May 15

Push notifications are enabled on the D-Link DCH-S161 by default.

To test your water sensor for push notifications, dip the probe into water for 15 to 20 seconds. The sensor will power on, connect to your Wi-Fi and then send push notifications to your device. This may take approximately 15 to 20 seconds.

NOTE: When in power saving mode, the device is still functional. The device will automatically wake-up as soon as water is detected.

Power Saving Mode                                                        Online

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May 12

Find a network connection icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. Right-click on it and select ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’. Then click on ‘Change Adapter Settings’ on the menu on the left.

Double-click on the ‘Local Area Connection’ (or ‘Wireless Network Connection’, whichever you are using) icon.

To check your network adapter’s current IP address click on ‘Details…’

To change your network adapter IP settings:
Step 1. Double-click on the ‘Local Area Connection’ (or ‘Wireless Network Connection’) and click on ‘Properties’.

Step 2. Highlight the Internet Protocol v4 and click Properties.

Step 3. Select the ‘Use the following IP Address’ option and enter your IP settings for your network.

If connecting to a router, make sure the Default Gateway and a DNS server is the IP address of the router (e.g. 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1). You can also specify your provider’s DNS servers’ addresses.

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Apr 24

D-Link does not store a user’s Wi-Fi password in any of our cloud servers.

The Wi-Fi password will only be stored locally in the user”s mobile device for the mydlink app to speed up the setup when a user installs a second device.

When a user sets up a second device, the mydlink app will ask the user if they want to use the previous Wi-Fi settings (SSID/Password).

A user’s Wi-Fi password never passes to nor is it stored in the cloud and is not analyzed by the app under any condition.

We care about our customer’s privacy.

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Dec 23

NOTE: This example shows the setup of the D-Link DIR-L1900 using Android OS. Apple/iOS setup should be the same/similar.

 

Step 1: Download and install the D-Link Wi-Fi app on your Android OS/Apple iOS device.

 

 

Step 2: Launch the D-Link Wi-Fi app, and tap Install New Device.

 

 

Step 3: Tap Scan the QR code, then scan the QR code that can be located on the bottom of the router or on the quick install card.

 

 

Step 4: This unit has router and extender mode, in this example we will configure it as a router. Tap SELECT.

 

 

Step 5: Unplug the power to your modem or gateway, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: Make sure all lights are off on the modem, if not then you may need to remove the battery from the modem.

 

 

Step 6: Connect the Ethernet cable from your modem/gateway into the Internet port on the DIR-L1900.

 

– Tap NEXT

 

 

Step 7: Power the modem/gateway back on and wait for it to start up, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: If you removed the battery from your modem, re-insert it before powering the modem back on.

 

 

Step 8: Power the DIR-L1900 on, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: The LED will be red at first, and then will start  flashing orange when the unit is ready for setup. If the LED is not lit make sure you press the power button.

 

 

Step 9: When the device LED starts blinking orange, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 10: Here you can specify what wireless network name your DIR-L1900 will broadcast. Enter a new network name, then enter a new wireless password, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 11: Create a device admin password, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 12: Select the option to keep your device up to date, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 13: Tap SAVE, the router will now save your changes.

 

 

Step 14: If you would like to link the DIR-L1900 to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or IFTTT, then tap Register (Optional). Or tap Not Now.

 

NOTE: In this example we selected Not Now,

 

 

Step 15: Tap FINISH.

 

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Nov 25

Signal strength drop or fluctuation are common causes of RF interference.

Try these basic troubleshooting steps:

  • Change the channel on your access point or wireless router.
  • Change the location of your wireless products. Subtle changes (2-3 feet) can make a big difference. Do not put the access point or wireless router in a cabinet or enclosure.
  • 2.4GHz phones, X-10, and bluetooth devices will interfere with your wireless network. Change the location of the base for your phone, or downgrade to 900Mhz phones, or upgrade to 5.8GHz phones.
  • The wireless signal will degrade (or die completely) when going through brick (fireplace), metal (file cabinet), steel, lead, mirrors, water (fish tank), large appliances, glass, etc.

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