May 27

Step 1: You can download the SharePort™ utility for your router at support.dlink.com and navigate to the Application section of the page and download the latest SharePort™ utility.

Note: You must have the latest firmware for your router which adds the SharePort™ feature.

Step 2: The file you have downloaded is a zip file. You will need to extract the content in that file to a location you can navigate to, such as your Desktop. After extracting the file, navigate to the location you´ve extracted the file to, open the folder and double click on the Setup32 executable file to begin installation.

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Step 3: An Install Wizard will start. Select your language and Click Next to continue.

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Step 4: The wizard will then ask you to close any running programs. Click Next to begin.

Step 5: The wizard will then ask you where you would like to install the utility. Click Next to continue.

Step 6: Select a Start Menu Folder and click Next to continue.

Step 7: Click Start to begin installation.

Step 8: The wizard will continue to install the utility.

Step 9: Click Finish.

Step 10: The utility will detect if you have anything connected to the USB port of the router.

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Step 11: Connect any external storage device to the USB port of the router. The SharePort™ utility will detect the storage device.

Step 12: Click Connect the USB device icon to connect to the drive or Disconnect the USB device to disconnect.

Step 13: You can open the SharePort™ utility by double-clicking the USB icon located in the system tray of the bottom right-hand corner where the time is.

You should now be able to view content in your storage device.

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May 25

1.DIR-855 Media Router PPTP Setup

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Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your ISP uses a PPTP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services.

Address Mode:Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic.

PPTP IP Address:Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only).

PPTP Subnet Mask:Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only).

PPTP Gateway:Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP.

PPTP Server IP:Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

Username:Enter your PPTP username.

Password:Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the next box.

Reconnect Mode:Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.

Maximum Idle Time:Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Auto-reconnect.

DNS Servers:The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.)

MTU:Maximum Transmission Unit – you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 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.

2.DIR-855 Media Router L2TP Setup

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Choose L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) if your ISP uses a L2TP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services.

Address Mode:Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic.

L2TP IP Address:Enter the L2TP IP address supplied by your ISP (Static only).

L2TP Subnet Mask:Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP (Static only).

L2TP Gateway:Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP.

L2TP Server IP:Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

Username:Enter your L2TP username.

Password:Enter your L2TP password and then retype the password in the next box.

Reconnect Mode:Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.

Maximum Idle Time:Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Auto-reconnect.

DNS Servers:Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static L2TP only).

MTU:Maximum Transmission Unit – you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 is the default MTU.

Clone 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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May 25

D-Link DIR-855 Media Router Network Diagram

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Wireless Installation Considerations

The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:

1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum – each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.

4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.

5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.

Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem

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If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem, please follow the steps below:

1. Place the router in an open and central location. Do not plug the power adapter into the router.

2. Turn the power off on your modem. If there is no on/off switch, then unplug the modem’s power adapter. Shut down your computer.

3. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the Internet port on the router.

4. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer.

5. Turn on or plug in your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds).

6. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot.

7. Turn on your computer.

8. Refer to page 13 to configure your router.

Connect to Another Router

If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network:

• Disable UPnP™

• Disable DHCP

• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a

DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser and enter http://www.dlink.cc and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.

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May 09

Note:Before you setup internet for your D-Link DIR-450, please make sure you are able to connect to the internet with the PCMIA(EVDO) card in your laptop/desktop, without the D-Link DIR-450 being in the configuration.

Connect to your Network

Note: Ensure that the power to your DIR-450 mobile router is not connected before performing the installation steps below:

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32-bit PCMCIA(EVDO)card connection

Step 1: Attach the antenna to the router.Once secured, position the antenna upward in its connecting joint. This will ensure optimal reception.

Step 2: Insert your wireless 32-bit PCMCIA (EVDO) card into the internet slot on the back of the router.

Step 3: Insert the ethernet cable into the LAN port 1 on the back panel of the DIR-450 mobile router, and an available ethernet port on the network adapter, in the computer you will use to configure the unit.

Step 4: Connect the power adapter to the receptor on the back panel of your D-Link DIR-450 Mobile Router. Then plug the other end of the power adapter into a wall outlet or power strip.

The Power LED will turn ON to indicate power has been applied.

Other LEDs will flash ON and OFF as the DIR-450 Mobile Router performs initialization and internet connection processes. This will take a few minutes.

When complete, the following LEDs will illuminate Blue: Power, Status, Internet, WLAN and LAN port 1 (or your specific LAN port connection)

Step 5: Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your DIR-450 Mobile Router (192.168.0.1). Enter username (admin) and your password (blank by default).

Note: You will need to set a static ip address on the computer, on the same subnet, for example, 192.168.0.20/24)

Step 6: Under Setup, click Internet on the left. Select Manual Configure from the bottom of the page.

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Step 7: Under WWAN, select your PCMCIA card from the drop down menu.

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Step 8: Enter your WWAN Username, Password, Server Name, and Dial Number.

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Step 9: Click Save Settings to save your settings. Once the router has finished rebooting, click Continue.
Please allow 1-2 minutes to connect.

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May 09

1.Enable WPA encryption on D-Link DIR-450/DIR-451

WPA is a strong form of wireless encryption, however not all wireless adapters support this feature. If your wireless adapter does not support WPA you will want to use WEP to secure your wireless network.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DIR-450/451 router into the address bar (default is http://192.168.0.1).

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

Step 3: Click on the Setup tab at the top and then click on Wireless Settings on the left-hand side.

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Step 4: Select the type of WPA encryption you would like to use with your wireless adapter from the Security Mode drop down menu. For WPA-PSK select Enable WPA- Personal Wireless Security (enhanced).

Note: All wireless products on the wireless network must have the same level of security to connect to the network.

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Step 5: In the WPA Personal section, configure the following:

Select the Cipher Type

TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides per-packet key generation and is based on WEP.
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is a very secure block based encryption.

Select the PSK or EAP

When PSK is selected, your wireless clients will need to provide a Passphrase for authentication.
When EAP is selected, you will need to have a RADIUS server on your network which will handle the authentication of all your wireless clients.

Enter your Passphrase

The key can contain up to 63 alphanumeric characters (any letters or numbers). It cannot be shorter than eight characters, although for proper security it needs to be of ample length and should not be a commonly known phrase.

Re-Enter your Passphrase
Step 6: Click the Save Settings button to save your settings.

2.Enable WEP encryption on D-Link DIR-450/DIR-451

Note: Enabling WEP on a DRAFT N connection will cap the speed to 54mbps. To gain the Draft N possible speeds, WPA2 is recomended. However WPA will also work.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DIR series router into the address bar (default is http://192.168.0.1).

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

Step 3: Click on the Setup tab at the top and then click on Wireless Settings on the lefthand side.

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Step 4: From the Wireless Security Mode dropdown menu, select WEP encryption. WEP is the wireless encryption standard. To use it you must enter the same key(s) into the router and all wireless clients you wish to connect.

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.

Step 5: Click on Save Settings to save your settings.

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