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Package Contents ......................................................................1 System Requirements ...........................................................1 Features................................................................................. 2 Hardware Overview ...............................................................3 Connections .................................................................... 3 LEDs and USB Port ........................................................ 4 Installation...................................................................................5 Before you Begin ...................................................................5 Wireless Installation Considerations ...................................... 6 Wall Mounting Your Device ...................................................7 Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ................................ 8 Connect to Another Router .................................................... 9 Configuration ............................................................................11 Web-based Configuration Utility .......................................... 11 Setup Wizard ................................................................ 12 Internet Setup ............................................................... 16 Dynamic PPPoE .......................................................17 Static PPPoE ...........................................................18 Wireless Setup .............................................................. 20 LAN Setup.....................................................................28 DHCP Server Settings .................................................. 29 Time and Date .............................................................. 30 Parental Control ............................................................ 31 Port Forwarding ............................................................ 32 Filter Rules .................................................................... 33 Firewall & DMZ ............................................................. 34 Advanced Wireless ....................................................... 35 Advanced Network ........................................................ 37 Routing..........................................................................38 Device Administration ................................................... 39 Save and Restore ......................................................... 40 DDNS Setting................................................................ 41 System Check ............................................................... 42 Schedules .....................................................................43 Log Settings .................................................................. 44 Device Info ....................................................................45 Log ................................................................................46 Statistics........................................................................47 Active Session .............................................................. 47 Wireless ........................................................................48 Help...............................................................................48 Wireless Security......................................................................49 What is WEP?......................................................................49 Configure WEP ....................................................................50 What is WPA?......................................................................51 Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK ................................. 52 Configure WPA/WPA2-PSK ................................................53 Configure WPA, WPA2, and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) .......... 54 Connect to a Wireless Network ...............................................55 Using Windows® XP.............................................................55 Configure WEP ....................................................................56 Configure WPA-PSK............................................................58 Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista) .... 60 Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection .................. 60 Setting Up a Configured Router........................................... 61 Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup ... 62
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Table of Contents Configuring the IP Address in Vista .......................................64 Setting Up a Connection or Network Wirelessly ................... 67 Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP, WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) ............................................................................72 Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network.................... 76 Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)80 Configuring the Wireless Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) ...........................................................................82 Troubleshooting .......................................................................86 Wireless Basics ........................................................................90 Tips ...................................................................................... 93 Wireless Modes ...................................................................94 Networking Basics ...................................................................95 Check your IP address ........................................................95 Statically Assign an IP address ...........................................96 Technical Specifications..........................................................97
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System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®.Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router • Power Adapter • Ethernet Cable • Manual on CD • Warranty Card Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DIR-615 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply.0 or above (for configuration) D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 1 . before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet.Section 1 . or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter • Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2. Macintosh®.
the DIR-615 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network.Section 1 . This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions.11g Devices . whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes.Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking .Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address. Actual data throughput will vary. online gaming. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 2 . URL. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. such as video streaming.11g standard.The DIR-615 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802. and/or Domain Name.11b and IEEE 802.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes. • Compatible with 802.11n specifications. • User-friendly Setup Wizard . • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions . USB and Cardbus adapters.The DIR-615 can pass through VPN sessions. Network conditions and environmental factors.The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering . lower actual data throughput rate.11b and 802. and network overhead.The DIR-615 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802. building materials and construction. so it can connect with existing 802. so users behind the DIR-615 can securely access corporate networks. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. and real-time audio.11g PCI.11n wireless clients. • Advanced Firewall Features .11b and IEEE 802. including volume of network traffic.11g and Draft 802. • Filter Scheduling .
LAN Ports Connect Ethernet devices such as computers. The Auto MDI/MDIX WAN port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the Cable or DSL modem.Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings. and hubs. switches. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 3 .Section 1 . Receptor for the Power Adapter.
This LED blinks during data transmission. This LED blinks during data transmission. Power LED A solid green light indicates a proper connection to the power supply.Section 1 . An amber light indicates that the Internet connection has failed. Connect a multi-function printer.Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs and USB Port WAN A solid green light indicates the connection on the WAN port. scanner. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission. WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled device on ports 1-4. A blinking amber light indicates the device is booting up. or USB storage device to the port and share the device throught the network. USB Port This USB port supports D-Link SharePort function. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 4 .
If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE. disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 5 . cabinet. Also. you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet). Before you Begin Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. or in the attic or garage. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. Placement of the router is very important. then you must turn off your modem. In some cases. and then turn the modem back on. or Ethernet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. If you were using the USB connection before using the router. you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. Broadjump. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet.Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process.Section 2 .
Make sure your 2. steel. thickness and location of walls. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. file cabinets. and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. however. ceilings. If you are using 2. Try to position access points.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. 2. 4.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans.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. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. 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. lights.5 feet thick (. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 6 . Keep in mind. brick.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use. and home security systems). 3. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. may limit the range. 5. Materials and objects such as glass. water (fish tanks). wireless routers. that the number.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible.Section 2 . metal. A wall that is 1. mirrors. walls with insulation.5 meters). or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum . Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. Building Materials make a difference.
Screw the provided screws with the equipment to the wall or partition where the device to be placed. To wall mount your device. Step A Step B Step C D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 7 . Connect your cables to the device.Section 2 . Place the mounting holes on the bottom of the device over the screws to mount it to the wall or partition. B.Installation Wall Mounting Your Device You can mount the DIR-615 to a wall or a partition for easy and convenient placement of your device. C. A.
please follow the steps below: 1. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. The power light.Section 2 . Turn on or plug in your modem. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the WAN port on the router. 7. 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 8 . Place the router in an open and central location. and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. WAN light. 6. 4. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Shut down your computer. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. 5.Installation Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem. make sure your computer. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds). 2. and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. If there is no on/off switch. modem. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. Turn the power off on your modem. Turn on your computer. 8. 9. If not. Verify the link lights on the router. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Skip to page 16 to configure your router. Do not plug the power adapter into the router.
Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192. Click OK to continue. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. If you need to change the settings. 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.1 and press Enter. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1. 4.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. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 9 . 3. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). 5. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. Click Save Settings to continue. When the login window appears. your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.0. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. 2. please follow the steps below: 1. To connect to another router.Section 2 . Open a web browser and enter http://192. write down your existing settings before making any changes. set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router. Click Save Settings to continue.0.168. Under Router Settings.168. In most cases. Plug the power into the router.
Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router. To configure your wireless network. 8.Section 2 . Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network. open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router.Installation 6. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 10 . 7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 11 . Leave the password blank by default.Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance.168. If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error.0. Type “admin” for the User Name and leave the field blank in the Password field. open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility.1).Section 3 .
Section 3 - Configuration
You may run the setup wizard from the opening Internet Setup window to quickly set up your router. Click Internet Connection Setup Wizard, and the first window of the wizard will open.
Click Next to continue.
Create a new password, and then click Next to continue.
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Select the type of Internet connection you use and then configure the information below. If clicking the Dynamic IP Address radio button, enter the username in the User Name field and password in Password and Verify Password fields. The Service Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. If clicking the Static IP radio button, enter the username in the User Name field and password in Password and Verify Password fields. Tick the Dual LAN Enable check box to enable IP unnumbered on LAN (1-3) interface, and NAT on Wireless Interface. The Service Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. Enter the static IP address and its subnet mask in the IP Unnumbered Address and IP Unnumbered Netmask. After that enter the start and end LAN IP address in the fields. Click Next to continue.
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Click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard to open the wizard window of configuring wireless connection. Click Reboot to directly restart the Router.
If clicking Reboot, the Router will save the new settings and reboot. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. When the router has finished rebooting, the opening window will be displayed. If clicking Wireless Connection Setup Wizard, this window will open. Click Next to continue.
Enter a Wireless Network Name, also known as SSID, in the text box. Click Automatically assign a network key (Recommended) or Manually assing a network key for the wireless security key, and use the check box to select the desired level of wireless security, WEP, WPA. and then click Next to continue.
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When the router has finished rebooting. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. this window will open. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. The Router will save the new settings and reboot.Section 3 . Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. Click Next to continue.Configuration If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 15 .
Configuration Internet Setup If you want to configure the Router manually without using the wizard.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 16 . click the Manual Internet Connection Setup button.
You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP.Section 3 . To disable this feature.Configuration Internet Setup Click the Dynamic PPPoE(Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) radio button to see the following configuration if your ISP uses dynamic PPPoE . Confirm Password: Retype the password. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name. enable Auto-reconnect. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet Time: connection is maintained during inactivity. Dynamic PPPoE D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 17 . MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses. The Service Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs.
LAN IP: Enter Start and End LAN IP address.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 18 . Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. IP Unnumbered Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. Dual LAN Tick the check box to enable IP Unnumbered on LAN (1-3) Enable: interface and NAT on Wireless Interface. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. This option is typically used for DSL services. Confirm Password: Retype the new password. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer.Configuration Internet Setup Static PPPoE Click Static PPPoE radio button if your ISP uses a static PPPoE connection. Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. IP Unnumbered Netmask: Enter the IP netmask (Static PPPoE only).
Connection Mode Select: Select either Always.Configuration Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. 1492 is the default MTU. or Connect-on demand. Manual.Section 3 . enable Auto-reconnect. To disable this feature. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 19 .You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .
WPA2.Section 3 . click the Multiple Wireless network Name Setup button. The Wireless Security section that directly follows this Configuration section provides additional explanation for how to configure the WEP. also known as SSID.Configuration Wireless Setup Wireless settings for the router may be configured manually or by using a wizard. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 20 . click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button. WPA. The parameters for this window are described later in this section. To configure the wireless settings manually. To use the wizard. If you want to have more wireless network name. click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button and then follow the steps that are described below. and WPA/WPA2 wireless security mode options.
this window will open. and then click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 21 .Section 3 . Click Next to continue. WEP. in the text box.Configuration Click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard to start wireless setup wizard. WPA. Enter a Wireless Network Name. Click Automatically assign a network key (Recommended) or Manually assing a network key for the wireless security key. also known as SSID. and use the check box to select the desired level of wireless security. Click Next to continue. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window.
Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. When the router has finished rebooting. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 22 .Configuration This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings.Section 3 .
By default the channel is set to 6. click either Generate New PIN or Reset PIN to Setup: Default. or WCN 2. If this option is Wireless: checked. Transmission Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Rate: Transmission Rate in Mbits per second. tick the Enable Protected checkbox. best effort. If you do not want to use wireless. you may select fromthe drop-down menu. video. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 23 . The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. Enable Wireless Channel Selection: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-615. WMM Enable: Enable Wi-Fi Multimedia to enjoy basic quality of service features. the SSID of the DIR-615 will not be seen by Site Survey utilities so your wireless clients will have to know the SSID of your DIR-615 in order to connect to it. Many users will want to use the default setting.0. Enable Hidden Check this option if you would not like the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-615. The Enable Auto Channel Selection setting can be selected to allow the DIR-615 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference. Wi-Fi To implement Wi-Fi protection. and then configure the Wi-Fi settings below. Once created and enabled a name in Multiple Wireless Name: Network Name (SSIDs) window. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Best (automatic). uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions. Please see the Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. make sure at least one SSID is selected in Wireless Network Name Setup (Setup -> Wireless Setup -> Multiple Wireless Network name Setup).0 in Windows Vista) section later in this manual for detailed configuration information. To enter this window. and background.Section 3 .Configuration Click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button to manually configure the wireless Internet setup. Enable: Check the box to enable the wireless function. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice.
WEP Encryption. next to Security Mode. Select the Authentication method. To enable WEP. it’s default and the key value. Click Save Settings to save your settings. 2.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 24 . select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic).Configuration 1. 3.
Next to Network Key. enter a passphrase. WPA2. 3. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA. Next to PSK / EAP. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Next to Cipher Type.Configuration 1. or WPA/WPA2 (whichever of the three options you have selected above) on your adapter and enter the same network key as you did on the router.Section 3 . 4. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 25 . select TKIP. AES. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. 2. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. 5. Click Save Settings to save your settings. select PSK.
1812 is the default port. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). 6. Next to Cipher Type. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Click Save Settings to save your settings. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). 7. 5. Next to Shared Secret. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP address of your RADIUS server. select TKIP. enter the security key. Next to Port. AES.Section 3 . 3.Configuration 1. Next to PSK / EAP. 4. select EAP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 26 . 2.
Wireless Enter wireless network work names (SSIDs) in the field. Name: D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 27 . network Tick the check box to select the SSID.Configuration Click the Multiple Wireless Network Name Setup to add or select SSIDs.Section 3 .
Router IP Enter the IP address of the router. The default subnet mask Mask: is 255. If unchecked.255. Default Subnet Enter the Subnet Mask.Configuration LAN Setup This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings.Section 3 .255.0. The default Address: IP address is 192. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 28 . your computers will use the router for a DNS server. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. Local Domain Name: Enter the Domain name (Optional). once you click Apply. Refer to the next page for DHCP information. Enable DNS Check the box to transfer the DNS server Relay: information from your ISP to your computers.1.0.168. If you change the IP address.
The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. DHCP Lease The length of time for the IP address lease. Time: Enter the Lease time in minutes. IP address and MAC address Reservation of the device to ensure the device is always assigned to the same IP address on the network. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer.” When you turn your computers on. Enable DHCP Check the box to enable the DHCP server on Server: your router. The DIR-615 has a built-in DHCP server. DHCP Enter the name. Uncheck to disable this function. they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-615.Section 3 . DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for Address Range: the DHCP server’s IP assignment. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 29 .Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. Tick the check box to enable DHCP reservation for the device.
Click Save Settings. Manual: To manually input the time. Minute. NTP is short for Network Time Protocol. your computer’s time settings button to make the Router’s time same as your computer. NTP synchronizes computer clock times in a network of computers. Enable Daylight Ticking this checkbox enables Daylight Saving Saving: time. deselect Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box and then enter the values in these fields for the Year. Click the Sync. update. Hour.Section 3 . Sync: Deselect the Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box to be able to see the option.Configuration Time and Date This section will allow you to configure. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 30 . Day. Month. NTP Tick the Automatically synchronize with Server D-Link’s Internet time server check box and Used: then use the drop-down menu to select an NTP server. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu. and Second. and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 31 . or Parental Turn Parental Control Rules ON and DENY Control: computers access to ONLY these sites. Configure Select Turn Parental Control Rules OFF. Website URL: Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block. The schedule may be set to Always. Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked.Configuration Parental Control This feature allows you to create a list of websites that you want to either allow or deny users access. You can create your own times in the Maintenance > Schedules section. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Schedule: The schedule of time when the parental control filter will be enabled.Section 3 .
Traffic Type: Select TCP. UDP.Section 3 . enter the same port in both boxes. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. Start Port/ Enter the port or ports that you want to open. Name: Enter a name for the rule. Rule: Check the box to enabled the rule. If End Port: you want to open one port.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. or Any D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 32 .
Action: Use the drop-down menu to select Allow or Deny the network access.Configuration Filter Rules The Filter Rules allows you to configure IP or MAC address of a network adapter and allow or deny its network access at certain time.Section 3 . UDP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 33 . or Any) that will be used for the filter rule. Schedule: Select Always to apply for this filter rule all the time. Traffic Type: Select a traffic type (TCP. MAC/IP Enter the MAC or IP address of a network Address: adapter for a filter rule. Destination Enter a port or range of ports of TCP or UDP Port: for the filter rule. or select one of the scheduled time. The scheduled time should be configured in Maintenance > Schedules section in advance.
Configuration Firewall & DMZ This section will allow you to set up inside and outside firewall. Enable LAN to Tick to enable the firewall from LAN to WAN. and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of post scan attack. Enable WAN to LAN Firewall: Tick DMZ Enable check box to enable DMZ. Service Filter: Service FilterTick the Enable Service Filter Blocking check box to enable the function. and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of DoS attack. Post Scan Post scan attack targets the opening ports and attacks those Attack: ports. and enter an DMZ: IP adrees of a computer in the IP field to be accessible to Internet traffic. Tick the Enable Post Scan Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 34 . Tick the Enable DoS Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. and tick the rest of the check boxes to deny the access from various tools.Section 3 . Connection: Tick to enable the firewall from WAN to LAN. The outside firewall can choose various which part you want to prevernt from. WAN Firewall: WAN Select the WAN Connection you want to set up the firewall. DoS Attack: DoS (Denial-of-service) attack makes the computer resources unavailabel for intened users.
which is specified in bytes. Fragmentation: The fragmentation threshold. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may adversely affect the behavior of your network. If inconsistent data flow is a problem. Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. The Preamble defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic Redundancy Check is a common technique for detecting data transmission errors) for communication between the wireless router and the roaming wireless network adapters. Always: CTS will always be used to make sure the wireless LAN is clear before sending data. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas.11g wireless radio from the standard settings. CTS will make sure the wireless network is clear before a wireless client attempts to send wireless data. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 1 is the default setting. 2346 is the default setting. Enabling CTS will add overhead and may lower wireless through put.Section 3 . Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. Specify a value. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 35 Advanced Wireless . Auto: CTS will monitor the wireless network and automatically decide whether to implement CTS based on the amount of traffic and collisions that occurs on the wireless network. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. only a minor modification should be made. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. Beacon Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize interval: a wireless network. Preamble Type: Select Short or Long Preamble.Configuration This window allows you to change the behavior of the 802. CTS Mode: CTS (Clear To Send) is a function used to minimize collisions among wireless devices on a wireless local area network (LAN). determines whether packets will be fragmented.
802.Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.Select if you are using both 802.Select if you are not using any 802.Configuration Wireless Mode: Select one of the following: 802. SSID: Use the drop-down list to select an SSID that has been configured in Wireless Network Name Setup. 20/40MHz(Auto) . Bandwidth: Select the Channel Width: 20MHz . Short Guard Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity. However.11n. and 11b wireless clients. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address for the rule.11n wireless clients. and allow or deny its access to wireless. Wireless MAC Use the Configure Wireless MAC Filter Rules below drop-down list to select an universal MAC filter rule for the MAC Filter Rule: addresses listed in the fields below.11g wireless clients.Section 3 .11n.11 Mixed(n/g/b) . 11g.Select if you are using a mix of 802.11b and 802. This is the default setting. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 36 .11n and non-802. The format should be xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx. 802.11n Only .Select if you are using both 802.11n wireless devices.11 Mixed(g/b) . Wireless Mac Filter: This section allows you to configure the MAC address of a computer. it’s less reliable and may Interval: create higher data loss.
Enable Tick the check box to allow multicast traffic to pass Multicast through the router from the Internet.Configuration Advanced Network This window allows you to change the LAN settings. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may affect the behavior of your network. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. WAN Port You may set the port speed of the WAN port to Speed: 10Mbps. Enable UPnP: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature tick this checkbox. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 37 . Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. or 10/100Mbps Auto. 100Mbps.Section 3 . Streams: Wireless Tick the check box to allow wireless multicast Enhance Mode: traffic to pass through the router. software and peripherals.
Section 3 . Gateway: Specifies the next hop to be taken if this route is used.Configuration Routing This option allows you to define fixed routes to defined destinations. Interface: Use the drop-down menu to choose the WAN or WAN (Physical Port) Interface the IP packet must use to transit out of the Router. Enable: Tick this checkbox to enable or disable fixed routes to defined destinations. Subnet Mask: The subnet of the IP address of the packets that will take this route. Destination: The IP address of the packets that will take this route. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 38 .
This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host.x.x:443 whereas x.0. Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-615 to be configured Management: from the Internet by a web browser. Administrator Enter a New Password for the administrator login name and Password: then retype the new password in the Confirm Password textbox.Section 3 . HTTPS Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. This would present a security risk and is not recommended.0.x. For example: http://x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.x. For example: https://x. then any computer will be able to access the Router. In general. You can also enable Remote Management.Configuration Device Administration This window will allow you to change the Administrator password. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 39 . IP Allowed to The Internet IP address of the computer that has access to Access: the Broadband Router.0.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 443 is the port used for the Web-Management interface. HTTP Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. The administrator can make changes to the settings.x.x.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface. A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface. If you leave this field blank or type 0.
and restore the Router’s factory default settings. Save Settings Use this option to save the current router to Local Hard configuration settings to a file on the hard disk of the Drive: computer you are using. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 40 . Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local configuration settings. First. Reboot: Click the Reboot button on the left side of the window to restart the Router. First. Then. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. click the Upload Settings button to transfer those settings to the Router. Restore to This option will restore all configuration settings Factory Default back to the settings that were in effect at the time Settings: the router was shipped from the factory. load configuration settings from a hard drive. use the Browse Hard Drive: control to find a previously save file of configuration settings. You will then see a file dialog.Configuration Save and Restore This window allows you to save your configuration file to a hard drive. click the Save button. use the Save button above. where you can select a location and file name for the settings.Section 3 . If you want to save the current router configuration settings. including any rules that you have created.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 41 . Dyn.Section 3 . this ensures that the host can be located from the Internet if the public IP address changes. Server Select one of the DDNS registration organizations Address: form those listed in the pull-down menu. and Dyn. Enable DDNS: Tick the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable support for DDNS. org(Custom). this can make it difficult to locate a specific host on the LAN using standard DNS. If for example you are running a public web server or VPN server on your LAN. Username: Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server.Configuration DDNS Setting The router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service). DynDns. allowing access to a specified host from various locations on the Internet. This is enabled to allow remote access to a host by clicking a hyperlinked URL in the form “hostname.Dns.dyndns.com(Free). Available servers include dlinkddns. Password: Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server.org(free).org”.Dns. Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server. org(Static). The Dynamic DNS service allows a dynamic public IP address to be associated with a static host name in any of the many domains. DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS providers. Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP.
and impedance mismatch. This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections. swaps. and click Ping. shorts. Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. Through the graphical user interface (GUI). The Ping Test can be used to test the status of the Internet. VCT can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 42 .Configuration System Check This tool is used to verify the physical connectivity on both the LAN and the WAN interfaces. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping. Virtual Cable VCT is an advanced feature that integrates a Tester (VCT) LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the Info: router.Section 3 .
Section 3 . untick the previous checkbox and then enter a specific beginning and ending time. Name: Enter a name for the new schedule rule.Configuration Schedules The Router allows the user the ability to manage schedule rules for various firewall and parental control features on this window.24 hrs: Tick this check box if the new schedule rule applies to the full 24-hour period. Start Time/ If the new schedule rule does not apply to the full End Time: 24-hour period. If the latter is selected. All Day . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 43 . Once you have finished configuring the new schedule rule. either All Week or Select Days. Day(s): Choose the desired day(s). click the Save Settings button at the top of the window. please use the checkboxes directly below to specify the individual days.
Save Log File: Click on the Save button link on this window to save the log file to your local hard drive. Syslog Server: click the checkbox to save the log in the log server in the LAN side.Configuration Log Settings The system log displays chronological event log data specified by the router user. Click the Save button and follow the prompts to save the file.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 44 . You may also save a simple text file containing the log to your computer.
LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. Wireless Displays the wireless MAC address and your 802. Use DHCP Release to disconnect from your ISP and use DHCP Renew to connect to your ISP. WAN. It will display the LAN. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. and Encryption status. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed.Configuration Device Info This window displays the current information for the DIR-615. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 45 . If your WAN connection is set up for PPPoE.Section 3 . If your WAN connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a DHCP Release button and a DHCP Renew button will be displayed.11N: wireless settings such as SSID. and Wireless information. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection. Channel.
Previous: View the previous page. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 46 .Section 3 . First Page: View the first page of the log. Next: View the next page. Clear: Clear the log. Link to Log Click this button to go directly to the Log Settings Settings: window (Maintenance > Log Settings).Configuration Log This window allows you to view a log of activities on the Router. This is especially helpful detecting unauthorized network usage. Last Page: View the last page of the log.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 47 . Active Session The window displays the the source and destination packets passing throught the device.Section 3 . The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-615 on both the WAN and the LAN ports.Configuration Statistics The window below displays the Traffic Statistics.
Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 48 . This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless client.Section 3 . Help Click the desired hyperlink to get more information about how to use the Router.
11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm. The type of encryption determines the key length. To gain access to a WEP network. you must determine the level of encryption. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. you must know the key. A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal using characters 0-9.Section 4 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 49 . It is based on the IEEE 802. When using WEP.Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. WEP provides security by encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another. The key is a string of characters that you create. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. The DIR-615 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) • WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) • WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) What is WEP? WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember.
Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices.Security Configure WEP It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to Security Mode. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). 1. you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. select WEP Key 1 and enter a WEP key that you create. 5. You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. select either Shared Key or Open.0. 2. Next to Authentication. 4.168. Click Save Settings to save your settings. 6. Shared Key is recommended as it provides greater security when WEP is enabled. Hex is recommended (letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid.Section 4 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 50 . Next to Default Key Type. Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption. 3.1). Click on Wireless Setup on the left side.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 51 .Section 4 . is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. The two major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. • User authentication. by adding an integrity-checking feature.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. or Wi-Fi Protected Access. which is generally missing in WEP. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with.Security What is WPA? WPA. TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and. WPA2 is based on 802. which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen.
4. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced) or Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the Router. select TKIP. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 5. Next to Cipher Mode.1).Security Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. select PSK. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. 1.Section 4 .168. AES. Next to Security Mode.0. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 6. Next to Network Key. 2. 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 52 . or Both. enter a key (passphrase). The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. Next to PSK/EAP.
Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. enter a key (passphrase). select TKIP. select PSK.Security Configure WPA/WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. AES. Click Save Settings to save your settings.0. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. 2. 3. 5.1). If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA/WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the Router. or Both. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. 6.Section 4 . select Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced).168. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Next to PSK/EAP. 1. Next to Security Mode. 4. Next to Cipher Mode. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 53 . Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Next to Network Key.
168. select EAP.Security Configure WPA. 5. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. AES. 4. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). WPA2. select TKIP. 7. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 1. enter its IP address. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 54 . Click Save Settings to save your settings. enter the security key. and secret key. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. port.1). Next to Shared Secret.0.Section 4 . or Auto. Next to PSK/EAP. If you have a secondary RADIUS server. Next to Cipher Type. Next to Port. Click on Wireless Settings on the left side. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 9. Next to Security Mode. 3. 6. and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. 2. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. 1812 is the default port. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 8.
please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users.Connecting to a Wireless Network Connect to a Wireless Network Using Windows® XP Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). 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. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 55 . Select View Available Wireless Networks. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000.Section 5 . Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button.
Section 5 . you will need to know the WEP key being used. 2. If you are joining an existing network. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen).Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WEP It is recommended to enable WEP on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Select View Available Wireless Networks. 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 56 . Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.
The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. please verify that the WEP settings are correct. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear.Section 5 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 57 . If the connection fails. Enter the same WEP key that is on your router and click Connect.
1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 58 . If you are joining an existing network.Section 5 . 2. you will need to know the WEP key being used. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available Wireless Networks. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.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.
Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.Section 5 . If the connection fails. please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 59 . It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear.
Section 6 . referred to as WCN 2.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. Wi-Fi protection is disabled and unconfigured. The instructions for setting this up depend on whether you are using Windows Vista to configure the Router or third party software. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 60 . When you are finished. Use the Current PIN that is displayed on the Wireless Network window or choose to click the Generate New PIN button or Reset PIN to Default button.0. Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection When you first set up the Router. carefully follow the directions. the Router must be both enabled and configured. If you are using third party software to set up Wi-Fi Protection. tick the Enable checkbox on the Wireless Network window. There are three basic methods to accomplish this: use Windows Vista’s built-in support for WCN 2. To enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi protection. or use the traditional Ethernet approach. proceed to the next section to set up the newly-configured Router. use software provided by a third party.0 in Windows Vista.0 in Windows Vista) The DIR-615 supports Wi-Fi protection.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. If you are running Windows Vista.
Wi-Fi protected network. Next click Finish. Follow the on-screen instructions.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up a Configured Router Once the Router has been configured. the push button method is ideal if there is no access to a GUI.Section 6 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 61 . simultaneously depress the push button located on the side of the Router and the button on the client (or virtual button on the client’s GUI). However. If you are using third party software. For maximum security. You will be asked to either use the push button method or to manually enter the PIN. The Client’s software will then allow a newcomer to join your secure. run the appropriate Wi-Fi Protected System utility. If you are using the Router’s Wi-Fi Security push button option. you can use the push button on the Router or third party software to invite a newcomer to join your Wi-Fi protected network. the software method is recommended.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.
Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup The following are step-by-step directions to change the computer name and join a workgroup.Section 7 . Click on the Advanced system settings link. 2. 1. Click on Properties. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 62 .
Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and enter a description of your computer in the textbox. Go to the Computer Name/Domain Changes window and click the radio button next to the Workgroup you want to join.Section 7 . click the Change button. When you are finished. 4. click the OK button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 63 .Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup 3. When you are finished.
Configuring the IP Address in Vista Configuring the IP Address in Vista The following are step-by-step directions to configure the IP address in Windows Vista. 3. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Properties from the drop-down menu. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 64 . Click on Properties. 1.Section 8 . Go to the Network and Internet window and click the appropriate Local Area Connection icon. 2.
Then click the “Use the following DNS server adresses” option on the same tab and enter the desired DNS server information. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 65 .Configuring the IP Address in Vista 4. 5.Section 8 . Tick the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) checkbox in the Networking tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window. Click the “Use the following IP address” option in the General tab in the Local Area Connections Properties window and enter the desired IP address in the space offered.
Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Status from the drop-down menu. Confirm your new settings on the Network Connection Status window. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 66 . Go to the Local Area Connection Status window and click the Details button. 8. 7.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 6.Section 8 . click the Done button. When you are finished.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 67 .Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly Setting Up a Connection or Network Wirelessly The following are step-by-step directions to set up a wireless connection. Click the Next button.Section 9 . Go to the Set up a connection or network window and choose the Set up a wireless router or access point Set up a new wireless network for your home or business option. Click on Set up a connection or network in the Network and Sharing Center section. 2. 1.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 68 . This window confirms that you want to create wireless network settings that are savable to a USB flash drive.Section 9 . 4. 5. Click the Next button on the Set up a wireless router or access point window.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 3. The following window displays the system progress.
8. Click the Next button.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 6. Select security method on the Choose advanced network security options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. Click the Show advanced network security options link. 7. Enter a passphrase on the Help make your network more secure with a passphrase window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 69 .Section 9 . Click the Next button. Enter a network name on the Give your network a name window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard.
Click the Next button.Section 9 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 70 .Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 9. 10. Once you have selected the desired security method on the Choose advanced network security options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. Click the Next button. 11. click the Next button.Once you have saved your network settings to USB.Select the desired file and printer sharing option on the Choose file and printer sharing options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. use the pulldown menu on the Insert the USB flash drive into this computer window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard to select a destination for your network settings.
13.Once you have saved your network settings to USB.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 12. the Copying settings to the USB drive window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard opens to indicate the system progress. the To add a device or computer.Section 9 . click the Close button. When you are finished.Once you are finished. follow these instructions window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard opens. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 71 .
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 72 . 2. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) The following are step-by-step directions to set up a wireless connection. Click on Properties.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP.Section 10 . Click the Manage network connections link in the Network and Sharing Center window. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. 1.
4.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress.Section 10 . 5. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 73 . WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 3. Select a network to connect to in the Select a network to connect to window in the Connect to a network wizard and then click the Connect button. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu.
Section 10 . When you are finished. click the Close button. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. click the Connect button.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically. 7. Enter the network security key or passphrase for the Router in the textbox provided in the Type the network security key or passphrase for dlink300 window in the Connect a network wizard. When you are finished. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 6. 8. The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 74 .
WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 9. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 75 .Section 10 . use the Ping feature of the command prompt.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. 10.To test the new IP address.
Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network The following are step-by-step directions to set up an unsecured wireless connection. Go to the Network and Sharing Center window and click the Manage Network Connections link.Section 11 . Click on Properties. 1. 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 76 .
Confirm your desire to connect anyway on the following Network Connection Status window. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu.Section 11 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 77 . 5.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. Select a network to connect to in the Select a network to connect to window in the Connect to a network wizard and then click the Connect button. 4.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 78 .Section 11 . When you are finished. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. click the Close button. The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. 7. 8. Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 6.
Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9.Section 11 . Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. 10. use the Ping feature of the command prompt. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 79 .To test the new IP address.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 80 . 2.6) The following are step-by-step directions to configure the network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window.6).Section 11 . 1.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 81 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. or you need to assign a static IP address. Click the Apply button to save the settings. If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Click Ehternet on the left to see the local network settings.Section 11 .e. The IP address. its subnet mask and the router’s IP address displays when selecting Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu. select Manually from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu to manually enter the IP address and it’s subnet mask. wireless router) automatically. TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.
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The following are step-by-step directions to configure the Wireless in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). 1. Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window. 2. Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu.
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3. Click AirPort on the left to configure the wireless network. 4. Make sure the Status is On. If the Status is Off, click the Turn AirPort On button to enable AirPort.
5. Click the Advanced button to see the window. 6. Click the + button to see the window in the next page.
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7. Enter the Network Name (SSID) of the Router.
8. Select the Security type of the network from the drop-down list, and security related information below. Click the Add button to add the wireless network in the Preferred Network list.
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D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 85 . Select the Network Name from the drop-down menu. Click the Apply button to save the settings. 10. 11. Click OK to proceed.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9.Section 11 .
(The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.5 or higher • Safari 1.1 or higher) • Camino 0. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.2 or higher (with Java 1.1 for example).3. If you do not get a solid link light.) 1. Norton Personal Firewall.7.0) or higher • Opera 8.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.8.0. the link light may not be on. If you have a different operating system.12 (5. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer. Black Ice. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.168.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1.4 or higher • Firefox 1.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-615. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. If the computer is turned off. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. Sygate. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 86 . Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.Section 12 .
The default IP address is 192. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults.168. From the Security tab. • Access the web management. When logging in. Click OK. Click OK three times.0.1. • If you still cannot access the configuration. try connecting using a different computer. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 87 . the username is admin and leave the password box empty. you must reset your router. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. Make sure nothing is checked.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. With the router powered on. This should open the login page for your the web management. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit.Section 12 . 2. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. Click the LAN Settings button. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. To reset the router. If you have multiple computers. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar.
1482. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 88 . Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. 1472. • Windows® 95. or a URL. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. banking sites. etc). 1492.Section 12 .Troubleshooting 3. • Once the window opens. • Click on Start and then click Run. 2000. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. and Hotmail. or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. 98. you’ll need to do a special ping. and Me users type in command (Windows® NT. A destination could be another computer. To find the proper MTU Size. and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). Why can’t I connect to certain sites or send and receive emails when connecting through my router? If you are having a problem sending or receiving email.
enter the IP address of your router (192. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. • Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem.Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time.1) and click OK. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device.Section 12 . you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click the Save Settings button to save your settings. • Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure.168. For example. continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default).0. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. Once you find your MTU. the actual MTU size would be 1480. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 89 . Once you get a reply. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser.
A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users. printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Under many circumstances. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 90 . when and where you want it. and public areas such as airports.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. coffee shops and universities. business or public access wireless networks. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers. the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.Appendix A .
Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer.11n only. Why is the speed of my Wireless N device limited to 54mbps? This is likely to be the result of the wireless settings. go to Setup -> Wireless Setup to make sure the Cipher Type is configured as AES. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. and many other outdoor venues. developer. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). As the Wi-Fi Alliance restricts the maximum speed to 54Mbps when WPA or WPA2 wireless security is configured with TKIP Cipher Type. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN).Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. airports. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. college and high school campuses. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 91 . so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network. industrial locations. a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network.Appendix A . and manufacturer of networking products. Go to Advanced -> Advanced Wireless to see if the Wireless Mode is configured as 802. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture. golf courses.
Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web.Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. such as mobile phones. headphones. but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much power which makes it ideal for personal devices. check e-mail. D-Link has a wireless solution for it. PDAs. instant message. office. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN. business.Appendix A . speakers. laptops. and other devices that operate on batteries. whether it’s for home. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet away. 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-615 User Manual 92 .
so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like airports. Please choose a universal repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 93 . hotels. 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 Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. • AP-repeater (AP with WDS): only repeat same model or limited models which base on the same proprietary protocol. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. 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. there are two types of repeater in D-Link for user to select: • Universal repeater: It acts as an AP and a wireless STA at the same time. restaurants.Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office.Appendix A . It can support all AP and wireless STA if they work in the same wireless channel. libraries. but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. and convention centers. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. If you have a two-story home. Wireless network is easy to setup. For the wireless repeater. 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. when you install a wireless network. coffee shops.
such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 94 . Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up. All the wireless devices. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. using wireless network adapters on each computer. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. for peer-to-peer communication. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. such as two or more WNA-2330 wireless network Cardbus adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate.Appendix A . will connect to the wireless router or access point. There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. or clients. microwaves. • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer.Wireless Basics Eliminate Interference Wireless Modes Place home appliances such as cordless telephones.
Click on Start > Run. type ipconfig and press Enter.0. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 95 . hotel. and the default gateway of your adapter. please follow the steps below.g. At the prompt. airport). by default. check your adapter installation.Appendix B .e. In the run box type cmd and click OK. subnet mask. security settings. wireless router) automatically. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e. This will display the IP address.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter.0.0. and the settings on your router. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. To verify your IP address. If the address is 0. coffee shop. Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters.
right-click My Network Places > Properties.0.0.168.1).From the desktop. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. or you need to assign a static IP address.Networking Basics Statically Assign an IP address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings.Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. make your IP address 192. Set Default Gateway 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. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows® XP .168.168.1. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.168.1).X where X is a number between 2 and 99. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 96 .0. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.0. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192. Windows® 2000 .Appendix B .
-85dBm • 9Mbps OFDM.11 b : DSSS / DBPSK / DQPSK / CCK 802. 10% PER. 10% PER.-90dBm VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions • PPTP • IPSec Device Management • Web-based Internet Explorer v6 or later.11b and 802.11b • IEEE 802.11g • IEEE 802. –64dBm 802.-78dBm • 18Mbps OFDM.0 • IEEE 802. IV Expansion.3 • IEEE 802. 10% PER. MIC.-89dBm • 1Mbps DBPSK.-80dBm • 12Mbps OFDM.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802. 8% PER.-70dBm • 48Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.-72dBm • 36Mbps OFDM. 10% PER. Shared Key Authentication) • 802.-76dBm • 24Mbps OFDM.3u • Wireless Signal Rates* • 300Mbps • 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps • 24Mbps • 18Mbps • 12Mbps • 11Mbps • 9Mbps • 6Mbps • 5. 10% PER. 10% PER. 10% PER.-83dBm • 11Mbps CCK. 8% PER. or other Java-enabled browsers • DHCP Server and Client D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 97 . 8% PER.-88dBm • 5.1x • 64/128-bit WEP • PIN/PBC WPS Modulation Technology 802. 8% PER.11 g : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM 802.5Mbps • 2Mbps • 1Mbps Security • WPA .-87dBm • 2Mbps DQPSK. –68dBm HT40 • 300Mbps OFDM.-85dBm • 6Mbps OFDM.11g • 54Mbps OFDM.5Mbps CCK.Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP. 10% PER.Appendix C .11n draft 2.11 n : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM Receiver Sensitivity 802. 10% PER. Netscape Navigator v6 or later.11n HT20 • 300Mbps OFDM.
including volume of network traffic. 802.11g and 802.Appendix C .11g and 802. building materials and construction.up to 328 ft.8mm • NAT with VPN Pass-through (Network Address Translation)• H = 31. lower actual data throughput rate. (400 meters) Wireless Transmit Power (AVG Power) 11b:17dBm(Max) 11g:16dBm(Max) 11n:13dBm(Max) External Antenna Type Two fixed reverse SMA external antenna Safety and Emissions FCC Part 15B/ 15C/ MPE IC RSS-210 NCC LP0002 LEDs • Power • Status • Internet • WLAN (Wireless Connection) • LAN (10/100) Dimensions • L = 135mm Advanced Firewall Features • W = 99.4GHz to 2.4835GHZ (802.497GHz (802.11b. Actual data throughput will vary. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 98 .11n) Wireless Operating Range2 • Indoors . (100 meters) • Outdoors. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.11b) 2.5mm • MAC Filtering • IP Filtering Weight • URL Filtering 0.Technical Specifications Wireless Frequency Range 2. Network conditions and environmental factors.up to 1312 ft.4GHz to 2. and network overhead.11n specifications.246kg • Domain Blocking • Scheduling Operating Temperature 32°F to 129 °F ( 0°C to 40°C) Humidity 95% maximum (non-condensing) * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.
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