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  • Page 2 Preface D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Trademarks D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Routing ............37 Setup Wizard ............11 Advanced Wireless .......... 38 Internet Connection Setup Wizard ....11 Advanced Network ........... 39 Manual Internet Connection Setup ....15 Admin ............... 40 Internet Connection ......... 16 Time ..............41 D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 4 Configure WPA (RADIUS) ........58 Connect to a Wireless Network ........ 59 Using Windows Vista™ ......... 59 Configure Wireless Security ......60 Using Windows XP ..........62 ® Configure WEP ..........63 Configure WPA-PSK ........65 Troubleshooting ............67 D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 5: Product Overview

    • Power Adapter • Manual and Warranty on CD • Li-ion Battery Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWR-161 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. System Requirements •...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    The 4G USB Router can be installed quickly and easily almost anywhere. This router is great for situations where an impromptu wireless network must be set up, or wherever conventional network access is unavailable. The DWR-161 can even be installed in buses, trains, or boats, allowing passengers to check e-mail or chat online while commuting.
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    LAN (RJ-45) Insert an Ethernet cable connected to a network device such as a desktop or notebook computer. Power Insert the provided DC power adapter into this socket. Power Switch Turn the device on or off. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Hardware Overview Back Panel USB Port WPS Button Port Function USB Port Connects to a USB modem. WPS Button Establishes a secure wireless connection. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Hardware Overview

    Device is off. Power Adapter On Solid Green Device is on and battery is fully charged. Solid Amber Device is on and battery is charging. Solid Amber Device is off and battery is charging. Device is off. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Hardware Overview

    Data is being transmitted. Ethernet Solid Green An RJ45 cable is plugged in and an Ethernet connection is established. Blinking Green Data is being transmitted. Wireless Solid Green WLAN is on. Blinking Green Data is being transmitted. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Installation

    Note: Do not insert or remove the Li-ion battery while the power switch is on. 2. Close the battery lid. 3. Connect the cable of the power adapter to the power port on the back panel of the DWR-161. 4. Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.
  • Page 12: Connect To Your Network

    Section 2 - Installation Connect to Your Network Note: Ensure that your DWR-161 4G USB Router is disconnected and powered off before performing the installation steps below. 1. Connect a USB modem to the USB port on the back of the router.
  • Page 13: Wireless Installation Considerations

    Wireless Installation Considerations The DWR-161 can be accessed using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the quantity, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
  • Page 14: Configuration

    Section 3 - Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link mobile 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 15: Setup Wizard

    If you want to enter your settings without running the wizard, click Manual Internet Connection Setup and skip to page 15. Internet Connection Setup Wizard This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your D-Link router to connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 16 Click Prev to go back to the previous page or click Cancel to close the wizard. Note: The DWR-161 supports several kinds of WAN interfaces, allowing you to assign either a WAN or a WWAN(3G/4G) connection as the Backup WAN. If the Primary WAN is down or unavailable, configure the Backup WAN to Enable, and all the traffic will be routed through Backup WAN.
  • Page 17 Wi-Fi Hotspot: Choose this option if your Internet connection will be through an existing Wi-Fi hotspot. See page 24 for information about how to configure this type of connection. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 18 Section 3 - Configuration After you have completed the Setup Wizard, click Connect to save your settings. A popup box will appear, asking you to confirm your settings. Click OK to save your settings. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Manual Internet Connection Setup

    Manual Internet Connection Setup Click Manual Internet Connection Setup to begin. If you want to configure your router to connect to the Internet using the wizard, click Internet Connection Setup Wizard and refer to page 11. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 20: Internet Connection

    Select the Internet Connection type specified by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The corresponding settings will be displayed below the option you select. Please see the following pages for details on how to configure these different connection types. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 21: Static Ip

    MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 22: Dynamic Ip (Dhcp)

    ISP. Auto-reconnect: This feature enables this product to renew your WAN IP address automatically when the lease time is expiring. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 23: Pppoe

    Maximum Transmission The default setting of PPPoE is 1492. Unit (MTU): Auto-reconnect: The device will dial the PPPoE connection automatically. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 24: Pptp

    The time of no activity to disconnect your PPTP session. Set it to zero or choose Always-on to disable this feature. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 25: L2Tp

    The time of no activity after which your L2TP session will be disconnected. Set it to zero or choose Always-on to disable this feature. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 26 Reconnect Mode to disable this feature. Keep Alive: Disable or Use LCP Echo Request. The setting depends on ISP requirements. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Iburst

    Reconnect Mode: Auto or Manual. Connect to iBurst network automatically or manually. NAT disable: Click to disable Network Address Translation (NAT). Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Wi-Fi Hotspot

    Click this button to search for Wi-Fi hotspots in the area. Search:Refresh: Click this button to refresh the list. Select: Click this button to select a Wi-Fi hotspot. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 29: Wireless Settings

    Some channels in your area may experience interference from other electronic devices. Choose the clearest channel to help optimize the performance and coverage of your wireless network. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 30 Section 3 - Configuration Wireless Channel: Indicates the channel setting for the DWR-161. By default the channel is set to 11. This can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
  • Page 31: Network Settings

    Enter the Subnet Mask of the router. The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. Local Domain Name: Enter the local domain name for your network. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 32: Dhcp Server Settings

    DHCP Server Settings The DWR-161 has a built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server. The DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices on the network that request them. By default, the DHCP Server is enabled on the device. The DHCP address pool contains a range of IP addresses, which is automatically assigned to the clients on the network.
  • Page 33: Virtual Server

    Enable: Select this box to enable the rule. Schedule Rule #: Specify the schedule rule number. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 34: Application Rules

    Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, Internet telephony, and others. These applications have difficulties working through NAT (Network Address Translation). Applications Rules allow some of these applications to work with the DWR-161. APPLICATION RULES Popular Applications: Select from a list of popular applications.
  • Page 35: Qos Engine

    QoS Priority: Select Low, Normal, or High. Enable: Select a checkbox to enable the particular QoS rules individually. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Mac Address Filter

    If this box is selected, the rule will follow the connection control setting specified above. If this box is selected, the rule will follow the association control setting specified above. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Url Filter

    Identifies the rule. URL: Enter a URL that you would like to block. Enable: Click to enable the specific URL filter. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Outbound Filter

    Specify the schedule rule number. Previous Page: Go back to the previous filter page. Next Page: Advance to the next filter page. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Inbound Filter

    Specify the schedule rule number. Previous Page: Go back to the previous filter page. Next Page: Advance to the next filter page. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Snmp

    SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a widely used network monitoring and control protocol that reports activity on each network device to the administrator of the network. SNMP can be used to monitor traffic and statistics of the DWR-161. The DWR-161 supports SNMP v1 or v2c.
  • Page 41: Routing

    Note: In a transmission path, each link is terminated at a network device such as a router or gateway. The number of hops equals the number of routers or gateways that data must pass through before reaching the destination. Enable: Select this box to enable the rule. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 42: Advanced Wireless

    Select the basic transfer rates based on the speed of wireless adapters on your wireless network. It is strongly recommended to keep this setting to Auto. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 43: Advanced Network

    Ping option may provide some extra security from hackers. Enable Power Saving in Click to enable power-saving when Battery Mode: in battery mode. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 44: Admin

    REMOTE MANAGEMENT Remote Management: Remote management allows the DWR-161 to be configured from the Internet using a web browser. A username and password is still required to access the Web Management interface. Usually only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks.
  • Page 45: Time

    NTP Server Used: Choose the NTP Server used for synchronizing the time and date. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 46: Syslog

    Section 3 - Configuration Syslog The DWR-161 keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the router. You may send these logs to a SysLog server on your network. Enable Logging to Syslog Select this box to send the router Server: logs to a Syslog Server.
  • Page 47: E-Mail Settings

    E-mail Subject: Enter a subject for the e-mail. E-mail Log Now: Click this button to access the e-mail log. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 48: System

    Restore To Factory Default This option will restore all settings Settings: back to their defaults. Any settings that have not been backed up will be lost, including any rules that you have created. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Firmware

    This page allows you to upgrade the firmware of your router. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer and then click Browse to upload the file. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com.
  • Page 50: Dynamic Dns

    The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web, FTP, or Game Server) using a domain name that you have registered (www.whateveryournameis.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Sign up for D-Link’s free DDNS service at www.dlinkddns.com. Enable DDNS:...
  • Page 51: System Check

    Host Name or IP Address: Enter a host name or the IP address that you want to ping (Packet Internet Groper) and click Ping. PING Result: The status of your Ping attempt will be displayed in the Ping Result box. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 52: Schedules

    End Time (hh:mm): Select the time at which you would like the schedule to become inactive. Click Save Settings to save your changes, or click Don’t Save Settings to discard your changes. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 53: Device Information

    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, Channel, and Encryption type. LAN Computers: Displays the list of DHCP clients. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 54: Logs

    This page allows you to view logs and define events that you want to view. This router also has an internal syslog server, so you can send the log files to a computer that is running a syslog utility. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 55: Statistics

    Section 3 - Configuration Statistics This page allows you to view the packets transmitted and received passing through your router on both WAN and LAN ports. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 56: Wireless

    Section 3 - Configuration Wireless This table displays a list of wireless clients that are connected to your wireless router. It also displays the connection time and MAC address of the connected wireless clients. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 57: Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Support D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 58: Wireless Security

    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 DWR-161 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) •...
  • Page 59: 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 60: What Is Wpa

    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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 61: Configure Wpa-Psk

    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 WPA-PSK (or WPA2-PSK) on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 62: Configure Wpa (Radius)

    6. Next to Port, enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. 1812 is the default port. 7. Next to Shared Secret, enter the security key. 8. If you have a secondary RADIUS server, enter its IP address, port, and secret key. 9. Click Apply Settings to save your settings. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 63: Connect To A Wireless Network

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 64: Configure Wireless Security

    Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the ® ™ wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select Connect to a network. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 65 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 66: Using Windows ® Xp

    (displayed using the SSID) and click Connect. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 67: Configure Wep

    XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 68 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 69: Configure Wpa-Psk

    XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 70 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 71: 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. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.
  • Page 72 • 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 73: 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, business, or public access wireless networks. 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 74: What Is 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. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phones work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B.
  • Page 75 PDAs, headphones, laptops, speakers, and other devices that operate on batteries. 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 •...
  • Page 76: 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 the Internet from remote locations like Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
  • Page 77: 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 DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 78: Networking Basics

    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 79: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    Set Primary DNS to be the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1). The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP. Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings. D-Link DWR-161 User Manual...
  • Page 80: Technical Specifications

    Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g 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 DWR-161 User Manual...