Oct 16

The easiest and most secure way to connect your wireless devices to the router is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Most wireless devices such as wireless adapters, media players, Blu-ray DVD players, wireless printers and cameras will have a WPS button (or a software utility with WPS) that you can press to connect to the DIR-506L router. Please refer to your user manual for the wireless device you want to connect to make sure you understand how to enable WPS. Once you know, follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Press the WPS button on the DIR-506L for about 1 second. The WPS button will start to blink.

Step 2 – Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless client (or launch the software utility and start the WPS process).

Step 3 – Allow up to 1 minute to configure. Once the WPS light stops blinking, you will be connected and your wireless
connection will be secure with WPA2.

It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.

1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner).

2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.

3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click the Connect button.If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking
Basics section in this manual for more information.

4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router.

5. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click Connect. You can also connect by pushing the WPS button on the router.

It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.

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Sep 18

1.D-Link DIR-506L Media Server

This feature allows you to share music, pictures and videos with any devices connected to your network. After making your changes, click the Save Settings button.

Enable DLNA Media Server:

D-Link DIR-506L Media Server

D-Link DIR-506L Media Server

Check this box to enable the media server feature.

Media Server Name:

Enter your media server’s name.

2.D-Link DIR-506L Storage Configuration

This page will allow you to access files from a USB external hard drive or flash drive that is plugged into the D-Link DIR-506L from your local network or the Internet using either a web browser or the SharePort Mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. You can create users to customize access rights to the files stored on the USB drive. After making changes, click the Save Settings button.

D-Link DIR-506L Media Server and Storage Configuration

D-Link DIR-506L Media Server and Storage Configuration

Enable Shareport Web Access:

Tick this checkbox to enable sharing files stored on a USB storage drive connected to the DIR-506L.

HTTP Access Port:

Enter a port to use for HTTP web access to your files (8181 is the default). You will have to add this port to the IP address of the DIR-506L when connecting.For example: http://192.168.0.1:8181

Allow Remote Access:

Check to enable remote access to your router’s storage.

User Name:

To create a new user, enter a user name. To edit an existing user, use the dropdown box to the right.

Password/Verify Password:

Enter a password you want to use for the account, re-enter the password in the Verify Password text box, then click
Add/Edit to save your changes.

User List:

This section shows existing user accounts. There are admin and guest accounts by default.

Number of Devices:

This section shows you information about the USB storage device plugged into the router.

SharePort Web Access Link:

This will give you a direct link to the web access interface that you can click on or copy and paste.

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Sep 18

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link today announced its latest addition to its family of SharePort™ mobility products – the SharePort Go (DIR-506L), giving families and mobile professionals a simple-to-use and feature-rich solution for easy media streaming to a range of devices and Wireless networking on-the-go. Featuring a compact design and rechargeable battery, the portable SharePort Go (DIR-506L) allows users to easily share and stream across a range of devices, add wireless storage to a smartphone or tablet, or turn any Internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

“Internet access is ubiquitous in public places across the globe – hotels, coffee shops, airports and more – however, often times these connections are not secure and they don’t offer an easy way to share an Internet connection with multiple devices,” said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link. “The new SharePort Go not only provides easy and secure networking wherever you are, but enables you to share all types of media with any number of devices, effortlessly.”

Featuring a rechargeable built-in battery, the SharePort Go can be used almost anywhere, at home or on the road and can also be used to charge a smartphone when its battery is running low. With SharePort Go, users can seamlessly add wireless storage to an iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device using any USB Flash drive – a very convenient feature when you run out of storage and are unable to add more media or download new apps. Additionally, the device offers a range of network functionality, turning an Internet connection into a Wi-Fi Hotspot and can also be used as a portable router to create a secured wireless network anywhere.

More about the the SharePort™ Go (DIR-506L)
The SharePort Go (DIR-506L) offers a range of features in an affordable, compact device:

  • Stream and share media to all of your devices
  • Transform any internet connection into a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Add instant wireless storage to an iPad, iPhone or Android device
  • Compact design and rechargeable battery deliver the ultimate in mobile connectivity
  • Versatile network functionality (Router, Wi-Fi hotspot, Access Point)

Availability and Pricing

The SharePort Go (DIR-506L) is available now for $99.99 throughout D-Link’s network of e-tail and retail outlets, including Amazon.com, Frys, and Newegg.com, and other e-tail and retail locations. The product will also be available at Office Depot and Office Max during the holiday season.

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Sep 15

1. Plug in your D-Link DIR-506L mini-USB to a powered USB port on a computer to begin use. This will also charge the battery if
you have one installed. Verify that the device status LED is on before continuing.

2.From your laptop or mobile device, go to your Wireless Utility to display the available wireless networks and select the Wi-Fi name that is printed on the Wi-Fi Configuration Note included in your package (ex: dlink-a8fa). Then, enter the Wi-Fi password also printed on the Wi-Fi Configuration Note (akbdj1936).

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

3. Open your web browser, and type http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar to begin the Setup Wizard.

Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

D-Link DIR-506L Initial Setup Wizard

This wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

Click Next to continue.

If you chose Router mode, the DIR-506L will try to detect what type of Internet connection you have and will ask you for the related settings. Enter the settings for your connection and click Next.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

If your Internet connection cannot be detected(or if you click the Prev button after the previous step), you will need to select which type of Internet connection you have. Select your Internet connection type, then click the Next button and enter the related settings.

Note: Most cable modem connections use DHCP, and most DSL modem connections use PPPoE. If you are not sure which connection type you use or what settings to enter, contact your Internet service provider.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

Create a wireless security passphrase or key (between 8-63 characters). Your wireless clients will need to have this passphrase or key entered to be able to connect to your wireless network.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

Click Next to continue.

Enter a password to secure configuration access to your router. Please note that this password will be used to log in to the configuration interface, but is not the same as the password used for your wireless network. Check the Enable Graphical Authentication box to enable CAPTCHA authentication for added security. Click Next to continue.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

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

Setup is complete, and your wireless network name and password will be displayed. It is recommended that you write this information down for future reference. Click Save to save your settings and reboot the router.

How to Set Up Your D-Link DIR-506L and Initial Setup Wizard

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Sep 14

The D-Link DIR-506L connects to your cable modem, DSL modem, or other Internet source and shares your Internet connection with your devices wirelessly, providing Internet access for an entire home or office. You can also share files with other computers or devices on your wireless network by using the SharePort Mobile feature.

D-Link DIR-506L Features and Hardware Overview

• Faster Wireless Networking

– The provides an up to 150 Mbps* wireless connection with other 802.11n wireless clients. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online, such as video streaming, online gaming, and real-time audio.

• Compatible with 802.11g Devices

– The is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11g standards, so it can connect with existing 802.11g devices.

• Advanced Firewall Features

– The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including:

• Content Filtering

– Easily applied content filtering based on MAC address and website address.

• Filter Scheduling

– These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.

• Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions

– The can pass through VPN sessions. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions, so users behind the can securely access corporate networks.

• User-friendly Setup Wizard

– Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface, the lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network, whether from the Internet or from your company’s server. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes.

Hardware Overview

D-Link DIR-506L Features and Hardware Overview

1.Device Status LED Indicator

If Device Status LED is flashing green when the device is on, power is being provided by the battery.
If Device Status LED is solid green when the device is on, battery is fully charged and power adapter attached.
If Device Status LED is solid amber when the device is on, the device is charging the battery.
If Device Status LED is solid amber when the device is off with the battery inside, the battery is charging.
If Device Status LED is solid red when the device is on, the battery is low.
If Device Status LED is flashing red when the device is on, the battery temperature is high.
If Device Status LED is off and the power adapter is plugged in, and battery has finished charging.
If Device Status LED is off, no power adapter is plugged in and no battery is inside.

2.WPS Button

Pressing the WPS button allows additional devices to connect securely and automatically.

3.Reset Button

Pressing the Reset button restores the DIR-506L to its original factory default settings.

4.USB Port

Connect a USB flash drive to configure the wireless settings using SharePort™ Mobile and SharePort™ Web File Access.
Both allow you to share a USB or a storage device with your local network.

5.USB LED Indicator

If the USB LED is solid green, a USB storage device is attached.
If the USB LED is flashing green, the DIR-506L is accessing files in the USB storage device.

6.Ethernet LED Indicator

If the Ethernet LED is solid green, an Ethernet connection is established
If the Ethernet LED is flashing green, data packets are being transferred via Ethernet

7.Wi-Fi LED Indicator

If the Wi-Fi LED is flashing green, a data packet transferred.
If the Wi-Fi LED is flashing green every second for two minutes, it is showing the WPS status.

D-Link DIR-506L Router Setup Diagram

D-Link DIR-506L Router Setup Diagram

D-Link DIR-506L Router Setup Diagram

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