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

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following: • Windows 7.Wizard.12 or higher • Firefox 1.11g wireless clients • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Computer.with.Requirements • An Ethernet-based Cable or DSL modem • IEEE 802. or XP with Service Pack 2 • An installed Ethernet adapter • CD-ROM drive D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 2 .0 or higher (with Java 1.com to download the latest version. CD. • Internet Explorer 6.Installation. or Linux-based operating system • An installed Ethernet adapter Browser. Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed.1 or higher) Windows®.Section 1 .Product Overview System Requirements Network.11n or 802.3.5 or higher • Safari 1. Requirements Computer.0 or higher Utility. Vista®.Configuration.the.the. Visit www.Requirements: Web-based. Macintosh.7.with.following: • Windows®.Requirements • Mozilla 1.java.

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

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

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

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

Section 2 - Installation

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

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

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

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

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

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Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 10 . Select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password.Cannot. The password is left blank by default. open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.1). If you get a Page.Section 3 . Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility.0.be.168. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance. You may also connect using the NetBIOS name in the address bar (http:// dlinkrouter).Displayed error.

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

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

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

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

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

User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. 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. or Manual. subnet mask. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. Connection: Address Mode: Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address.Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. On-Demand. 1492 is the default MTU. Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. To disable this feature. DNS Addresses: Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password.Section 3 .(Username/Password) from the drop-down menu. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .MAC.Configuration Internet Setup PPPoE (DSL) Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses a PPPoE connection.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Reconnection Mode: Select either Always-on. enable Auto-reconnect.Your. In most cases. Maximum Idle Time: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPPoE only). PC’s. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 16 . Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). and DNS server addresses. My Internet Select PPPoE. This option is typically used for DSL services. gateway. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). select Dynamic. You can use the Clone.

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

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

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

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

your computers will use the router for a DNS server. If checked.0. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 .0. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask. 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. The default IP address is 192. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional).Section 3 . If you change the IP address. once you click Apply. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router.255.255.1. The default subnet mask is 255.168.

they will automatically load the proper TCP/IP settings provided by the DIR-655.only. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool. Always Broadcast: Enable this feature to broadcast your networks DHCP server to LAN/WLAN clients. disable to allow manual configuration. Mixed-mode. WINS IP Address: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 22 . NetBIOS Scope: This feature allows the configuration of a NetBIOS ‘domain’ name under which network hosts operates. DHCP Lease Time: The length of time for the IP address lease. 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. Note: If you statically (manually) assign IP addresses to your computers or devices. NetBIOS NetBIOS allows LAN hosts to discover all other computers within Announcement: the network.” When you turn your computers on. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. Learn NetBIOS Enable this feature to allow WINS information to be learned from from WAN: the WAN side. 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. and Hybrid. Point-to-Point.Section 3 . Primary/Secondary Enter your Primary (and Secondary) WINS IP address(es). The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. enable this feature to allow the DHCP Server to offer NetBIOS configuration settings. The DIR-655 has a built-in DHCP server.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. Server: Uncheck to disable this function.” NetBIOS Mode Type: Select the different type of NetBIOS node: Broadcast. Enter the Lease time in minutes. Enable DHCP Check this box to enable the DHCP server on your router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or click the Delete icon to remove the rule.255.255.Settings at the top to save the settings. You may click Rules List: the Edit icon to change the settings or enable/disable the rule. Enter 255. Save: Click the Save button to apply your settings.0.0 if you do not want to specify an IP range.Configuration Inbound Filters The Inbound Filter option is an advanced method of controlling data received from the Internet. Source IP End: Enter the ending IP address. Enable: Check to enable rule. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 35 . With this feature you can configure inbound data filtering rules that control data based on an IP address range. Inbound Filter This section will list any rules that are created. You must click Save. Inbound Filters can be used with Virtual Server.0. or Remote Administration features.255 if you do not want to specify and IP range.Section 3 . Port Forwarding. Name: Enter a name for the inbound filter rule. Source IP Start: Enter the starting IP address. Enter 0. Action: Select Allow or Deny.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IPv6 Address Range Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your End: local computers.Section 3 .to. 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. Autoconfiguration: Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateful.4 from the drop-down menu. IPv6 Address Lifetime: Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes). LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.(DHCPv6) or Stateless. 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.Configuration 6 to 4 Tunneling (Stateful) My IPv6 Connection: Select 6. Refer to the next page for Stateless. Primary/Secondary DNS Enter the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SysLog Server: SysLog Server IP The address of the SysLog server that will be used to send Address: the logs. You may send these logs to a SysLog server on your network.Section 3 . 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).

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

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

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

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

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 66 . 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 . Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping. and click Ping.

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

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

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

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

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 71 .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.

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Section 4 - Security

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

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

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

Click Next to continue.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. the link light may not be on. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.) 1.web-based.7. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.5 or higher • Safari 1. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.4 or higher • Firefox 1.0.Section 6 . you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. If you have a different operating system. and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.12 (5. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 .168.0) or higher • Opera 8. Sygate.Why. Black Ice. Norton Personal Firewall.the. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.8.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device. If you do not get a solid link light.2 or higher (with Java 1.1 for example).0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.access.configuration.1 or higher) • Camino 0. If the computer is turned off.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-655..I.utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.can’t.3.

Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. • Access the web management. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. With the router powered on. The default IP address is 192. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults. From the Security tab. Make sure nothing is checked.if.Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • Go to Start > Settings > Control. If you have multiple computers.168.0..forgot. Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration.Panel. Double-click the Internet. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. Click OK. • Go to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. To reset the router. 2. When logging in. use a paperclip to hold the button down for 10 seconds. you must reset your router.my.Section 6 .do.password? If you forgot your password. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 89 . • If you still cannot access the configuration.can.I.1. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. try connecting using a different computer. the username is admin and leave the password box empty.Options Icon. This should open the login page for your the web management.I. click the button to restore the settings to their defaults. Click OK three times. Click the LAN Settings button.What. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

>. right-click My.1).168.X where X is a number between 2 and 99.Network.Internet.Assign.and.following.5 Click OK twice to save your settings.1). D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 97 .and.168.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.Panel > Network.>. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network. Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.Places > Properties. The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP.Click on Start > Control.Sharing. make your IP address 192.Appendix B .Network. Windows XP .Center > Manage.Connections.Area.2 Right-click on the Local. Step.(TCP/IP) and click Properties.4 Click Use.168.Connections.IP.Click on Start.Network.Sharing. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.Internet > Network.Protocol.Center.address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router. Step. Step.From the desktop.0.0. Step. Windows Vista® . please follow the steps below: Step. Windows 2000 .the.1 Windows® 7 .0.Control.0.Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties.Networking Basics Statically.IP. or you need to assign a static IP address.>.Network.168.3 Highlight Internet.and.Panel. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.an.and.1.Click on Start > Control.Panel > Network.

Range • 2.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58. lower actual data throughput rate.11n • IEEE 802. including volume of network traffic.5Mbps (40.5) Frequency.4GHz to 2.11g • IEEE 802.Signal.Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .Appendix C .Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.6 inches • H = 1.5) • 6. building materials and construction.3 • IEEE 802. Actual data throughput will vary. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 . • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety.Antenna.5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19.11g and 802. Network conditions and environmental factors.5Mbps (121. and network overhead.6 inches • W = 4.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7.Output.5Mbps (13.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.483GHz Transmitter.11n specifications.&.3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless.

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

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