Jul 16

When entering the IP address of the D-Link router DIR-665( for example), you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.

1.Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. We recommend the following:

• Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
• Netscape 8 or higher
• Mozilla 1.7.12 (5.0) or higher
• Opera 8.5 or higher
• Safari 1.2 or higher (with Java 1.3.1 or higher)
• Camino 0.8.4 or higher
• Firefox 1.5 or higher

2.Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. If you do not get a solid link light, try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. If the computer is turned off, the link light may not be on.

3.Disable any internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm, Black Ice, Sygate, Norton Personal Firewall, and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.

4.Configure your Internet settings:

• Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. From the Security tab, click the button to restore the settings to their defaults.
• Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. Click the LAN Settings button. Make sure nothing is checked. Click OK.
• Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. Click OK three times.
• Close your web browser (if open) and open it.

5.Access the web management. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. This should open the login page for your the web management.

6.If you still cannot access the configuration, unplug the power to the D-Link router for 10 seconds and plug back in. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. If you have multiple computers, try connecting using a different computer.

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Aug 07

You must open ports 6881-6999 (TCP) on your router to allow incoming traffic. If you are using a version of BitTorrent older than 3.2, then you only need to open ports 6881-6889.

1.IF you router is  the D-Link DI-5xx, DI-6xx, DI-704P (revC), DI-704UP, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, DI-784, DI-804HV, DI-808HV, and DI-824VUP:

The following configuration will allow multiple computers behind the router use BitTorrent.

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your router ( Enter username (admin) and your password (leave blank).

Step 2: Click on Advanced and then click Applications.

Step 3: Create a new entry:

  • Click Enabled.
  • Enter a name (BitTorrent).
  • Next to Trigger Port, enter 6881 in the first box and 6999 in the second box.
  • Next to Trigger Type, select TCP.
  • Next to Public Port, enter 6881-6999.
  • Next to Public Type, select TCP.


Step 4 Click Apply and then Continue.

2.For the DI-704P (rev.B) and DI-707P:

Step 1: Open a web browser and enter the IP address of your router ( Enter admin for your username and then your password (blank by default).

Step 2: Click on the Advanced tab and then Virtual Server on the left side.

Step 3: Enter the following information:

  • Check the box next to Enable.
  • Next to Service Ports, enter 6881-6999.
  • Next to Service IP, enter the IP address of the computer you want to use BitTorrent from.
  • Click Always next to Schedule or enter the time frame that you want.


Step 4: Click Apply and then click Restart to save your changes.

3.For the DI-704P (revA), DI-704, DI-707, DI-711 (revA), DI-713, and DI-713P:

Step 1 Open a web browser and enter the IP address of your router ( Enter admin for your username and then your password (blank by default). If there is only one box, then enter admin.

Step 2 Click on Advanced at the bottom and then Virtual Server.

Step 3 Enter the following information:

  • Under Service Ports, enter 6881-6999.
  • Under Service IP, enter the IP address of the computer you want to use BitTorrent from.
  • Click the enable box.

Step 4 Click Save and then click Reboot (if prompted).


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Aug 02

The Nintendo® DS(NDS) is an 802.11b device. In order to connect your Nintendo® DS to a DIR series, Draft N, router, you will need to confirm that the router is in Mixed Mode.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DIR series router into the address bar (default is

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

Step 3: Under Setup, click Wireless Settings on the left hand side.

Step 4: From the 802.11 Mode drop down menu, select Mixed 802.11ng, 802.11g and 802.11b.


Step 5: Click on Save Settings to save your settings.

Note: The Nintendo® DS does not support any version of WPA.

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Jul 28

When you install a new D-Link router it is the same thing as creating a new network. Software firewalls and sometimes even the Windows firewall has to be told that you have a new trusted device on the network.

You can either set the D-Link router has a trusted network or it may require the MAC address from the bottom of the router. If you do not know how to change this in your firewall software, please contact technical support for whichever software firewall you are using for assistance in allowing the new router to be a trusted network.

Another reason, your D-Link router firmware version needs to be updated, please go to http://www.dlink.com to download the corresponding firmware update to your router

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Jul 28

DAP-1522 Wireless Bridge/Access Point Description:

The D-Link Xtreme N™ Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point is designed for users looking to create a wireless network or to connect multiple wired devices to an existing wireless network. Xtreme N Duo is the latest addition to the award-winning Xtreme N product family. Duo means the DAP-1522 works with next generation dual band (2.4GHz or 5GHz)* 802.11n wireless devices as well as legacy 802.11g products.


Bring your wired devices into the Wi-Fi world with the DAP-1522 Xtreme N® Duo Wireless Bridge. You’ll be Xtremely glad you did.

These products use the current draft version of the 802.11n standard. Compatibility with other draft-n and current 802.11n products is guaranteed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. However, some features were added in later revisions of the spec, and it is possible that they will not work correctly. In most cases a firmware upgrade will solve any problems (consider if you feel confident performing such an update). Also, while 802.11n is designed to be backwards compatible with 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a, it had been noticed that -n can interfere with the operation of current 802.11b and g products.

Other features, see http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DAP-1522

Price range: $74.99 – $102.24

User Reviews:

chanman said:

HD Movie :and You Tube streaming on to my TV work excellent, which is really all that matters. Customer support, which you will need to set it up, was probably the most knowledgeable I have worked with in recent years. Works with Apple Time Capsule..

Cons: Difficult to set-up unless you happen to have a d-link router and use the one-button set-up. Call 24/7 help desk and they will walk you through set up. Manuals are weak. Also, range is limited. Can’t go in a drawer or cabinet. Needs to sit on top..

Summary: For the price, it is a good product. Actual data streaming works very well, which is ultimately all that matters. Manuals are weak but customer service is strong. Range is limited, but sufficient if you don’t mind putting the unit on the surface.

bc0203 said:

Pros: Easy, pushbutton setup, includes 4-port hub..

Cons: Web interface could be a bit easier to access..

Summary: I have a home theater system with multiple devices that require Internet access, some of them are not wireless. The D-Link DAP-1522 allows me to route everything through a single access point, with all devices set to “wired” mode and the router assigning DHCP addesses to each device.

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