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How to configure D Link Wireless Router

Updated on September 1, 2010

D-Link Wireless Router Configuration.

 

D-Link router is one of the best SOHO router setup your home network or home business/office. D-Link is considered to be the one of the best competitor for the routers available in the current market. D-Link being so popular for the following reason

1)Inbuilt configurable Firewall

2)Hardware Firewall

3)Four Ethernet Ports(LAN)

4)One Internet Port(WAN)

5)Power Saving technolog(Saves upto 66% of power)

6)Omni Direction Antenna(s)

7)One press reset

8)Supports A,B,G & N standard(Wireless)

9)Wide coverage 60ft(G),80ft(B),30ft(A),150ft(N)

10)Speed 54Mbps(G),11Mbps(B),54MBps(A),>300Mbps(N)

11)Supported Encryption(WEP, WPA, WPA2,WPA(Radius))

12)Support 11 channels

13)Allows Remote Management.

14)Allows QoS configuration.

15)Allows Mac-Filtering

16)Allows Port-Forwarding

17)Allows DMZ configuration.

18)Allows to create log for each user.

19)Inbuilt DHCP server.

configuring D-Link Wireless router for cable connection:

Configuring D-Link router for cable connection is a very easy job than for any other type of connection.

Steps to be followed.

1)Check the internet connection:

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.1

To more about Ip address Visit:

http://hubpages.com/hub/What-you-mean-by-Ip-address-and-why-it-is-necessary-for-an-host-to-have-an-ipaddress-for-communication

http://hubpages.com/hub/What-you-mean-by-Ip-address-and-why-it-is-necessary-for-an-host-to-have-an-ipaddress-for-communication

To confirm if you are online execute the following command.

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.60.37] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=273ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 273ms, Maximum = 274ms, Average = 273ms

If you are getting four replies then you are online else you have to get in touch with your service provider to get it fixed.

2)Configuring the Router:

a)Connect the computer to any one of the Lan Port in the router.

b)Check if you are getting a light in the port to which it is connected.

c)connect a cable from your modem to the wan Port of the router.

d)Check if you are getting light in the wan port also.

e)Now the ip address as same as before this time you should get the ip address as below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

f)Open an Internet explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.0.1 and then hit enter

g)It will prompt for an username an password. After typing in the username(admin) and password(admin).Click the "OK".(try any password from this link http://www.anameless.com/blog/default-passwords.html)

i)You will be into a Setup page called D-Link Setup page.

j) Click on SETUP tab then click on the button named "Manual Configure"

k) Select the My Internet Connection Type by selecting "Dynamic IP (DHCP)" from the drop down.

l) Click on "Clone Mac-Address" button.Click on "SaveSettings" button at the top to save your changes.

Setup wireless network

1) Click on Wireless Settings tab on the left hand side.Make sure to check the "Enable Wireless"

2) Need to fill in the below details

Wireless Network Name

Wireless Channel (If you do not want to select the channel manually then make sure to check the "Enable Auto Channel Scan" option)

Super G Mode:(Do not change anything leave it as Super G without Turbo)

Enable Extended Range Mode.(Check this option)

802.11g only mode(Do not check this option to support legacy 802.11b mode)

Enable Hidden Wireless(Check this option for initial setup.Once you are connected the same can be disable as per your requirement)

2. Wireless Network Name(SSID):

This can be anything of your choice(ex:myhome,jackhome etc). Whenever you search for any wireless signal in your laptop or computer you will see this name.

3. Wireless Channel:

There are 11 different channels that you can choose. Out of 11 there are three better channels that you can use 1,6 and 11. Because this three

Click "Save Settings" to save the changes.

WEP:

To use it you must enter the same key(s) into the router and the wireless stations. For 64 bit keys you must enter 10 hex digits into each key box. For 128 bit keys you must enter 26 hex digits into each key box. A hex digit is either a number from 0 to 9 or a letter from A to F. For the most secure use of WEP set the authentication type to "Shared Key" when WEP is enabled.

You may also enter any text string into a WEP key box, in which case it will be converted into a hexadecimal key using the ASCII values of the characters. A maximum of 5 text characters can be entered for 64 bit keys, and a maximum of 13 characters for 128 bit keys.

I would personally recommend not to use WEP due to security vulnerability.

WPA:

If your option is WPA then you will have an option to type a passphrase(minimum 8 character).The same eight digit key will be your password. Use the password to connect with your signal from your laptop/computer. Please select the Cipher Type as Auto(you will have an option to choose TKIP and AES)

WPA2 Personal

It is same as WPA personal but the difference is compare to WPA personal this have a stronger encryption algorithm.

Click Save Settings button to save the configs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A)How should I find what type of connection is mine?

1)Under Direct connection find the Ip address using the step 1. If you are finding an ip address under ethernet adapter local area connection other than 0.0.0.0,169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x (ex:72.x.x.x,123.x.x.x) then you are connection is cable.

2)If you are having an Ip address under PPPoE adapter then it is a DSL connection in Bridge Mode.

3)If you are having an Ip address like 192.168.1.x,192.168.2.x,10.x.x.x,172.161.x.x then it is also a DSL connection in NAT mode.

B)I am getting an ip address in Status page but still I am not online.

1)Turn off the power to the router then to the modem. wait for approximately 30Secs.

2)Turn on the power to the modem first and wait for the modem to settle(ie wait for all the lights to lit up except the data light.)

3)Turn on the power to the router then wait for the power light to get solid. Once it is solid then you will get a Data light in the modem.

4)Check if you are online, you should be online.

C)Still I am not online after trying power cycle.

1) In the command prompt type ping 4.2.2.1 and check if you are getting four replies

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping 4.2.2.1

Pinging 4.2.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.1:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 259ms, Maximum = 259ms, Average = 259ms

If you are getting four replies then try to ping yahoo.com then you will get the following response.

PING RESPONSE COULD NOT FIND HOST

This shows issue with a DNS server. How to configure a DNS server to resolve this issue.

Start==>Search-->Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections-->Right Click on LocalAreaConnection--->(Click)on properties-->Click on Network Tab-->HighLight TCP/IP IPv4-->Click on properties-->Select "Use the following DNS server address"-->then type the primary and secondary DNS Server address.

Primary-->4.2.2.1

Secondary-->4.2.2.2

Then click ok.

Try to ping yahoo.com check if you are getting 4 replies then you will definitely online.

4)I am not able to ping 4.2.2.1

While pinging 4.2.2.1 if you are getting Request Timed Out then try restarting the computer. If it doesn't work then try disabling you antivirus then try to ping 4.2.2.1 you should get 4 replies.

5)I am getting Media Disconnected message when I try to find an Ip Address using step 1.

This is because the cable is not connected properly between the router and the computer. To check that you can check for the light on the port to which the computer is connected.If it is not glowing then secure the cable properly into the port.

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