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

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11g wireless clients • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Computer.Section 1 .following: • Windows®. • Internet Explorer 6. Vista®.the.7.with. Macintosh. or XP with Service Pack 2 • An installed Ethernet adapter • CD-ROM drive D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 2 .Wizard.0 or higher (with Java 1.3.Requirements: Web-based.Requirements • Mozilla 1.1 or higher) Windows®.Installation.the. Visit www.Configuration.5 or higher • Safari 1.0 or higher Utility.Product Overview System Requirements Network.java.following: • Windows 7.with.Requirements • An Ethernet-based Cable or DSL modem • IEEE 802. CD.12 or higher • Firefox 1.11n or 802. Requirements Computer.com to download the latest version. or Linux-based operating system • An installed Ethernet adapter Browser. Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed.

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

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

Receptor for the supplied power adapter. Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings.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.Section 1 . Connect a USB 1.0 flash drive to configure the wireless settings using WCN. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 5 . The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem. and hubs.1 or 2. switches.

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

Section 2 - Installation

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

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

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Section 2 - Installation

Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. 2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception. 3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. 4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. 5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If checked. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 . The default IP address is 192. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility.Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers.0. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask.255.Section 3 .1.168. your computers will use the router for a DNS server. The default subnet mask is 255.255.0. If you change the IP address. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional). once you click Apply.

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

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

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

please visit http://support.Section 3 .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). 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.dlink. You may use them by enabling them and assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service. the DIR-655 redirects the external service request to the appropriate server within the LAN network.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1191. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 25 . If you wish. Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the screen in the Virtual Servers List. There are pre-defined virtual services already in the table. Depending on the requested service. you can make some of the LAN computers accessible from the Internet by enabling Virtual Server. The DIR-655 firewall feature filters out unrecognized packets to protect your LAN network so all computers networked with the DIR-655 are invisible to the outside world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

0. Inbound Filters can be used with Virtual Server. You must click Save. Source IP End: Enter the ending IP address.Settings at the top to save the settings. Enter 0. Port Forwarding. Name: Enter a name for the inbound filter rule. Enter 255. Action: Select Allow or Deny. or click the Delete icon to remove the rule.0. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 35 .255. Enable: Check to enable rule. Source IP Start: Enter the starting IP address.Configuration Inbound Filters The Inbound Filter option is an advanced method of controlling data received from the Internet. You may click Rules List: the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule.0 if you do not want to specify an IP range. or Remote Administration features.Section 3 . Save: Click the Save button to apply your settings.255.255 if you do not want to specify and IP range. Inbound Filter This section will list any rules that are created. With this feature you can configure inbound data filtering rules that control data based on an IP address range.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refer to the previous page for Stateful. Lifetime: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 46 . Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateless.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. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature. LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Router Advertisement Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes).IPv6 from the drop-down menu. LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Save Log: This option will save the router to a log file on your computer. logs of older events are deleted but logs of the latest events are retained. The Logs option allows you to view the router logs.Configuration Log The router automatically logs (records) events of possible interest in it’s internal memory. 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. and Critical. Refresh: Updates the log details on the screen so it displays any recent activity. and Router Status messages can be selected. View Levels: There are three levels of message importance: Informational. Apply Log Settings: Will filter the log results so that only the selected options appear. Select the levels that you want displayed in the log. Clear: Clears all of the log contents. Email Now: This option will send a copy of the router log to the email address configured in the Tools > Email screen. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 69 . 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. You can define what types of events you want to view and the level of the events to view.Section 3 . Firewall & Security. System. Warning.

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

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

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Section 4 - Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Security 5. 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. please verify that the security settings are correct. If the connection fails. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.Section 4 . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 81 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

8.I.1 or higher) • Camino 0.. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. Black Ice. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.168.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-655.Why.2 or higher (with Java 1.utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.the. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.3.access. If you do not get a solid link light.4 or higher • Firefox 1.5 or higher • Safari 1. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. Sygate.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1.can’t. If the computer is turned off. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 . • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm.0.7. Norton Personal Firewall. the link light may not be on. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.1 for example).) 1. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.configuration.web-based. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.Section 6 . If you have a different operating system.12 (5.0) or higher • Opera 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step.and.Appendix B .Click on Start > Control.>.(TCP/IP) and click Properties.Internet.Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.5 Click OK twice to save your settings.the.Click on Start.0.and. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.168. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.IP. Windows 2000 .address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router.Panel > Network.Sharing.168. make your IP address 192.following.Center > Manage.Network.From the desktop.0.Networking Basics Statically.Assign. Step.>. or you need to assign a static IP address.Connections.2 Right-click on the Local.Panel > Network.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.and.0. Windows XP .4 Click Use.an.>. Windows Vista® .Center.Panel.0.168.Click on Start > Control.Network.1 Windows® 7 . Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192. Step.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.Protocol. please follow the steps below: Step.Sharing.168.IP.Area.Network.Internet > Network.Network.1).Connections.3 Highlight Internet. right-click My.Places > Properties.1. Step. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.1).Control.and. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 97 .

3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless. • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5.5Mbps (13. building materials and construction.11n • IEEE 802.Signal.6 inches • H = 1.5) Frequency.6 inches • W = 4.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety.11n specifications.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7. including volume of network traffic.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating.11g • IEEE 802.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58.Output.5Mbps (121. lower actual data throughput rate. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 .483GHz Transmitter.5) • 6.Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Actual data throughput will vary.3 • IEEE 802.&.5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19.Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.11g and 802.Range • 2.Antenna.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.5Mbps (40. Network conditions and environmental factors.Appendix C .4GHz to 2. and network overhead.

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

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