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Package Contents ......................................................................1 System Requirements ...........................................................1 Features................................................................................. 2 Hardware Overview ...............................................................3 Connections .................................................................... 3 LEDs and USB Port ........................................................ 4 Installation...................................................................................5 Before you Begin ...................................................................5 Wireless Installation Considerations ...................................... 6 Wall Mounting Your Device ...................................................7 Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ................................ 8 Connect to Another Router .................................................... 9 Configuration ............................................................................11 Web-based Configuration Utility .......................................... 11 Setup Wizard ................................................................ 12 Internet Setup ............................................................... 16 Dynamic PPPoE .......................................................17 Static PPPoE ...........................................................18 Wireless Setup .............................................................. 20 LAN Setup.....................................................................28 DHCP Server Settings .................................................. 29 Time and Date .............................................................. 30 Parental Control ............................................................ 31 Port Forwarding ............................................................ 32 Filter Rules .................................................................... 33 Firewall & DMZ ............................................................. 34 Advanced Wireless ....................................................... 35 Advanced Network ........................................................ 37 Routing..........................................................................38 Device Administration ................................................... 39 Save and Restore ......................................................... 40 DDNS Setting................................................................ 41 System Check ............................................................... 42 Schedules .....................................................................43 Log Settings .................................................................. 44 Device Info ....................................................................45 Log ................................................................................46 Statistics........................................................................47 Active Session .............................................................. 47 Wireless ........................................................................48 Help...............................................................................48 Wireless Security......................................................................49 What is WEP?......................................................................49 Configure WEP ....................................................................50 What is WPA?......................................................................51 Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK ................................. 52 Configure WPA/WPA2-PSK ................................................53 Configure WPA, WPA2, and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) .......... 54 Connect to a Wireless Network ...............................................55 Using Windows® XP.............................................................55 Configure WEP ....................................................................56 Configure WPA-PSK............................................................58 Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista) .... 60 Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection .................. 60 Setting Up a Configured Router........................................... 61 Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup ... 62
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Table of Contents Configuring the IP Address in Vista .......................................64 Setting Up a Connection or Network Wirelessly ................... 67 Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP, WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) ............................................................................72 Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network.................... 76 Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)80 Configuring the Wireless Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) ...........................................................................82 Troubleshooting .......................................................................86 Wireless Basics ........................................................................90 Tips ...................................................................................... 93 Wireless Modes ...................................................................94 Networking Basics ...................................................................95 Check your IP address ........................................................95 Statically Assign an IP address ...........................................96 Technical Specifications..........................................................97
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System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®. before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet. Macintosh®. 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. 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 .
The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering . Actual data throughput will vary. the DIR-615 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network.Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking . Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes. and network overhead. whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.11n specifications.11b and IEEE 802.11g standard. and/or Domain Name. URL. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range.11g PCI.11g and Draft 802. lower actual data throughput rate. • Advanced Firewall Features . * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions . • User-friendly Setup Wizard .Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface.11b and 802. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online.11n wireless clients.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes. • Compatible with 802. such as video streaming. so it can connect with existing 802.The DIR-615 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11g Devices . It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. USB and Cardbus adapters. building materials and construction. Network conditions and environmental factors. and real-time audio. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 2 . so users behind the DIR-615 can securely access corporate networks.The DIR-615 can pass through VPN sessions. including volume of network traffic. online gaming.Section 1 .Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address.The DIR-615 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802. • Filter Scheduling .11b and IEEE 802.
Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings. and hubs. LAN Ports Connect Ethernet devices such as computers. switches. Receptor for the Power Adapter. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 3 .Section 1 . The Auto MDI/MDIX WAN port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the Cable or DSL modem.
or USB storage device to the port and share the device throught the network. scanner. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 4 . WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. A blinking amber light indicates the device is booting up. An amber light indicates that the Internet connection has failed.Section 1 .Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs and USB Port WAN A solid green light indicates the connection on the WAN port. USB Port This USB port supports D-Link SharePort function. Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled device on ports 1-4. This LED blinks during data transmission. Connect a multi-function printer. Power LED A solid green light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. This LED blinks during data transmission.
In some cases. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet. Placement of the router is very important. Broadjump. Also. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 5 . then you must turn off your modem. If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE.Section 2 . and then turn the modem back on. or Ethernet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. or in the attic or garage. Before you Begin Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. If you were using the USB connection before using the router. cabinet.Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process. you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet). disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router. you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem.
lights. If you are using 2. and home security systems). brick. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters. A wall that is 1. 2. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. 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. however. thickness and location of walls. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 6 .4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible.5 meters). Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. wireless routers. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. 5. or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. 3. and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. Try to position access points. water (fish tanks). mirrors.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. Make sure your 2. ceilings. Keep in mind. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum . walls with insulation. file cabinets. 4.Section 2 . The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.5 feet thick (. steel. Building Materials make a difference.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. that the number. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. may limit the range. metal. Materials and objects such as glass. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans.
A.Installation Wall Mounting Your Device You can mount the DIR-615 to a wall or a partition for easy and convenient placement of your device. C. Connect your cables to the device.Section 2 . To wall mount your 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 . B. Place the mounting holes on the bottom of the device over the screws to mount it to the wall or partition.
5.Installation Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem. please follow the steps below: 1. Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. modem. Do not plug the power adapter into the router. and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. Skip to page 16 to configure your router. 7. Place the router in an open and central location. 8. If there is no on/off switch. Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 8 . 4. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds). Turn on or plug in your modem. Verify the link lights on the router. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the WAN port on the router. Turn on your computer.Section 2 . Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. 9. Plug the power adapter to the router and connect to an outlet or power strip. If not. Shut down your computer. 3. The power light. WAN light. Turn the power off on your modem. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. 2. make sure your computer. 6.
xxx (where xxx is between 2 and 254). please follow the steps below: 1. Open a web browser and enter http://192. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1. 5. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network. set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty. Plug the power into the router. write down your existing settings before making any changes.0. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.168.0. When the login window appears. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Click Save Settings to continue. Click Save Settings to continue. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. Click OK to continue. 3. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server server checkbox.Section 2 .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. Click Save Settings to save your settings. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Under Router Settings.168. 4. 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. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future. 2. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information.1 and press Enter. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 9 . In most cases. If you need to change the settings. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 192. To connect to another router. your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer.
open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 10 . You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. 7. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network. 8. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.Installation 6.Section 2 . Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. To configure your wireless network.
0. If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 11 .168. Leave the password blank by default.Section 3 . Type “admin” for the User Name and leave the field blank in the Password field. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance. 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.1).
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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the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 15 . When the router has finished rebooting.Section 3 .Configuration If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. this window will open. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. 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. Click Next to continue.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 16 .Section 3 . click the Manual Internet Connection Setup button.Configuration Internet Setup If you want to configure the Router manually without using the wizard.
Click Enter DNS Manually to enter the DNS information below. Confirm Password: Retype the password.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Password: Enter your PPPoE password. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. enable Auto-reconnect. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name. Dynamic PPPoE D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 17 . To disable this feature.Configuration Internet Setup Click the Dynamic PPPoE(Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) radio button to see the following configuration if your ISP uses dynamic PPPoE . MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically.Section 3 . The Service Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet Time: connection is maintained during inactivity.
IP Unnumbered Netmask: Enter the IP netmask (Static PPPoE only). Password: Enter your PPPoE password. Confirm Password: Retype the new password. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. DNS: Click Recieve DNS from ISP to get the DNS automatically. 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. IP Unnumbered Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. This option is typically used for DSL services. 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 . User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses.Section 3 .Configuration Internet Setup Static PPPoE Click Static PPPoE radio button if your ISP uses a static PPPoE connection.
To disable this feature.Section 3 . enable Auto-reconnect. or Connect-on demand. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Manual. Connection Mode Select: Select either Always. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 19 .You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP.Configuration Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. 1492 is the default MTU.
The parameters for this window are described later in this section. also known as SSID. To use the wizard. WPA2. WPA.Section 3 . click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button. and WPA/WPA2 wireless security mode options. click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button and then follow the steps that are described below. To configure the wireless settings manually. click the Multiple Wireless network Name Setup button.Configuration Wireless Setup Wireless settings for the router may be configured manually or by using a wizard. If you want to have more wireless network name. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 20 . The Wireless Security section that directly follows this Configuration section provides additional explanation for how to configure the WEP.
Click Automatically assign a network key (Recommended) or Manually assing a network key for the wireless security key.Section 3 . and then click Next to continue.Configuration Click Wireless Connection Setup Wizard to start wireless setup wizard. If selecting Manually assign a network key in the previous window. WEP. Enter a Wireless Network Name. Click Next to continue. WPA. also known as SSID. Click Next to continue. and use the check box to select the desired level of wireless security. Enter a wireless security password in the Network Key box. in the text box. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 21 . this window will open.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 22 .Configuration This window displays a summary of your wireless security settings.Section 3 . the opening Wireless Setup window is displayed. The Router will save the new settings and reboot. When the router has finished rebooting. Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. Please allow 1-2 minutes for rebooting.
click either Generate New PIN or Reset PIN to Setup: Default. 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. or WCN 2. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. and background. To enter this window. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 23 . Please see the Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (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. By default the channel is set to 6. WMM prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice. Best (automatic). best effort. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. Wi-Fi To implement Wi-Fi protection. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions. If you do not want to use wireless.Configuration Click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button to manually configure the wireless Internet setup. tick the Enable Protected checkbox.0. Enable Wireless Channel Selection: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-615.Section 3 . video. Once created and enabled a name in Multiple Wireless Name: Network Name (SSIDs) window. Transmission Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Rate: Transmission Rate in Mbits per second. Enable: Check the box to enable the wireless function. WMM Enable: Enable Wi-Fi Multimedia to enjoy basic quality of service features.0 in Windows Vista) section later in this manual for detailed configuration information. Many users will want to use the default setting. you may select fromthe drop-down menu. and then configure the Wi-Fi settings below. make sure at least one SSID is selected in Wireless Network Name Setup (Setup -> Wireless Setup -> Multiple Wireless Network name Setup). If this option is Wireless: checked. The Enable Auto Channel Selection setting can be selected to allow the DIR-615 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference.
3. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). 2. To enable WEP. WEP Encryption. it’s default and the key value. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 24 . Click Save Settings to save your settings.Section 3 . Select the Authentication method. next to Security Mode.Configuration 1.
Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. 2. 5. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. Next to Cipher Type. select TKIP. select PSK.Section 3 . Click Save Settings to save your settings. AES. enter a passphrase.Configuration 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 25 . The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. 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. WPA2. 4. 3. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). Next to PSK / EAP. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. Next to Network Key. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced).
enter the security key. 4. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP address of your RADIUS server. To enable Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). 1812 is the default port. Next to Shared Secret. or AUTO(TKIP/AES). select TKIP. 3. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 26 .Section 3 . Next to Port. AES.Configuration 1. 6. 2. Next to Cipher Type. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. select EAP. Next to PSK / EAP. 7. 5. Click Save Settings to save your settings.
network Tick the check box to select the SSID. Wireless Enter wireless network work names (SSIDs) in the field.Section 3 . Name: D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 27 .Configuration Click the Multiple Wireless Network Name Setup to add or select SSIDs.
The default subnet mask Mask: is 255. Local Domain Name: Enter the Domain name (Optional). If unchecked.0.168. your computers will use the router for a DNS server.0. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. once you click Apply.Configuration LAN Setup This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. The default Address: IP address is 192. Default Subnet Enter the Subnet Mask. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 28 .1.255. Router IP Enter the IP address of the router. Refer to the next page for DHCP information. If you change the IP address.Section 3 . Enable DNS Check the box to transfer the DNS server Relay: information from your ISP to your computers.255.
Enable DHCP Check the box to enable the DHCP server on Server: your router.Section 3 . DHCP Enter the name. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for Address Range: the DHCP server’s IP assignment. Tick the check box to enable DHCP reservation for the device. Uncheck to disable this function.” 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. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 29 .Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. Time: Enter the Lease time in minutes. 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. The DIR-615 has a built-in DHCP server.
and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. Minute. Hour. Manual: To manually input the time. deselect Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box and then enter the values in these fields for the Year. NTP is short for Network Time Protocol. Enable Daylight Ticking this checkbox enables Daylight Saving Saving: time. and Second.Section 3 .Configuration Time and Date This section will allow you to configure. Sync: Deselect the Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Internet time server check box to be able to see the option. update. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 30 . Click the Sync. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu. 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. Month. 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 Save Settings. Day.
Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked. Configure Select Turn Parental Control Rules OFF. Website URL: Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block. The schedule may be set to Always.Section 3 .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. You can create your own times in the Maintenance > Schedules section. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. or Parental Turn Parental Control Rules ON and DENY Control: computers access to ONLY these sites. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 31 .
UDP.Section 3 . If End Port: you want to open one port.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. Rule: Check the box to enabled the rule. Traffic Type: Select TCP. or Any D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 32 . IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. enter the same port in both boxes. Start Port/ Enter the port or ports that you want to open. Name: Enter a name for the rule.
UDP. Action: Use the drop-down menu to select Allow or Deny the network access.Configuration Filter Rules The Filter Rules allows you to configure IP or MAC address of a network adapter and allow or deny its network access at certain time. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 33 . The scheduled time should be configured in Maintenance > Schedules section in advance. MAC/IP Enter the MAC or IP address of a network Address: adapter for a filter rule.Section 3 . Destination Enter a port or range of ports of TCP or UDP Port: for the filter rule. or select one of the scheduled time. Traffic Type: Select a traffic type (TCP. or Any) that will be used for the filter rule. Schedule: Select Always to apply for this filter rule all the time.
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.Configuration Firewall & DMZ This section will allow you to set up inside and outside firewall. and tick the rest of the check boxes to prevent from various type of post scan attack. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 34 . Tick the Enable Post Scan Attack Prevention check box to enable the function. Connection: Tick to enable the firewall from WAN to LAN. Enable LAN to Tick to enable the firewall from LAN to WAN. and enter an DMZ: IP adrees of a computer in the IP field to be accessible to Internet traffic. The outside firewall can choose various which part you want to prevernt from. Service Filter: Service FilterTick the Enable Service Filter Blocking check box to enable the function. 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.Section 3 . Enable WAN to LAN Firewall: Tick DMZ Enable check box to enable DMZ.
Section 3 . Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 35 Advanced Wireless . which is specified in bytes. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may adversely affect the behavior of your network.11g wireless radio from the standard settings. Beacon Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize interval: a wireless network. CTS will make sure the wireless network is clear before a wireless client attempts to send wireless data. Fragmentation: The fragmentation threshold. Preamble Type: Select Short or Long Preamble. Enabling CTS will add overhead and may lower wireless through put.Configuration This window allows you to change the behavior of the 802. Specify a value. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 1 is the default setting. Always: CTS will always be used to make sure the wireless LAN is clear before sending data. only a minor modification should be made. determines whether packets will be fragmented. 2346 is the default setting. 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. Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. If inconsistent data flow is a problem. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. 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. Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. CTS Mode: CTS (Clear To Send) is a function used to minimize collisions among wireless devices on a wireless local area network (LAN).
11n.11b and 802.11 Mixed(n/g/b) . it’s less reliable and may Interval: create higher data loss. 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 .11g wireless clients.11n and non-802.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.Select if you are not using any 802. The format should be xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.11n Only .11n.Select if you are using a mix of 802. and allow or deny its access to wireless. However. 20/40MHz(Auto) . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 36 .Configuration Wireless Mode: Select one of the following: 802. Short Guard Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity.Section 3 . 802.11n wireless clients.11 Mixed(g/b) . and 11b wireless clients. SSID: Use the drop-down list to select an SSID that has been configured in Wireless Network Name Setup. This is the default setting. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address for the rule. 11g.Select if you are using both 802. 802.11n wireless devices.Select if you are using both 802.
UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. 100Mbps. Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may affect the behavior of your network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 37 .Section 3 .Configuration Advanced Network This window allows you to change the LAN settings. 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. or 10/100Mbps Auto. WAN Port You may set the port speed of the WAN port to Speed: 10Mbps. Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. Streams: Wireless Tick the check box to allow wireless multicast Enhance Mode: traffic to pass through the router. software and peripherals.
Gateway: Specifies the next hop to be taken if this route is used.Section 3 . Interface: Use the drop-down menu to choose the WAN or WAN (Physical Port) Interface the IP packet must use to transit out of the Router. Enable: Tick this checkbox to enable or disable fixed routes to defined destinations.Configuration Routing This option allows you to define fixed routes to defined destinations. Subnet Mask: The subnet of the IP address of the packets that will take this route. Destination: The IP address of the packets that will take this route. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 38 .
For example: https://x. Administrator Enter a New Password for the administrator login name and Password: then retype the new password in the Confirm Password textbox.0.x. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 39 . HTTPS Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface.x. This would present a security risk and is not recommended. For example: http://x. IP Allowed to The Internet IP address of the computer that has access to Access: the Broadband Router. HTTP Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. then any computer will be able to access the Router.x. Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-615 to be configured Management: from the Internet by a web browser. If you leave this field blank or type 0.Configuration Device Administration This window will allow you to change the Administrator password.x:443 whereas x. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks. The administrator can make changes to the settings. You can also enable Remote Management.x:8080 whereas x.Section 3 .x. A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 443 is the port used for the Web-Management interface.x.0.0. In general.x.
and restore the Router’s factory default settings. use the Browse Hard Drive: control to find a previously save file of configuration settings.Section 3 . including any rules that you have created. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 40 . load configuration settings from a hard drive. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. click the Upload Settings button to transfer those settings to the Router. First. If you want to save the current router configuration settings. First. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local configuration settings. 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. use the Save button above. Reboot: Click the Reboot button on the left side of the window to restart the Router.Configuration Save and Restore This window allows you to save your configuration file to a hard drive. 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. click the Save button. You will then see a file dialog.
Dns. Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP. If for example you are running a public web server or VPN server on your LAN. and Dyn.org”. Server Select one of the DDNS registration organizations Address: form those listed in the pull-down menu.dyndns. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 41 . org(Static). Enable DDNS: Tick the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable support for DDNS. allowing access to a specified host from various locations on the Internet. org(Custom). Dyn. DDNS requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS providers. This is enabled to allow remote access to a host by clicking a hyperlinked URL in the form “hostname. Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server.Dns.Configuration DDNS Setting The router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service). Username: Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server.org(free).com(Free).Section 3 . DynDns. Available servers include dlinkddns. this can make it difficult to locate a specific host on the LAN using standard DNS. Password: Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server. The Dynamic DNS service allows a dynamic public IP address to be associated with a static host name in any of the many domains. this ensures that the host can be located from the Internet if the public IP address changes.
The Ping Test can be used to test the status of the Internet. Virtual Cable VCT is an advanced feature that integrates a Tester (VCT) LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the Info: router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 42 .Section 3 . Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. and click Ping. Through the graphical user interface (GUI). This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections. shorts. VCT can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens.Configuration System Check This tool is used to verify the physical connectivity on both the LAN and the WAN interfaces. swaps. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping. and impedance mismatch.
click the Save Settings button at the top of the window. If the latter is selected. either All Week or Select Days. please use the checkboxes directly below to specify the individual days. Start Time/ If the new schedule rule does not apply to the full End Time: 24-hour period. Name: Enter a name for the new schedule rule. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 43 .Section 3 . Once you have finished configuring the new schedule rule.Configuration Schedules The Router allows the user the ability to manage schedule rules for various firewall and parental control features on this window.24 hrs: Tick this check box if the new schedule rule applies to the full 24-hour period. Day(s): Choose the desired day(s). All Day . untick the previous checkbox and then enter a specific beginning and ending time.
You may also save a simple text file containing the log to your computer. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 44 .Section 3 .Configuration Log Settings The system log displays chronological event log data specified by the router user. 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. Save Log File: Click on the Save button link on this window to save the log file to your local hard drive.
Configuration Device Info This window displays the current information for the DIR-615. If your WAN connection is set up for PPPoE. LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. It will display the LAN. and Wireless information. WAN. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. Wireless Displays the wireless MAC address and your 802. and Encryption status. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 45 . Channel. If your WAN connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a DHCP Release button and a DHCP Renew button will be displayed.11N: wireless settings such as SSID. Use DHCP Release to disconnect from your ISP and use DHCP Renew to connect to your ISP.
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 46 . Last Page: View the last page of the log.Configuration Log This window allows you to view a log of activities on the Router. First Page: View the first page of the log. Previous: View the previous page. Next: View the next page. Clear: Clear 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 .
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 . The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.Section 3 .Configuration Statistics The window below displays the Traffic Statistics. Active Session The window displays the the source and destination packets passing throught the device.
Section 3 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 48 . Help Click the desired hyperlink to get more information about how to use the Router.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.
WEP provides security by encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another. The key is a string of characters that you create. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily.11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm. you must determine the level of encryption. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. To gain access to a WEP network.Section 4 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 49 . Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal using characters 0-9. The type of encryption determines the key length. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. It is based on the IEEE 802. When using WEP. 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.Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. you must know the key. A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember.
Security Configure WEP It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.1). Hex is recommended (letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). 6. 3. In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid. 1. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 50 . Next to Authentication. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). 4.168. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Section 4 . Next to Security Mode. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. select WEP Key 1 and enter a WEP key that you create. Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices. Next to Default Key Type.0. You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII. 5. Shared Key is recommended as it provides greater security when WEP is enabled. select either Shared Key or Open.
WPA2 is based on 802. which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and. ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. or Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. • User authentication. The two major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).Security What is WPA? WPA. EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.Section 4 . The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). by adding an integrity-checking feature. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 51 . The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). which is generally missing in WEP.
2. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 6. AES. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. select PSK. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 52 . Next to Security Mode.Security Configure WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Next to Network Key. enter a key (passphrase).0. or Both. Click Save Settings to save your settings.168. 1. 4. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.1). 3. 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 PSK/EAP. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. select TKIP. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced) or Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Cipher Mode.Section 4 . 5. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter.
If you are configuring the Router with a wireless adapter. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. enter a key (passphrase). you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA/WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the Router. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Next to Cipher Mode.1). select Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Security Mode. 2. 1. 3. or Both.Section 4 . Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Security Configure WPA/WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless Router before your wireless network adapters.168.0. Click Save Settings to save your settings. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. select TKIP. AES. 5. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. Next to PSK/EAP. 6. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 4. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 53 . select PSK. Next to Network Key.
AES. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 54 . enter the security key. 3. port. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). 7. and secret key. If you have a secondary RADIUS server. WPA2.Section 4 . select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Click Save Settings to save your settings.1). 4. select TKIP. Click on Wireless Settings on the left side. 1. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 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.0. 2. 8.168. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. Next to PSK/EAP. Next to Port. 9. select EAP. Next to Cipher Type. 5. 1812 is the default port. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Security Mode. or Auto. Next to Shared Secret. 6. and WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. enter its IP address.Security Configure WPA.
please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. Select View Available Wireless Networks. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 55 . If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble.Section 5 .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). check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000. click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button.
Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). 2. you will need to know the WEP key being used.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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 56 . 1.Section 5 . If you are joining an existing network. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. Select View Available Wireless Networks.
If the connection fails. 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 57 .Section 5 .Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. please verify that the WEP settings are correct.
you will need to know the WEP key being used.Section 5 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 58 . Select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen).Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WPA-PSK It is recommended to enable WEP on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. 1. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. If you are joining an existing network.
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 .Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. If the connection fails.Section 5 . The Wireless Network Connection box will appear.
The instructions for setting this up depend on whether you are using Windows Vista to configure the Router or third party software. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 60 .Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista. If you are running Windows Vista. use software provided by a third party. When you are finished. proceed to the next section to set up the newly-configured Router. the Router must be both enabled and configured. If you are using third party software to set up Wi-Fi Protection. To enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi protection. Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection When you first set up the Router.Section 6 . There are three basic methods to accomplish this: use Windows Vista’s built-in support for WCN 2. referred to as WCN 2. or use the traditional Ethernet approach. Wi-Fi protection is disabled and unconfigured.0 in Windows Vista) The DIR-615 supports Wi-Fi protection. carefully follow the directions.0. tick the Enable checkbox on the Wireless Network window.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. 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.
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). run the appropriate Wi-Fi Protected System utility. If you are using the Router’s Wi-Fi Security push button option. the push button method is ideal if there is no access to a GUI. You will be asked to either use the push button method or to manually enter the PIN. you can use the push button on the Router or third party software to invite a newcomer to join your Wi-Fi protected network. If you are using third party software. However. For maximum security. The Client’s software will then allow a newcomer to join your secure. Next click Finish. the software method is recommended. Wi-Fi protected network.Section 6 .0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up a Configured Router Once the Router has been configured.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 61 . Follow the on-screen instructions.
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. 2. Click on Properties.Section 7 . Click on the Advanced system settings link. 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 62 .
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 63 . Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and enter a description of your computer in the textbox.Section 7 . When you are finished. click the OK button. click the Change button.Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup 3. When you are finished. 4. Go to the Computer Name/Domain Changes window and click the radio button next to the Workgroup you want to join.
Section 8 . D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 64 . 2. 1.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. Go to the Network and Internet window and click the appropriate Local Area Connection icon. Click on Properties. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Properties from the drop-down menu. 3.
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. Tick the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) checkbox in the Networking tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 65 .Section 8 . 5.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 4. Then click the “Use the following DNS server adresses” option on the same tab and enter the desired DNS server information.
Go to the Local Area Connection Status window and click the Details button. Confirm your new settings on the Network Connection Status window. When you are finished. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 66 .Configuring the IP Address in Vista 6. 8.Section 8 . Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Status from the drop-down menu. 7. click the Done button.
Click the Next button.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 . 1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 67 . 2. Go to the Set up a connection or network window and choose the Set up a wireless router or access point Set up a new wireless network for your home or business option. Click on Set up a connection or network in the Network and Sharing Center section.
Section 9 . Click the Next button on the Set up a wireless router or access point window. 5. 4. The following window displays the system progress.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 3. This window confirms that you want to create wireless network settings that are savable to a USB flash drive. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 68 .
Select security method on the Choose advanced network security options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. 8. 7. Click the Next button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 69 . Enter a network name on the Give your network a name window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. Click the Next button. Click the Show advanced network security options link. 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.
10. click the Next button. Click the Next button. 11.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 9.Once you have saved your network settings to USB.Section 9 .Select the desired file and printer sharing option on the Choose file and printer sharing options window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard. use the pulldown menu on the Insert the USB flash drive into this computer window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard to select a destination for your network settings. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 70 . Click the Next button. 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 . 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. When you are finished.Once you have saved your network settings to USB.Once you are finished. click the Close button. follow these instructions window in the Set up a wireless router or access point wizard opens.Setting Up a Connection Wirelessly 12. the To add a device or computer. 13. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 71 .
Section 10 . WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Click on Properties. 1. 2. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 72 . 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.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP.
WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 3. 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. 5.Section 10 . 4.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 73 .
The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically. When you are finished. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 74 . click the Connect 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.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. 8. click the Close button.Section 10 . When you are finished. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 6. 7.
To test the new IP address.Section 10 . 10.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 9. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 75 . use the Ping feature of the command prompt. Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command.
1. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 76 . Go to the Network and Sharing Center window and click the Manage Network Connections link.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.Section 11 . Click on Properties. 2.
Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu. Confirm your desire to connect anyway on the following Network Connection Status window. 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.Section 11 . 4. 5. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 77 .
D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 78 . The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. 7. click the Close button. The following Successfully connected to dlink300 window in the Connect to a network wizard is displayed. 8.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 6. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the system progress.Section 11 . When you are finished. Choose to save to the network and/or start the new connection automatically.
10.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9. Confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 79 .To test the new IP address.Section 11 . use the Ping feature of the command prompt.
Section 11 . 2. Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 80 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network Configuring the Network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10. Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window.6). 1.6) The following are step-by-step directions to configure the network in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.
If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. wireless router) automatically.Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 3. its subnet mask and the router’s IP address displays when selecting Using DHCP from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 81 . or you need to assign a static IP address. The IP address. Click Ehternet on the left to see the local network settings. Click the Apply button to save the settings.Section 11 .e. select Manually from the Configure IPv4 drop-down menu to manually enter the IP address and it’s subnet mask.
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The following are step-by-step directions to configure the Wireless in MAC OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). 1. Click the icon in your Dock to open your System Preferences window. 2. Click the Network icon in System Preferences menu to view the Network menu.
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3. Click AirPort on the left to configure the wireless network. 4. Make sure the Status is On. If the Status is Off, click the Turn AirPort On button to enable AirPort.
5. Click the Advanced button to see the window. 6. Click the + button to see the window in the next page.
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7. Enter the Network Name (SSID) of the Router.
8. Select the Security type of the network from the drop-down list, and security related information below. Click the Add button to add the wireless network in the Preferred Network list.
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Select the Network Name from the drop-down menu. Click OK to proceed. 11.Section 11 . 10. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 85 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9. Click the Apply button to save the settings.
168. Black Ice. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 86 .1 or higher) • Camino 0.4 or higher • Firefox 1. If you do not get a solid link light.) 1. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. Norton Personal Firewall. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.1 for example). Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192. Sygate. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. the link light may not be on. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6.0) or higher • Opera 8. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. If the computer is turned off. and Windows® XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.2 or higher (with Java 1.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-615.12 (5. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser.8. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP.0.3.7.Section 12 . Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. If you have a different operating system.5 or higher • Safari 1. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.
Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. • If you still cannot access the configuration. the username is admin and leave the password box empty. try connecting using a different computer.1. Click OK. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. Click OK three times. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. If you have multiple computers. When logging in. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. you must reset your router. The default IP address is 192. Double-click the Internet Options Icon.0. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults. This should open the login page for your the web management. • Access the web management.Section 12 . Click the LAN Settings button. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 87 . • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. With the router powered on. From the Security tab. To reset the router. Make sure nothing is checked. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults.168. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. 2. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in.
and XP users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). To find the proper MTU Size. 1492. • Windows® 95. 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. A destination could be another computer. • Once the window opens. or connecting to secure sites such as eBay.Troubleshooting 3. 2000.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 88 .Section 12 . 98. and Hotmail. • Click on Start and then click Run. you’ll need to do a special ping. banking sites. etc). and Me users type in command (Windows® NT. 1482. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. or a URL. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. 1472. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400.
• Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure. enter the IP address of your router (192.Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click the Save Settings button to save your settings. Once you get a reply. the actual MTU size would be 1480. • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). For example.1) and click OK.0. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device.Section 12 .168. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 89 . which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). Once you find your MTU. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. • Test your email. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size.
business or public access wireless networks. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.Appendix A . and public areas such as airports. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 90 . printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. 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. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers.Wireless Basics Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link. Under many circumstances. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. coffee shops and universities. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.Appendix A .11n only. golf courses. Go to Advanced -> Advanced Wireless to see if the Wireless Mode is configured as 802. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. developer. so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network. a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). and many other outdoor venues. college and high school campuses. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. airports. and manufacturer of networking products. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). go to Setup -> Wireless Setup to make sure the Cipher Type is configured as AES. As the Wi-Fi Alliance restricts the maximum speed to 54Mbps when WPA or WPA2 wireless security is configured with TKIP Cipher Type. Why is the speed of my Wireless N device limited to 54mbps? This is likely to be the result of the wireless settings. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture. industrial locations. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B.Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 91 . But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network.
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. office. 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 . instant message. business. speakers. check e-mail. headphones. whether it’s for home. D-Link has a wireless solution for it. 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. PDAs. laptops.Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. such as mobile phones. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN.Appendix A .
Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”.Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. coffee shops. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 93 .Appendix A . libraries. It can support all AP and wireless STA if they work in the same wireless channel. 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. 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. • AP-repeater (AP with WDS): only repeat same model or limited models which base on the same proprietary protocol. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. Please choose a universal repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. restaurants. 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. and convention centers. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like airports. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. 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. but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. For the wireless repeater. hotels. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. If you have a two-story home. Wireless network is easy to setup. when you install a wireless network.
for peer-to-peer communication. such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters.Wireless Basics Eliminate Interference Wireless Modes Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. will connect to the wireless router or access point. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency. such as two or more WNA-2330 wireless network Cardbus adapters. using wireless network adapters on each computer. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 94 . • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer. All the wireless devices. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. or clients. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up. microwaves.Appendix A .
If the address is 0. check your adapter installation. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e.g. subnet mask. by default. In the run box type cmd and click OK.0. type ipconfig and press Enter.0. and the default gateway of your adapter.e. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 95 . please follow the steps below. At the prompt. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. Click on Start > Run. airport). coffee shop. security settings. Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. and the settings on your router.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter. hotel. This will display the IP address.Appendix B . wireless router) automatically. To verify your IP address.0.
0. Windows® 2000 .From the desktop.168. make your IP address 192.168. 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. right-click My Network Places > Properties. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.1).Appendix B .0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.168. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.1.1). Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. Step 4 Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. or you need to assign a static IP address. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.168. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 96 . Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows® XP .0.0.
3u • Wireless Signal Rates* • 300Mbps • 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps • 24Mbps • 18Mbps • 12Mbps • 11Mbps • 9Mbps • 6Mbps • 5.11b and 802. MIC.-89dBm • 1Mbps DBPSK.5Mbps CCK.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802. 8% PER. 8% PER.Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP.-85dBm • 6Mbps OFDM.-88dBm • 5. –64dBm 802. –68dBm HT40 • 300Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.11 n : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM Receiver Sensitivity 802.-72dBm • 36Mbps OFDM.11 b : DSSS / DBPSK / DQPSK / CCK 802.11g • IEEE 802. 10% PER. 10% PER. IV Expansion.-83dBm • 11Mbps CCK.-78dBm • 18Mbps OFDM.5Mbps • 2Mbps • 1Mbps Security • WPA . 10% PER.11g • 54Mbps OFDM.1x • 64/128-bit WEP • PIN/PBC WPS Modulation Technology 802. Shared Key Authentication) • 802. Netscape Navigator v6 or later.-76dBm • 24Mbps OFDM.0 • IEEE 802. or other Java-enabled browsers • DHCP Server and Client D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 97 . 8% PER. 8% PER. 10% PER.-70dBm • 48Mbps OFDM.Appendix C .11n draft 2.11b • IEEE 802.11n HT20 • 300Mbps OFDM.-85dBm • 9Mbps OFDM.3 • IEEE 802. 10% PER. 10% PER.-87dBm • 2Mbps DQPSK. 10% PER. 10% PER.-90dBm VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions • PPTP • IPSec Device Management • Web-based Internet Explorer v6 or later. 10% PER.-80dBm • 12Mbps OFDM.11 g : 16QAM / 64QAM / BPSK / QPSK with OFDM 802.
Appendix C .11n specifications.4GHz to 2.4GHz to 2.11n) Wireless Operating Range2 • Indoors .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 802.497GHz (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 = 99.11g and 802.11b) 2.8mm • NAT with VPN Pass-through (Network Address Translation)• H = 31. (100 meters) • Outdoors. building materials and construction. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual 98 .4835GHZ (802. lower actual data throughput rate.5mm • MAC Filtering • IP Filtering Weight • URL Filtering 0.11b.up to 328 ft. Network conditions and environmental factors.11g and 802.up to 1312 ft. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. and network overhead. Actual data throughput will vary. 802.Technical Specifications Wireless Frequency Range 2. including volume of network traffic.
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