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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 ....................................................... 1
System Requirements ....................................................... 2
Features ............................................................................. 3
Hardware Overview............................................................ 4
Connections ................................................................ 4
LEDs ........................................................................... 5
Installation ...........................................................6
Before you Begin ............................................................... 6
Wireless Installation Considerations.................................. 7
Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ............................. 8
Connect to Another Router ................................................ 9
Coniguration ...................................................... 11
Web-based Coniguration Utility ...................................... 11
Easy Setup Wizard .................................................... 12
Manual Coniguration ................................................ 15
Dynamic (Cable) ................................................... 15
Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)................................. 16
PPPoE (DSL)......................................................... 17
Static IP Address .................................................. 18
Wireless Settings ...................................................... 19
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Manual Wireless Network Setup ........................... 20
Network Settings....................................................... 22
DHCP Server Settings ........................................... 23
DHCP Reservation................................................. 24
Virtual Server ............................................................ 25
Port Forwarding ........................................................ 27
Trafic Control ........................................................... 28
Network Filters .......................................................... 29
Website Filters .......................................................... 30
Firewall Settings ........................................................ 31
Advanced Wireless Settings ...................................... 32
Advanced Network Settings ...................................... 33
UPnP..................................................................... 33
Internet Ping Block................................................ 33
Internet Port Speed ............................................... 33
Multicast Streams ................................................. 33
Administrator Settings .............................................. 34
Time Settings ............................................................ 35
E-mail Settings .......................................................... 36
System Settings ........................................................ 37
Update Firmware ....................................................... 38
DDNS ........................................................................ 39
System Check ........................................................... 40
Device Information .................................................... 41
Log............................................................................ 42
Stats.......................................................................... 43
Internet Sessions ...................................................... 44
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Wireless .................................................................... 45
Support ..................................................................... 46
Wireless Security ................................................. 47
What is WPA? ................................................................. 47
Wireless Connection Setup Wizard .................................. 48
Conigure WPA-Personal (PSK) ...................................... 51
Connect to a Wireless Network ................................. 52
Using Windows 7 ............................................................ 52
Conigure WPA/WPA2............................................... 53
Using Windows® XP ........................................................ 55
Conigure WPA-PSK ................................................. 56
Troubleshooting ................................................... 58
Wireless Basics ................................................... 62
What is Wireless?............................................................ 63
Tips ................................................................................. 65
Wireless Modes ............................................................... 66
Networking Basics ................................................ 67
Check your IP address..................................................... 67
Statically Assign an IP address........................................ 68
Technical Speciications ......................................... 69
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product
PackageOverview
Contents
• D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router
• Power Adapter
• Ethernet Cable
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included
with the DIR-600 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
The product must be used with the power adapter included with the device.
Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply, before inserting
the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet.
System Requirements
• Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem
• Computers with Windows®, Macintosh®, or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet
adapter
• Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.0 or above (for coniguration)
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-600 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 802.11n/g wireless clients
• 10/100 Ethernet
Computer with the following:
• Windows®, Macintosh, or Linux-based operating
system
• An installed Ethernet adapter
Web-based Coniguration
Utility Requirements
Browser Requirements:
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
• Mozilla 1.7.12 or higher
• Firefox 1.5 or higher
• Safari 1.0 or higher (with Java 1.3.1 or higher)
• Flock 0.7.14 or higher
• Opera 6.0 or higher
Windows® Users: Make sure you have the latest version
of Java installed. Visit
to download the
latest version.
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Features
• Faster Wireless Networking - The DIR-600 provides up to 150Mbps* wireless connection with other
802.11n wireless clients. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online, such as
video streaming, online gaming, and real-time audio.
• Compatible with 802.11g Devices - The DIR-600 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11g standard,
so it can connect with existing 802.11g PCI, USB and Cardbus adapters.
• Advanced Firewall Features - The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network
management features including:
• Content Filtering - Easily applied content iltering based on URL, and/or Domain Name.
• Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions - The DIR-600 can pass through VPN sessions. It
supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions, so users behind the DIR-600
can securely access corporate networks.
• Easy Setup Wizard - Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface, the DIR-600 lets you control
what information is accessible to those on the wireless network, whether from the Internet or from your
company’s server. Conigure your router to your speciic settings within minutes.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and Draft 802.11n speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and
environmental factors, including volume of network trafic, 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
Power Receptor
Receptor for the supplied power
adapter.
Internet Port
The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is
the connection for the Ethernet cable
to the cable or DSL modem.
Reset
Pressing the Reset button restores the router to
its original factory default settings.
LAN Ports (1-4)
Connect Ethernet devices such as
computers, switches, and hubs.
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Hardware Overview
LEDs
WLAN LED
A solid light indicates that the wireless
segment is ready. This LED blinks
during wireless data transmission.
Internet LED
A solid light indicates connection on
the Internet port. This LED blinks
during data transmission.
Local Network LEDs
A solid light indicates a connection to an
Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4.
This LED blinks during data transmission.
Power LED
A solid light indicates a
proper connection to the
power supply.
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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 conigure 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
(ish tanks), mirrors, ile 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 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and
home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make
sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits
a signal even if the phone in not in use.
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Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem
If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem, please follow the steps below:
1. Place the router in an open and central location. Do not plug the power adapter into the router.
2. Turn the power off on your modem. If there is no on/off switch, then unplug the modem’s power adapter. Shut down
your computer.
3. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the
Internet port on the router.
4. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on
your computer.
5. Turn on or plug in your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds).
6. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Wait about 30 seconds for the router
to boot.
7. Turn on your computer.
8. Verify the link lights on the router. The power light, Internet light, and the LAN light (the port that your computer is
plugged into) should be lit. If not, make sure your computer, modem, and router are powered on and verify the cable
connections are correct.
9. Skip to page 11 to conigure your router.
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Connect to Another Router
If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have
to do the following before connecting the router to your network:
• Disable UPnP™
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot
accept a DHCP address from your other router.
To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:
1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable.
Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the
Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings
before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in
which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.
2. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user
name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.
3. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings
to continue.
4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox. Click Save
Settings to continue.
5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to
save your settings. Use this new IP address to access the coniguration utility of the router in the future. Close the
browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.
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6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.
7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug
anything into the Internet port of the D-Link router.
8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To conigure your wireless
network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Coniguration and
Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.
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Coniguration
This section will show you how to conigure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based coniguration
utility.
Web-based Coniguration Utility
To access the Easy Setup Wizard or coniguration utility,
open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter
the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1). DIR-600 will
detect WAN connection type.
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Easy Setup Wizard
Once logged into the web interface of the router, Easy Setup Wizard will appear and perform WAN auto detection for
the type of Internet connection.
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According to the detection result, the wizard will
indicate the type of Internet connection that you’re
currently use.
You can configure your wireless network. Click
Conigure button in Wireless Settings. Select the
type of Wireless security you use (Disable Wireless
Security or AUTO-WPA/WPA2) and enter the
network name (SSID, Service Set Identiier) and
security password. The network name(SSID) is the
name of your wireless network. Create a name using
up to 32 characters.
If the type is Dynamic IP(DHCP), click Save to
continue.
If the type is PPPoE, enter your PPPoE username
and password. Click Next to continue.
If the type is Static IP, please enter the IP
address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server
addresses that your ISP assigned to you. Click
Connect 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.
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In the inal stage of Easy setup wizard, the summary
will show your current coniguration. Click Save to
complete the setting.
When the internet connectivity is established, the
webpage will be redirected to D-Link Website.
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Manual Coniguration
Dynamic (Cable)
If you opt to set up your Internet connection manually, you will be redirected to a WAN page that allows you to select
your Internet type and enter the correct coniguration parameters.
Select your Internet connection type using the “My
Internet Connection is” drop-down menu.
Click the Save Settings button when you have
conigured the connection.
Use this mode to disable NAT on the router and turn it into
Mode: an Access Point
Internet Select your Internet connection type using the “Internet
Connection connection type” drop-down menu.
Type:
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Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)
Select Dynamic IP (DHCP) to obtain IP Address information
Connection: automatically from your ISP. Select this option if your ISP does
not give you any IP numbers to use. This option is commonly
used for Cable modem services.
Host Name:
The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs.
Enter the Primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.
DNS Addresses: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the
MTU for optimal performance with your speciic ISP. 1500 is
the default MTU.
MTU:
The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical
interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not
MAC Address: recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s
MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.
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PPPoE (DSL)
Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses a PPPoE connection. Your ISP will provide
you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services. Make sure to remove your PPPoE
software from your computer. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router.
Select PPPoE (Username/Password) from the dropConnection: down menu.
Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address,
subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses.
In most cases, select Dynamic.
IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only).
User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name.
Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the
password in the next box.
Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional).
Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.
Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet
connection is maintained during inactivity. To disable
this feature, enable Auto-reconnect.
DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPPoE only).
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your speciic ISP. 1492 is the default
MTU.
MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not
recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s
MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.
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Static IP Address
Select Static IP Address if all the Internet port’s IP information is provided to you by your ISP. You will need to enter in the IP address,
subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP. Each IP address entered in the ields must be in the
appropriate IP form, which are four octets separated by a dot (x.x.x.x). The Router will not accept the IP address if it is not in this format.
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Enter the IP address assigned by your ISP.
Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask assigned by your ISP.
Default Gateway: Enter the Gateway assigned by your ISP.
DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet
Service Provider.)
MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU
for optimal performance with your speciic ISP. 1500 is the default
MTU.
MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical
interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not
recommended that you change the default MAC address unless
required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC
Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with
the MAC address of your Ethernet card.
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Wireless Settings
If you want to conigure the wireless settings on your
router using the wizard, click Wireless Connection
Setup Wizard and refer to page 51.
If you want to manually conigure the wireless settings
on your router click Manual Wireless Network Setup
and refer to the next page.
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Manual Wireless Network Setup
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Check the box to enable the wireless function. If you do
not want to use wireless, uncheck the box to disable all
the wireless functions. Click Add New to create your
own time schedule to enable the wireless function.
Wireless Network Service Set Identiier (SSID) is the name of your
Name: wireless network. Create a name using up to 32
characters. The SSID is case-sensitive.
802.11 Mode: Select one of the following:
Mixed 802.11g and 802.11b - Select if you are
using both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless clients.
802.11n Only - Select only if all of your wireless
clients are 802.11n.
Mixed 802.11n, 802.11b, and 802.11g - Select
if you are using a mix of 802.11n, 11g, and 11b
wireless clients.
Enable Auto The Auto Channel Scan setting can be selected to
Channel Scan: allow the DIR-600 to choose the channel with the least
amount of interference.
Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-600. By
default the channel is set to 6. The Channel can
be changed to it the channel setting for an existing
wireless network or to customize the wireless network.
If you enable Auto Channel Scan, this option will be
greyed out.
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Transmission Select the transmit rate. It is strongly suggested to select Best (Auto) for best performance.
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Enabling Hidden Mode is another way to secure your network. With this option enabled, no wireless clients will
Wireless: be able to see your wireless network when they perform a scan to see what’s available. In order for your wireless
devices to connect to your router, you will need to manually enter the Wireless Network Name on each device.
Wireless Security: Refer to Section 4- Wireless security for more information regarding wireless security.
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Network Settings
This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to conigure the DHCP settings.
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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
Settings, you will need to enter the new IP address in
your browser to get back into the coniguration utility.
Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. The default subnet mask is
255.255.255.0.
Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information
from your ISP to your computers. If checked, your
computers will use the router for a DNS server.
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DHCP Server Settings
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DIR-600 has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP Server will
automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be
DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically.” When you turn your computers
on, they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-600. The DHCP Server will automatically
allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. You must specify the starting and
ending address of the IP address pool.
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Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your
Server: router. Uncheck to disable this function.
DHCP IP Address Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the
Range: DHCP server’s IP 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 conlict.
Lease Time: The length of time for the IP address lease. Enter
the Lease time in minutes.
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DHCP Reservation
If you want a computer or device to always have the same IP address assigned, you can create a DHCP reservation. The router
will assign the IP address only to that computer or device.
Note: This IP address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range.
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Enter the computer name or select from the drop-down menu and
click <<.
IP Address: Enter the IP address you want to assign to the computer or device.
This IP Address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range.
MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the computer or device.
Save: Click Save to save your entry. You must click Save Settings at the
top to activate your reservations.
Number of In this section, you can see what LAN devices are currently leasing
Dynamic DHCP IP addresses.
Clients:
Reserve: The Reserve option converts this dynamic IP allocation into a
DHCP Reservation and adds the corresponding entry to the DHCP
Reservations List.
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Virtual Server
The DIR-600 can be conigured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing Web or FTP services via the public
IP address can be automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN (Local Area Network).
The DIR-600 irewall feature ilters out unrecognized packets to protect
your LAN network so all computers networked with the DIR-600 are
invisible to the outside world. If you wish, you can make some of the
LAN computers accessible from the Internet by enabling Virtual Server.
Depending on the requested service, the DIR-600 redirects the external
service request to the appropriate server within the LAN network.
The DIR-600 is also capable of port-redirection meaning incoming
trafic to a particular port may be redirected to a different port on the
server computer.
Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the
screen in the Virtual Servers List. Pre-deined virtual services are
already listed in the table. You may use them by enabling them and
assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service.
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This will allow you to open a single port. If you would like to open a range of ports, refer to the next page.
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Enter a name for the rule or select an application
from the drop-down menu. Select an application
and click << to populate the ields.
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your
local network that you want to allow the incoming
service to. If your computer is receiving an IP
address automatically from the router (DHCP),
you computer will be listed in the “Computer
Name” drop-down menu. Select your computer
and click <<.
Private Port/ Enter the port that you want to open next to Private
Public Port: Port and Public Port. The private and public ports
are usually the same. The public port is the port
seen from the Internet side, and the private port
is the port being used by the application on the
computer within your local network.
Protocol Type: Select TCP, UDP, or Both from the drop-down
menu.
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Port Forwarding
This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports.
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Enter a name for the rule or select an application
from the drop-down menu. Select an application
and click << to populate the ields.
IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local
network that you want to allow the incoming service
to. If your computer is receiving an IP address
automatically from the router (DHCP), you computer
will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down
menu. Select your computer and click <<.
TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you
want to open. You can enter a single port or a range
of ports. Separate ports with a common.
Example: 24,1009,3000-4000
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Trafic Control
Use this section to conigure D-Link’s Smart Trafic Control. The Trafic Control improves your online gaming experience
by ensuring that your game trafic is prioritized over other network trafic, such as FTP or Web.
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Select this function to control the access bandwidth
Control: of computer in LAN.
Auto Bandwidth All the computers in LAN will be distributed the
Equal: bandwidth equally.
Key in bandwidth Key in the value to setup the Uplink bandwidth
Uplink manually: manually.
Key in bandwidth Key in the value to setup the Download bandwidth
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Tafic Control When the option Auto Bandwidth Equal is unchecked,
Rules: you can control the access bandwidth of the speciic
IP address.
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Network Filters
Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers by their MAC addresses
from accessing the Network. You can either manually add a MAC address or select the MAC address from the list of
clients that are currently connected to the Broadband Router.
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Select Turn MAC Filtering Off, allow MAC addresses listed
Filtering: below, or deny MAC addresses listed below from the
drop-down menu.
MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to ilter.
To ind the MAC address on a computer, please refer to
the Networking Basics section in this manual.
DHCP Client: Select a DHCP client from the drop-down menu and
click << to copy that MAC Address.
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Website Filters
Website Filters are used to allow you to set up a list of allowed Web sites that can be used by multiple users through
the network. To use this feature select to Allow or Deny, enter the domain or website and click Add, and then click
Save Settings. You must also select Apply Web Filter under the Access Control section (page 40).
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Select Deny or Allow computers access to only these sites.
Clear the list Click to delete all entries in the list.
below:
Website URL/ Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to allow or deny.
Domain:
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Firewall Settings
A irewall protects your network from the outside world. The D-Link DIR-600 offers a irewall type functionality. The SPI feature helps
prevent cyber attacks. Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If you choose
to expose a computer, you can enable DMZ. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone. This option will expose the chosen computer completely
to the outside world.
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SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet iltering)
helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. It
validates that the trafic passing through the session conforms to the
protocol.
Enable DMZ Host: If an application has trouble working from behind the router, you can
expose one computer to the Internet and run the application on that
computer.
Note: Placing a computer in the DMZ may expose that computer to
a variety of security risks. Use of this option is only recommended
as a last resort.
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Specify the IP address of the computer on the LAN that you want to
have unrestricted Internet communication. If this computer obtains
its IP address automatically using DHCP, be sure to make a static
reservation on the Setup > Network Settings page so that the IP
address of the DMZ machine does not change.
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Advanced Wireless Settings
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Set the transmit power of the antennas.
Beacon Period: Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize
a wireless network. Specify a value. 100 is the default setting
and is recommended.
RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346.
If inconsistent data low is a problem, only a minor
modiication should be made.
Fragmentation The fragmentation threshold, which is speciied in bytes,
Threshold: determines whether packets will be fragmented. Packets
exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented
before transmission. 2346 is the default setting.
DTIM Interval: (Delivery Trafic Indication Message) 3 is the default
setting. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the
next window for listening to broadcast and multicast
messages.
Short GI:
Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore
increasing the data capacity. However, it’s less reliable
and may create higher data loss.
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Advanced Network Settings
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To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature
click on Enabled. UPNP provides compatibility with
networking equipment, software and peripherals.
Enable WAN Ping Unchecking the box will not allow the DIR-600 to respond
Response: to pings. Blocking the Ping may provide some extra
security from hackers. Check the box to allow the Internet
port to be “pinged”.
WAN Port Speed: You may set the port speed of the Internet port to 10Mbps,
100Mbps, or auto. Some older cable or DSL modems
may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps.
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Administrator Settings
This page will allow you to change the Administrator and User passwords. You can also enable Remote Management.
There are two accounts that can access the management interface through the web browser. The accounts are admin
and user. Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access. User can only view the settings but cannot
make any changes. Only the admin account has the ability to change both admin and user account passwords.
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Enter a new password for the Administrator Login Name.
The administrator can make changes to the settings.
Remote Remote management allows the DIR-600 to be
Management: configured from the Internet by a web browser. A
username and password is still required to access the
Web-Management interface. In general, only a member
of your network can browse the built-in web pages to
perform Administrator tasks. This feature enables you to
perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet)
host.
Remote Admin The port number used to access the DIR-600.
Port: Example: http://x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.x.x.x is the
Internet IP address of the DIR-600 and 8080 is the port
used for the Web Management interface.
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Time Settings
The Time Coniguration option allows you to conigure, update, and maintain the correct time on the internal system
clock. From this section you can set the time zone that you are in and set the Time Server. Daylight Saving can also
be conigured to automatically adjust the time when needed.
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Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu.
Daylight Saving: To select Daylight Saving time manually, select enabled
or disabled, and enter a start date and an end date for
daylight saving time.
Sync your Press this button to set the device’s time the same to
Computer’s Time local PC.
Settings:
Enable NTP NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. NTP
Server: synchronizes computer clock times in a network
of computers. Check this box to use a NTP server.
This will only connect to a server on the Internet,
not a local server.
NTP Server Used: Enter the NTP server or select one from the dropdown menu, then the DIR-600 will sync the same
time to D-Link Internet time server.
Manual: To manually input the time, enter the values in these
ields for the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, and
Second and then click Save Settings.
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E-mail Settings
The Email feature can be used to send the system log iles, router alert messages, and irmware update notiication
to your e-mail address.
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This e-mail address will appear as the sender when
Address: you receive a log ile or irmware upgrade notiication
via e-mail.
To Email Address: Enter the e-mail address where you want the e-mail sent.
SMTP Server Enter the SMTP server address for sending
Address: e-mail. If your SMTP server requires authentication,
select this option.
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System Settings
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Use this option to save the current router coniguration
Local Hard Drive: settings to a ile on the hard disk of the computer you
are using. First, click the Save button. You will then
see a ile dialog, where you can select a location and
ile name for the settings.
Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router
from Local Hard coniguration settings. First, use the Browse control
Drive: to ind a previously save ile of coniguration settings.
Then, click the Load button to transfer those settings
to the router.
Restore to Factory This option will restore all coniguration settings back
Default Settings: to the settings that were in effect at the time the router
was shipped from the factory. Any settings that have
not been saved will be lost, including any rules that you
have created. If you want to save the current router
coniguration settings, use the Save button above.
Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router.
Clear Language This is to restore the device back to English version only.
Pack: Remove other languages installed for the system web
pages.
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Update Firmware
You can upgrade the irmware of the Router here. Make sure the irmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of
the computer. Click on Browse to locate the irmware ile to be used for the update. Please check the D-Link support
site for irmware updates at http://support.dlink.com. You can download irmware upgrades to your hard drive from the
D-Link support site.
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Information:
Displays the current firmware version and date.
Firmware After you have downloaded the new irmware, click
Upgrade: Browse to locate the firmware update on your
hard drive. Click Upload to complete the irmware
upgrade.
Language Pack This function allows the user to transfer the language of
Upgrade: GUI from English to theirs by upgrading the language
pack.
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DDNS
The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web, FTP, Game Server, etc…) using a domain name that you have
purchased (www.whateveryournameis.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Most broadband Internet
Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. Using a DDNS service provider, your friends can enter in
your domain name to connect to your server no matter what your IP address is.
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Dynamic Domain Name System is a method of keeping
a domain name linked to a changing IP Address. Check
the box to enable DDNS.
Server Address: Choose your DDNS provider from the drop down
menu.
Host Name: Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS
service provider.
User Account: Enter the Username for your DDNS account.
Password: Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
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System Check
The System Check feature allows you to verify the physical connectivity on both LAN and Internet interface.
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The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to
test if a computer is on the Internet. Enter the IP
Address that you wish to Ping, and click Ping.
Ping Results: The results of your ping attempts will be displayed
here.
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Device Information
This page displays the current information for the DIR-600. It will display the LAN, WAN (Internet), and Wireless
information.
If your Internet connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a
Release button and a Renew button will be displayed. Use Release
to disconnect from your ISP and use Renew to connect to your ISP.
If your Internet connection is set up for PPPoE, a Connect button
and a Disconnect button will be displayed. Use Disconnect to drop
the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE
connection.
See the following for more information.
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Displays the router’s time and irmware version.
Internet: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings
for the router.
LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP
settings for the router.
Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your
wireless settings such as SSID and Channel.
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Log
The router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in it’s internal memory. If there isn’t enough internal
memory for all events, logs of older events are deleted but logs of the latest events are retained. The Logs option allows
you to view the router logs. You can deine what types of events you want to view and the level of the events to view.
This router also has external Syslog Server support so you can send the log iles to a computer on your network that
is running a Syslog utility.
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You can select the types of messages that you want
to display from the log. Firewall & Security, System,
and Router Status messages can be selected.
View Levels: There are three levels of message importance:
Informational, Warning, and Critical. Select the levels
that you want displayed in the log.
Clear: Clears all of the log contents.
Link to Log The user can click the button to “ Link To Email
Settings: Settings” and send the logs to the designated E-mail
account.
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Stats
The screen below displays the Trafic Statistics. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-600
on both the Internet and the LAN ports. The trafic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.
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Internet Sessions
The Internet Sessions page displays full details of active Internet sessions through your router. An Internet session is
a conversation between a program or application on a LAN-side computer and a program or application on a WANside computer.
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The IP address and, where appropriate, port number
of the local application.
TCP Session: This shows the number of TCP packets being sent
from the source IP address.
UDP Session: This shows the number of UDP packets being sent
from the source IP address.
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Wireless
The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. This table also displays the connection
time and MAC address of the connected wireless clients.
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Support
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Section 4 - Security
Wireless Security
This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DIR-600
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, or 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-speciic 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.
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Wireless Connection Setup Wizard
To run the security wizard, browse to the Setup page and then click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard
button.
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Enter the SSID (Service Set Identiier). The SSID is the name of your
wireless network. Create a name using up to 32 characters. The SSID
is case-sensitive.
If you would like the router to automatically assign a network key
to your network, you can click the button- “automatically assign a
network key”.
Click Next to continue.
Or if you would like to create the key by your own, please click the
button- “ Manual assign a Network key” and click Next to continue.
WPA/WPA2 AUTO for wireless transmission encrption.
All D-Link devices supports WPA to protect your wireless network.
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Click Save to inish the Security Wizard.
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Conigure WPA-Personal (PSK)
It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Please establish
wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to
the added overhead.
1. Log into the web-based coniguration by opening a web browser
and entering the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1). Click on
Setup and then click Wireless Settings on the left side and then
click Manual Wireless Network Setup.
2. Next to Security Mode, select WPA/WPA2.
3. Next to Cypher Type, select AUTO(TKIP/AES) TKIP, or AES. If you
have wireless clients that use both types, use AUTO(TKIP/AES).
4. Next to Pre-Shared Key, enter a key (passphrase). The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends
of the wireless connection. The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters.
5. Click Save Settings to save your settings. If you are coniguring the router with a wireless adapter, you will lose
connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router.
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Connect to a Wireless Network
Using Windows 7
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before coniguring
your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase
being used.
1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner).
Wireless Icon
2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
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3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect
to and click the Connect button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check
your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the
Networking Basics section in this manual for more information.
4. The following window appears while your computer tries to
connect to the router.
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5. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your
router and click Connect. You can also connect by pushing
the WPS button on the router.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If
the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are
correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on
the wireless router.
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Using Windows® XP
Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Coniguration Utility). The following instructions are for
Service Pack 2 users. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000, please refer to the user manual
of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option
similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below.
If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click
on the center of the bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray
(lower-right corner next to the time). Select View Available
Wireless Networks.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your
area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click
the Connect button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you
TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking
Basics section in this manual for more information.
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Conigure WPA-PSK
It is recommended to enable WEP on your wireless router or access point before coniguring your wireless adapter. If
you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the WEP key being used.
1. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking
on the wireless computer icon in your system tray
(lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available
Wireless Networks.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to
connect to and click Connect.
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3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the
WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the
connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.
The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the
wireless router.
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Section 6 - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-600. 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 screen shots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)
1. Why can’t I access the web-based coniguration utility?
When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.168.0.1 for example), you are not connecting to a website on
the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.
Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.
• Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. We recommend the following:
• Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
• Netscape 8 or higher
• Mozilla 1.7.12 (5.0) or higher
• Opera 8.5 or higher
• Safari 1.2 or higher (with Java 1.3.1 or higher)
• Camino 0.8.4 or higher
• Firefox 1.5 or 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 irewalls such as Zone Alarm, Black Ice,
Sygate, Norton Personal Firewall, and Windows® XP irewall may block access to the coniguration pages. Check the
help iles included with your irewall software for more information on disabling or coniguring it.
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• Conigure 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 the web management.
• If you still cannot access the coniguration, unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. Wait
about 30 seconds and try accessing the coniguration. 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 e-mails when connecting through my router?
If you are having a problem sending or receiving e-mail, 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).
Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400.
To ind 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, and XP 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 ind your MTU, you can now conigure 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 coniguration
page for the device.
• Click on Setup and then click Manual Conigure.
• To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU ield and click Save Settings to save your settings.
• Test your e-mail. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in
increments of ten.
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Appendix A - Wireless Basics
Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless
connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard,
the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want
it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals
instead of wires. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and ofice 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 eficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other ixed infrastructure have proven
to be beneicial 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 ofice 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, ofice, business, D-Link has a wireless solution for it.
Home
• Gives everyone at home broadband access
• Surf the web, check e-mail, instant message, and etc
• Gets rid of the cables around the house
• Simple and easy to use
Small Ofice and Home Ofice
• Stay on top of everything at home as you would at ofice
• Remotely access your ofice network from home
• Share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers
• No need to dedicate ofice space
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Where is wireless used?
Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or ofice. 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 USB 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 irst 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 signiicantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause
since they operate on same frequency.
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Appendix A - Wireless Basics
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 DWM-140 wireless network USB 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 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 Vista® users type in the Start Search box.)
At the prompt, type ipconig 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 irewall software programs may
block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters.
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Appendix B - Networking Basics
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 Vista® Windows® XP Windows® 2000 -
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 Default Gateway the same as the LAN
IP address of your router (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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Appendix C - Technical Speciications
Technical Speciications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
• IEEE 802.3x
LEDs
Security
• 64/128-bit WEP
• WPA-Personal
• WPA2-Personal
Operating Humidity
• 10%-90% non-condensing
Wireless Signal Rates*
• 150Mbps • 48Mbps
• 54Mbps
• 24Mbps
• 36Mbps
• 12Mbps
• 18Mbps
• 9Mbps
• 11Mbps
• 5.5Mbps
• 6Mbps
• 1Mbps
• 2Mbps
Frequency Range
• 2.4GHz to 2.483GHz
Transmitter Output Power
• 17dBm ± 2dB
• Power
• WLAN
• WPS
• Internet
• LAN (10/100)
Operating Temperature
• 32°F to 104°F ( 0°C to 40°C)
Storage Humidity
• 5%-95% non-condensing
Safety & Emissions
• FCC
• CE
• C-tick
Dimensions
• L = 4.4 inches
• W = 5.8 inches
• H = 1.2 inches
Warranty
• 1 Year Limited
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and Draft 802.11n speciications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network trafic,
building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
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Appendix D - Contacting Technical Support
Copyright ©2010 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning:
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required
to take adequate measures.
FCC 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local
D-Link ofice.
FCC Caution:
Any changes or modiications 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed
and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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