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MANUAL_DIR-600_C1_v4.10(DI)

MANUAL_DIR-600_C1_v4.10(DI)

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  • Manual Revisions
  • Product Overview
  • Package Contents
  • System Requirements
  • Features
  • Connections
  • LEDs
  • Before you Begin
  • Installation
  • Wireless Installation Considerations
  • Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem
  • Connect to Another Router
  • Confguration
  • Web-based Confguration Utility
  • Easy Setup Wizard
  • Manual Confguration
  • Dynamic (Cable)
  • Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)
  • PPPoE (DSL)
  • Static IP Address
  • Wireless Settings
  • Manual Wireless Network Setup
  • Network Settings
  • DHCP Server Settings
  • DHCP Reservation
  • Virtual Server
  • Port Forwarding
  • Traffc Control
  • Network Filters
  • Website Filters
  • Firewall Settings
  • Advanced Wireless Settings
  • Advanced Network Settings
  • Administrator Settings
  • Time Settings
  • E-mail Settings
  • System Settings
  • Update Firmware
  • DDNS:
  • DDNS
  • System Check
  • Device Information
  • Stats
  • Internet Sessions
  • Wireless
  • Support
  • Wireless Security
  • What is WPA?
  • Wireless Connection Setup Wizard
  • Confgure WPA-Personal (PSK)
  • Connect to a Wireless Network
  • Using Windows 7
  • Using Windows®
  • Confgure WPA-PSK
  • Troubleshooting
  • Wireless Basics
  • What is Wireless?
  • Tips
  • Wireless Modes
  • Networking Basics
  • Check your IP address
  • Statically Assign an IP address
  • Technical Specifcations

Preface
D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes.

Manual Revisions
Revision 1.0 Date May 25th, 2010 • First release version Description

Trademarks
D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2010 by D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior expressed written permission from D-Link Systems, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface ............................................................... i Manual Revisions ............................................................... i Trademarks ........................................................................ i Product Overview ...................................................1 Package Contents .............................................................. 1 System Requirements ....................................................... 1 System Requirements ....................................................... 2 Features ............................................................................. 3 Hardware Overview............................................................ 4 Connections ................................................................ 4 LEDs ........................................................................... 5 Installation ...........................................................6 Before you Begin ............................................................... 6 Wireless Installation Considerations.................................. 7 Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ............................. 8 Connect to Another Router ................................................ 9 Configuration ...................................................... 11 Web-based Configuration Utility ...................................... 11 Easy Setup Wizard .................................................... 12 Manual Configuration ................................................ 15 Dynamic (Cable) ................................................... 15 Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)................................. 16 PPPoE (DSL)......................................................... 17 Static IP Address .................................................. 18 Wireless Settings ...................................................... 19
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Manual Wireless Network Setup ........................... 20 Network Settings....................................................... 22 DHCP Server Settings ........................................... 23 DHCP Reservation................................................. 24 Virtual Server ............................................................ 25 Port Forwarding ........................................................ 27 Traffic Control ........................................................... 28 Network Filters .......................................................... 29 Website Filters .......................................................... 30 Firewall Settings ........................................................ 31 Advanced Wireless Settings ...................................... 32 Advanced Network Settings ...................................... 33 UPnP..................................................................... 33 Internet Ping Block................................................ 33 Internet Port Speed ............................................... 33 Multicast Streams ................................................. 33 Administrator Settings .............................................. 34 Time Settings ............................................................ 35 E-mail Settings .......................................................... 36 System Settings ........................................................ 37 Update Firmware ....................................................... 38 DDNS ........................................................................ 39 System Check ........................................................... 40 Device Information .................................................... 41 Log............................................................................ 42 Stats.......................................................................... 43 Internet Sessions ...................................................... 44
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............... 58 Wireless Basics ........................................................................................ 56 Troubleshooting ............................................ 67 Statically Assign an IP address....... 51 Connect to a Wireless Network ............................................................................................... 52 Configure WPA/WPA2.. 55 Configure WPA-PSK ............................................................. 52 Using Windows 7 ........................... 66 Networking Basics ..... 69 D-Link DIR-600 User Manual iii .............................................................................Table of Contents Wireless .............. 65 Wireless Modes ...................................... 45 Support ........................................................................................................................... 68 Technical Specifications .................. 47 What is WPA? .................................................................. 46 Wireless Security ................................................................................................................... 67 Check your IP address................................................................. 62 What is Wireless?................................................................................................... 63 Tips ......... 53 Using Windows® XP ................................ 48 Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) .............................................. 47 Wireless Connection Setup Wizard ...........

0 or above (for configuration) Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-600 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. The product must be used with the power adapter included with the device. Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 1 .Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router • Power Adapter • Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-600 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®. or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter • Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2. Macintosh®. before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet.Section 1 .

com to download the latest version.12 or higher • Firefox 1.11n/g wireless clients • 10/100 Ethernet Computer with the following: • Windows®. or Linux-based operating system • An installed Ethernet adapter Browser Requirements: • Internet Explorer 6.14 or higher • Opera 6.java.0 or higher (with Java 1.7.5 or higher • Safari 1. Visit www.3.7.0 or higher • Mozilla 1.0 or higher Windows® Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed.Section 1 . Macintosh.1 or higher) • Flock 0. Web-based Configuration Utility Requirements D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 2 .Product Overview System Requirements Network Requirements • An Ethernet-based Cable or DSL modem • IEEE 802.

11n wireless clients.The DIR-600 can pass through VPN sessions.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface. so users behind the DIR-600 can securely access corporate networks. Network conditions and environmental factors. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. and/or Domain Name. and real-time audio. • Easy Setup Wizard . It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions.Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking .The DIR-600 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online. Actual data throughput will vary.11g PCI.Easily applied content filtering based on URL. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes. lower actual data throughput rate. • Compatible with 802. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. • Advanced Firewall Features .11n specifications. USB and Cardbus adapters. including volume of network traffic. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 3 . so it can connect with existing 802.11g Devices . whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.The DIR-600 provides up to 150Mbps* wireless connection with other 802.11g standard. • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions .Section 1 . such as video streaming.11g and Draft 802. building materials and construction.The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering . and network overhead. online gaming. the DIR-600 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network.

Reset Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings. and hubs. Internet Port The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 4 .Section 1 . LAN Ports (1-4) Connect Ethernet devices such as computers.Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Power Receptor Receptor for the supplied power adapter. switches.

This LED blinks during data transmission. This LED blinks during data transmission. Power LED A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply.Section 1 .Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 5 . Internet LED A solid light indicates connection on the Internet port. Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4.

Section 2 . • You can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. then you must turn off your modem. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. Before you Begin • Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 6 . or Enternet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. • If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE. In some cases. Placement of the router is very important. If you were using the USB connection before using the router. you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet). cabinet. Broadjump. or in the attic or garage.Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process. and then turn the modem back on. disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port on the router. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet.

Make sure your 2. may limit the range.5 feet thick (. or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 7 . metal.5 meters). The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. walls with insulation. and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. 5. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. ceilings. that the number. wireless routers. lights. thickness and location of walls. If you are using 2. however. Try to position access points.Section 2 . steel. A wall that is 1. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. and home security systems). brick. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. Keep in mind.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans. mirrors. Materials and objects such as glass. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. 2. 4. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use. file cabinets.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters. water (fish tanks). 3.Installation Wireless Installation Considerations The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum . Building Materials make a difference.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. Turn on or plug in your modem. Turn the power off on your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds). and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. 4. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the Internet port on the router. If there is no on/off switch. Shut down your computer.Installation Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. 8.Section 2 . Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. 9. Do not plug the power adapter into the router. Skip to page 11 to configure your router. 6. If not. 5. 7. Turn on your computer. The power light. Place the router in an open and central location. 3. make sure your computer. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. please follow the steps below: 1. Verify the link lights on the router. Internet light. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 8 . Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. 2. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. modem.

Click Save Settings to save your settings. Click Log In to continue.0. Click Save Settings to continue.Installation Connect to Another Router If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network.0. 5. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. Open a web browser and enter http://192. write down your existing settings before making any changes. 3. If you need to change the settings. 2. Under Router Settings. When the login window appears. 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. Click Save Settings to continue.168. 4. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.Section 2 . Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 9 . Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.1 and press Enter. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. please follow the steps below: 1. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. set the user name to Admin and leave the password box empty. In most cases. To connect to another router.168. Plug the power into the router. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable.

Section 2 .Installation 6. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. 7. Do not plug anything into the Internet port of the D-Link router. 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. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 10 . To configure your wireless network. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. 8.

Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192. DIR-600 will detect WAN connection type. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 11 .Section 3 .1).0. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the Easy Setup Wizard or configuration utility.168.

Configuration Easy Setup Wizard Once logged into the web interface of the router. Easy Setup Wizard will appear and perform WAN auto detection for the type of Internet connection.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 12 .

If the type is PPPoE. gateway. You can configure your wireless network. Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. and DNS server addresses that your ISP assigned to you. Select the type of Wireless security you use (Disable Wireless Security or AUTO-WPA/WPA2) and enter the network name (SSID. If the type is Dynamic IP(DHCP).Configuration According to the detection result.Section 3 . Create a name using up to 32 characters. subnet mask. The network name(SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Click Configure button in Wireless Settings. the wizard will indicate the type of Internet connection that you’re currently use. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 13 . click Save to continue. Service Set Identifier) and security password. please enter the IP address. If the type is Static IP. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. Click Connect to continue. enter your PPPoE username and password. Click Next to continue.

D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 14 .Section 3 . the summary will show your current configuration. the webpage will be redirected to D-Link Website. Click Save to complete the setting. When the internet connectivity is established.Configuration In the final stage of Easy setup wizard.

Click the Save Settings button when you have configured the connection.Configuration Manual Configuration Dynamic (Cable) If you opt to set up your Internet connection manually. you will be redirected to a WAN page that allows you to select your Internet type and enter the correct configuration parameters. Type: D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 15 .Section 3 . Access Point Use this mode to disable NAT on the router and turn it into Mode: an Access Point Internet Select your Internet connection type using the “Internet Connection connection type” drop-down menu. Select your Internet connection type using the “My Internet Connection is” drop-down menu.

you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the default MTU. DNS Addresses: Maximum Transmission Unit . MTU: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.Section 3 . It is not MAC Address: recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 16 . This option is commonly used for Cable modem services. Host Name: The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. Select this option if your ISP does not give you any IP numbers to use.Configuration Dynamic IP Address (DHCP) My Internet Select Dynamic IP (DHCP) to obtain IP Address information Connection: automatically from your ISP. Enter the Primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP.

and DNS server addresses. gateway. DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPPoE only). Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 17 . Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. 1492 is the default MTU.Section 3 . On-Demand. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. To disable this feature.Configuration PPPoE (DSL) Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses a PPPoE connection. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. This option is typically used for DSL services. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). enable Auto-reconnect. In most cases. Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on. select Dynamic. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. or Manual. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. My Internet Select PPPoE (Username/Password) from the dropConnection: down menu. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. subnet mask.

x. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 18 . and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP.x. subnet mask. Default Gateway: Enter the Gateway assigned by your ISP.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP.Configuration Static IP Address Select Static IP Address if all the Internet port’s IP information is provided to you by your ISP. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. gateway address. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form.x). You will need to enter in the IP address. The Router will not accept the IP address if it is not in this format.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . IP Address: Enter the IP address assigned by your ISP. DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider. 1500 is the default MTU. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask assigned by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. which are four octets separated by a dot (x.Section 3 .

If you want to manually configure the wireless settings on your router click Manual Wireless Network Setup and refer to the next page.Configuration Wireless Settings If you want to configure the wireless settings on your router using the wizard.Section 3 . click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard and refer to page 51. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 19 .

11 Mode: Select one of the following: Mixed 802. Mixed 802. By default the channel is set to 6. 802. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your Name: wireless network.11g wireless clients. Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-600. Click Add New to create your own time schedule to enable the wireless function.11n. Enable Auto The Auto Channel Scan setting can be selected to Channel Scan: allow the DIR-600 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference. 802.11b. and 11b wireless clients.11g and 802. 11g. Create a name using up to 32 characters. this option will be greyed out.11n Only .Section 3 .11n.Select if you are using a mix of 802. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 20 .Select if you are using both 802. If you enable Auto Channel Scan.Configuration Manual Wireless Network Setup Enable Wireless: Check the box to enable the wireless function. The SSID is case-sensitive.11b . and 802.11n. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.11b and 802.Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802. 802. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions. If you do not want to use wireless.11g .

Configuration Transmission Select the transmit rate.Wireless security for more information regarding wireless security. Wireless Security: Refer to Section 4. Rate: Enable Hidden Enabling Hidden Mode is another way to secure your network. no wireless clients will Wireless: be able to see your wireless network when they perform a scan to see what’s available. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 21 . In order for your wireless devices to connect to your router. With this option enabled.Section 3 . you will need to manually enter the Wireless Network Name on each device. It is strongly suggested to select Best (Auto) for best performance.

0.255. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. The default subnet mask is 255. The default IP address is 192.Section 3 . once you click Save Settings. If checked. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router.1.0.Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. your computers will use the router for a DNS server. If you change the IP address. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers.168.255. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 22 .

DHCP IP Address Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the Range: DHCP server’s IP assignment. they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-600. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool. Enter the Lease time in minutes. The DIR-600 has a built-in DHCP server. Uncheck to disable this function. Note: If you statically (manually) assign IP addresses to your computers or devices. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 23 .” When you turn your computers on.Section 3 . Enable DHCP Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your Server: router. make sure the IP addresses are outside of this range or you may have an IP conflict. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. Lease Time: The length of time for the IP address lease.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol.

you can see what LAN devices are currently leasing Dynamic DHCP IP addresses. You must click Save Settings at the top to activate your reservations.Configuration DHCP Reservation If you want a computer or device to always have the same IP address assigned. Save: Click Save to save your entry. This IP Address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range. The router will assign the IP address only to that computer or device. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 24 . Clients: Reserve: The Reserve option converts this dynamic IP allocation into a DHCP Reservation and adds the corresponding entry to the DHCP Reservations List. you can create a DHCP reservation. Number of In this section.Section 3 . Computer Name: Enter the computer name or select from the drop-down menu and click <<. IP Address: Enter the IP address you want to assign to the computer or device. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the computer or device. Note: This IP address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range.

Configuration Virtual Server The DIR-600 can be configured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing Web or FTP services via the public IP address can be automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN (Local Area Network). Depending on the requested service. you can make some of the LAN computers accessible from the Internet by enabling Virtual Server. The DIR-600 firewall feature filters out unrecognized packets to protect your LAN network so all computers networked with the DIR-600 are invisible to the outside world. the DIR-600 redirects the external service request to the appropriate server within the LAN network. Pre-defined virtual services are already listed in the table. Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the screen in the Virtual Servers List.Section 3 . If you wish. The DIR-600 is also capable of port-redirection meaning incoming traffic to a particular port may be redirected to a different port on the server computer. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 25 . You may use them by enabling them and assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service.

If you would like to open a range of ports. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP).Configuration This will allow you to open a single port. The public port is the port seen from the Internet side. UDP. Private Port/ Enter the port that you want to open next to Private Public Port: Port and Public Port. Select an application and click << to populate the fields. refer to the next page. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. Select your computer and click <<. and the private port is the port being used by the application on the computer within your local network. Protocol Type: Select TCP.Section 3 . Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 26 . or Both from the drop-down menu. The private and public ports are usually the same.

Select an application and click << to populate the fields. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP). IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. Separate ports with a common. TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open.Section 3 .3000-4000 D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 27 .Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu.1009. Example: 24. Select your computer and click <<. You can enter a single port or a range of ports.

manually: Taffic Control When the option Auto Bandwidth Equal is unchecked. Enable Traffic Select this function to control the access bandwidth Control: of computer in LAN. The Traffic Control improves your online gaming experience by ensuring that your game traffic is prioritized over other network traffic. Key in bandwidth Key in the value to setup the Uplink bandwidth Uplink manually: manually. Key in bandwidth Key in the value to setup the Download bandwidth Downlink manually.Configuration Traffic Control Use this section to configure D-Link’s Smart Traffic Control.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 28 . Rules: you can control the access bandwidth of the specific IP address. such as FTP or Web. Auto Bandwidth All the computers in LAN will be distributed the Equal: bandwidth equally.

or deny MAC addresses listed below from the drop-down menu. Configure MAC Select Turn MAC Filtering Off. DHCP Client: Select a DHCP client from the drop-down menu and click << to copy that MAC Address. To find the MAC address on a computer. please refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual. allow MAC addresses listed Filtering: below.Section 3 . You can either manually add a MAC address or select the MAC address from the list of clients that are currently connected to the Broadband Router. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to filter.Configuration Network Filters Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers by their MAC addresses from accessing the Network. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 29 .

Section 3 - Configuration

Website Filters
Website Filters are used to allow you to set up a list of allowed Web sites that can be used by multiple users through the network. To use this feature select to Allow or Deny, enter the domain or website and click Add, and then click Save Settings. You must also select Apply Web Filter under the Access Control section (page 40).

Configure Website Select Deny or Allow computers access to only these sites. Filter Below: Clear the list Click to delete all entries in the list. below: Website URL/ Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to allow or deny. Domain:

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Section 3 - Configuration

Firewall Settings
A firewall protects your network from the outside world. The D-Link DIR-600 offers a firewall type functionality. The SPI feature helps prevent cyber attacks. Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If you choose to expose a computer, you can enable DMZ. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone. This option will expose the chosen computer completely to the outside world. Enable SPI: SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet filtering) helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. It validates that the traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol. Enable DMZ Host: If an application has trouble working from behind the router, you can expose one computer to the Internet and run the application on that computer. Note: Placing a computer in the DMZ may expose that computer to a variety of security risks. Use of this option is only recommended as a last resort.

IP Address: Specify the IP address of the computer on the LAN that you want to have unrestricted Internet communication. If this computer obtains its IP address automatically using DHCP, be sure to make a static reservation on the Setup > Network Settings page so that the IP address of the DMZ machine does not change.

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Section 3 - Configuration

Advanced Wireless Settings
Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas. Beacon Period: Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network. Specify a value. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If inconsistent data flow is a problem, only a minor modification should be made. Fragmentation The fragmentation threshold, which is specified in bytes, Threshold: determines whether packets will be fragmented. Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. 2346 is the default setting. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 3 is the default setting. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. Short GI: Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity. However, it’s less reliable and may create higher data loss.

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Enable WAN Ping Unchecking the box will not allow the DIR-600 to respond Response: to pings.Configuration Advanced Network Settings UPnP Settings: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature click on Enabled. Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. software and peripherals. or auto. WAN Port Speed: You may set the port speed of the Internet port to 10Mbps. Blocking the Ping may provide some extra security from hackers. 100Mbps. Check the box to allow the Internet port to be “pinged”. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment.Section 3 . UPnP Internet Ping Block Internet Port Speed Multicast Streams D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 33 .

Section 3 .x. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host. Port: Example: http://x. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 34 . A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface. Only the admin account has the ability to change both admin and user account passwords. There are two accounts that can access the management interface through the web browser.x. Remote Remote management allows the DIR-600 to be Management: configured from the Internet by a web browser. Remote Admin The port number used to access the DIR-600.x is the Internet IP address of the DIR-600 and 8080 is the port used for the Web Management interface. Admin Password: Enter a new password for the Administrator Login Name.x.x:8080 whereas x. You can also enable Remote Management. In general. Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access.x. User can only view the settings but cannot make any changes. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks.Configuration Administrator Settings This page will allow you to change the Administrator and User passwords. The administrator can make changes to the settings. The accounts are admin and user.

select enabled or disabled. and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. update. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 35 . From this section you can set the time zone that you are in and set the Time Server. Manual: To manually input the time.Configuration Time Settings The Time Configuration option allows you to configure. enter the values in these fields for the Year. Check this box to use a NTP server. Settings: Enable NTP NTP stands for Network Time Protocol. Sync your Press this button to set the device’s time the same to Computer’s Time local PC. This will only connect to a server on the Internet. Day. NTP Server: synchronizes computer clock times in a network of computers. not a local server. NTP Server Used: Enter the NTP server or select one from the dropdown menu. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu. Daylight Saving can also be configured to automatically adjust the time when needed. then the DIR-600 will sync the same time to D-Link Internet time server. and enter a start date and an end date for daylight saving time. Month.Section 3 . Daylight Saving: To select Daylight Saving time manually. Minute. Hour. and Second and then click Save Settings.

SMTP Server Enter the SMTP server address for sending Address: e-mail. To Email Address: Enter the e-mail address where you want the e-mail sent. From Email This e-mail address will appear as the sender when Address: you receive a log file or firmware upgrade notification via e-mail. router alert messages. If your SMTP server requires authentication. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 36 . and firmware update notification to your e-mail address.Section 3 . select this option.Configuration E-mail Settings The Email feature can be used to send the system log files.

Restore to Factory This option will restore all configuration settings back Default Settings: to the settings that were in effect at the time the router was shipped from the factory. click the Load button to transfer those settings to the router. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local Hard configuration settings. Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router. click the Save button. Clear Language This is to restore the device back to English version only. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 37 .Configuration System Settings Save Settings to Use this option to save the current router configuration Local Hard Drive: settings to a file on the hard disk of the computer you are using. use the Save button above. Then. including any rules that you have created.Section 3 . Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. use the Browse control Drive: to find a previously save file of configuration settings. If you want to save the current router configuration settings. First. First. You will then see a file dialog. Pack: Remove other languages installed for the system web pages.

Firmware Displays the current firmware version and date. Language Pack This function allows the user to transfer the language of Upgrade: GUI from English to theirs by upgrading the language pack. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file to be used for the update. You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site. Information: Firmware After you have downloaded the new firmware.Configuration Update Firmware You can upgrade the firmware of the Router here. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 38 . Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support. Click Upload to complete the firmware upgrade.dlink.Section 3 . Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer. click Upgrade: Browse to locate the firmware update on your hard drive.com.

Server Address: Choose your DDNS provider from the drop down menu. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 39 . Host Name: Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS service provider. User Account: Enter the Username for your DDNS account. etc…) using a domain name that you have purchased (www.Configuration DDNS The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web. Password: Enter the Password for your DDNS account.Section 3 .whateveryournameis. Game Server. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. your friends can enter in your domain name to connect to your server no matter what your IP address is. FTP.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Check the box to enable DDNS. DDNS: Dynamic Domain Name System is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing IP Address. Using a DDNS service provider.

Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. and click Ping. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping.Configuration System Check The System Check feature allows you to verify the physical connectivity on both LAN and Internet interface. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 40 . Ping Results: The results of your ping attempts will be displayed here.Section 3 .

Configuration Device Information This page displays the current information for the DIR-600.Section 3 . WAN (Internet). a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. See the following for more information. It will display the LAN. LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 41 . Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your wireless settings such as SSID and Channel. General: Displays the router’s time and firmware version. If your Internet connection is set up for PPPoE. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection. and Wireless information. Use Release to disconnect from your ISP and use Renew to connect to your ISP. Internet: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. If your Internet connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a Release button and a Renew button will be displayed.

Firewall & Security. This router also has external Syslog Server support so you can send the log files to a computer on your network that is running a Syslog utility. If there isn’t enough internal memory for all events. You can define what types of events you want to view and the level of the events to view. Warning. and Router Status messages can be selected. What to View: You can select the types of messages that you want to display from the log.Section 3 . System.Configuration Log The router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in it’s internal memory. logs of older events are deleted but logs of the latest events are retained. The Logs option allows you to view the router logs. and Critical. Clear: Clears all of the log contents. Link to Log The user can click the button to “ Link To Email Settings: Settings” and send the logs to the designated E-mail account. View Levels: There are three levels of message importance: Informational. Select the levels that you want displayed in the log. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 42 .

The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 43 . Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-600 on both the Internet and the LAN ports.Configuration Stats The screen below displays the Traffic Statistics.Section 3 .

port number of the local application. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 44 .Configuration Internet Sessions The Internet Sessions page displays full details of active Internet sessions through your router. IP Address: The IP address and. An Internet session is a conversation between a program or application on a LAN-side computer and a program or application on a WANside computer. TCP Session: This shows the number of TCP packets being sent from the source IP address.Section 3 . UDP Session: This shows the number of UDP packets being sent from the source IP address. where appropriate.

Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 45 . This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless clients.

Configuration Support D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 46 .Section 3 .

D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 47 . The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. or Wi-Fi Protected Access. TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and. which is generally missing in WEP. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. by adding an integrity-checking feature. through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WPA2 is based on 802. The 2 major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). The DIR-600 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WPA2-PSK(Pre-Shared Key) • WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) What is WPA? WPA. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point.Section 4 . WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. • User authentication.Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen.

Section 4 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 48 .Security Wireless Connection Setup Wizard To run the security wizard. browse to the Setup page and then click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button.

Security Enter the SSID (Service Set Identifier). The SSID is case-sensitive. WPA/WPA2 AUTO for wireless transmission encrption. please click the button. Or if you would like to create the key by your own. you can click the button. The SSID is the name of your wireless network.“automatically assign a network key”. Click Next to continue. If you would like the router to automatically assign a network key to your network.“ Manual assign a Network key” and click Next to continue.Section 4 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 49 . Create a name using up to 32 characters. All D-Link devices supports WPA to protect your wireless network.

Section 4 . D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 50 .Security Click Save to finish the Security Wizard.

4. select AUTO(TKIP/AES) TKIP. 1. The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. Click on Setup and then click Wireless Settings on the left side and then click Manual Wireless Network Setup. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. If you have wireless clients that use both types. or AES. Next to Cypher Type. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Security Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to Security Mode.0. Next to Pre-Shared Key. 5.168. use AUTO(TKIP/AES). Click Save Settings to save your settings.1). Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192.Section 4 . The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters. select WPA/WPA2. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 51 . If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. enter a key (passphrase). 2. 3.

1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Wireless Icon 2. you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.Connecting to a Wireless Network Connect to a Wireless Network Using Windows 7 It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 52 .Section 5 . The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. If you are joining an existing network.

Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 53 . check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click the Connect button. 4.Section 5 .Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router.

Connecting to a Wireless Network 5. You can also connect by pushing the WPS button on the router. If the connection fails. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. please verify that the security settings are correct. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click Connect. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 54 . It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network.Section 5 .

Select View Available Wireless Networks. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000.Connecting to a Wireless Network Using Windows® XP Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.Section 5 . Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below. check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 55 . please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble.

1. Select View Available Wireless Networks.Section 5 . Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). you will need to know the WEP key being used.Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WPA-PSK It is recommended to enable WEP on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 56 . Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. 2. If you are joining an existing network.

The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 57 .Section 5 . please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. If the connection fails. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect.

try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. the screen shots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192. the link light may not be on.168. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.1 or higher) • Camino 0.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. Norton Personal Firewall.1 for example).Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-600.4 or higher • Firefox 1.12 (5.3. and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. Black Ice.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1.0) or higher • Opera 8. If you have a different operating system. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. If the computer is turned off. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. • Disable any Internet security software running on the computer.0.Section 6 . • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 58 . you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.2 or higher (with Java 1.) 1.5 or higher • Safari 1. If you do not get a solid link light. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. Sygate.7.8.

use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. Click the LAN Settings button. try connecting using a different computer. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. the username is admin and leave the password box empty. you must reset your router. Make sure nothing is checked. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. 2. To reset the router. With the router powered on. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 59 .168. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. This should open the login page for your the web management. If you have multiple computers. Click OK three times. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit.0. When logging in. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults. Click OK. The default IP address is 192. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. From the Security tab. Double-click the Internet Options Icon.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.Section 6 . • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. • Access the web management. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults. • If you still cannot access the configuration.1.

banking sites. 98. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400.Troubleshooting 3. 1492. Why can’t I connect to certain sites or send and receive e-mails when connecting through my router? If you are having a problem sending or receiving e-mail. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. 1482. • Once the window opens. A destination could be another computer. • Windows® 95.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 60 . and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). • Click on Start and then click Run. or a URL. you’ll need to do a special ping. 2000. etc). you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1472. or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. and Me users type in command (Windows® NT. To find the proper MTU Size. and Hotmail.Section 6 .

go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. enter the IP address of your router (192. • Test your e-mail. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser.Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time.0. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. Once you get a reply.1) and click OK. For example. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 61 . • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save Settings to save your settings. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. • Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure.168.Section 6 . • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Once you find your MTU. the actual MTU size would be 1480.

business or public access wireless networks. and public areas such as airports. the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want. coffee shops and universities.Appendix A . printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers.Wireless Basics Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 62 . A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. when and where you want it. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards. Under many circumstances. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard.

industrial locations. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network.Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network. developer. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). college and high school campuses. and manufacturer of networking products. and many other outdoor venues. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network. golf courses.Appendix A . a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 63 . How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. airports. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network.

laptops. PDAs.Appendix A . D-Link has a wireless solution for it. such as mobile phones.Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. whether it’s for home. headphones. business. check e-mail. and etc • Gets rid of the cables around the house • Simple and easy to use Small Office and Home Office • Stay on top of everything at home as you would at office • Remotely access your office network from home • Share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers • No need to dedicate office space D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 64 . but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much power which makes it ideal for personal devices. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet away. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN. instant message. and other devices that operate on batteries. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web. speakers. Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. office.

and Convention Centers. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 65 . so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. Eliminate Interference Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. Restaurants. but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start.Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. Coffee Shops. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. microwaves. when you install a wireless network.Appendix A . This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency. That’s why we’ve put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network. If you have a two-story home. Hotels. Wireless network is easy to setup. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. Libraries. People like the freedom of mobility and it’s becoming so popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Centralize your router or Access Point Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Using a D-Link USB Adapter with your laptop.

• Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer. Wireless Modes There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 66 . An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. will connect to the wireless router or access point. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. using wireless network adapters on each computer. such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. All the wireless devices. for peer-to-peer communication. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. or clients.Wireless Basics Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network.Appendix A . An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. such as two or more DWM-140 wireless network USB adapters. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up.

(Windows Vista® users type in the Start Search box. wireless router) automatically. security settings. Click on Start > Run.0. In the run box type cmd and click OK. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. and the default gateway of your adapter.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your adapter. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 67 . Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. by default.) At the prompt.0. This will display the IP address.e.Appendix B . check your adapter installation. please follow the steps below. type ipconfig and press Enter. To verify your IP address. If the address is 0. and the settings on your router.0. subnet mask.

X where X is a number between 2 and 99. or you need to assign a static IP address.1). Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.0. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 68 . make your IP address 192. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.0. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.Networking Basics Statically Assign an IP address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your network adapter and select Properties. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192. Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings.168.Appendix B .1). Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows Vista® Windows® XP Windows® 2000 Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections.168. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. Step 4 Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.168.1. right-click My Network Places > Properties.168. From the desktop.0.0.

11g • IEEE 802. Network conditions and environmental factors. lower actual data throughput rate. including volume of network traffic.4 inches • W = 5. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.11g and Draft 802.3 • IEEE 802.3x Security • 64/128-bit WEP • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal Wireless Signal Rates* • 150Mbps • 48Mbps • 54Mbps • 24Mbps • 36Mbps • 12Mbps • 18Mbps • 9Mbps • 11Mbps • 5. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 69 .5Mbps • 6Mbps • 1Mbps • 2Mbps Frequency Range • 2.483GHz Transmitter Output Power • 17dBm ± 2dB LEDs • Power • WLAN • WPS • Internet • LAN (10/100) Operating Temperature • 32°F to 104°F ( 0°C to 40°C) Operating Humidity • 10%-90% non-condensing Storage Humidity • 5%-95% non-condensing Safety & Emissions • FCC • CE • C-tick Dimensions • L = 4. building materials and construction.8 inches • H = 1.11b • IEEE 802.3u • IEEE 802.11n • IEEE 802. Actual data throughput will vary.2 inches Warranty • 1 Year Limited * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.Appendix C . and network overhead.4GHz to 2.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.11n specifications.

Contacting Technical Support Copyright ©2010 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Inc. D-Link DIR-600 User Manual 70 . For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. IMPORTANT NOTE: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. including interference that may cause undesired operation. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. However. this product may cause radio interference. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. CE Mark Warning: This is a Class B product. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. All rights reserved. In a domestic environment. This equipment generates. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.Appendix D . please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

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