Oct 30

Important Notice: If you were contacted by your ISP and advised to disable UPnP; After performing the steps below, The issue has been fixed. No other settings require changes.

 

[ORIGINAL GUI – Black and Orange]

 

Step 1: Open your Internet browser and type the IP address of the D-Link router in the address bar. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1. At the login, enter the username (admin) and your password (default password is blank).

 

DIR-619L-ES users: Log in using 192.168.60.1. After logging in, click Advanced at the bottom to continue.

Step 2: Click on the Advanced Tab at the top and Advanced Network on the left side.

Step 3: From the UPNP section, uncheck the box labeled “Enable UPnP” to disable UPnP funtionality. Removing the checkbox will disable the UPnP function.

Step 4. Click Save Settings

 

 

Depending on the model, some units will ask for a manual reboot, other will reboot automatically.  You have now finished disabling UPnP funtion.

 


 

[NEW GUI – White and Blue] 

 

Step 1: Open your Internet browser and type the IP address of the router or friendly DNS name (FDNS) in the address bar. The default IP address is http://192.168.0.1 and the default FDNS name is “http://dlinkrouter.local“. At the login, enter your password (default password is blank). Use the password set at the initial intallation to login to a previously configured router.

 

Step 2: Click on Network under the settings options:

 

 

Step 3:  Under the Network Settings section, click the Advanced Settings link found at the lower right corner to open the advanced settings view.  Click the UPnP slider to disable the UPnP funtion.

 

 

Step 4.  Click Save Settings

 

 

Your D-Link router will save the settings and reload the network page. You have now finished disabling UPnP funtion.

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Oct 30

It is recommended to configure data rate on your wireless access point before your wireless adapters. Most wireless adapters will “find” your wireless network by the SSID you assigned to the access point, and then will automatically lock onto the data rate of the access point.

Note: It is strongly recommended to keep this setting at Auto.

Step 1 Log into the web configuration of the DWL-2100AP by opening up a web browser and typing in the IP address of the Access Point (192.168.0.50).

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

Step 3 Click on the Advanced tab and then click Performance on the left side.

Step 4 Select a fixed speed from the drop-down menu.

Step 5 Click on the Apply button then click on the Continue button to save your settings.

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Oct 28

What is double NAT? Basically double NAT happens when having 2 or more devices on your network (router or gateway) with NAT (Network Address Translation). When this happens traffic coming from the Internet may not properly reach devices inside the 2nd router thus causing gaming issues or problems with some applications and software programs. The most common scenario is when your Internet provider supplies you with a modem/router combo, and then you purchase a router and add it to your network.

How do I know if I have double NAT and how do I fix it?

There are a few ways to fix this:

1. Make sure your modem/router is it Bridge mode. A lot of modems supplied by your ISP may be a router combo. Most will have an option to put into Bridge mode (turn off NAT). Consult the manual for your modem/router or contact your ISP.

2. See if your secondary router supports Access Point (AP) mode. This will turn off NAT/router functions and act as a switch (for Ethernet devices) and access point (for WI-FI devices). The modem/router from your ISP will handle the router functionality.

3. Enable DMZ in your modem/router combo. This will open and forward all ports to your secondary router.

4. Bypass the WAN/Internet port on the secondary router and connect the modem/router to a LAN port. You will need to turn off DHCP on the router and statically assign the LAN/Local IP address of the secondary router to an IP on the same subnet at the modem/router.

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Oct 28

If you have your camera pointing outside form a window or if you have a room with large amounts of light (direct sun light)  you may have noticed the Live view window will display a white image or maybe a silhouette of some items  in front of the screen, This is caused by the frequency setting allowing too much light.

Please follow the steps below to change the settings of a D-Link camera displaying this  symptoms:

 

STEP 1.  Log in to the camera configuraiton pages

 

STEP 2. Go to SETUP from the top horizontal menu and select IMAGE SETUP from the vertical menu options.

 

 

STEP 3. Look for the Frequency Setting  and select OFF. 

 

 

STEP 4.  Go to MAINTENANCE,  select SYSTEM and click on the REBOOT THE DEVICE button

 

 

STEP 5. Wait for the camera to reboot (About 1 Min)  and check the LIVE VIDEO tab to make sure the changes have taken effect.

 

 

You should now see a cleared picutre of your camera.

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Oct 19

The following D-Link cameras offer a PIR sensor for Motion Detection:

  • DCS-942L
  • DCS-2132L
  • DCS-2310L
  • DCS-5222L

PIR (Passive Infrared Sensor): Motion is detected when an “object” breaks the field which the PIR sensor has determined as the “Normal” thermal state.

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