Jan 07

The D-Link DIR-510L can be used as a portable charger to recharge your mobile devices on the go, including high-powered devices such as tablets.

Step 1: Slide the ON/OFF/CHARGER switch on the top of the DIR-510L to CHARGER.

Step 2: Plug your device into the USB port of the D-Link DIR-510L. Check your device to make sure it is now charging.

Note: If the battery LED is red, you will need to charge the DIR-510L. Actual usable capacity may vary depending on charging conditions.

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Nov 30

Step1: Open a web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and enterhttp://dlinkrouter.local. /. You can also enter the IP address of the router ( XP users should enter http://dlinkrouter.



Step 2: When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.



Step 3: If the router automatically detects your Internet connection type, skip to step 5. If not, then select your Internet connection and click Next to continue.



Step 4: Cable users (DHCP) click Next to continue.


DSL (PPPoE) users enter your PPPoE User Name and Password supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Click Next to continue.



Step 5: For both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, create a name for your Wi-Fi Network and a password. Your wireless devices (i.e., tablets, smartphones, and laptops) will need to have this information entered to be able to connect to your wireless network.



Step 6: Continue with the Setup Wizard to finish configuring your DIR-817LW/818LW router. Once completed, the Internet LED will turn green indicating that your router is connected to the Internet.


Note: Setting up “mydlink” is optional and not required for the router to function.


Congratulations! You have completed the router installation

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Nov 10

Step 1: Unplug the power to your cable/DSL Internet modem




Step 2: Connect an Ethernet cable from your computer to a LAN port (Port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the DIR-810L




Step 3: Connect your cable/DSL modem to the Internet port on the DIR-810L




Step 4: Plug in the power for your cable or DSL broadband modem and wait for two minutes

Step 5: Power on both the DIR-810L and your Internet cable/DSL modem


Step 6: Open your web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter or http://dlinkrouter.local or into the address bar




Step 7: If this is your first time logging in to the router, the Setup Wizard will start automatically. This wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue.




Please wait while your router detects your Internet connection type. After the router detects your Internet connection, you may need to enter information such as a username and password. To obtain these, you will need to speak to the company that provides your Internet, also known as an Internet Service Provider (ISP).




If the router detects an Ethernet connection but does not detect the type of Internet connection you have, the below screen will appear. Click “Guide me through the Internet connection settings” to display a list of connection types to choose from.



Select your Internet Connection type: Dynamic or PPPoE

DHCP – Select this if you have cable Internet service. You will likely not need to type in any extra information


PPPoE – Select this if you have DSL Internet service. You will likely need to input some information to get Internet access

Username: Your Internet username (Provided by your Internet Service Provider)

Password: Your Internet password (Provided by your Internet Service Provider)



For both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies, create a name (SSID) for your Wi-Fi network. Each Wi-Fi network will also need a password of at least 8 characters. Your wireless clients will need to have this passphrase or key entered to be able to connect to your wireless network. Click Next to continue. (Password suggestion: please use a password that is easy for you to remember but obscure for others to guess. Strong passwords include letters and numbers in various positions.)



In order to secure your router, please create a password to access the router firmware. This should be different from the password to connect to the Wi-Fi network.


Click Next to continue.



You can check the Enable Graphical Authentication box to enable CAPTCHA authentication for added security. CAPTCHA is demonstrated by the arrow in the login screen as below and helps protect against automated attacks:



Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and click Next to continue.



The Setup Complete window is followed by your Wi-Fi settings. Click Next and Connect to continue.



If you want to create a bookmark to the router management page, click OK. Click Cancel if you do not want to create a bookmark.



If you clicked Yes, a window may appear (depending on what web browser you are using) to create a bookmark.




mydlink Cloud Services registration:

With mydlink Cloud Services you can remotely manage, control and monitor your home network from anywhere by using the mydlink Lite mobile app or mydlink web portal. Now, parents can view sites kids are visiting and what devices are connected to your network.


You may choose Next to register this device with mydlink for free. Or you may choose Skip to register later.


To get started with mydlink Cloud Services, you are required to have a mydlink account and need to register this router to the mydlink account. Select “Yes, I have a mydlink account” if you have previously registered a mydlink account; Select “No, I want to register and login with a new mydlink account” if you would like to create a new mydlink account.




  1. a) If you selected “Yes, I have a mydlink account,” please enter your existing mydlink account name and password. Then choose Login.



  1. b) If you selected “No, I want to register and login with a new mydlink account,” please fulfill the required information in order to create a new mydlink account.

Note: The mydlink password is the password to log in to the mydlink web portal and mydlink mobile apps. This is NOT the same as your router’s Password.


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Nov 02

Step 1: Scan the QR code below or search QRS Mobile (App Store or Google Play) to download the QRS Mobile App to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.


Step 2: Once your app is installed, you may configure your router. Connect to the router wirelessly by going to your wireless utility on your device. Scan for the wireless network name as listed on the supplied Wi-Fi Configuration Card or sticker. Select the network and then enter the Wi-Fi Password.

Step 3: Once connected, click on the QRS Mobile icon from your mobile device, then click Start to continue. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.


Step 4: Once the Setup Complete screen appears, click Save and write down the new Wi-Fi Network name and password on your companion card for future reference.

Note: To reconnect to your D-Link router, launch your wireless utility, select the new Wi-Fi Network you created, and then enter your new Wi-Fi password.

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Aug 13

D-Link’s DIR-636L is a rather interesting entry to the router market. It has several high-end features combined with lower-budget hardware and a price to match. Let’s see how this odd mix performs in the real world. Read more wireless router reviews.

The first thing that stands out about the D-Link DIR-636L is the styling. It is a rather handsome shiny monolithic cylinder which is a welcome contrast to the standard flat black or grey boxes that are the usual form factor of a router.

The front of the D-Link DIR-636L has a single power indicator and a WAN indicator light. The ports are the now-standard line of four gigabit ethernet connectors and a single WAN connector.


There is also the welcome addition of a USB 2.0 port to allow you to connect hard drives or printers to your router. The router contains no fans which makes it blissfully silent in operation.

One of the first things of note about the D-Link DIR-636L is that this is a 2.4GHz-only router so you will not have access to the 5GHz channels to boost your close-range wireless performance.

However this is to be expected in a router that costs around £55. In fact for that price it is amazing that D-Link have included some features not present on routers costing twice that.

The most vaunted feature of this D-Link DIR-636L router is the cloud access. This means that you can connect the router to a hard drive via the USB 2.0 port and make its contents available, not not only to your local network, but to any web browser over the internet or your iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

However be aware that you can only stream video in formats that your iOS or Android device can play natively. For iOS and Android you will need to download the free SharePort app and login to your myDlink account. It should be noted that if you connect via an external router/modem, it must be in bridge mode in order to use the cloud services.

D-Link have added in some advanced features for parents allowing them the sort of control that before now only a dedicated proxy server could provide.

You can block access to websites by their web address and conversely you can block all access to the internet and only allow certain websites. This effectively creates a safe internet sandbox of websites that only you have allowed.

In addition to blocking features you can also install the myDlink app for iOS or Andriod. This app allows you to see a list of websites visited by devices connected to your router in real time.

D-Link DIR-636L: Performance

In terms of speed we shouldn’t expect blistering performance at this price and 2.4GHz radio band. However for a 2.4GHz router the speed at 1m was 92Mbps which is acceptable. The speed at 10m was 43Mbps which is also reasonable for this band.

There are faster 2.4GHz routers out there but until you jump to the 5GHz band there isn’t much in it. It’s worth noting that the 43Mbps bandwidth was enough to stream BBC iPlayer in HD, with a second computer web browsing at the same time.

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