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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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Macintosh®. Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply. before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet. System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®.Section 1 .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. or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter • Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.0 or above (for configuration) D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 1 .

and network overhead. so it can connect with existing 802.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online. and real-time audio. including volume of network traffic.11n wireless clients.11b and IEEE 802. • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions .11g and Draft 802.The DIR-615 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802. lower actual data throughput rate. the DIR-615 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network.11g PCI.Section 1 . online gaming. Network conditions and environmental factors.11b and IEEE 802. whether from the Internet or from your company’s server. • User-friendly Setup Wizard .The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering . so users behind the DIR-615 can securely access corporate networks.The DIR-615 can pass through VPN sessions. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. building materials and construction. and/or Domain Name.Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking .11g standard.11b and 802.11n specifications.Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address.11g Devices . • Filter Scheduling . Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.The DIR-615 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802. such as video streaming. URL. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 2 . Actual data throughput will vary. • Advanced Firewall Features . USB and Cardbus adapters. • Compatible with 802. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes.

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 3 .Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings. and hubs. The Auto MDI/MDIX WAN port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the Cable or DSL modem. switches. LAN Ports Connect Ethernet devices such as computers. Receptor for the Power Adapter.Section 1 .

This LED blinks during data transmission. A blinking amber light indicates the device is booting up. Connect a multi-function printer.Section 1 . An amber light indicates that the Internet connection has failed. Power LED A solid green light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. or USB storage device to the port and share the device throught the network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 4 . Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled device on ports 1-4. This LED blinks during data transmission. WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. USB Port This USB port supports D-Link SharePort function. scanner. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission.Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs and USB Port WAN A solid green light indicates the connection on the WAN port.

you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 5 . Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. then you must turn off your modem. If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE. Broadjump. If you were using the USB connection before using the router. Also. or in the attic or garage. cabinet. and then turn the modem back on. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet. Placement of the router is very important. Before you Begin Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. In some cases. or Ethernet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router.Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process.Section 2 .

Be aware of the direct line between network devices. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. and home security systems).5 meters). may limit the range. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 6 . however. thickness and location of walls. ceilings. Materials and objects such as glass. Keep in mind. file cabinets. A wall that is 1.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans. that the number.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. wireless routers. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. walls with insulation. 5. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. 4. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Try to position access points. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum .Section 2 . Building Materials make a difference.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. brick. 3. steel. mirrors. 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.5 feet thick (. metal. water (fish tanks). lights. or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. 2. Make sure your 2. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use. and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.

C. Place the mounting holes on the bottom of the device over the screws to mount it to the wall or partition. Connect your cables to the device.Section 2 .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. To wall mount your device. B. Step A Step B Step C D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 7 . Screw the provided screws with the equipment to the wall or partition where the device to be placed. A.

Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 8 . Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. 8. Turn on or plug in your modem. The power light. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Skip to page 16 to configure your router. WAN light. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. 4. If not. 6. 2. and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. modem.Installation Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem. 5. 9. Do not plug the power adapter into the router. Shut down your computer.Section 2 . 7. please follow the steps below: 1. Place the router in an open and central location. make sure your computer. 3. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds). Turn the power off on your modem. Verify the link lights on the router. and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the WAN port on the router. If there is no on/off switch. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. Turn on your computer.

Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1. In most cases. When the login window appears.168.0. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 9 . Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router. 5. 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 OK 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. 4.Section 2 . To connect to another router. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. write down your existing settings before making any changes. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer. please follow the steps below: 1. 3. Click Save Settings to continue. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox.1 and press Enter. 2. Plug the power into the router. If you need to change the settings.168. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Click Save Settings to continue.0. Open a web browser and enter http://192. Under Router Settings.

To configure your wireless network. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.Installation 6. 8. open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 10 . Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. 7.Section 2 .

168. Type “admin” for the User Name and leave the field blank in the Password field.Section 3 . Leave the password blank by default. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance. If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 11 .Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility.0. open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.1).

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Setup Wizard
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.

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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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D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 15 . Click Next to continue. Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue.Configuration If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. this window will open. the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed.Section 3 . Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. When the router has finished rebooting. This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box.

Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 16 .Configuration Internet Setup If you want to configure the Router manually without using the wizard. click the Manual Internet Connection Setup button.

Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. Dynamic PPPoE D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 17 . Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet Time: connection is maintained during inactivity. enable Auto-reconnect.Section 3 . To disable this feature. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .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 . Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. The Service Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. Confirm Password: Retype the password. DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses.

Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. IP Unnumbered Netmask: Enter the IP netmask (Static PPPoE only). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 18 .Configuration Internet Setup Static PPPoE Click Static PPPoE radio button if your ISP uses a static PPPoE connection. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). LAN IP: Enter Start and End LAN IP address. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. Confirm Password: Retype the new password. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router.Section 3 . Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. Dual LAN Tick the check box to enable IP Unnumbered on LAN (1-3) Enable: interface and NAT on Wireless Interface. This option is typically used for DSL services. IP Unnumbered Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses.

1492 is the default MTU. Manual. enable Auto-reconnect.Section 3 . MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Connection Mode Select: Select either Always. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 19 .Configuration Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. To disable this feature. or Connect-on demand.

WPA. If you want to have more wireless network name.Section 3 . WPA2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 20 . To configure the wireless settings manually. click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button and then follow the steps that are described below. and WPA/WPA2 wireless security mode options.Configuration Wireless Setup Wireless settings for the router may be configured manually or by using a wizard. also known as SSID. The Wireless Security section that directly follows this Configuration section provides additional explanation for how to configure the WEP. click the Multiple Wireless network Name Setup button. The parameters for this window are described later in this section. To use the wizard. click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button.

Configuration Click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard to start wireless setup wizard. WEP. Click Automatically assign a network key (Recommended) or Manually assing a network key for the wireless security key. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 21 . in the text box. also known as SSID. Click Next to continue. WPA.Section 3 . and use the check box to select the desired level of wireless security. Click Next to continue. Enter a Wireless Network Name. this window will open. If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. and then click Next to continue.

Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 22 .Configuration This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting.Section 3 . the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. When the router has finished rebooting.

To enter this window. and background. If you do not want to use wireless. tick the Enable Protected checkbox. and then configure the Wi-Fi settings below. The Enable Auto Channel Selection setting can be selected to allow the DIR-615 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference. best effort. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 23 . Enable: Check the box to enable the wireless function.Section 3 . click either Generate New PIN or Reset PIN to Setup: Default. 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. If this option is Wireless: checked. Please see the Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. Enable Wireless Channel Selection: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-615.0 in Windows Vista) section later in this manual for detailed configuration information. or WCN 2. Enable Hidden Check this option if you would not like the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-615. WMM Enable: Enable Wi-Fi Multimedia to enjoy basic quality of service features. By default the channel is set to 6. Best (automatic). Many users will want to use the default setting. make sure at least one SSID is selected in Wireless Network Name Setup (Setup -> Wireless Setup -> Multiple Wireless Network name Setup).0. video. 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. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions. Wi-Fi To implement Wi-Fi protection. Transmission Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Rate: Transmission Rate in Mbits per second.Configuration Click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button to manually configure the wireless Internet setup. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice. you may select fromthe drop-down menu. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.

it’s default and the key value. WEP Encryption. 3. next to Security Mode.Configuration 1. To enable WEP. Select the Authentication method. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 24 .Section 3 . Click Save Settings to save your settings. 2. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic).

Section 3 . enter a passphrase.Configuration 1. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. WPA2. 3. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 25 . Next to PSK / EAP. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). AES. 5. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Click Save Settings to save your settings. select TKIP. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. Next to Cipher Type. Next to Network Key. select PSK. 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. 4. 2.

or AUTO(TKIP/AES). 5. Next to Cipher Type. Click Save Settings to save your settings. select EAP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 26 . AES. Next to Shared Secret. 4. 7. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). 6.Section 3 . Next to Port. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Next to PSK / EAP. enter the security key. select TKIP.Configuration 1. 1812 is the default port. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP address of your RADIUS server. 3. 2.

Section 3 .Configuration Click the Multiple Wireless Network Name Setup to add or select SSIDs. network Tick the check box to select the SSID. Wireless Enter wireless network work names (SSIDs) in the field. Name: D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 27 .

0. your computers will use the router for a DNS server. Enable DNS Check the box to transfer the DNS server Relay: information from your ISP to your computers.Configuration LAN Setup This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. Refer to the next page for DHCP information. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 28 . The default Address: IP address is 192. If you change the IP address. The default subnet mask Mask: is 255. Local Domain Name: Enter the Domain name (Optional). Router IP Enter the IP address of the router.255.Section 3 .1.255.0. Default Subnet Enter the Subnet Mask. If unchecked.168. once you click Apply.

DHCP Enter the name. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. DHCP Lease The length of time for the IP address lease. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-615. DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for Address Range: the DHCP server’s IP assignment.Section 3 . Uncheck to disable this function. The DIR-615 has a built-in DHCP server. Time: Enter the Lease time in minutes.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. Tick the check box to enable DHCP reservation for the device.” When you turn your computers on. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 29 . Enable DHCP Check the box to enable the DHCP server on Server: your router.

Minute. update. NTP synchronizes computer clock times in a network of computers. your computer’s time settings button to make the Router’s time same as your computer. Click the Sync. and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. Month. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 30 . Day. Enable Daylight Ticking this checkbox enables Daylight Saving Saving: time. Manual: To manually input the time.Configuration Time and Date This section will allow you to configure. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu.Section 3 . 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. and Second. deselect Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box and then enter the values in these fields for the Year. Sync: Deselect the Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box to be able to see the option. Hour. Click Save Settings. NTP is short for Network Time Protocol.

or Parental Turn Parental Control Rules ON and DENY Control: computers access to ONLY these sites.Configuration Parental Control This feature allows you to create a list of websites that you want to either allow or deny users access. Schedule: The schedule of time when the parental control filter will be enabled.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 31 . Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked. Website URL: Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always. You can create your own times in the Maintenance > Schedules section. Configure Select Turn Parental Control Rules OFF.

IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. UDP. or Any D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 32 . Traffic Type: Select TCP. Name: Enter a name for the rule. Rule: Check the box to enabled the rule. enter the same port in both boxes.Section 3 . Start Port/ Enter the port or ports that you want to open.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. If End Port: you want to open one port.

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 33 . Destination Enter a port or range of ports of TCP or UDP Port: for the filter rule. Traffic Type: Select a traffic type (TCP.Section 3 . The scheduled time should be configured in Maintenance > Schedules section in advance. or Any) that will be used for the filter rule. UDP. Schedule: Select Always to apply for this filter rule all the time. Action: Use the drop-down menu to select Allow or Deny the network access. or select one of the scheduled time. MAC/IP Enter the MAC or IP address of a network Address: adapter for a filter rule.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.

Connection: Tick to enable the firewall from WAN to LAN. Tick the Enable DoS Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. Enable WAN to LAN Firewall: Tick DMZ Enable check box to enable DMZ. The outside firewall can choose various which part you want to prevernt from. and tick the rest of the check boxes to deny the access from various tools. DoS Attack: DoS (Denial-of-service) attack makes the computer resources unavailabel for intened users. Tick the Enable Post Scan Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. Post Scan Post scan attack targets the opening ports and attacks those Attack: ports. WAN Firewall: WAN Select the WAN Connection you want to set up the firewall. and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of DoS attack. and enter an DMZ: IP adrees of a computer in the IP field to be accessible to Internet traffic.Configuration Firewall & DMZ This section will allow you to set up inside and outside firewall. Service Filter: Service FilterTick the Enable Service Filter Blocking check box to enable the function.Section 3 . and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of post scan attack. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 34 . Enable LAN to Tick to enable the firewall from LAN to WAN.

Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. 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.11g wireless radio from the standard settings. 2346 is the default setting. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 1 is the default setting. CTS will make sure the wireless network is clear before a wireless client attempts to send wireless data. determines whether packets will be fragmented. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas. If inconsistent data flow is a problem. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may adversely affect the behavior of your network.Section 3 . 100 is the default setting and is recommended. Specify a value. Beacon Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize interval: a wireless network. Always: CTS will always be used to make sure the wireless LAN is clear before sending data.Configuration This window allows you to change the behavior of the 802. only a minor modification should be made. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. CTS Mode: CTS (Clear To Send) is a function used to minimize collisions among wireless devices on a wireless local area network (LAN). Enabling CTS will add overhead and may lower wireless through put. Preamble Type: Select Short or Long Preamble. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 35 Advanced Wireless . Fragmentation: The fragmentation threshold. which is specified in bytes.

Short Guard Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity. 802. 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.11n wireless clients.11n and non-802. SSID: Use the drop-down list to select an SSID that has been configured in Wireless Network Name Setup. 11g. Bandwidth: Select the Channel Width: 20MHz . 20/40MHz(Auto) .11 Mixed(n/g/b) . and allow or deny its access to wireless.Select if you are using both 802.11n wireless devices. it’s less reliable and may Interval: create higher data loss.11b and 802. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address for the rule. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 36 .11n Only .11n. This is the default setting.Configuration Wireless Mode: Select one of the following: 802.Select if you are using both 802.Select if you are using a mix of 802.11 Mixed(g/b) . However.Select if you are not using any 802.11n. 802.Section 3 .Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802. Wireless Mac Filter: This section allows you to configure the MAC address of a computer. and 11b wireless clients. The format should be xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.11g wireless clients.

Configuration Advanced Network This window allows you to change the LAN settings. Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may affect the behavior of your network. Enable Tick the check box to allow multicast traffic to pass Multicast through the router from the Internet. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 37 . Enable UPnP: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature tick this checkbox. Streams: Wireless Tick the check box to allow wireless multicast Enhance Mode: traffic to pass through the router. or 10/100Mbps Auto.Section 3 . 100Mbps. software and peripherals. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. WAN Port You may set the port speed of the WAN port to Speed: 10Mbps.

Subnet Mask: The subnet of the IP address of the packets that will take this route.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 38 . Enable: Tick this checkbox to enable or disable fixed routes to defined destinations. 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. Destination: The IP address of the packets that will take this route. 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.

0.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 443 is the port used for the Web-Management interface. In general.x:8080 whereas x.x. HTTPS Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks.x. then any computer will be able to access the Router. HTTP Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. IP Allowed to The Internet IP address of the computer that has access to Access: the Broadband Router. You can also enable Remote Management.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface. The administrator can make changes to the settings.x. If you leave this field blank or type 0.x. This would present a security risk and is not recommended.Section 3 . Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-615 to be configured Management: from the Internet by a web browser.x. Administrator Enter a New Password for the administrator login name and Password: then retype the new password in the Confirm Password textbox.Configuration Device Administration This window will allow you to change the Administrator password.x.x.0. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 39 .0. A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface.x:443 whereas x. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host. For example: https://x. For example: http://x.

Reboot: Click the Reboot button on the left side of the window to restart the Router. load configuration settings from a hard drive. click the Upload Settings button to transfer those settings to the Router. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. click the Save button. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local configuration settings.Configuration Save and Restore This window allows you to save your configuration file to a hard drive. 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. Then.Section 3 . First. If you want to save the current router configuration settings. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. use the Save button above. and restore the Router’s factory default settings. including any rules that you have created. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 40 . First. use the Browse Hard Drive: control to find a previously save file of configuration settings. You will then see a file dialog. 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.

Username: Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server. Dyn.Configuration DDNS Setting The router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service).Section 3 . DynDns. org(Custom). Available servers include dlinkddns. Server Select one of the DDNS registration organizations Address: form those listed in the pull-down menu. Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 41 . allowing access to a specified host from various locations on the Internet. org(Static).Dns. This is enabled to allow remote access to a host by clicking a hyperlinked URL in the form “hostname. this can make it difficult to locate a specific host on the LAN using standard DNS. and Dyn.org”. this ensures that the host can be located from the Internet if the public IP address changes.Dns. DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS providers.com(Free). Enable DDNS: Tick the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable support for DDNS. The Dynamic DNS service allows a dynamic public IP address to be associated with a static host name in any of the many domains.org(free).dyndns. Password: Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server. If for example you are running a public web server or VPN server on your LAN. Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP.

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 42 . Virtual Cable VCT is an advanced feature that integrates a Tester (VCT) LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the Info: router. Through the graphical user interface (GUI).Configuration System Check This tool is used to verify the physical connectivity on both the LAN and the WAN interfaces. Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections. and impedance mismatch. VCT can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens. shorts. and click Ping. swaps. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping.Section 3 . The Ping Test can be used to test the status of the Internet.

either All Week or Select Days. please use the checkboxes directly below to specify the individual days. If the latter is selected.24 hrs: Tick this check box if the new schedule rule applies to the full 24-hour period.Configuration Schedules The Router allows the user the ability to manage schedule rules for various firewall and parental control features on this window. click the Save Settings button at the top of the window.Section 3 . Day(s): Choose the desired day(s). untick the previous checkbox and then enter a specific beginning and ending time. Name: Enter a name for the new schedule rule. All Day . Once you have finished configuring the new schedule rule. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 43 . Start Time/ If the new schedule rule does not apply to the full End Time: 24-hour period.

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. Click the Save button and follow the prompts to save the file.Configuration Log Settings The system log displays chronological event log data specified by the router user. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 44 .Section 3 . You may also save a simple text file containing the log to your computer.

It will display the LAN.11N: wireless settings such as SSID. and Encryption status. Channel. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 45 . WAN. 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.Configuration Device Info This window displays the current information for the DIR-615. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection. Wireless Displays the wireless MAC address and your 802. If your WAN connection is set up for PPPoE. LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. Use DHCP Release to disconnect from your ISP and use DHCP Renew to connect to your ISP.Section 3 . WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. and Wireless information.

Previous: View the previous page. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 46 . Next: View the next page. Clear: Clear the log. Last Page: View the last page of the log.Section 3 . First Page: View the first page of the log. This is especially helpful detecting unauthorized network usage. 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.

Configuration Statistics The window below displays the Traffic Statistics. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-615 on both the WAN and the LAN ports. 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.

Help Click the desired hyperlink to get more information about how to use the Router.Section 3 .Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless client. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 48 .

When using WEP. you must know the key. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 49 . 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. It is based on the IEEE 802. Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal using characters 0-9.11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm. 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.Section 4 . Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. To gain access to a WEP network. The key is a string of characters that you create. A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. you must determine the level of encryption.Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The type of encryption determines the key length. 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. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network.

Hex is recommended (letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. Next to Default Key Type. In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid. 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. Shared Key is recommended as it provides greater security when WEP is enabled. 1. Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 50 . Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption. Next to Authentication. 5. Click Save Settings to save your settings. 2. 3. You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII. select WEP Key 1 and enter a WEP key that you create. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 6.1).0. Next to Security Mode.Security Configure WEP It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.Section 4 . 4. select either Shared Key or Open. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter.168. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.

WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The two major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). • User authentication. WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. WPA2 is based on 802. by adding an integrity-checking feature. EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point.Security What is WPA? WPA. is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). which is generally missing in WEP. or Wi-Fi Protected Access. TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 51 . The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication 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.Section 4 . which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen. ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with.

Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.168.0. AES. or Both. Next to PSK/EAP. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. Next to Security Mode. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 5. 6. 3. select PSK. 4. 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. Next to Cipher Mode. enter a key (passphrase). Next to Network Key. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces.Security Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. select TKIP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 52 .Section 4 .1). If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. 1. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced) or Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Click Save Settings to save your settings. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. 2.

168. 4. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. select PSK. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long.1). Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. select Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Security Mode. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 53 . If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. AES. Next to Network Key. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA/WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the Router.0. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces.Security Configure WPA/WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. enter a key (passphrase).Section 4 . Click Save Settings to save your settings. or Both. 2. Next to Cipher Mode. 1. 5. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 6. select TKIP. 3. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Next to PSK/EAP.

Section 4 . enter the security key. 2.168. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Next to Shared Secret. enter its IP address. 5.1). select EAP. 6. WPA2. or Auto. 4. Next to Cipher Type. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). AES.0. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 3. If you have a secondary RADIUS server. and secret key. 1. Next to Port. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to PSK/EAP. Click on Wireless Settings on the left side. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 54 . 8. port. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. select TKIP. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. 9. Next to Security Mode.Security Configure WPA. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. 7. 1812 is the default port.

check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. Select View Available Wireless Networks. If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble. The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.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). click on the center of the bubble to access the utility.Section 5 . If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 55 .

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 56 . 2. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). If you are joining an existing network. you will need to know the WEP key being used.Section 5 . Select View Available Wireless Networks. 1. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.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.

The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. please verify that the WEP settings are correct. Enter the same WEP key that is on your router and click Connect. If the connection fails.Section 5 . It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 57 .Connecting to a Wireless Network 3.

If you are joining an existing network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 58 . Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. 1. 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.Section 5 . 2. Select View Available Wireless Networks.

The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.Section 5 .Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 59 . If the connection fails. please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.

The instructions for setting this up depend on whether you are using Windows Vista to configure the Router or third party software. Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection When you first set up the Router. Wi-Fi protection is disabled and unconfigured. proceed to the next section to set up the newly-configured Router.0 in Windows Vista) The DIR-615 supports Wi-Fi protection. To enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi protection.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. If you are using third party software to set up Wi-Fi Protection. the Router must be both enabled and configured. tick the Enable checkbox on the Wireless Network window. carefully follow the directions.Section 6 . There are three basic methods to accomplish this: use Windows Vista’s built-in support for WCN 2. or use the traditional Ethernet approach.0. referred to as WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista. When you are finished. If you are running Windows Vista. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 60 . use software provided by a third party.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.

However.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up a Configured Router Once the Router has been configured.Section 6 . Next click Finish. Follow the on-screen instructions. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 61 . the push button method is ideal if there is no access to a GUI. run the appropriate Wi-Fi Protected System utility. 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). For maximum security. Wi-Fi protected network. If you are using the Router’s Wi-Fi Security push button option. The Client’s software will then allow a newcomer to join your secure. 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. If you are using third party software. You will be asked to either use the push button method or to manually enter the PIN.

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 62 . Click on Properties. 2.Section 7 . Click on the Advanced system settings link.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. 1.

Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and enter a description of your computer in the textbox.Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup 3. Go to the Computer Name/Domain Changes window and click the radio button next to the Workgroup you want to join. When you are finished.Section 7 . click the Change button. click the OK button. When you are finished. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 63 . 4.

2.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. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Properties from the drop-down menu. Go to the Network and Internet window and click the appropriate Local Area Connection icon.Section 8 . 1. 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 64 . Click on Properties.

Then click the “Use the following DNS server adresses” option on the same tab and enter the desired DNS server information.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 4. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 65 . Tick the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) checkbox in the Networking tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window.Section 8 . 5. 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.

7. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 66 . Confirm your new settings on the Network Connection Status window. 8. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Status from the drop-down menu.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 6. click the Done button.Section 8 . When you are finished. Go to the Local Area Connection Status window and click the Details button.

1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 67 . Click on Set up a connection or network in the Network and Sharing Center section. 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. 2.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.

Section 9 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 68 . The following window displays the system progress. 4.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 3. 5. Click the Next button on the Set up a wireless router or access point window. This window confirms that you want to create wireless network settings that are savable to a USB flash drive.

Click the Show advanced network security options link. Click the Next button. 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. 7. Select security method on the Choose advanced network security options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. 8. 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.Section 9 .Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 6. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 69 .

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.Section 9 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 70 . Click the Next button.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 9. 11.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.Once you have saved your network settings to USB. click the Next button. 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. Click the Next button.

Once you have saved your network settings to USB. follow these instructions window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard opens. When you are finished. click the Close button. the To add a device or computer. 13. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 71 .Once you are finished.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.Section 9 .

2. 1. Click the Manage network connections link in the Network and Sharing Center window. Click on Properties.Section 10 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 72 .Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) The following are step-by-step directions to set up a wireless connection. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP.

Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 73 .Section 10 . 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. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 3. 5. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu. 4.

When you are finished. click the Close button. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 6. 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. click the Connect button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 74 . Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically. When you are finished. 7.Section 10 . The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. 8.

10.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 9. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 75 .To test the new IP address. Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. use the Ping feature of the command prompt.Section 10 .

1.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. 2. Click on Properties.Section 11 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 76 .

D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 77 . Confirm your desire to connect anyway on the following Network Connection Status window. 5. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu. 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.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. 4.Section 11 .

Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. When you are finished. click the Close button.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 6. 8. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 78 . The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed.Section 11 . 7.

use the Ping feature of the command prompt.To test the new IP address. 10.Section 11 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 79 . Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9.

Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 80 .6) The following are step-by-step directions to configure the network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window.Section 11 . 1. Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu.6).

its subnet mask and the router’s IP address displays when selecting Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu. Click Ehternet on the left to see the local network settings. wireless router) automatically. or you need to assign a static IP address.e. If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. select Manually from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu to manually enter the IP address and it’s subnet mask. Click the Apply button to save the settings. The IP address.Section 11 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 81 . TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3.

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Configuring the Wireless Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
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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10. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 85 . 11. Select the Network Name from the drop-down menu. Click the Apply button to save the settings. Click OK to proceed.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9.Section 11 .

Black Ice.Section 12 . Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.3.7. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Norton Personal Firewall. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1.1 or higher) • Camino 0. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 86 .5 or higher • Safari 1.168. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.1 for example). If you have a different operating system.8. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. Sygate. If you do not get a solid link light.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-615.0. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. the link light may not be on. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.) 1. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. If the computer is turned off. and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.2 or higher (with Java 1.12 (5.0) or higher • Opera 8.4 or higher • Firefox 1.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.

Section 12 .168. 2. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. The default IP address is 192. From the Security tab. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults. Click OK three times. Click the LAN Settings button. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. Double-click the Internet Options Icon.1. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 87 . Click OK. With the router powered on.0. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Make sure nothing is checked. If you have multiple computers. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. To reset the router. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. you must reset your router. • Access the web management. • If you still cannot access the configuration. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. try connecting using a different computer. This should open the login page for your the web management. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. When logging in. the username is admin and leave the password box empty. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.

A destination could be another computer. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. • Once the window opens. 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. To find the proper MTU Size. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. • Windows® 95. banking sites.Section 12 . or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. 1482. and Hotmail. etc).Troubleshooting 3. • Click on Start and then click Run. 1492.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 88 . Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. 98. and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). or a URL. 1472. 2000. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. and Me users type in command (Windows® NT. you’ll need to do a special ping.

Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. enter the IP address of your router (192. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480).168.1) and click OK. For example. • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). Once you get a reply. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. the actual MTU size would be 1480.0. Once you find your MTU. you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size.Section 12 . To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser. • Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click the Save Settings button to save your settings. • Test your email. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 89 .

Appendix A . Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users. the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want. printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. coffee shops and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 90 . Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. when and where you want it. 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.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. business or public access wireless networks. and public areas such as airports.

college and high school campuses.11n only. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 91 . so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network. and many other outdoor venues. go to Setup -> Wireless Setup to make sure the Cipher Type is configured as AES. developer. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). As the Wi-Fi Alliance restricts the maximum speed to 54Mbps when WPA or WPA2 wireless security is configured with TKIP Cipher Type. Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer. industrial locations. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.Appendix A . D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. airports. and manufacturer of networking products. Go to Advanced -> Advanced Wireless to see if the Wireless Mode is configured as 802. But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work.Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. golf courses. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. Why is the speed of my Wireless N device limited to 54mbps? This is likely to be the result of the wireless settings.

Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet away. PDAs. but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much power which makes it ideal for personal devices. D-Link has a wireless solution for it. business.Appendix A . headphones. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN. laptops. 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 . whether it’s for home. and other devices that operate on batteries. office. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web. Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. speakers. such as mobile phones. instant message. check e-mail.

Appendix A .Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. Please choose a universal repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. coffee shops. 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. libraries. If you have a two-story home. but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. when you install a wireless network. For the wireless repeater. restaurants. so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. 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. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like airports. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 93 . It can support all AP and wireless STA if they work in the same wireless channel. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. 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. • AP-repeater (AP with WDS): only repeat same model or limited models which base on the same proprietary protocol. Wireless network is easy to setup. 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. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. and convention centers.

There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. or clients. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.Wireless Basics Eliminate Interference Wireless Modes Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. using wireless network adapters on each computer. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 94 .Appendix A . microwaves. for peer-to-peer communication. will connect to the wireless router or access point. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up. such as two or more WNA-2330 wireless network Cardbus adapters. Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. All the wireless devices.

g. by default. airport). type ipconfig and press Enter. check your adapter installation. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 95 .e. please follow the steps below.0. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. security settings. wireless router) automatically.0.0. coffee shop. Click on Start > Run. Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters.Appendix B . and the settings on your router. In the run box type cmd and click OK. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings. At the prompt. This will display the IP address. hotel. subnet mask. and the default gateway of your adapter. If the address is 0.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter. To verify your IP address.

right-click My Network Places > Properties.Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.1.168.Networking Basics Statically Assign an IP address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router.168.Appendix B .0. or you need to assign a static IP address. make your IP address 192.1).0. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.1).0.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99.168. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows® XP .From the desktop. Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 96 . Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. Windows® 2000 .

-89dBm • 1Mbps DBPSK. Netscape Navigator v6 or later.11n HT20 • 300Mbps OFDM.-72dBm • 36Mbps OFDM.-83dBm • 11Mbps CCK. 10% PER. IV Expansion. or other Java-enabled browsers • DHCP Server and Client D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 97 . 10% PER. 10% PER. Shared Key Authentication) • 802. 8% PER.11g • 54Mbps OFDM.-85dBm • 9Mbps OFDM.-76dBm • 24Mbps OFDM.11b • IEEE 802. –68dBm HT40 • 300Mbps OFDM.-78dBm • 18Mbps OFDM.-70dBm • 48Mbps OFDM.-87dBm • 2Mbps DQPSK. 10% PER.11b and 802. 8% PER.11 b : DSSS / DBPSK / DQPSK / CCK 802. 10% PER. 8% PER.Appendix C .11n draft 2. 10% PER. 10% PER.3 • IEEE 802.5Mbps • 2Mbps • 1Mbps Security • WPA . 10% PER. MIC.0 • IEEE 802.3u • Wireless Signal Rates* • 300Mbps • 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps • 24Mbps • 18Mbps • 12Mbps • 11Mbps • 9Mbps • 6Mbps • 5.1x • 64/128-bit WEP • PIN/PBC WPS Modulation Technology 802. 8% PER.11 n : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM Receiver Sensitivity 802.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.-80dBm • 12Mbps OFDM.11 g : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM 802. 10% PER.-88dBm • 5. –64dBm 802.Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP.-90dBm VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions • PPTP • IPSec Device Management • Web-based Internet Explorer v6 or later. 10% PER.-85dBm • 6Mbps OFDM.11g • IEEE 802.5Mbps CCK.

Network conditions and environmental factors.Technical Specifications Wireless Frequency Range 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 98 .4GHz to 2.11g and 802.up to 328 ft. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.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 802.11g and 802.8mm • NAT with VPN Pass-through (Network Address Translation)• H = 31. including volume of network traffic.497GHz (802. Actual data throughput will vary.4835GHZ (802. (100 meters) • Outdoors. 802.5mm • MAC Filtering • IP Filtering Weight • URL Filtering 0.4GHz to 2. lower actual data throughput rate.11b) 2.11n specifications. and network overhead.Appendix C . building materials and construction. (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.up to 1312 ft.11b.11n) Wireless Operating Range2 • Indoors .

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