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 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

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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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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