Sep 10

To run the security wizard, click on Setup at the top and then click Launch Wireless Security Setup Wizard.This article in D-Link DIR-825 as an example.

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Check the Manually set 5GHz band Network Name… box to manually set your desired wireless network name for the 5GHz band.

Type your desired wireless network name (SSID).

Automatically: Select this option to automatically generate the D-Link router’s network key and click Next.

Manually: Select this option to manually enter your network key and click Next.

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If you selected Automatically, the summary window will display your settings. Write down the security key and enter this on your wireless clients. Click Save to save your settings.

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If you selected Manually, the following screen will appear.

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Add Wireless Device with WPS Wizard

From the Setup > Wireless Settings screen, click Add Wireless Device with WPS.

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Select Auto to add a wireless client using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Once you select Auto and click Connect, you will have a 120 second time limit to apply the settings to your wireless client(s) and successfully establish a connection.

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PIN: Select this option to use PIN method. In order to use this method you must know the wireless client’s 8 digit PIN and click Connect.

PBC: Select this option to use PBC (Push Button) method to add a wireless client. Click Connect.

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Sep 10

WISH is short for Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling, a technology developed to enhance your experience of using a wireless network by prioritizing the traffic of different applications.

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Enable WISH:

Enable this option if you want to allow WISH to prioritize your traffic.

HTTP:

Allows the router to recognize HTTP transfers for many common audio and video streams and prioritize them above other traffic. Such streams are frequently used by digital media players.

Windows Media Center:

Enables the router to recognize certain audio and video streams generated by a Windows Media Center PC and to prioritize these above other traffic. Such streams are used by systems known as Windows Media Extenders, such as the Xbox 360.

Automatic:

When enabled, this option causes the router to automatically attempt to prioritize traffic streams that it doesn’t otherwise recognize, based on the behaviour that the streams exhibit. This acts to deprioritize streams that exhibit bulk transfer characteristics, such as file transfers, while leaving interactive traffic, such as gaming or VoIP, running at a normal priority.

WISH Rules:

A WISH Rule identifies a specific message flow and assigns a priority to that flow. For most applications, the priority classifiers ensure the right priorities and specific WISH Rules are not required.

WISH supports overlaps between rules. If more than one rule matches for a specific message flow, the rule with the highest priority will be used.

Name:

Create a name for the rule that is meaningful to you.

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Priority:

The priority of the message flow is entered here. The four priorities are defined as:

BK: Background (least urgent)
BE: Best Effort.
VI: Video
VO: Voice (most urgent)

Protocol:

The protocol used by the messages.

Host IP Range:

The rule applies to a flow of messages for which one computer’s IP address falls within the range set here.

Host Port Range:The rule applies to a flow of messages for which host’s port number is within the range set here.

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Sep 05

The QoS Engine option helps improve your network gaming performance by prioritizing applications. By default the QoS Engine settings are disabled and application priority is not classified automatically.

Enable Traffic Shaping:

This option is disabled by default. Enable this option for better performance and experience with online games and other interactive applications, such as VoIP.

Automatic Uplink Speed:

This option is enabled by default when the QoS Engine option is enabled. This option will allow your router to automatically determine the uplink speed of your Internet connection.

Measured Uplink Speed:

This displays the detected uplink speed.

Manual Uplink Speed:

The speed at which data can be transferred from the D-Link router DIR-825 to your ISP. This is determined by your ISP. ISP’s often speed as a download/upload pair. For example, 1.5Mbits/284Kbits. Using this example, you would enter 284. Alternatively you can test your uplink speed with a service such as www.dslreports.com.

Connection Type:

By default, the D-Link router automatically determines whether the underlying connection is an xDSL/Frame-relay network or some other connection type (such as cable modem or Ethernet), and it displays the result as Detected xDSL or Frame Relay Network. If you have an unusual network connection in which you are actually connected via xDSL but for which you configure either “Static” or “DHCP” in the Internet settings, setting this option to xDSL or Other Frame Relay Network ensures that the router will recognize that it needs to shape traffic slightly differently in order to give the best performance. Choosing xDSL or Other Frame Relay Network causes the measured uplink speed to be reported slightly lower than before on such connections, but gives much better results.

Detected xDSL:

When Connection Type is set to automatic, the automatically detected connection type is displayed here.

Enable QoS Engine:

This option is disabled by default. Enable this option for better performance and experience with online games and other interactive applications, such as VoIP.

Automatic Classification:

This option is enabled by default. This will allow your D-Link router DIR-825 to automatically determine the network priority of running programs.

Dynamic Fragmentation:

This option should be enabled when you have a slow Internet uplink. It helps to reduce the impact that large low priority network packets can have on more urgent ones.

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Sep 05

This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports on D-Link DIR-825 Router.

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Name:

Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. Select an application and click << to populate the fields.

IP Address:

Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP), you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. Select your computer and click <<.

TCP/UDP:

Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open. You can enter a single port or a range of ports. Separate ports with a common.

Schedule:

The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section.

Inbound Filter:

Select Allow All (most common) or a created Inbound filter. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced > Inbound Filter page.

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Sep 04

If you are connecting the D-Link router DIR-825 to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network:

• Disable UPnP™
• Disable DHCP
• Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.

To connect to another router, please follow the steps below:

1. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192.168.0.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings, write down your existing settings before making any changes. In most cases, your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.

2. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 and press Enter. When the login window appears, set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. Click Log In to continue.

3. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

4. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue.

5. Under DIR-825 Router Settings, enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.

6. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the DIR-825 router and reconnect your computer to your network.

7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet (WAN) port of the D-Link router.

8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.

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