Apr 26

The following parameters will be available for configuration:

Wireless Band:

Displays the wireless band being configured.The following configuration relates to the 5GHz band.

Enable Wireless:

Check the box to enable the wireless function at all times. If you do not want to use wireless, uncheck the box to disable all wireless functions. To set a schedule for the times when you want the wireless network to be available, click on the Add New button to specify a new schedule.

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Wireless Network Name:

The Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Create a name using up to 32 characters. The
SSID is case-sensitive.

802.11 Mode:

Here the user can manually select the preferred frequency band to use for this wireless network.

Enable Auto Channel Scan:

The auto channel selection setting can be selected to allow this device to choose the channel with the least amount of interference.

Wireless Channel:

If Auto Channel Scan is not enabled, users can manually select a wireless channel. By default the channel is set to
36. The channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.

Transmission Rate:

Select the transmission rate. It is strongly suggested to select Best (Automatic) for best performance.

Channel Width:

When using the 802.11n frequency band, user have an option to choose between a 20 MHz, 20/40 MHz, or 20/40/80 MHz bandwidth for 802.11ac.

Visibility Status:

This option allows you to adjust the visibility of your SSID. If Visible is selected, the SSID of your wireless network will be visible to any wireless clients within range of the signal. If Invisible mode is selected, clients must search for the SSID of your wireless network manually in order to connect to the network.

By default the wireless security of this router will be disabled. In this option the user can enable or disable wireless security for the frequency band 2.4GHz. There are two types of encryption that can be used: WEP or WPA/WPA2. For further information on these security types, please refer to “Wireless Security” on page 53.

Wireless Security Mode: WEP

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is the most basic form of encryption that can be used for wireless networks. WEP is considered to be a relatively weak security method, however it provides more protection than an unsecured network. Older wireless adapters may only support WEP encryption.

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It is recommended that this method is used only if your wireless clients do not support WPA.

WEP Key Length:

Here the user can specify to either use a 64Bit or a 128Bit encrypted key.

Authentication:

Authentication is a process by which the router verifies the identity of a network device that is attempting to join the wireless network. There are two types authentication for this device when using WEP.

Open System allows all wireless devices to communicate with the router before they are required to provide the encryption key needed to gain access to the network. Shared Key requires any wireless device attempting to communicate with the router to provide the encryption key needed to access the network before they are allowed to communicate with the router.

WEP Key 1:

Enter the WEP key used here. For 64-bit keys you must enter 10 hex digits into each key box. For 128-bit keys you
must enter 26 hex digits into each key box. A hex digit is either a number from 0 to 9 or a letter from A to F. You
may also enter any text string into a WEP key box, in which case it will be converted into a hexadecimal key using
the ASCII values of the characters. A maximum of 5 text characters can be entered for 64-bit keys, and a maximum
of 13 characters for 128-bit keys.

Wireless Security Mode: WPA-Personal

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is the most advanced wireless encryption method used today. This is the recommended wireless security option.WPA supports two authentication frameworks. Personal (PSK) and Enterprise (EAP). Personal requires only the use of a passphrase (Pre-Shared Key) for security.

The following parameters will be available for configuration:

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WPA Mode:

WPA is the older standard; select this option if the clients that will be used with the router only support the older standard.WPA2 is the newer implementation of the stronger IEEE 802.11i security standard.With the WPA2 option, the router tries WPA2 first, but falls back to WPA if the client only supports WPA. With the WPA2
Only option, the router associates only with clients that also support WPA2 security.

Cipher Type:

Select the appropriate cipher type to use here. Options to choose from are Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Both (TKIP and AES).

Group Key Update Interval:

Enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed.

Pre-Shared Key:

Enter the password to be used for the wireless network here. This password is required by wireless clients for them
to be able to connect to the wireless network successfully.

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Apr 25

Before you Start

• Users with DSL providers – If you are using a PPPoE connection, you will need your PPPoE user name and password. If you do not have this information, contact your Internet provider. Do not proceed until you have this information.

• Users with Cable providers – Make sure you unplug the power to your modem.In some cases, you may need to turn it off for up to 5 minutes.

• Advanced Users – If your ISP provided you with a modem/router combo, you will need to set it to “bridge” mode so the DIR-810L router can work properly. Please contact your ISP or refer to the user manual for your modem/router device.

Connect your D-Link Wireless AC750 Router:

1.Unplug the power to your DSL or Cable modem.

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2.Connect an Ethernet cable from the Internet port of the router to the Ethernet port on your DSL or Cable modem.

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3.Connect another Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.

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4.Plug the power back into your DSL or cable modem. Please wait about one minute before continuing.

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5.Plug the power adapter into your router and connect to an available power outlet or surge protector. If the Power LED does not light up, press the Power button on the back of the router.

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6.After the router has powered up, verify that the Power (green) and Internet (orange or green) LEDs are both lit then continue with the Configuration section on the other side.

D-Link Wireless AC750 Router Web browser Configuration

1.Open a web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and enter http://dlinkrouter (Windows) or http://dlinkrouter.local. (Mac). You can also enter the IP address of the router (http://192.168.0.1).

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2.When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.

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3.If the router automatically detects your Internet connection type, skip to step 5. If not, then select your Internet connection and click Next to continue.

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4.Cable users (DHCP) click Next to continue.DSL (PPPoE) users enter your PPPoE user name and password supplied by
your ISP. Click Next to continue.

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5.For both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, create a name for your Wi-Fi Network and a password. Your wireless devices (i.e., tablets, smartphones, and laptops) will need to have this information entered to be able to connect to your wireless network.

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6.Continue with the Setup Wizard to finish configuring your DIR-810L router.Once completed, the Internet LED will turn green indicating that your router is connected to the Internet.

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Note: Setting up “mydlink” is optional and not required for the router to function.Congratulations! You have completed the router installation.

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Apr 23

Not long ago, wireless internet was rare, and finding it in a spot was amazing. You could walk around all day, trying to track down the few places with hotspots. Now, they are certainly more common and dead zones are rarer and rarer- you can even find wifi in parks, plazas, swimming pools, beaches, and mountaintops. But there are a few situations where you can find yourself in a tight spot and in desperate need of a solution.

The D-Link Portable Router AC750 and Charger is a nice advance on the small, pocket-sized router concept that we’ve seen before- it’s the world’s first 802.11ac model, which offers both faster speeds and better range (if your device supports it). And it handles the three typical problem places for wifi- hotels and spots with ethernet only, networks that charge per device, and those spots where you don’t have any options but 3G/4G to share. At many convention centers, conference rooms, and motels- even expensive ones, maybe especially so- we’ve been stymied by the lack of in-room wifi, or have been traveling with an iPad or Macbook Air and no easy way to get on the provided ethernet.

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We were able to share a single connection easily, creating an instant network. And we liked the built-in pair of USB ports, which allows file sharing from a thumb drive, and also connecting a cellular internet dongle. Oh, and it can charge your phone too- though you’ll drain the main battery of course, so make sure you need it! It’s a fairly dense little guy, too, thanks to the hefty internal 4000 mAh battery that can recharge even your iPhone 5 from dead empty to totally full in a pinch. Operating on both the 5Ghz band and the older 2.4Ghz one, the only major downside we noticed is that the WAN port for connecting to local ethernet only supports speeds up to 10/100 rather than gigabit levels. We didn’t notice speed issues though- and were impressed at the range, able to get signal from a different room in several cases.

D-Link AC750 Features

  • mydlink
  • Wireless standard
    • Wireless AC
  • Wireless speed
    • 433 Mbps 5 GHz
    • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz
  • Dual-band
  • WAN type
    • 3G/4G LTE via optional USB dongle
    • Fast Ethernet
  • USB SharePort
  • Antennas
    • Internal

D-Link AC750 Specification

Technical Specifications

General

Device Interfaces

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wireless LAN, up to 750 Mbps2
  • WAN 10/100 Ethernet port
  • WPS button
  • Power switch
  • Reset button
  • USB 2.0 Type A port (1 A) for compatible 3G/4G adapters, USB drive, or charging other devices
  • USB 2.0 Type A port (0.5 A) for USB drive
  • Power port (MicroUSB)

LEDs

  • Power/Status
  • Battery status

Standards

  • IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3x
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • USB 2.0

Internet Modes

  • Broadband Router Mode
  • Mobile Router Mode
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode

Power Modes

  • On/Off/Charger8

Wireless Frequency Range

  • IEEE 802.11a: 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11b: 2.4 GHz to 2.497 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11g/n: 2.4 GHz to 2.483.5 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11ac:  5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz

Antennas

  • Internal antennas

Functionality

Sharing Features3

    • mydlink™ SharePort™ app
    • App supports iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
    • Remote Access Mode: Access files through the Internet7
    • Local Access Mode: Access files from any device connected to the DIR-510L

SharePort™ Web Access support (Web browser)

      Access files from any device connected to the DIR-510L

SharePort™ Mobile app support for Windows 8/RT devices

Security

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
  • WEP 64/128-bit encryption5
  • WPS 2.0 (PBC)

Advanced Features

  • Guest Zone support
  • IPv6
  • Wi-Fi WMM Quality of Service (QoS)
  • UPnP support
  • DLNA Media Server4

Advanced Firewall Features

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • MAC address filtering

Device Management

  • User-friendly web UI with desktop and mobile interfaces

Physical

Dimensions

  • 140.0 x 59.0 x 16.0 mm (5.5 x 2.3 x 0.63 inches)

Weight

  • 154 g (5.43 ounces)

Power

  • Built-in 4000 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Input Power:
    • 5V DC/1.8A maximum (with included adapter)
  • Output Power:
    • USB Type A port:  5V / 1A
    • USB Type A port:  5V / 0.5A

Temperature

  • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Storage: -10 to 45 °C (14 to 113 °F)

Humidity

  • Operating: 10% to 75% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 75% non-condensing

Weighing in at under six ounces, the D-Link Portable Router is a great piece of gear to keep on hand for emergencies, a handy addition to your travel bag and the ideal gift to get a road warrior who relies on internet.

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Apr 23

If you are new to parenting or are on your second or third child, then you know baby monitors have long been a mainstay letting you know when your child has woke from a nap. Traditionally, baby monitors have been an audio-only solution, but today we will take a look at D-Link’s twist on the technology in the form of the D-Link DCS-825L Wi-Fi Baby Camera.

This newly released camera from D-Link builds off their great knowledge in building network surveillance solutions such as the 2330L and 2332L we have reviewed previously. This time around, D-Link designed the solution from the ground up to take advantage of features like a room temperature monitor, motion sensing, and a built-in speaker that can play lullabies.

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In addition to those features, D-Link has integrated a 720p capable image sensor along with night vision capabilities and an onboard microSD slot for recording H.264 video.

D-Link DCS-825L Pricing, Availability and Specifications

Functions and Features

Features

Camera

  • HD resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Night vision with infrared LEDs that turn on automatically when it gets dark
  • 802.11n wireless lets you place the camera anywhere
  • MicroSD/SDHC card slot2 for recording snapshots and video triggered by motion or sound
  • Can be powered by an external USB battery1
  • 5 gentle lullabies built-in
  • Interchangeable blue and pink accent colour rings

Intelligent Baby Monitoring

  • Sound detection alerts you to loud noises, such as a baby crying
  • Temperature sensor and indicator light informs you if the room becomes too hot or cold
  • Built-in motion detection lets you know if the camera detects movement
  • Notifications can be sent to your mobile device for detected events
  • Two-way audio lets you hear your baby and allows you to respond and calm your child

Secure and Safe

  • Secure wireless connection and remote access prevents unauthorised access

Convenient Control from your Mobile Device and Computer

  • Uses the free mydlink™ Baby app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • The mydlink™ Baby app helps you set up your device and gives you easy access to all functions
  • View and control through the secure mydlink™ web portal

Technical Specifications

Camera

Camera Hardware Profile

  • 1/4” megapixel progressive CMOS sensor
  • 5 metre night vision with infrared LEDs
  • Minimum illumination: 0 lux with IR LEDs on
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Tripod screw mount
  • Focal length: 3.3 mm
  • Aperture: F2.2
  • Angle of view:
    • (H) 66.18°
    • (V) 35.9°
    • (D) 76.22°

External Device Interfaces

  • 802.11n wireless
  • microSDHC card slot2#
  • Reset button
  • Lullaby, Volume Up/Down, and Power buttons
  • Power port (Micro-USB)

Image Features

  • Configurable image size
  • Time stamp and temperature overlays

Video Compression

  • H.264 format video compression
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 1280 x 720
  • 640 x 360

Audio Support

  • AAC

Baby Monitoring Features

  • Sound detection with adjustable sensitivity
  • Motion detection with adjustable sensitivity
  • Records snapshots and video to microSD when triggered by motion or sound
  • Temperature detection with configurable alert range
  • Sends notifications when sound/motion/temperature change is detected
  • 2-way audio lets you listen and respond to your child

Mobile App

  • Free mydlink Baby Camera Monitor app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play
  • Compatible with iPhone and iPad using iOS 5.1.1 or higher
  • Compatible with Android smartphones and tablets using Android 4.01 or higher

Network

Network Protocols

  • IPv4
  • ARP
  • TCP/IP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DHCP client
  • HTTP
  • HTTPS (for configuration)
  • UPnP port forwarding
  • RTP/RTSP/RTCP

Security

  • Administrator protection
  • Password authentication
  • HTTP and RTSP digest encryption

Physical

Dimensions (L x W x H)

  • 137.1 x 92.0 x 105.5 mm (5.4 x 3.6 x 4.2 inches) with temperature sensor fully extended

Weight

  • Device: 139.6 g (4.9 oz)

Power Input

  • 5 V DC / 1.5 A, 50/60 Hz through power adapter
  • Can be powered by an external USB battery with at least 2 A output

Power Consumption

  • 7.5 watts max.

Temperature

  • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
  • Storage: -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)

Humidity

  • Operating: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing

Certifications

  • CE
  • CE LVD
  • FCC
  • C-Tick

Pricing of the D-Link DCS-825L at this time is set at $179.99, with a one-year warranty. Availability is quite high with several retailer carrying stock.

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Apr 14

During the setup process, you will have the opportunity to create a mydlink account.This gives you the ability to securely monitor your baby or child when you are away from home, absolutely free and without a monthly subscription.

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If you decide not to take advantage of this free service but change your mind later,you can always create your mydlink account by tapping Join mydlink on the mydlink Baby App Home Screen.

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For more information, go to http://mydlink.com

Some Troubleshooting about D-Link camera

1. What can I do if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, you must reset your camera. Unfortunately, this will change your settings back to the
factory default settings. To reset your camera, use an unfolded paperclip to press and hold the RESET button for a
minimum of six seconds while your camera is plugged in.

2. What should I do if the image is out of focus?

You can turn the white focus ring on the front of the camera to adjust the focus.

3. How do I change the accent rings?

Rotate the accent ring counterclockwise, then lift it off. Put the new ring on and rotate it clockwise until it clicks into place.

4. I started the mydlink Baby Camera Monitor app, but I can’t find my camera.

• Make sure your camera is turned on and receiving power.
• If you are setting up a new camera, make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the camera’s Wi-Fi signal (not your wireless router).
• The Wi-Fi network name should be [myBabyCam-XXXX], where XXXX is a 4-digit code (the last 4 digits of your camera’s MAC address).
• The Wi-Fi network name and password is printed on a label on the bottom of your camera and on the back of the Quick Install Guide.
• If you still can’t find your camera, reset your camera by pressing its reset button for 10 seconds (while it is powered on).

5. Why is there a white haze when viewing Live Video in night vision mode?

The night vision lights on the camera may be reflecting off a nearby surface. Try repositioning and aiming the camera.

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