Jan 21

D-Link has launched a new product DIR-505 that has been designed to give tablet and smartphone users access to a host of connectivity features while at home or on the go.

The new D-Link All-in-One Mobile Companion allows users to connect to a Wi-Fi network whenever available and also gives access to USB based sharing features, PC Mag reports.

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The company explained that the device allowed users to share music, video, photos and other files between a USB drive or an external hard drive and their iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

The DIR-505 will also allow users to sync files and charge their smartphones, the company revealed while launching the product at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas.

The All-in-One Mobile Companion, which is smaller than a standard computer mouse, also has an ethernet port to connect to the internet in a conference room or hotel room.

“The All-in-One Mobile Companion DIR-505 is perfect for travelers and mobile professionals, allowing people to access content on an external hard drive or thumb drive from any mobile device, as well as sync videos, music and photos, automatically,” said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of marketing, D-Link North America.

“In addition, it serves as a great travel router/access point for instant wireless from any hotel or conference room where a network already exists,” he added.

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Jan 21

THE SKINNY:

·Easy to view and manage your camera DCS-932L from mydlink.com
·Compact design with night vision that lets you view 24/7
·Wireless connectivity
·VGA (640×480) resolution
·4x digital zoom
·Price: $99.99

Here’s a few scenarios for using the D-Link Camera:

·Keeping an eye on the kids: only if they are your kids!
·Checking up on home intruders; and being able to watch what they steal.
·Making sure the babysitter stays out of trouble of if she’s wearing that short skirt you love.
·Making sure that cheese soufflé you’re cooking doesn’t catch fire while you’re downing tequila shots at a bar across town.
·Use as a wingman tool to coax women back to your place by showing them your place.

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The device D-Link DCS-932L is a wireless home network surveillance camera, which enables you to watch the goings on in your home – from anywhere in the world – at ANY TIME POSSIBLE.

OUT OF THE BOX WOW FACTOR: 7

The wheels of possibility begin churning as I remove the D-Link camera from its box. This small, sleek device allows 24/7 monitoring of what ever is stationed on the other side of its lens. But it gets cooler because we now live……..IN THE FUTURE!!!!! (Note a tons of exclamation points.)

How it works is, you connect the camera up to the Internet via plugging the gadget into your D-Link  router. Navigate to the D-Link website and download the software onto your computer and register an account. Now here’s where it gets cool: with your Smartphone, download the My D-Link Lite app. Once done, you can open the app on your phone and see the camera footage of your home in real-time. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Well, almost real-time; there’s a second or two delay. But still… WELCOME BACK TO THE FUTURE!

Not only is the footage in color (well, mostly black-and-white) but you can also pick up audio as well. Sounds like the perfect device to install at the Topless Women Pillow Fight Factory. If that’s not your bag, you can access your home footage from anywhere in the world – if you don’t have access to a Smartphone, then simply click onto the Internet to see the footage The only small drawback is, you are only given a one minute time limit with the amount of footage you can watch, before you have to refresh the app. The D-Link app also allows you to take snapshot frame grabs and zoom in and zoom out of the frame, and has night vision as well.

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Oct 22

On this article the user can configure the internal network settings of the D-Link DIR-645 router and also able to configure the built-in DHCP server to assign IP addresses to computers on the network. The IP address that is configured here is the IP address that is used to access the Web-based management interface. If you change the IP address in this section, you may need to adjust your PC’s network settings to access the network again.

Router IP Address:

Enter the IP address of the router. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1. If you change the IP address, once you click Apply, you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility.

Default Subnet Mask:

Enter the Subnet Mask. The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

Host Name:

Enter a Host Name to identify this device.

Local Domain Name:

Enter the local domain name used here. (Optional).

Enable DNS Relay:

Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. If checked, your computers will use the router for a DNS server.

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D-Link DIR-645 DHCP Server Settings

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. This device has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically.” When you turn your computers on, they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the router. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool.

Enable DHCP Server:

Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your router. Uncheck to disable this function.

DHCP IP Address Range:

Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the DHCP server’s IP assignment.

DHCP Lease Time:

The length of time for the IP address lease. Enter the Lease time in minutes.

Always Broadcast:

If all the computers on the LAN successfully obtain their IP addresses from the router’s DHCP server as expected, this option can remain disabled. However, if one of the computers on the LAN fails to obtain an IP address from the router’s
DHCP server, it may have an old DHCP client that incorrectly turns off the broadcast flag of DHCP packets. Enabling this option will cause the router to always broadcast its responses to all clients, thereby working around the problem, at the cost of increased broadcast traffic on the LAN.

NetBIOS announcement:

Check this box to allow the DHCP Server to offer NetBIOS configuration settings to the LAN hosts. NetBIOS allow LAN hosts to discover all other computers within the network, e.g. within Network Neighborhood.

Learn NetBIOS from WAN:

If NetBIOS announcement is switched on, it will cause WINS information to be learned from the WAN side, if available. Turn
this setting off to configure manually.

NetBIOS Scope:

This is an advanced setting and is normally left blank. This allows the configuration of a NetBIOS ‘domain’ name under which network hosts operate. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated.

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NetBIOS node type:

This field indicates how network hosts are to perform NetBIOS name registration and discovery. H-Node, this indicates a Hybrid-State of operation. First WINS servers are tried, if any, followed by local network broadcast. This is generally the preferred mode if you have configured WINS servers. M-Node (default), this indicates a Mixed-Mode of operation. First Broadcast operation is performed to register hosts and discover other hosts, if broadcast operation fails, WINS servers are tried, if any. This mode favours broadcast operation which may be preferred if WINS servers are reachable by a slow network link and the majority of network services such as servers and printers are local to the LAN. P-Node, this indicates to use WINS servers ONLY. This setting is useful to force all NetBIOS operation to the configured WINS servers. You must have configured at least the primary WINS server IP to point to a working WINS server. B-Node, this indicates to use local network broadcast ONLY. This setting is useful where there are no WINS servers available, however, it is preferred you try M-Node operation first. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated.

Primary WINS Server IP address:

Configure the IP address of the preferred WINS server. WINS Servers store information regarding network hosts, allowing
hosts to ‘register’ themselves as well as discover other available hosts, e.g. for use in Network Neighborhood. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated.

Secondary WINS Server IP address:

Configure the IP address of the backup WINS server, if any. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated.

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Oct 20

On this page the user can configure the Wireless settings for this device.There are 3 ways to configure Wireless using DIR-645router. Firstly, the user can choose to make use for the quick and easy Wireless Connection Setup Wizard. Secondly, the user can choose to make use Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Lastly, the user can configure the Wireless settings manually.

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Wireless Settings: Wireless Connection Setup Wizard

The Wireless Connection Setup Wizard is specially designed to assist basic network users with a simple, step-by-step set of instructions to configure the wireless settings of this router. It is highly recommended to customized the wireless network settings to fit into your environment and to add higher security.

To initiate the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard click on the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button.

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Step 1: In this step, the user must enter a custom Wireless Network Name or SSID . Enter the new SSID name in the appropriate space provided. Secondly the user can choose between two wireless security wizard configurations. The user can select ‘Automatically assign a network key’, by which the D-Link DIR-645 router will automatically generate a WPA/WPA2 pre-shared key using the TKIP and AES encryption methods; or the user can select ‘Manually assign a network key’, by which the user
will be prompt to manually enter a WPA/WPA2 pre-shared key using the TKIP and AES encryption methods.

Click on the Prev button to return to the previous page. Click on the Next button to continue to the next page. Click on the Cancel button to discard the changes made and return to the main wireless page.

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Step 2: This step will only be available if the user selected ‘Manually assign a network key’ in the previous step. Here the user can manually enter the WPA/WPA2 pre-shared key in the Wireless Security Password space provided. The key entered must be between 8 and 63 characters long. Remember, this key will be used when wireless clients wants to connect to this device. So please remember this key to prevent future troubleshooting.

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Click on the Prev button to return to the previous page. Click on the Next button to continue to the next page. Click on the Cancel button to discard the changes made and return to the main wireless page.

Setup Complete: On this page the user can view the configuration made and verify whether they are correct.

Click on the Prev button to return to the previous page. Click on the Cancel button to discard the changes made and return to the main wireless page. Click on the Save button to accept the changes made.

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After click the Save button the device will save the settings made and return to the main wireless page.

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Oct 18

The D-Link DIR-645 Home Router Quick Install Guide

LEDs (from top to bottom)

Internet LED

A solid light indicates connection on the Internet port.

Wireless LED

A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready.

WPS LED/Button

This LED blinks during the WPS connection process. Once connected the LED will turn off. Press this button to configure your wireless clients using WPS. Refer to the next panel for more information.

Power LED/Button

A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply.

Windows users can use the Quick Router Setup Wizard (from the CD) to configuretheir router. If you do not want to use the wizard, lost your CD, or are running Mac or Linux, you will need to use the manual setup procedure.

Quick Router Setup Wizard

For the Wizard to work, the computer must be connected to the Internet and be online. If you have disconnected any hardware, please re-connect your computer back into the modem and make sure you are online.Insert the CD into your drive on a computer that is online and click Install to start the Quick Router Setup Wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and configure your D-Link DIR-645 router.

Network Diagram

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Connect Wireless Clients Using WPS

Step 1 – Once you configure your router, you can connect your WPS-enabled clients to the router and it will automatically configure your client. Push the button on DIR-645 to initiate a secured wireless connection.

Step 2 – Within 120 seconds, push the WPS button on your wireless clients to link them together. During this process the WPS LED on the router will blink.

Step 3 – Once the WPS LED stops blinking, your wireless clients will be connected to the router and automatically configured.

Manual Setup

If you are using Mac or Linux, or are unable to use the wizard, use the manual setup outlined below and refer to the user manual on the CD for more information.

Step 1

Position your D-Link DIR-645 router close to your modem and the computer that is already online. Place this router in an open area of your intended work area for better wireless coverage.

Step 2

Unplug the Ethernet cable from your modem that is connected to your computer. Plug it into the blue port labeled 1 on the back of your router. The D-Link DIR-645 router is now connected to your computer.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Connect the supplied power adapter into the power port on the back of the router and then plug into a power outlet or surge protector. Verify the power light is lit.

Step 5

Open a web browser, enter http://192.168.0.1 (or http://dlinkrouter) and then press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box blank. Click Log In to continue the setup. Please refer to
the user manual for more detailed installation information and advanced features.

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