Apr 25

MAC Address Control

This D-Link DI-704P provides two features in MAC Address Control: Fixed IP Mapping and Connection Control. Both these features are MAC level. You can enable these features by checking the “Enable” box.

Fixed IP Mapping

This feature let you assign the MAC address and IP address mappings. Each client in the “Control table” will get the IP address mapping to its MAC address. If you don´t want to assign a fixed IP to a specific client, please leave the IP address blank.

Connection control

Connection control allows you to allow or deny the clients to connect to this DI-704P and the Internet. Check “Connection control” to enable the controlling. If a client is denied to connect to this device, it means that the client can´t access the Internet and some network resources . Choose “allow” or “deny” to allow or deny clients whose MAC addresses are not listed in the “Control table”.

When a client CAN “Connect” to this D-Link DI-704P, it means that it can have full access to the Internet and network resources.
When a client CAN NOT “Connect” to this device, it means that it CAN:
Communicate with the other clients on the LAN
●Connect to the Internet
●Use the Print Server function
●Use the Web configuration

Control table

“Control table” is at the bottom of the “MAC Address Control” page. Each row of this table indicates the MAC address and the mapped IP address of a client. The columns in this table are:

    MAC Address Indicates a specific client´s MAC address.
    IP Address Expected IP address of the corresponding client. Leave it blank if you don´t want to assign a specified IP address to the corresponding client.
    C When “Connection control” is enabled, checking “C” will allow the corresponding client to “Connect” to this device.

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To make this setup page simple and clear, we have divided the “Control table” into several pages. You can use these buttons to navigate to different pages.


    Item Setting
    MAC Address Control Enable
    Connection control Clients with C checked can connect to this device; and
    unspecified MAC addresses to connect.
    ID MAC Address IP Address C
    1 192.168.50.
    2 192.168.50.
    3 192.168.50.
    4 192.168.50.


In this scenario, there are two clients listed in the Control Table.
The “MAC Address Control” function is enabled.

“Connection control” is enabled, and all of the clients not listed in the “Control table” are “allowed” to connect to this device.
Client 1 has a fixed IP address either from the DHCP server of this device or manually assigned:
ID 1 – “00-12-34-56-78-90” –>
Client 2 will obtain its IP address from the IP Address pool specified in the “DHCP Server” page or can use a manually assigned static IP address.

If, for example, client 1 tries to use an IP address different from the address listed in the Control table (, it will be denied to connect to this device.

Clients 2 and other clients with a MAC address unspecified in the Control table are all allowed to connect to this device. But client 1 is denied to connect to D-Link DI-704P.

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Aug 24

Compatibility list for the D-Link DI-704P, DI-713P, and DI-714P+. If you are using a multi-function printer, you may not be able to use functions other than printing.

If your printer is not on the list or you are having problems with your printer, please contact the printer manufacture for an up-to-date list of print server compatible printers.

The list below has older printers that are compatible. If your printer was purchased in the last few years, it should work with our print server. Newer models are most likely designed to work in a network environment. Please check with the printer manufacture for compatibility with a print server.


*1—————–For Epson Stylus Color Series:——————–
In the Epson Spool check Use Print Manager for this port.


*2———————– Fujitsu DL-1100:—————————
1. Add the new printer driver: Start>Settings>Printers.
2. Choose the printer port, Print to the following port to PRTMate (All-in-one).
3. Use the IP Address of the print server in the Port Settings…configuration.

*3——————–For Lexmark OPTRAE:————————-
1. Add the new printer driver: Start>Settings>Printers.
2. Choose the printer port, Print to the following port to PRTMate (All-in-one).
3. Use the IP Address of the print server in the Port Settings… configuration.
4. Choose the Disable bi-directional support for this printer option in the Spool Settings.

*4—————–Using Windows 2000 Built-in LPR Port—————-

Step 1: Go to Start>Settings>Printers. Right click on your printer icon and select Properties.

Step 2: From the printer Properties window select the Ports tab and click on Add Port.


Step 3: Select Lpr Ports from the Printer Ports window and click on New Port.


Step 4: Enter the IP address of the print server(gateway IP address) and the queue name of lp. This is case sensitive. Make sure that you use lower case “lp”. Click OK once you have configured this information.


Step 5: In the printer properties window make sure that you select the new port you just created before closing the printer properties window. This completes the configuration of lpr.

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Aug 24

To upgrade the firmware on the gateway download the latest firmware from the downloads page and follow the directions below.

The firmware for the D-Link DI-704, DI-704P, DI-707, DI-713, and DI-713P:

Please Note: If all of the features of your gateway are operational, do not upgrade the firmware. It will not make your gateway run better and may even disable some features that you are currently using. If it´s not broken, don´t fix it.

Step 1 Download the D-Link DI-704 firmware to your computer.

Step 2 Double-click on this self-extracting file. A window will open allowing you to select a destination folder for the file. It really doesn´t matter where this folder is as long as you can find the file after you click the Unzip button.

Select a destination and click on the Unzip button.

Step 3 Navigate to the destination folder and double-click on the firmware file which will look like the image below.

Step 4 This will open the following window. Enter your password and click OK . This will be the same password that you use to enter the web configuration.


Step 5 You will be prompted to confirm that you want to continue with the upgrade if there are other computers connected to the gateway. Click OK to continue with the upgrade.


Step 6: You will then see a progress bar.


Once it has reached 100% you will be notified that the upgrade was successful. Click OK to close this window. Your gateway´s firmware has now been upgraded.

Step 7: Recycle the power on the gateway by shutting it off for 20 to 30 seconds and then turning it back on again. After upgrading the firmware, it may be necessary to reconfigure your settings. Please check your configuration settings before trying to connect to the Internet.

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Aug 12

Please make sure you know your username and password. Also, you will need to disable or uninstall the PPPoE software (i.e. WinPoet, Macpoet, Enternet 300) on your computers. PPPoE is built-in to your D-Link router and is not needed on the computer.

NOTE: About 90% of our calls and emails regarding PPPoE are solved by recycling power to the modem and the gateway(see step 7 below).

Also, once you have confirmed that your configuration is correct it could take five minutes or longer to connect.

Step 1: Connect your DSL modem to the WAN port on the D-Link gateway. Use the same cable that was used to connect your computer to the modem. The WAN light on the gateway should illuminate, verifying a good physical link.

Step 2: Connect the same computer that was originally connected to the modem to an open LAN port on the gateway. The corresponding port light will illuminate verifying that you have a good physical connection.

Step 3: Release and Renew the IP address for your computer. The address you renew should be in the to range.

Use the directions below to Release and Renew your IP address.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

Go to Start>Run and enter cmd. Click OK.


At the DOS prompt enter, ipconfig/release and then hit the Enter key to release your IP address. Then enter, ipconfig/renew and hit Enter to renew an address from the gateway.


The IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information will be returned with this command. Notice in this example that the IP address is and that the default gateway is This information verifies the network adapter is properly configured and the computer is communicating with the gateway.

Step 4: Open your browser and type in the Address window, then hit the Enter key. You do not need to type http://, only the IP address of the gateway. This will connect you to the web configuration utility that lets you manage the D-Link gateway. You are not on the Internet at this point. Type admin for the System Password, then click the Login button to login.

Step 5: Select the Setup menu option from the bottom of the screen. Next to WAN Type, click Change. Select PPP Over Ethernet. Click Save.

Step 6: Next, enter your PPPoE information.

PPPoE Account: Enter your user name.

Earthlink users – Enter ELN/username@earthlink.net
Mindspring users – Enter username@mindspring.com
SBC Global users – Enter username@sbcglobal.net
SW Bell and others – Enter username

PPPoE Password
Enter your password. Remember it is case-sensitive.

PPPoE Service Name: Keep blank.

Maximum Idle Time: Set to 999 seconds and check Auto-reconnect.

Assigned IP address: This is for PPPoE users with a static IP address.

Click Save. Click the Reboot button, then click OK when prompted to “Reboot right now?”. This will take you back to the Device Information page. Keep this browser page open.

Step 7: Power down the D-Link gateway. Either turn it off from the power switch, or unplug the AC power cord from the gateway. With the gateway turned off, recycle the power on the DSL modem. Again, turn it off if it has a switch or just unplug it from the wall outlet. Wait 2-3 minutes and then power up the modem only. Wait until all of the lights on the modem have stabilized. After you are sure that the modem has stabilized, power up the gateway.

Step 8: Allow 30 seconds for the gateway to power up. Click refresh on your browser and it may ask to enter your password again. From the device information page, click Connect. If an IP address appears, click Log Out and you should be able to connect to the internet.

NOTE: It may take a few minutes to make a connection to your ISP. Please be patient. If you have configured your gateway according to this FAQ, your configuration is correct.

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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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