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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®. before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet. Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply.0 or above (for configuration) D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 1 .Section 1 . System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®. or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter • Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 2.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.
Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking . • User-friendly Setup Wizard .Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface. building materials and construction.11b and 802. Actual data throughput will vary. and/or Domain Name. • Filter Scheduling . Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range.11g standard. the DIR-615 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network. and real-time audio. • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 2 . * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online. Network conditions and environmental factors.The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering .These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.11n wireless clients. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes.Section 1 . whether from the Internet or from your company’s server. online gaming. and network overhead. lower actual data throughput rate. • Advanced Firewall Features . It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. including volume of network traffic.11g Devices .Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address. • Compatible with 802.11n specifications.11b and IEEE 802.11g and Draft 802.11b and IEEE 802. USB and Cardbus adapters.The DIR-615 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802.11g PCI. such as video streaming. so users behind the DIR-615 can securely access corporate networks.The DIR-615 can pass through VPN sessions. URL.The DIR-615 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802. so it can connect with existing 802.
LAN Ports Connect Ethernet devices such as computers.Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings.Section 1 . and hubs. The Auto MDI/MDIX WAN port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the Cable or DSL modem. Receptor for the Power Adapter. switches. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 3 .
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.Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs and USB Port WAN A solid green light indicates the connection on the WAN port. An amber light indicates that the Internet connection has failed. WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. A blinking amber light indicates the device is booting up. USB Port This USB port supports D-Link SharePort function. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 4 . scanner. This LED blinks during data transmission. Connect a multi-function printer. This LED blinks during data transmission.Section 1 . Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled device on ports 1-4.
or in the attic or garage. If you were using the USB connection before using the router. disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router. Before you Begin Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. Also. If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE. and then turn the modem back on. In some cases. Broadjump. you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. cabinet. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 5 . you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet).Section 2 .Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process. or Ethernet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. Placement of the router is very important. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. then you must turn off your modem.
mirrors. Building Materials make a difference. 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. or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. Materials and objects such as glass. however.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters. Try to position access points. 4. 3. and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. may limit the range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 6 . brick. wireless routers. walls with insulation. Be aware of the direct line between network devices.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans. Keep in mind.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. steel.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum . water (fish tanks). Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. that the number. lights. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely.5 meters). ceilings. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways.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. If you are using 2. thickness and location of walls. and home security systems). Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. metal. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (. file cabinets. 2. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.Section 2 . Make sure your 2. 5.
Connect your cables to the device. Screw the provided screws with the equipment to the wall or partition where the device to be placed. Step A Step B Step C D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 7 .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. A. C.Section 2 . B. Place the mounting holes on the bottom of the device over the screws to mount it to the wall or partition.
WAN light. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. 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. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. If not. 4. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. Shut down your computer. 8.Installation Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem.Section 2 . 2. 6. 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 8 . The power light. and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds). Turn on or plug in your modem. 5. please follow the steps below: 1. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. Turn on your computer. make sure your computer. If there is no on/off switch. Do not plug the power adapter into the router. 7. Skip to page 16 to configure your router. Turn the power off on your modem. Place the router in an open and central location. Verify the link lights on the router. modem. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. 9.
Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable.0.0. 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. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox.xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Click Save Settings to continue. Open a web browser and enter http://192. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1. 5. To connect to another router. 3. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Plug the power into the router. please follow the steps below: 1. 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 9 . write down your existing settings before making any changes. 4. Click Save Settings to continue. If you need to change the settings. Under Router Settings. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future.1 and press Enter. set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty.168. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192. Click OK to continue. In most cases.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.Section 2 . Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox. your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network.168. When the login window appears.
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 10 . To configure your wireless network. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.Section 2 . You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. 7.Installation 6. 8. Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router. open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network.
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.Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. Leave the password blank by default. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 11 .1). please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance.168.0.Section 3 . Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility. If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error.
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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Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings. Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. this window will open. the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed.Section 3 . The Router will save the new settings and reboot. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 15 . Click Next to continue. When the router has finished rebooting. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box.Configuration If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window.
Section 3 .Configuration Internet Setup If you want to configure the Router manually without using the wizard. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 16 . click the Manual Internet Connection Setup button.
Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. enable Auto-reconnect. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically.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 .Section 3 . Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet Time: connection is maintained during inactivity. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name. Dynamic PPPoE D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 17 . 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. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses. To disable this feature. Confirm Password: Retype the password. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name.
DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Dual LAN Tick the check box to enable IP Unnumbered on LAN (1-3) Enable: interface and NAT on Wireless Interface. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional).Section 3 . IP Unnumbered Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). This option is typically used for DSL services.Configuration Internet Setup Static PPPoE Click Static PPPoE radio button if your ISP uses a static PPPoE connection. IP Unnumbered Netmask: Enter the IP netmask (Static PPPoE only). LAN IP: Enter Start and End LAN IP address. Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 18 . Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. Confirm Password: Retype the new password.
Configuration Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity.Section 3 . or Connect-on demand. To disable this feature. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . enable Auto-reconnect.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1492 is the default MTU. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 19 . Manual. Connection Mode Select: Select either Always.
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.Section 3 . To configure the wireless settings manually. If you want to have more wireless network name. also known as SSID. click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button and then follow the steps that are described below. WPA2. To use the wizard. click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 20 . and WPA/WPA2 wireless security mode options. The parameters for this window are described later in this section.Configuration Wireless Setup Wireless settings for the router may be configured manually or by using a wizard. WPA.
Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 21 . Click Next to continue.Configuration Click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard to start wireless setup wizard. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. also known as SSID. WPA. WEP. this window will open. in the text box. Click Next to continue. and then click Next to continue. Enter a Wireless Network Name. If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. 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.
Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue.Section 3 .Configuration This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings. the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 22 . When the router has finished rebooting. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting.
WMM Enable: Enable Wi-Fi Multimedia to enjoy basic quality of service features.0. Once created and enabled a name in Multiple Wireless Name: Network Name (SSIDs) window.Section 3 . If you do not want to use wireless. video. Enable Wireless Channel Selection: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-615. If this option is Wireless: checked. 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. best effort. Many users will want to use the default setting. or WCN 2. you may select fromthe drop-down menu. The Enable Auto Channel Selection setting can be selected to allow the DIR-615 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference. Enable Hidden Check this option if you would not like the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-615. By default the channel is set to 6. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. Please see the Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. To enter this window.Configuration Click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button to manually configure the wireless Internet setup. Enable: Check the box to enable the wireless function. and then configure the Wi-Fi settings below.0 in Windows Vista) section later in this manual for detailed configuration information. make sure at least one SSID is selected in Wireless Network Name Setup (Setup -> Wireless Setup -> Multiple Wireless Network name Setup). Best (automatic). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 23 . WMM prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice. click either Generate New PIN or Reset PIN to Setup: Default. and background. tick the Enable Protected checkbox. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Transmission Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Rate: Transmission Rate in Mbits per second.
select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic).Section 3 . it’s default and the key value. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 24 . 3. Select the Authentication method. WEP Encryption.Configuration 1. Click Save Settings to save your settings. next to Security Mode. 2. To enable WEP.
Next to PSK / EAP. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces.Configuration 1. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). 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. WPA2. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. select TKIP. Next to Network Key. 5.Section 3 . enter a passphrase. AES. Click Save Settings to save your settings. 2. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Cipher Type. select PSK. 3. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 25 .
Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP address of your RADIUS server. Next to PSK / EAP. Next to Cipher Type. Next to Shared Secret. 1812 is the default port.Section 3 . 2. 4. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 26 . 7. select TKIP. AES. Next to Port. 3. enter the security key. 5. select EAP. 6. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Click Save Settings to save your settings.Configuration 1.
Wireless Enter wireless network work names (SSIDs) in the field.Section 3 .Configuration Click the Multiple Wireless Network Name Setup to add or select SSIDs. network Tick the check box to select the SSID. Name: D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 27 .
Default Subnet Enter the Subnet Mask. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility.Configuration LAN Setup This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings.0. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 28 . If you change the IP address. Local Domain Name: Enter the Domain name (Optional). your computers will use the router for a DNS server. The default Address: IP address is 192.255. Enable DNS Check the box to transfer the DNS server Relay: information from your ISP to your computers.1. Refer to the next page for DHCP information.255.0.168. once you click Apply. If unchecked.Section 3 . The default subnet mask Mask: is 255. Router IP Enter the IP address of the router.
Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically.” When you turn your computers on. DHCP Lease The length of time for the IP address lease. Time: Enter the Lease time in minutes.Section 3 . Tick the check box to enable DHCP reservation for the device. they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-615. IP address and MAC address Reservation of the device to ensure the device is always assigned to the same IP address on the network. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for Address Range: the DHCP server’s IP assignment. DHCP Enter the name. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 29 . You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool. The DIR-615 has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Enable DHCP Check the box to enable the DHCP server on Server: your router. Uncheck to disable this function.
Sync: Deselect the Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box to be able to see the option. Manual: To manually input the time. your computer’s time settings button to make the Router’s time same as your computer. Day. update. and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. Click the Sync. Hour. Enable Daylight Ticking this checkbox enables Daylight Saving Saving: time. and Second. NTP synchronizes computer clock times in a network of computers. 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.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 30 . Month. Minute. Click Save Settings. NTP is short for Network Time Protocol.Configuration Time and Date This section will allow you to configure. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu. deselect Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box and then enter the values in these fields for the Year.
which will allow the particular service to always be enabled.Section 3 . Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 31 . You can create your own times in the Maintenance > Schedules section. The schedule may be set to Always. Schedule: The schedule of time when the parental control filter will be enabled. Website URL: Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block.Configuration Parental Control This feature allows you to create a list of websites that you want to either allow or deny users access. Configure Select Turn Parental Control Rules OFF. or Parental Turn Parental Control Rules ON and DENY Control: computers access to ONLY these sites.
Name: Enter a name for the rule. Rule: Check the box to enabled the rule. 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.Section 3 . If End Port: you want to open one port. enter the same port in both boxes. Traffic Type: Select TCP. or Any D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 32 .Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. UDP.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 33 . Traffic Type: Select a traffic type (TCP.Section 3 . Schedule: Select Always to apply for this filter rule all the time. or select one of the scheduled time.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. Action: Use the drop-down menu to select Allow or Deny the network access. 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. The scheduled time should be configured in Maintenance > Schedules section in advance. UDP. or Any) that will be used for the filter rule.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 34 . and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of post scan attack. Service Filter: Service FilterTick the Enable Service Filter Blocking check box to enable the function. Enable LAN to Tick to enable the firewall from LAN to WAN. Tick the Enable Post Scan Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. Enable WAN to LAN Firewall: Tick DMZ Enable check box to enable DMZ.Section 3 . The outside firewall can choose various which part you want to prevernt from.Configuration Firewall & DMZ This section will allow you to set up inside and outside firewall. WAN Firewall: WAN Select the WAN Connection you want to set up the firewall. Post Scan Post scan attack targets the opening ports and attacks those Attack: ports. DoS Attack: DoS (Denial-of-service) attack makes the computer resources unavailabel for intened users. 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. Connection: Tick to enable the firewall from WAN to LAN. and tick the rest of the check boxes to deny the access from various tools. Tick the Enable DoS Attack Prevention check box to enable the function.
Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 1 is the default setting. 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. If inconsistent data flow is a problem.Configuration This window allows you to change the behavior of the 802. Enabling CTS will add overhead and may lower wireless through put. 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.11g wireless radio from the standard settings. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may adversely affect the behavior of your network. which is specified in bytes. Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. CTS will make sure the wireless network is clear before a wireless client attempts to send wireless data. 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. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. 2346 is the default setting. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas. Fragmentation: The fragmentation threshold. Specify a value. Beacon Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize interval: a wireless network.Section 3 . only a minor modification should be made. Preamble Type: Select Short or Long Preamble.
11n wireless clients.Select if you are using both 802.Select if you are using both 802. However.11b and 802.Section 3 .11n.11n and non-802. The format should be xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.11n. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 36 . 802. 11g.Select if you are using a mix of 802. Short Guard Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity.11n Only .11g wireless clients. Wireless Mac Filter: This section allows you to configure the MAC address of a computer.11 Mixed(g/b) . MAC Address: Enter the MAC address for the rule. 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. Bandwidth: Select the Channel Width: 20MHz .11n wireless devices. SSID: Use the drop-down list to select an SSID that has been configured in Wireless Network Name Setup. and 11b wireless clients.11 Mixed(n/g/b) .Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802. and allow or deny its access to wireless. 20/40MHz(Auto) .Configuration Wireless Mode: Select one of the following: 802. it’s less reliable and may Interval: create higher data loss. This is the default setting.Select if you are not using any 802.
Enable UPnP: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature tick this checkbox. Enable Tick the check box to allow multicast traffic to pass Multicast through the router from the Internet. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps.Configuration Advanced Network This window allows you to change the LAN settings. WAN Port You may set the port speed of the WAN port to Speed: 10Mbps. software and peripherals. or 10/100Mbps Auto. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 37 . 100Mbps. Streams: Wireless Tick the check box to allow wireless multicast Enhance Mode: traffic to pass through the router. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may affect the behavior of your network.Section 3 .
Enable: Tick this checkbox to enable or disable fixed routes to defined destinations.Section 3 . Subnet Mask: The subnet of the IP address of the packets that will take this route.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. Gateway: Specifies the next hop to be taken if this route is used. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 38 . Destination: The IP address of the packets that will take this route.
Section 3 .x. If you leave this field blank or type 0. IP Allowed to The Internet IP address of the computer that has access to Access: the Broadband Router. The administrator can make changes to the settings. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host. Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-615 to be configured Management: from the Internet by a web browser. HTTP Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615.x. For example: https://x. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 39 .x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 443 is the port used for the Web-Management interface. This would present a security risk and is not recommended. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks.x. A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface.0.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface.x. In general.0. then any computer will be able to access the Router.x:443 whereas x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.0. You can also enable Remote Management. 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. For example: http://x. HTTPS Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615.
Configuration Save and Restore This window allows you to save your configuration file to a hard drive. including any rules that you have created. click the Save button. and restore the Router’s factory default settings. use the Save button above. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 40 . click the Upload Settings button to transfer those settings to the Router. First. Reboot: Click the Reboot button on the left side of the window to restart the Router. Then. 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. load configuration settings from a hard drive. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. use the Browse Hard Drive: control to find a previously save file of configuration settings. You will then see a file dialog. 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. If you want to save the current router configuration settings.Section 3 . Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. First. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local configuration settings.
Configuration DDNS Setting The router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service).org”. Username: Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server. DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS providers. allowing access to a specified host from various locations on the Internet.dyndns. Dyn. org(Custom). Password: Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server. 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. This is enabled to allow remote access to a host by clicking a hyperlinked URL in the form “hostname. Server Select one of the DDNS registration organizations Address: form those listed in the pull-down menu. Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP. and Dyn. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 41 . Available servers include dlinkddns. Enable DDNS: Tick the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable support for DDNS. DynDns. Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server.Dns.com(Free).Section 3 .Dns. this ensures that the host can be located from the Internet if the public IP address changes.org(free). 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.
and impedance mismatch. Virtual Cable VCT is an advanced feature that integrates a Tester (VCT) LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the Info: router. The Ping Test can be used to test the status of the Internet. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping. swaps. shorts. 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. This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections. and click Ping.Section 3 . VCT can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens. Through the graphical user interface (GUI). Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet.
please use the checkboxes directly below to specify the individual days.Configuration Schedules The Router allows the user the ability to manage schedule rules for various firewall and parental control features on this window. Day(s): Choose the desired day(s). All Day .24 hrs: Tick this check box if the new schedule rule applies to the full 24-hour period. click the Save Settings button at the top of the window. Name: Enter a name for the new schedule rule.Section 3 . either All Week or Select Days. 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. If the latter is selected. untick the previous checkbox and then enter a specific beginning and ending time. Once you have finished configuring the new schedule rule.
You may also save a simple text file containing the log to your computer. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 44 . 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. Save Log File: Click on the Save button link on this window to save the log file to your local hard drive.Section 3 . Click the Save button and follow the prompts to save the file.
and Wireless information. WAN. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection.Section 3 . WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 45 .11N: wireless settings such as SSID. If your WAN connection is set up for PPPoE. Wireless Displays the wireless MAC address and your 802. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. 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. and Encryption status. It will display the LAN.Configuration Device Info This window displays the current information for the DIR-615. Channel. 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.
Configuration Log This window allows you to view a log of activities on the Router. First Page: View the first page of the log. Last Page: View the last 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).Section 3 . Clear: Clear the log. Previous: View the previous page. Next: View the next page. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 46 .
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.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.
This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless client.Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 48 .Section 3 . Help Click the desired hyperlink to get more information about how to use the Router.
you must know the key. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal using characters 0-9. To gain access to a WEP network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 49 . When using WEP. It is based on the IEEE 802. A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. The key is a string of characters that you create.Section 4 .Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. 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. 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. 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. you must determine the level of encryption.11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm.
Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption. select WEP Key 1 and enter a WEP key that you create. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 50 .0. you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid. 1. You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII.1). Next to Default Key Type. 6. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. 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.Section 4 . select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). Click Save Settings to save your settings.168. Next to Security Mode. 2. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. Hex is recommended (letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices. 5. select either Shared Key or Open. Shared Key is recommended as it provides greater security when WEP is enabled. Next to Authentication. 3. 4. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption.Security Configure WEP It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.
which is generally missing in WEP. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. • User authentication. is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces.Section 4 . WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection.Security What is WPA? WPA. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 51 .11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). or Wi-Fi Protected Access. which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. by adding an integrity-checking feature. TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and. The two major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). WPA2 is based on 802.
3. 2. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192.0. or Both. 4. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 52 . The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. 5. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Next to Security Mode. select TKIP. If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.168. 1. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. Next to Network Key. Next to Cipher Mode.Security Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Next to PSK/EAP. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 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. AES.1).Section 4 . 6. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced) or Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). select PSK. enter a key (passphrase).
0. 1. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. select Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). 2. If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter.Section 4 . Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 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. AES. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. select TKIP. Next to Security Mode. 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. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 53 . enter a key (passphrase). Next to PSK/EAP.168. 6. select PSK. 3. Next to Cipher Mode. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192.1). Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. 4. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Next to Network Key. 5.
AES. 3. 2. 5. select EAP. 8. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 54 . select TKIP. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Shared Secret. 4. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced).0. or Auto. 1. Next to Security Mode.Section 4 . Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. and secret key. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Cipher Type. Click on Wireless Settings on the left side.Security Configure WPA.168. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. enter the security key. Next to Port. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. WPA2.1). enter its IP address. and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Click Save Settings to save your settings. 6. 7. Next to PSK/EAP. 1812 is the default port. If you have a secondary RADIUS server. port. 9.
Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. 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.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). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 55 . Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button.Section 5 . check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Select View Available Wireless Networks. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000. If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble.
Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 56 . 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. Select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. 1. If you are joining an existing network.Section 5 . you will need to know the WEP key being used.
Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. please verify that the WEP settings are correct. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 57 . The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. Enter the same WEP key that is on your router and click Connect. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network.Section 5 . If the connection fails.
Section 5 . Select View Available Wireless Networks. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. If you are joining an existing network.Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WPA-PSK It is recommended to enable WEP on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 58 . Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). 1. you will need to know the WEP key being used. 2.
Section 5 . Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 59 . The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. If the connection fails.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear.
Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection When you first set up the Router. the Router must be both enabled and configured.Section 6 . There are three basic methods to accomplish this: use Windows Vista’s built-in support for WCN 2. The instructions for setting this up depend on whether you are using Windows Vista to configure the Router or third party software. tick the Enable checkbox on the Wireless Network window. When you are finished. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 60 . carefully follow the directions.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. If you are using third party software to set up Wi-Fi Protection. Wi-Fi protection is disabled and unconfigured. To enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi protection.0 in Windows Vista. use software provided by a third party. referred to as WCN 2.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. If you are running Windows Vista. proceed to the next section to set up the newly-configured Router.0.0 in Windows Vista) The DIR-615 supports Wi-Fi protection. 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. or use the traditional Ethernet approach.
run the appropriate Wi-Fi Protected System utility. Follow the on-screen instructions.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. the software method is recommended. 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. Wi-Fi protected network. If you are using third party software. However. Next click Finish. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 61 . 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 push button method is ideal if there is no access to a GUI. 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. If you are using the Router’s Wi-Fi Security push button option.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up a Configured Router Once the Router has been configured.Section 6 .
Click on Properties.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 . 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 62 . 2. Click on the Advanced system settings link.
Section 7 .Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup 3. 4. Go to the Computer Name/Domain Changes window and click the radio button next to the Workgroup you want to join. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 63 . click the Change button. When you are finished. click the OK button. When you are finished. Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and enter a description of your computer in the textbox.
Click on Properties. 2. 1.Section 8 .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 . Go to the Network and Internet window and click the appropriate Local Area Connection icon.
Section 8 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 65 .Configuring the IP Address in Vista 4. 5. Tick the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) checkbox in the Networking tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window. Then click the “Use the following DNS server adresses” option on the same tab and enter the desired DNS server information. 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.
click the Done button. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Status from the drop-down menu. 8. 7.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 6. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 66 . Confirm your new settings on the Network Connection Status window. Go to the Local Area Connection Status window and click the Details button. When you are finished.Section 8 .
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. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 67 . Click on Set up a connection or network in the Network and Sharing Center section.Section 9 . 1. Click the Next button.
The following window displays the system progress. Click the Next button on the Set up a wireless router or access point window. 4.Section 9 . 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. 5.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 3.
8. Select security method on the Choose advanced network security options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 6. 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. Click the Next button.Section 9 . 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 . Click the Show advanced network security options link.
Click the Next button.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. 11. 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. 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. 10.Once you have saved your network settings to USB. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 70 .Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 9. Click the Next button.Section 9 .
13.Once you have saved your network settings to USB. When you are finished. the To add a device or computer. 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.Once you are finished. click the Close button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 71 . follow these instructions window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard opens.Section 9 .Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 12.
WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) The following are step-by-step directions to set up a wireless connection. Click the Manage network connections link in the Network and Sharing Center window.Section 10 . 2.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Click on Properties. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 72 . 1.
5. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu. 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.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 73 . The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress. 4.Section 10 .
click the Close button. 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. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically. When you are finished. click the Connect button. When you are finished. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 6. 7.Section 10 . The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. 8.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 74 .
Section 10 .Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP.To test the new IP address. use the Ping feature of the command prompt. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 75 . Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 9. 10.
Click on Properties. 2. Go to the Network and Sharing Center window and click the Manage Network Connections link.Section 11 .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. 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 76 .
4. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 77 . 5. 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 11 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. Confirm your desire to connect anyway on the following Network Connection Status window.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 78 . click the Close button. 7. 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.Section 11 . Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 6. When you are finished. 8. The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed.
10.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9. use the Ping feature of the command prompt.To test the new IP address.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.
2.6) The following are step-by-step directions to configure the network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.Section 11 . Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 80 . Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window.6).Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. 1.
Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3.Section 11 . or you need to assign a static IP address. Click the Apply button to save the settings. wireless router) automatically. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 81 . select Manually from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu to manually enter the IP address and it’s subnet mask.e. TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. Click Ehternet on the left to see the local network settings. The IP address. If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. its subnet mask and the router’s IP address displays when selecting Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu.
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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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Click OK to proceed.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9. Click the Apply button to save the settings. 11. 10. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 85 .Section 11 . Select the Network Name from the drop-down menu.
The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. If the computer is turned off.0. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. If you do not get a solid link light. the link light may not be on.7.2 or higher (with Java 1.12 (5. and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.4 or higher • Firefox 1.0) or higher • Opera 8. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.1 for example).Section 12 .8. Norton Personal Firewall.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. If you have a different operating system.3. Black Ice.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. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.168. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6.) 1. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 86 . Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. Sygate. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.5 or higher • Safari 1.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.1 or higher) • Camino 0.
Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. Click the LAN Settings button. try connecting using a different computer. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. 2. The default IP address is 192. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 87 .Section 12 . From the Security tab. • If you still cannot access the configuration. Click OK. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. This should open the login page for your the web management.168. When logging in. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults. • Access the web management. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection.1. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. To reset the router. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. Click OK three times. the username is admin and leave the password box empty. you must reset your router. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. Make sure nothing is checked. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults.0. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. With the router powered on. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. If you have multiple computers.
or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. you’ll need to do a special ping.Troubleshooting 3. • Once the window opens. etc). 1472. banking sites. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. 98. • Windows® 95.Section 12 . Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. 1492. and Hotmail. 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. and Me users type in command (Windows® NT. and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). To find the proper MTU Size. • Click on Start and then click Run. 2000. or a URL. 1482.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 88 . A destination could be another computer. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex.
the actual MTU size would be 1480. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. Once you find your MTU. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser.168. enter the IP address of your router (192. • Test your email. For example. • Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. Once you get a reply.Section 12 . continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet.1) and click OK. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 89 . • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default).0. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click the Save Settings button to save your settings.Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time.
Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 90 . You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers. when and where you want it. coffee shops and universities. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link. printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. 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.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. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. and public areas such as airports. Under many circumstances. A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires.Appendix A .
golf courses.Appendix A . and many other outdoor venues. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. go to Setup -> Wireless Setup to make sure the Cipher Type is configured as AES. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network. As the Wi-Fi Alliance restricts the maximum speed to 54Mbps when WPA or WPA2 wireless security is configured with TKIP Cipher Type. a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. 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). Why is the speed of my Wireless N device limited to 54mbps? This is likely to be the result of the wireless settings. and manufacturer of networking products. developer. 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. Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires.11n only. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 91 . college and high school campuses. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. airports. industrial locations.
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 . whether it’s for home. PDAs. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web. speakers. and other devices that operate on batteries. but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much power which makes it ideal for personal devices. headphones. D-Link has a wireless solution for it.Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. check e-mail.Appendix A . such as mobile phones. Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN. business. office. instant message. laptops.
but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. 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. so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. • AP-repeater (AP with WDS): only repeat same model or limited models which base on the same proprietary protocol. when you install a wireless network. coffee shops. restaurants. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. and convention centers.Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 93 . 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. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. 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. libraries. Please choose a universal repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. It can support all AP and wireless STA if they work in the same wireless channel. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. For the wireless repeater. 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. If you have a two-story home. Wireless network is easy to setup.Appendix A . you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like airports.
Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.Wireless Basics Eliminate Interference Wireless Modes Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. All the wireless devices. microwaves. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. for peer-to-peer communication. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. using wireless network adapters on each computer. or clients. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 94 . An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.Appendix A . 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. 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.
please follow the steps below.0. type ipconfig and press Enter.e. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. security settings. At the prompt. hotel.0. and the default gateway of your adapter.g. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e.0. Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. In the run box type cmd and click OK. If the address is 0.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter. subnet mask. and the settings on your router. This will display the IP address.Appendix B . check your adapter installation. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings. To verify your IP address. Click on Start > Run. airport). wireless router) automatically. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 95 . by default. coffee shop.
1. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.0. right-click My Network Places > Properties.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 96 .1).0. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.1). Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.Networking Basics Statically Assign an IP address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings.From the desktop. make your IP address 192. or you need to assign a static IP address.0.168.168.0. 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. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows® XP . Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192. Windows® 2000 . The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.Appendix B .168.168.
-78dBm • 18Mbps OFDM.-85dBm • 9Mbps OFDM.5Mbps CCK.3 • IEEE 802.11n HT20 • 300Mbps OFDM.-89dBm • 1Mbps DBPSK.11 n : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM Receiver Sensitivity 802. 10% PER. 8% PER. 10% PER. 10% PER. 10% PER.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.11 g : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM 802.-90dBm VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions • PPTP • IPSec Device Management • Web-based Internet Explorer v6 or later. 8% PER. –64dBm 802.0 • IEEE 802. 10% PER.11g • IEEE 802.11b • IEEE 802. or other Java-enabled browsers • DHCP Server and Client D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 97 .11g • 54Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.Appendix C .-76dBm • 24Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.-70dBm • 48Mbps OFDM.-83dBm • 11Mbps CCK. –68dBm HT40 • 300Mbps OFDM.-88dBm • 5. IV Expansion. 10% PER. MIC.3u • Wireless Signal Rates* • 300Mbps • 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps • 24Mbps • 18Mbps • 12Mbps • 11Mbps • 9Mbps • 6Mbps • 5.-85dBm • 6Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.-72dBm • 36Mbps OFDM.11 b : DSSS / DBPSK / DQPSK / CCK 802. 8% PER.Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP.-80dBm • 12Mbps OFDM.5Mbps • 2Mbps • 1Mbps Security • WPA .1x • 64/128-bit WEP • PIN/PBC WPS Modulation Technology 802.11b and 802.11n draft 2.-87dBm • 2Mbps DQPSK. 8% PER. Netscape Navigator v6 or later. 10% PER. Shared Key Authentication) • 802.
Actual data throughput will vary.8mm • NAT with VPN Pass-through (Network Address Translation)• H = 31.11g and 802.11b) 2.11b. including volume of network traffic.4835GHZ (802. (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. Network conditions and environmental factors.4GHz to 2. building materials and construction.Technical Specifications Wireless Frequency Range 2. and network overhead.up to 328 ft. lower actual data throughput rate. (100 meters) • Outdoors. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 98 .11g and 802.497GHz (802.246kg • 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 802.5mm • MAC Filtering • IP Filtering Weight • URL Filtering 0.4GHz to 2.Appendix C .11n specifications.11n) Wireless Operating Range2 • Indoors . 802.
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