Jul 27

D-Link DIR-130 Description:

D-Link answers the need for a Broadband VPN Router with the DIR-130. The DIR-130 is a simple-to-deploy wired VPN router designed specifically for the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) market that demands superior performance and security in a compact desktop chassis.


Designed with the small business in mind, this VPN router and 8-port switch allows home offices to share their Internet without compromising security.

The DIR-130 features an intuitive user interface that can easily be configured and monitored via the D-Link® Web-based Management Utility. These configuration options can be managed through the Administrator rights.

Price range: $86.63 – $103.29

D-Link DIR-130 User Reviews:

1.Customer nabidavid said:

Pros: 8 ports LAN ports (yeah… I was reaching for something nice to say)

Can be used as an effective paperweight.

Cons: The device will not last. As other reviewers have indicated, there are strange issues with this router. If you buy, do not expect features such as port forwarding, VPN access (PPTP/L2TP/IPSec) to work after 6-9 months. Oh… and do not expect firmware updates either, as the last update was 5/24/2008 (this post is as of 4/9/2010).

Other Thoughts: Although this is a poor product from D-Link, I still use other D-Link routers with which I am very happy.

2.Customer msee2001 said:

Pros: Low price, easy to setup.

Cons: Needs a firmware update when you get it.

Other Thoughts: Do the firmware update first. I have used 3 on these VPN routers and they all have worked fine. It’s not Cisco but then it’s only about $100. Have connected three buildings together with no problems, 2 have been connected for almost 2 years with no prolems at all.

3.Customer TonyL222 said:

“Does work with a fios connection and does provide good speed…”

“I brought two for myself and recommended it to a client that has Fios…”

“The warranty is only good for one year, so I’m out of luck…”

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Jul 22

To host an FTP server behind a router D-Link, you must open port 20 (TCP) and 21 (TCP) in the router and point to the computer with the FTP server software. In addition, you can configure your FTP client to passive mode to use. Internet users should access the router’s WAN IP address to your FTP server software and configure your client in passive mode.

For the D-Link DI-514, DI-524, DI-604 (US only), DI-614+, DI-624, DI-704P(revC), DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784:

Step 1: Open a web browser like Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router ( Enter the name admin () and password blank ().

Step 2: Click Advanced, then Firewall.

Step 3: Create a rule in the firewall: Click Enabled.
Enter a name (ftp).
Click Allow.

Source of this page, select the WAN interface. In the first field, enter an *. Leave the second box empty.
Depending on the destination, choose the LAN interface. Enter the IP address of the computer on the FTP server. Leave the second box empty.

Under the Protocol, select TCP. In the beach areas of Port, type 20 in the first zone and 21 in the second box.


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

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Jul 17

For D-Link DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DI-704P (rev. B & C), DI-704UP, DI-707P, DI-714P+, DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784:

You can stealth ports on any D-Link router by forwarding traffic for a particular port to an invalid IP on your LAN.

For example, if you want to stealth port 125, go to the Virtual Server from the web management on your router and map port 113 to, or another IP address not in use on your local network.

Note: When stealthing port 113, certain programs like Mirc and ICQ may not work.

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

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

Step 3: Make a new entry:

  • Click Enabled
  • Enter name (stealth113)
  • For Private IP, enter an IP address not on your network (ie
  • Select TCP for Protocol Type
  • Enter 113 for both Private and Public Ports
  • Select Always
  • Click Apply and then Continue to save changes.


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Jul 17

If you D-Link router is DI-514, DI-524, DI-604, DI-614+, DI-624, DSL-604+ :

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

Step 2: Click on Advanced and then Virtual Server.

Step 3: Create the rule:

  • Click Enabled.
  • Enter a name (xbconnect).
  • Next to Private IP, enter the IP address of the computer you are running XBConnect from.
  • Select Both for Protocol Type.
  • Enter 8602 next to Private Port and Public Port.
  • Click Always or configure a schedule.


Step 4 Click Apply and then click Continue.

Note: If the screenshots look different (DI-604), then you have the European version of the router which D-Link USA does not support.

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Jul 16

Microsoft only offers UPnP in Windows Me and XP.

NOTE: Make sure that you have MSN Messenger version 5.0 or higher and that you have the latest firmware version on your router.

Step 1: Open MSN Messenger and sign in.

Step 2: Right-click on My Network Places and click on Properties.


Step 3: Right-click on Internet Connection and click on Properties.


Step 4: Click on Settings and you will see entries for MSMSGS with port numbers and the IP address of your computer. These are the port numbers that MSN Messenger needs open for all of it´s functions to work properly. These entries are also applied to the router in order for the application to work properly from behind the firewall.


Step 5: Access the router’s web configuration by entering the router’s IP address in your web browser. The default IP address is Login using your password. The default username is admin and the password is blank.

Step 6: Click the Advanced tab then click Firewall. You will see the same entries for MSMSGS that were in the settings of the Internet Connection.


If you still experience problems or if the settings on your computer and router don´t appear as they do in this FAQ, make sure that UPnP is installed on your computer and that the service is started.

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