.com/.
• The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD
will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to
D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that
are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common
carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States, otherwise
we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are
prepaid by the customer.
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an
RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping
charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to
be defective or non-conforming.
Submitting A Claim (Canada):
The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and the
product is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
• Customers need to provide their receipt (proof of purchase) even if the product is registered. Without a receipt, no warranty service will
be done. The registration is not considered a proof of purchase.
• The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software nonconformance
in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase
invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
• The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-800-361-5265, who will attempt to assist the customer
in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must obtain a Return Material
Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at https://rma.dlink.ca/.
• After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping package to
ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Do not
include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion of the product and will not ship
back any accessories.
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• The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD will
be rejected by D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Networks, Inc., 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 5S2 Canada. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired
or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via Purolator Canada or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping
charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in Canada, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited
shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer. D-Link may reject or return any product
that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from
the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product
that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or
non-conforming.
• RMA phone number: 1-800-361-5265 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM – 9:00PM EST
What Is Not Covered:
The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover:
Products that, in D-Link’s judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty installation,
lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number
has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs;
Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance; Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act
of God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone
other than D-Link; and Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers,
or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product.
While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link
Service Office. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties:
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE
LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE
PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
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Limitation of Liability:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL
OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK
STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT
IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF
THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING
EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY.
Governing Law:
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This
Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Trademarks:
D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Copyright Statement:
No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any
derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the
United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. Copyright 2014 by D-Link
Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning:
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
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FCC Statement:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Note: The country code selection is for non-US model only and is not available to all US model. Per FCC regulation, all WiFi product marketed in US
must fixed to US operation channels only.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and
operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible
by the end user.
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Industry Canada statement:
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Ce dispositif est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d’Industrie Canada applicable aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Son fonctionnement est sujet
aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) le dispositif ne doit pas produire de brouillage préjudiciable, et (2) ce dispositif doit accepter tout brouillage reçu,
y compris un brouillage susceptible de provoquer un fonctionnement indésirable.
Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and
operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
Declaration d’exposition aux radiations:
Cet equipement est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux rayonnements IC etablies pour un environnement non controle. Cet equipement doit
etre installe et utilise avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.
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Appendix G - Registration
Registration
Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights.
Version 1.0
June 11, 2014
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