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

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

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

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

Receptor for the supplied power adapter. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 5 . switches.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.1 or 2. and hubs. The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem.Section 1 . Connect a USB 1. Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings.0 flash drive to configure the wireless settings using WCN.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

802.11n and 11g wireless clients. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. 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.11 Mode: Select one of the following: 802.11n wireless clients.Select if all of your wireless clients are 802. If you enable Auto.Configuration Wireless Settings Enable Wireless: Check the box to enable the wireless function. Mixed. uncheck the box to disable all the wireless functions. Visibility Status: Select Invisible if you do not want the SSID of your wireless network to be broadcasted by the DIR-655.Scan setting can be selected to allow the DIR-655 to choose the Scan: channel with the least amount of interference. Transmission Rate: Select the transmit rate. Enable Auto Channel The Auto. 802.11n. 802. and.Select if you are not using any 802. 20MHz . this option will be greyed out. 802. The SSID is case-sensitive.11n.(Auto) for best performance.Scan.11g .20/40 . Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-655.11n wireless devices.11n.Only .Channel. Wireless Network Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless network.Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802. Channel Width: Select the Channel Width: Auto. It is strongly suggested to select Best. Create a name Name: using up to 32 characters. By default the channel is set to 6.11n wireless clients.Section 3 .Only .Select if you are using a mix of 802. Select if you are using both 802.This is the default setting.11g. 40MHz . You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. The schedule may be set to Always. If Invisible is selected.11g.Select if using only 802. If you do not want to use wireless. Schedule: The schedule of time when the wireless settings rules will be enabled.11n and non-802. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled.

Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask.255.255.0. If checked. The default IP address is 192. The default subnet mask is 255. your computers will use the router for a DNS server.Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings.168.1.Section 3 . once you click Apply.0. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 . IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router. If you change the IP address.

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

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

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

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

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

Example: 24.Inbound. You can enter a single port or a range of ports. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled.>.Section 3 . Select your computer and click <<. TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open.All (most common) or a created Inbound filter. The schedule may be set to Always. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. Filter page. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Select an application and click << to populate the fields. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP). Seperate ports with a common.1009.3000-4000 Inbound Filter: Select Allow. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 27 . Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You may click Rules List: the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule. Action: Select Allow or Deny. or Remote Administration features. Enter 255.0.0 if you do not want to specify an IP range. Inbound Filters can be used with Virtual Server.Configuration Inbound Filters The Inbound Filter option is an advanced method of controlling data received from the Internet. You must click Save. or click the Delete icon to remove the rule. With this feature you can configure inbound data filtering rules that control data based on an IP address range.255.255 if you do not want to specify and IP range. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 35 .Section 3 . Name: Enter a name for the inbound filter rule.Settings at the top to save the settings. Source IP Start: Enter the starting IP address. Port Forwarding. Enable: Check to enable rule.255.0. Source IP End: Enter the ending IP address. Enter 0. Inbound Filter This section will list any rules that are created. Save: Click the Save button to apply your settings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Configuration Support D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 72 .Section 3 .

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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The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters.Setup. Next to Pre-Shared Key. 3. select WPA-Personal. Click on.Only.0. Next to Group Key Update Interval. 6.and then click. The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter.Settings on the left side. or. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. WPA2.Settings to save your settings.WPA. enter a key (passphrase).. 1. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 5.Only.Security Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 4. 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.168.1).Wireless. Click Save. Next to Security Mode. 2. Next to WPA Mode. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead.Section 4 .

WPA2.WPA. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. Next to RADIUS Server IP Address enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption.Setup. 4. 1812 is the default port. Next to Security Mode.0. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. and then click. 6. enter the amount of time before a client is required to re-authenticate (60 minutes is default).Section 4 . enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default). Next to RADIUS Server Shared Secret.Security Configure WPA-Enterprise (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.Only..Settings on the left side. Next to Group Key Update Interval. 1. 7. Click on. Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2.168. 5. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 77 . enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. Next to WPA Mode.Only.Wireless. 3. or. enter the security key. Next to RADIUS Server Port. select WPA-Enterprise. 2. Next to Authentication Timeout. select Auto. 8.1).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following instructions are for Service Pack 2 users.Connecting to a Wireless Network Connect to a Wireless Network Using Windows® XP Windows XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter.Wireless.Networks. Refer to the Networking. If you receive the Wireless. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows 2000.Detected bubble. 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. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 85 .Section 5 . Select View.Available.Basics section in this manual for more information. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows XP utility as seen below. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.Networks. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner next to the time). click on the center of the bubble to access the utility.

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

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

) 1.. and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.7. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.I.2 or higher (with Java 1.Why. If you do not get a solid link light. Sygate. Norton Personal Firewall. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.0) or higher • Opera 8.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm.4 or higher • Firefox 1. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.5 or higher • Safari 1. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility. If the computer is turned off. the link light may not be on. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP.12 (5.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.access.168.configuration.the.1 or higher) • Camino 0. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 .1 for example).can’t.0. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.web-based. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.8.3. If you have a different operating system. Black Ice.Section 6 .Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-655.

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

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

If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. Once you get a reply. enter the IP address of your router (192. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device. Once you find your MTU.Configure.168.0.Settings to save your settings. you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. the actual MTU size would be 1480. which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480).1) and click OK. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save.Section 6 . Take that value and add 28 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 91 .Troubleshooting You should start at 1472 and work your way down by 10 each time. • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default). continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. For example. lets say that 1452 was the proper value. • Test your email. go up by 2 until you get a fragmented packet. • Click on Setup and then click Manual.

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

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

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

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

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

0.the. right-click My.and.an.X where X is a number between 2 and 99.Network.0. Windows Vista® .168.Area.Appendix B . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 97 .168.Panel. please follow the steps below: Step.0. Windows XP .IP.3 Highlight Internet.Control.Center. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.5 Click OK twice to save your settings.Connections.Click on Start > Control.Internet > Network. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.Panel > Network.1. Step.Network.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.Protocol.Internet.>.Center > Manage.Sharing. Step.Networking Basics Statically.Connections.Network.Places > Properties.>.Sharing. make your IP address 192.address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Step.1 Windows® 7 .From the desktop.1).Click on Start > Control.Click on Start.and.and.0.1).168.(TCP/IP) and click Properties.4 Click Use. Windows 2000 .following. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.and.IP. Step. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.>.Assign. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.Panel > Network.Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.168.Network. or you need to assign a static IP address.2 Right-click on the Local.

and network overhead.6 inches • H = 1. lower actual data throughput rate. building materials and construction.Signal.5Mbps (121.5) Frequency.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating.5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19. Actual data throughput will vary.11g • IEEE 802.Appendix C .Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .4GHz to 2. including volume of network traffic.5Mbps (13. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 .11n • IEEE 802.Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.5) • 6.5Mbps (40.5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety.483GHz Transmitter.11n specifications.Range • 2. • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7.&.Output. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.11g and 802.6 inches • W = 4.3 • IEEE 802.3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless.Antenna. Network conditions and environmental factors.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.

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