Sep 13

In some countries, hotel rooms are connected via a LAN cable and Wi-Fi may be an optional paid service. That’s nice for a laptop, but what happens when you have a tablet or smartphone that you want to connect wirelessly?

A pocket router like the D-Link DIR-506L may be the answer.

Launched here late last week, this little gizmo lets you share a connection wirelessly among roommates at a hotel and even works on a rechargeable battery. You can plug it into a wall jack, but if you really want to bring it along on the go, it can be charged via USB as well.

Share an Internet connection on the go with this D-Link pocket router

Share an Internet connection on the go with this D-Link pocket router

But more than just a router, the D-Link DIR-506L has a built-in Shareport feature that lets you wirelessly share the contents of a hard drive or thumb drive plugged to its USB port.

In other words, if you got files to share, say, photos that you and your project group require on the road, this S$89 gadget will let everyone have them while you are all on the bus travelling from one place to another.

Finally, the DIR-506L can also double up as a tiny, unobtrusive repeater for your Wi-Fi network at home. In this mode, it merely helps to extend your wireless network while staying neatly out of sight.

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Aug 03

The D-Link DWL-G730AP has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to Obtain An IP Address Automatically. Your computer will then pull an IP address automatically from the D-Link DWL-G730AP.

1.Access Point Mode

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

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

Step 3: Click the Home tab and then click DHCP.

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Step 4: By default DHCP server is disabled. Select Enabled using the radio buttons to use the D-Link DWL-G730AP as a DHCP server. If enabled, enter the starting and ending IP address and select a lease time using the drop-down list next to Lease Time.

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Starting IP Address – The first IP address in the range that can be assigned to a device on the network.

Ending IP Address – The last IP address in the range that can be assigned to a device on the network.

Lease Time – The length of time that the DHCP function of the D-Link DWL-G730AP will automatically regenerate the IP addresses to the devices on the network.

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Step 5:Click Apply and then click Continue to save the new settings.

Note: Clients on the network that are receiving dynamic IP addresses will be listed in the DHCP Client Table.

2.Router Mode

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

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

Step 3: Click on the Home tab and then click DHCP.

Step 4: Configure the following settings:

DHCP Server – Using the radio buttons select Enabled to use the built-in DHCP server or Disabled to use another DHCP server on the network.
Starting IP Address – The starting IP address for the DHCP server´s assignment.
Ending IP Address – The ending IP address for the DHCP server´s IP assignment.
Lease Time – The length of time for the IP lease.

3.Static DHCP

Static DHCP is used to allow the DHCP server to assign static IP addresses via specific MAC addresses.

Static DHCP – Using the radio buttons select Enabled to enable Static DHCP or Disabled to disable it.
Name – Enter a name to identify the device.
IP – Enter the last digits of the IP address that you want to statically assign.
MAC Address – Enter the MAC address of the computer that will be assigned the static IP address.
DHCP Client – Use the drop down list to view clients currently connected to the DWL-G730AP. To copy the MAC address into the MAC address section above, select the device from the drop-down list and then click Clone.

Step 5: Click Apply to save the new settings.

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Aug 16

The D-Link High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless Pocket Router/AP DWL-G730AP is perfect for the travelling worker. It offers a router and wireless client so you can work virtually anywhere, anytime.

It can work in AP mode,Router mode and Client mode.This article will teach you how to configure these three modes.

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1.In AP mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to create a wireless network in a room where a single Ethernet port is provided. Now multiple wireless clients can connect to the network at the same time to share resources and files.

In Router mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to share a single broadband Internet connection, such as in a hotel room. The internal DHCP server automatically assigns IP addresses to ensure everyone in the room can connect to the Internet. In addition, the DWL-G730AP supports VPN Pass-through and firewall features including Network Address Translation (NAT) and MAC filtering to protect your wireless network from malicious attacks.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

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

Step 3: Click on the Home tab and then click Wireless to the left.

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Step 4 On the Wireless page you can configure the following settings:

SSID (Service Set Identifier) – default is the default SSID. The SSID is a unique name that identifies a network. All devices on a network must share the same SSID in order to communicate on the network. It is recommended to change your SSID to something other than default.

Channel – Channel 6 is the default channel. To change the channel, select a value (1-11) using the drop-down list next to Channel.

In the 802.11g (2.4 GHz) standard there are 11 channels (US) to choose from, all but three of those channels are overlapping channels. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the only non-overlapping channels. The channels can be changed to avoid interference from other wireless devices that run on the 2.4 GHz frequency range (I.E. 2.4 GHz cordless phones and X-10).

Note: All D-Link 802.11g Wireless devices default to channel 6.

Authentication:

  • Open System – Any client can attempt to associate. However the data will be encrypted and an encryption key is required to recieve it.
  • Shared Key – The encryption key is required before the client can attempt to associate.
  • WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access in conjunction with a RADIUS server in your network. This option is not available in Router Mode.
  • WPA-PSK – Wi-Fi Protected Access without a RADIUS server.

WEP – Select Enabled using the radio buttons to enable WEP encryption or Disabled using the radio buttons to disable WEP encryption.

WEP Encryption Select 64Bit or 128Bit using the drop-down list.

Key Type Select Hexadecimal or ASCII using the drop-down list.

  • Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. Best used if using with other brands of wireless products.
  • ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is code that represents English letters as numbers from 0-127. You can use any character including (!@#$%*).

Keys 1-4 – Input up to four encryption keys. Select one of these to be the active key using the radio buttons.

Step 5: Click Apply and then click Continue to save the new settings.

2.In Wireless Client mode, the DWL-G730AP allows connection to an existing wireless network, without having to install complicated drivers or additional software. For added mobility, the DWL-G730 AP can be powered over USB if power outlets are not available.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

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

Step 3: Click the Home tab and then click Wireless to the left.

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Step 4: On the Wireless page you can configure the following settings:

SSID (Service Set Identifier) – Enter the SSID of the wireless network or click Site Survey to view a list of available wireless networks.

Channel – Channel 6 is the default channel. The channel must be the same as on the wireless network.

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Jul 28

D-Link has introduced a Wi-Fi N addition to its portable and lightweight multi-function pocket router DAP-1350 family for wireless access on the fly.

The D-Link Wireless N Pocket Router/Access Point (DAP-1350) with multi-mode functionality can be used as a wireless router to create an 802.11n Wi-Fi network or as an access point to add Wi-Fi to an existing wired network for connectivity on the go. The device can also be used to connect an Ethernet-ready device, such as a desktop PC or Xbox 360, to a Wi-Fi network for increased flexibility and convenience.

The DAP-1350 comes with its own travel case and is compact enough to be carried while travelling. When operating in wireless client mode, the router supports Power over USB to use a PC to power the device if a power outlet is not accessible. It is also equipped with multiple intelligent antennas for better speed and range of the wireless signals. These internal antennas also serve to bounce wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstacles and help eliminate dead spots.

The DAP-1350 offers the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access. It supports WPA and WPA2 and is equipped with a WPS push button to easily add devices and secure the network. Additionally, it includes SharePortTM Technology, which allows sharing of a USB printer or storage when in router mode. Before we forget, this is a Wi-Fi N ready router which means it is capable of transmitting data up to 5-times faster than Wireless G at farther distances.

D-Link DAP-1350 comes at an estimated street price of Rs. 5,999 and carries a 1 year warranty. The kit includes a compact travel pouch which contains CAT5 Ethernet Cable, USB Power Cable4 and Power Adapter.

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