Apr 04

Quality of Service (QoS) enhances the experience of using a network by prioritizing the traffic of different applications. A QoS Rule identifies a specific message flow and assigns a priority to that flow. For most applications, the priority classifiers ensure the right priorities and specific QoS Rules are not required. QoS supports overlaps between rules. If more than one rule matches a specific message flow, the rule with the highest priority will be used.

QoS (Quality of Service):

Enable this option if you want to allow QoS to prioritize your traffic Priority Classifiers.

HTTP:

Allows the D-Link DAP-2553 access point to recognize HTTP transfers for many common audio and video streams and prioritize them above other traffic. Such streams are frequently used by digital media players.

Automatic:

When enabled, this option causes the access point to automatically attempt to prioritize traffic streams that it does not otherwise recognize, based on the behavior that the streams exhibit. This acts to de-prioritize streams that exhibit bulk transfer characteristics, such as file transfers, while leaving interactive traffic, such as gaming or VoIP, running at a normal priority.

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Name: Enter a name for the new QoS rule in the field provided.

Priority: Use the drop-down menu to select the desired priority: Background (BK), Best Effort (BE), Video (VI), or Voice (VO).

Protocol: Use the drop-down menu to choose the appropriate protocol used by the messages: Any, TCP, UDP, Both, IMCP, or Other.

Host 1 IP Range: The rule applies to a flow of messages for which one computer’s IP address falls within the range set here.

Host 1 Port Range: The rule applies to a flow of messages for which host 1’s port number is within the range set here when the Protocol is set to TCP, UDP, or Both.

Host 2 IP Range: The rule applies to a flow of messages for which the other computer’s IP address falls within the range set here.

Host 2 Port Range: The rule applies to a flow of messages for which host 2’s port number is within the range set here when the Protocol is set to TCP, UDP, or Both.

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Mar 30

Unified networking solutions provider D-Link extended its unified wireless solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to include the DWC-1000 Wireless Controller, the DWL-6600AP Dual-Band Unified Wireless Access Point and DWL-3600AP 2.4 GHz Single-Band Unified Wireless Access Point, and the DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches.

Designed to help businesses deploy, manage and secure a wireless network across multiple locations, D-Link’s portfolio of wireless solutions offers remote management and scalability for expanding wireless applications.

The D-Link DWC-1000 Unified Wireless Controller is designed to centrally manage and control a wireless infrastructure while addressing the demands of a growing organization, featuring one-time configuration and dispatch to manage wireless access points (APs). It can configure and control up to 24 APs and cluster up to four controllers, enabling users to manage up to 96 APs. As new APs are added, the DWC-1000 can automatically detect and configure new channels, eliminating the need to manually assign a new radio frequency (RF) channel for each AP. In addition, the DWC-1000 provides remote management capabilities, including the changing of encryption keys and passwords, fast roaming between APs and delivering automatic channel adjustments without the need to reconfigure each AP.

The DWC-1000 also automatically adjusts radio channels and power to avoid interference and keep the wireless network in an optimized state and offers centralized management for six APs, upgradeable to 24, with an optional VPN, router and firewall license to add remote access connectivity with secure site-to-site tunneling. The appliance supports WEP, Dynamic WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise security, Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS).

Offering speeds of up to 300M bps and Wireless N technology, the DWL-6600AP and DWL-3600AP Unified Wireless Access Points are designed to provide enhanced signal quality, high data throughput and increased connectivity with less interference for businesses requiring high-bandwidth services, such as video streaming and video conferencing. Both APs feature 2X2 embedded antennas and IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The appliances also support AP clustering for management and configuration, allow integration with the DWC-1000 controller, DWS-3160 wireless switch and other D-Link network devices, are backward-compatible with previous-generation wireless standards, feature a Gigabit Ethernet port with 802.3af PoE and 64-/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise security protection.

The DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches combine the functionality of a wireless controller with an L2+ managed switch, with the ability to manage up to 48 APs or up to 192 APs in a switch cluster. The DWS-3160 series offers centralized security to ensure maximum network reliability, including WIDS to detect rogue APs and clients, Radio Frequency Scan to detect potential network security breaches, and 802.1X Network Access Control.

D-Link’s portfolio of unified wireless solutions will be available in April through D-Link’s network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. The DWC-1000 Wireless Controller DWC-1000 retails for $799.99. The DWL-6600AP Dual-Band Unified Wireless Access Point is listed at $549.99. The DWL-3600AP 2.4 GHz Single-Band Unified Wireless Access Point carries a price of $349.99, and the DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches come in at $2,241.99 and $4,013.99, respectively.

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Mar 30

D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, today launched its DGS-1500 SmartPro™ switch series, providing the essential features of a managed switch, including Layer 3 functions such as static routing, at a price point accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses. The SmartPro series allows businesses, educational institutes, and security companies to invest in their networks now, without having to worry about the future impact on IT budgets.

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Historically, small- to medium-sized businesses upgrading their switching environments have had to make a quantum leap in terms of investment and move to a fully managed switch if they required features such as VLANs and Static Routing. In order to provide a more gradual upgrade path, D-Link has introduced the DGS-1500 SmartPro series, allowing businesses to scale their switching infrastructure incrementally at a lower cost. In addition, D-Link’s SmartPro series enables centralized switch management through virtual stacking to provide businesses with a simple and cost effective means of managing networks of all sizes.

“The D-Link® SmartPro switches bridge the gap between an unmanaged switch with minimal features, and a more expensive fully-managed switch that offers features beyond what small- to medium-sized businesses need,” said Mark Prowten, vice president, Enterprise and Channel Sales , D-Link North America. “In line with our company’s overall objectives, the SmartPro switches are designed to provide customers with a secure, reliable and affordable way to grow and manage their networks while reducing complexity and overall cost.”

The SmartPro series delivers advanced switching features that will benefit businesses by providing greater flexibility in how they configure their networks. The static routing functionality built into the SmartPro series enables businesses to segregate networks, which is ideal for isolating sensitive information. Previously, this feature was only available on high-end managed switches. Its time-based PoE and port scheduling functionality included with PoE models allows businesses to power down ports or the network when not in use, further reducing costs while increasing network security.

The SmartPro series includes IPv4/v6 dual stack, IPv6 management, and meets phase two prerequisites of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program[1], providing a seamless transition from IPv4 to IPv6 services and helping customers to protect and future-proof network investments. The series also incorporates D-Link Green™ 3.0 technology, offering significant power reductions compared to similar switches on the market, helping businesses reduce costs and improve their carbon footprint.

Availability and Pricing

The DGS-1500 SmartPro Series will be available in April for $399.99 to $1139.99 MSRP through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.

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Mar 23

It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK on your D-Link wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the WPA-PSK passphrase being used.

1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop.

2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. If the network is using WPA-PSK, the screen (as shown to the bottom-right) will appear.

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3. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase exactly as it is on your wireless router or access point. Click the Show text in the password field box to see the passphrase. Unchecking it will hide it.

4. Click OK to connect to the network. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect.

If you would like to create a new network and enter the WPA-PSK settings, refer to the next page.

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It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Make sure you enter the passphrase exactly the same on all wireless devices.

1. Open the D-Link Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop. Click on New to create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.

2. Select WPA/WPA2-Personal under Set Security Option.

3. Select TKIP or AES.

4. Enter the passphrase exactly as it is on your wireless router or access point.

5. Click OK to connect to the network. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect.

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Mar 23

The D-Link DWA-125 uses the Wireless Connection Manager as the management software. The manager provides the user an easy interface to change any settings related to the wireless adapter. Clicking on the Wireless Connection Manager icon on the desktop will start the Configuration.

Wireless Networks

The Wireless Networks (Site Survey) page will display all wireless networks that are available in your area. To connect to a network, simply highlight the wireless network (SSID) and click Connect.

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is designed for easy setup of security-enabled Wi-Fi networks. It is recommended to have the access point or wireless router nearby during setup.

For more information on WPS, visit the Wi-Fi Alliance website at www.wi-fi.org.

“Push Button Configuration” (PBC) is a virtual button in the utility that connects you to other WPS-enabled devices. A connection can be established by clicking on the virtual button, then pushing the physical button on the access point or wireless router within 120 seconds.

“Personal Identification Number” (PIN) is a unique number generated randomly by the wireless adapter’s utility. Entering this number in the utility of the WPS-enabled wireless router or access point connects you with the intended wireless network. Refer to the next page for more information.

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Push Button

1. To connect to your network, press the WPS button on the adapter and hold for two seconds until the wizard screen appears.

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2. Press the WPS button located on your access point or router to continue. This screen will appear once you have successfully established connection with your network.

Personal Identification Number (PIN)

If you want to connect using the PBC method. Touse the PIN method, select PIN (Personal Identification Number) and click Next.

Make sure your access point or wireless router is close by. Write down the number on the screen. Enter this number in your access point or wireless router. Please refer to the manufacture’s manual for instructions.

Once you click Next, you will have 2 minutes to enter this number in your access point or wireless router.

The adapter will try to establish connectivity to your access point or wireless router.

When this screen appears, you have successfully established connectivity. Click Finish to complete your setup.

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