Apr 02


The use of load balancing with multiple WAN links can provide simultaneous outbound traffic efficiency and optimizing bandwidth. The following is a typical scenario of load balancing that involves all Internet traffic and can dynamically share the WAN links RoundRobin Algorithm.


Step 1 – Login to the DSR using its IP address


Network > WAN Mode


Step 2 – Select “Load Balancing” from the drop-down list and select “Round Robin


Round Robin:

This is when the new Internet connections alternate between WANs available.


This will use a single WAN link for all connections up until the maximum bandwidth limit (pre-configured) has been reached. After that the other WAN link is used for the new connections

Step 3 – For the DSR to check the status of connections WANs have three options to configure WAN health check. They are as follows:


  • WAN DNS Servers (This will use the DNS servers configured in the WAN)
  • DNS Servers (This allows you to enter the addresses you want to use)
  • PingThese IP Addresses (This allows you to enter the public IP address you want)

Once you have selected the verification mode, click “Save



Binding Protocol – Network > Routing > Protocol Binding


This is a key component with regards to “Load Balancing”.

This protocol allows a specific service to be associated with one of the available WAN links.

A description of this can be seen below:

  • Service: The user specifies the service name (choosing from the list of predefined or custom services). Custom services can be configured in the Firewall Menu – Security > Firewall > Custom Services



  • Local Gateway: You can assign a specific WAN link to the service configured above
  • Source Network: The user specifies the LAN hosts assigned to the Protocol-Binding rule. Only those hosts that are linked to the protocol can therefore transmit or receive traffic through the WAN selected, meanwhile the other hosts will transmit traffic via the other WAN port(s). The user may choose to assign the rule for any host or a single machine within the LAN and / or alongside hosts within an IP pool.
  • Destination Network: The user specifies the LAN hosts assigned to the Protocol Binding Rule. The user can choose to assign the rule to any host, a single machine on the LAN or set of hosts within a pools of IP addresses

When a user adds a rule, the device updates the new entry and displays it in the Protocol Bindings List table. The table shows information about the service, the network source and destination and also if the link-up is enabled or not. The user can enable, disable and or edit a binding standard and also remove configured links if and when needed.

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Feb 17

Network Configuration:

This setup consists of two networks separated by two VLANS. This example will use the following setup:

Network 1 – /24 – SSID: NET – Corporate Wireless Network
Network 2 – /16 – SSID: Guest – Wireless Guest Network


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 – We first now need to create VLANs to separate the traffic

Network > VLAN Settings


Step 3 – Click on “Add New VLAN”


VLAN ID: 100
Name: Guest
Captive Portal: ON
Multi VLAN Subnet
IP Address:
Use the scroll bar to the left to scroll down…


Domain Name: Guest
Starting IP Address:
Ending IP Address:
Primary DNS Server:
Lease Time: 24
Click “Save”

Step 4 – We should see the following summary for our VLANS


Step 5 – We need to create our two profiles, “NET” and “Guest”

Wireless > Profiles


Step 6 – Right-click on “default1” and click “Edit”


Step 7 – Change the default values to your SSID. In our example we are using “NET” as our corporative wireless SSID


Broadcast SSID: ON
Security: WPA+WPA2
Encryption: TKIP+CCMP
Authentication: PSK
WPA Password: (enter a password for this SSID)
Click “Save”

Step 8 – Click on “Add New Profile” to create a profile for our Guest SSID


Profile Name: Guest
SSID: Guest
Broadcast SSID: ON
Security: OPEN (Due to our Guest users will need to authenticate with a user and password we will define later)
Click “Save”

Step 9 – You should have two Wireless Profiles (as per our example)


Step 10 – We now need to add an extra access-point to our configuration to deal with the profile “Guest”

Wireless > Access Points


Step 11 – Click on “Add New Access Point”


AP Name: ap2
Profile Name: Guest (Drop down box to display profiles available)
WLAN Partition: ON
*Active Time: Here you can set a time for from and to you would like the access-point to be available.


In our example, we have chosen not to use this feature

Click “Save”

Step 12 – We now need to associate the Guest SSID to VLAN100

Network > Port VLAN


Step 13 – Right-click on “Guest” and enter for PVID 100 (The VLAN we created in step 3)



Click “Save”

Step 14 – So that our guest users are able to login and authenticate against the local database, we need to add a new Group – Security > Internal User Database > Groups



Step 15 – Click on “Add New Group”


Group Name: CP
Description: Captive Portal
User Type: Network  Captive Portal User: ON
Idle Timeout: 10

Click “Save”

Group List Summary:


Step 16 – We now need to a associate a User to our new Group – Security > Internal User Database > Users


Step 17
– Click on “Add New User”


User Name
: CP
First Name: CP
Last Name: CP
Select Group: CP
MultiLogin: ON
Password: (Enter the password the guest will need to use for authentication)

Click “Save”

Users List Summary:


Login from a Laptop with Window 7:

Step 18 – Open your wireless card adapter and now search for SSID “Guest”


Step 19 – Once connected, open a web browser and try to go to a web site, for example dlink.com


Username: CP (User created in Step 17)

Password: (Password created in Step 17)

Click “Login”


Login from a Windows Phone:


Login from an iPad:


Step 20 – To see the clients connected – Status > Network Information > CaptivePortal Sessions


Step 21 – Within this section you are able to manage ALL connected devices by right-clicking over the session and choose between; “Disconnect” or “Blocking Device”


Disconnect – This will simply disconnect the wireless device from the session and will be forced to login via the portal

Block Device – This will block the wireless device and will automatically be placed into the Firewall Blocked Client List


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Oct 22

If the ADSL light does not turn on, this means that the modemcannot establish a connection with your ISP. There are severalsteps you can take to try and resolve this problem:


  • Verify the ADSL cable is securely inserted into both themodem/router’s ADSL port and the microfilter.
  • If you have multiple telephone sockets on your premises, ensurethat the modem/router is connected to the master socket, i.e. theone closest to the point the telephone line enters thepremises.
  • If you have other devices attached to your telephone line,ensure that these are plugged into a microfilter. If the line issplit, e.g. using splitters or by having multiple extensions, makesure that the microfilter is plugged in before the split, or ensurethat all devices after the split are plugged into a microfilterthemselves.
  • Try upgrading the firmware on your router to the latestversion.

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Sep 27

How to connect D-Link your router GO-RT-N300?

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


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


3.Connect another Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer to one of the LAN ports on the router. You can also connect wirelessly to the router with your computer. Complete steps 4 and 5 before attempting to connect.


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


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.If connecting wirelessly, open your wireless utility on your computer and connect to the router. The Wi-Fi network (SSID) is GO-RT-N300 with no password.


6. 6 After the router has powered up, verify that the Power and Internet LEDs are both lit. Proceed with router configuration.

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Sep 27

D-Link N300 Wi-Fi Router GO-RT-N300 Overview

  • Latest N Technology – Get on-line faster with the latest N technology for increased speed and range
  • Repeater Mode – Works as a repeater for expanded wireless coverage in the farthest corners of your home
  • Wired Connectivity – Four Ethernet ports for fast wired connections
  • Setup – Easy setup via a web browser
  • Data Security – Security features will keep your data and network safe
  • Network Management – Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to quickly add devices to your network




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