Sep 30

On some mobile devices, when connected with the D-Link DIR-890L over wi-fi, may take a considerable time duration to load webpages.  This is affecting customers using some internet service providers and not others.  The current work around is to follow the instructions below to disable IPv6 on your Wide Area Network (WAN) port. CAUTION: (this is only possible if you are currently obtaining access to the internet using IPv4 addressing)

Step 1: Open your Internet browser and type the IP address of the router or friendly DNS name (FDNS) in the address bar. The default IP address is http://192.168.0.1 and the default FDNS name is “http://dlinkrouter.local”. At the login, enter your password (default password is blank). Use the password set at the initial installation to login to a previously configured D-Link router.

 

 

 

Step 2: Click on Internet under the settings options:


Step 3: Select IPv6 tab.

 

 

Step 4: Select My internet connection: pull-down menu for Local connectivity only.

 

 

 

Step 5: Click on Save.  This will save your settings.  Your router will reconfigure it’s internet settings to have IPv6 removed from the WAN port.   There will be a momentary disconnect from the internet as your router completes the changes.

 

 

 

Verification:  When your router has completed the changes, test your mobile device’s load speed of web pages and check for an improvement.

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Feb 24

Step 1: Log into your router – How do I log into my router?

 

Step 2: Click Features > Quick VPN.

 

 

Step 3: Configure the VPN service:

 

L2TP over IPsec – ENABLED

Username – <Enter a username for the VPN> (You will need this later to connect)

Password – <Enter a password for the VPN> (You will need this later to connect)

PSK – <Enter a Preshared Key for the VPN> (You will need this later to connect)

 

Click Save.

 

Router Setup is complete.

 

 

Step 4: From the control panel, click Network and Internet.

 

 

Step 5: Click Network and Sharing Center.

 

 

Step 6: Click Set up a new connection or network.

 

 

Step 7: Click Connect to a workplace.

 

 

Step 8: Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).

 

 

Step 9: Configure the VPN IP address and Name:

 

Internet Address – Enter in the Public IP address of your router. This can be found on the home page of your router configuration.

Destination Name – Enter a name for the VPN Connection

 

Put a check next to Don”t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later.

 

 

Step 10: Enter your username and password for the VPN (created earlier). Click Create.

 

 

Step 11:  Click Close.

 

 

Step 12: From the Network and Sharing Center, select Change Adapter Settings from the left panel.

 

 

Step 13: Right-click on your new VPN connection and select Properties.

 

 

Step 14: Click on the Security Tab, select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec) and click Advanced Settings.

 

 

Step 15: Select Use preshared key for authentication and enter your security key (created earlier). Click OK to apply all settings.

 

 

Step 16: Right-click on your new VPN Connection and click Connect.

 

 

Step 17: If required, enter your VPN username and password (created earlier). Click Connect.

 

 

You should now be connected to your router”s VPN.

 

 

Setup is Complete. 

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Jul 11

Step 1: Open an your internet browser and enter http://dlinkrouter.local or http://192.168.0.1 (if you have not change the default IP address) into the address bar.

 

 

 

 

Step 2: The Routers firmware version can be found at the top  of the page.

 

 

 

For a more detailed infomraiton of your firmware and other settings, after you have log in,  you can type in your browser address bar,  any of  the following:

– http://dlinkrouter.local/version.txt

– http://<Router’s IP>/version.txt (assuming default IP address, this would look like:http://192.168.0.1/version.txt)

 

 

 

Congratulations you have found your firmware version number.  Click the continue button to return to the router’s UI. 

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Jul 12

The SharePort Mobile app allows you to conveniently stream media and share files stored on a USB drive connected to your router. Connect from a local network to access your photos, videos, music, and documents. You can upload files and photos from your mobile device to your router’s USB drive via the app wirelessly!

1. Make sure the DIR-890L is powered on. Then plug your USB drive into the USB port on the back of your router.

Using SharePort Mobile D-Link DIR-890La

Note: If you connect a USB drive that contains numerous large files, it may take a while for the router to scan and catalog all of your files.

2. Use your Windows 8/RT mobile device to search for the free SharePort Mobile app from the Windows Store.

Using SharePort Mobile D-Link DIR-890Lab

3. On your mobile device, go to your Wi-Fi settings and connect to your router’s wireless network using the default Wi-Fi settings. By default,

Using SharePort Mobile D-Link DIR-890Lc

your Network Name and Password are:

• Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID): dlink-XXXX*
• Password: (leave this blank)

*Note: For the 2.4GHz band, the SSID is dlink-XXXX, with XXXX representing the last four digits of your router’s MAC address. For the 5GHz band, the SSID is dlink-XXXX-5GHz.

4. Once connected, tap the SharePort Mobile icon, and the app will download.

Using SharePort Mobile D-Link DIR-890Ld

5. At the main menu, if you see any greyed out icons, swipe the right edge of the screen to bring up Settings. Then tap SharePort Settings and enter your admin Password. Tap on the back icon (<) to exit settings and log in.

Using SharePort Mobile D-Link DIR-890Le

6. You will see the SharePort Mobile main menu.

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Jul 11

The easiest and most secure way to connect your wireless devices to the router is with 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-890L router. 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:

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8

Step 1 – Press the WPS button on the DIR-890L for about one second. The Internet LED on the front will start to blink.

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

Step 3 – Allow up to one minute for your connection to be configured. Once the Internet light stops blinking, you will be connected and your wireless connection will be secure with WPA2.

It is recommended that you 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 (Wi-Fi password) being used.

To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar next to the time display.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8a

Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks that are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8b

You will then be prompted to enter the network security key (Wi-Fi password) for the wireless network. Enter the password into the box and click Next.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8c

If you wish to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router,you can also press the WPS button on your router during this step to enable the WPS function.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8d

When you have established a successful connection to a wireless network,the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected to.

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