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D-Link Wireless N Router DIR-615 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Wireless Settings ... 22 Network Settings ... 23 DHCP Server Settings ... 24 DHCP Reservation ... 25 Virtual Server ... 26 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Table of Contents Port Forwarding ... 28 Application Rules ... 29 Network Filters ... 30 Website Filters ...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Check your IP address ... 70 Statically Assign an IP address ... 71 Connect to Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ... 72 Connect to Another Router ... 73 Technical Specifications ... 75 Contacting Technical Support ... 76 Warranty ... 77 Registration ... 83 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 4: Product Overview, Package Contents, System Requirements

    • D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router • 2 Detachable Antennas • Power Adapter • CAT5 Ethernet Cable • CD-ROM with Installation Wizard, User Manual, and Special Offers Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-615 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

  • Page 5: Features

    * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and Draft 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Features...

  • Page 6: Hardware Overview, Connections

    LAN Ports (1-4) Connect Ethernet devices such as computers, switches, and hubs. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Hardware Overview Connections Reset Pressing the Reset button restores the router to its original factory default settings. Internet Port The auto MDI/MDIX Internet port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem.

  • Page 7: Leds

    A solid light indicates connection on proper connection to the the Internet port. This LED blinks power supply. during data transmission. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Hardware Overview LEDs WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission.

  • Page 8: Installation, Before You Begin

    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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 9: Wireless Installation Considerations

    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.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    “D:\DIR615.exe” (where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive). When the autorun screen appears, click Install Router. Click Install Router Note: It is reccomended to write down the login password on the provided CD holder. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 11: Configuration, Web-based Configuration Utility

    Section  - Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1).

  • Page 12: Setup Wizard

    If you want to enter your settings without running the wizard, click Manual Configuration and skip to page 16. Click Launch Internet Connection Setup Wizard to begin. If you want to configure your wireless settings, click Launch Wireless Security Setup Wizard and skip to page 49. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 13

    Create a new password and then click Next to continue. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and then click Next to continue. Select the type of Internet connection you use and then click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 14

    Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. If you selected PPTP, enter your PPTP username and password. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 15

    Click Connect to save your settings. Once the router is finished rebooting, click Continue. Please allow 1-2 minutes to connect. Close your browser window and reopen it to test your Internet connection. It may take a few tries to initially connect to the Internet. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 16: Manual Configuration, Dynamic (cable)

    DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the default MTU. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 17: Pppoe (dsl)

    MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1492 is the default MTU. Connect Mode: Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Internet Setup PPPoE (DSL)

  • Page 18: Pptp

    MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 is the default MTU. Connect Mode: Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Internet Setup PPTP...

  • Page 19: L2tp

    Auto-reconnect. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 is the default MTU. Connect Mode: Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Internet Setup L2TP...

  • Page 20: Static (assigned By Isp)

    The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.) MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the default MTU. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Internet Setup Static (assigned by ISP)

  • Page 21: Big Pond

    MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Internet Setup Big Pond...

  • Page 22: Wireless Settings

    SSID will not be seen by site survey utilities so your wireless clients must have the SSID manually entered to connect to the router. Wireless Security: Refer to page 47 for more information regarding wireless security. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Wireless Settings...

  • Page 23: Network Settings

    Enter the Domain name (Optional). Enable DNS Relay: Uncheck the box to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. If checked, your computers will use the router for a DNS server. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Network Settings...

  • Page 24: Dhcp Server Settings

    IP conflict. Lease Time: The length of time for the IP address lease. Enter the Lease time in minutes. Add DHCP Refer to the next page for the DHCP Reservation Reservation: function. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual DHCP Server Settings...

  • Page 25: Dhcp Reservation

    If you want to assign an IP address to the MAC Address: computer you are currently on, click this button to populate the fields. Save: Click Save to save your entry. You must click Save Settings at the top to activate your reservations. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual DHCP Reservation...

  • Page 26: Virtual Server, D-link Dir-615 User Manual

    You may use them by enabling them and assigning the server IP to use that particular virtual service. For a list of ports for common applications, please visit http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1191. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 27

    The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 28: Port Forwarding

    The schedule of time when the Virtual Server Rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 29: Application Rules

    The schedule of time when the Application Rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Application Rules...

  • Page 30: Network Filters

    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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Network Filters...

  • Page 31: Website Filters

    The schedule of time when the selected rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the filter to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Website Filters...

  • Page 32: Firewall Settings

    A firewall protects your network from the outside world. The D-Link DIR-615 offers a firewall type functionality. Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If you choose to expose a computer, you cam enable DMZ. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone. This option will expose the chosen computer completely to the outside world.

  • Page 33: Advanced Wireless Settings

    Protection is for neighboring 802.11b wireless networks. Select Disable to reduce the adverse affect of legacy wireless networks 802.11n performance. This option is available only when 802.11 mode is set to 802.11n only. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Advanced Wireless Settings...

  • Page 34: Advanced Network Settings, Upnp, Internet Ping Block, Internet Port Speed, Multicast Streams

    DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps. Multicast Check the box to allow multicast traffic to pass streams: through the router from the Internet. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Advanced Network Settings ™ UPnP Internet Ping Block Internet Port Speed...

  • Page 35: Administrator Settings, Remote Management

    * to allow a connection from any internet address. Port: The port number used to access the DIR-615. Example: http://x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.x.x.x is the Internet IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web Management interface. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Administrator Settings...

  • Page 36: Time Settings

    To manually input the time, enter the values in these fields for the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, and Second and then click Set Time. You can also click Copy Your Computer’s Time Settings. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Time Settings...

  • Page 37: System Settings

    Any settings that have not been saved will be lost, including any rules that you have created. If you want to save the current router configuration settings, use the Save button above. Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual System Settings...

  • Page 38: Update Firmware

    You can upgrade the firmware of the Router here. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file to be used for the update. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com.

  • Page 39: Ddns

    << button. Host Name: Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS service provider. Username or Key: Enter the Username for your DDNS account. Password or Key: Enter the Password for your DDNS account. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual DDNS...

  • Page 40: System Check

    The Ping Test is used to send Ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. Enter the IP Address that you wish to Ping, and click Ping. Ping Results: The results of your ping attempts will be displayed here. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 41: Schedules

    You can select the types of logs to save to a local hard drive. Save: Click the Save button to save the current logs to your local hard drive. Log Type: Select the type of logs you would like to have view through your DIR-615. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Schedules...

  • Page 42: Log Settings

    You can select the types of logs to save to a local hard drive. Save: Click the Save button to save the current logs to your local hard drive. Log Type: Select the type of logs you would like to have view through your DIR-615. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 43: Device Information

    IP settings for the router. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router. Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless MAC address and your wireless settings such as SSID and Channel. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Device Information...

  • Page 44

    First Page: This option will direct you to the current first page of the logs. Last Page: This option will direct you to the current last page of the logs. Clear: Clears all current log content. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 45: Stats

    Section  - Configuration Stats The screen below displays the current statistics of the DIR-615. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 46: Wireless, Support

    Section  - Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless clients. Support D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 47: Wireless Security

    ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Wireless Security •...

  • Page 48

    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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual What is WPA?

  • Page 49: Wireless Security Setup Wizard

    Section  - Security 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. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 50

    If you selected Good, enter a WEP encryption key (13 characters or 26 Hex (A-F, 0-9) characters). Click Next to continue. If you selected Best or Better, enter a password between 8-63 characters. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 51

    Pre-Shared Key to enter on your wireless clients. Click Save to finish the Security Wizard. If you selected Best, the following screen will show you your Pre-Shared Key to enter on your wireless clients. Click Save to finish the Security Wizard. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 52: Configure Wep

    7. Click Save Settings to save your settings. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter, you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Configure WEP...

  • Page 53: Configure Wpa-personal (psk)

    5. Click Save Settings to save your settings. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter, you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 54: Configure Wpa-enterprise (radius)

    7. Next to RADIUS Server Shared Secret, enter the security key. 8. If the MAC Address Authentication box is selected then the user will need to connect from the same computer whenever logging into the wireless network. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

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    Section  - Security 9. Click Advanced to enter settings for a secondary RADIUS Server. 10. Click Apply Settings to save your settings. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 56: Connect To A Wireless Network, Using Windows ® Xp

    Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 57

    ® on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Configure WEP...

  • Page 58

    It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the WEP settings are correct. The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 59: Configure Wpa-psk

    ® on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Configure WPA-PSK...

  • Page 60

    It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    1. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.168.0.1 for example), you are not connecting to a website on the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.

  • Page 62

    • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. • Access the web management. Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. This should open the login page for your the web management.

  • Page 63

    • Once the window opens, you’ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual NT, 2000, and XP users type in cmd) and ®...

  • Page 64

    • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save Settings to save your settings. • Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 65: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.

  • Page 66: What Is Wireless

    Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.

  • Page 67

    Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business, D-Link has a wireless solution for it. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access •...

  • Page 68: Tips

    The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.

  • Page 69: Wireless Modes

    An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless router or access point. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Wireless Modes...

  • Page 70: Networking Basics, Check Your Ip Address

    Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e. wireless router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.

  • Page 71: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    2000 - From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties. ® Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Step 4 Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.

  • Page 72: Connect To Cable/dsl/satellite Modem

    8. Verify the link lights on the router. The power light, Internet light, and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. If not, make sure your computer, modem, and router are powered on and verify the cable connections are correct. 9. Refer to page 11 to configure your router. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 73: Connect To Another Router

    Connect to Another Router If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router to use as a wireless access point and/or switch, you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network: • Disable UPnP ™...

  • Page 74

    7. Connect an Ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. Do not plug anything into the Internet port of the D-Link router. 8. You may now use the other 3 LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. To configure your wireless network, open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router.

  • Page 75: Technical Specifications

    * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and Draft 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual Frequency Range 2.4GHz to 2.483GHz Transmitter Output Power 15dBm ±...

  • Page 76: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the router (e.g. rev A1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the router). You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues.

  • Page 77: Warranty

    Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.

  • Page 78

    Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...

  • Page 79

    • The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt.

  • Page 80

    RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT.

  • Page 81

    This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body. We declare that the product is limited in CH1~CH11 by specified firmware controlled in the USA. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 82

    2) Ce périphérique doit accepter toute interférence, y compris les interférences pouvant perturber le bon fonctionnement de ce périphérique. The Class [B] digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulation. Cet appareil numerique de la class [B] respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

  • Page 83: Registration

    Appendix F - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.0 December 14, 2006 D-Link DIR-615 User Manual...

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