Jan 27

If you would like to access your files that are on your USB thumb drive or external hard drive that is connected to your DIR-826L router, follow the steps below:

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Step 1 – Enable Web File Access

Check the Enable Web File Access checkbox to enable. Then select if you want to use HTTP or HTTPS (secure) and enter the port(s) you want to use. The default for HTTP is 8181 and HTTPS is 4433.

Step 2 – Create a User Account

Under User Creation, enter a username and password, and then click Add/Edit.

Step 3 – Configure your Access Path

Under User List, click the Modify icon for the user you just created.Here you can browse to the folder on your USB storage device you want to assign the Access Path to.

Step 4 – Save Settings

If you want to add more users, repeat steps 3 and 4. Once you are finished, click the Save Settings button at the top to save your settings.

Note that under the HTTP Storage Link (at the bottom) will display the URL(s) you can use to connect. Also if you selected HTTPS, you must type in HTTPS:// instead of HTTP:// to get a secure connection.

For example, if you selected HTTPS and changed the port to 3200, and your WAN IP address is 1.2.3.4, then you would enter HTTPS://1.2.3.4:3200 to connect.

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Jan 27

If this is your first time installing the router, open your web browser. You will automatically be directed to the Wizard Setup Screen.

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If this is your first time logging into the router, this wizard will start automatically.

This wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue.

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Please wait while your router detects your internet connection type. If the router detects your Internet connection, you may need to enter your ISP information such as username and password.

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If the router does not detect a valid Ethernet connection from the Internet port, this screen will appear. Connect your broadband modem to the Internet port and then click Try Again.

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If the router detects an Ethernet connection but does not detect the type of Internet connection you have, this screen will appear. Click Guide me through the Internet Connection Settings to display a list of connection types to choose from.

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Select your Internet connection type and click Next to continue.

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If the router detected or you selected PPPoE, enter your PPPoE username and password and click Next to continue.
Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router.

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If the router detected or you selected PPTP, enter your PPTP username, password, and other information supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue.

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If the router detected or you selected L2TP, enter your L2TP username, password, and other information supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue.

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If the router detected or you selected Static, enter the IP and DNS settings supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue.

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For both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz segments, create a wireless network a name (SSID) using up to 32 characters.

Create a wireless security passphrase or key (between 8-63 characters).Your wireless clients will need to have this passphrase or key entered to be able to connect to your wireless network.Click Next to continue.

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In order to secure your router, please enter a new password. Check the Enable Graphical Authentication box to enable CAPTCHA authentication for added security. Click Next to continue.

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Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and click Next to continue.

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The Setup Complete window will display your wireless settings. Click Save and Connect to continue.

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If you want to create a bookmark to the router, click OK. Click Cancel if you do not want to create a bookmark.

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If you clicked Yes, a window may appear (depending on what web browser you are using) to create a bookmark.

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To use the mydlink service (mydlink.com or the mydlink Lite app), you must have an account. Select if you do have a mydlink account or if you need to create one. Click Next to continue.If you do not want to register at this time, click Cancel.

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If you clicked Yes, enter your mydlink account name (email address) and password. Click Login to register your router.

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If you clicked No, fill out the requested information and click Next to create your mydlink account.

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Once your account information is entered, click Login.

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Jan 27

To configure your router, go to the Manual Setup Section below and follow the steps.

Important for Manual Setup: For the quick setup wizard to work properly, you must have a working Internet connection. Ensure that you are able to use your computer to get on the Internet before disconnecting your computer from your
modem.

1.Turn off and unplug your cable or DSL broadband modem.

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2.Position your router close to your modem and a computer.Place the router in an open area of your intended work area for better wireless coverage.

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3.Unplug the Ethernet cable from your modem (or existing router if upgrading) that is connected to your computer. Plug it into the black port labeled 1 on the back of your router. The router is now connected to your computer.

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4.Plug one end of the included blue Ethernet cable that came with your router into the yellow port labeled INTERNET on the back of the router. Plug the other end of this cable into the Ethernet port on your modem.

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5.Reconnect the power adapter to your cable or DSL broadband modem and wait for two minutes.

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6.Connect the supplied power adapter into the power port on the back of the router and then plug it into a power outlet or surge protector. Press the power button and verify if the power LED is lit.

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7.Open a web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box blank. Click Log In to continue the setup and follow the Setup Wizard. Please refer to the
user manual for more detailed installation information and advanced features.

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8.This is a sample network configuration of the setup after you have completed all the setup steps.

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Jan 20

D-Link DWL-2600AP Access Point Ethernet Settings

The default wired interface settings, which include DHCP and VLAN information, might not work for all networks.By default, the DHCP client on the UAP automatically broadcasts requests for network information. If you want to use a static IP address, you must disable the DHCP client and manually configure the IP address and other network information.

The management VLAN is VLAN 1 by default. This VLAN is also the default untagged VLAN. If you already have a management VLAN configured on your network with a different VLAN ID, you must change the VLAN ID of the management VLAN on the AP.
To configure the LAN settings, click the Ethernet Settings tab.

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The following table describes the fields to view or configure on the Ethernet Settings page.

Hostname:

Enter a hostname for the AP. The hostname appears in the CLI prompt.

•) The hostname has the following requirements:
•) The length must be between 1 – 63 characters.
•) Upper and lower case characters, numbers, and hyphens are accepted.
•) The first character must be a letter (a – z or A – Z), and the last character cannot be a hyphen.

MAC Address

Shows the MAC address for the LAN interface for the Ethernet port on this AP. This is a read-only field that you cannot change.

Management VLAN ID

The management VLAN is the VLAN associated with the IP address you use to access the AP. The default management VLAN ID is 1.Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for the management VLAN ID.

Untagged VLAN

If you disable the untagged VLAN, all traffic is tagged with a VLAN ID.By default all traffic on the UAP uses VLAN 1, which is the default untagged VLAN. This means that all traffic is untagged until you disable the untagged VLAN, change the untagged traffic VLAN ID, or change the VLAN ID for a VAP or client using RADIUS.

Untagged VLAN ID

Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for the untagged VLAN ID. Traffic on the VLAN that you specify in this field will not be tagged with a VLAN ID.

Connection Type

If you select DHCP, the UAP acquires its IP address, subnet mask, DNS, and gateway information from a DHCP server.

If you select Static IP, you must enter information in the Static IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields.

Static IP Address

Enter the static IP address in the text boxes. This field is disabled if you use DHCP as the connection type.

Subnet Mask

Enter the Subnet Mask in the text boxes.

Default Gateway

Enter the Default Gateway in the text boxes.

DNS Nameservers

Select the mode for the DNS.
In Dynamic mode, the IP addresses for the DNS servers are assigned automatically via DHCP. This option is only available if you specified DHCP for the Connection Type. In Manual mode, you must assign static IP addresses to resolve domain names.

IPv6 Admin Mode

Enable or disable IPv6 management access to the AP

IPv6 Auto Config Admin Mode

Enable or disable IPv6 auto address configuration on the AP.When IPv6 Auto Config Mode is enabled, automatic IPv6 address configuration and gateway configuration is allowed by processing the Router Advertisements received on the LAN port.
The AP can have multiple auto configured IPv6 addresses.

Static IPv6 Address

Enter a static IPv6 address. The AP can have a static IPv6 address even if addresses have already been configured automatically.

Static IPv6 Address Prefix Length

Enter the static IPv6 prefix length, which is an integer in the range of 0 – 128.

IPv6 Autoconfigured Global Addresses

If the AP has been assigned one or more IPv6 addresses automatically, the addresses are listed.

IPv6 Link Local Address

Shows the IPv6 Link Local address, which is the IPv6 address used by the local physical link. The link local address is not configurable and is assigned by using the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery process.

Note: After you configure the wired settings, you must click Apply to apply the changes and to save the settings. Changing some settings might cause the AP to stop and restart system processes. If this happens, wireless clients will temporarily lose connectivity. We recommend that you change AP settings when WLAN traffic is low.

D-Link DWL-2600AP Access Point Wireless Settings

Wireless settings describe aspects of the local area network (LAN) related specifically to the radio device in the access point (802.11 Mode and Channel) and to the network interface to the access point (MAC address for access point and Wireless Network name, also known as SSID).

To configure the wireless interface, click the Manage > Wireless Settings tab.

The following table describes the fields and configuration options available on the Wireless Settings page.

TSPEC Violation Interval

Specify the time interval (in seconds) for the AP to report (through the system log and SNMP traps) associated clients that do not adhere to mandatory admission control procedures.

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Radio Interface

Specify whether you want the radio interface on or off.

MAC Address

Indicates the Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for the interface. Dual-radio APs have a unique MAC address for each radio.
A MAC address is a permanent, unique hardware address for any device that represents an interface to the network. The MAC address is assigned by the manufacturer. You cannot change the MAC address. It is provided here for informational purposes as a unique identifier for an interface.

Mode

The Mode defines the Physical Layer (PHY) standard the radio uses.

Note: The modes available depend on the country code setting and the radio selected.Select one of the following modes for radio 1:•) IEEE 802.11a is a PHY standard that specifies operating in the 5 GHz U-NII band using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). It supports data rates ranging from 6 to 54 Mbps.

•) IEEE 802.11a/n operates in the 5 GHz ISM band and includes support for both 802.11a and 802.11n devices. IEEE 802.11n is an extension of the 802.11 standard that includes multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology. IEEE 802.11n supports data ranges of up to 248 Mbps and nearly twice the indoor range of 802.11 b, 802.11g, and 802.11a.

•) 5 GHz IEEE 802.11n is the recommended mode for networks with 802.11n devices that operate in the 5 GHz frequency that do not need to support 802.11a devices. IEEE 802.11n can achieve a higher throughput when it does not need to be compatible with legacy devices (802.11a). Select one of the following modes for radio 2:

•) IEEE 802.11b/g operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. IEEE 802.11b is an enhancement of the initial 802.11 PHY to include 5.5 Mbps and 11 Mbps data rates. It uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS)
as well as complementary code keying (CCK) to provide the higher data rates. It supports data rates ranging from 1 to 11 Mbps. IEEE 802.11g is a higher speed extension (up to 54 Mbps) to the 802.11b PHY. It uses orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). It supports data rates ranging from 1 to 54 Mbps.

•) IEEE 802.11b/g/n operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and includes support for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n devices.

•) 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11n is the recommended mode for networks with 802.11n devices that operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency that do not need to support 802.11b/g devices. IEEE 802.11n can achieve a higher throughput when it does not need to be compatible with legacy devices (802.11b/g).

Channel

Select the Channel.

The range of available channels is determined by the mode of the radio interface and the country code setting. If you select Auto for the channel setting, the AP scans available channels and selects a channel where no traffic is detected. The Channel defines the portion of the radio spectrum the radio uses for transmitting and receiving. Each mode offers a number of channels, depending on how the spectrum is licensed by national and transnational authorities such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R). When automatic channel assignment is enabled on the Channel Management page for Clustering, the channel policy for the radio is automatically set to static mode, and the Auto option is not available for the Channel field. This allows the automatic channel feature to set the channels for the radios in the cluster.

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Jan 16

Configuring Security on the Wireless Access Point On D-Link DWL-2600AP

You configure secure wireless client access by configuring security for each virtual access point (VAP) that you enable. You can configure up to 16 VAPs per radio that simulate multiple APs in one physical access point. By default, only one VAP is enabled. For each VAP, you can configure a unique security mode to control wireless client access.Each radio has 16 VAPs, with VAP IDs from 0-15. By default, only VAP 0 on each radio is enabled. VAP0 has the following default settings:

•) VLAN ID: 1
•) Broadcast SSID: Enabled
•) SSID: dlink1
•) Security: None
•) MAC Authentication Type: None
•) Redirect Mode: None

All other VAPs are disabled by default. The default SSID for VAPs 1–15 is ”dlinkx” where x is the VAP ID.To prevent nauthorized access to the UAP, we recommend that you select and configure a security option other than None for the default VAP and for each VAP that you enable.

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To change VAP 0 or to enable and configure additional VAPs, select the VAP tab in the Manage section.VAPs segment the wireless LAN into multiple broadcast domains that are the wireless equivalent of Ethernet VLANs.VAPs simulate multiple APs in one physical AP. Each radio supports up to 16 VAPs.

For each VAP, you can customize the security mode to control wireless client access. Each VAP can also have a unique SSID. Multiple SSIDs make a single AP look like two or more APs to other systems on the network.By configuring VAPs, you can maintain better control over broadcast and multicast traffic, which affects network performance.

You can configure each VAP to use a different VLAN, or you can configure multiple VAPs to use the same VLAN,whether the VLAN is on the same radio or on a different radio. VAP0, which is always enabled on both radios, is assigned to the default VLAN1.

The AP adds VLAN ID tags to wireless client traffic based on the VLAN ID you configure on the VAP page or by using the RADIUS server assignment. If you use an external RADIUS server, you can configure multiple VLANs on each VAP. The external RADIUS server assigns wireless clients to the VLAN when the clients associate and authenticate.

You can configure up to four global IPv4 or IPv6 RADIUS servers. One of the servers always acts as a primary while the others act as backup servers. The network type (IPv4 or IPv6) and accounting mode are common across all configured RADIUS servers. You can configure each VAP to use the global RADIUS server settings, which is the default, or you can configure a per-VAP RADIUS server set. You can also configure separate RADIUS server settings for each VAP. For example, you can configure one VAP to use an IPv6 RADIUS server while other VAPs use the global IPv4 RADIUS server settings you configure.

If wireless clients use a security mode that does not communicate with the RADIUS server, or if the RADIUS server does not provide the VLAN information, you can assign a VLAN ID to each VAP. The AP assigns the VLAN to all wireless clients that connect to the AP through that VAP.

Note: Before you configure VLANs on the AP, be sure to verify that the switch and DHCP server the AP uses can support IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation.

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