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

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

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

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

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 5 . and hubs. Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings. switches. Receptor for the supplied power adapter.Section 1 . Connect a USB 1.1 or 2.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.0 flash drive to configure the wireless settings using WCN. The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you change the IP address.168. your computers will use the router for a DNS server. Local Domain: Enter the Domain name (Optional). you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility.Configuration Network Settings This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers.0. If checked. The default subnet mask is 255. The default IP address is 192.1.255. once you click Apply. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 21 .255. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask.0. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the router.Section 3 .

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

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

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

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

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

IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. Seperate ports with a common.Section 3 . you computer will be listed in the “Computer Name” drop-down menu. Select an application and click << to populate the fields. TCP/UDP: Enter the TCP and/or UDP port or ports that you want to open.Inbound. Name: Enter a name for the rule or select an application from the drop-down menu.3000-4000 Inbound Filter: Select Allow. You may create your own inbound filters in the Advanced. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 27 .>. Select your computer and click <<. The schedule may be set to Always. Example: 24.1009. Schedule: The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled.All (most common) or a created Inbound filter.Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. You can enter a single port or a range of ports. Filter page. If your computer is receiving an IP address automatically from the router (DHCP).

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

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

Section 3 . Configure MAC Select Turn MAC Filtering Off. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 30 . 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. allow MAC addresses listed Filtering: below.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. or deny MAC addresses listed below from the drop-down menu. To find the MAC address on a computer. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If this computer obtains it’s IP address automatically using DHCP. The SPI feature helps prevent cyber attacks. It validates that the traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol. you can expose one computer to the Internet and run the application on that computer. NAT Endpoint Select one of the following for TCP and UDP ports: Filtering: Endpoint.+.Section 3 .Independent. If you choose to expose a computer.. IP Address: Specify the IP address of the computer on the LAN that you want to have unrestricted Internet communication. This option will expose the chosen computer completely to the outside world. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 36 . you cam enable DMZ. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone.Restricted . Enable DMZ Host: If an application has trouble working from behind the router. Enable SPI: SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection. also known as dynamic packet filtering) helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session.Incoming traffic must match the IP address of the outgoing connection.Configuration Firewall Settings A firewall protects your network from the outside world.Any incoming traffic sent to an open port will be forwarded to the application that opened the port.Incoming traffic must match the IP address and port of the outgoing connection. The D-Link DIR-655 offers a firewall type functionality. 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. Address. Use of this option is only recommended as a last resort. 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 .Port.

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

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

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

Automatic: When enabled. such as gaming or VoIP. such as the Xbox 360. Enable WISH: Enable this option if you want to allow WISH to prioritize your traffic. WISH Rules: A WISH Rule identifies a specific message flow and assigns a priority to that flow. this option causes the router to automatically attempt to prioritize traffic streams that it doesn’t otherwise recognize. Such streams are used by systems known as Windows Media Extenders. such as file transfers. while leaving interactive traffic.Section 3 . running at a normal priority. 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. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 40 . based on the behaviour that the streams exhibit. HTTP: Allows the router to recognize HTTP transfers for many common audio and video streams and prioritize them above other traffic. the rule with the highest priority will be used. 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.Configuration WISH Settings WISH is short for Wireless Intelligent Stream Handling. For most applications. Such streams are frequently used by digital media players. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.the.Address. Refer to the previous page for Stateful.Section 3 . Router Advertisement Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes). Lifetime: D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 48 . LAN Link-Local Address: Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address. IPv6 DNS Settings: Select either Obtain. 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. Enable Autoconfiguration: Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.automatically or Use.DNS.server. Autoconfiguration Type: Select Stateless.address.following.DNS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-. Days: Select a day. a range of days. 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.24hrs or enter a start and end time for your schedule.Configuration Schedules Name: Enter a name for your new schedule. or All Week to include every day.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 67 . Save: Click Save to save your schedule.Day. Time: Check All. Click the Edit icon to make changes or click the Delete icon to remove the schedule.

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

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

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

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

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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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0. Click on. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 76 .Only. 4.Wireless.and then click. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. WPA2. 1. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (192. 5. 3. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Click Save. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption.168. select Auto. select WPA-Personal. Next to Pre-Shared Key. enter a key (passphrase). Use Auto if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router.. enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default). 6.1). The pass-phrase must be between 8-63 characters.Settings to save your settings. Next to Security Mode.Only.Security Configure WPA-Personal (PSK) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to Group Key Update Interval. The key is entered as a pass-phrase in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection.Section 4 .Setup. Next to WPA Mode.Settings on the left side.WPA. 2. or.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 88 . Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it. If you do not get a solid link light.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-655. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm.2 or higher (with Java 1. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.web-based. Black Ice.12 (5..Why. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP.168.5 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.3.1 or higher) • Camino 0. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer.0.0 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. If the computer is turned off. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet.0) or higher • Opera 8. the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples. the link light may not be on.8.access.configuration.7.utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.I.the.) 1.5 or higher • Safari 1. We recommend the following: • Internet Explorer 6.4 or higher • Firefox 1. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.can’t. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. Norton Personal Firewall. If you have a different operating system. Sygate.Section 6 .1 for example). and Windows XP firewall may block access to the configuration pages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and network overhead.Antenna. lower actual data throughput rate.11g and 802.Temperature • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity • 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety.&.6 inches • H = 1.483GHz Transmitter.3u Security • WPA-Personal • WPA2-Personal • WPA-Enterprise • WPA2-Enterprise Wireless.Signal. building materials and construction.Range • 2.(0-15) • 130Mbps (270) • 104Mbps (216) • 66Mbps (135) • 52Mbps (108) • 26Mbps (54) • 12Mbps (27) • 117Mbps (243) • 78Mbps (162) • 58. Network conditions and environmental factors.4GHz to 2. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.5) • 6.5Mbps (13.Rates* • 300Mbps • 12Mbps .11n specifications. • 108Mbps • 11Mbps • 54Mbps • 9Mbps • 48Mbps • 6Mbps • 36Mbps • 5.2inches Warranty • 2 Years * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.5Mbps • 24Mbps • 2Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps MSC.5Mbps (121.5Mbps (40.Emissions • FCC • CE Dimensions • L = 7.Appendix C .3 • IEEE 802.Power • 15dBm ± 2dB External.Type • Three (3) detachable reverse SMA Antennas LEDs • Power • WLAN • Internet • Status • LAN (10/100/1000) • USB Operating. D-Link DIR-655 User Manual 98 .11n • IEEE 802.5) Frequency.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 802.5) • 39Mbps (81) • 19.Output. Actual data throughput will vary. including volume of network traffic.11g • IEEE 802.6 inches • W = 4.

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