Jul 31

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3: Click the Advanced tab and then click Performance to the left.

Step 4: Configure the following settings:

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Beacon Interval – Beacons are packets sent by an D-Link access point to synchronize a wireless network. 100 is the recommended value.

RTS Threshold – This value should be left at the default value of 2432. If you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the value range between 256-2432 are recommended.

Fragmentation – This value should be left at the default value of 2346. If you are experiencing high packet error rate, slightly increase your fragmentation threshold within the value range of 256-2346. Setting the fragmentation threshold too low may result in poor performance.

DTM Interval (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) – Enter a value between 1-255 (default is 3). A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.

TX Rates – Select the transmission rate for the network using the drop-down list. By default it is set to Auto. If clients are experiencing connection problems, lock down the TX rate.

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Mode Setting – Wireless networks will only transmit data at the speed of the slowest device on the network. To ensure max speed, select G Mode. Only 802.11G devices will be allowed to connect to the network. To allow both 802.11b and 802.11g devices to connect to the network, select Mix Mode using the radio buttons.

Preamble Type – By default the preamble is set to Short Preamble. The preamble defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic Redundancy Check) used in communication between the access point and the wireless network adapters. CRC is a common technique for detecting data transmission errors. High traffic networks should use the shorter preamble type. Otherwise, it is recommended to change the preamble to Long Preamble.

Authentication (only available in Router Mode):

Open System – Allow all computers to communicate across the network.
Shared Key – Limit communication only to those devices that share the same WEP settings.
WPA-PSK – Wi-Fi protected access without a RADIUS server.
SSID Broadcast (Service Set Identifier) – SSID is the name that identifies a wireless network. All devices on a network must use the same SSID to establish communication. If SSID broadcast is disabled the SSID will not be visible. The only way to connect is to manually enter the SSID on the device. When enabled devices can scan for the SSID and connect.

Antenna Transmit Power – Limiting antenna power can be useful for security purposes.

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Step 5: Click Apply and then click Continue to save the new settings.

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Jul 29

1.DHCP Server Settings

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DIR-665 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-665. 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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Enable DHCP Server:

Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your router. Uncheck to disable this function.

DHCP IP Address Range:

Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the 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 conflict.

DHCP Lease Time:

The length of time for the IP address lease. Enter the Lease time in minutes.

Always Broadcast:

Enable this feature to broadcast your networks DHCP server to LAN/WLAN clients.

NetBIOS Announcement:

NetBIOS allows LAN hosts to discover all other computers within the network, enable this feature to allow the DHCP Server to offer NetBIOS configuration settings.

Learn NetBIOS from WAN:

Enable this feature to allow WINS information to be learned from the WAN side, disable to allow manual configuration.

NetBIOS Scope:

This feature allows the configuration of a NetBIOS ‘domain’ name under which network hosts operates. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated.

NetBIOS Mode Type:

Select the different type of NetBIOS node: Broadcast only, Point-to-Point, Mixed-mode, and Hybrid.

Primary/Secondary WINS IP Address:

Enter your Primary (and Secondary) WINS IP address(es).

2.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.

Enable:

Check this box to enable the reservation.

Computer Name:

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.

Copy Your PC’s MAC Address:

If you want to assign an IP address to the computer you are currently on, click this button to populate the fields.

Save:

Click Save to save your entry. You must click Save Settings at the top to activate your reservations.

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Jul 27

1.Do I need router or access point to use the Boxee box?

You can connect your Boxee Box to your Internet connection either wired or wirelessly. You must have a network router or access point supporting Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet.

2.During the initial setup of my Boxee Box, why is there no display or video signal detected?

Boxee Box will only work with an HDMI compatible television which supports screen resolutions of either PAL, NTSC, 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Other resolutions will not work.

● Check that your HDMI is connected properly.
● Restart the Boxee Box.

3.Why did my screen turn black after upgrading the firmware on my Boxee Box?

The latest Boxee firmware has made some changes that have affected the use of some DVI to HDMI Converters.

Boxee is aware of this issue and has come up with a firmware fix.

Download the Boxee Box firmware at http://dl.boxee.tv/version/dlink.dsm380/1.1.3.19252/boxee.iso. The downloaded file will be named boxee.iso, and that name must be maintained.

Copy the boxee.iso file to a USB thumb/flash drive. Make sure to properly eject the flash drive after copying the file.
Power down the Boxee Box.

Power up the Boxee Box by pressing and holding the power button for 6-10 seconds. Upon release, the Box will boot with the logo turned orange.

After the Recovery Menu appears, connect your thumb drive to the Boxee Box, wait 2 seconds, then select Upgrade from USB from the menu, and follow on-screen instructions.

4.Why is my Boxee Box remote control behaving strangely?

This may be caused by interference (from other wireless devices or other Boxee Boxes in the vicinity). We recommend that you pair the remote control with the Boxee Box.

5.I forgot my password to Boxee, What do I do?

If you forget your password for Boxee, click here: Forgot my Boxee Password

After following the onscreen instructions an email will be sent to your email with instructions on how to change your password.

If you do not receive the email, be sure to check your spam filter.

6.Are there monthly fees to use the Boxee?

Boxee does not charge you any monthly fees. Boxee channels offer you high-quality entertainment for free. However, some channels do require subscriptions such as MLBTV.

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Jul 27

The D-Link Boxee Box supports the following video formats:

● Adobe Flash 10.1,
● FLV/On2 VP6 (FLV/FV4/M4V)
● H.264 AVC (TS/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MP4)
● VC-1 (TS/AVI/MKV/WMV)
● MPEG-1 (DAT/MPG/MPEG)
● MPEG-2 (MPG/MPEG/VOB/TS/TP/ISO/IFO)
● MPEG-4 (MP4/AVI/MOV)
● DivX 3/4/5/6 (AVI/MKV)
● Xvid (AVI/MKV)
● WMV9 (WMV/ASF/DVR-MS)

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Jul 27

After setting up your media sources Boxee will start to retrieve artwork and information, based on how your media files are named. There is a specific way you must name your movie files and your TV show episodes for the function to work correctly.

1.TV Shows

TV Shows´ file names usually consist of the shows name, the season (usually indicated by the letter “S”, or just the number), the episode (usually indicated by the letter “E”, or just the number), the episode´s title, and some more info regarding the quality and source of the file. Boxee currently supports the following types of naming conventions for TV shows.

Show.Title.S##E##.info.extension (double digits are required: S#E# will not work.)

Examples:

● The.Sopranos.S02E01.avi
● Entourage.S05E01.avi

Show.Title.#x##.info.extension

Examples:

● How.I.Met.Your.Mother.1×01.Pilot.avi
● The.Office.02×02.stuff.avi

Note: Adding the series´ release year in the file will help resolve remakes and TV shows with similar names (please refer to IMDB.com to find the correct release year of the show)

2.Movies

Boxee currently supports the following naming convention for movies:

Title.extension

Examples:

● Die.Hard.avi
● Toy.Story.2.avi

Note It is recommended that you add the movie´s release year for greater accuracy, especially when dealing with remakes. Title.(YEAR).extension

Examples:

● The.Day.the.Earth.Stood.Still.(1951).avi
● The.Day.the.Earth.Stood.Still.(2008).avi

For multi-part movie both part# and cd# are supported. Title.part#.extension

Examples:

● Seven.Pounds.cd1.avi
● Seven.Pounds.cd2.avi
● The.Simpsons.Movie.part1.avi
● The.Simpsons.Movie.part2.avi

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