Apr 25

Note: The following FAQ demonstrates the usage of the Command Prompt in Windows XP.

Step 1: Click Start and select Run.

Step 2: In the Run command box, type cmd and click OK.

Step 3: In the command prompt, type ipconfig/release.

Step 4: After the IP addresses are released, type ipconfig/renew.

Step 5: Your adapter will send a request for a DHCP (automatically) obtained IP address, netmask, gateway, and DNS if auto-DNS is enabled.

If you are having problems obtaining an IP address using DHCP, you may want to try to static (manual) the IP address. Click here for assistance.

Note: Verify that you have a DHCP server on your D-Link network, such as a router. Most routers have a setting to disable or enable DHCP.

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Apr 07

Cannot install Wireless card

Due to the fact that you have attempted to install the drivers for the wireless adapter, the device manager might be holding multiple copies of the drivers which might be preventing the drivers from being loaded properly. In order to address the problem, please do the following:

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Step 1: If the computer has a built-in ethernet adapter, please make sure that you disable it.

Step 2: Boot into safe mode (press F8 during bootup). Once in safe mode, access the device manager (right-click my computer, left-click properties, left-click on the hardware tab, left-click on device manager). Expand the network adapters category and determine if there are multiple copies of the driver. If so, please uninstall them one by one until they are removed completely.

Step 3: Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove programs, and uninstall the D_Link configuration utility.

Step 4: At this point, restart the laptop and eject the wireless card. If you have a PCI adapter, do not reboot or remove the adapter.

Step 5 Make sure that there are no background utilities running such as antivirus, crash guard, or firewall. If so, please disable them.

Step 6: Run the installation CD in order to install the drivers for the wireless adapter.

Step 7: If you have a laptop, shutdown the computer and install the adapter. Turn on computer and Windows should install the drivers.

If you have a PCI adapter, reboot the computer and Windows should install the drivers.

No wireless signal

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Move the antennas of the access point or wireless router into an L shape (one vertically, and one horizontally). The click on the Refresh button on the Site Survey screen. If the computer still does not see the Access Point. Then try moving your Access Point closer to the Computer. Then click on the Refresh button again. If the computer does not see the Access Point still, then try moving the computer so it is not flush with the wall. Move all things that may cause interference with the wireless signal.

Open the D-Link Wireless Utility, and select Site Survey. Select the Wireless Network you wish to connect to and then select the Connect button.

If you still cannot get a wireless connection power cycle the network.
1- Turn the Computer off
2- Turn the Access Point off
3- Turn the Access Point on
4- Wait 30 seconds
5- Turn Computer back on

Using the AirPlus utility reconnect to the Access Point:
1- Double click on the bar graph icon in the system tray
2- Select the Site Survey Link
3- Highlight the SSID of your wireless network and click connect
4- Click OK if all the settings are correct

If My network is not showing in Site Survey?
1- Double click on the bar graph in the system tray
2- Select the Configuration link
3- Type in the SSID and all other values that are on the Access Point
4- Click Apply

Using the Windows XP built in Zero Configuration (2.20 drivers)
1- Right click on the two computer monitor icons in the system tray
2- Highlight the SSID of you wireless network in the Available Networks box
3- Click connect

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Jul 31

Before running the Installation from the Setup CD, make sure to disable your Anti-Virus software.

D-Link´s network utility will be un-trusted and may result as incomplete installation. Anti-Virus software widely affects network installations, so looking into it may very well solve your issue.

Step 1: Before starting, make sure to have the downloaded and uncompressed package, which contains a folder of drivers.


Note: To perform a manual installation, you will need to access the device manager.

Step 2: In the Start menu, right-click on Computer to select Manage.


Step 3: On the left, select Device Manager to bring it up on the right.


Note: If the Driver software has not installed correctly, the partially installed adapter will come up in the Other devices group, just as it is shown in the previous image. The adapter may have acquired the inappropriate driver, which would be identified with an exclamation mark on the icon within the Network adapters group.

Step 4: Right click on the unknown adapter to Update Driver Software.

Step 5: Click on Browse my computer for driver software.

Step 6: Click on the Browse.. button to get to the new driver.


Step 7: Select the folder location for the files identified in step 1 and click on the OK button.


Step 8: Make sure to have selected the correct model and version. Click on Next to initiate the search and installation.

Step 9: The wizard should notified that it successfully install the new driver. The window can now be closed.

Step 10: Once the adapter is listed within the Network adapters, the installation would have succeeded completely.

Step 11: For Wireless Products, click/Right click on the Network Icon located on the system tray to View the Available Wireless Networks. Find your personal Network and double click to connect. It should request for a wireless key, which by now should have been set up.


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Jul 25

1.install the DFE-530TX+ network adapter in MAC OSX

Step 1 Power down the computer and disconnect the power cable.

Step 2 Remove the left side panel of the case.

Step 3 Insert the DFE-530TX+ into an available PCI slot and tighten the screw until the DFE-530TX+ is securely in place.

Step 4 Replace the side panel and turn computer on.

Step 5 Insert the DFE-530TX+ installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.

Step 6 Open the CD-ROM icon on the desktop that appears displaying DFE-530TX+ just below the icon.

Step 7 Open the Macintosh folder.

Step 8 Open the DFE-530TX+ driver for MAC OS.

Step 9 Open the installer program.

Step 10 Click on install to complete the installation process.

2.install the DFE-530TX+ network adapter in Linux Red Hat

Note: New Distributions of Linux support this card with built-in drivers and near auto-installation.

Follow these instructions to install the DFE-530TX+ Rev. D1 and D2 in Red Hat 6.x.

The Readme.txt file has excellent instructions for more advanced users in Red Hat 6.x and up.

For novice users, the following step-by-step instructions should suffice, assuming the floppy is mounted.

$ cd floppy
$ cp rtl8139.c /root(or any temp directory)
$ cd /root
$ gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo -DMODVERSIONS`


$ insmod rtl8139.o

At this point the drivers have been installed and inserted. Configure the network properties of the card according to your current network settings.

For Red Hat 7.0 the install is a little trickier because of a known issue with the default install of the OS.

The workaround is as follows:

First, you must change the following file: /usr/include/linux/modversions.h Using any text editor such as PICO or vi, insert the following line into this file:

#include linux/modsetver.h

Then continue with the compilation and install:

cd floppy
cp rtl8139.c /root(or any temp directory)
cd /root
gcc -I /usr/src/linux/include -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo -DMODVERSIONS`


insmod rtl8139.o

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