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D-Link AirPlus DI-614+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless
Broadband Router
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ................3 Introduction....................4 Wireless Basics ..................6 Getting Started ..................9 Using the Configuration Menu..............10 Troubleshooting ...................50 Networking Basics ................55 Technical Specifications ..............68 Contacting Technical Support ..............70 Warranty ....................71 Registration ..................74...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Router Power Adapter – 5V DC, 2.5A Manual on CD Quick Installation Guide Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DI-614+ will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most 802.11b routers, the DI-614+ is capable of data transfer speeds up to 22 Mbps (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus products such as the DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter.

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    Connections Auto-Sensing Ports:All ports (both LAN and WAN) auto-sense cable types to accomodate stright-through or cross-over cable. WAN port is the Pressing the Reset LAN ports provide Receptor connection for the Button restores the connections to Ethernet- for the Ethernet cable to the router to its original enabled devices.

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link AirPlus 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 AirPlus wireless family of products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it.

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    Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers (DWL-520+) Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Router and Access Point (DI-614+, DWL- 900AP+) The DI-614+ is also compatible with the D-Link Air 802.11b family of products, which include: 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers (DWL-650) 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers (DWL-520)

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    Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the wireless Access Point and your receiving device (e.g., the DWL-650+) to a minimum - Each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPlus Wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your Access Points, Residential Gateways, and computers so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started With its default settings, the DI-614+, when activated, will connect with other D-Link Air or AirPlus products, right out of the box. 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 Please refer to the following sections of this manual for...

  • Page 10: Using The Configuration Menu

    Using the Configuration Menu Whenever you want to configure your network or the DI-614+, you can access the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP Address of the DI-614+. The DI-614+ default IP Address is shown below: Open the web browser Type in the IP Address of the DI-614+...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless Wireless Settings are settings for the (Access Point) Portion of the Wireless Router. It allows you to change the wireless settings to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network. Enabled or By default, Wireless is Enabled.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless (Continued) Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a wireless security protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). WEP provides security by encrypting the data that is sent over the WLAN. The DI-614+ supports 3 levels of WEP Encryption: 64Bit encryption, 128Bit encryption, and 256Bit encryption.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless > WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. WPA uses stronger security than WEP and is based on a key that changes automati- cally at a regular interval. This mode requires a RADIUS server in the network. Radius Server 1 IP - Enter the IP Address of the RADIUS server.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless > WPA-PSK Wi-Fi Protected Access - Pre-Shared Key mode means that the wireless client and the router must have the same passphrase in order to establish the wireless connection. A RADIUS server is not required with PSK. Enter a passphrase for the router.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN Choose WAN Type WAN stands for Wide Area Network. In this case WAN represents the mode in which you connect to the Internet. If you are uncertain, please ask your ISP which of the following represents your connection mode to the Internet: Dynamic Obtain an IP address from your ISP automatically (mainly for Cable...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > Dynamic IP Address Most Cable modem users will select this option to obtain an IP Address automatically from their ISP (Internet Service Provider). Host Name This is optional, but may be required by some ISPs. The host name is the device name of the Router.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > Static IP Address Choose Static IP Address if all WAN IP information is provided to you by your ISP. You will need to enter in the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > PPPoE Most DSL users will select this option to obtain an IP address automatically from their ISP through the use of PPPoE. User Name Your PPPoE username provided by your ISP. Password Your PPPoE password is provided by your ISP.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > PPPoE (Continued) Primary DNS You will get the DNS IP automatically from your ISP but you Address may enter a specific DNS address that you want to use instead. Secondary DNS (Optional) Input the secondary DNS address. Address Maximum Enter a maximum idle time during which Internet connection is...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a WAN connection used in Europe. IP Address Enter the IP Address. Subnet Mask Enter the Subnet Mask. Server IP Enter the Server IP Address. PPTP Account Enter the PPTP account name.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is a WAN connection. IP Address Enter the IP Address. Subnet Mask Enter the Subnet Mask. Server IP Enter the Server IP Address. L2TP Account Enter the PPTP account name. L2TP Password Enter the PPTP password.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > BigPond Cable Dynamic IP Address for BigPond is a WAN connection used in Australia. User Name Enter in the username for the BigPond account. Enter the password for the BigPond account. Password Select the auth server for the BigPond account.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > LAN LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DI-614+. These settings may be referred to as Private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > DHCP DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DI-614+ has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Virtual Server The DI-614+ can be configured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing Web or FTP services via the public IP address can be automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN (Local Area Network). The DI-614+ firewall feature filters out unrecognized packets to protect your LAN network so all computers networked with the DI-614+ are invisible to the outside world.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Applications Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, and Internet telephony. These applications have difficulties working through NAT (Network Address Translation). Special Applications makes some of these applications work with the DI-614+. If you need to run applications that require multiple connections, specify the port normally associated with an application in the Trigger field, then enter the public ports associated with the trigger port into the Incoming Ports field.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Filters > IP Filter Use IP (Internet Protocol) filters to allow or deny computers access to the Internet based on their IP address. Click Enabled to apply the filter policy or click Disabled to Enabled or Disabled enter an inactive filter policy.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Filters > MAC Filters MAC (Media Access Control) Filters are used to deny or allow LAN (Local Area Network) computers from accessing the Internet and network by their MAC address. At the bottom of the screen, there is a list of MAC addresses from the DHCP client computers connected to the DI-614+.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Parental Control >URL Blocking Use URL Blocking to deny LAN computers from accessing specific web sites by its URL. A URL is a specially formatted text string that defines a location on the Internet. If any part of the URL contains the blocked word, the site will not be accessible and the web page will not display.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Parental Control > Domain Blocking Use Domain filters to allow or deny computers access to specific Internet domains whether it is through www, ftp, SNMP, etc. Domain filters apply to both wired computers connected to one of the four Ethernet LAN ports and to wireless clients connected wirelessly to the DI-614+.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Firewall Firewall Rules is an advance feature used to deny or allow traffic from passing through the device. It works in the same way as IP Filters with additional settings. You can create more detailed rules for the device. Enabled or Disabled Click Enabled to apply the filter policy or click Disabled to enter an inactive filter policy (You can reactivate the policy later).

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Firewall (Continued) Protocol Select one of the following protocols: TCP, UDP, or ICMP. Port Range Enter in the port range of the TCP/UDP ports that you want the policy to apply to. If it is only a single port that you want the policy applied to, then enter the port number in the Start Port field and leave the End Port field blank.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > DMZ If you have a computer that cannot run Internet applications properly from behind the DI-614+, then you can allow that computer to have unrestricted Internet access. Enter the IP address of that computer as a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) host with unrestricted Internet access.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Performance Beacon Interval Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network. Specify a value. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. DTIM interval (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) 3 is the default setting. A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Performance (Continued) SSID Broadcast Enabled is the default setting. Choose Enabled to broadcast the SSID across the network. All devices on a network must share the same SSID (Service Set Identifier) to establish communication. Choose Disabled if you do not wish to broadcast the SSID over the network.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools> Admin There are two accounts that can access the Broadband Router’s Web-Management interface. They are admin and user. Admin has read/write access while user has read- only access. User can only view the settings but cannot make any changes. It is recom- mended that you change the admin password from the default setting.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools> Time Set the time here by entering it manually or by using NTP (Network Time Protocol.) NTP is a standard protocol on the Internet that sychronizes the time settings accurately for all the computers on your network. Time Zone Select your time zone from the pull-down menu.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > System The current system settings can be saved as a file onto the local hard drive. The saved file or any other saved setting file created by the DI-614+ can be uploaded to the unit. To reload a system settings file, click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the file to be used.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > Firmware You can upgrade the firmware by using this tool. First, check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com. Make sure that the firmware you want to use is saved on the local hard drive of your computer. Click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the firmware that you downloaded from the D-Link website to be used for the update.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools >DDNS DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) keeps dynamic IP addresses (e.g., IP addresses assigned by a DHCP capable router or server) linked to a domain name. Users who have a Dynamic DNS account may use this feature on the DI-614+. When an IP address is automatically assigned by a DHCP server, DDNS DDNS automatically updates the DNS server.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > Misc...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > Misc (Continued) Ping Test This useful diagnostic utility can be used to check if a computer is on the Internet. It sends ping packets and listens for replies from the specific host. Restart Device Click reboot to restart the unit.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > Cable Test Diagnostic Cable Tester is an advanced feature that integrates a LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the router. Through the graphical user interface (GUI), Cable Tester can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens, shorts, swaps, and impedance mismatch.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Device Info This screen displays information about the DI-614+. Click to release IP addresses sent from the DHCP server. DHCP Release Click to renew IP addreses sent from the DHCP server. DHCP Renew...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Log This screen displays activities occurring on the DI-614+. First Page- Click First Page to go to the first page of the log. Last Page- Click Last Page to go to the last page of the log. Previous- Click Previous to go to the previous page of the log.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Log > Log Settings The DI-614+ can be set up to send the log files to a specific E-Mail Alert email address. SMTP Server IP Enter in the IP address of the mail server. Enter in the email address of the recipient who will receive the Email Address email log.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Stats In Stats section, traffic statistics are displayed. This will update the page. Refresh Reset This will reset the packet counter to zero. Displays Received / Transmitted packets from the WAN port. Displays Received / Transmitted packets from the LAN port. WIRELESS Displays received and transmitted packets from the wireless network.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of current connected wireless clients. This table also displays the time and MAC address of the wireless client connected.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Help This screen displays the complete Help menu. For help at anytime, click the Help tab in the Configuration menu.

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DI-614+ Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having problems.

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    Troubleshooting 2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the Infrastructure mode. Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct router. To check this connection: Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the taskbar> select View Available Wireless Networks.

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    Troubleshooting 3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed properly. You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using.

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    Adapter. Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly.

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    After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DI-614+ to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link AirPlus products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings. To hard-reset the D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ to Factory Default Settings, please do the following: Locate the Reset button on the back of the DI-614+.

  • Page 55: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, Me or 98.

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    Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: Click Next. In the following window, select the description that best fits your computer. If your computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown. Click Next.

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    Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional). Click Next. Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next.

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    Networking Basics In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.

  • Page 62: Naming Your Computer

    Networking Basics Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions. In Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen). Right-click on My Computer. Select Properties and click. Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.

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    Networking Basics Naming your Computer In this window, enter the Computer name. Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup. All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. Click OK. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configura- tion Protocol) technology.

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connections. Double-click on Properties.

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    Windows XP/2000 Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1.) The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and se- lect System Preferences. cClick on Network. Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu. Select Manually in the Con- figure pull-down menu. Input the Static IP Address, the Subnet Mask, and the Router IP Address in the ap- propriate fields.

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    Networking Basics Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences. Click on Network. Select Built-in Ethernet in the Show pull-down menu. Select Using DHCP in the Configure pull-down menu. Click Apply Now. The IP Address, Subnet mask, and the Router’s IP Address will appear in a few...

  • Page 68: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.11b VPN Pass Through Function PPTP IPSec Advanced Firewall Features Device Management Web-Based – Internet Explorer 6.0 or later; Netscape Navigator 6 or later; or other Java- enabled browsers. Wireless Data Rates With Automatic Fallback 22Mbps 11Mbps...

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    Technical Specifications Modulation Technique Barker (1Mbps/0db) Barker (2Mbps/3db) CCK (5.5Mbps/5.5db) PBCC (5.5Mbps/1.4db) CCK (11Mbps/8.6db) PBCC (11Mbps/4.5db) PBCC (22Mbps/8.5db) Wireless Transmit Power 15dBm ± 2dB External Antenna Type Single detachable reverse SMA LEDs Power Local Network - 10/100 WLAN (Wireless Connection) Operating Temperature 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity...

  • Page 70: Contacting Technical Support

    Support echni cal Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.

  • Page 71: Warranty

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such 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.

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    D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product...

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    D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior ©...

  • Page 74: Registration

    Registration Register online your D-Link product at http://support.dlink.com/register/ (12/19/2002) 10/11/04...

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