Jan 31

D-Link on Monday confirmed several updates to its channel program as it looks to convince skeptical solution providers that it won’t lose channel momentum following a major shakeup in its North America executive ranks.

Several key architects of D-Link’s current go-to-market strategy left the company starting in the fall of 2011. The exits included Nick Tidd, former D-Link North America president, and two of his top sales executives, Pat Piwowarczyk, former vice president, U.S. enterprise and channel sales, and Rod St. Michel, D-Link’s vice president of consumer sales.

Several more D-Link executives have also departed since then, CRN has learned, including Mark Ciprietti, vice president and general manager, business solutions division, D-Link Canada and also vice president, North American Channel DMR.

Partners have voiced concerns that the loss of so much channel acumen spells doom for D-Link’s program, but Steve Ryan, director of North American channel programs for D-Link, says that isn’t the case.

“We haven’t heard of any partners saying they’ll pull projects or stop selling D-Link product,” Ryan said. “They’ve obviously got one eye raised open watching whether we’re going to do what we’ll say we’ll do. But we maintain our commitment to the channel and we’re not making any changes to the program in a negative way.”

All of the current updates to D-Link’s channel program were developed starting last summer, before the executive departures began, Ryan said. Among the changes are that D-Link’s Value In Partnership (VIP) program has been renamed VIP+.

D-Link has a new partner portal that’s easier to navigate, Ryan said, as well as an easier claim process for D-Link sales rewards thanks in part to a new back-end supplier D-Link hired to manage administration of the program. D-Link is also providing an e-learning program through which partners can earn rewards for completion, and a new campaigns tool for providing D-Link partners access to customizable marketing material.

The program itself remains constitutionally the same. D-Link’s partnership tiers are Gold, Silver and Registered and it provides technology specializations within VIP+ for partners that focus on a particular segment of the D-Link line card: Storage Preferred, IP Surveillance Preferred and Security Preferred.

Partner certification will also remain free, Ryan said. D-Link is offering certification in three categories: D-Link Sales Specialist, for sales professionals; D-Link Certified Specialist, designed for pre-sales technical professionals; and D-Link Certified Professional, designed for network engineers. All of the course materials will still be downloadable on-demand, and the courses themselves self-paced.

“One thing I’ve constantly heard from partners in the past is, why would you charge me for training? Why would you charge me if I’m going to invest the time to learn about your products and solutions?” Ryan said. “Well, at D-Link, we agree with them.”

D-Link is continuing to solicit partner feedback, Ryan said. It will communicate VIP+ changes through VAR resources like its quarterly town hall-style meetings with partners.

“I’m asking them to reach out to me as well as getting the feedback from our channel account managers,” Ryan said. “Pretty much everything is driven by partner feedback and it’ll continue to be that way.

The VIP+ program will also be launching in Europe in February, Ryan said. VIP+ changes will take effect for North America partners on Feb. 7.

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Aug 29

1.Change the wireless mode of D-Link DWL-2210AP

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DWL-2210AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.50). Press Enter.

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Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is admin (all lower case). Click OK.

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Step 3: On the left side, click Advanced and then click Wireless.

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Step 4: Next to Mode select either IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g from the drop-down list.

  • IEEE 802.11b supports data rates ranging from 1 to 11 Mbps.
  • IEEE 802.11g supports data rates ranging from 1 to 54 Mbps.

Step 5: Click Update to save the new setting.

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2.Change the wireless channel of D-Link DWL-2210AP

Step 1:  On the left side, click Advanced and then click Wireless.

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Step 2: Next to Channel select a channel from the drop-down list. It is recommended to use a non-overlapping channel of 1, 6, or 11. If you have 2.4GHz phones or experience interference, simply changing the channel may fix the issue.

Step 3: Click Update to save the new setting.

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Aug 07

This article is for the DI-514, DI-524, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-624S, and DI-714P+ Wireless Settings.

1.How to change the preamble on my DI series wireless router?

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the wireless router in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.1). Press Enter.

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3: Click the Advanced tab and then click Performance to the left.

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Step 4: Select Short or Long next to Preamble Type. If you experience lock-ups when transferring large files, then select Short preamble. You must also match your other wireless devices with the same preamble setting.

Note: The preamble defines the length of the CRC block for communication between the wireless access point and the roaming wireless network adapters. CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) is a common technique for detecting data transmission errors.

2.How to change the SSID on D-Link wireless router?

Step 1: Open your web browser and type the IP address of the router in the address bar. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1. At the login, enter your username (admin) and password (default password is blank).

Step 2: Click on the Home tab at the top of the configuration page and then click the Wireless button on the left side.

Step 3: Next to SSID, type in a new SSID.

The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the workgroup name of your Wireless Network. All devices (access points, wireless routers, and wireless adapters) must have the same SSID to communicate on the Wireless Network. The SSID can be up to 32 numbers, letters, spaces, and dashes. Also, the SSID is case-sensitive.

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Step 4: Click Apply and then click Continue to save your settings.

3.How to change the channel on DI series wireless router?

In the 802.11b/g (2.4Ghz) standard there are 11 channels (US) to choose from, all but three are overlapping channels. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the only non-overlapping channels. The channels can be changed to avoid interference from other wireless devices that run on the 2.4 Ghz frequency range (I.E. 2.4Ghz cordless phones, bluetooth, and X-10).

Step 1: Open your web browser and type the IP address of the router in the address bar. The default IP address is 192.168.0.1. At the login, enter your username (admin) and password (default password is blank).

Step 2: Click on the Home tab at the top of the configuration page and then click the Wireless button on the left side.

Step 3: Select a channel from the drop-down menu. For best results, use channel 1, 6, or 11.

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Step 4 Click Apply and then click Continue to save your settings.

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