Sep 04

If you are connecting the D-Link router DIR-825 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 (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 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 DIR-825 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 DIR-825 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 (WAN) 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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  • At 2012.01.20 10:52, Christian said:

    Hi, The explanation is not clear and it is confusing!
    Assuming you have the first router (ADSL Modem-router) and the second router the DIR-825:

    From point 1) can you explain to which router do you have to connect? Is it the first router ? or is the second router (DIR-825) ?
    Again for point 2) To which router console do we have to connect ? to the first router or the DIR-825 ?
    Point 3) & 4) Means to disable upnp and dhcp from first router or DIR-825?

    Thank you very much !

    Best regards

    • At 2012.03.18 04:01, Roman said:

      Hi… Look… This DIR 825’s not really cheap and how did i know that the wireless bridge’s not supported????!!!!!!! Your “How to connect to another router” is just a fake! Everyone knows how to put a cable from one to another, but you should write that it’s for WIRED CONNECTION ONLY, WIRELESS BRIDGE’S NOT SUPPORTED. If i saw that string then never spend money invain, assholes! Till your “How to connect to another router” may mean that’s the bridge, assholes. I think that you wrote that especially by the way. To let peops think that it’s ok to use it to redirect wi-fi, spend their money for such garbage.

      • At 2016.10.04 01:42, Matt said:

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        Have you fond a way to Access tro routers thrones wifi?

        • At 2018.09.08 06:25, Priyanshu said:

          thanks for helping me before i purchase it

        • At 2012.09.22 18:33, Bill said:

          Thanks for this post. It worked like a charm. I forgot about the UPnP setting.

          I replaced my DIR-825 and ATT DSL modem with a one device and was able to add my DIR-825 back into the network and it does indeed function as a switch and access point. Since I added it in another room (via an ethernet cable), I now have better wireless coverage.

          Note: Not all devices will work like this, but if you want seemless wireless coverage, make sure all the wireless channels on your devices are the same. Again, if you have APs from different vendors, you still may not get seemless coverage.

          • At 2013.05.06 18:14, pete y testing said:

            there is no need to disable upnp as you are bypassing the entire router section of the router anyway , its what i term wan bypass mode

            as long as you first set the wifi you want , change the router ip address to something outside the range of the primary routers subnet and then disable dhcp , restart the unit and then connect to one of its lan ports instead of the wan port it will all work fine

            for those interested you will find my original wan bypass tutorial in the link below


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                                                                • At 2014.12.20 17:55, Xor42 said:

                                                                  This tech bulletin about setting the DIR-825 to be just an extra Wi-Fi access point feeding another main router is great. It has been extremely hard to find.

                                                                  However, one of the bulletin’s initial notes about DHCP was confusing, if not completely wrong. It says, “The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.”

                                                                  I can only assume the bulletin is referring to the LAN ports on the DIR-825? This is confusing because Ethernet ports (on switches or routers) do not have IP addresses. It is only the devices that are attached to Ethernet ports that have an IP address. The device’s IP address may be manually set by the user or the device can request an address from a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. To get an address, a device broadcasts a request for one across the local network. If a DHCP server is present and hears the request, it responds with an address from a preconfigured pool of IP addresses.

                                                                  The ports themselves are only entry ramps onto the Ethernet network. A good analogy is that cars have license plate numbers, not the entry ramps or highways they travel on. Perhaps it is supposed to mean that the ports of the DIR-825 will not pass through DHCP requests (from the devices plugged into them) for an IP address. If so, I do not think that is correct, either.

                                                                  I have the same configuration being discussed here and have not noticed any failures to receive a DHCP assigned address by the devices plugged into the DIR-825’s LAN ports. That is, they managed to get an IP address assigned to them from my main Asus router which has its DHCP server enabled. Any comments?

                                                                  === My setup is as follows ===

                                                                  My home office LAN needs to cover both ends of both floors of my home by cable and Wi-Fi. The house is a standard, all wood, 4 bedroom colonial with about 5 rooms per floor. My main office is at one end of the 1st floor, a rec room with net-connected media devices is at the other end of the 1st floor and my partner’s office is above the rec room. It’s a fairly large area to cover.

                                                                  My base router is the excellent Asus RT-N56U gigabit router and Wi-Fi access point (WAP). However, that unit is in my office on 1st floor. Coverage at the other end is decent but not great. So I added another WAP to provide good coverage for any Wi-Fi devices near the rec room or upstairs office.

                                                                  I have an unfinished basement. So, I ran an Ethernet cable from my 1st floor office through my basement to the rec room at the other end. I used that Ethernet cable to connect the main Asus router to the D-Link DIR-825 in the rec room. The units are connected by their LAN (not WAN) ports. Since my main Asus router’s admin web server and gateway address is set to, I conveniently set the DIR-825’s web server and gateway address to Of course, I disabled the DHCP server in the DIR-825 since the Asus is already doing that job.

                                                                  However, after about a year, as my partner made more use of DIR-825’s Wi-Fi access point with her Toshiba Satellite P55t laptop, she had increasing connectivity issues. I also ran Microsoft’s network debugger which is hard to find among the network programs. It noted duplicate NAT issues.

                                                                  So, this conference is one of the places I researched my issues. I had already disabled the DHCP server but had not disabled the UPnP service. I have now done so and hoping that helps.

                                                                  Thanks for listening.

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