Feb 05

You can use your voice to control your camera with your Google Home Smart Speaker and Google Assistant. Before proceeding, make sure you have:

1. Installed your camera and registered for a mydlink account using mydlink Lite.

2. Make sure your mobile device, camera, and Google Home Smart Speaker are all connected to the same wireless network.

Note this FAQ applies to the D-Link DCS-936L, DCS-2530L, DCS-5030L DCS-8000LH, DCS-8010LH, DCS-8300LH, and DCS-8525LH cameras. Make sure you have the latest firmware installed. The D-Link DCS-936L is used as our example:

Step 1: From your mobile device, download the Google Home app from Google Play or the App Store.


Step 2: Start the app and follow the instructions to discover and add your DCS-936L, or tap the settings icon (upper left corner) to bring up the menu.


Step 3: Tap Home control.


Step 4: Tap the plus icon to add a device.


Step 5: On the Add devices page, tap mydlink Smart to bring up the mydlink sign-in page.


Step 6: Enter your mydlink username (email) and account password. Tap Sign in.


5. After logging in, your DCS-936L will show up in the Devices tab under Home control.


6. You can also give your DCS-936L a friendly name for use with voice commands under device details.



Using voice commands to control your D-Link DCS-936L:

To enable live video streaming, you can give the voice command “Hey Google, turn [nickname of camera] on”.

To disable live video streaming, say “Hey Google, turn [nickname of camera] off

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Feb 05

Your D-Link DXS switch or DWS switch switch may be in Router Mode. To confirm this, please run the following command:

Step 1 From the console# command prompt, type show system mode.

Feature State
———- ———-
Mode: Router
Qos: Active

In this case if you check your switch’s interface you will not see default gateway.

From the console# command prompt, type show ip interface.

Proxy ARP is disabled

IP Address I/F Type Directed Broadcast
——————– ——————– ——————– ——————–

Step 2: To change to Switch mode please do the following (Please read all disclaimers carefully)

From the console# command prompt, type set system mode switch qos active.

Changing the switch working mode will *delete* the startup configuration file
and reset the device right after that. It is highly recommended that you will
backup it before changing the mode, continue ? (Y/N) Y
Startup file was deleted

Step 3: The system will reboot and come back in switch mode. Now will able to see default gateway option by doing the following.

User Name: admin
From the console# command prompt, type show system mode.

Feature State
———- ———-
Mode: Switch
Qos: Active

From the console# command prompt, type show ip interface.

Gateway IP Address Activity status Type IP Address I/F Type
—————————— —————————— —————————— —————————— ——————————

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Feb 03

Smart Connect creates a ”single” wireless network for your devices to connect to. Behind the scenes, the D-Link router automatically determines whether to connect a device to the 2.4 or 5 GHz band, thereby providing the best speed and range for each device and optimally distributing devices to each network. Smart Connect is enabled by default.

You can turn this feature off and assign separate Wi-Fi network names (SSID) and passwords for each band by following the steps below:

Step 1: Open your web browser and type in http://dlinkrouter.local. or type in the IP address of the router (default –

Step 2: Enter your password and click Log In.

Step 3: Go to Settings and click Wireless.

Step 4: Next to Smart Connect, click to disable.

Step 5: The wireless settings for each band will now appear. Configure your settings and then click Save.

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Feb 03

Triple Play VLAN allows support for ISPs who offer a multi-service plan. Services such as Internet, voice (VoIP), and video (IPTV) can connect with a single WAN connection and you can then separate each channel to a specific port. For example, you can set all VoIP traffic to port 4 on the router and then connect any VoIP devices to that port.


Note: The D-Link DIR-890L requires firmware version 1.11B02.


To configure, follow the steps below:


Step 1: Open your web browser and type in http://dlinkrouter.local. or type in the IP address of the router (default –



Step 2: Enter your router password and then click Log In.



Step 3: Click on Settings and then click Internet.


Step 4: Click the VLAN tab (or click Advanced Settings).



Step 5: Click either VLAN Settings or Status to Enable.


Step 6: Enter the VLAN ID (supplied by your ISP) for each service. You can enable Priority ID and select from the drop-down for each service. Under Interface Traffic Type Settings, assign a service to a LAN port on the router. Click Save.


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Feb 03

This example shows the setup of the D-Link COVR-C1203 using Android OS. Apple/iOS setup should be similar.


Note: Only Plug in the COVR Point A at the beginning of the setup. Leave the other 2 COVR Points powered off. You can look on the bottom of the COVR point and it will list Point A.


Step 1: Download the D-Link Wi-Fi App. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.



Step 2: Launch the D-link Wi-Fi app and tap Install Your Device.



Step 3: Select the COVR-C1203 from the list and tap Next.



Step 4: Select Create a new Covr network and tap Next.



Step 5: Unplug the power to your modem or gateway. Tap Next.



Step 6: Connect the Ethernet cable from your modem/gateway into port 1 on the Covr point A. Tap Next.


Note: Do not plug anyting into port 2 during setup.



Step 7: Power the modem/gateway back on and wait for it to boot up. Tap Next.



Step 8: Power the Covr point A on and wait for the LED to start blinking orange. Tap Next.



Step 9: From your mobile device, scan for available Wi-Fi networks and connect to the pre-defined SSID (located on the Configuration card or on the bottom of the device) example: dlink-6AD2



Step 10: Tap Next. The router will perform a scan to determine the type of internet service you have. If successful, the Internet Setup will be skipped, otherwise you will be prompted for additional information. For PPPoE connections, you will be prompted to enter your PPPoE username and password. If you do not have this information, you need to contact your ISP.



Step 11: Enter a new Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and a Wi-Fi password for your new network. Tap Next.



Step 12: Enter a password for the Covr router and Covr Points. This password is used to access the web-based UI of the router. Tap Next.



Step 13: A summary page will display your settings. Tap Save.



Step 14: Place the remaining Covr Point(s) anywhere between Covr Point A and the area you want to extend your wireless network to.



Step 15: Power on the two other COVR Points, wait for them to flash orange, then tap Next.




Step 16: The Covr LED”s should now light up solid white, this means the the Wi-Fi system is ready to use, tap Next.


Note: Check the LED indicator on your Covr Points to ensure a good connection:

– Solid White – Strong signal

– Blinking White – Weak signal. Move your Covr Point closer to the Covr Point A until the LED is solid white.

– Blinking Amber – Covr Point(s) cannot receive a signal. Move your Covr Point(s) closer to the Covr Point A until the LED is solid white.



Step 17: You can connect your Wi-Fi devices to your Covr Wi-Fi network through any of the Covr Points using your Wi-Fi name and password you created. Tap Finish to complete the setup process.


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