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

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with.0 or higher Utility.Section 1 .the.12 or higher • Firefox 1.Requirements: Web-based.Requirements • Mozilla 1. Vista®.Requirements • An Ethernet-based Cable or DSL modem • IEEE 802.java.following: • Windows 7.11n or 802. Macintosh.with.com to download the latest version.11g wireless clients • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Computer.Installation. • Internet Explorer 6. or Linux-based operating system • An installed Ethernet adapter Browser.5 or higher • Safari 1.0 or higher (with Java 1. Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed. or XP with Service Pack 2 • An installed Ethernet adapter • CD-ROM drive D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 2 . CD.7.the. Requirements Computer. Visit www.Wizard.Configuration.Product Overview System Requirements Network.following: • Windows®.1 or higher) Windows®.3.

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

so it can connect with existing 802.The DIR-655 can pass through VPN sessions.Product Overview Features •.Networking .Wizard .11g standard. the DIR-655 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. lower actual data throughput rate. •.The DIR-655 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 802.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes.Features . URL. Network conditions and environmental factors.11n wireless clients. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online.11g. •. Faster.802. • Filter. Compatible. so users behind the DIR-655 can securely access corporate networks.with. User-friendly. Scheduling . online gaming. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 4 .The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content.11g and 802. Actual data throughput will vary. and network overhead.Firewall. USB and Cardbus adapters. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. building materials and construction.11n wireless router gives you the freedom of wireless networking at speeds 650% faster than 802.11g. Advanced. The performance of this 802. • Secure. such as video streaming. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes. including volume of network traffic. Multiple/Concurrent.11g PCI.Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address. and/or Domain Name.Section 1 . * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. •.The DIR-655 provides up to 300Mbps* wireless connection with other 802.Setup. and real-time audio.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface.Filtering . whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.Devices .Wireless.11n specifications. Sessions .

Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 5 . and hubs.1 or 2.0 flash drive to configure the wireless settings using WCN.Section 1 .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. Receptor for the supplied power adapter. The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem. Connect a USB 1. switches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In most cases.Configuration PPTP Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your ISP uses a PPTP connection. and DNS server addresses. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. PPTP Subnet Mask: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only). 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. 1400 is the default MTU. Your.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. select Dynamic.Section 3 .you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. On-Demand. Password: Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the next box. Username: Enter your PPTP username. gateway. PPTP IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only). subnet mask. PPTP Gateway: Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP. This option is typically used for DSL services. DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 17 . To disable this feature.PC’s.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .MAC. enable Auto-reconnect. Reconnect Mode: Select either Always-on. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. You can use the Clone. or Manual. PPTP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .Section 3 .MAC. To disable this feature.PC’s. You can use the Clone. Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. select Dynamic. L2TP Gateway: Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP. DNS Servers: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static L2TP only). Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. or Manual. subnet mask. L2TP Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional). Password: Enter your L2TP password and then retype the password in the next box. gateway.Configuration L2TP Choose L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) if your ISP uses a L2TP connection. enable Auto-reconnect. Maximum Idle Time: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. In most cases. Reconnect Mode: Select either Always-on. This option is typically used for DSL services. Clone MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. and DNS server addresses.Your. 1400 is the default MTU. L2TP Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP (Static only). L2TP IP Address: Enter the L2TP IP address supplied by your ISP (Static only). On-Demand.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. Username: Enter your L2TP username. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 18 .you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific 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. You can use the Clone.x.PC’s. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router.Section 3 . Default Gateway: Enter the Gateway assigned by your ISP. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. 1500 is the default MTU.Configuration Static (assigned by ISP) Select Static IP Address if all the Internet port’s IP information is provided to you by your ISP. You will need to enter in the IP address.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .x). gateway address. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form. subnet mask. Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP. IP Address: Enter the IP address assigned by your ISP. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 19 .x.Your. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask assigned by your ISP.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. DNS Servers: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.MAC.

Scan setting can be selected to allow the DIR-655 to choose the Scan: channel with the least amount of interference. Select if you are using both 802.11n. Schedule: The schedule of time when the wireless settings rules will be enabled. The SSID is case-sensitive. 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 .Channel.Channel.11n and 11g wireless clients.Configuration Wireless Settings Enable Wireless: Check the box to enable the wireless function.Scan.11g . You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. Visibility Status: Select Invisible if you do not want the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-655.11n.Only .11g.Select if using only 802. 802. If you do not want to use wireless. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network. Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-655. Create a name Name: using up to 32 characters.11n wireless clients. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. 20MHz . 802.11n wireless devices. and.Section 3 . If Invisible is selected. By default the channel is set to 6. It is strongly suggested to select Best. Mixed.Select if you are using a mix of 802.Select if you are not using any 802. If you enable Auto. 40MHz . 802. Transmission Rate: Select the transmit rate.This is the default setting. 802.Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n wireless clients.Only .Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11g. Enable Auto Channel The Auto.11n and non-802.11n. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions.(Auto) for best performance.11 Mode: Select one of the following: 802.20/40 . Channel Width: Select the Channel Width: Auto. this option will be greyed out. The schedule may be set to Always.

168.1. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional). Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. The default subnet mask is 255.Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings.0. The default IP address is 192. If you change the IP address. If checked.Section 3 . once you click Apply. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility.0.255. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 .255. your computers will use the router for a DNS server.

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

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

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 24 .Configuration USB Settings Use this section to configure your USB port. Network USB: Please set the Network USB Detection interval time. Note: If using the Network USB option.Section 3 . USB Settings: Choose between these two configuration: 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. There are two configurations to choose from: Network USB and WCN Configuration.

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. For a list of ports for common applications.dlink. please visit http://support. you can make some of the LAN computers accessible from the Internet by enabling Virtual Server.asp?prod_id=1191.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). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 25 . If you wish. Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the screen in the Virtual Servers List. You may use them by enabling them and assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service. Depending on the requested service.com/faq/view. the DIR-655 redirects the external service request to the appropriate server within the LAN network. 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.Section 3 . There are pre-defined virtual services already in the table.

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

Select your computer and click <<. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced. Example: 24.3000-4000 Inbound Filter: Select Allow. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. Select an application and click << to populate the fields.Inbound. TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open. Filter page. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to.All (most common) or a created Inbound filter. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP). You can enter a single port or a range of ports. The schedule may be set to Always. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 27 .Section 3 .1009. Seperate ports with a common.>. 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. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section.

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

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

Section 3 . MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to filter. or deny MAC addresses listed below from the drop-down menu. Configure MAC Select Turn MAC Filtering Off. 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. allow MAC addresses listed Filtering: below. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 30 . To find the MAC address on a computer.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. please refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual.

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

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

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

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

Enter 255. Source IP Start: Enter the starting IP address. Source IP End: Enter the ending IP address. or click the Delete icon to remove the rule.0. Enable: Check to enable rule.Settings at the top to save the settings.Section 3 . Inbound Filters can be used with Virtual Server. You may click Rules List: the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule. With this feature you can configure inbound data filtering rules that control data based on an IP address range. Inbound Filter This section will list any rules that are created. Name: Enter a name for the inbound filter rule. or Remote Administration features. Enter 0.Configuration Inbound Filters The Inbound Filter option is an advanced method of controlling data received from the Internet.255 if you do not want to specify and IP range. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 35 .0.255.0 if you do not want to specify an IP range. Save: Click the Save button to apply your settings. You must click Save. Port Forwarding.255. Action: Select Allow or Deny.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

click the Load button to transfer those settings to the router. 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. Then. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router. including any rules that you have created. use the Save button above. First. use the Browse control to find a previously save Drive: file of configuration settings. click the Save button.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.Section 3 . You will then see a file dialog. If you want to save the current router configuration settings. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router configuration from Local Hard settings. First. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 63 .

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

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

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

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

Use Release to disconnect from your ISP and use Renew to connect to your ISP. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. WAN (Internet). If your Internet connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a Release button and a Renew button will be displayed. Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your wireless settings such as SSID and Channel. a Connect button and a Disconnect button will be displayed. 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). 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. and Wireless information. If your Internet connection is set up for PPPoE. IGMP Multicast Displays the Multicast Group IP Address. It will display the LAN. Memberships: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 68 .Section 3 . General: Displays the router’s time and firmware version. LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router.

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

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

Section 3 .Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 71 . This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the 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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1. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. 5. Next to Security Mode. The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Settings to save your settings.Security Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.Only. 6. 4. Next to Group Key Update Interval. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption..Wireless. select WPA-Personal. Click on. Click Save.1). Next to Pre-Shared Key.0.Setup. 2. enter a key (passphrase). The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter.WPA.and then click.Settings on the left side. Next to WPA Mode. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 3.Section 4 . WPA2. or.168. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 76 . enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default). select Auto.Only.

select Auto. Next to Group Key Update Interval.Security Configure WPA-Enterprise (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.168. 1812 is the default port.0.Only. 8. 6. Click on. WPA2. select WPA-Enterprise. or. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 1.Wireless. 5.. 4. Next to WPA Mode.WPA. enter the amount of time before a client is required to re-authenticate (60 minutes is default). Next to RADIUS Server Shared Secret. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 3. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. 7.Only.Settings on the left side.Setup. enter the security key. and then click. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 77 . Next to Security Mode. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. 2. enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default). Next to RADIUS Server Port. Next to Authentication Timeout. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Section 4 .1).

Section 4 . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 78 . Click Apply. Click Advanced to enter settings for a secondary RADIUS Server.Settings to save your settings. 10. 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. 11.Security 9.

Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. 2. 1. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 79 . If you are joining an existing network.Section 4 .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.

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 80 .Section 4 . Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information.Security 3. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. 4. 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.

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.Security 5. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. please verify that the security settings are correct. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 81 . If the connection fails.Section 4 .

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

If you are joining an existing network.to..Section 5 . Select Connect. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.network.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. 1. 2. you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.. Open the Windows Vista® Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen).a. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 83 .

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

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

If you are joining an existing network. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 86 .Networks. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen).Wireless.. Select View. 2. 1. you will need to know the passphrase being used.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.Available. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect..Section 5 .

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

Sygate. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.5 or higher • Safari 1. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1.. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm.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. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.3. Black Ice.8. If you have a different operating system. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser.the. and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.I.4 or higher • Firefox 1.access. If you do not get a solid link light. the link light may not be on. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.2 or higher (with Java 1.0.web-based. If the computer is turned off.1 or higher) • Camino 0.1 for example).utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.12 (5.can’t. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.configuration. Norton Personal Firewall.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.0) or higher • Opera 8.7.Why. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6.Section 6 .) 1. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 .168.

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

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

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

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

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

or. Hotels.wireless. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 94 . The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”.router.Access.is. Coffee Shops. That’s why we’ve put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network. Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. when you install a wireless network.used?. Restaurants. People like the freedom of mobility and it’s becoming so popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. Security Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. microwaves.Point Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Libraries.Appendix A . Eliminate. and Convention Centers. 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. Wireless network is easy to setup.Interference Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.your.Wireless Basics Where. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports. If you have a two-story home. Centralize. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA security feature on the router. so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home.

using wireless network adapters on each computer. 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.Appendix A . An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. for peer-to-peer communication. • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer. such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. such as two or more DIR-655 wireless network Cardbus adapters. All the wireless devices. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 95 .

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

168.>.following.an.1).2 Right-click on the Local.Click on Start > Control.Center > Manage. please follow the steps below: Step.Panel > Network.Panel. or you need to assign a static IP address. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.0.Click on Start > Control.1).and.Network. make your IP address 192.Control.(TCP/IP) and click Properties.Click on Start. Windows XP .X where X is a number between 2 and 99.Internet.Internet > Network.the. Step.168.Network.Sharing.and.0.Panel > Network.1 Windows® 7 .Appendix B .and.address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router.Networking Basics Statically.IP.3 Highlight Internet.168.IP. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.Assign. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.Area.Protocol.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.4 Click Use.168. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP. Step. Windows Vista® .Connections.>.Places > Properties.Connections. right-click My.Network. Step. Windows 2000 .Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.1.Network.0.5 Click OK twice to save your settings.0.Sharing. Step.and. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.>. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 97 .Center.From the desktop.

5Mbps (40.11g • IEEE 802. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.Signal.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7.5) • 6.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating.5) Frequency.Range • 2.&.5Mbps (121.5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety. and network overhead. Network conditions and environmental factors. lower actual data throughput rate.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC.11g and 802. Actual data throughput will vary.Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.5Mbps (13.3 • IEEE 802.4GHz to 2.6 inches • W = 4. building materials and construction. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 .Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .6 inches • H = 1.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58.11n • IEEE 802. including volume of network traffic.483GHz Transmitter. • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5.Antenna.Appendix C .11n specifications.Output.3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless.

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