3389-DIR-868L B1 Manual v2.00(DI)

3389-DIR-868L B1 Manual v2.00(DI)
Version 2.00 | 08/05/2014
User Manual
Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
DIR-868L
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
2.00
August 05, 2014
Description
• Initial release for B1 revision
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.
Apple®, Apple logo®, Safari®, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Macintosh® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
App StoreSM is a service mark of Apple Inc.
Chrome™ browser, Google Play™ and Android™ are trademarks of Google Inc.
Internet Explorer®, Windows® and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
Copyright © 2014 by D-Link Corporation, Inc.
All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior expressed written permission from D-Link Corporation,
Inc.
The 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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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Preface.................................................................................. i
Manual Revisions............................................................................ i
Trademarks....................................................................................... i
Product Overview............................................................... 1
Package Contents.......................................................................... 1
System Requirements.................................................................. 2
Introduction.................................................................................... 3
Features............................................................................................. 4
Hardware Overview...................................................................... 5
Connections............................................................................ 5
LEDs............................................................................................ 6
Installation.......................................................................... 7
Before you Begin............................................................................ 7
Wireless Installation Considerations....................................... 8
Hardware Installation................................................................... 9
Getting Started.................................................................11
Setup Wizard.................................................................................12
QRS Mobile App...........................................................................17
mydlink™ SharePort....................................................................22
Main Menu.............................................................................27
Documents.............................................................................28
Pictures....................................................................................30
Videos......................................................................................32
Music........................................................................................34
Folders.....................................................................................37
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Favorites..................................................................................40
Using the mydlink™ SharePort app for Android™............41
Main Menu.............................................................................46
Documents.............................................................................47
Pictures....................................................................................49
Videos......................................................................................51
Music........................................................................................53
Folders.....................................................................................56
Favorites..................................................................................60
Using SharePort Web Access...................................................61
Music........................................................................................63
Pictures....................................................................................64
Videos......................................................................................65
Documents.............................................................................66
Configuration....................................................................67
Home...............................................................................................68
Internet....................................................................................68
DIR-868L..................................................................................69
Connected Clients...............................................................70
USB Device.............................................................................71
Settings...........................................................................................72
Wizard......................................................................................72
Internet....................................................................................72
Wireless...................................................................................96
Network...................................................................................99
SharePort............................................................................. 101
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mydlink................................................................................. 103
Advanced.................................................................................... 104
QoS Engine......................................................................... 104
Firewall................................................................................. 105
Port Forwarding................................................................ 108
Website Filter...................................................................... 110
Static Routes....................................................................... 111
Dynamic DNS..................................................................... 113
Management.............................................................................. 115
Time & Schedule............................................................... 115
System Log.......................................................................... 117
Admin................................................................................... 118
Upgrade............................................................................... 120
Statistics............................................................................... 121
Wireless Basics................................................................142
What is Wireless?....................................................................... 143
Tips................................................................................................. 145
Wireless Modes.......................................................................... 146
Networking Basics..........................................................147
Check your IP address............................................................. 147
Statically Assign an IP address............................................. 148
Wireless Security.......................................................... 149
What is WPA?................................................................. 149
Technical Specifications.................................................150
Connect a Wireless Client to your Router.....................122
WPS Button................................................................................. 122
Windows® 8................................................................................. 123
WPA/WPA2.......................................................................... 123
Windows® 7................................................................................. 125
WPA/WPA2.......................................................................... 125
WPS........................................................................................ 128
Windows Vista®.......................................................................... 132
WPA/WPA2.......................................................................... 133
Windows® XP.............................................................................. 135
WPA/WPA2.......................................................................... 136
Troubleshooting.............................................................138
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product
PackageOverview
Contents
DIR-868L
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
D-Link Cloud Service Mobile Apps Guide
Power Adapter
Wi-Fi Configuration Note
Wi-Fi Configuration Card
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-868L will cause damage and void the warranty
for this product.
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System Requirements
Network Requirements
• An Ethernet-based cable or DSL modem
• IEEE 802.11ac/n/g/b/a wireless clients
•10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Computer with the following:
• Windows®, Macintosh, or Linux-based operating system
• An installed Ethernet adapter
Web-based Configuration
Utility Requirements
Browser Requirements:
• Internet Explorer 7 or higher
• Firefox 12 or higher
• Safari 4 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.
mydlink Requirements
• iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (iOS 4.3 or higher)
• Android device (2.3.3 or higher)
• Computer with the following browser requirements:
• Internet Explorer 7 or higher
• Firefox 12 or higher
• Safari 5 or higher
• Chrome 20 or higher
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.
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Introduction
The D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router comes equipped with four Gigabit ports to provide speeds
up to 10x faster than standard 10/100 ports. It also uses 802.11ac technology with multiple intelligent antennas to maximize
the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform 802.11n devices. With the addition of intelligent Quality
of Service (QoS), data streams are separated which helps organize and prioritize your network traffic so your video streaming,
gaming, and VoIP calls run smoother over both your wired and wireless network.
The DIR-868L supports a host of cloud features including QRS Mobile which allows you to setup and configure the router using
a mobile app. Using this app, you can set up your router right from your sofa; no PC required.
The Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router is also mydlink-enabled, which gives you access to your home network
no matter where you go. Now you can monitor and manage your home network right from your laptop, iPhone®, iPad®, or
Android™ device. Routers with mydlink enabled can be configured to send an email to keep you informed anywhere, anytime
when new devices are connecting to your network or unwanted access is detected. Parents can monitor in real-time websites
that are being visited with recent browser history displayed on the mydlink™ Lite app.
mydlink™ SharePort technology lets you take advantage of the USB 3.0 port found on the back of your DIR-868L. Plug in a USB
storage drive and you can use the mydlink™ SharePort app for iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch, and Android to access files, stream
videos, view photos, or listen to music on your laptop or mobile devices. Plug in a printer and you can use the SharePort Plus
app to share that printer with all of your devices.
The DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router provides incredible speeds, smart antenna technology, fast
ports, cloud features, terrific security features and easy installation options; all in an innovative case design.
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Features
• Faster Wireless Networking - The DIR-868L can provide up to a full 1750 Mbps* wireless connection with concurrent
802.11ac and 802.11n wireless clients . It also operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to allow separation of traffic
so users can participate in high-bandwidth activities, such as video streaming, online gaming, and real-time audio, without
affecting low-priority traffic like email and web surfing.
• Cloud Features - The DIR-868L supports the QRS Mobile app to setup the router using a mobile device. It is also mydlinkenabled so you can remotely access and mange your DIR-868L from a mobile device. mydlink™ SharePort can be used to
share files, stream videos, view photos, and play music. SharePort Plus lets you share a printer that is in your network so
everyone can use it.
• Compatible with 802.11n/g/b/a Devices - The DIR-868L is still fully compatible with IEEE 802.11n/g/b/a standards, so it
can connect with existing 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, and 802.11a wireless devices.
• Advanced Firewall Features - The web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features
including:
• Content Filtering - Easily apply content filtering based on MAC address, URL, and/or domain name.
• Filter Scheduling - These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.
• Secure VPN Sessions - The DIR-868L can pass data through encrypted VPN sessions. It supports multiple and concurrent
IPSec and PPTP sessions, so users behind the DIR-868L can securely access corporate networks.
• New User-friendly GUI with Setup Wizard - Featuring a new easy-to-use Web-based user interface, the DIR-868L lets you
control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network, whether from the Internet or from your office. With
the setup wizard, you can configure your router to your specific settings within minutes.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 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
Connections
1
2
3
4
6
5
7
1
USB 3.0 Port
Connect a USB flash drive to share content , or connect it to a USB printer to share it on your network.
2
WPS Button
Press to start the WPS process and automatically create a secure connection to a WPS client.
3
4
Gigabit LAN Ports (1-4) Connect Ethernet devices such as computers, switches, storage (NAS) devices and game consoles.
Gigabit Internet Port Using an Ethernet cable, connect your broadband modem to this port.
5
Power Button
6
Power Receptor
7
Reset Button
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Press the power button to power on and off.
Receptor for the supplied power adapter.
Insert a paperclip in the hole for several seconds to reset the router to default settings.
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LEDs
1
2
1
Power LED
A solid green light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. The light will blink green during
the WPS process. The light will light solid orange during boot up.
2
Internet LED
A solid light indicates connection on the Internet port. If the LED is orange, the connection is good but
the router cannot connect to the Internet.
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Installation
This section will walk you through the installation process. Placement of the router is very important. Do not place the router
in an enclosed area such as a closet, cabinet, or in the attic or garage.
Before you Begin
• Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem.
• You can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. If you were using the USB connection before using the router,
then you must turn off your modem, disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port
on the router, and then turn the modem back on. In some cases, you may need to call your ISP to change connection
types (USB to Ethernet).
• If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE, make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoET,
BroadJump, or EnterNet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet.
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Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link wireless router 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 router and other network devices to a minimum - each wall
or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls
or ceilings is minimized.
2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears
to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (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 will 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 is not in use.
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Hardware Installation
1.Turn off and unplug your cable or DSL broadband modem. This is required.
Modem
2.Position your router close to your modem and a computer. Place the router in an open area of your intended
work area for better wireless coverage.
3.Unplug the Ethernet cable from your modem (or existing router if upgrading) that is connected to your computer.
Plug it into the LAN port labeled 1 on the back of your router. The router is now connected to your computer.
4
Computer
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4.Plug one end of the included Ethernet cable that came with your router into the yellow port labeled INTERNET
on the back of the router. Plug the other end of this cable into the Ethernet port on your modem.
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Modem
INTERNET
Computer
5.Reconnect the power adapter to your cable or DSL broadband modem and wait for two minutes.
6.Connect the supplied power adapter into the power receptor on the back of the router and then plug it into a
power outlet or surge protector. Press the power button and verify that the power LED is lit. Allow 1 minute for
the router to boot up.
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Modem
1
INTERNET
Computer
7.If you are connecting to a broadband service, you may be online already and further configuration will be optional.
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Getting Started
There are several different ways you can configure your router to connect to the Internet and connect to your clients:
• D-Link Setup Wizard - This wizard will launch when you log into the router for the first time. Refer to “Setup Wizard” on
page 12.
• QRS Mobile App - Use your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device to configure your router. Refer to “QRS Mobile
App” on page 17.
• Manual Setup - Log into the router and manually configure your router (advanced users only). Refer to “Network” on
page 99.
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Setup Wizard
If this is your first time installing the router, open your web browser and
enter http://dlinkrouter.local./ in the address bar. Alternatively, enter
the IP address of the router (default: http://192.168.0.1).
The wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to
configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet.
Click Next to continue.
Please wait while your router detects your Internet connection type. If
the router detects your Internet connection, you may need to enter your
ISP information such as username and password.
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If the router does not detect a valid Internet connection, a list of
connection types to choose from will be displayed.
Select your Internet connection type (this information can be obtained
from your Internet service provider) and click Next to continue.
If the router detected or you selected PPPoE, enter your PPPoE username
and password and click Next to continue.
Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. The
software is no longer needed and will not work through a router.
If the router detected or you selected Static IP, enter the IP and DNS
settings supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue.
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For both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz segments, create a Wi-Fi network name
(SSID) using up to 32 characters.
Create a Wi-Fi password (between 8-63 characters). Your wireless clients
will need to have this passphrase or key entered to be able to connect
to your wireless network.
Click Next to continue.
In order to secure the router, please enter a new password. You will be
prompted for this password every time you want to use the router’s web
configuration utility. Click Next to continue.
The Summary window will display your settings. Click Next if you are
satisfied, or click Back to make changes to them.
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To use the mydlink service (mydlink.com or the mydlink Lite app), you
must have an account. Select Yes if you have a mydlink account already,
or No if you want to create one. Click Next to continue.
If you do not want to register at this time, click Skip.
If you clicked Yes, enter your mydlink account name (email address) and
password. Click Next to register your mydlink account with the router.
If you clicked No, fill out the requested information and click Next to
create your mydlink account.
At the end of the wizard, you will be presented with a final summary of
your settings. Click Finish to close the wizard.
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The mydlink App will allow you to receive notices, browse network users,
and configure your router from an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 3.0 or
higher), Android device (1.6 or higher).
To download the "mydlink Lite" app, visit the App Store, Google Play or
https://www.mydlink.com/apps.
PC and Mac users can use the mydlink portal at http://mydlink.com.
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QRS Mobile App
QRS Mobile app allows you to install and configure your router from your mobile device.
Note: The screenshots may be different depending on your mobile device’s OS version.
Step 1
Search for the free QRS Mobile App on the iTunes Store or Google Play.
Step 2
Once your app is installed, you may now configure your router. Connect
to the router wirelessly by going to your wireless utility on your device.
Scan for the Wi-Fi name (SSID) as listed on the supplied info card. Select
and then enter your Wi-Fi password.
Step 3
Once you connect to the router, launch the QRS Mobile app from the
Home screen of your device.
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Step 4
You will see the welcome screen. Tap Start to proceed, then enter your
device password and tap Log In. Tap Next once the Operation Mode
screen appears.
Step 5
At this point, please ensure that you the router is connected to a modem.
Plug one end of the provided Ethernet cable into your DSL or cable
modem, and plug the other end into the port marked INTERNET on the
DIR-868L. Tap Next to automatically detect your Internet connection
and proceed to the next step.
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Step 6
You will be prompted to set up each wireless frequency band in turn;
the 2.4 GHz band followed by the 5 GHz band.
Firstly, enter a network name (SSID) of your choice, or leave it unchanged
to accept the default SSID. Each wireless band can be assigned its own
SSID.
Secondly, choose a Wi-Fi password of at least 8 characters. Any device
trying to connect to the router wirelessly will need to enter this password
the first time it connects.
Finally, tap Next to proceed.
Step 7
Enter the administrator password of your choice. Unlike the Wi-Fi
password, this password is only required when you need to configure
the router. See page 118 for details of when this password is used. Tap Next
to proceed.
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Step 8
If you already have a mydlink account, select Yes, I have a mydlink
account and enter your mydlink email address and password. Lastly, tap
Sign In to set up the router to use your mydlink account.
If you do not have a mydlink account, select No, I want to create a new
mydlink account. Enter your E-mail address, choose a mydlink password
and check the I accept the mydlink terms and conditions box. Finally,
tap Register account to create your new mydlink account.
If you do not want to configure your router with mydlink at this stage,
tap Skip to proceed.
Step 9
If you wish to receive push notifications whenever a new firmware update
is available, check the Notify me when new firmware is available box
and tap Next.
Otherwise, just tap Next to proceed.
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Step 10
You will be presented with a summary of your chosen settings.
Tap Save to complete the setup.
Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! You can
share this information by tapping Share By NFC, Share By E-mail, or
tap Finish to exit the app.
If you tap Share By NFC, you can now touch the tag with your other
device until the confirmation message appears.
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mydlink™ SharePort
Using the mydlink SharePort app for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®
The mydlink SharePort app is a streamlined mobile application that allows you to conveniently stream media and share files
stored on a removable storage connected to your router. Once the router is set up, you can start the app and easily connect
from a local network or through the Internet to access your photos, videos, music, and documents. It allows you to create your
own personal cloud storage; you can upload files and photos from your mobile device to the removable storage via the app
from anywhere in the world!
Note: In order to ensure smooth streaming performance, you will need a minimum of 2 Mbit/s upload bandwidth for your router’s Internet connection.
Streaming performance will vary depending on the quality of your Internet connection.
Using mydlink SharePort remotely from the Internet:
1.Make sure the device is powered on. Then plug your USB drive into
the USB port of the device.
Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it may
take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files.
USB port
2.If you are connecting remotely through the mydlink SharePort app
from the Internet, you will need a mydlink account. Please refer to
page 103 for more details.
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3.Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to search for and download the
free mydlink SharePort app from the App Store.
If you have a QR code reader, you can scan the code for mydlink
SharePort to the right.
4.Tap the mydlink SharePort icon, and the app will load.
5.Tap Set up to go to Settings and enter the Admin password
and your mydlink Account Login information when the pop-up
displays. Tap Done when your information is entered. (The Admin
password is only for local access, if you can connect through the
Internet, then you can leave the Admin password blank)
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6.You can now use the mydlink SharePort app interface to stream
media and access files stored on your removable drive. The wireless
icon at the bottom will be lit green to indicate you are connected
to the router through Remote Access. If you need to change your
settings, tap the gear icon at the top right corner to enter the
settings page.
7.If you have more than one device registered to your mydlink
account, this will be displayed in the device list and you will be
prompted to select the device you wish to use from this page.
Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not
be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow
network speeds.
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Using mydlink SharePort in a local network:
1.Make sure the device is powered on. Then plug your USB drive into
the USB port of the device.
Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it
may take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files.
2.Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to search for and download the
free mydlink SharePort app from the App Store.
If you have a QR code reader, you can scan the code for mydlink
SharePort to the right.
3.On your mobile device, go to your Wi-Fi settings and connect to your
router’s wireless network using the default Wi-Fi settings. Locate the
Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for your device as printed on the
included Wi-Fi Configuration Card
4.Tap the mydlink SharePort icon, and the app will load.
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5.Tap Set up to enter the Admin password for your router when the
pop-up displays.
6.Enter your Admin Login in the Password field and tap Done.
7.You can now use the mydlink SharePort app interface to stream
media and access files stored on your removable drive. The wireless
icon at the bottom will be lit blue to indicate a Local Access
connection. If you need to change your settings, tap the gear icon
at the top right corner to enter the settings page.
Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not
be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow
network speeds.
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Main Menu
The mydlink SharePort main menu has different sections that let you see all the documents, photos, movies, or music stored
on your removable storage. Tap < or >, or swipe left or right to move between the different sections. The Wi-Fi icon at the
bottom indicates an active local network connection (blue) or remote connection (green/red). Tap the gear icon if it is not lit.
Tap on the document icon to view documents.
Tap the camera icon to view photos.
Tap on the movie icon to play videos.
Tap on the music icon to play audio files.
Tap on the folder icon to browse all files in a folder
view.
Tap on the star icon to access your favorite files.
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Documents
The Documents section allows you to share, print, and view documents
streamed from your DIR-868L to your mobile device. Tap the document
icon on the main menu to browse the documents on your mobile
device.
Search Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
Tap to mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options:
•Open In...: Tap to use a third-party app to open the file.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
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Tap on a file to start the document viewer. In the viewer:
Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites.
Tap to bring up the same options as >.
Note: Some files may require a third-party app to view them.
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Pictures
The Pictures section allows you to stream images from your DIR-868L to
your mobile device. Tap the camera icon on the main menu to browse
your photo collection on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
Tap to mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options:
•Open In...: Tap to use a third-party app to open the file.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to start a slideshow of your photos. Tap the screen again to
bring up the menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
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Tap on a file to start the photo viewer. In the viewer:
Tap to add/remove the current image from your Favorites.
Tap to start the slideshow.
Tap to bring up the same options as >.
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Videos
The Videos section allows you to stream video clips and movies from
your DIR-868L to your mobile device. Tap the movie icon on the main
menu to browse your videos on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Enter a filename here to search for a specific file.
Tap to mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to a file to download it to your device and add
it into your Favorites section.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options:
•Open In...: Lets you use a third-party app to open the file.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
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Tap on a file to start playing it. In the player:
Tap to play/pause the video. You can scroll to any time on the time
line by holding and sliding your finger.
Tap to enter/exit fullscreen mode.
Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options:
•Open In...: Lets you use a third-party app to open the file.
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Music
The Music section allows you to stream songs from your DIR-868L to
your mobile device. Tap the music icon on the main menu to browse
your music collection on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
Tap to create a playlist and mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options:
•Open In...: Lets you use a third-party app to open the file.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
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Tap on a file to start playing it. In the player:
Tap to repeat all. Tap again to repeat a single song.
Tap to skip to the previous/next song.
Tap to enable/disable shuffle mode.
To create a playlist:
• Tap Edit > Add Playlist.
• Enter a name for the playlist, then tap Save.
• The name of the playlist will appear in the browser next
to the
icon.
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To add songs to a playlist:
• Tap the playlist in the browser.
• Tap Add Music... to add songs
to the current playlist.
• Tick the songs you wish to add and tap Done.
To delete songs from the playlist:
• Tap Edit in the playlist browser and mark the files to
be deleted.
• Tap Delete.
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Folders
You can browse your removable storage in a folder view in the folders
section. Tapping the filename will open the viewer/player for that file
type as described in the previous pages. You can also upload files from
your mobile device to the removable storage attached to your router.
Search Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
Tap to take you to the editing screen where you can add a folder
and mark files for deletion or copying.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tapping the > icon gives you additional options depending on the
file type.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to upload files from your device to your removable storage.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
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To delete files:
• Tap Edit at the top right.
• Tick the circle next to a file to mark it for deletion.
• Tap on Delete at the bottom to delete the file.
To copy files:
• Tap on Copy to bring up a window where you can
select the folder to copy to.
• Browse to the directory you want to copy the marked
files to and tap Paste.
• You can also tap Add Folder to create a new folder.
To create a new folder:
• Browse to the directory you wish to create a new
folder in.
• Tap Edit at the top right.
• Tap Add Folder to add a new folder.
• Enter the name of the new folder, then tap Save.
• Tap OK to confirm folder creation.
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To upload images and videos from your mobile device:
• Browse to the folder you wish to upload to.
• Tap Upload at the bottom.
• Select the photos/videos you wish to upload.
• Tap Done.
During the upload process, the size of the file and the upload progress
will be displayed.
To upload more files, tap the + icon at the top right and repeat the
steps listed above.
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Favorites
The Favorites section allows you to quickly access your most often
used files, no matter what file type, in a special section. Files added to
the Favorites section will be copied here for playback in a centralized
location.
Tap to mark files for deletion from the local storage in Favorites.
The file will still be accessible in other mydlink SharePort sections.
Tapping this icon gives you additional options depending on the
file type.
The bottom menu bar includes these options:
Tap to go back to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to reorder the files alphabetically.
Tap on a file to start the file viewer. In the viewer:
Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites.
Tap to bring up additional options.
Note: The file options available will vary depending on the file type.
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Using the mydlink™ SharePort app for Android™
The mydlink SharePort app is a streamlined mobile application that allows you to conveniently stream media and share files
stored on a removable storage connected to your router. Once the router is set up, you can start the app and easily connect
from a local network or through the Internet to access your photos, videos, music, and documents. It allows you to create your
own personal cloud storage; you can upload files and photos from your mobile device to the removable storage via the app
from anywhere in the world!
Note: In order to ensure smooth streaming performance, you will need a minimum of 2 Mbit/s upload bandwidth for your router’s Internet connection.
Streaming performance will vary depending on the quality of your Internet connection.
Using mydlink SharePort remotely from the Internet:
1.Make sure the device is powered on. Then plug your USB drive into
the USB port of the device.
Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it
may take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files.
USB port
2.If you are connecting remotely through the mydlink SharePort app
from the Internet, you will need a mydlink account. Please refer to
page 103 for more details.
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3.Use your Android mobile device to search for and download the
free mydlink SharePort app from Google Play™.
If you have a QR code reader, you can scan the code for mydlink
SharePort to the right.
4.Tap the mydlink SharePort icon, and the app will load.
5.Tap Set up to go to Settings and enter the Admin password
and your mydlink Account Login information when the popup displays. Tap Apply when your information is entered. (The
Admin password is only for local access, if you can connect
through the Internet, then you can leave the Admin password
blank)
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6.You can now use the mydlink SharePort app interface to stream
media and access files stored on your removable drive. The wireless
icon at the bottom will be lit green to indicate you are connected
to the router through Remote Access.
7.If you have more than one device registered to your mydlink
account, this will be displayed in the device list and you will be
prompted to select the device you wish to use from this page.
Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not
be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow
network speeds.
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Using mydlink SharePort in a local network:
1.Make sure the device is powered on. Then plug your USB drive into
the USB port of the device.
Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it
may take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files.
2.Use your Android mobile device to search for and download the
free mydlink SharePort app from Google Play™.
If you have a QR code reader, you can scan the code for mydlink
SharePort to the right.
3.On your mobile device, go to your Wi-Fi settings and connect to your
router’s wireless network using the default Wi-Fi settings. Locate the
Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for your device as printed on the
included Wi-Fi Configuration Card.
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4.Tap the mydlink SharePort icon, and the app will load.
5.Tap Set up to enter the Admin password for your router when the
pop-up displays.
6.Enter your Admin Login in the Password field and tap Apply.
You will be taken back to the device list where you can select the
device for use with mydlink SharePort.
7.You can now use the mydlink SharePort app interface to stream
media and access files stored on your removable drive. The wireless
icon at the bottom will be lit blue to indicate a Local Access
connection.
Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not
be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow
network speeds.
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Main Menu
The mydlink SharePort main menu has different sections that let you see all the documents, photos, movies, or music stored
on your removable storage. Tap < or >, or swipe left or right to move between the different sections. The Wi-Fi icon at the
bottom indicates an active local network connection (blue) or remote connection (green/red). Tap the gear icon if it is not lit.
Tap on the document icon to view documents.
Tap the camera icon to view pictures.
Tap on the movie icon to play videos.
Tap on the music icon to play audio files.
Tap on the folder icon to browse all files in a folder
view.
Tap on the star icon to access your favorite files.
Note: Available features may differ depending on the Android OS version
of your device.
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Documents
The Documents section allows you to share, print, and view documents
streamed from your DIR-868L to your mobile device. Tap the document
icon on the main menu to browse the files on your mobile device.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to refresh, sort, or mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tap
for additional options:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Check a file then tap to delete it.
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Tap on a file to start the document viewer. In the viewer:
• Tap the screen to bring up zoom in/out buttons.
• Drag the screen up or down to scroll between pages.
• Tap
to perform File, Find, Zoom, Reading View, Go
To Page, and Bookmarks actions.
Note: Available actions may differ depending on your Android OS.
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Pictures
The Pictures section allows you to view images streamed from your
DIR-868L to your mobile device. Tap the camera icon on the main menu
to browse your photo collection on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to start a slideshow.
Tap to refresh, sort, or mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to each file to download it to your device and
add it into your Favorites section.
Tap
for additional options:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Check a file then tap to delete it.
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Tap on an image file to start the image viewer. In the viewer:
Tap the star icon to download it to your device and add it into your
Favorites section.
Tap to start a slideshow. Tap the image to stop the slideshow.
Tap to delete the current image. Tap OK to confirm.
Tap to bring up additional options using other applications.
Tap to access the image editor.
Note: This function may vary depending on the version of your
Android OS.
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Videos
The Videos section allows you to stream video clips and movies from
your DIR-868L to your mobile device. Tap the movie icon on the main
menu to browse your videos on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to refresh, sort, or mark files for deletion.
Tap the star icon next to a file to download it to your device and add
it into your Favorites section.
Tap
for additional options:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Check a file then tap this icon to delete it.
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Tap on a file to start playing it. Tap on the screen to bring up the scroll
bar, pause button, and play button.
Tap to resume playback.
Tap to pause the video.
Note: Available features may vary depending on the Android OS version installed
on your device.
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Music
The Music section allows you to stream songs from your DIR-868L to
your mobile device. Tap the music icon on the main menu to browse
your music collection on your removable storage.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to refresh, sort, or mark files for deletion.
Tap to browse your playlists.
Tap the star icon next to a file to download it to your device and add
it into your Favorites section.
Tap
for additional options:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Check a file then tap this icon to delete it.
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Tap on a file to start playing it. In the player:
Tap on the up/down arrow to show/hide the player controls.
Tap to repeat all. Tap again to repeat a single song.
Tap to skip to the previous/next song.
Tap to play or pause the song.
Tap to enable/disable shuffle mode.
To create a playlist:
• Tap
• Tap Add new playlist...
• Enter a name for the playlist, then tap OK. The name
of the playlist will appear in the browser next to the
icon.
• You can tap
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To add songs to a playlist:
• Tap a playlist to see its contents.
• Tap Add Music... to add songs
to the current playlist.
• Tick the songs you wish to add and tap
to save.
To delete songs from the playlist:
• Tap Edit in the playlist browser and mark the files to
be deleted.
• Tap
then tap OK to confirm.
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Folders
You can browse your removable storage in a folder view in the folders
section. Tapping the filename will open the viewer/player for that file
type as described in the previous pages. You can also upload files from
your mobile device to the removable storage attached to your router.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to access file options.
In the file browser:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to upload files.
Tap to refresh, sort, create a new folder, or mark files for deletion
and copying.
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Tap
to select files and perform the following actions:
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Tap to create a new folder.
Mark a file then tap this icon to delete it.
Mark a file then tap this icon to copy it.
To delete files:
• Tap on
• Tap on
confirm.
To copy files:
and tick the box next to a file for deletion.
to delete your selected files. Tap OK to
• Tap on
to select files for copying. Tick the box next
to each file for copying.
• Tap on
to browse to the destination.
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• Tap Paste or Cancel.
• You can also tap New Folder if you wish to create a
folder in the current directory.
To create a new folder:
• Browse to the directory you wish to create a new
folder in.
• Tap
then
.
• Enter the name of the folder in the box, then tap OK.
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To upload images and videos from your mobile device:
• Browse to the folder you wish to upload to.
• Tap and browse to the file or files you wish to upload
from the local device.
• Tick the box next to each of the files you wish to upload.
• Tap Upload.
During the upload process, the size of the file and the upload progress
will be displayed under the file name.
• To remove a file from the upload queue, tap the X next
to it.
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Favorites
The Favorites section allows you to quickly access your most often
used files, no matter what file type, in a special section. Files added to
the Favorites section will be copied here for playback in a centralized
location.
Search Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to refresh, sort, or mark files for deletion.
Tap
for additional options:
Tap to return to the main menu.
Tap to update the list of files.
Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date.
Check a file then tap to delete it.
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Using SharePort Web Access
SharePort Web Access lets you stream music, photos, and movies from a USB drive attached to your DIR-868L through a Web
browser. You can also download and upload files to and from a computer through the Web browser interface.
• Type http://shareport.local. in your browser’s
URL to take you to the SharePort Web Access log
in page.
• Log in with your admin password or a SharePort
Username and Password.
At the main menu, you can browse the files stored on your USB
drive by file type.
• Click
to browse by folders.
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The folder browser section will show folder hierarchy at the left
and files at the right. You can quickly browse directories and
perform operations by using the buttons in the folder browser
view.
• Click
to return to the main menu.
To create a new folder:
• Click New Folder in the current directory.
• Enter a folder name in the Create Folder pop-up.
• Click OK. The new folder will appear in the left
column.
To upload a file:
• Click Upload to upload a file to the current folder.
• In the pop-up browse to the file you wish to
upload.
• Click OK. The file will appear after the browser
refreshes.
To delete a file:
• Tick the checkbox next to the files you wish to
delete.
• Click Delete and a dialog box will appear.
• Click OK to confirm.
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Music
You can go to the Music section to browse and play the music files on your storage. Click Back to return to the main menu.
• Click on the audio filename to play it in the browser.
You can pause, seek, mute and adjust the volume in the window.
• Close the window to end playback.
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Pictures
You can go to the Pictures section to browse and view the image files on your storage. Click Back to return to the main menu.
• Click on the image name to view it in the browser.
• Hover your mouse over the left or right side of
the image and click < or > to view the previous or
next image.
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Videos
You can go to the Videos section to browse and play the video files on your storage. Click Back to return to the main menu.
• Click on the video file to open the file in a window
for streaming.
You can pause, seek, mute, adjust the volume, and activate full
screen mode in the window controls.
• Close the window to end playback.
Note: Depending on your browser, the video file may be played back using
the default player associated with that file format.
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Documents
You can go to the Documents section to open and save files from your storage to your computer. Click Back to return to the
main menu.
• Click on the filename to open the file.
• Depending on the file type, the default program
will be started or a pop-up may ask you to open
or save the file.
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Configuration
To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer
and enter http://dlinkrouter.local./
Windows and Mac users may also connect by typing the IP address of the router (by
default this is http://192.168.0.1) in the address bar.
Enter your password. If you previously followed the setup wizard (see page 128), please
use the admin password you entered during the wizard. Otherwise, leave the
password blank. Click Log In to proceed.
Note: If you cannot remember your password and cannot log in, press the reset button
(see “Admin” on page 118) to restore the router to its default settings.
The router’s home page will open displaying its current connection status.
The bar at the top of the page has quick access to Settings and Management
functions. You may quickly jump back Home at any time.
Note: The system will automatically log out after a period of inactivity.
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Home
The Home page displays the current status of the router in the form of an interactive diagram. You can click each icon to display
information about each part of the network at the bottom of the screen. The menu bar at the top of the page will allow you
to quickly navigate to other pages.
Internet
The Home page displays whether or not the router is currently connected to the
Internet. If it is disconnected, click Click to repair to bring up the setup wizard
(see page 72).
To bring up more details about your Internet connection, click on the Internet
icon. Click IPv4 or IPv6 to see details of the IPv4 connection and IPv6 connection
respectively.
Click Release IP Address to disconnect from the Internet. If you do this and wish to
reconnect, click Renew IP Address.
To reconfigure the Internet settings, refer to page 72.
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Click on the DIR-868L icon to view details about the router and its wireless settings.
Here you can see the router’s current wireless settings, as well as its MAC address
and IPv4/IPv6 addresses.
To reconfigure the network settings, either click Go to settings on the lower left, or
click Settings (at the top of the page) and then Network on the menu that appears.
To reconfigure the wireless settings, either click Go to settings, on the lower right, or
click Settings (at the top of the page) and then Wireless on the menu that appears.
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Connected Clients
Click on the Connected Clients icon to view details about the router and its wireless
settings.
On this page you can see all the clients currently connected to the router, and their
IP addresses.
To edit each client’s settings, click the pencil icon on the client you want to edit.
Name: Enter a custom name for this client.
Vendor: Displays the vendor of the device.
IP Address: Enter a specific IP address for this client.
Reserve IP: Enable to reserve this IP address for this client.
Parental Enable and to disable network access during the chosen schedule
Control: for firewall and website filters.
Click Save when you are done.
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USB Device
Click on the USB Device icon to view details about the currently connected USB
device, DLNA media server, SharePort, and Windows File Sharing.
If you have a USB device connected, you can see its name and how much free space
it has.
To configure your SharePort settings, click Go to settings and refer to “SharePort”
on page 101.
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Settings
Wizard
In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Wizard to open the setup wizard. This is the same wizard that appears when you start
the router for the first time. Refer to page 12 for details.
Internet
In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Internet to see the
Internet configuration options.
My Internet Choose your Internet connection type from the drop-down menu.
Connection Is: You will be presented with the appropriate options for your
connection type. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and
see all of the options.
For Dynamic IP (DHCP) refer to page 73.
For Static IP refer to page 74.
For PPPoE refer to page 75.
For PPTP refer to page 76.
For L2TP refer to page 78.
For DS-Lite refer to page 80.
To configure an IPv6 connection, click the IPv6 link. Refer to page 81
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Dynamic IP (DCHP)
Select Dynamic IP (DHCP) to obtain IP address information automatically from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Select this option if your ISP
does not give you an IP address to use.
Host Name: The host name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. Leave
it blank if you are not sure.
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. This
Server: address is usually obtained automatically from your ISP.
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. This
Server: address is usually obtained automatically from your ISP.
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
MAC Address The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface
Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use the drop-down menu to
replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a
connected client.
Click Save when you are done.
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Static IP
Select Static IP if your IP information is provided by your Internet service provider (ISP).
IP Address: Enter the IP address provided by your ISP.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP.
Default Enter the default gateway address provided by your ISP.
Gateway:
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
MAC Address The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface
Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use drop-down menu to replace
the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected
client.
Click Save when you are done.
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PPPoE
Select PPPoE if your Internet connection requires you to enter a username and password. This information is provided by your Internet service
provider (ISP).
Username: Enter the username provided by your ISP.
Password: Enter the password provided by your ISP.
Reconnect Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.
Mode:
Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection
Time: is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Autoreconnect.
Address Mode: Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP.
IP Address: Enter the IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
Service Name: Enter the ISP service name (optional).
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
Click Save when you are done.
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PPTP
Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses a PPTP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a
username and password.
PPTP Server IP Enter the PPTP server IP address provided by your ISP.
Address:
Username: Enter the username provided by your ISP.
Password: Enter the password provided by your ISP.
Reconnect Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.
Mode:
Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection
Time: is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Autoreconnect.
Address Mode: Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP.
PPTP IP Enter the IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
Address:
PPTP Subnet Enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
Mask:
PPTP Gateway Enter the gateway IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
IP Address:
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
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Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
Click Save when you are done.
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L2TP
Choose L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses a L2TP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username
and password.
L2TP Server IP Enter the L2TP server IP address provided by your ISP.
Address:
Username: Enter the username provided by your ISP.
Password: Enter the password provided by your ISP.
Reconnect Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.
Mode:
Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection
Time: is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Autoreconnect.
Address Mode: Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP.
L2TP IP Enter the IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
Address:
L2TP Subnet Enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
Mask:
L2TP Gateway Enter the gateway IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only).
IP Address:
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
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Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
Server:
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
Click Save when you are done.
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DS-Lite
DS-Lite is an IPv6 connection type. After selecting DS-Lite, the following parameters will be available for configuration:
DS-Lite Select DS-Lite DHCPv6 to let the router allocate the AFTR IPv6
Configuration: address automatically. Select Manual Configuration to enter the
AFTR IPv6 address manually.
AFTR IPv6 If you selected Manual Configuration above, enter the AFTR IPv6
Address: address used here.
B4 IPv6 Enter the B4 IPv4 address value used here.
Address:
WAN IPv6 Once connected, the WAN IPv6 address will be displayed here.
Address:
IPv6 WAN Once connected, the IPv6 WAN default gateway address will be
Default displayed here.
Gateway:
Click Save when you are done.
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IPv6
To configure an IPv6 connection, click the IPv6 link. To return to the IPv4 settings, click IPv4.
My Internet Choose your IPv6 connection type from the drop-down menu. You
Connection Is: will be presented with the appropriate options for your connection
type. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and see all of
the options.
For Auto Detection refer to page 82.
For Static IPv6 refer to page 84.
For Auto Configuration (SLAAC/DHCPv6) refer to page 86.
For PPPoE refer to page 88.
For IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel refer to page 90.
For 6 to 4 refer to page 92.
For 6rd refer to page 93.
For Local Connectivity Only refer to page 95.
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Auto Detection
This is a connection method where the ISP assigns your IPv6 address when your router requests one from the ISP’s server. Some ISPs require you
to make some settings on your side before your router can connect to the IPv6 Internet.
DNS Type: Select either Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the
following DNS address.
Primary DNS If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the
Server: primary DNS server address.
Secondary DNS If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the
Server: secondary DNS server address.
Enable DHCP- Enable or disable prefix delegation services.
PD:
LAN IPv6 If you disabled DHCP-PD, enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the
Address: router.
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Enable Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services.
Automatic
DHCP-PD in
LAN:
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Auto Select SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless DHCP, Stateful
Configuration (DHCPv6).
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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Static IPv6
Select Static IP if your IPv6 information is provided by your Internet service provider (ISP).
Use Link-Local Enable or disable a link-local address.
Address:
IPv6 Address: If you disabled Use Link-Local Address, enter the address supplied
by your ISP.
Subnet Prefix If you disabled Use Link-Local Address, enter the subnet prefix
Length: length supplied by your ISP.
Default Enter the default gateway for your IPv6 connection.
Gateway:
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server address.
Server:
LAN IPv6 Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.
Address:
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Click to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
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Auto Select SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless DHCP, Stateful
Configuration (DHCPv6).
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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Auto Configuration (SLAAC/DHCPv6)
This is a connection method where the ISP assigns your IPv6 address when your router requests one from the ISP’s server. Some ISPs require you
to make some settings on your side before your router can connect to the IPv6 Internet.
DNS Type: Select either Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the
following DNS address.
Primary DNS If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the
Server: primary DNS server address.
Secondary DNS If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the
Server: secondary DNS server address.
Enable DHCP- Enable or disable prefix delegation services.
PD:
LAN IPv6 If you disabled DHCP-PD, enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the
Address: router.
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Enable Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services.
Automatic
DHCP-PD in
LAN:
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Auto Select SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless DHCP, Stateful
Configuration (DHCPv6).
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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PPPoE
Select PPPoE if your Internet connection requires you to enter a username and password. This information is provided by your Internet service
provider (ISP).
PPPoE Session: Choose Share with IPv4 to re-use your IPv4 PPPoE username and
password, or Create a new session.
Username: If you selected Create a new session above, enter the PPPoE
username provided by your ISP here.
Password: If you selected Create a new session above, enter the PPPoE
password provided by your ISP here.
Address Mode: Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask,
gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP.
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for
optimal performance with your ISP.
DNS Type: Select either Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the
following DNS address.
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Enable DHCP- Enable DHCP-PD for LAN IPv6.
PD:
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Enable automatic IPv6 address assignment.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Enable Enable automatic DHCP-PD assignment in LAN.
Automatic
DHCP-PD in
LAN:
Auto Select SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless DHCP, Stateful
Configuration (DHCPv6).
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel
The user can configure the IPv6 connection to run in IPv4 Tunnel mode. IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling encapsulates IPv6 packets in IPv4 packets so
that IPv6 packets can be sent over an IPv4 infrastructure.
Remote IPv4 Enter the IPv4 remote address you will use.
Address:
Remote IPv6 Enter the IPv6 remote address you will use.
Address:
Local IPv4 Enter the IPv4 local address you will use.
Address:
Local IPv6 Enter the IPv6 local address you will use.
Address:
Subnet Prefix Enter the subnet prefix length supplied by your ISP.
Length:
DNS Type: Select either Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the
following DNS address.
Enable DHCP- Enable or disable prefix delegation services.
PD:
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LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Enable Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services.
Automatic
DHCP-PD in
LAN:
Auto Select SLAAC + RDNSS, SLAAC + Stateless DHCP, or Stateful
Configuration (DHCPv6).
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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6 to 4
In this section the user can configure the IPv6 6 to 4 connection settings. 6to4 is an IPv6 address assignment and automatic tunneling technology that is used to provide unicast IPv6 connectivity between IPv6 sites and hosts across the IPv4 Internet.
6 to 4 Address: Displays the 6 to 4 address.
6 to 4 Relay: Enter the 6 to 4 relay supplied by your ISP.
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server address.
Server:
LAN IPv6 Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.
Address:
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
Enable Check to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless
Configuration DHCPv6.
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
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Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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6rd
In this section the user can configure the IPv6 6rd connection settings.
Assign IPv6 Currently unsupported.
Prefix:
Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server address.
Server:
Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server address.
Server:
Enable Hub and Enable if you want to minimize the number of routes to the
Spoke Mode: destination by using a hub and spoke method of networking.
6rd Choose the 6rd DHCPv4 Option to automatically discover and
Configuration: populate the data values, or Manual Configuration to enter the
settings yourself.
LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address.
Local Address:
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Enable Check to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature.
Automatic
IPv6 Address
Assignment:
Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless
Configuration DHCPv6.
Type:
Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes).
Advertisement
Lifetime:
Click Save when you are done.
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Local Connectivity Only
Local Connectivity Only allows you to set up an IPv6 connection that will not connect to the Internet.
Enable ULA: Click here to enable Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses settings.
Use Default Checking this box will automatically configure the ULA prefix for
ULA Prefix: the default setting.
ULA Prefix: If you wish to choose your own ULA prefix, enter it here.
Current IPv6 This section will display the current settings for your IPv6 ULA.
ULA Settings:
Click Save when you are done.
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Wireless
In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Wireless to see the
wireless configuration options. To configure the router’s guest zone, click the Guest
Zone link. Refer to page 98 for details. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list
and see all of the options. The following options apply to both the 2.4 GHz and the
5 GHz wireless frequency bands:
Status: Enable or disable the wireless frequency band.
Wi-Fi Name Create a name for your wireless network using up to 32 characters.
(SSID):
Password: Create a password to use for wireless security. Wireless clients will
need to enter this password to successfully connect to the network.
Security Mode: Choose None, WEP, or WPA/WPA2-(Personal) (recommended).
802.11 Mode: Select the desired wireless networking standards to use. The available
options will depend on the wireless frequency band, as well as the
currently selected security mode.
Wi-Fi Channel: Select the desired channel. The default is Auto (recommended).
Transmission Select the desired wireless transmission power.
Power:
Channel Width: Select Auto 20/40 if you are using both 802.11n and non-802.11n
wireless devices, or select 20 MHz if you are not using any 802.11n
wireless clients.
Visibility Status: The default setting is Visible. Select Invisible if you do not want to
broadcast the SSID of your wireless network.
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Schedule: Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule
will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or
you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer
to page 116).
Click Save when you are done.
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Guest Zone
The guest zone feature will allow you to create temporary zones that can be used by
guests to access the Internet. These zones will be separate from your main wireless
network. You may configure different zones for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands.
In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Wireless, then click
the Guest Zone link. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and see all of
the options. The following options apply to both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz wireless
frequency bands:
Status: Enable or disable the guest zone for each wireless frequency band.
Wi-Fi Name Enter a wireless network name (SSID) that is different from your main
(SSID): wireless network.
Password: Create a password to use for wireless security. Wireless clients will
need to enter this password to successfully connect to the guest zone.
Internet Access Enabling this option will confine connectivity to the Internet,
Only: disallowing guests from accessing other local network devices.
Click Save when you are done.
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Network
This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to
configure the DHCP settings. In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page,
click Network. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and see all of the options.
LAN IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router. The default IP address is
192.168.0.1.
If you change the IP address, once you click Save, you will need
to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the
configuration utility.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask of the router. The default subnet mask is
255.255.255.0.
Management The default address to access the router’s configuration is
Link: http://dlinkrouter.local./ Here, you can replace dlinkrouter with
a name of your choice.
Local Domain Enter the domain name (optional).
Name:
Enable DNS Disable to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your
Relay: computers. If enabled, your computers will use the router for a DNS
server.
Status: Enable or disable the DHCP server.
DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the DHCP server’s IP
Address Range: assignment.
Note: If you statically (manually) assign IP addresses to your computers
or devices, make sure the IP addresses are outside of this range or you
may have an IP conflict.
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DHCP Lease Enter the length of time for the IP address lease in minutes.
Time:
Always Enable this feature to broadcast your networks DHCP server to LAN/
Broadcast: WLAN clients.
WAN Port You may set the port speed of the Internet port to 10 Mbps,
Speed: 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps, or Auto (recommended).
UPnP: Enable or disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). UPnP provides
compatibility with networking equipment, software and peripherals.
IPv4 Multicast Enable to allow IPv4 multicast traffic to pass through the router from
Stream: the Internet.
IPv6 Multicast Enable to allow IPv6 multicast traffic to pass through the router from
Stream: the Internet.
Click Save when you are done.
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SharePort
This page will allow you to set up access to files on an external USB device plugged
into the router. You can do this through the local network or from the Internet using
either a web browser or an app on your smartphone or tablet. In the Settings menu
on the bar on the top of the page, click SharePort.
Status: Check to enable DLNA media server functions, allowing connected
clients access to media files over the network.
DLNA Media Choose a name for your DLNA media server so that it can be found.
Server:
Windows Choose either Allow all users to access (no password) or Require
File Sharing router’s admin password to specify whether the router’s password
(SAMBA): will be required for access.
Web File Access: Enable remote access to files stored on a USB device plugged into
the router through a web browser.
Direct Links: This area will display the HTTP and HTTPS links to connect to your
SharePort drive through a web browser from a device on your
network.
Click Save when you are done.
To manage user accounts for SharePort access, click Create User and refer to the
next page for details.
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Create User
The Create User page allows you to manage your SharePort user accounts. The current
list of user accounts will be displayed, along with their current permissions and access
path. If they do not have an account set up, users will be restricted to guest access;
only having access to the “Guest” folder on the media server. The router can store a
maximum of ten accounts (including the “Admin” account).
If you wish to remove an account, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If
you wish to edit an account, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to
create a new account, click the Create User button. If you edit or create a user, the
following options will appear:
User Name: Enter the desired user name for the new account.
Password: Enter the password which the user will need to enter when logging in.
Permission: Select either Read Only or Read/Write to control whether the user
can edit, add, or delete files on the device.
Folder: Choose the parent folder that the user will be able to access. Files
and folders on a higher level will be unavailable. “root” means that
the user can access all files on the device. To change the selected
folder, click Browse and browse to the desired folder.
Click OK when you are done. The new user should be added to the
list of user accounts. To save the new list, click Save. To return to the
SharePort page, click SharePort.
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mydlink
Enabling mydlink will allow you to access and manage the mydlink-compatible
devices on your network. This can be done either through a web browser or via a
smartphone app.
This page allows you to sign in to an existing mydlink account, or sign up for a new
mydlink account. In the Settings menu on the bar on the top of the page, click
mydlink.
If you do not already have a mydlink account, click No, I want to create a new
mydlink account. Fill out your email address (which will also function as your
username), choose a password, and enter your first and last name. Then, click Sign
Up to create your new mydlink account.
If you already have a mydlink account, click Yes, I have a mydlink account. Enter
your email address (which is also your username) and your password. Then, click
Sign In to register your existing mydlink account with your router.
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Advanced
QoS Engine
This section will allow you to prioritize particular clients over others, so that those
clients receive higher bandwidth. For example, if one client is streaming a movie
and another is downloading a non-urgent file, you might wish to assign the former
device a higher priority than the latter so that the movie streaming is not disrupted
by the traffic of the other devices on the network.
In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click QoS Engine.
Under All Devices, you will see device cards representing each connected client. If
some are off-screen, you can use the < and > buttons to scroll through the cards.
A maximum of one device can be assigned Highest priority.
A maximum of two devices can be assigned High priority.
A maximum of eight devices can be assigned Medium priority.
If no devices are explicitly assigned a priority, they will all be treated with equal
priority. If some devices are not assigned a priority and others are, the unassigned
devices will be treated with the lowest priority.
To assign a priority level to a device, drag the device card from the All Devices list
over an empty slot and release the mouse button. The card will remain in the slot.
If you want to remove a priority assignment from a device and return it to the All
Devices list, click the cross icon in the top right of the device card.
Click Save when you are done.
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Firewall
The router’s firewall protects your network from malicious attacks over the Internet.
In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Firewall Settings.
Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and see all of the options.
Enable DMZ: Enable or disable Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This completely exposes
the client to threats over the Internet, and is not recommended in
ordinary situations.
DMZ IP If you enabled DMZ, enter the IP address of the client you wish to
Address: expose, or use the drop-down menu to quickly select it.
Enable SPI IPv4: Enabling Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) helps to prevent cyber
attacks by validating that the traffic passing through the session
conforms to the protocol.
Enable Enable this feature to protect your network from certain kinds of
Anti-Spoof “spoofing” attacks.
Checking:
IPv6 Simple Enable or disable IPv6 simple security.
Security:
IPv6 Ingress Enable or disable IPv6 ingress filtering.
Filtering:
PPTP: Allows multiple machines on the LAN to connect to their corporate
network using the PPTP protocol.
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IPSec (VPN): Allows multiple VPN clients to connect to their corporate network
using IPSec. Some VPN clients support traversal of IPSec through
NAT. This Application Level Gateway (ALG) may interfere with the
operation of such VPN clients. If you are having trouble connecting
with your corporate network, try turning this ALG off. Please check
with the system administrator of your corporate network whether
your VPN client supports NAT traversal.
RTSP: Allows applications that uses Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
to receive streaming media from the Internet.
SIP: Allows devices and applications using VoIP (Voice over IP) to
communicate across NAT. Some VoIP applications and devices have
the ability to discover NAT devices and work around them. This ALG
may interfere with the operation of such devices. If you are having
trouble making VoIP calls, try turning this ALG off.
Click Save when you are done.
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IPv4/IPv6 Rules
The IPv4/IPv6 Rules section is an advanced option that lets you configure what kind
of traffic is allowed to pass through the network. To configure the IPv4 rules, from
the Firewall Settings page click IPv4 Rules. To configure IPv6 rules, from the Firewall
Settings page click IPv6 Rules. To return to the main Firewall Settings page, click
Security Check.
To begin, use the drop-down menu to select whether you want to ALLOW or DENY
the rules you create. You can also choose to turn filtering OFF.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a
new rule, click the Add Rule button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Name: Enter a name for the rule.
Source IP Enter the source IP address range that the rule will apply to, and using
Address Range: the drop-down menu, specify whether it is a WAN or LAN IP address.
Destination IP Enter the destination IP address range that the rule will apply to, and
Address Range: using the drop-down menu, specify whether it is a WAN or LAN IP
address.
Port Range: Select the protocol of the traffic to allow or deny (Any, TCP, or UDP)
and then enter the range of ports that the rule will apply to.
Schedule: Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule
will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or
you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer
to page 116).
Click Apply when you are done.
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Port Forwarding
Port forwarding allows you to specify a port or range of ports to open for specific
devices on the network. This might be necessary for certain applications to connect
through the router. In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click
Port Forwarding.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create
a new rule, click the Add Rule button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Name: Enter a name for the rule.
Local IP: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you
want to allow the incoming service to. Alternatively, select the device
from the drop-down menu.
TCP Port: Enter the TCP ports that you want to open. You can enter a single
port or a range of ports. Separate ports with a comma (for example:
24,1009,3000-4000).
UDP Port: Enter the UDP ports that you want to open. You can enter a single
port or a range of ports. Separate ports with a comma (for example:
24,1009,3000-4000).
Schedule: Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule
will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or
you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer
to page 116).
Click Apply when you are done.
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Virtual Server
The virtual server allows you to specify a single public port on your router for
redirection to an internal LAN IP Address and Private LAN port. To configure the
virtual server, from the Port Forwarding page click Virtual Server. To return to the
main Port Forwarding page, click Port Forwarding.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create
a new rule, click the Add Rule button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Name: Enter a name for the rule.
Local IP: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you
want to allow the incoming service to. Alternatively, select the device
from the drop-down menu.
Protocol: Select the protocol of the traffic to allow or deny (TCP, UDP, Both,
or Other).
Protocol If you entered Other above, enter the protocol number.
Number:
External Port: Enter the public port you want to open.
Internal Port: Enter the private port you want to open.
Schedule: Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule
will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or
you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer
to page 116).
Click Apply when you are done.
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Website Filter
The website filter settings allow you to block access to certain web sites. You can
either create a list of sites to block, or create a list of sites to allow (with all other sites
being blocked).
In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Website Filter.
If you want to create a list of sites to block, select DENY clients access to ONLY
these sites from the drop-down menu. All other sites will be accessible. If you want
to specify a list of sites to allow, select ALLOW clients access to ONLY these sites
from the drop-down menu. All other sites will be blocked.
You may specify a maximum of fifteen web sites. To add a new site to the list, click
Add Rule. Next, under Website URL/Domain enter the URL or domain. If you wish
to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit
a rule, simply replace the URL or domain.
Click Save when you are done.
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Static Routes
The Static Routes section allows you to define custom routes to control how data
traffic is moved around your network.
In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Static Routes.
To configure IPv6 rules, click IPv6 and refer to page 86. To return to the main IPv4 static
routes page, click IPv4.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a
new rule, click the Add Route button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Name: Enter a name for the rule.
Destination Enter the IP address of packets that will take this route.
Network:
Mask: Enter the netmask of the route.
Gateway: Enter your next hop gateway to be taken if this route is used.
Metric: The route metric is a value from 1 to 16 that indicates the cost of
using this route. A value 1 is the lowest cost and 15 is the highest cost.
Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the
router when this route is used.
Click Apply when you are done.
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IPv6
To configure IPv6 rules, on the Static Routes page click IPv6. To return to the main
IPv4 static routes page, click IPv4.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a
new rule, click the Add Rule button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Name: Enter a name for the rule.
DestNetwork: This is the IP address of the router used to reach the specified
destination.
PrefixLen: Enter the IPv6 address prefix length of the packets that will take this
route.
Metric: Enter the metric value for this rule here.
Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the
router when this route is used.
Click Apply when you are done.
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Dynamic DNS
Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. Using
a dynamic DNS service provider, people can enter your domain name in their web
browser to connect to your server no matter what your IP address is.
In the Advanced menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Dynamic DNS.
Enable Enabling dynamic DNS will reveal further configuration options.
Dynamic DNS:
Status: Displays the current dynamic DNS connection status.
Server Address: Enter the address of your dynamic DNS server, or select one from
the drop-down menu.
Host Name: Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic DNS
service provider.
User Name: Enter your dynamic DNS username.
Password: Enter your dynamic DNS password.
Time Out: Enter a timeout time (in hours).
Click Save when you are done.
At the bottom of the page are the IPv6 host settings. To configure an IPv6 dynamic
DNS host, refer to page 90.
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IPv6 Host
The IPv6 host settings are found at the bottom of the Dynamic DNS page.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a
new rule, click the Add Record button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following options will appear:
Host Name: Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic DNS
service provider.
IPv6 Address: Enter the IPv6 address of the dynamic DNS server. Alternatively, select
the server device in the drop-down menu.
Click Apply when you are done.
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Management
Time & Schedule
Time
The Time page allows you to configure, update, and maintain the correct time on
the internal system clock. From here you can set the time zone, the Network Time
Protocol (NTP) server, and enable or disable daylight saving time.
In the Management menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Time & Schedule.
Time Zone: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.
Time: Displays the current date and time of the router.
Enable Daylight Enable or disable daylight saving time.
Saving:
Update Time Enable or disable to allow an NTP server on the Internet to synchronize
Using an NTP the time and date with your router. If you enable this option, select
Server: an NTP server from the drop-down menu. Select Manual to enter
the URL of a custom NTP server. To configure the router’s time and
date manually, disable this option and use the drop-down menus
that appear to input the time and date.
Click Save when you are done.
To configure and manage your schedules, click Schedule and refer to page 116.
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Schedule
Some configuration rules can be set according to a pre-configured schedule. To
create, edit, or delete schedules, from the Time page click Schedule. To return to
the Time page, click Time.
If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you
wish to edit a rule, click on its pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create
a new rule, click the Add Rule button. Click Save when you are done. If you edit or
create a rule, the following screen will appear:
First, enter the name of your schedule in the Name field.
Each box represents one hour, with the time at the top of each column. To add a time
period to the schedule, simply click on the start hour and drag to the end hour. You
can add multiple days to the schedule, but only one period per day.
To remove a time period from the schedule, click on the cross icon.
Click Apply when you are done.
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System Log
The router keeps a running log of events. This log can be sent to a Syslog server, and
sent to your email address. In the Management menu on the bar on the top of the
page, click System Log.
Enable Logging to Check this box to send the router logs to a SysLog server. If this is disabled, there
Syslog Server: will be no other options on this page.
Syslog Server IP Enter the IP address for the Syslog server. If the Syslog server is connected to the
Address: router, select it from the drop-down menu to automatically populate the field.
Enable E-mail If you want the logs to be automatically sent to an email address, enable this option.
Notification:
From/To E-mail Enter the settings for your email account. These are obtained from your email
Addresses: service provider.
SMTP Server Enter the IP address for your SMTP server.
Address:
SMTP Server Port: Enter the port for your SMTP server.
Enable Enable or disable authentication.
Authentication:
Send When Log Full: If email notification is enabled, this option will set the router to send the log by
email when the log is fully.
Send On Schedule: This option can be enabled to send an email according to a pre-configured
schedule. See below.
Schedule: If you enable On Schedule is enabled, use the drop-down menu to select the
time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always
Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer to
page 116). Click Save when you are done.
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Admin
This page will allow you to change the administrator (Admin) password and enable
remote management.
In the Management menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Admin.
Password: Enter a new password for the administrator account. You will need to
enter this password whenever you configure the router using a web
browser.
Enable
Graphical
Authentication
(CAPTCHA):
Enables a challenge-response test to require users to type letters or
numbers from a distorted image displayed on the screen to prevent
online hackers and unauthorized users from gaining access to your
router’s network settings.
Enable HTTPS Check to enable HTTPS to connect to the router securely. This means
Server: to connect to the router, you must enter https://192.168.0.1 instead
of http://192.168.0.1.
Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-868L to be configured from the
Management: Internet by a web browser. A password is still required to access the web
management interface.
Remote Admin The port number used to access the DIR-868L is used in the URL.
Port: Example: http://x.x.x.x:8080 where x.x.x.x is the Internet IP address
of the DIR-868L and 8080 is the port used for the web management
interface. If you enable Use HTTPS, you must enter https:// as part of
the URL to access the router remotely.
Click Save when you are done.
To load, save, or reset settings, or reboot the router, click System and refer to page 119.
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System
This page allows you to save the router’s current configuration, load a previously saved
configuration, reset the router to its factory default settings, or reboot the router.
From the Admin page click System. To return to the Admin page, click Admin.
Save Settings This option will save the current router configuration settings to a file
To Local Hard on your computer.
Drive:
Load Settings This option will load previously saved router configuration file. This will
From Local overwrite the router’s current configuration.
Hard Drive:
Restore To This option will restore all configuration settings back to the settings that
Factory Default were in effect at the time the router was shipped from the factory. Any
Settings: settings that have not been saved will be lost, including any rules that
you have created. If you want to save the current router configuration
settings, use the Save Settings To Local Hard Drive button above.
Reboot The Click to reboot the router.
Device:
Click Save when you are done.
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Upgrade
This page will allow you to upgrade the router’s firmware or language pack, either
automatically or manually. To manually upgrade the firmware or language pack, you
must first download the relevant file from http://support.dlink.com.
In the Management menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Upgrade.
Firmware The current firmware’s version and date will be displayed.
Information:
Check for New Click this button to prompt the router to automatically check for a new
Firmware: firmware version. If a newer version is found, it will prompt you to install
it.
Upgrade If you wish to upgrade manually, first download the firmware file you
Firmware: wish to upgrade to. Next, click the Select File button and browse to the
file to install the new firmware. You can also browse to a language pack
file to install a new language pack.
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Statistics
On the Statistics page you can view the amount of packets that pass through the router
on the WAN, LAN, and wireless segments.
In the Management menu on the bar on the top of the page, click Statistics.
You can view the Internet, LAN, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz, or Wi-Fi 5GHz by clicking on the
respective tabs at the top. The graph will update in real time. To clear the information
on the graph, click Clear.
The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.
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Connect a Wireless Client to your Router
WPS Button
The easiest and most secure way to connect your wireless devices to the router 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 DIR-868L router. Please refer to your 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 DIR-868L for about 1 second. The Internet LED on the
front will start to blink.
Step 2 - Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless client (or launch the
software utility and start the WPS process).
WPS Button
Step 3 - Allow up to 1 minute while your connection is configured. Once the Internet light stops blinking, you will be connected
and your wireless connection will be secure with WPA2.
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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 the point to enable the WPS function.
When you have established a successful connection 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 connection with Wi-Fi name (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 (Wi-Fi password) 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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WPS
The WPS feature of the DIR-868L can be configured using Windows® 7. Carry out the following steps to use Windows® 7 to
configure the WPS feature:
1.Click the Start button and select Computer from the Start menu.
2.Click Network on the left side.
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3.Double-click the DIR-868L.
4.Input the WPS PIN number (on the router label) in the Setup >
Wireless Setup menu in the router’s Web UI) and click Next.
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5.Type a name to identify the network.
6.To configure advanced settings, click the
icon.
Click Next to continue.
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7.The following window appears while the router is being configured.
Wait for the configuration to complete.
8.The following window informs you that WPS on the router has
been setup successfully.
Make a note of the security key as you may need to provide this
security key if adding an older wireless device to the network in
the future.
9.Click Close to complete WPS setup.
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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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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 Wi-Fi name (SSID) you would like to connect to and
click Connect.
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3. Enter the same security key or passphrase (Wi-Fi password) 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 Wi-Fi 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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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 Wi-Fi 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
Wi-Fi password 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
Wi-Fi password must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-868L. 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 D-Link router (192.168.0.1 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:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7 and higher
- Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and higher
- Google™ Chrome 8 and higher
- Apple Safari 4 and higher
• Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. If you do not get a solid link light, try using a
different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. If the computer is turned off, the link light may not be
on.
• Disable any Internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm, Black Ice, 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. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. This
should open the login page for your web management.
• If you still cannot access the configuration, unplug the power to the router 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.
2. What can I do if I forgot my password?
If you forgot your password, you must reset your router. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the
factory defaults.
To reset the router, locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. With the router powered on, use a paperclip
to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. Wait about 30
seconds to access the router. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1. When logging in, the username is admin and leave the
password box empty.
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3. Why can’t I connect to certain sites or send and receive emails when connecting through my router?
If you are having a problem sending or receiving email, or connecting to secure sites such as eBay, banking sites, and Hotmail,
we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1492, 1482, 1472, etc).
To find the proper MTU Size, you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. A destination could be
another computer, or a URL.
• Click on Start and then click Run.
• Windows® 95, 98, and Me users type in command (Windows® NT, 2000, XP, Vista®, and 7 users type in cmd) and press
Enter (or click OK).
• Once the window opens, you’ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax:
ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value]
Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472
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You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. Once you get a reply, go up by 2 until you get a fragmented
packet. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. For example, lets say that 1452 was the
proper value, the actual MTU size would be 1480, which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480).
Once you find your MTU, you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size.
To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below:
• Open your browser, enter the IP address of your router (192.168.0.1) and click OK.
• Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the
device.
• Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure.
• To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save Settings to save your settings.
• Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten.
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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
as seen in the picture, 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.
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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 the router. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up.
Wireless Modes
There are basically two modes of networking:
• Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router.
• Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer communication, using wireless network adapters
on each computer, such as two or more DIR-868L wireless network Cardbus adapters.
An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the
wireless router or access point.
An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc
mode to communicate.
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Appendix B - Networking Basics
Networking Basics
Check your IP address
After you install your new D-Link adapter, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP
server (i.e. wireless router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
Click on Start > Run. In the run box type cmd and click OK. (Windows® 7/Vista® users type cmd in the Start Search box.)
At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and the
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:
Step 1
Windows® 7 -
Windows Vista® -
Windows® XP -
Windows® 2000 -
Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network
Connections.
Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties.
Step 2
Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your network adapter and select Properties.
Step 3
Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
Step 4
Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet
as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.
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 the Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your
router (I.E. 192.168.0.1).
Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1). The
Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.
Step 5
Click OK twice to save your settings.
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Wireless Security
This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DIR-868L offers the
following types of security:
• WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
• WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
• WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
What is WPA?
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
The 2 major improvements over WEP:
•
Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing
algorithm and, by adding an integrity-checking feature, ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. WPA2 is
based on 802.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP.
•
User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP
regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address, which is relatively simple
to be sniffed out and stolen. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized
network users can access the network.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The key is an alpha-numeric password between
8 and 63 characters long. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. This key must be the exact same key entered on your
wireless router or access point.
WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure public
key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.
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Appendix C - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Device Interfaces
• 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
• Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN ports
• 10/100/1000 Gigabit WAN port
• USB 3.0 port
USB Port Power
• 5 V / 0.9 A
Antenna Types
• Six internal antennas
Humidity
• 95% maximum (non-condensing)
Standards1
• IEEE 802.11ac
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.11a
• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
Safety & Emissions
• FCC Class B
• CE Class B
• C-Tick
• DLNA
• IPv6 Ready
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
• Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
• Compatible with Windows 8
Security
• WPA™ - Personal/Enterprise
• WPA2™ - Personal/Enterprise
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN/PBC
Operating Temperature
• 32°F to 104°F ( 0°C to 40°C)
Dimensions
• L = 102.3 mm (4.03 inches)
• W = 123.3 mm (4.85 inches)
• H = 217 mm (8.54 inches)
Power
• Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Output: 12 V DC, 2.5 A
Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a, 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.
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Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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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 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.
Operations in the 5.15-5.25GHz band are restricted to indoor usage only.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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.
Country Code selection feature to be disabled for products marketed to the US/CANADA
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Industry Canada statement:
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation
est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil
doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Caution :
(i) the device for operation in the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful interference
to co-channel mobile satellite systems;
Avertissement:
(i) les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5 150-5 250 MHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à l’intérieur afin
de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux;
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.
Déclaration d’exposition aux radiations:
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux rayonnements IC établies pour un environnement non contrôlé. Cet
équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.
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