Apr 07

If you want to limit a certain VLAN’s incoming bandwidth usage, for instance to limit a guest VLAN’s download speed.

Step 1: Login in to your DSR. Click Advanced in top menu bar. Once the page has refreshed, in the left hand menu, hover over Advanced Network then Traffic Management, then click Bandwidth Profiles.

Step 2: If you have not already done so, you will need to tick the “Enable Bandwidth Profiles” tickbox, then click Save Settings. Click Add to create the inbound traffic limit.

Step 3: Name the Profile, for instance if you are creating the profile for VLAN 2 inbound traffic, you could name it VLAN2_Inbound. Change the Profile Type to “Rate”. In the Minimum Bandwidth Rate box, type the minimum bandwidth you would like that VLAN to get. This can be set to any value between 1Kbps and the Maximum Bandwidth Rate value. Set the Maximum Bandwidth Rate. This can be any value from 100Kbps to 1000000Kbps. Set the LAN Interface to be the LAN you want to limit bandwidth for.


Step 4: Click Save Settings to save this profile.

Step 5: You need to define a custom service for use in step 7. On the left hand menu, hover over Firewall Settings then click Custom Services.

Step 6: Click Add. In Name put “CS_ANY”. For Type select “Both”. Leave Port Type as “Port Range”. In Start Port put “1”, in Finish Port put “65535”.

Click Save Settings to save this setting.

Step 6: Hover over Advanced Network then Traffic Management then click Traffic Selectors

Click Add

Step 7: In the Available Profiles box, select the Profile we created earlier, in this case “VLAN_250_Inbound”. In theService box, select the service we created in Step 5 “CS_ANY”. In the Traffic Selector Match Type box, select IP. In the IP Address box type “”. In the Subnet Mask box, type “”.


Click Save Settings to save this traffic selector, and limit incoming traffic for all IP addresses on this VLAN.

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Apr 05

D-Link’s new flagship Wi-Fi router (DIR-895L) is a prime example of the arms race among networking vendors since the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was introduced.

Manufacturers have been steadily launching new routers, with each iteration touting higher transfer speeds. But these speeds are aggregated across multiple wireless bands and do not reflect the actual bandwidth available for a single client device.

For instance, the D-Link DIR-895L is marketed as an AC5300 router (5,300Mbps), derived by adding the transfer speeds from its three wireless bands. For a single client such as a smartphone or tablet, the DIR-895L will not be any faster than a basic AC1300 router.

But the D-Link’s dual 5GHz and single 2.4GHz bands are useful for homes that are increasingly cluttered with Wi-Fi devices. Older clients that support slower Wi-Fi speeds can be put into their own wireless bands without affecting other faster devices. The router does this automatically via a feature dubbed Smart Connect.

Because of the competition among manufacturers, advanced features often make their way into routers before they are widely adopted. These features usually stay dormant till the manufacturer deems it appropriate to enable them via a firmware update.

Take the Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) feature, which is not yet supported by most Wi-Fi clients. This feature lets the router send data wirelessly to multiple clients at the same time. It is currently disabled on the D-Link DIR-895L.


Angular in profile, and with eight detachable and adjustable antennas, the red DIR-895L cuts an eye-catching figure. It can be mounted on a wall, though I am not comfortable doing so because the router is relatively heavy.

The DIR-895L has four Gigabit LAN ports at the back, along with a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port.

Features that you’d expect from a modern router, such as parental controls, guest networks and the ability to share files over the Internet, are all supported.

The router’s web-based interface looks slick and is easy to navigate. By default, advanced features are hidden from users to reduce screen clutter.

However, the router can take varying amounts of time (from 25 seconds to 80 seconds) to save changes made to the settings. The good thing is that the interface always indicates the exact amount of time it expects to take. Still, I was expecting the router’s dual-core processor to run faster.

Performance could be better. The router recorded an average download speed of 501Mbps, which is significantly lower than the top speed of 695Mbps managed by one of its rivals, the Asus RT-AC5300 ($469).

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Apr 05

System Requirements:

IE 10 64bit

Windows 7 SP1 or Higher

Java 64 Bit

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 (64bit)

Browser Configuration: Enter IE10 – Tools – Internet Options – Advanced Tab

establish SSL VPN tunnel to D-Link DSR Series

And Enable Enhanced Protected Mode* and Enable Smart Filter. Whilst inside Internet Options – Go to Security – Trusted sites and Enable Protected Mode the click on Sites.


Add the WAN IP of the device here (for example:

establish SSL VPN tunnel to D-Link DSR Series_1

Click Close. The next step is to configure the Account Control Settings.

establish SSL VPN tunnel to D-Link DSR Series_2

Click on Change User Account Control settings and configure as follows:

establish SSL VPN tunnel to D-Link DSR Series_3

When you click on OK, you will be presented with the following message:

establish SSL VPN tunnel to D-Link DSR Series_4

Before continuing with the SSL VPN tunnel ALL of the above must be installed and configured.

When all complete follow these instructions:

1. Open a browser and access the portal for SSL VPN tunnel

2.Accept the warning for this certificate.

3. Enter Login credentials


4. Click on VPN Tunnel tab


5. Click on the icon to begin the connection. You will be presented with a message regarding User Accounts.

Click yes to accept changes. You should see the below message briefly whilst authentication and connection is being made.

When connection has been established you will be presented with the following screen.


You are able make a further check for connectivity by right clicking on SSL VPN Tunnel icon in the taskbar.


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Apr 05

Network Configuration:

This setup consists of separating two networks by the creating two VLANS on the DSR Series Service Router. This example will use the following setup:

Network 1 – /24 – Default

Network 2 – /24 – VLAN20

Step 1 – Enter the web GUI interface of the DSR using its IP address in a web browser. In our example we have used the IP address of


Accept any certificate warnings you may see, this is perfectly normal and safe

Step 2 – You should then be presented with the login page


Username: admin

Password: admin

Click “Login”

Step 3 – Click on the following options to setup VLANS

Network > VLAN > VLAN Settings


Step 4 – Here you must firstly enable VLAN then click “Save”


Step 5 – Once saved, click “Add New VLAN”


Name: VLAN20
Capital Portal: Off
Activate InterVLAN Routing: Off
(InterVLAN Routing can stay “Off” this way there is no way that both networks will see each other
Multi VLAN Subnet:
Subnet Mask:

Step 5 – Click on the option “DHCP Server”


Domain Name:

Starting IP Address:

Ending IP Address:

Default Gateway:

Primary DNS Server:

Secondary DNS Server:

Lease Time: 24

LAN Proxy: On (Default)

If you have a DHCP available for this new subnet, then click “DHCP Relay” and configure according to this network requirements. Once done, click “Save”

Within our example, we have used VLANID 20 for network After clicking on “Save” our second VLAN will have been created


Step 6 – The next step is to associate the VLAN with a port or certain ports. We will associate with Port 4


Network > VLAN > Port VLAN


Step 7
– In our example we are going to associate VLAN20 to Port 4. To do this, place the mouse over Port 4 and Right-Click then click on “Edit”


Step 8 – Once clicked on “Edit”, we will need to select “Mode” as “Access” with a PVID 20 (Step 5)


Once done, click on “Save”


NOTE: If you intend to connect a non-manageable switch to port 4 which doesn’t support VLANS then the mode “Access” is correct.

However, if you are planning to connect a manageable switch that does understand VLANS then you will need to select “Trunk” and VLAN Membership 20


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Apr 03

NOTE – The recovery process will need the following:

• Console Cable
• tftp server
• Firmware – Download the latest firmware on our website
• PuTTy

Step 1 – Connect the serial port of the DSR with your PC and an Ethernet cable to a port on the DSR and connected to a switch on the same network

Step 2 – Open the tftp server and put the firmware of the DSR into the root folder

For example: C:\Program Files\Tftpd64


Step 3 – Open PuTTy and setup a COM port with the following settings:


Step 4 – Once configured, click on “Open” to show the following:

Step 5 – Once you see the boot process and see the message “Hit any key to stop autoboot:” hit the enter key to enter the bootloader#


Set the environment variables (Copy and paste into CLI):

Step 6 – Enter the following command to set the DSR to the subnet of host


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv ipaddr

Step 7 – Enter the following command to the IP of the host where the tftp resides


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv serverip

Step 8 – Enter the following command to set all tftp transfers on LAN ports


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv ethact octeth0

Step 9 – Enter the following command to firmware flash and erase


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv firm_flash ‘erase BDCA0000 BF99FFFF; cp.b 0xaa00000 BDCA0000 1D00000’

Step 10 – Enter the following command to boot firmware

D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv boot_firm ‘cp.b BDCA0000 0xaa00000 900000; bootoctlinux 0xaa00200 mtdparts=phys_mapped


o setenv bootcmd ‘run boot_firm’

Step 11 – Enter the following command to sabe


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# saveenv

TFTP the image and flash it:

Step 12 – Enter the following command:


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# tftp 0xAA00000 DSR-1000N_A1_FW1.09B61_WW (this is the FULL name of the firmware as shown below)


You should also notice the tftp server starting the file transfer (if not, make sure the firewall is disabled or an antivirus program is not blocking)


Step 13 – Enter the following command to run flash firmware and wait until complete


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# run firm_flash

Step 14 – Enter the following command to boot firmware


D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# run boot_firm

Once the flashing of the image is complete, you will see the u-boot prompt again. At this moment you can now power cycle the DSR.

Step 15 – Login


DSR-1000N login: admin
Password: admin

Welcome to DSR-1000N Command Line Interface
D-Link DSR>

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