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Table of Contents
Preface.................................................................................................. i Manual Revisions...............................................................................................i Trademarks ..........................................................................................................i Product.Overview............................................................................... 1 Package Contents ........................................................................................... 1 System Requirements .................................................................................... 2 Introduction ...................................................................................................... 3 Features ..................................................................................................... 4 Hardware Overview........................................................................................ 5 Connections ............................................................................................. 5 LEDs ............................................................................................................ 6 Installation.......................................................................................... 7 Before you Begin ............................................................................................. 7 Wireless Installation Considerations ........................................................ 8 Getting Started ................................................................................................ 9 Configuration....................................................................................10 Web-based Configuration Utility.............................................................10 Setup Wizard ..........................................................................................11 Manual Configuration ........................................................................15 Dynamic (Cable)..............................................................................15 Internet Setup .......................................................................................16 PPPoE (DSL) ......................................................................................16 PPTP ....................................................................................................17 L2TP .....................................................................................................18 Static (assigned by ISP) .................................................................19 Wireless Settings ..................................................................................20 Network Settings..................................................................................21 DHCP Server Settings....................................................................22 DHCP Reservation ..........................................................................23 USB Settings...........................................................................................24 Virtual Server .........................................................................................25 Port Forwarding....................................................................................27 Application Rules .................................................................................28 QoS Engine .............................................................................................29 Network Filters ......................................................................................30 Access Control .......................................................................................31 Access Control Wizard...................................................................31 Website Filters .......................................................................................34 Inbound Filters ......................................................................................35 Firewall Settings ...................................................................................36 Application Level Gateway Configuration ..................................37 Routing ....................................................................................................38 Advanced Wireless Settings .............................................................39 WISH Settings ........................................................................................40 Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) ............................................................41 Advanced Network Settings ............................................................42 UPnP ....................................................................................................42 Internet Ping Block.........................................................................42 Internet Port Speed .......................................................................42 Multicast Streams ...........................................................................42

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.....................................................83 Using Windows® XP ...............46 DHCPv6 (Stateful) ...........................................44 Link-Local Connectivity .............85 Configure WPA-PSK ........................................................Technical............................54 IPv6 in IPv4 Tunneling (Stateful) .....................................................................................73 Wireless Security Setup Wizard ....................................................................................................................77 Connect.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................106 iii ..............................................................................................................................................Security.........................................66 Schedules ..................56 Stateless Autoconfiguration (Stateless) ....96 Check your IP address.....64 DDNS .................................................................................................................94 Wireless Modes .....45 Static IPv6 (Stateless) ...............................................................62 System Settings ............................................................................................73 What is WPA?..........................................................................................................48 IPv6 over PPPoE (Stateful) ............a.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................82 Configure Wireless Security .............................................................................................................................................63 Update Firmware..............44 Static IPv6 (Stateful)............92 Tips .......Table of Contents Guest Zone ........Basics...................................................................................................59 Time Settings ...........................................................................................51 6 to 4 Tunneling (Stateful) .69 Stats ........................................................Specifications.................................................................................................................................................76 Configure WPA-Enterprise (RADIUS) ...........100 Registration........................................................................................................................43 IPv6 ........Support.........................................................................................................................96 Technical.................68 Log ......................60 SysLog ...............................................................................................................................57 Stateless Autoconfiguration (Stateful)..72 Wireless..............................................................70 Wireless ...............98 Contacting......86 Troubleshooting.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................to...47 DHCPv6 (Stateless).........99 Warranty..............................................................................................................................67 Device Information ..........................71 D-Link DIR-655 User Manual Support ............................................................Network.......Wireless........................................................79 Using Windows Vista® .....................................Basics...........................88 Wireless...........................................................................................................................................53 6 to 4 Tunneling (Stateless) .............................61 Email Settings ..........55 IPv6 in IPv4 Tunneling (Stateless) ..................................................49 IPv6 over PPPoE (Stateless) ............70 Active Sessions.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................74 Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) ..........................58 Administrator Settings .......................................................................................................................79 Using Windows® 7 ............95 Networking...................................................................65 System Check ..........................

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Section 1 . • Internet Explorer 6.following: • Windows®. Requirements Computer.0 or higher Utility.Requirements • Mozilla 1.3.following: • Windows 7. Macintosh.7.Installation.11n or 802.11g wireless clients • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Computer. Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed.Configuration.the.the.12 or higher • Firefox 1.with. Visit www.com to download the latest version.java.with. CD.Product Overview System Requirements Network. or XP with Service Pack 2 • An installed Ethernet adapter • CD-ROM drive D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 2 . or Linux-based operating system • An installed Ethernet adapter Browser.0 or higher (with Java 1.Requirements • An Ethernet-based Cable or DSL modem • IEEE 802.Requirements: Web-based.Wizard.5 or higher • Safari 1. Vista®.1 or higher) Windows®.

this high performance router provides superior Whole Home Coverage while reducing dead spots. Network conditions and environmental factors. music. and network overhead. video.PERFORMANCE The D-Link Wireless N™ Router (DIR-655) is a 802. EXTENDED. including volume of network traffic.11n compliant device that delivers real world performance of up to 650% faster than an 802. Actual data throughput will vary. Support for WPA standards ensure that you’ll be able to use the best possible encryption method.Product Overview Introduction TOTAL.11n wireless technology to provide the best wireless performance. TOTAL.PERFORMANCE Combines award winning router features and 802.HOME.WHOLE. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. providing a better Internet experience. regardless of your client devices.SECURITY The Wireless N™ Router supports all of the latest wireless security features to prevent unauthorized access. and network storage throughout your home. In addition. files.NETWORK. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n specifications. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 3 . this Wireless N™ Router utilizes dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks from across the Internet.COVERAGE Powered by Wireless N™ technology. In addition. The Wireless N™ Router is designed for use in bigger homes and for users who demand higher performance networking. Create a secure wireless network to share photos. Add a Wireless N™ notebook or desktop adapter and stay connected to your network from virtually anywhere in your home.11g wireless connection (also faster than a 100Mbps wired Ethernet connection). lower actual data throughput rate. Connect the Wireless N™ Router to a cable or DSL modem and share your high-speed Internet access with everyone on the network. printers. building materials and construction.COVERAGE Provides greater wireless signal rates even at farther distances for best-in-class Whole Home Coverage. be it from over the wireless network or from the Internet.Section 1 . TOTAL.11g and 802.SECURITY The most complete set of security features including Active Firewall and WPA2™ to protect your network against outside intruders. TOTAL. this Router includes a Quality of Service (QoS) engine that keeps digital phone calls (VoIP) and online gaming smooth and responsive. ULTIMATE.

• Filter. The performance of this 802. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 4 . Faster. so it can connect with existing 802.Section 1 . This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online.The DIR-655 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802. such as video streaming.11g and 802.Product Overview Features •.11n specifications. Network conditions and environmental factors. including volume of network traffic.11n wireless router gives you the freedom of wireless networking at speeds 650% faster than 802.Filtering .Firewall.11g standard. User-friendly. online gaming. USB and Cardbus adapters. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content.The DIR-655 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802.Networking . Advanced.with.11g.Wizard .11g.Devices .Wireless.Setup.11g PCI. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. • Secure.Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address. Actual data throughput will vary.The DIR-655 can pass through VPN sessions. URL. building materials and construction.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface. Scheduling . lower actual data throughput rate. the DIR-655 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network. •. whether from the Internet or from your company’s server. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes. •. Multiple/Concurrent.802. and/or Domain Name. and real-time audio. •.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes. Compatible. Sessions . so users behind the DIR-655 can securely access corporate networks.Features . and network overhead.11n wireless clients.

Connect a USB 1. switches. Receptor for the supplied power adapter.0 flash drive to configure the wireless settings using WCN.1 or 2. The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem.Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 LAN Ports (1-4) Internet Port USB Reset Power Receptor Connect Ethernet devices such as computers. and hubs. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 5 .Section 1 . Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings.

Insert a USB flash drive with WCN information. This LED blinks during data transmission. A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. The LED will blink 3 times if it successfully transfers the wireless settings. an orange light indicates that there is none. A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4.Section 1 . This LED blinks during wireless data transmission.Product Overview LEDs 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 Power LED Internet LED WLAN LED Local Network’s LED WCN LED 3 4 5 A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. A solid blue light indicates that there is an Internet connection. A solid light indicates connection on the Internet port. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 6 . This LED blinks during data transmission.

Section 2 - Installation

Installation
This section will walk you through the installation process. Placement of the router is very important. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet, cabinet, or in the attic or garage.

Before you Begin
Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. Also, you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. If you were using the USB connection before using the router, then you must turn off your modem, disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port on the router, and then turn the modem back on. In some cases, you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet). If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE, make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet, Broadjump, or Enternet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet.

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Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. 2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. 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. 3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. 4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. 5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.

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Getting Started
The DIR-655 includes a Quick Router Setup Wizard CD. Follow the simple steps below to run the Setup Wizard to guide you quickly through the installation process. Insert the Wizard.CD in the CD-ROM drive. The step-by-step instructions that follow are shown in Windows® XP. The steps and screens are similar for the other Windows operating systems. If the CD Autorun function does not automatically start on your computer, go to Start > Run. In the run box type “D:\WIZARD.exe” (where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive). When the autorun screen appears, click Start.

Note: It is recommended to write down the SSID and Security Key, followed by the login password on the provided CD holder.

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Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility. You may also connect using the NetBIOS name in the address bar (http:// dlinkrouter). open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.Section 3 .Displayed error.be.168. The password is left blank by default. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance.Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 10 .Cannot.1).0. If you get a Page. Select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password.

Setup. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 11 .Wizard to quickly configure your router.Section 3 .Wizard to begin.Connection. If you want to enter your settings without running the wizard.Configuration Setup Wizard You may click Setup.Internet. If you want to configure your wireless settings. Click Launch. click Launch.Wireless. Configuration and skip to page 15.Security.Setup. click Manual. Wizard and skip to page 74.

Create a new password and then click Next to continue. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and then click Next to continue. Select the type of Internet connection you use and then click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 12 .Section 3 .Configuration Click Next to continue.

Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer.Configuration If you selected Dynamic. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 13 . and DNS server addresses. enter your PPTP username and password. The default host name is the device name of the Router and may be changed. If you selected PPTP. Your.PC’s. click Clone.MAC. Click Next to continue.Section 3 . you may need to enter the MAC address of the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. If you selected PPPoE. Click Next to continue. subnet mask. The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. enter your PPPoE username and password. If you are currently using that computer.Address and then click Next to continue. gateway. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address.

Click Connect to save your settings.Section 3 . Close your browser window and reopen it to test your Internet connection. It may take a few tries to initially connect to the Internet.Configuration If you selected L2TP. enter your L2TP username and password. Once the router is finished rebooting. Please allow 1-2 minutes to connect. If you selected Static. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 14 . Click Next to continue. Click Next to continue. click Continue. enter your network settings supplied by your Internet provider.

Section 3 . In Service: addition. This option is commonly used for cable modem services such as Comcast and Cox. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Use Unicasting: Check the box if you are having problems obtaining an IP address from your ISP.MAC.Your. Leave blank if you are not sure.PC’s. taking you where you intended to go and saving you valuable time. 1500 is the default MTU. functionality and operation of the Advanced DNS service or its features. reliability.0 if you did not specifically receive these from your ISP. Enable Advanced Domain Name System (DNS) services enhances your Internet performance by Advanced DNS getting you the information and web pages you are looking for faster and more reliably. Select this option if your ISP does not give you any IP numbers to use. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Disclaimer: D-Link makes no warranty as to the availability. it improves your overall Internet experience by correcting many common typo mistakes automatically. IP.Configuration Manual Configuration Dynamic (Cable) My Internet Select Dynamic. These DNS Server: addresses are usually obtained automatically from your ISP.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP.0. Primary/Secondary Enter the Primary and secondary DNS server IP addresses assigned by your ISP. (DHCP) to obtain IP Address information automatically from your Connection: ISP. Leave at 0.0. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 15 . Host Name: The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. You can use the Clone.

Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box. Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router.Configuration Internet Setup PPPoE (DSL) Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses a PPPoE connection.MAC.Section 3 . To disable this feature.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. DNS Addresses: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). and DNS server addresses. Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Your ISP will provide you with a username and password.Your. PC’s. subnet mask.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.(Username/Password) from the drop-down menu. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 16 . Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). select Dynamic. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. On-Demand. or Manual. 1492 is the default MTU. You can use the Clone. gateway. This option is typically used for DSL services. enable Auto-reconnect. My Internet Select PPPoE. Maximum Idle Time: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPPoE only). Connection: Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. In most cases. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.

gateway. or Manual. PPTP Subnet Mask: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only). subnet mask. This option is typically used for DSL services. enable Auto-reconnect.MAC. DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider. On-Demand. You can use the Clone.Configuration PPTP Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your ISP uses a PPTP connection. Reconnect Mode: Select either Always-on. To disable this feature. In most cases. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.Section 3 . Username: Enter your PPTP username. PPTP IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only).you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Password: Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the next box.PC’s. and DNS server addresses. Your.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. PPTP Gateway: Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP. select Dynamic. 1400 is the default MTU. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. PPTP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 17 .

Your. On-Demand. Password: Enter your L2TP password and then retype the password in the next box. Username: Enter your L2TP username. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. This option is typically used for DSL services. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. or Manual. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 18 . L2TP IP Address: Enter the L2TP IP address supplied by your ISP (Static only). and DNS server addresses.Section 3 . In most cases. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .Configuration L2TP Choose L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) if your ISP uses a L2TP connection. select Dynamic.PC’s. Clone MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. L2TP Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP (Static only). enable Auto-reconnect.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.MAC. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. You can use the Clone. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. DNS Servers: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static L2TP only). subnet mask.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. gateway. To disable this feature. L2TP Gateway: Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP. 1400 is the default MTU. Reconnect Mode: Select either Always-on. L2TP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form.PC’s. DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider. and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.Your.x. You will need to enter in the IP address. You can use the Clone.Section 3 . It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. which are four octets separated by a dot (x. The Router will not accept the IP address if it is not in this format. 1500 is the default MTU. Default Gateway: Enter the Gateway assigned by your ISP. IP Address: Enter the IP address assigned by your ISP. gateway address. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 19 . Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask assigned by your ISP.x).you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. subnet mask.x.Configuration Static (assigned by ISP) Select Static IP Address if all the Internet port’s IP information is provided to you by your ISP.MAC.

11g.11n. 802. Enable Auto Channel The Auto. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-655.11n and non-802.Select if you are not using any 802.11n wireless clients.11n. Mixed.Scan setting can be selected to allow the DIR-655 to choose the Scan: channel with the least amount of interference.11g.Channel.11n. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Channel Width: Select the Channel Width: Auto.Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11g .This is the default setting.11 Mode: Select one of the following: 802. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Schedule: The schedule of time when the wireless settings rules will be enabled. If you enable Auto. Transmission Rate: Select the transmit rate. and. Select if you are using both 802.Only .Channel.Select if using only 802.Section 3 .11n and 11g wireless clients. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. 802.Configuration Wireless Settings Enable Wireless: Check the box to enable the wireless function. 802.11n wireless devices. Visibility Status: Select Invisible if you do not want the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-655.(Auto) for best performance. If you do not want to use wireless.Select if you are using a mix of 802. the SSID of the DIR-655 will not be seen by Site Survey utilities so your wireless clients will have to know the SSID of your DIR-655 D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 20 . 20MHz . If Invisible is selected. The SSID is case-sensitive. 40MHz . this option will be greyed out. 802.Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.Scan.Only . By default the channel is set to 6. The schedule may be set to Always. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions.11n wireless clients. Create a name Name: using up to 32 characters.20/40 . It is strongly suggested to select Best.

0.255.0.255. your computers will use the router for a DNS server. If you change the IP address. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional).Section 3 .Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. If checked. once you click Apply. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router.168.1. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. The default subnet mask is 255. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. The default IP address is 192. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 .

disable to allow manual configuration. Point-to-Point. Enter the Lease time in minutes. NetBIOS Scope: This feature allows the configuration of a NetBIOS ‘domain’ name under which network hosts operates.only. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network.” NetBIOS Mode Type: Select the different type of NetBIOS node: Broadcast. The DIR-655 has a built-in DHCP server. Learn NetBIOS Enable this feature to allow WINS information to be learned from from WAN: the WAN side. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool. This setting has no effect if the ‘Learn NetBIOS information from WAN’ is activated. they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-655. Enable DHCP Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your router. Note: If you statically (manually) assign IP addresses to your computers or devices. Server: Uncheck to disable this function. Mixed-mode. DHCP Lease Time: The length of time for the IP address lease. Always Broadcast: Enable this feature to broadcast your networks DHCP server to LAN/WLAN clients. Primary/Secondary Enter your Primary (and Secondary) WINS IP address(es). NetBIOS NetBIOS allows LAN hosts to discover all other computers within Announcement: the network. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer.” When you turn your computers on.Section 3 . Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. and Hybrid. DHCP IP Address Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the DHCP server’s Range: IP assignment. make sure the IP addresses are outside of this range or you may have an IP conflict. enable this feature to allow the DHCP Server to offer NetBIOS configuration settings.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. WINS IP Address: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 22 .

click this button to populate the fields.Settings at the top to activate your reservations. Number of In this section you can see what LAN devices are currently Dynamic DHCP leasing IP addresses. This IP Address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range. If the previous owner is still available. Computer Name: Enter the computer name or select from the drop-down menu and click <<. it has been removed from the network. Do this only if the device no longer needs the leased IP address. Copy Your PC’s If you want to assign an IP address to the computer you are MAC Address: currently on. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 23 . IP Address: Enter the IP address you want to assign to the computer or device. those two devices may both receive an IP Address Conflict error. for example. Note: This IP address must be within the DHCP IP Address Range. you can create a DHCP reservation. or the second device may still not receive an IP Address. you may still need to extend the “DHCP IP Address Range” to address the issue. because. it is located in the DHCP Server section. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the computer or device. Note: The Revoke option will not disconnect a PC with a current network session from the network. You must click Save. Enable: Check this box to enable the reservation. you would need to use MAC Address Filter to do that. The router will assign the IP address only to that computer or device. Revoke will only free up a DHCP Address for the very next requester.Configuration DHCP Reservation If you want a computer or device to always have the same IP address assigned. in that case. Clients: Revoke: Click Revoke to cancel the lease for a specific LAN device and free an entry in the lease table. Save: Click Save to save your entry. Reserve: The Reserve option converts this dynamic IP allocation into a DHCP Reservation and adds the corresponding entry to the DHCP Reservations List.Section 3 .

Section 3 . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 24 . USB Settings: Choose between these two configuration: Network USB and WCN Configuration. Note: If using the Network USB option. Network USB: Please set the Network USB Detection interval time.Configuration USB Settings Use this section to configure your USB port. There are two configurations to choose from: Network USB and WCN Configuration. Note: Please see the SharePort Manual on the CD for more information. users will need to install the Network USB Utility into the computers to share the USB device through the router.

The DIR-655 is also capable of port-redirection meaning incoming traffic to a particular port may be redirected to a different port on the server computer. you can make some of the LAN computers accessible from the Internet by enabling Virtual Server. For a list of ports for common applications. You may use them by enabling them and assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service. please visit http://support. There are pre-defined virtual services already in the table.asp?prod_id=1191. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 25 .Configuration Virtual Server The DIR-655 can be configured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing Web or FTP services via the public IP address can be automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN (Local Area Network). the DIR-655 redirects the external service request to the appropriate server within the LAN network.Section 3 . Depending on the requested service.dlink. Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the screen in the Virtual Servers List. The DIR-655 firewall feature filters out unrecognized packets to protect your LAN network so all computers networked with the DIR-655 are invisible to the outside world. If you wish.com/faq/view.

Filter page. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP).>. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. Private Port/ Enter the port that you want to open next to Private Port and Public Public Port: Port. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 26 . Select your computer and click <<. UDP. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced. refer to the next page.Inbound.Section 3 . Select an application and click << to populate the fields. Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. The public port is the port seen from the Internet side.Configuration This will allow you to open a single port. Protocol Type: Select TCP. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. The private and public ports are usually the same. If you would like to open a range of ports. The schedule may be set to Always.All (most common) or a created Inbound filter. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled.from the drop-down menu. and the private port is the port being used by the application on the computer within your local network. Inbound Filter: Select Allow. or Both.

You can enter a single port or a range of ports. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. Select your computer and click <<. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 27 .Inbound. Example: 24. Select an application and click << to populate the fields. TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section.>. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu.3000-4000 Inbound Filter: Select Allow.All (most common) or a created Inbound filter. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced.Section 3 . Seperate ports with a common. Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. The schedule may be set to Always.1009. Filter page. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to.

The schedule may be set to Always. UDP. Internet telephony and others. video conferencing. If you need to run applications that require multiple connections. select the protocol type as TCP or UDP. You can use a comma to add multiple ports or port ranges. Traffic Type: Select the protocol of the trigger port (TCP. Trigger: This is the port used to trigger the application. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Firewall: This is the port number on the Internet side that will be used to access the application. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. The DIR-655 provides some predefined applications in the table on the bottom of the web page. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Application Rule will be enabled. such as Internet gaming. or Both). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 28 . specify the port normally associated with an application in the “Trigger Port” field. You may select a pre-defined application from the drop-down menu and click <<. then enter the firewall (public) ports associated with the trigger port to open them for inbound traffic. You may define a single port or a range of ports. UDP. Name: Enter a name for the rule. Traffic Type: Select the protocol of the firewall port (TCP. Special Applications makes some of these applications work with the DIR-655.Section 3 .Configuration Application Rules Some applications require multiple connections. These applications have difficulties working through NAT (Network Address Translation). or Both). It can be either a single port or a range of ports. Select the application you want to use and enable it.

Automatic Uplink This option is enabled by default when the QoS Engine option Speed: is enabled. Enable This option is disabled by default. setting this option to xDSL or Other Frame Relay Network ensures that the router will recognize that it needs to shape traffic slightly differently in order to give the best performance. Dynamic This option should be enabled when you have a slow Internet Fragmentation: uplink. such as VoIP. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 29 . Using this example.com.Section 3 . ISP’s often speed as a download/upload pair. For example.5Mbits/284Kbits. Connection Type: By default. you would enter 284. By default the QoS Engine settings are disabled and application priority is not classified automatically. Alternatively you can test your uplink speed with a service such as www. If you have an unusual network connection in which you are actually connected via xDSL but for which you configure either “Static” or “DHCP” in the Internet settings. This is determined by your ISP. 1. and it displays the result as Detected xDSL or Frame Relay Network. but gives much better results. Detected xDSL: When Connection Type is set to automatic. Enable this option for better StreamEngine: performance and experience with online games and other interactive applications. This option will allow your router to automatically determine the uplink speed of your Internet connection. It helps to reduce the impact that large low priority network packets can have on more urgent ones. Choosing xDSL or Other Frame Relay Network causes the measured uplink speed to be reported slightly lower than before on such connections. Speed: Manual Uplink The speed at which data can be transferred from the router to Speed: your ISP.dslreports. Measured Uplink This displays the detected uplink speed. the router automatically determines whether the underlying connection is an xDSL/Frame-relay network or some other connection type (such as cable modem or Ethernet). the automatically detected connection type is displayed here.Configuration QoS Engine The QoS Engine option helps improve your network gaming performance by prioritizing applications.

please refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 30 . Configure MAC Select Turn MAC Filtering Off.Configuration Network Filters Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers by their MAC addresses from accessing the Network.Section 3 . allow MAC addresses listed Filtering: below. You can either manually add a MAC address or select the MAC address from the list of clients that are currently connected to the Broadband Router. DHCP Client: Select a DHCP client from the drop-down menu and click << to copy that MAC Address. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to filter. To find the MAC address on a computer. or deny MAC addresses listed below from the drop-down menu.

Add Policy: Click the Add. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 31 . and/or block access from applications like P2P utilities or games.Section 3 . Policy button to start the Access Control Wizard. limit web access based on time or dates.Configuration Access Control The Access Control section allows you to control access in and out of your network. Access Control Wizard Click Next to continue with the wizard. Use this feature as Parental Controls to only grant access to approved sites.

Section 3 .Select IP address.Type . MAC address.Enter the IP address of the computer you want to apply the rule to.E. Enter the following information and then click Next to continue. Always) from the drop-down menu and then click Next to continue.Configuration Enter a name for the policy and then click Next to continue. or Other Machines. IP. Select a schedule (I. • • Address.Address . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 32 .

End . .Check to enable the rule.Enter the ending IP address.Port.Port. .Enter the starting IP address. Enable . Protocol .End .Enter the ending port number.Start . Dest. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 33 . . Name .Enter a name for your rule.Section 3 . Dest.Enter the starting port number.Select the protocol. Enter the rule: . .Start . Dest.IP. click Enable. Click Save to save the access control rule. .IP. Dest.Configuration Select the filtering method and then click Next to continue. . To enable web logging.

A URL is a specially formatted text string that defines a location on the Internet.the. click. To delete the text.Clear.Below. Domain: Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked.List. If any part of the URL contains the blocked word. Website URL/ Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block (or allow). the site will not be accessible and the web page will not display.Settings. enter the text string to be blocked and click Save. To use this feature. The text to be blocked will appear in the list.Section 3 .Configuration Website Filters Website Filters are used to deny LAN computers from accessing specific web sites by the URL or domain. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 34 .

0. Inbound Filters can be used with Virtual Server. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 35 . Action: Select Allow or Deny. Source IP End: Enter the ending IP address. Name: Enter a name for the inbound filter rule. Save: Click the Save button to apply your settings.Section 3 . Enable: Check to enable rule. With this feature you can configure inbound data filtering rules that control data based on an IP address range.Settings at the top to save the settings. Port Forwarding.255 if you do not want to specify and IP range. Source IP Start: Enter the starting IP address. Enter 255. or click the Delete icon to remove the rule. Inbound Filter This section will list any rules that are created.Configuration Inbound Filters The Inbound Filter option is an advanced method of controlling data received from the Internet. You may click Rules List: the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule.0 if you do not want to specify an IP range. You must click Save. or Remote Administration features.255.0. Enter 0.255.

The D-Link DIR-655 offers a firewall type functionality.Port. IP Address: Specify the IP address of the computer on the LAN that you want to have unrestricted Internet communication.Configuration Firewall Settings A firewall protects your network from the outside world. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 36 . It validates that the traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol..Any incoming traffic sent to an open port will be forwarded to the application that opened the port. Enable DMZ Host: If an application has trouble working from behind the router. If you choose to expose a computer. Enable SPI: SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection. NAT Endpoint Select one of the following for TCP and UDP ports: Filtering: Endpoint.Restricted .Restriction . Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If this computer obtains it’s IP address automatically using DHCP. This option will expose the chosen computer completely to the outside world. The port will close if idle for 5 minutes. The SPI feature helps prevent cyber attacks. Address. you can expose one computer to the Internet and run the application on that computer.Incoming traffic must match the IP address and port of the outgoing connection.Section 3 .+. Address. Use of this option is only recommended as a last resort.Incoming traffic must match the IP address of the outgoing connection. be sure to make a static reservation on the Basic > DHCP page so that the IP address of the DMZ machine does not change. also known as dynamic packet filtering) helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone. Note: Placing a computer in the DMZ may expose that computer to a variety of security risks.Independent. you cam enable DMZ.

RTSP: Allows applications that use Real Time Streaming Protocol to receive streaming media from the internet. IPSEC (VPN): Allows multiple VPN clients to connect to their corporate network using IPSec. A number of ALGs for common applications are enabled by default. Please check with the system adminstrator of your corporate network whether your VPN client supports NAT traversal. QuickTime and Real Player are some of the common applications using this protocol. Some VoIP applications and devices have the ability to discover NAT devices and work around them. Each ALG provides special handling for a specific protocol or application. SIP: Allows devices and applications using VoIP (Voice over IP) to communicate across NAT. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 37 . try turning this ALG off. This ALG may interfere with the operation of such VPN clients. If you are having trouble connecting with your corporate network. If you are having trouble making VoIP calls. PPTP: Allows multiple machines on the LAN to connect to their corporate network using PPTP protocol. Some protocols and applications require special handling of the IP payload to make them work with network address translation (NAT). Some VPN clients support traversal of IPSec through NAT.Section 3 . This ALG may interfere with the operation of such devices.Configuration Application Level Gateway Configuration Here you can enable or disable ALG’s. try turning this ALG off.

Gateway: Enter your next hop gateway to be taken if this route is used. Netmask: Enter the netmask of the route. please note that the octets must match your destination IP address.Configuration Routing The Routing option is an advanced method of customizing specific routes of data through your network. Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the router when this route is used. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 38 .Section 3 . Metric: The route metric is a value from 1 to 16 that indicates the cost of using this route. Destination IP: Enter the IP address of packets that will take this route. A value 1 is the lowest cost and 15 is the highest cost.

Packets exceeding the 2346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission. Threshold: determines whether packets will be fragmented. DTIM Interval: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 3 is the default setting. If inconsistent data flow is a problem.Configuration Advanced Wireless Settings Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas. 2346 is the default setting. Short GI: Check this box to reduce the guard interval time therefore increasing the data capacity. This will improve the quality of video and voice applications for your wireless clients. Specify a value. However. WMM Function: WMM is QoS for your wireless network. Beacon Period: Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. Fragmentation The fragmentation threshold. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2432. it’s less reliable and may create higher data loss. only a minor modification should be made. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 39 . 100 is the default setting and is recommended. which is specified in bytes.Section 3 .

the rule with the highest priority will be used. based on the behaviour that the streams exhibit. This acts to deprioritize streams that exhibit bulk transfer characteristics. If more than one rule matches for a specific message flow. Windows Media Enables the router to recognize certain audio and video Center: streams generated by a Windows Media Center PC and to prioritize these above other traffic. a technology developed to enhance your experience of using a wireless network by prioritizing the traffic of different applications. this option causes the router to automatically attempt to prioritize traffic streams that it doesn’t otherwise recognize. while leaving interactive traffic. such as the Xbox 360. HTTP: Allows the router to recognize HTTP transfers for many common audio and video streams and prioritize them above other traffic. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 40 . Such streams are used by systems known as Windows Media Extenders. such as file transfers. Enable WISH: Enable this option if you want to allow WISH to prioritize your traffic. Such streams are frequently used by digital media players. For most applications. Automatic: When enabled. the priority classifiers ensure the right priorities and specific WISH Rules are not required.Configuration WISH Settings WISH is short for Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling. running at a normal priority. WISH Rules: A WISH Rule identifies a specific message flow and assigns a priority to that flow.Section 3 . such as gaming or VoIP. WISH supports overlaps between rules.

A registrar only allows devices onto the wireless network if you have entered the PIN. The process is just as easy. The router acts as a registrar for the network. Default: Generate New PIN: Create a random number that is a valid PIN. Devices can still be added to the network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. There are several ways to add a wireless device to your network. You can then copy this PIN to the user interface of the registrar. Lock Wireless Locking the wireless security settings prevents the settings from Security Settings: being changed by the Wi-Fi Protected Setup feature of the router. prompt you to enter the PIN for the device. This becomes the router’s PIN. However. A “registrar” controls access to the wireless network.Configuration Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is a simplified method for securing your wireless network during the “Initial setup” as well as the “Add New Device” processes. You can restore the default PIN at any time. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 41 . Add Wireless Device Wizard: Start the wizard. For extra security. while the highest wireless Security setting of WPA2 is automatically used. as depressing a button for the Push-Button Method or correctly entering the 8-digit code for the Pin-Code Method. The time reduction in setup and ease of use are quite beneficial. a new PIN can be generated. you can add it to the network by pressing the configuration button on the device and then the on the router within 60 seconds.Section 3 . the settings of the network will not change once this option is checked. or ask you Station: to press the configuration button on the device. PIN Settings: A PIN is a unique number that can be used to add the router to an existing network or to create a new network. Current PIN: Shows the current value of the router’s PIN. Only the Administrator (“admin” account) can change or reset the PIN. Reset PIN to Restore the default PIN of the router. The Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has certified it across different products as well as manufactures. or pressed a special Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on the device. Enable: Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup feature. This Wizard helps you add wireless devices to the wireless network. If the device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup and has a configuration button. although other devices may act as a registrar as well. Add Wireless The wizard will either display the wireless network settings to guide you through manual configuration. The status LED on the router will flash three times if the device has been successfully added to the network. The default PIN may be printed on the bottom of the router.

Multicast streams: Check the box to allow multicast traffic to pass through the router from the Internet. Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. Check the box to allow the Internet port to be “pinged”. 1000Mbps. UPnP Internet Ping Block Internet Port Speed Multicast Streams D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 42 . Internet Port Speed: You may set the port speed of the Internet port to 10Mbps. software and peripherals. Blocking the Ping may provide some extra security from hackers. 100Mbps. or Auto 10/100/1000Mbps.Section 3 .Configuration Advanced Network Settings UPnP Settings: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature click on Enabled. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. Internet Ping: Unchecking the box will not allow the DIR-655 to respond to pings.

Configuration Guest Zone The Guest Zone feature will allow you to create temporary zones that can be used by guests to access the Internet.Section 3 . The schedule may be set to Always. Security Mode: Select the type of security or encryption you would like to enable for the guest zone. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. These zones will be separate from your main wireless network. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Guest Zone will be active. Enable Guest Zone: Check to enable the Guest Zone feature. Wireless Network Enter a wireless network name (SSID) that is different from Name: your main wireless network. Enable Routing Check to allow network connectivity between the different Between Zones: zones created. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 43 . which will allow the particular service to always be enabled.

Only from the drop-down menu. Settings: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 44 .Configuration IPv6 Link-Local Connectivity My IPv6 Connection: Select Link-Local. LAN IPv6 Address Displays the IPv6 address of the router.Section 3 .

Configuration Static IPv6 (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select Static. IPv6 Address Range End: Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.IPv6 from the drop-down menu. IPv6 Address Range Start: Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.Section 3 . IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes). Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Refer to the next page for Stateless. WAN IPv6 Address Settings: Enter the address settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP).(DHCPv6) or Stateless. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 45 .

LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. Refer to the previous page for Stateful. Router Advertisement Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes). Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. Lifetime: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 46 . WAN IPv6 Address Enter the address settings supplied by your Internet Settings: provider (ISP). Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateless.IPv6 from the drop-down menu.Section 3 .Configuration Static IPv6 (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select Static.

LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.automatically or Use. Address: LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful.Address. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 47 .Configuration DHCPv6 (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select DHCPv6 from the drop-down menu. Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. IPv6 DNS Settings: Select either Obtain. IPv6 Address Range End: Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.DNS.Section 3 .DNS.server.address. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes).the. Refer to the next page for Stateless. IPv6 Address Range Start: Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.following. (DHCPv6) or Stateless.

DNS.address. IPv6 DNS Settings: Select either Obtain.following. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primar y and secondar y DNS ser ver Address: addresses.Address.DNS.the. LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.Configuration DHCPv6 (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select DHCPv6 from the drop-down menu. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.automatically or Use. Lifetime: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 48 .Section 3 .server. Refer to the previous page for Stateful. Router Advertisement Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes). Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateless.

enable Auto-reconnect. select Dynamic. To disable this feature. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. following. server. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primary and secondary DNS server addresses. Address: LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . 1500 is the default MTU. Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). and DNS server addresses.Address.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. On-Demand. PPPoE: Enter the PPPoE account settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box. or Manual.DNS. subnet mask. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 49 . IPv6 DNS Settings: Select either Obtain. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. automatically or Use. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only).Configuration IPv6 over PPPoE (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select PPPoE from the drop-down menu.Section 3 . Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. In most cases. address. DNS. the. gateway. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 50 . Refer to the next page for Stateless. IPv6 Address Range End: Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.Section 3 .(DHCPv6) or Stateless. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes). IPv6 Address Range Start: Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.Configuration Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful.

To disable this feature.Address. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). IPv6 DNS Settings: Select either Obtain.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. gateway. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primary and secondary DNS server addresses. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 51 . the. and DNS server addresses. automatically or Use. address. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. enable Auto-reconnect.Section 3 . Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box. In most cases. PPPoE: Enter the PPPoE account settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). Address: LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.DNS. Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on. select Dynamic. DNS. or Manual. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . subnet mask. 1500 is the default MTU. On-Demand. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.Configuration IPv6 over PPPoE (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select PPPoE from the drop-down menu. following. server.

Configuration Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. Router Advertisement Lifetime: Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes).(DHCPv6) or Stateless. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 52 .Section 3 . Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful.

Address: LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.to. Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.(DHCPv6) or Stateless. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 53 . Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful.4 from the drop-down menu.Section 3 . 6 to 4 Settings: Enter the IPv6 settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.Configuration 6 to 4 Tunneling (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select 6. IPv6 Address Range Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your Start: local computers. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes). Refer to the next page for Stateless. IPv6 Address Range Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your End: local computers. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.

Section 3 .4 from the drop-down menu. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateless. LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Lifetime: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 54 .to. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. Router Advertisement Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes).Configuration 6 to 4 Tunneling (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select 6. Refer to the previous page for Stateful. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primar y and secondar y DNS ser ver Address: addresses. 6 to 4 Settings: Enter the IPv6 settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP).

IPv6 Address Range Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your End: local computers. Pv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes).IPv4. Type: IPv6 Address Range Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your Start: local computers. IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel Enter the settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 55 .in.Tunnel from the drop-down menu. Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Select Stateful. Refer to the previous page for Stateful. LAN Link-Local Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.Section 3 . Address: Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. Settings: LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.Configuration IPv6 in IPv4 Tunneling (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select IPv6.

LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel Enter the settings supplied by your Internet provider Settings: (ISP). Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.Section 3 .IPv4. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes).Configuration IPv6 in IPv4 Tunneling (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select IPv6.Tunnel from the drop-down menu. Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful. Refer to the next page for Stateless.in. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 56 .(DHCPv6) or Stateless.

IPv6 DNS Settings: Enter the settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Select Stateless. Address: Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. Autoconfiguration from the drop-down menu.Section 3 . Refer to the previous page for Stateful. Type: IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes). LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 57 . LAN Link-Local Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.Configuration Stateless Autoconfiguration (Stateless) My IPv6 Connection: Select Stateless.

Autoconfiguration from the drop-down menu. Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Select Stateful.Configuration Stateless Autoconfiguration (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select Stateless. LAN Link-Local Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 58 . LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. IPv6 DNS Settings: Enter the settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP). Address: Enable Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.Section 3 . IPv6 Address Range Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your Start: local computers. Type: IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes). Refer to the previous page for Stateful.

Only the admin account has the ability to change both admin and user account passwords.x. User can only view the settings but cannot make any changes.x. Server: Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-655 to be configured from the Internet by Management: a web browser. Gateway Name: Enter a name for the DIR-655 router. you must enter https:// as part of the URL to access the router remotely. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 59 . you cannot change the settings (you can only view them). Details: This section will list any rules that are created. only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks.x.Configuration Administrator Settings This page will allow you to change the Administrator and User passwords. Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access. User Password: Enter the new password for the User login. There are two accounts that can access the management interface through the web browser. Admin Password: Enter a new password for the Administrator Login Name.x. Enable HTTPS Check to enable HTTPS to connect to the router securely. You may click the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule. If you login as the User. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from the remote (Internet) host.Section 3 .HTTPS. If you have enabled HTTPS. Remote Admin Example: http://x. or click the Delete icon to remove the rule. In general. Enable Graphical Enables a challenge-response test to require users to type letters or numbers from a Authentication: distorted image displayed on the screen to prevent online hackers and unauthorized users from gaining access to your router’s network settings. The port number used to access the DIR-655.x:8080 whereas x.Server and checked Use. The accounts are admin and user. The administrator can make changes to the settings. A username and password is still required to access the WebManagement interface. You can also enable Remote Management.x is the Internet IP address of the DIR-655 Inbound Filter: and 8080 is the port used for the Web Management interface.

Daylight Saving: To select Daylight Saving time manually. Manual: To manually input the time. and enter a start date and an end date for daylight saving time.Your. You can also click Copy.Section 3 .Settings. Hour. and Second and then click Set. Time. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 60 . update. Check this box to use a NTP server. NTP Server Used: Enter the NTP server or select one from the drop-down menu. Day. select enabled or disabled. Minute. This will only connect to a server on the Internet. enter the values in these fields for the Year. NTP synchronizes Server: computer clock times in a network of computers. From this section you can set the time zone that you are in and set the Time Server. and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock.Configuration Time Settings The Time Configuration option allows you to configure. Daylight Saving can also be configured to automatically adjust the time when needed. Month. Time Zone: Select the Time Zone from the drop-down menu. not a local server. Computer’s. Enable NTP NTP is short for Network Time Protocol.Time.

SysLog Server: SysLog Server IP The address of the SysLog server that will be used to send Address: the logs.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 61 . You may also select your computer from the dropdown menu (only if receiving an IP address from the router via DHCP).Configuration SysLog The Broadband Router keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the Router. You may send these logs to a SysLog server on your network. Enable Logging to Check this box to send the router logs to a SysLog Server.

To Email Address: Enter the email address where you want the email sent. Enable Email When this option is enabled. Account Name: Enter your account for sending email. You can select a schedule from the list of defined schedules.Configuration Email Settings The Email feature can be used to send the system log files. SMTP Server Enter the SMTP server address for sending email. Enable Authentication: Check this box if your SMTP server requires authentication. Schedule: This option is enabled when On Schedule is selected. From Email Address: This email address will appear as the sender when you receive a log file or firmware upgrade notification via email. and firmware update notification to your email address. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 62 . On Schedule: Selecting this option will send the logs via email according to schedule. If your SMTP Address: server requires authentication. To create a schedule.>.Section 3 . select this option. go to Tools. Re-type the password associated with the account. router alert messages. logs will be sent via email when the log is full.Schedules. Password: Enter the password associated with the account. On Log Full: When this option is selected. router activity logs are e-mailed Notification: to a designated email address.

Restore to Factory This option will restore all configuration settings back to Default Settings: the settings that were in effect at the time the router was shipped from the factory. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. click the Load button to transfer those settings to the router. use the Browse control to find a previously save Drive: file of configuration settings.Configuration System Settings Save Settings to Use this option to save the current router configuration Local Hard Drive: settings to a file on the hard disk of the computer you are using. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 63 . You will then see a file dialog. First. including any rules that you have created. First. use the Save button above. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router configuration from Local Hard settings. Then.Section 3 . Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router. If you want to save the current router configuration settings. click the Save button.

Check.Online. Browse: After you have downloaded the new firmware.Version to have the router send an email when there is a new firmware available.com. download the new firmware to your hard drive. Firmware.Configuration Update Firmware You can upgrade the firmware of the Router here. of. Notification.Firmware. Click Upload to complete the firmware upgrade. Newer. Firmware.Section 3 .Latest. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.for. Online. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file to be used for the update.Now. Latest. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 64 . Options: Version to have the router check automatically to see if there is a new firmware upgrade. for. You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer. if so. Firmware Upgrade: Click on Check. click Browse to locate the firmware update on your hard drive. Check Email.Version to find out if there is an updated firmware. Notifications Check Automatically.dlink.

Using a DDNS service provider. Username or Key: Enter the Username for your DDNS account. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 65 . Game Server. Timeout: Enter a time (in hours).Section 3 . etc…) using a domain name that you have purchased (www. your friends can enter in your domain name to connect to your server no matter what your IP address is. Check the box to enable DDNS.Configuration DDNS The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web.whateveryournameis. Password or Key: Enter the Password for your DDNS account. DDNS: Dynamic Domain Name System is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing IP Address. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. Server Address: Choose your DDNS provider from the drop down menu. FTP. Host Name: Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS service provider. com) with your dynamically assigned IP address.

Ping Results: The results of your ping attempts will be displayed here. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 66 . Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping. and click Ping.Configuration System Check Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet.Section 3 .

-. Save: Click Save to save your schedule. a range of days.Day. Click the Edit icon to make changes or click the Delete icon to remove the schedule. Days: Select a day. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 67 . You must click Save Settings at the top for your schedules to go into effect.Configuration Schedules Name: Enter a name for your new schedule.24hrs or enter a start and end time for your schedule. or All Week to include every day.Section 3 . Time: Check All. Schedule Rules List: The list of schedules will be listed here.

and Wireless information. LAN Computers: Displays computers and devices that are connected to the router via Ethernet and that are receiving an IP address assigned by the router (DHCP). LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. Use Release to disconnect from your ISP and use Renew to connect to your ISP. General: Displays the router’s time and firmware version. It will display the LAN. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. If your Internet connection is set up for PPPoE. IGMP Multicast Displays the Multicast Group IP Address. Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your wireless settings such as SSID and Channel. Use Disconnect to drop the PPPoE connection and use Connect to establish the PPPoE connection.Configuration Device Information This page displays the current information for the DIR-655. If your Internet connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a Release button and a Renew button will be displayed.Section 3 . Memberships: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 68 . WAN (Internet).

If there isn’t enough internal memory for all events.Configuration Log The router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in it’s internal memory. Apply Log Settings: Will filter the log results so that only the selected options appear. logs of older events are deleted but logs of the latest events are retained. Clear: Clears all of the log contents. Firewall & Security.Section 3 . and Critical. Refresh: Updates the log details on the screen so it displays any recent activity. What to View: You can select the types of messages that you want to display from the log. You can define what types of events you want to view and the level of the events to view. This router also has external Syslog Server support so you can send the log files to a computer on your network that is running a Syslog utility. The Logs option allows you to view the router logs. Warning. System. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 69 . and Router Status messages can be selected. Save Log: This option will save the router to a log file on your computer. View Levels: There are three levels of message importance: Informational. Select the levels that you want displayed in the log. Email Now: This option will send a copy of the router log to the email address configured in the Tools > Email screen.

Configuration Stats The screen below displays the Traffic Statistics. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-655 on both the Internet and the LAN ports.Section 3 . Active Sessions D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 70 . The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 71 .Section 3 . This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless clients.Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients.

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Section 4 - Security

Wireless Security
This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DIR-655 offers the following types of security: • WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) • WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)

What is WPA?
WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). The 2 major improvements over WEP: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and, by adding an integrity-checking feature, ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. WPA2 is based on 802.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. • User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address, which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. 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). EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.

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Wireless Security Setup Wizard
To run the security wizard, click on Setup at the top and then click Launch. Wireless.Security.Setup.Wizard.

Click Next to continue.

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Section 4 - Security The following screen will show you your Pre-Shared Key to enter on your wireless clients. Click Save to finish the Security Wizard.

If you selected WPA-Enterprise, the RADIUS information will be displayed. Click Save to finish the Security Wizard.

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Only. Click Save. Next to Security Mode.. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. select Auto.Settings on the left side.Setup. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Click on.Security Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to WPA Mode.1). select WPA-Personal. Next to Pre-Shared Key. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192.Wireless. 3. 6. Next to Group Key Update Interval. 2. The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection.168. enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default).Settings to save your settings. 5. The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters. or. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter.and then click.Only.Section 4 .WPA. enter a key (passphrase). 4. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 76 . you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. 1. WPA2.0.

select WPA-Enterprise. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 77 .Settings on the left side. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. enter the security key.1). Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 1812 is the default port. 5. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 4. 2.Wireless. 1. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. 8.Only. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. Click on. Next to Authentication Timeout. and then click. select Auto. Next to WPA Mode. enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default).WPA. Next to RADIUS Server Port.Security Configure WPA-Enterprise (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to Group Key Update Interval. enter the amount of time before a client is required to re-authenticate (60 minutes is default).Setup. 3. Next to Security Mode.Only..Section 4 . 7.0. 6.168. or. Next to RADIUS Server Shared Secret. WPA2.

If the MAC Address Authentication box is selected then the user will need to connect from the same computer whenever logging into the wireless network. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 78 .Settings to save your settings. 10.Security 9. 11.Section 4 . Click Advanced to enter settings for a secondary RADIUS Server. Click Apply.

The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). 2. 1. you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 79 .Section 4 . If you are joining an existing network.Security Connect to a Wireless Network Using Windows® 7 It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter.

Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. 4.Security 3. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 80 . check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet.Section 4 .

please verify that the security settings are correct. If the connection fails.Security 5. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click Ok. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 81 .Section 4 . It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network.

to. Refer to the Networking. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 82 .Section 5 . or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). Select Connect. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000. please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. If you receive the Wireless.network.Basics section in this manual for more information.Connecting to a Wireless Network Connect to a Wireless Network Using Windows Vista® Windows Vista users may use the built-in wireless utility.Detected bubble. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows Vista utility as seen below.a.Networks.

2.to. you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure Wireless Security It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network. Open the Windows Vista® Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen)..Section 5 . 1.. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 83 . Select Connect. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.a.network.

please verify that the security settings are correct. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 84 . If the connection fails. Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click Connect.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.Section 5 .

The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows 2000.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. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. Select View.Basics section in this manual for more information. If you receive the Wireless.Wireless. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner next to the time).Detected bubble. Refer to the Networking.Section 5 . please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. click on the center of the bubble to access the utility.Networks.Available. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows XP utility as seen below.Networks. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 85 . The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 86 . If you are joining an existing network. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect..Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WPA-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Select View.Networks.Available. you will need to know the passphrase being used.Section 5 . Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). 2.Wireless. 1..

Network.Connection box will appear. please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 87 . The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3.Section 5 . The Wireless.

If the computer is turned off. the link light may not be on.12 (5.) 1.0. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.2 or higher (with Java 1.168.0) or higher • Opera 8. If you do not get a solid link light. Sygate. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.1 for example). Norton Personal Firewall.utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.access.3.7. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm.8.1 or higher) • Camino 0.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-655. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 . and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.Why. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6.can’t.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.4 or higher • Firefox 1. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser.5 or higher • Safari 1. Black Ice.I. If you have a different operating system.the.Section 6 .web-based.configuration. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.

Double-click the Internet. Make sure nothing is checked. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults..What. From the Security tab. try connecting using a different computer. Click OK three times. 2. The default IP address is 192. • Access the web management.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control.0. Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. With the router powered on. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router.if.I. • If you still cannot access the configuration. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. the username is admin and leave the password box empty.password? If you forgot your password.Section 6 .I. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it.my. Click the LAN Settings button. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 89 .forgot.Panel.168. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. Click OK.do. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults.1.can. To reset the router. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. When logging in.Options Icon. This should open the login page for your the web management. If you have multiple computers. you must reset your router. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar.

(or click OK). or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. • Once the window opens.certain. we suggest lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex.[url].connect. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400.I. Vista® and 7 users type in cmd) and press Enter.and. or a URL.Section 6 . • Click on Start and then click Run.emails. 1492. banking sites. To find the proper MTU Size.[MTU.connecting.receive. 1482. XP.com.[-l].. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to. ping. 2000.send. 1472.or.to. you’ll need to do a special ping. If you are having a problem sending or receiving email.-l.Troubleshooting 3.router?. and Hotmail.-f.can’t. 98. Use the following syntax: .value] Example: ping. and Me users type in command (Windows NT.Why. etc). A destination could be another computer.when.yahoo. • Windows® 95.sites.through.1472 D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 90 .my.[-f].

0. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). • Test your email. Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet.1) and click OK. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. For example.Settings to save your settings. • Click on Setup and then click Manual.Configure. enter the IP address of your router (192. you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. the actual MTU size would be 1480. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 91 . continue changing the MTU in increments of ten.Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser.Section 6 . Once you find your MTU. Once you get a reply. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save.168.

D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford.Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. when and where you want it. What.is. and public areas such as airports. business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. Why. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers.Appendix A . Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly. Under many circumstances. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.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 users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. 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. developer. printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 92 . D-Link has all the products you need to build your network. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently.Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer. coffee shops and universities. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link.D-Link. and manufacturer of networking products. so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network.

wireless.(WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it.(WLAN) In a wireless local area network.wireless?. D-Link has a wireless solution for it. laptops. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN. but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much power which makes it ideal for personal devices.work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work.Area. and other devices that operate on batteries. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. Wireless.Appendix A . office. headphones. whether it’s for home.Network.Personal. Wireless.Wireless Basics How. which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals.Network. speakers. and many other outdoor venues.Local.and.does. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing plants. business. airports.Home. college and high school campuses. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet away.uses. industrial locations. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able to connect your computer. and etc • Gets rid of the cables around the house • Simple and easy to use Small. and Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN). Who.Area. a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. check email. such as mobile phones. PDAs. instant message.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-655 User Manual 93 . golf courses.Office. through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. With an indoor access point as seen in the picture.

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 94 . Wireless network is easy to setup.wireless. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind.Wireless Basics Where. Centralize. Hotels. Restaurants. Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office.Appendix A . and Convention Centers.used?.Access. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. 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.Point Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Coffee Shops. microwaves. when you install a wireless network.router. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA security feature on the router. Eliminate. If you have a two-story home. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. 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.Interference Place home appliances such as cordless telephones.is.or. Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Libraries. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up. but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports.your.

such as two or more DIR-655 wireless network Cardbus adapters. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. for peer-to-peer communication.Appendix A . such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. or clients.Wireless Basics Wireless Modes There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. will connect to the wireless router or access point. All the wireless devices. using wireless network adapters on each computer. • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 95 . An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.

(Windows Vista® users type cmd in the Start.Networking Basics Networking Basics Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter.Search box. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e. wireless router) automatically.e.0.0. If the address is 0. and the default gateway of your adapter. In the run box type cmd and click OK. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 96 . Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. type ipconfig and press Enter.Appendix B . Click on Start > Run. security settings. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings. To verify your IP address. hotel. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i. This will display the IP address.) At the prompt. please follow the steps below. coffee shop. check your adapter installation.0. subnet mask. by default. and the settings on your router. airport).g.

Appendix B .5 Click OK twice to save your settings.Click on Start.Click on Start > Control.(TCP/IP) and click Properties.IP.1 Windows® 7 .Network. please follow the steps below: Step.Assign.Sharing.and.and.X where X is a number between 2 and 99.Center.Network.address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Windows Vista® .Control. right-click My.>.Internet.Sharing.an.168.IP.the.Panel.Protocol.1).Places > Properties.0.Connections.Networking Basics Statically. Step. Step.3 Highlight Internet.1. Windows XP . Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.Network.following. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.0. or you need to assign a static IP address.Connections. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.>.2 Right-click on the Local.Click on Start > Control.168.Area.Network. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.>.Center > Manage.and. Windows 2000 .From the desktop.4 Click Use.1). Step. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 97 .168.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.Panel > Network.Panel > Network.Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.168.and. Step.0. make your IP address 192. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.0.Internet > Network.

Antenna. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.483GHz Transmitter.11g • IEEE 802. Actual data throughput will vary.6 inches • W = 4.11n specifications.4GHz to 2.&.5) • 6.Output.11n • IEEE 802.5Mbps (121.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating.Appendix C .5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety.Signal.5Mbps (40.6 inches • H = 1. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 .Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58. • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5. building materials and construction.5Mbps (13.5) Frequency.3 • IEEE 802. and network overhead.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7.Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .11g and 802. Network conditions and environmental factors.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC.Range • 2. including volume of network traffic. lower actual data throughput rate.

Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.NOTE: Radiation. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.Exposure. FCC. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.Notice: This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.Statement: This is a Class B product. IMPORTANT. including interference that may cause undesired operation.Statement: This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 99 . • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. uses.Radiation. and (2) this device must accept any interference received.Canada. Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. IMPORTANT. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.Appendix E . Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. However. please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. This device has been designed to operate with an antenna having a maximum gain of 2dB. Antenna having a higher gain is strictly prohibited per regulations of Industry Canada. may cause harmful interference to radio communication. Industry. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. In a domestic environment.NOTICE: FCC.Warning: FCC. in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. This equipment generates. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States. The required antenna impedance is 50 ohms. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.Mark. including interference that may cause undesired operation. this product may cause radio interference.Exposure.Caution:.Warranty CE. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

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