Nov 05

Step 1: Position your D-Link DIR-816L Router near your Internet-connected modem and PC . Keep the router in an open area for better wireless coverage.

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Step 2: Unplug the modem’s Ethernet cable connected to your computer and plug it into the port labeled ‘INTERNET ’ on the back of the router. Connect the supplied power adapter to the router and a power outlet, then verify that the power LED is on.

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Step 3: Plug one end of the supplied Ethernet cable into the port labeled ‘1’ on the back of the router, and the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. To set up the DIR-816L through Wi-Fi, go to your computer or mobile device’s Wi-Fi settings and select the network name listed on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Note (ex: dlink-A8FA). Enter Wi-Fi password which is also listed on the Configuration Note (ex: akbdj19368).

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Step 4: Open an Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer) and enter http://dlinkrouter, http://dlinkrouter.local or http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar. Press Enter.

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Step 5: If this is your first time logging in to the router, the Setup Wizard will start automatically.

This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. You can change the language using the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of the page. Clink Next to contnue.

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Wait while your router detects your Internet connection type. Depending on your Internet connection, you may need to enter additional information such as the username and password supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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Step 6: If the router detects an Internet connection, but does not dect 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.

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Select your Internet Connection type: DHCP Connection (Dynamic IP Address) orUsername/Password (PPPoE) DHCP Connection – This type of connection is most commonly used for cable Internet services. You will most likely not need to provide any extra information if you use this connection type.

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PPPoE – This type of connection is most commonly used for DSL Internet connections. You will most likely need to provide some additional information before you can connect to the Internet:

  • Username – Your Internet service username (provided by your Internet Service Provider)

 

  • Password – Your Internet service password (provided by your Internet Service Provider)

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Step 7: Enter the required information, and click Next to continue.

Step 8: For both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands, 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 password or key to be able to connect to your wireless network. Click Next to continue.

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(Password suggestion: It is suggested that you choose a password that is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess. Strong passwords should include a combination of letters and numbers).

Step 11: In order to secure your router, create a password to access the router’s web-based configuration interface. This should be different from the password to connect to the Wi-Fi network. Enter your password in the field provided, and again in the Verify field.

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Click Next to continue.

You can check the Enable Graphical Authentication box to enable CAPTCHA authentication for added security. Graphical authentication uses a challenge-response test to prevent unauthorized users from attempting to gain access by automated means:

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Step 12: Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and click Next to continue.

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A confirmation window will appear to signify the completion of the setup wizard. A simmary of your wireless network settings will also be displayed. It is recommended that you make a record of this information for future reference. Click Next to continue.

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Your browser will ask you whether you wish to make a bookmark for the router’s configuration page. If you wish to create a bookmark, click OK, otherwise click Cancel.

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If you clicked Yes, a window may appear (depending on your web browser) to create a bookmark. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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mydlink Cloud Services registration:

With mydlink Cloud Services, you can remotely manage, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere using the mydlink Lite mobile app or mydlink web portal. You can check up on your network’s Internet activity, and see what devices are connected to your network. You can also use the mydlink SharePort app to remotely access content on a USB drive connected to your router.

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; or select No, I want to register and login with a new mydlink account if you would like to create a new mydlink account. Click Next to continue.

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

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  1. b) If you selected “No, I want to register and login with a new mydlink account,” please fill in 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 login information or wireless security password.

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Jul 02

I have a house of 1200 SFT, will it cover whole house, when i use WIFI?

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Please note that actual data throughput and coverage will vary from home to home based upon the environmental conditions in the area and where the D-Link router is actually placed within the network.

Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials, construction, network overhead and competing network overlap from other wireless devices and networks may impede and affect the actual data throughput rate as well. These variable conditions along with any environmental factors such as the weather and humidity which also have an impact on the actual wireless signal range make it very difficult to determine your actual signal range.

However, there are also other available options to assist you in increasing your wireless range as well such as changing channels on the access point to see if signal strength improves with each channel change and or adding a wireless range extender such as our D-Link DAP-1320 product, which can amplify a weak wireless signal from within your network and retransmit it out therefore extending your wireless range as well. If you need additional information please visit www.dlink.com.

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Nov 26

D-Link recently overhauled its line of routers and replaced them with 802.11ac models. We tested the new flagship product, the D-Link DIR-868L, which is capable of some very impressive performance indeed.

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And while the technology inside is new, D-Link is continuing with the black cylindrical water kettle design introduced with last year’s DIR-645. It also features the SmartBeam technology first used in the DIR-645. The concept uses 6 multi-directional antennas to find and track individual devices, then focus beams of bandwidth to those particular devices.

D-Link routers typically are not the cheapest, but the DIR-868L is on the level of the high-end models from ASUS, Linksys, Netgear and Sitecom. It has an average price of £130.

The vertical, cylindrical design of the D-Link DIR-868L is definitely unique, and D-Link kept it minimalistic as well. The front has two LEDs, one to indicate it’s on and the other to tell you whether it has Internet. Green is good, orange means there is no connection.

The back features four LAN ports and a WAN port, all gigabit of course. The WPS button and the USB 3.0 port are located above the network ports, the power switch and power adapter are below them. The WPS button is very tiny, and is not always easy to locate when you’re in front of the router.

If you want to hang the D-Link DIR-868L on the wall, the bottom has grooves you can slide screws into. Due to the design, the router will stand out quite a bit from the wall.

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Apr 27

D-Link’s DCS-932L is a versatile and cost effective Network Camera offering both video and audio monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-932L can be used with any wired or 802.11n/g wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from either the Internet or from inside your internal network.

Components Needed:

• 1 DCS-932L Network Camera
• 1 Ethernet Cable
• A Wired or Wireless router such as the D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router
• Ethernet based PC for system configuration

Setting up the D-LINK DCS-932L for Use Behind a D-LINK Router

Installing a D-LINK DCS-932L Network Camera on your network is an easy 4–step procedure:

1. Assign a local IP address to your network camera.
2. View the network camera using your Internet Explorer web browser.
3. Access the router with your web browser.
4. Open virtual server ports to enable remote image viewing.

Note: These are manual steps; however, if you decide to use the wizard, it will perform every step automatically.

This section is designed to walk you through the setup process for installing your camera behind a router and enable remote video viewing. For the basic setup of the DCS-932L, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide.

After you have completed the setup of the DCS-932L outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Network Camera will be a local IP Address. This allows viewing within your Local Area Network (LAN) until the router is configured to allow remote viewing of the camera over the Internet.

1. Assign a Local IP Address to Your Camera

Run the setup wizard from the CD included with the D-Link DCS-932L. Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to configure the DCS-932L. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it to be recognized by the router. Write down this IP Address for future reference.

2. View the Network Camera Using Your Internet Explorer Web Browser

Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the Network Camera by the DCC program.The DCS-932L Live Video Page appears with a window displaying live video from the camera. You are able to view this screen from any PC running Internet Explorer on your LAN.

Click on the Setup button on the left side of the display. Scroll to the bottom of the Network Setup page to display the ports used by HTTP and Streaming audio and video.

The Setup > Network Setup page displays the port settings for your camera. If necessary, these ports can be changed if they are already in use by other devices (e.g. in a multiple camera environment).

Note: The HTTP port is required to be opened for the D-Link DCS-932L.

Router Set-Up and Installation

The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DIR-655 is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DIR-655 by following the steps outlined in the DIR-655 Quick Installation Guide.

3. Access the Router with Your Web Browser

If you have cable or DSL Internet service, you will most likely have a dynamically assigned WAN IP Address. ‘Dynamic’ means that your router’s WAN IP address can change from time to time depending on your ISP. A dynamic WAN IP Address identifies your router on the public network and allows it to access the Internet. To find out what your router’s WAN IP Address is, go to the Status menu on your router and locate the WAN information for your router (as shown on the next page). The WAN IP Address will be listed. This will be the address that you will need to type in your Web browser to view your camera over the Internet.

Your WAN IP Address will be listed on the router’s Status > Device Info page.

Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP can change from time to time depending on your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use to access your camera from a remote location. The Static IP Address will also allow you to access your camera attached to your router over the Internet.

4. Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing

The firewall security features built into the DIR-655 router prevent users from accessing the video from the D-Link DCS-932L over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-932L are blocked from access over the Internet.

Therefore, these ports need to be made accessible over the Internet. This is accomplished using the Virtual Server function on the DIR-655 router.The Virtual Server ports used by the camera must be opened through the router for remote access to your camera. Virtual Server is accessed by clicking on the Advanced tab of the router screen.

Follow these steps to configure your router’s Virtual Server settings:

1. Click Enabled.
2. Enter a different name for each entry.
3. Enter your camera’s local IP Address (e.g., 192.168.0.120) in the Private IP field.
4. Select TCP for HTTP port, and TCP for 5556 – 5559 ports.
5. If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 into the Public and Private Port section, click Apply.
6. Scheduling should be set to Always so that the camera images can be accessed at any time.

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Feb 14

If you are connecting the D-Link router DIR-601 to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network:

• Disable UPnP
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.

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