Aug 03

Note: This example uses the D-Link DIR-625. Your product´s Web Interface will look similar to the screen shots below.

Step 1: Visit http://securespot.dlink.com and log in.

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Step 2: Select the device you wish to customize from the Network Map.

Step 3: Click on the Security tab.

Step 4: Click on Parental Controls.

Step 5: Select the Custom Allow List heading from the Parental Controls panel on the right-hand side.

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Step 6: Check the box Only allow the Web sites listed in the Allow list.

Step 7: Enter the Web address in the http:// box and click the Add button.

Step 8: Once all the Web addresses are entered, click the Save button.

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Dec 28

This article uses the D-Link DIR-625 as example. Your product´s Web Interface will look similar to the screen shots below.

To add a site to the Allowed Web Sites:

Step 1: Visit http://securespot.dlink.com and log in.

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Step 2: Select the device you wish to customize from the Network Map.

Step 3: Click on the Security tab.

Step 4: Click on Parental Controls.

Step 5: Select the Custom Allow List heading from the Parental Controls panel on the right-hand side.

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Step 6: Enter the Web address in the http:// box; click the Add button.

Step 7: Once all the Web addresses are entered, click the Save button.

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Aug 15

D-Link DIR-625 Description

This award-winning RangeBooster N® router offers an affordable and reliable Wi-Fi connection and comes with parental controls. You’ll give it two antennas up.

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The D-Link® RangeBooster N® Router (DIR-625) is a 802.11n compliant device that delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than an 802.11g wireless network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g devices. Connect the RangeBooster N Router to a cable or DSL modem and provide high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. Create a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, printers, and more, from greater distances throughout your entire home or office. With D-Link’s award-winning QoS engine that prioritizes time-sensitive online traffic, this router enables smooth Internet phone calls (VoIP) and responsive gaming.

Powered by RangeBooster N technology, this high performance router provides superior coverage designed to reduce dead spots and for users who demand higher performance networking.

FEATURES:

  • Firewall Protection
  • Parental Controls
  • Parental Reporting and Alerts
  • Identity Protection
  • Pop-up Blocker
  • Virus/Spyware Protection – Powered by McAfee®
  • Spam Control
  • Access Control
  • Remote Management Console

RANGEBOOSTER N™ ROUTER BENEFITS

  • Delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than 802.11g.
  • Award-winning QoS Engine prioritizes Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience.
  • Dual Active Firewalls (SPI & NAT) help protect your network from Internet threats such as hackers, viruses, identity thieves, and SPAM.
  • Easy to install and use with the included Quick Router Setup Wizard.
  • SECURESPOT 2.0 sevices let you take total control of the Internet.

D-Link DIR-625 User Reviews

1.User famousdavis1 said:

Pros: Easy setup, choices; improved performance

Cons: None to this point

Summary: Since my son started playing Xbox live I needed to upgrade my original 2-3 year old D-link (DI-524; basic g) router. After research, and reading all the horror stories/reviews about each manufacturer’s offering of routers, I decided I might as well stay with what has worked for me: D-link (also, I use D-link’s “SecureSpot” hardware security and I figured compatibility might be improved if I stayed with a D-link router.)

I chose D-link’s DIR-625 Platinum series (Rangebooster N) router. Carefully, I followed the instructions to a “t” — disconnecting my old router first, running the cable modem’s ethernet cable directly to a single PC, and installing the new D-link software — I was relieved (and pleasantly surprised) that it could not have been easier. Along the way, and as prompted, I downloaded the latest firmware. After successfully getting the “main” pc surfing the Internet, I added others just as easily and without installing the CD software on each pc (I either plugged in the ethernet cable to an open port on the router, or I entered my security key on the wireless laptops.)

The range is MUCH improved; I’m not sure about the speed (but I wasn’t having a problem before.) I think most others who are careful to follow clear, simple instructions they shouldn’t have a problem.

2.User umdajs said:

Pros: Amazing range. Simple setup. Comprehensive features

Cons: Not much faster then my old 54mps Netgear

Summary: Easy setup when I had my laptop connected directly to the router. When I then tried to get online with my desktop after setup couldnt get online. I called d-link and they suggested unistalling and reinstalling my usb wireless adaptor drivers and that did the trick no problems after that. works great. Amazing range. I have the Belkin N wireless usb adaptor and about 50 feet away and 3 walls i get 80-90% connectivity, or excellent for you XP users. Only bummer was it is not much faster then the 54mps netgear I had which is why I really upgraded.

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The range and speed are very good using the N band. The theoretical for the router is 300mbs download speed, but the actual is 150 mbs. Then of course your limited a second time by the ISP. I have comcast, so the actual actual speed has averaged 16 mbs. This is a decent increase over what I had before with my 54 mbs Netgear which averaged about 8-10 mbs download speed.
3.User takemout said:

Pros: Great Range and Speed

Cons: No gigabit ports

Summary: This is the best router I have ever owned. It has great speed and range. I have been using the router for about a 2 weeks and it has not dropped connection. The firmware offers plenty options and customization. I have 4 bars everywhere in my home now. No dead spots. The was easy but I have a cable modem so the only thing I had to do was change the mac address and turn on the wireless security.

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Aug 02

QoS (Quality of Service) is designed to “shape” and prioritize your internet traffic among the computers on your LAN. This allows for an optimized internet experience.

To set up QoS in your router, use the following steps(D-Link DIR-625 as a example):

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DIR series router into the address bar (default is http://192.168.0.1).

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

Step 3: Click on the Advanced tab at the top and then click on QOS Engine on the left hand side.

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Step 4: Ensure the Enable QoS Engine box is checked. Also ensure that the Automatic Classification and Automatic Uplink Speed boxes are checked as well as.

Step 5: Under QOS Engine Rules, fill in the required information for the QoS rule as follows:

Make sure to click the check mark next to the rule to enable it.

  • Name – Create a name for the rule that is meaningful to you. (this identifies, to the user, which rule is being configured)
  • Priority – Assign the rule a priority. (1 being highest and 255 being lowest).
  • Protocol – Define a protocol number and/or type. (e.g. for streaming media you would use UDP and for FTP you would use TCP)
  • Source IP Range – Assign the local IP address range. (This tells the router what IP addresses on the LAN are to use the given QoS rule)
  • Source Port Range – Define the ports that you want prioritized. (e.g. Web traffic (http) operates on port 80.)
  • Remote IP range – Assign a remote IP address range. (Unless you are positive of the remote IP address range you want prioritized, leave this at it’s default setting. 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255)
  • Destination Port Range – Assign a remote port range. (Unless you are positive of the remote port range you want prioritized, leave this at it’s default setting. 0 to 65535)Step 6: Click Save Settings.
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