Version 1.01 | 2016/05/31
AC1900 Wi-Fi Router

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.01 | 2016/05/31 User Manual AC1900 Wi-Fi Router DIR-879...

  • Page 2: Manual Revisions

    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. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Installation - Wireless Extender ........28 Port Forwarding ..............82 Before you Begin .................28 Virtual Server ..............83 Wireless Installation Considerations ........29 Website Filter ................84 Hardware Setup ................30 Static Routes .................85 Connect to an Uplink Network using the Setup IPv6 ..................86 D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Time & Schedule .............. 105 Wireless Security ............138 Time ................. 105 What is WPA? ..............138 Schedule ................ 106 Technical Specifications ..........139 System Log ................. 107 Admin .................. 109 Regulatory Statements ..........140 System ................110 Upgrade ................111 D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 5: Product Overview

    Wall-Mount Hardware If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-879 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

  • Page 6: System Requirements

    Windows Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java ® installed. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version. • iPhone®/iPad®/iPod Touch® (iOS 7.0 or higher) QRS Mobile Requirements • Android™ device (2.3.3 or higher) D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 7: Introduction

    3D/4K video streaming, gaming, and VoIP calls run smoother over both your wired and wireless network. The DIR-879 features the strongest and most sensitive wireless radio we’ve ever built, offering four times the power of a typical wireless router , letting you blanket large areas or multi-story buildings with Wi-Fi.

  • Page 8

    Introduction (continued) The DIR-879 supports the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access, be it from over a wireless network or the Internet. Support for WPA™ and WPA2™ standards ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption regardless of your client devices.

  • Page 9: Features

    Setup) App, the DIR-879 lets you quickly configure and secure your router to your specific settings in minutes. • Router or Extender Mode - With the flick of a switch, you can easily set up your DIR-879 to operate as the core device of your network in Router Mode, or add your DIR-879 to an existing network using Extender Mode using Ethernet.

  • Page 10: Hardware Overview

    Internet (Router Mode) or Uplink Router (Extender Mode). Blinking Orange A blinking orange light indicates that the device is in recovery mode. Blinking White A blinking white light indicates that the WPS search mode is active. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 11: Back Panel

    Power Connector Connector for the supplied power adapter. Power Button Press the power button to power the DIR-879 on and off. Select between Router and Extender modes. To change modes, move the switch to the desired position and after Mode Switch 5 seconds the router will reboot into the desired mode.

  • Page 12: Choosing An Operation Mode

    Section 2 - Choosing an Operation Mode Choosing an Operation Mode The DIR-879 is equipped with a mode switch to give you more flexibility in how to configure your network. You may select either Router Mode or Extender Mode. • Router Mode shares your Internet connection. This is the factory default setting suitable for most users.

  • Page 13: Router Mode

    Router Mode In Router Mode, the DIR-879 AC1900 Wi-Fi Router operates as the central device of your network. This is the most common type of installation and is the factory default mode switch setting suitable for most users. The DIR-879 connects to your cable modem, DSL modem, or other Internet source and shares your Internet connection with your wired and wireless devices.

  • Page 14: Extender Mode

    Devices connected to the DIR-879 obtain IP addresses from the existing uplink network. Place the DIR-879 in an area where you wish to get Wi-Fi, but is reachable by wireless signals or an Ethernet cable from your uplink network.

  • Page 15: Wireless Extender

    Section 2 - Choosing an Operation Mode Wireless Extender Extend Your Wireless Network using Wi-Fi The DIR-879 operates as a Wireless Extender when the mode switch is in the Extender position and it is connected wirelessly to an uplink network. Internet...

  • Page 16: Access Point

    Section 2 - Choosing an Operation Mode Access Point Create a Wireless Network using Ethernet The DIR-879 operates as an Access Point when the mode switch is in the Extender position and an Ethernet cable is connected from an Ethernet Port to an uplink network. Internet...

  • Page 17: Installation - Router

    Section 3 - Installation - Router Installation - Router This section will walk you through the installation of the DIR-879 as a router using Router Mode. Before you Begin • Placement of the router is very important. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet, cabinet, attic, or garage.

  • Page 18: 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 19: Hardware Setup

    Hardware Setup 1. The DIR-879 is designed to give you the fastest, most stable network connection possible. In order to maximize performance, fully extend the antennas to provide optimal wireless coverage. Keep the router in an open area for better wireless coverage.

  • Page 20

    5. Use the included Ethernet cable to connect your modem to the yellow port labeled INTERNET on the router. Modem DIR-879 6. Turn on or plug your modem back in and wait approximately one minute before proceeding onward. Modem DIR-879 D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 21

    Note: This unit is to be used with power supply model DA-60N12. 8. If you are configuring the DIR-879 wirelessly from a PC, connect to a Wi-Fi network printed on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card. You can also find the Wi-Fi network names and passwords printed on the label attached to the bottom your router.

  • Page 22: Completing Setup

    • QRS Mobile App - Use your Android device, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to configure your router. Refer to QRS Mobile App on page 18. • D-Link Setup Wizard - This wizard will launch when you log into the router for the first time. Refer to Setup Wizard on page 23.

  • Page 23: Qrs Mobile App

    Note: The following steps show the Android interface of the QRS Mobile app. If you are using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, the appearance may be different to that QRS Mobile of the screenshots, but the process is the same. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 24

    At this point, please ensure that your router is connected to a modem. Plug one end of the provided Ethernet cable into your DSL or cable modem, and plug the other end into the port marked INTERNET on the DIR-879. Tap Next to automatically detect your Internet connection and proceed to the next step.

  • Page 25

    Enter the administrator password of your choice. Unlike the Wi-Fi password, this password is only required when you need to configure the router. See Configuration - Router Mode on page 41 for details of when this password is used. Tap Next to proceed. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 26

    Notify me when new firmware is available box and tap Next. Otherwise, just tap Next to proceed. Step 9 You will be presented with a summary of your chosen settings. Tap Save to complete the setup. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 27

    Section 3 - Installation - Router QRS Mobile App (continued) Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! You can share this information by tapping Share By E-mail, or tap Finish to exit the app. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 28: Setup Wizard

    Alternatively, enter the IP address of the router (default: http://192.168.0.1). The wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. DIR-879 Click Next to continue.

  • Page 29

    Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. The software DIR-879 is no longer needed and will not work through a router. If the router detected or you selected Static, enter the IP and DNS settings supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue. DIR-879 D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 30

    Click Next to continue. Note: The DIR-879's Smart Connect feature presents a single wireless network. When connecting clients to an extension network, they will be automatically added to the best band, either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. To disable the Smart Connect feature and individually configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks, refer to Wireless...

  • Page 31

    Back to make changes. At the end of the wizard, you will be presented with a final summary of your settings. Click Finish to close the wizard. Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 32: Installation - Wireless Extender

    Section 4 - Installation - Wireless Extender Installation - Wireless Extender This section will walk you through the installation of the DIR-879 as a wireless extender in Extender Mode. Before you Begin • Configure the extender with the computer that was last connected directly to your Internet connection. Verify that it is connected to the Internet before connecting additional devices.

  • Page 33

    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link device 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 34

    Section 4 - Installation - Wireless Extender Hardware Setup 1. The DIR-879 is designed to give you the fastest, most stable network connection possible. In order to maximize performance, fully extend the antennas to provide optimal wireless coverage. Position your DIR-879 near where you wish to extend Wi-Fi to.

  • Page 35: Wizard

    DIR-879 5. If you are configuring the DIR-879 wirelessly from a PC, connect to a Wi-Fi network printed on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card. You can also find the Wi-Fi network names and passwords printed on the label attached to the bottom your router.

  • Page 36

    Once connected, open a web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter.local./ or 192.168.0.50 in your browser’s URL field. The wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your DIR-879 as a wireless extender. Click Next to continue. DIR-879 Choose Extend an existing wireless network.

  • Page 37

    Section 4 - Installation - Wireless Extender Setup Wizard (continued) The DIR-879 will scan for wireless networks in range. DIR-879 You will be presented with a list of networks in range once the scan is complete. Select the network you wish to extend from the list or if you don't see the network you want to connect to, click Manual.

  • Page 38

    If you selected a wireless network from the list, enter its Wi-Fi password. DIR-879 If you selected Manual, enter the name, security, and password of the wireless network you wish to extend. DIR-879 Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 39

    Click Next to continue. Note: The DIR-879's Smart Connect feature presents a single wireless network. When connecting clients to an extension network, they will be automatically added to the best band, either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. To disable the Smart Connect feature and individually configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks, refer to...

  • Page 40

    Click Finish to close the wizard. The device will reboot using these settings. Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! If you wish to make changes to any settings, refer to Configuration - Extender Mode on page 97. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 41: Installation - Access Point

    Section 4 - Installation - Access Point Installation - Access Point This section will walk you through the installation of the DIR-879 as an access point in Extender Mode. Before you Begin • Configure the extender with the computer that was last connected directly to your Internet connection. Verify that it is connected to the Internet before connecting additional devices.

  • Page 42

    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link device 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 43

    Section 4 - Installation - Access Point Hardware Setup 1. The DIR-879 is designed to give you the fastest, most stable network connection possible. In order to maximize performance, fully extend the antennas to provide optimal wireless coverage. Position your DIR-879 near where you wish to extend Wi-Fi to.

  • Page 44

    Section 4 - Installation - Access Point 4. Connect an Ethernet cable from your uplink network to the INTERNET port on the back of the DIR-879, press the power button, and wait approximately one minute until the LED indicator on the front of the device changes from orange to solid white.

  • Page 45: Configuration - Router Mode

    You may quickly jump back Home at any time. Note: The system will automatically log out after a period of inactivity. If the mode switch is set to Router these are the pages you will see. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 46: Home

    Internet icon. Click IPv4 or IPv6 to see details of the IPv4 connection and IPv6 connection respectively. Click Release to disconnect from the Internet. If you do this and wish to reconnect, click Renew. DIR-879 To reconfigure the Internet settings, refer to Internet on page 45. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 47: Dir-879

    Section 4 - Configuration - Router Mode DIR-879 Click on the DIR-879 icon to view details about the router and its wireless settings. Here you can see the router’s current Wi-Fi network name and password, as well as the router's MAC address, IPv4 address, and IPv6 address.

  • Page 48: Connected Clients

    Displays the current IP address of this client. Reserve IP: Enable to reserve this IP address for this client. IP Address Specify an IP address for the DIR-879's DHCP server to assign. (Reserved): Parental Control: Allow or Block access to the router.

  • Page 49: Settings

    For PPPoE refer to page 48. For PPTP refer to page 50. For L2TP refer to page 52. For DS-Lite refer to page 54. To configure an IPv6 connection, click the IPv6 link. Refer to page 55. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 50

    The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use the drop-down menu to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 51

    The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use the drop-down menu to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 52

    Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. The recommended setting is Auto. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 53

    The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use the drop-down menu to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 54

    Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. The recommended setting is Auto. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 55

    Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 56

    Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. The recommended setting is Auto. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 57

    Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 58

    Enter the B4 IPv4 address value used here. WAN IPv6 Once connected, the WAN IPv6 address will be displayed here. Address: IPv6 WAN Default Once connected, the IPv6 WAN default gateway address will be Gateway: displayed here. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 59: Ipv6

    For PPPoE refer to page 62. For IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel refer to page 65. For 6 to 4 refer to page 67. For 6rd refer to page 69. For Local Connectivity Only refer to page 71. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 60: Auto Detection

    If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the Secondary DNS Server: secondary DNS server address. LAN IPv6 Address Settings LAN IPv6 Address: Displays the router’s LAN IPv6 Address link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 61

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 62: Static Ipv6

    Enter the subnet prefix length supplied by your ISP. Length: LAN IPv6 Address Settings LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 63

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 64

    LAN IPv6 Address Settings Enable DHCP-PD: Enable or disable prefix delegation services. LAN IPv6 Address: If you disabled DHCP-PD, enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 65

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 66

    Enter the IP address provided by your ISP. (Static IP only) Service Name: Enter the ISP service name (optional). Reconnect Mode: Select either Always-on or Manual. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 67

    Dynamic IP for address mode. LAN IPv6 Address: If DHCP-PD disabled or static address mode is selected, enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 68

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 69: Ipv6 In Ipv4 Tunnel

    Select either Obtain DNS server address automatically or Use the DNS Type: following DNS address. If Use the following DNS address is selected: Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server address. Server: Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server address. Server: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 70

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 71

    Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server address. Server: LAN IPv6 Address Settings LAN IPv6 Address: Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 72

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 73

    Enter the 6rd border relay IPv4 address settings supplied by your ISP. IPv4 Address: LAN IPv6 Address Settings LAN IPv6 Address: Displays the router’s LAN IPv6 Address link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 74

    Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (Start): IPv6 Address Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 assignment. Range (End): IPv6 Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 75: Local Connectivity Only

    If you selected Enable ULA and Disabled Default ULA Prefix: ULA Prefix: Enter your own ULA prefix. Current IPv6 ULA Settings Current ULA Displays the current ULA prefix. Prefix: LAN IPv6 ULA: Displays the LAN's IPv6 ULA. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 76: Wireless

    Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 90 for more information. Refer to the next page if you wish to disable Smart Connect or click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 77

    Select Auto 20/40/80 if you are using 802.11ac, 802.11n, and 802.11a (5 GHz): devices, select Auto 20/40 if you are using 802.11n and 802.11a devices, or select 20 MHz if you are only using 802.11a devices. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 78

    Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 90 for more information. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 79: Guest Zone

    Create a password to use for wireless security. Home Network Access Internet Access Enabling this option will confine connectivity to the Internet, Only: disallowing guests from accessing other local network devices. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 80: Network

    Local Domain Enter the domain name (optional). Name: Enable DNS Relay: Disable to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. If enabled, your computers will use the router for a DNS server. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 81

    Enable to allow IPv4 multicast traffic to pass through the router from Stream: the Internet. IPv6 Multicast Enable to allow IPv6 multicast traffic to pass through the router from Stream: the Internet. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 82

    If you want to remove a priority assignment from a device and return it to the All Devices list, click the cross icon in the top right of the device card. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 83: Firewall Settings

    Enable Anti-Spoof Enable this feature to protect your network from certain kinds of Checking: “spoofing” attacks. IPv6 Simple Enable or disable IPv6 simple security. Security: IPv6 Ingress Enable or disable IPv6 ingress filtering. Filtering: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 84

    NAT devices and work around them. This ALG may interfere with the operation of such devices. If you are having trouble making VoIP calls, try turning this ALG off. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 85: Ipv4/ipv6 Rules

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Wireless on page 72 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 86: Port Forwarding

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 90 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 87: Virtual Server

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 90 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 88: Website Filter

    If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trashcan icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit a rule, simply replace the URL or domain. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 89: Static Routes

    A value 1 is the lowest cost and 15 is the highest cost. Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the router when this route is used. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 90

    Metric: Enter the metric value for this rule here. Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the router when this route is used. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 91: Dynamic Dns

    Enter a timeout time (in hours). Click Save when you are done. At the bottom of the page are the IPv6 host settings. To configure an IPv6 dynamic DNS host, refer to IPv6 Host on page 88. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 92: Ipv6 Host

    Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic DNS service provider. IPv6 Address: Enter the IPv6 address of the dynamic DNS server. Alternatively, select the server device in the drop-down menu. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 93: Management

    Click Save when you are done. To configure and manage your schedules, click Schedule and refer to Schedule on page 90. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 94: Schedule

    You can add multiple days to the schedule, but only one period per day. To remove a time period from the schedule, click on the cross icon. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 95: System Log

    Enter the email address your SysLog messages will be sent to. SMTP Server Enter your SMTP server address. Address: SMTP Server Port: Enter your SMTP server port. Enable Check this box if your SMTP server requires authentication. Authentication: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 96

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 90 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 97: Admin

    Internet by a web browser. A password is still required to access the web management interface. Remote Admin The port number used to access the DIR-879 is used in the URL. Example: Port: http://x.x.x.x:8080 where x.x.x.x is the Internet IP address of the DIR-879 and 8080 is the port used for the web management interface.

  • Page 98: System

    Device: Auto Reboot: You may set the DIR-879 to automatically reboot at a set time. The options are Never, Daily, Weekly. You may set the hour using a 24 hour format, the minute, and the day you wish to have the DIR-879 automatically reboot.

  • Page 99: Upgrade

    If you wish to upgrade manually, first download the firmware file you wish to upgrade to. Next, click the Upgrade Firmware button and browse to Firmware: the file to install the new firmware. You can also browse to a language pack file to install a new language pack. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 100: Statistics

    You can view the Internet, LAN, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, or Wi-Fi 5 GHz by clicking on the respective tabs at the top. The graph will update in real time. To clear the information on the graph, click Clear. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 101: Configuration - Extender Mode

    IP address* of the DIR-879 in the address bar. * By default the DIR-879 in extender mode will use DHCP to obtain an IP address from your uplink network. If you are using multiple DIR-879s or D-Link devices, go to http:// dlinkrouterxxxx.local./ as shown on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card, with “xxxx”...

  • Page 102

    The Home page displays whether or not the extender is currently connected to the Internet. If it is disconnected, click the red X between the existing network and the DIR-879 to bring up the setup wizard, refer to Setup Wizard on page 24 for more information.

  • Page 103

    DIR-879 To bring up more details about the connection to your existing network, click on the DIR-879 icon. Your Network and Wireless Network settings are displayed at the bottom of the page. Your Extender's MAC address, IPv4 address, and subnet mask are displayed. To DIR-879 reconfigure the Network settings, refer to Network on page 104.

  • Page 104

    Enter a custom name for this client. Vendor: Displays the vendor of the device. MAC Address: Displays the MAC address of the device. IP Address: Displays the IP address of the device. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 105: Extender

    Security: The type of security of the selected network. If you are manually configuring the connection, select the type of network security, either None or WPA/WPA2-(Personal). Password: Enter the wireless password of the uplink network. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 106

    Enable or disable the 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz wireless network. Wi-Fi Name (SSID): Create a name for your wireless network using up to 32 characters. Security Mode: Choose None or WPA/WPA2-(Personal) (recommended). Password: Create a password to use for wireless security. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 107

    Auto 20/40 if you are using 802.11n and 802.11a devices, or select 20 MHz if you are only using 802.11a devices. HT20/40 Enable or disable HT20/40 Coexistence. Coexistence: (2.4 GHz): Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 108

    Gateway Address. Secondary DNS Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. If Server: you do not know it, enter the Gateway Address. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 109

    Click Save when you are done. To configure and manage your schedules, click Schedule and refer to Schedule on page 106. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 110

    You can add multiple days to the schedule, but only one period per day. To remove a time period from the schedule, click on the cross icon. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 111

    Enter the email address your SysLog messages will be sent to. SMTP Server Enter your SMTP server address. Address: SMTP Server Port: Enter your SMTP server port. Enable Check this box if your SMTP server requires authentication. Authentication: D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 112

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Schedule on page 106 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 113

    Advanced Settings - Administration Enable HTTPS Check to enable HTTPS to connect to the router securely. Instead of using Server: http://dlinkrouter.local./, you must use https://dlinkrouter.local./ in order to connect to the router. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 114

    Device: Auto Reboot: You may set the DIR-879 to automatically reboot at a set time. The options are Never, Daily, Weekly. You may set the hour using a 24 hour format, the minute, and the day you wish to have the DIR-879 automatically reboot.

  • Page 115

    If you wish to upgrade manually, first download the firmware file you wish to upgrade to. Next, click the Upgrade Firmware button and browse to Firmware: the file to install the new firmware. You can also browse to a language pack file to install a new language pack. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 116: Connect A Wireless Client To Your Router

    Blu-ray DVD players, wireless printers and cameras will have a WPS button (or a software utility with WPS) that you can press to connect to the DIR-879 router. Please refer to your user manual for the wireless device you want to connect to make sure you understand how to enable WPS.

  • Page 117: Windows® 10

    Windows® 10 When connecting to the DIR-879 wirelessly for the first time, you will need to input the wireless network name (SSID) and Wi-Fi password (security key) of the device you are connecting to. If your product has a Wi-Fi configuration card, you can find the default network name and Wi-Fi password here.

  • Page 118

    Your computer will now automatically connect to this wireless network when it is detected. You can also use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router. Press the WPS button on your D-Link device and you will be automatically connected. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 119: Windows® 8

    Wireless Icon Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks that are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 120

    WPS button on your router during this step to enable the WPS function. When you have established a successful connection to a wireless network, the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected to. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 121: Windows® 7

    If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used. 1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Wireless Icon 2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 122

    If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. 4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 123

    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 the one on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 124

    Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network The WPS feature of the DIR-879 can be configured using Windows® 7. Carry out the following steps to use Windows® 7 to configure the WPS feature: 1. Click the Start button and select Computer from the Start menu.

  • Page 125

    Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. Double-click the DIR-879. DIR-879 4. Input the WPS PIN number (on the router label) in the Setup > Wireless Setup menu in the Router’s Web UI) and click Next. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 126

    Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network 5. Type a name to identify the network. 6. To configure advanced settings, click the icon. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 127

    7. The following window appears while the DIR-879 is being configured. Wait for the configuration to complete. 8. The following window informs you that WPS on the DIR-879 has been set up successfully. Make a note of the security key as you may need to provide this security key if adding an older wireless device to the network in the future.

  • Page 128: Windows Vista

    (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-879 User Manual...

  • Page 129: Wpa/wpa2

    1. Open the Windows Vista® 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 Wi-Fi name (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 130

    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 the one on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 131: 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, nor do you 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 132

    • 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 web management.

  • Page 133

    • Windows® 95, 98, and Me users type in command (Windows® NT, 2000, XP, Vista®, and 7 users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). • 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-879 User Manual...

  • Page 134

    • 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-879 User Manual...

  • Page 135: 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 136: 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 137

    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 Uses/Benefits • Gives everyone at home broadband access •...

  • Page 138: Tips

    The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link USB 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 139: Wireless Modes

    • Ad-hoc – Directly connecting to another computer for peer-to-peer communication using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DIR-879 wireless network USB adapters. 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.

  • Page 140: 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 141: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    Set Primary DNS 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 DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 142: Wireless Security

    Appendix B - Networking Basics Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DIR-879 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) •...

  • Page 143: Technical Specifications

    • IEEE 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps • IEEE 802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps • IEEE 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps • IEEE 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1300 Mbps D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 144: Regulatory Statements

    Note The country code selection is for non-USA models only and is not available to all USA models. Per FCC regulations, all WiFi product marketed in the USA must be fixed to USA operational channels only. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 145

    (i) les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à l’intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux; D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 146

    MHF-I Plug 3 dBi 3 dBi Nienyi NYS1752 PCB Antenna MHF-I Plug 3 dBi 3 dBi Nienyi NYS1753 PCB Antenna MHF-I Plug 3 dBi 3 dBi Nienyi NYS1754 PCB Antenna MHF-I Plug 3 dBi 3 dBi D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 147

    être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 26 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps. Warning This unit is to be used with a power supply DA-60N12. Avertissement Cet appareil doit etre utilise avec une source de courrant, modele DA-60N12. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 148

    Appendix D - Regulatory Information NCC 警語 : 以下警語適用台灣地區 依據 低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法 第十二條: 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變 更原設計之特性及功能。 第十四條: 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至 無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工 業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 本模組於取得認證後將依規定於模組本體標示審驗合格標籤系統廠商應於平台上標示「本產品內含射頻模 組: CCAF16LP0260T0」字樣 無線傳輸設備 (UNII) 在 5.25-5.35 秭赫頻帶內操作之無線資訊傳輸設備,限於室內使用。無線資訊傳輸設備忍受合法通信之干擾且不得干 擾合法通信;如造成干擾,應立即停用,俟無干擾之虞,始得繼續使用。無線資訊傳設備的製造廠商應確保頻率穩定 性,如依製造廠商使用手冊上所述正常操作,發射的信號應維持於操作頻帶中。 電磁波曝露量MPE標準值(MPE) 1 mW/cm ,送測產品實值為 1 mW/cm D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 149

    Potencia máxima de Salida Frequenza/e Potenza max. Output Frequentie(s) Max. Output Power 5.15 – 5.25 GHz 200 mW 5.25 – 5.35 GHz 200 mW 5.47 – 5.725 GHz 2.4 G 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz 100 mW D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 150

    υλικολογισμικό του προϊόντος είναι διαθέσιμα για λήψη από τη σελίδα του προϊόντος στην τοποθεσία www.dlink. com. Par les présentes, D-Link Corporation déclare que ce produit, ces accessoires et ce logiciel sont conformes aux Français [French] directives 2014/53/UE.Le texte complet de la déclaration de conformité de l'UE et le icroprogramme du produit sont disponibles au téléchargement sur la page des produits à...

  • Page 151

    2014/53/EU. Pełen tekst deklaracji zgodności UE oraz oprogramowanie sprzętowe do produktu można pobrać na stronie produktu w witrynie www.dlink.com. Desta forma, a D-Link Corporation declara que este produto, os acessórios e o software estão em conformidade Português [Portuguese] com a diretiva 2014/53/UE. O texto completo da declaração de conformidade da UE e do firmware...

  • Page 152

    Appendix D - Regulatory Information Hér með lýsir D-Link Corporation því yfir að þessi vara, fylgihlutir og hugbúnaður eru í samræmi við tilskipun Íslenska [Icelandic] 2014/53/EB. Sækja má ESB-samræmisyfirlýsinguna í heild sinni og fastbúnað vörunnar af vefsíðu vörunnar á www.

  • Page 153

    Access Points unterstützen die Funktionen DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) und TPC (Transmit Power Control) wie erforderlich bei Betrieb auf 5 GHz innerhalb der EU. • Bitte schlagen Sie im Handbuch oder Datenblatt nach nach, ob Ihr Gerät eine 2,4 GHz und / oder 5 GHz Verbindung nutzt. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 154

    5 Ghz dentro de la UE. • Por favor compruebe el manual o la ficha de producto para comprobar si el producto utiliza las bandas inalámbricas de 2.4 GHz y/o la de 5 GHz. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 155

    Toegangspunten ondersteunen DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) en TPC (Transmit Power Control) functionaliteit zoals vereist bij gebruik in 5 GHz binnen de EU. • Raadpleeg de handleiding of de datasheet om te controleren of uw product gebruik maakt van 2.4 GHz en/of 5 GHz. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 156

    • Halten Sie das Produkt von Heizkörpern und anderen Quellen fern, die Wärme erzeugen. • Trennen Sie das Produkt immer von der Stromzufuhr, bevor Sie es reinigen und verwenden Sie dazu ausschließlich ein trockenes fusselfreies Tuch. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 157

    • Mantenga el producto alejado de los radiadores y de otras fuentes de calor. • Desenchufe siempre el producto de la alimentación de red antes de limpiarlo y utilice solo un paño seco sin pelusa. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 158

    • Houd het product uit de buurt van radiators en andere warmtebronnen. • U dient het product steeds los te koppelen van de stroom voordat u het reinigt en gebruik uitsluitend een droge pluisvrije doek. D-Link DIR-879 User Manual...

  • Page 159

    D-Link designs and builds its products to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by using recyclable, low toxic materials in both products and packaging. D-Link recommends that you always switch off or unplug your D-Link products when they are not in use. By doing so you will help to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.

  • Page 160

    D-Link et l’environnement Chez D-Link, nous sommes conscients de l'impact de nos opérations et produits sur l'environnement et nous engageons à le réduire. Pour limiter cet impact, D-Link conçoit et fabrique ses produits de manière aussi écologique que possible, en utilisant des matériaux recyclables et faiblement toxiques, tant dans ses produits que ses emballages.

  • Page 161

    D-Link zijn producten zo milieuvriendelijk mogelijk, door het gebruik van recycleerbare producten met lage toxiciteit in product en verpakking. D-Link raadt aan om steeds uw D-Link producten uit te schakelen of uit de stekker te halen wanneer u ze niet gebruikt. Door dit te doen bespaart u energie en beperkt u de CO2-emissies.

  • Page 162

    D-Link a životní prostředí Ve společnosti D-Link jsme si vědomi vlivu našich provozů a výrobků na životní prostředí a snažíme se o minimalizaci těchto vlivů. Proto své výrobky navrhujeme a vyrábíme tak, aby byly co nejekologičtější, a ve výrobcích i obalech používáme recyklovatelné a nízkotoxické materiály.

  • Page 163

    D-Link produkter som er så miljøvennlig som mulig, ved å bruke resirkulerbare, lav-toksiske materialer både i produktene og forpakningen. D-Link anbefaler at du alltid slår av eller frakobler D-Link-produkter når de ikke er i bruk. Ved å gjøre dette hjelper du å spare energi og å redusere CO2-utslipp.

  • Page 164

    D-Link sine produkter, så de er så miljøvenlige som muligt, ved at bruge genanvendelige materialer med lavt giftighedsniveau i både produkter og emballage. D-Link anbefaler, at du altid slukker eller frakobler dine D-Link-produkter, når de ikke er i brug. Ved at gøre det bidrager du til at spare energi og reducere CO2-udledningerne.

  • Page 165

    D-Link och miljön På D-Link förstår vi och är fast beslutna att minska den påverkan våra verksamheter och produkter kan ha på miljön. För att minska denna påverkan utformar och bygger D-Link sina produkter för att de ska vara så miljövänliga som möjligt, genom att använda återvinningsbara material med låg gifthalt i både produkter och förpackningar.

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