Jan 24

Step 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.

Step 2 In Network Connections select Create a new connection.

Step 3 In the New Connection Wizard window click Next.

Step 4 Select Setup a home or small office network and then click Next.

Step 5 Click Finish to close the New Connection Wizard and start the Network Setup Wizard.

Step 6 In the Network Setup Wizard window click Next.

Step 7 Click Next.

Step 8 If you have Internet Connection Sharing enabled, you will be asked if you want to use the shared connection. Select No, let me choose another way to connect to the Internet using the radio buttons. Then click Next.

Step 9 Select This computer connects to the Internet through another computer on my network or through a residential gateway using the radio buttons. Then click Next.

Step 10 Next to Computer description enter a description of your computer (optional). Next to Computer name enter a name. This will be used to identify your computer on the network. All computers on a network must have names but cannot have the same name. Click Next to continue.

Step 11 Next to Workgroup name enter the name of your workgroup. A workgroup name identifies a group of computers on a network. All computers on your network should use the same workgroup name. Click Next.

Step 12 The below screen will display the setting that you are about to apply. Click Next.

Step 13 Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the new settings.

Step 14 Select Create a Network Setup Disk using the radio buttons. Click Next.

Step 15 If you have more than one removable media drive you will be prompted to select the drive that you want to copy the files to. Left-click the drive once to select it. Click Next.

Step 16 You will be prompted to insert a floppy disk. Insert the disk into the drive that you selected in Step 15. To format the disk or removable storage device click Format Disk. Click Next.

Step 17 Wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies files.

Step 18 Read the instructions on how to run the Network Setup Wizard on other computers on your network. When you are finished click Next.

Step 19 Click Finish to close the Network Setup Wizard.

Step 20 You will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart now or No to restart later. Your computer must be restarted before the new changes will take effect.

Step 21 Follow the instructions that you obtained in Step 18 and run the Network Setup Wizard on the other computers on your network.

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Jan 24

This article teaches how do set or change the admin password on DAP-1555/1522.

Step 1 Open a web browser and type the friendly name (http://dlink). Press Enter .

Step 2 The default password is blank (nothing). Click Log In.

How do set or change the admin password on DAP-1555/1522

Step 3: Click Maintenace at the top:

How do set or change the admin password on DAP-1555/1522

Step 4: In the Admin section enter your new password next to Password and enter it again next to Verify Password.

Step 5: Click Save Settings at the top to save the new password.

NOTE: If you forget your password you will have to reset the DAP-1555/1522.

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Jan 24

The D-Link DGS-1216T is housed in a new style 19” rackmount case with an easy-to-view front panel and diagnostic LEDs and feature an innovative fanless design to ensure quiet operation compared to standard switches.Has 16 10/100/1000BASE-T Auto-negotiating, Auto-MDI/MDI-X ports with 802.3x Flow Control.

Some friends asked why won’t Gigabit connection get a link?

I find the answer on the dlink website : www.dlink.com

A common problem when connecting different gigabit devices is Auto-sensing between the two different ports. When connecting two Gigabit devices it is imperative that the port speed be set the same on both sides. Some Managed Gigabit products have the ability to have the port speed set at either 1000Mbps/Full duplex or Auto. Other Un-Managed products don’t have the ability to modify the port speed at all. If you are using an Unmanaged device, or a device that doesn’t have the ability to set the port speed at 1000Mbps/Full duplex, you may not be able to connect to a device whose port speed is set to 1000Mbps/Full duplex.

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Jan 24

This article teach you how to D-Link router to restore factory settings,di-524 as an example.

How to reset router back to the factory default settings?

Step 1 With the unit on, place a paper clip into the hole on the back on the unit labeled Reset.

Step 2 Hold paper clip down for 10 seconds and release. (Note: Do not repower unit during this procedure.)

Step 3 The unit will reboot on its own. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the unit is reset.

Resetting the router does not reset the firmware to an earlier version. It will change all settings back to factory defaults.

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Jan 23

D-link DIR 685 Storage Router  –  A router, photo-frame and NAS

Color screen, 2.5-inch internal hard drive bay, Framechannel and BitTorrent support, 2 USB ports

The D-Link DIR-685 is a aggregate of an 802.11n wireless router, a digital photo anatomy and a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. It also has air-conditioned appearance like a built-in BitTorrent downloader and the ability to appearance a variety of content on the awning by affairs it from the internet.

 

D-Link DIR-685 Storage Router Expert Reviews

Design and Build

 

The DIR-685 is unlike any ordinary router and looks rather cool with its upright posture. The overall build quality is quite decent. The front face bears a 3.2-inch LCD display. It is meant to also double up as a photo frame other than displaying information. But here lies the problem – 3.2 inches is a little too small to be viewed clearly from a distance. Thus, you can only admire photos if the router is kept right next to you. Also, the glossy pane covering the display offers a slightly irritating glare.

There are touch-sensitive buttons at the side of the display. They were alright, but the UI is to accusation (more on that later). There’s also a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Security) button. At the back, we accept the regular array of ports: 1 WAN, 4 LAN, 2 USB and one power. There’s aswell a side-door through which a 2.5-inch laptop harder drive can be amid into the device, which is the different aspect of the device. It supports up to 500GB HDDs. There’s an banish button at the added ancillary to get the drive out.

 

D-Link DIR-685 Storage Router Expert Reviews

Features and User Interface

 

The DIR-685 is an 802.11n wireless router. Unfortunately, it only supports the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Some other routers in the market have support for 5 GHz frequencies. The basic advantage of 5 GHz is that there’s less interference from other devices than 2.4 GHz (on which many cordless phones operate). As mentioned above, it supports a 2.5-inch internal hard drive – which is great. We were able to easily read/write data to the drive over all the PCs connected to the router.

The only flaw we observed is that the device supports drives only in the EXT3 file format. Linux fans would know right away that EXT3 is a popular file format used by many OS distributions. So neither can you just pop in any FAT32 or NTFS drive in there and use it, nor can you remove that EXT3-formatted drive and use it directly with Windows. But assuming that one wouldn’t be swapping drives so often, it’s something users can live with.

Moving on, let’s take a look at the User Interface on the device. It is operated using the touch buttons at the side. The main issue with it is the UI’s laggy behavior – which makes it somewhat irritating to use. On the other hand, the coolest thing about the UI is FrameChannel. It is an online content delivery service right to your device. You have to register at their website and then select from an array of widgets. Thus, you can have Facebook/Twitter updates, Facebook photos, RSS feeds, Blog updates and a lot of other stuff streaming on to the DIR 685’s screen. This feature makes best use of the screen in our opinion; now only if the device had a bigger screen.

The Statistics menu will show current internet upload/download activity. The Photos tab will let you slideshow photographs, but only from the internal hard drive. It is silly to see that you can’t just connect a USB media device at the back and view photos from it. There are a few things missing from the UI. For example, it does not display the progress of your BitTorrent downloads – which would have been nice. It would have been nicer if it let you control downloads directly via the router.

The router’s interface (accessed via a web browser) is easy to use. It has the regular array of options and settings like a regular wireless router. The built-in BitTorrent manager lets you download files directly to the hard drive – without the need for the PC to be on. This is indeed a cool feature for those who like to suck the life out of their unlimited internet connection. But the interface is pretty basic. There is no option to schedule downloads or select individual files from a torrent. Also, it is surprising to see that there’s no regular manager for downloading files from HTTP websites.

Lastly, the two USB ports at the back let you connect a storage device, scanner or printer – which can then be used over the network. But you can’t simply access it directly via Windows Networking. You need to install a bundled utility called SharePort. We would’ve rather preferred a simple plug-and-play solution.

 

Performance

 

We tested the device in three zones. We used Wireless Monitor software to test the network strength of the device. Zone 1 was when the test laptop (a Dell Studio 14) was kept next to the router, where it gave 95% range. Zone 2 was when the laptop was kept in an adjacent room about 40 feet away. Here it gave 50%. The third zone was in another section of the office, roughly 75-80 feet away. Here the signal strength ranged between 25 to 30 percent. Thus we can say that the router provides decent signal range.

We transferred a 50MB test file between the router’s internal hard drive and the laptop in the first zone to determine speed. It gave us a fair download rate of 2.6 MB/s, but the upload speed struggled at just 0.27 MB/s. Thus copying data onto the built-in hard drive was fast. But copying data from the hard drive to our test laptop was very slow.

 

Verdict

 

The D-Link DIR-685 works well as a wireless router and offers a fairly wide range. Some of the features like Framechannel and BitTorrent support are well appreciated. But priced at Rs. 15,000, the DIR-685 is priced almost three times more than regular Wi-Fi 802.11n routers. It may be a unique product – but for its asking price, it is not even close to perfect. The photo frame feature didn’t really appeal to us due to the small screen size. That, along with the DIR 685s other shortcomings and its high price tag forbid us from recommending it.

Reference:
http://www.techtree.com/India/Reviews/D-link_DIR_685_Storage_Router/551-108885-621-1.html

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