Sep 29

This article tells you how to setup an FTP server behind a router on D-Link DNS-321/323/343

Step 1: Log into the ShareCenter configuration and click on the Advanced tab and select FTP Server.

Step 2: Setup you users FTP Server Settings For user access and Save settings.

Step 3: Start the FTP server.

If you are behind a router, you will need to forward the FTP port from the router to the ShareCenter. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP Access to the ShareCenter from the Internet. Once the port has been forwarded on the routerusers from the internet will access the FTP server through the WAN IP address of the router.

Step 4: Setup Port Forwarding rule.

**If you are using a D-Link router, such as the WBR-2310 or Any DIR Series Router used in the example below, your port forwarding rule should be similar to the following:

Name -Name the ShareCenter FTP server rule.
IP Address -Enter the IP address of the ShareCenter.
Public Port -Enter the public FTP port. By default, the port is 21.
Private Port -Enter the private FTP port. By default, the port is 21.
Traffic -Type Set the traffic type to TCP.

Step 5: Save settings.

If you use an FTP port other than 21, then users accessing the FTP server using an FTP client will have to specify the non-standard port, and users who are using a browser will have to specify the port in the URL (e.g.

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Jan 26
How do I configure Captive Portal on my D-Link DSR Series Router?
Step 1: Click Setup-tab.

Step 2Click Network Settings > Lan Setup Configuration.

Step 3: Enable Run-Time User Authentication.

Step 4: Click Advanced tab.

Step 5: Click Users > Users.

Step 6: Click Add.

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Apr 05

D-Link’s new flagship Wi-Fi router (DIR-895L) is a prime example of the arms race among networking vendors since the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard was introduced.

Manufacturers have been steadily launching new routers, with each iteration touting higher transfer speeds. But these speeds are aggregated across multiple wireless bands and do not reflect the actual bandwidth available for a single client device.

For instance, the D-Link DIR-895L is marketed as an AC5300 router (5,300Mbps), derived by adding the transfer speeds from its three wireless bands. For a single client such as a smartphone or tablet, the DIR-895L will not be any faster than a basic AC1300 router.

But the D-Link’s dual 5GHz and single 2.4GHz bands are useful for homes that are increasingly cluttered with Wi-Fi devices. Older clients that support slower Wi-Fi speeds can be put into their own wireless bands without affecting other faster devices. The router does this automatically via a feature dubbed Smart Connect.

Because of the competition among manufacturers, advanced features often make their way into routers before they are widely adopted. These features usually stay dormant till the manufacturer deems it appropriate to enable them via a firmware update.

Take the Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) feature, which is not yet supported by most Wi-Fi clients. This feature lets the router send data wirelessly to multiple clients at the same time. It is currently disabled on the D-Link DIR-895L.


Angular in profile, and with eight detachable and adjustable antennas, the red DIR-895L cuts an eye-catching figure. It can be mounted on a wall, though I am not comfortable doing so because the router is relatively heavy.

The DIR-895L has four Gigabit LAN ports at the back, along with a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port.

Features that you’d expect from a modern router, such as parental controls, guest networks and the ability to share files over the Internet, are all supported.

The router’s web-based interface looks slick and is easy to navigate. By default, advanced features are hidden from users to reduce screen clutter.

However, the router can take varying amounts of time (from 25 seconds to 80 seconds) to save changes made to the settings. The good thing is that the interface always indicates the exact amount of time it expects to take. Still, I was expecting the router’s dual-core processor to run faster.

Performance could be better. The router recorded an average download speed of 501Mbps, which is significantly lower than the top speed of 695Mbps managed by one of its rivals, the Asus RT-AC5300 ($469).

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Oct 22

If the ADSL light does not turn on, this means that the modemcannot establish a connection with your ISP. There are severalsteps you can take to try and resolve this problem:


  • Verify the ADSL cable is securely inserted into both themodem/router’s ADSL port and the microfilter.
  • If you have multiple telephone sockets on your premises, ensurethat the modem/router is connected to the master socket, i.e. theone closest to the point the telephone line enters thepremises.
  • If you have other devices attached to your telephone line,ensure that these are plugged into a microfilter. If the line issplit, e.g. using splitters or by having multiple extensions, makesure that the microfilter is plugged in before the split, or ensurethat all devices after the split are plugged into a microfilterthemselves.
  • Try upgrading the firmware on your router to the latestversion.

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Nov 18

Step 1: Log into the DSR interface. The default IP address is (eg.



Step 2: Click the Tools Tab on the top, Click Admin > Remote Management on the left side



Step 3: Enable Remote Management and Click Save Settings



Step 4: Click the Advanced Tab on the top, click Users on the left side and select Groups

Step 5: Click Add


Step 6: Configure your group:

  • Name: The Name of the group (ie. Tech Support)
  • Domain: SSLVPN
  • Idle Timeout: The Timeout value of the group (eg. 10)

Step 7: Select Users on the left and click Users


Step 8: Click Add


Step 9: Create User

  • Username: username for login (eg. tsmith)
  • First Name: Users Name (eg. Tom)
  • Last Name: Users Last Name (eg. Smith)
  • User Type: SSLVPN
  • Select Group: created group (ie. Tech Support)
  • Password: password for VPN login
  • Confirm Password:
  • Idle Timeout: The timeout value of the user (eg. 5)A10120_image9

Step 10: Click Setup on the top and VPN Settings>SSL VPN Server>Resources on the left side


Step 11: Place a Check next to the SSL VPN Resource and click Configure


Step 12: Configure:

  • Object Type: Select the Access for SSL User (ie. Single IP or Network)
  • Object Address: Single IP address or Network (eg.
  • Mask Length: Netmask of network (eg. 24)
  • Port Range: Ports that can be accessed by SSL Users
    • Begin: 0
    • End: 65535

Note: In this example, SSL VPN users can access the entire 192.168.10.x network and have access to all ports.

Step 13:Click Setup on the top and VPN Settings>SSL VPN Server>SSL VPN Policies on the left side

Step 14: Click Add



Step 15: Configure VPN Policy:

  • Policy For: Select who the policy is for (eg. Group)
  • Available Groups: Select the Group to apply this policy (eg. Tech Support)
  • Apply Policy to: Network Resource
  • Policy Name: Enter name for Policy (eg. SSL VPN)
  • Define Resources: Your SSL Resource (Eg. SSL) (From Step 9)
  • Permission: Permit

Connecting to the SSL VPN:

Step 1: Open an internet browser
Step 2: Enter the DSR’s public/WAN address into the address bar and click Go (eg.
Step 3: At the DSR Login Screen, enter your SSL Username and Password and click login



Step 4: Click on the VPN Tunnel Tab at the top
Step 5: Click the SSL VPN Icon to launch the installer


Once the installer launches it will automatically connect to your SSL VPN.


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