Jan 30

D-Link DIR-412 Installation

Before you Begin

• Please configure the D-Link router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem.

• You can only use the Ethernet port or 3G adapter. If you were using an USB broadband modem before using the router, then you must turn off your modem, disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the router, and then turn the modem back on. In some cases, you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet).

• If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE, make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet, Broadjump, or Enternet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet.

Wireless Installation Considerations

The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:

1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum – each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.

4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.

5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.

Connect to Cable/DSL (WAN Mode)

If your Internet connection is provided using a cable/DSL/satellite modem, follow the steps below before connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem:

• If you are using the DIR-412 for the first time, please select the 3G Router mode first to configure your wireless settings. Refer to the Wireless Settings section for more information.

• After configuring the wireless settings, move the switch to the WAN Mode position and wait for the device to reboot.
To connect to a broadband modem, or an Ethernet Internet connection such as in a hotel, please follow the steps below:

1. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the Ethernet port on the router, or connect an Ethernet cable from the Internet port to the Ethernet port on the router.

2. Plug the power adapter into the router and connect it to an outlet or power strip. Wait about 50 seconds for the router to boot.

3. Connect the DIR-412 to your computer wirelessly using the settings (SSID, encryption key) you configured previously.

4. Verify the link lights on the router. The power light, Internet light, and the Wireless LAN light should be lit. If not, make sure your computer, modem, and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct.


Connect to a 3G Internet Service

If you are using a 3G USB adapter to connect to the Internet, please follow the steps below:

1. Move the toggle switch to the 3G Router mode position and wait for the DIR-412 to reboot.

2. Insert your 3G USB adapter into the DIR-412’s 3G USB port. In most cases, the 3G adapter will automatically configure and connect to the Internet. This process may take up to one minute. Refer to http://www.dlink.com/DIR-412 for a compatiblility list of supported 3G adapters.

3. Plug one end of Ethernet cable into the DIR-412 and the other end into your computer.

4. Verify the link lights on the router. The power light, Internet light, and the Wireless LAN light should be lit. If not, make sure your computer and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct.


Note: The 3G default setting for the D-Link DIR-412 is auto-config and always-on reconnect mode. With this setting, the DIR-412 will connect to the Internet automatically. If you do not want the DIR-412 to connect automatically, please disable auto-config and change the reconnect mode to manual.

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