Nov 29

My Internet Connection:

Select Dynamic IP (DHCP) to obtain IP Address information 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 such as Comcast and Cox.

Host Name:

The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. Leave blank if you are not sure.

Use Unicasting:

Check the box if you are having problems obtaining an IP address from your ISP.

DNS Servers:

Enter the Primary and secondary DNS server IP addresses assigned by your ISP. These addresses are usually obtained automatically from your ISP. Leave at if you did not specifically receive these from your ISP.


Maximum Transmission Unit – you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific 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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Nov 29

To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (

You may also connect using the NetBIOS name in the address bar (http://dlinkrouter).

This 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.

Please give your network a name using up to 32 characters. Click Next to continue.

In order to secure your new networking device, please enter a password and click Next.

Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and click Next to continue.

Once this screen appears, your setup is complete. Click Save & Connect to reboot the router.

Before your router reboots, you will be asked if you want to bookmark ‘D-Link Router Web Management,” click Ok to finish.

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Nov 27

D-Link Dualband HD Media Cloud Router DIR-857 Description

Amplifi your wireless home network with the D-Link Dualband HD Media Router (DIR-857) optimized for high quality HD video and blazing speed online gaming. HD Fuel technology lets you watch Netflix and Vudu, play online with your Wii or XBox 360 or make Skype calls- all without the worry of skipping or latency experienced with standard routers. With the DIR-857, enjoy the highest dual band performance available, streaming HD movies and surfing the web at the same time without skipping or lag.

HD Fuel – Uninterrupted HD video streaming and lag-free gaming with automatic prioritization of bandwidth
Dual-band – Maximizes throughput and reduces network interference for great HD video streaming and connectivity
SharePort™ Mobile – Convenient access to your media files from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device with USB.
4 Gigabit Ports – Incredible wired network speeds – ideal for gamers and HD movie fans.

Wirelessly Access Your Favorite Videos, Music and Photos with SharePort Mobile

With the free SharePort Mobile app and industry-exclusive USB 3.0 port, you can access your favorite videos, music and photos on a connected USB device wirelessly from your tablet or Smartphone. The friendly interface lets you easily find your files by category, whether you’re looking for music, video or documents. With DLNA, the HD Media Router 3000 not only connects to any Ethernet-equipped device, but virtually any device, automatically.

Give Your Digital Entertainment The Bandwidth It Deserves. Give It HD Fuel.

With HD Fuel to automatically manage traffic flow, the HD Media Router 3000 prioritizes your high-bandwidth traffic applications (Netflix, Vudu, XBox 360, VoIP) so that they get the speed they need. Imagine uninterrupted 1080p HD video streams, clear Skype calls, and lag-free online gaming – a clear step up from problems common to ‘standard’ routers. D-Link HD Media Routers are the only routers that automatically prioritize bandwidth. With HD Fuel you can even manually prioritize bandwidth by both application and device. HD Fuel is the ultimate traffic management system and best way to stay in complete command of your digital entertainment.

Dual Band = Unlimited Connectivity for all your Devices

Dual-band wireless means you get two networks operating simultaneously (2.4HGHz and 5GHz), with each network transferring up to 450 Mbps. Surf the Web and check email on the 2.4GHz band, and run your high definition audio and video digital entertainment center and gaming systems on the clearer 5GHz band. The 5GHz band offers less interference from appliances, cordless phones and competing wireless devices.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports = Unlimited Home Networking

The HD Media Router 3000 includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports with industry-exclusive True Gigabit technology to ensure that your favorite Ethernet-enabled devices get the most out of their wired connection. HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, Xbox 360, Blu-Ray Players – connect them all simultaneously. HD Fuel organizes and manages your traffic flow, and True Gigabit technology gives you truly high speeds, so you get seamless 1080p HD video streams and online gaming without annoying glitches or lags.

Instantly Share Your Favorite Photos and Videos Across Your Network

We’ve included an SD card slot for quickly sharing HD media files like video. Show your photos, videos and documents immediately just by inserting your SD card into the slot.

Simple Setup. Serious Security

You can even set up your network from your iPhone or iPad with our free QRS Mobile application. With push-button connectivity and 128-bit security encryption standard, adding devices to your secure home network is as simple as plug and play. The HD Media Router 3000 is Wireless G backwards-compatible.

D-Link Dualband HD Media Cloud Router DIR-857 Reviews

The good: The D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 offers stellar Wi-Fi performance on the 5GHz frequency band and a nice set of useful features. The router is easy to use and has an effective QoS feature to help fuel HD media streaming, gaming, and VoIP.

The bad: The D-Link DIR-857 doesn’t offer 802.11ac and its performance on the 2.4GHz band is lacking. The router’s built-in network storage performance doesn’t come close to the speed of USB 3.0.

The bottom line: Though not perfect, the D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 makes a great router for homes thanks to its top-notch performance on the 5GHz band and a nice set of features.

The D-Link DIR-857 HD Media Router 3000 is a step up from the recently reviewed DIR-827. This is the top model in D-Link’s Amplifi HD Media router family, offering true dual-band (simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz) with each frequency band being capable of offering up to 450Mbps Wi-Fi speed. The DIR-827 is also a true dual-band router but each of its bands can handle only 300Mbps.

While there are several other N900 routers on the market, such as the Asus RT-N66U and the Linksys E4200v2, the DIR-857 is the first among its peers that also offers USB 3.0 and an SD card slot to host storage for the network.

In real-world testing the router offered stellar data rates on the 5GHz band. Its 2.4GHz band, however, was just about average among similarly configured routers. To make up for that, its HD Fuel feature — a special Quality of Service feature that automatically prioritizes traffic for media streaming — worked very well in my trials, making the router, at about $180, an excellent buy for those who stream a lot of HD video, either from the Internet or within the local network.

And for those who are not big on streaming, the router will still make a great choice, ranking among the best N900 routers on the market.

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Nov 23

Remote Backups allows you to back up your device to another ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server or vice versa from a remote ShareCenter Pulse or Linux Server to your D-Link DNS-320 device. Click the Create button in the remote backups list to start a wizard where you can configure the Remote Backup functionality.

Note: If you are going to backup from this NAS through the internet as the source content of the backup setting, then make sure that the Remote Backup Server is checked and set with a password. If the ShareCenterTM is connected to a router, you will need to configure the router to forward port port 22, 873 to the IP address of this ShareCenterTM.

Enable remote backup service:

Check this box to enable the remote backup server functionality to that a remote NAS or Linux.

Note: If you are not using the Remote Backup functionality leave this box unchecked so that your device performance will not be affected by the additional overhead used by this process.

Password: Enter a password that the remote client will use.

Remote Backups list: This is the list of remote backup jobs built by pressing the Create button above the list to
configure each job.

Create: Click the Create button to build a new remote backup job.

Modify: Click to make changes to your existing Remote Backup jobs in the Remote Backup list. You must select the remote backup job first and then click the Modify button.

Delete: To remove a Remote Backup job select the job in the list and then click the Delete button.

Remote Backups – Create wizard

When you click the Create Button above the Remote Backup list this wizard will launch allowing you to configure a new Remote Backup job.

Wecome: Displays the steps of the wizard.

Service Type: NAS to NAS: Backup from the local NAS to a remote NAS or vice versa.

NAS to Linux: Backup from the local NAS to a Linux file system or vice versa.

Local to Remote: Sets the backup source as the local NAS and the target destination for the backup files as the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Remote To Local: Sets the backup source as the remote NAS or Linux file system and the target destination for the backup files as the local NAS.

Local Settings: Task (Name): The name used to refer to the backup job which will be listed later in the Remote Backup list.

Folder Path: Select a local network share folder or file as the target or source for the backup job.

Remote Settings:

Remote IP: The backup process uses Rsync protocol and needs to know the IP address of the destination source or target device for the backup. Input the IP of the remote NAS or Linux file system.

Enable Encryption: Checking this box will enable SSH encryption of the files that are transferred (backed up) over the network between the local and remote devices.

Ignore existing file(s): Checking this box prevents the backup process from writing over any files in the target file system that are not part of the backup files or folders. Therefore any existing files in the target system are preserved.

Incremental backup support Num (#): Checking this box provides multiple backup-capability at scheduled times. The first backup in an incremental series captures all the files for backup. Subsequent backups are incremental in that only the files and the folders that have changed in the backup source since the last incremental backup will need to be backed up. Each incremental backup builds a complete snapshot of the backup source however only the initial backup contains all the original files and folders. The subsequent backups in the incremental series contain new files and folders plus the links to the first incremental backup.

Remote Settings:

Remote Path: Using the drop-down menu, select the file system (folder) path to the remote target or source system for backup.

Schedule Settings:

Manual: Check either Yes or No selection below to start the backup (yes) immediately on completion of the wizard or (no) manually start the backup from the Remote Backup list.

Once – Select this option to run the Remote Backup once at a specific date and time set.

Scheduled: Select this option to set the backup to occur daily, weekly, or monthly per a specific schedule.

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Nov 21

The DNS-320 supports on option where the user can enter a USB storage medium in to the USB port and with a click of a button automatically copy the contents of the USB storage medium into a folder on the D-Link DNS-320 device.

Step 1:

Insert a USB storage device into the USB port, located on the front panel of the device. The USB Light on the front panel will start to flicker. Once the light is on solid, then the USB storage is ready for use.

Step 2:

To copy the contents of the USB storage to a folder on the device, press and hold the USB Copy/Unmount Button button for 1-3 seconds. The device will create a new folder in the Volume 1 folder and will copy all the files from the USB storage to this folder.
Step 3:

To unmount the USB storage device after the copy is complete, press and hold the USB Copy/Unmount Button button for 5 seconds. When the USB light has switched off, then the USB storage un-mounted successfully and is ready to be removed.

To check whether the USB storage device is connected successfully, the user can navigate to the System Info menu of the System Status icon in the Management Tab of the Web GUI of the device and view the USB Information section.

Note: It is a very good practice to un-mount an USB storage device before removing it from a USB port.

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