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DIR-878
AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
March 2019

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  • Page 1 User Manual DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router March 2019...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Contents Chapter 1. Introduction..........5 Contents and Audience............5 Conventions..............5 Document Structure............5 Chapter 2. Overview..........6 General Information............6 Specifications*.............8 Product Appearance............12 Upper Panel..............12 Back Panel...............13 Delivery Package............15 Chapter 3. Installation and Connection......16 Before You Begin............16 Connecting to PC............17...
  • Page 3 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Connections Setup............63 WAN..............63 Creating Dynamic IPv4 or Static IPv4 WAN Connection....65 Creating Dynamic IPv6 or Static IPv6 WAN Connection....70 Creating PPPoE WAN Connection..........74 Creating PPTP or L2TP WAN Connection........79 Creating PPPoE IPv6 or PPPoE Dual Stack WAN Connection....83 LAN..............89...
  • Page 4 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Yandex.DNS..............180 Settings..............180 Devices and Rules............182 SkyDNS..............184 Settings..............184 Devices..............186 Chapter 5. Operation Guidelines........188 Safety Rules and Conditions..........188 Wireless Installation Considerations........189 Chapter 6. Abbreviations and Acronyms......190 Page 4 of 191...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2 gives an overview of the router's hardware and software features, describes its appearance and the package contents. Chapter 3 explains how to install the router DIR-878 and configure a PC in order to access its web- based interface.
  • Page 6: Chapter 2. Overview

    You are able to connect the wireless router DIR-878 to a cable or DSL modem or to a private Ethernet line and use a high-speed Internet connection to successfully fulfill a wide range of professional tasks.
  • Page 7 (the interface is available in two languages – in Russian and in English). The configuration wizard allows you to quickly switch DIR-878 to one of the following modes: router (for connection to a wired or wireless ISP), access point, repeater, or client, and then configure all needed setting for operation in the selected mode in several simple steps.
  • Page 8: Specifications

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Specifications Hardware Processor · MT7621A (880MHz, dual core) · 128MB, DDR3 Flash · 16MB, SPI Interfaces · 10/100/1000BASE-T WAN port · 4 10/100/1000BASE-T LAN ports · LEDs Power · Internet ·...
  • Page 9 Bilingual web-based interface configuration management (Russian/English) · Support of D-Link Assistant application for Android and iPhone smartphones · Notification on connection problems and auto redirect to settings · Firmware update via web-based interface · Automatic notification on new firmware version ·...
  • Page 10 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Wireless Module Parameters · Wireless connection rate IEEE 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps · IEEE 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11Mbps · IEEE 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps ·...
  • Page 11 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Wireless Module Parameters · Modulation schemes 802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM · 802.11b: DQPSK, DBPSK, DSSS, CCK · 802.11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM · 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM with OFDM ·...
  • Page 12: Product Appearance

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Product Appearance Upper Panel Figure 1. Upper panel view. Mode Description The router is being loaded. Solid orange The router is powered on. Power Solid green The router is powered off.
  • Page 13: Back Panel

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Back Panel Figure 2. Back panel view. Port Description LAN 1-4 4 Ethernet ports to connect computers or network devices. A port to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a private Ethernet...
  • Page 14 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Port Description POWER A button to turn the router on/off. The device is also equipped with four external non-detachable Wi-Fi antennas. Page 14 of 191...
  • Page 15: Delivery Package

    • “Quick Installation Guide” (brochure). • The “User Manual” and “Quick Installation Guide” documents are available on D-Link website (see www.dlink.ru). Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 16: Chapter 3. Installation And Connection

    Operating System Configuration of the wireless dual band gigabit router with a built-in 4-port switch DIR-878 (hereinafter referred to as “the router”) is performed via the built-in web-based interface. The web- based interface is available from any operating system that supports a web browser.
  • Page 17: Connecting To Pc

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Connecting to PC PC with Ethernet Adapter 1. Connect an Ethernet cable between any of LAN ports located on the back panel of the router and the Ethernet port of your PC.
  • Page 18: Obtaining Ip Address Automatically (Os Windows 7)

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Obtaining IP Address Automatically (OS Windows 7) 1. Click the Start button and proceed to the Control Panel window. 2. Select the Network and Sharing Center section. (If the Control Panel has the category...
  • Page 19 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 3. In the menu located on the left part of the window, select the Change adapter settings line. Figure 4. The Network and Sharing Center window. Page 19 of 191...
  • Page 20 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 4. In the opened window, right-click the relevant Local Area Connection icon and select the Properties line in the menu displayed. Figure 5. The Network Connections window. Page 20 of 191...
  • Page 21 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 5. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, on the Networking tab, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) line. Click the Properties button. Figure 6. The Local Area Connection Properties window.
  • Page 22 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 6. Make sure that the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically choices of the radio buttons are selected. Click the OK button. Figure 7. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  • Page 23: Pc With Wi-Fi Adapter

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual PC with Wi-Fi Adapter 1. Connect the power cord to the power connector port on the back panel of the router, then plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet or power strip.
  • Page 24: Obtaining Ip Address Automatically And Connecting To Wireless Network (Os Windows 7)

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Obtaining Address Automatically Connecting to Wireless Network (OS Windows 7) 1. Click the Start button and proceed to the Control Panel window. 2. Select the Network and Sharing Center section. (If the Control Panel has the category...
  • Page 25 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 6. Make sure that the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically choices of the radio buttons are selected. Click the OK button. Figure 9. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  • Page 26 User Manual 9. In the opened Wireless Network Connection window, select the wireless network DIR-878 (for operating in the 2.4GHz band) or DIR-878-5G (for operating in the 5GHz band) and click the Connect button. Figure 11. The list of available networks.
  • Page 27: Connecting To Web-Based Interface

    (create a WAN connection, change the parameters of the wireless network, specify the settings of the firewall, etc.). For security reasons, DIR-878 with default settings cannot connect to the Internet. To get started, please set your own password used to access the web-based interface and, if needed, configure other settings recommended by your ISP.
  • Page 28 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual If you configured the device previously, after access to the web-based interface the login page opens. Enter the username (admin) in the Username field and the password you specified in the Password field, then click the LOGIN button.
  • Page 29: Web-Based Interface Structure

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Web-based Interface Structure Summary Page On the Summary page, detailed information on the device state is displayed. Figure 15. The summary page. Page 29 of 191...
  • Page 30 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual The Device Information section displays the model and hardware version of the router, the firmware version, and other data. To contact the technical support group (to send an e-mail), left-click the support e-mail address.
  • Page 31: Home Page

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Home Page The Home page displays links to the most frequently used pages with device's settings. Figure 16. The Home page. Other settings of the router are available in the menu in the left part of the page.
  • Page 32: Menu Sections

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Menu Sections To configure the router use the menu in the left part of the page. In the Initial Configuration section you can run the Initial Configuration Wizard. The Wizard...
  • Page 33: Notifications

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Notifications The router's web-based interface displays notifications in the top right part of the page. Figure 17. The web-based interface notifications. Click the icon displaying the number of notifications to view the complete list and click the relevant button.
  • Page 34: Chapter 4. Configuring Via Web-Based Interface

    If you perform initial configuration of the router via Wi-Fi connection, please make sure that you are connected to the wireless network of DIR-878 (see the WLAN name (SSID) on the barcode label on the bottom panel of the device) and click the NEXT button.
  • Page 35 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the opened page, click YES in order to leave the current language of the web-based interface or click NO to select the other language. Figure 21. Selecting a language.
  • Page 36: Selecting Operation Mode

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Selecting Operation Mode In order to connect your device to a wired ISP, on the Device mode page, from the Connection method list, select the Wired connection value. Then from the Work mode list select the Router value.
  • Page 37 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In order to connect your device to a wired router for adding a wireless network to the existing local network, on the Device mode page, from the Connection method list, select the Wired connection value.
  • Page 38 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In order to let wired PCs connected to your device access the network of a wireless router, on the Device mode page, from the Connection method list, select the Wi-Fi value. Then from the Work mode list select the Client value.
  • Page 39: Changing Lan Ipv4 Address

    ) with a dot at the end. If you want to manually assign the LAN IPv4 address for DIR-878, do not select the Automatic obtainment of IPv4 address checkbox and fill in the IP address and Netmask fields and, if needed, the Gateway IP address field.
  • Page 40: Wi-Fi Client

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Wi-Fi Client This configuration step is available for the WISP Repeater, Repeater, and Client modes. 1. On the Wi-Fi Сlient page, click the WIRELESS NETWORKS button and select the network to which you want to connect in the opened window.
  • Page 41 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed authentication type is selected, the following fields are displayed: Parameter Description A password for WPA encryption. Click the Show icon (...
  • Page 42: Configuring Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuring WAN Connection This configuration step is available for the Router and WISP Repeater modes. You should configure your WAN connection in accordance with data provided by your Internet service provider (ISP).
  • Page 43: Static Ipv4 Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Static IPv4 Connection Figure 30. The page for configuring Static IPv4 WAN connection. Fill in the following fields: IP address, Netmask, Gateway IP address, and DNS IP address.
  • Page 44: Static Ipv6 Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Static IPv6 Connection Figure 31. The page for configuring Static IPv6 WAN connection. Fill in the following fields: IP address, Prefix, Gateway IP address, and DNS IP address.
  • Page 45: Pppoe, Ipv6 Pppoe, Pppoe Dual Stack, Pppoe + Dynamic Ip (Pppoe Dual Access) Connections

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPPoE, IPv6 PPPoE, PPPoE Dual Stack, PPPoE + Dynamic IP (PPPoE Dual Access) Connections Figure 32. The page for configuring PPPoE WAN connection. In the Username field enter the login and in the Password field enter the password provided Click the Show icon ( your ISP.
  • Page 46: Pppoe + Static Ip (Pppoe Dual Access) Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPPoE + Static IP (PPPoE Dual Access) Connection Figure 33. The page for configuring PPPoE + Static IP (PPPoE Dual Access) WAN connection. In the Username field enter the login and in the Password field enter the password provided your ISP.
  • Page 47: Pptp + Dynamic Ip Or L2Tp + Dynamic Ip Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPTP + Dynamic IP or L2TP + Dynamic IP Connection Figure 34. The page for configuring PPTP + Dynamic IP WAN connection. In the Username field enter the login and in the Password field enter the password provided by your ISP.
  • Page 48: Pptp + Static Ip Or L2Tp + Static Ip Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPTP + Static IP or L2TP + Static IP Connection Figure 35. The page for configuring PPTP + Static IP WAN connection. In the Username field enter the login and in the Password field enter the password provided by Click the Show icon ( your ISP.
  • Page 49: Configuring Wireless Network

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuring Wireless Network This configuration step is available for the Router, Access point, WISP Repeater, and Repeater modes. 1. On the Wireless Network 2.4 GHz page, in the Network name field, specify your own name for the wireless network in the 2.4GHz band or leave the value suggested by the...
  • Page 50 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual 5. If you want to create an additional wireless network isolated from your LAN in the 2.4GHz band, select the Enable guest network checkbox (available for the Router and WISP Repeater modes only).
  • Page 51: Configuring Lan Ports For Iptv/Voip

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuring LAN Ports for IPTV/VoIP This configuration step is available for the Router and WISP Repeater modes. On the IPTV page, select the Is an STB connected to the device checkbox.
  • Page 52 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the VoIP page, select the Is an IP phone connected to the device checkbox. Figure 39. The page for selecting a LAN port to connect an VoIP phone.
  • Page 53: Changing Web-Based Interface Password

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Changing Web-based Interface Password On this page, you should change the default administrator password. To do this, enter a new password in the Admin password and Password confirmation fields. You may set any password except admin.
  • Page 54 If problems of connection have not been solved, contact the technical support of your ISP (as a rule, the technical support phone is provided with the agreement) or the D-Link technical support (the phone number is displayed on the Summary page).
  • Page 55: Connection Of Multimedia Devices

    IPTV set-top box or IP phone. Contact your ISP to clarify if you need to configure DIR-878 in order to use these devices. To start the Wizard, on the Home page, select the Connection of Multimedia Devices section.
  • Page 56 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual If you need to configure a connection via VLAN, click the ADVANCED MODE button. Figure 43. The Multimedia Devices Connection Wizard. The advanced mode. In the WAN section, click the Add icon Figure 44.
  • Page 57 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To deselect the port or wireless interface in the simple mode, left-click the selected element (the frame will disappear) and click the APPLY button. To deselect the port or wireless interface in the advanced mode, select the No value from the Bridged with drop-down list of the element corresponding to the needed LAN port or interface.
  • Page 58: Statistics

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Statistics The pages of this section display data on the current state of the router: network statistics • IP addresses leased by the DHCP server • the routing table •...
  • Page 59: Dhcp

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual DHCP The Statistics / DHCP page displays the information on computers that have been identified by hostnames and MAC addresses and have got IP addresses from the DHCP server of the device, as well as the IP address expiration periods (the lease time).
  • Page 60: Routing Table

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Routing Table The Statistics / Routing Table page displays the information on routes. The table contains destination IP addresses, gateways, subnet masks, and other data. Figure 47. The Statistics / Routing Table page.
  • Page 61: Clients And Session

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Clients and Session On the Statistics / Clients and Session page, you can view the list of devices connected to the local network of the router and information on current sessions of each device.
  • Page 62: Multicast Groups

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Multicast Groups The Statistics / Multicast Groups page displays addresses of active multicast groups (including IPTV channels and groups for transferring service information) to which the device is subscribed, and the interface through which the device is subscribed.
  • Page 63: Connections Setup

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Connections Setup In this menu you can configure basic parameters of the router's local area network and configure connection to the Internet (a WAN connection). On the Connections Setup / WAN page, you can create and edit connections used by the router.
  • Page 64 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 51. The Connections Setup / WAN page. The advanced mode. To create a new connection, click the ADD button ( ) in the Connections List section. Upon that the connection creation page opens.
  • Page 65: Creating Dynamic Ipv4 Or Static Ipv4 Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating Dynamic IPv4 or Static IPv4 WAN Connection On the connection creation page, go to the All Settings tab. Then select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 66 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 53. The page for creating a new Static IPv4 connection. The Ethernet section. Parameter Description Ethernet A MAC address assigned to the interface. This parameter is mandatory if your ISP uses MAC address binding. In the field, enter the MAC address registered by your ISP upon concluding the agreement.
  • Page 67 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 54. The page for creating a new Static IPv4 connection. The Authorization via 802.1x Protocol section. Parameter Description Authorization via 802.1x Protocol Enable authorization Move the switch to the right to allow authorization in the ISP's via 802.1x protocol...
  • Page 68 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 55. The page for creating a new Static IPv4 connection. The IPv4 section. Parameter Description IPv4 For Static IPv4 type IP address Enter an IP address for this WAN connection.
  • Page 69 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 56. The page for creating a new Static IPv4 connection. The Miscellaneous section. Parameter Description Miscellaneous If the switch is moved to the right, the network address translation function is enabled.
  • Page 70: Creating Dynamic Ipv6 Or Static Ipv6 Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating Dynamic IPv6 or Static IPv6 WAN Connection On the connection creation page, go to the All Settings tab. Then select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 71 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 58. The page for creating a new Static IPv6 connection. The Ethernet section. Parameter Description Ethernet A MAC address assigned to the interface. This parameter is mandatory if your ISP uses MAC address binding. In the field, enter the MAC address registered by your ISP upon concluding the agreement.
  • Page 72 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 59. The page for creating a new Static IPv6 connection. The IPv6 section. Parameter Description IPv6 For Static IPv6 type IPv6 Address Enter an IPv6 address for this WAN connection.
  • Page 73 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 60. The page for creating a new Static IPv6 connection. The Miscellaneous section. Parameter Description Miscellaneous If the switch is moved to the right, protection against external...
  • Page 74: Creating Pppoe Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating PPPoE WAN Connection On the connection creation page, go to the All Settings tab. Then select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 75 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 62. The page for creating a new PPPoE connection. The Ethernet section. Parameter Description Ethernet A MAC address assigned to the interface. This parameter is mandatory if your ISP uses MAC address binding. In the field, enter the MAC address registered by your ISP upon concluding the agreement.
  • Page 76 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 63. The page for creating a new PPPoE connection. The PPP section. Parameter Description Move the switch to the right if you don't need to enter a username Without authorization and password to access the Internet.
  • Page 77 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right if you want the router to establish connection to the Internet on demand. In the Maximum idle time Dial on demand field, specify a period of inactivity (in seconds) after which the connection should be terminated.
  • Page 78 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 64. The page for creating a new PPPoE connection. The Miscellaneous section. Parameter Description Miscellaneous If the switch is moved to the right, the network address translation function is enabled.
  • Page 79: Creating Pptp Or L2Tp Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating PPTP or L2TP WAN Connection On the connection creation page, go to the All Settings tab. Then select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 80 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 66. The page for creating a new PPTP connection. The PPP section. Parameter Description Move the switch to the right if you don't need to enter a username Without authorization and password to access the Internet.
  • Page 81 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Select a method of MPPE encryption. No encryption: MPPE encryption is not applied. • MPPE 40/128 bit: MPPE encryption with a 40-bit or 128- • bit key is applied.
  • Page 82 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 67. The page for creating a new PPTP connection. The Miscellaneous section. Parameter Description Miscellaneous If the switch is moved to the right, the network address translation function is enabled.
  • Page 83: Creating Pppoe Ipv6 Or Pppoe Dual Stack Wan Connection

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating PPPoE IPv6 or PPPoE Dual Stack WAN Connection On the connection creation page, go to the All Settings tab. Then select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 84 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 69. The page for creating a new PPPoE IPv6 connection. The Ethernet section. Parameter Description Ethernet A MAC address assigned to the interface. This parameter is mandatory if your ISP uses MAC address binding. In the field, enter the MAC address registered by your ISP upon concluding the agreement.
  • Page 85 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 70. The page for creating a new PPPoE IPv6 connection. The PPP section. Parameter Description Move the switch to the right if you don't need to enter a username Without authorization and password to access the Internet.
  • Page 86 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right if you want the router to establish connection to the Internet on demand. In the Maximum idle time Dial on demand field, specify a period of inactivity (in seconds) after which the connection should be terminated.
  • Page 87 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 71. The page for creating a new PPPoE Pv6 connection. The IP section. Parameter Description Select a method for IPv6 address assignment from the drop-down Get IPv6 list or leave the Automatically value.
  • Page 88 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 72. The page for creating a new PPPoE IPv6 connection. The Miscellaneous section. Parameter Description Miscellaneous For the PPPoE Dual Stack type only. If the switch is moved to the right, the network address translation function is enabled.
  • Page 89: Lan

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To configure the router's local interface, go to the Connections Setup / LAN page. IPv4 Go to the IPv4 tab to change IPv4 address, configure the built-in DHCP server, or specify MAC address and IP address pairs.
  • Page 90 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 74. Configuring the local interface. The IPv4 tab. The Dynamic IP Addresses section. Parameter Description Dynamic IP Addresses An operating mode of the router's DHCP server. Disable: the router's DHCP server is disabled, clients' IP addresses are assigned manually.
  • Page 91 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The IP address of the external DHCP server which assigns IP addresses to the router's clients. To specify several IP addresses, click the ADD button, and in the External DHCP server IP line displayed, enter an IP address.
  • Page 92: Ipv6

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IPv6 Go to the IPv6 tab to change IPv6 address of the router and configure IPv6 addresses assignment settings. Figure 76. Configuring the local interface. The IPv6 tab. The Local IPv6 Address section.
  • Page 93 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 77. Configuring the local interface. The IPv6 tab. The Dynamic IPv6 Addresses section. Parameter Description Dynamic IPv6 Addresses Select the needed value from the drop-down list. Disable: clients' IPv6 addresses are assigned manually.
  • Page 94 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Static IP Addresses section, you can specify MAC address and IPv6 address pairs (set a fixed IPv6 address in the local area network for a device with a certain MAC address). The router...
  • Page 95: Wan Reservation

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual WAN Reservation On the Connections Setup / WAN Reservation page, you can enable the WAN backup function, which provides you with uninterrupted access to the Internet. When your main connection breaks down, the router activates the backup connection;...
  • Page 96 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description A number of requests that will be sent in order to analyze the status Number of inspections of the main connection when the connection is inactive (the router of inactive connection uses the reserve connection as a default gateway).
  • Page 97: Wi-Fi

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Wi-Fi In this menu you can specify all needed settings for your wireless network. Basic Settings In the Wi-Fi / Basic Settings section, you can change basic parameters for the wireless interface of the router and configure the basic and additional wireless networks.
  • Page 98 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the General Settings section, the following parameters are available: Parameter Description To enable Wi-Fi connection, move the switch to the right. Enable Wireless To disable Wi-Fi connection, move the switch to the left.
  • Page 99 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To edit the settings of the basic wireless network, in the Wi-Fi Network section, change the needed parameters and click the APPLY button. Also you can create an additional wireless network. To do this, click the ADD WI-FI NETWORK button.
  • Page 100 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Wi-Fi Network A name for the wireless network. The name can consist of digits and Network name (SSID) Latin characters. If the switch is moved to the right, other users cannot see your Wi-Fi Hide SSID network.
  • Page 101 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Security Settings section, you can change security settings of the wireless network. By default, the WPA2-PSK network authentication type of both bands of the wireless network is specified.
  • Page 102 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual The WPA , WPA2 , and WPA/WPA2 mixed authentication types require a RADIUS server. When the Open or WEP value is selected, the following settings are displayed on the page (unavailable for the wireless network operating modes which support the standard 802.11n or...
  • Page 103 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed value is selected, the following fields are displayed on the page: Figure 84. The WPA2-PSK value is selected from the Network authentication drop-down list.
  • Page 104 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the WPA, WPA2, or WPA/WPA2 mixed value is selected, the following settings are displayed on the page: Figure 85. The WPA2 value is selected from the Network authentication drop-down list.
  • Page 105: Client Management

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Client Management On the Wi-Fi / Client Management page, you can view the list of wireless clients connected to the router. Figure 86. The page for managing the wireless clients.
  • Page 106: Wps

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Wi-Fi / WPS page, you can enable the function for configuration of the WLAN and select a method for connection to the WLAN. The WPS function helps to configure the protected wireless network automatically. Devices connecting to the wireless network via the WPS function must support the WPS function.
  • Page 107 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the WPS function is enabled, the Information section is available on the page. Parameter Description The state of the WPS function: Configured (all needed settings are specified; these settings •...
  • Page 108: Using Wps Function Via Web-Based Interface

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Using WPS Function via Web-based Interface To connect to the basic wireless network via the PIN method of the WPS function, follow the next steps: 1. Click the ENABLE WPS button.
  • Page 109: Using Wps Function Without Web-Based Interface

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Using WPS Function without Web-based Interface You can use the WPS function without accessing the web-based interface of the router. To do this, you need to configure the following router's settings: 1.
  • Page 110: Wmm

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Wi-Fi / WMM page, you can enable the Wi-Fi Multimedia function. The WMM function implements the QoS features for Wi-Fi networks. It helps to improve the quality of data transfer over Wi-Fi networks by prioritizing different types of traffic.
  • Page 111 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To edit the parameters of an Access Category, left-click the relevant line. In the opened window, change the needed parameters. Figure 89. The window for changing parameters of the WMM function.
  • Page 112 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Click the SAVE button. To disable the WMM function, click the DISABLE button. Page 112 of 191...
  • Page 113: Client

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Client On the Wi-Fi / Client page, you can configure the router as a client to connect to a wireless access point or to a WISP. To configure the 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band, go to the relevant tab.
  • Page 114 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Wireless Networks section, the list of available wireless networks is displayed. To view the latest data on available wireless networks, click the UPDATE LIST button. To connect to a wireless network from the list, select the needed network. Move the Network options switch to the right to view more detailed information on the network to which the router connects.
  • Page 115 An encryption method: TKIP, AES, or TKIP+AES. When you have configured the parameters, click the APPLY button. When connecting to a wireless access point, the wireless channel of DIR-878 will switch to the channel of the access point to which you have connected.
  • Page 116: Additional

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Additional On page of the Wi-Fi / Additional section, you can define additional parameters for the WLAN of the router. To configure the 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band, go to the relevant tab.
  • Page 117 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual The following fields are available on the page: Parameter Description The channel bandwidth for 802.11n standard in the 2.4GHz band (the 2.4 GHz tab). 20 MHz: 802.11n clients operate at 20MHz channels.
  • Page 118 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Guard interval (in nanoseconds). This parameter defines the interval between symbols transmitted when the router is communicating to wireless devices. Enable: the router uses the 400 ns short guard interval. Only for the Short GI wireless network operating modes which support 802.11n and...
  • Page 119: Mac Filter

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual MAC Filter On the Wi-Fi / MAC Filter page, you can define a set of MAC addresses of devices which will be allowed to access the WLAN, or define MAC addresses of devices which will not be allowed to access the WLAN.
  • Page 120 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 93. The window for adding a rule for the MAC filter. You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Frequency band From the drop-down list, select a band of the wireless network.
  • Page 121: Roaming

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Roaming On the Wi-Fi / Roaming page, you can enable the function of smart adjustment of Wi-Fi clients. This function is designed for wireless networks based on several access points or routers. If the function is enabled for all access points (routers) which establish a wireless network, then wireless clients will always connect to the device with the highest signal level.
  • Page 122 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Specify the TTL (Time to live) parameter value. The recommended Multicast TTL value is 4. Multicast group Specify the address of the multicast group (from the subnet address 239.255.0.0/16).
  • Page 123: Advanced

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Advanced In this menu you can configure advanced settings of the router: create groups of ports for VLANs • add name servers • configure a DDNS service •...
  • Page 124: Vlan

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual VLAN On the Advanced / VLAN page, you can create and edit groups of ports for virtual networks (VLANs). By default, 2 groups are created in the router's system: lan: it includes ports 1-4.
  • Page 125 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Enable Move the switch to the right to allow using this group of ports. The type of the VLAN. Untagged NAT. The group of this type is an external connection with address translation.
  • Page 126: Dns

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Advanced / DNS page, you can add DNS servers to the system. Figure 97. The Advanced / DNS page. DNS servers are used to determine the IP address from the name of a server in Intranets or the Internet (as a rule, they are specified by an ISP or assigned by a network administrator).
  • Page 127 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual If needed, you can add your own address resource record. To do this, click the ADD button ( ) in the Hosts section. Figure 98. The window for adding a DNS record.
  • Page 128: Ddns

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual DDNS On the Advanced / DDNS page, you can define parameters of the DDNS service, which allows associating a domain name with dynamic IP addresses. Figure 99. The Advanced / DDNS page.
  • Page 129 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To edit parameters of the existing DDNS service, select the relevant line in the table. On the opened page, change the needed parameters and click the SAVE button.
  • Page 130: Nsg

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Advanced / NSG page, you can enable the NSG service. This service allows authorized access to the Internet for users of your corporate or public wireless network.
  • Page 131 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual 3. To complete identification, dial the specified number. To do this, click the CALL button. To complete identification on your PC, make a call from the phone number you specified in the Your mobile number field at the previous step.
  • Page 132: Ports Settings

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Ports Settings On the Advanced / Ports Settings page, you can configure or disable autonegotiation of speed and duplex mode or manually configure speed and duplex mode for each Ethernet port of the router.
  • Page 133 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 106. The window for changing the settings of the router's port. In the opened window, specify the needed parameters: Parameter Description Data transfer mode. Auto Select the value to enable autonegotiation.
  • Page 134 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Flow control Move the switch to the right to enable the flow control function for the port. Symmetric flow control Move the switch to the left to disable the flow control function for the port.
  • Page 135: Redirect

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Redirect On the Advanced / Redirect page, you can enable notifications on the reason of the Internet connection failure. Notifications will be displayed in the browser window when a user is attempting to open a web site on the Internet.
  • Page 136: Routing

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Routing On the Advanced / Routing page, you can specify static (fixed) routes. Figure 108. The Advanced / Routing page. To specify a new route, click the ADD button ( Figure 109.
  • Page 137 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Protocol An IP version. From the drop-down list, select an interface (connection) through which the device will communicate with the remote network. If you...
  • Page 138: Tr-069 Client

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual TR-069 Client On the Advanced / TR-069 Client page, you can configure the router for communication with a remote Auto Configuration Server (ACS). The TR-069 client is used for remote monitoring and management of the device.
  • Page 139 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Auto Configuration Server Settings URL address The URL address of the ACS provided by the ISP. Username The username to connect to the ACS. Password The password to connect to the ACS.
  • Page 140: Remote Access

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Remote Access On the Advanced / Remote Access page, you can configure access to the web-based interface of the router. By default, the access from external networks to the router is closed. If you need to allow access to the router from the external network, create relevant rules.
  • Page 141 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description A host or a subnet to which the rule is applied. You can specify an IP address IPv4 or IPv6 address. For the IPv4-based network only.
  • Page 142: Upnp Igd

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual UPnP IGD On the Advanced / UPnP IGD page, you can enable the UPnP IGD protocol. The router uses the UPnP IGD protocol for automatic configuration of its parameters for network applications requiring an incoming connection to the router.
  • Page 143: Udpxy

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual UDPXY On the Advanced / UDPXY page, you can allow the router to use the built-in UDPXY application. The UDPXY application transforms UDP traffic into HTTP traffic. This application allows devices which cannot receive UDP streams to access stream video.
  • Page 144 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 115. The UDPXY application status page. Page 144 of 191...
  • Page 145: Igmp

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IGMP On the Advanced / IGMP page, you can allow the router to use IGMP. IGMP is used for managing multicast traffic (transferring data to a group of destinations). This protocol allows using network resources for some applications, e.g., for streaming video, more...
  • Page 146: Alg/Passthrough

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual ALG/Passthrough On the Advanced / ALG/Passthrough page, you can allow the router to use RTSP, enable the SIP ALG and PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP/IPsec pass through functions. SIP is used for creating, modifying, and terminating communication sessions. This protocol allows telephone calls via the Internet.
  • Page 147 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual The following elements are available on the page: Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable SIP. Such a setting allows using the SIP ALG function. This function allows VoIP traffic to pass through the NAT-enabled router.
  • Page 148: Ipsec

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IPsec On the Advanced / IPsec page, you can configure VPN tunnels based on IPsec protocol. IPsec is a protocol suite for securing IP communications. Figure 118. The Advanced / IPsec page.
  • Page 149 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To create a new tunnel, click the ADD button ( ) in the Tunnels section. Setting for both devices which establish the tunnel should be the same. Figure 119. The page for adding an IPsec tunnel. The General Settings section.
  • Page 150 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Select a WAN connection through which the tunnel will pass. When Interface the Automatic value is selected, the router uses the default WAN connection. The NAT Traversal function allows VPN traffic to pass through the NAT-enabled router.
  • Page 151 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Maximum Segment Size of a TCP packet. This parameter influences the size of a TCP packet which will be sent from a remote host to the router.
  • Page 152 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 120. The page for adding an IPsec tunnel. The First Phase / The Second Phase sections. Parameter Description The First Phase First phase Select encryption algorithm from the drop-down list.
  • Page 153 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The lifetime of IPsec-SA keys in seconds. After the specified period it is required to renegotiate the keys. Specify 0 if you don't want to limit IPsec-SA lifetime the lifetime of the keys.
  • Page 154: Firewall

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Firewall In this menu you can configure the firewall of the router: add rules for IP filtering • create virtual servers • define a DMZ • configure the MAC filter •...
  • Page 155 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 123. The page for adding a rule for IP filtering. Page 155 of 191...
  • Page 156 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description General settings Move the switch to the right to enable the rule. Enable rule Move the switch to the left to disable the rule.
  • Page 157 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The destination host start IPv4 or IPv6 address. If it is necessary to specify a single address, leave the End IPv4 Start IPv4 address / address / End IPv6 address field blank.
  • Page 158: Virtual Servers

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Virtual Servers On the Firewall / Virtual Servers page, you can create virtual servers for redirecting incoming Internet traffic to a specified IP address in the local area network.
  • Page 159 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description General Settings A name for the virtual server for easier identification. You can Name specify any name. Select a virtual server template from the drop-down list, or select...
  • Page 160 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Click the APPLY button. To edit the parameters of an existing server, select the relevant line in the table. On the opened page, change the needed parameters and click the APPLY button.
  • Page 161: Dmz

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual A DMZ is a host or network segment located “between” internal (local) and external (global) networks. In the router, the DMZ implements the capability to transfer a request coming to a port of the router from the external network to a specified host of the internal network.
  • Page 162: Mac Filter

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual MAC Filter On the Firewall / MAC Filter page, you can configure MAC-address-based filtering for computers of the router's LAN. Figure 127. The Firewall / MAC Filter page.
  • Page 163 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable the rule. Enable rule Move the switch to the left to disable the rule.
  • Page 164: Url Filter

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual URL Filter On the Firewall / URL Filter page, you can specify restrictions on access to certain web sites. Figure 129. The Firewall / URL Filter page. To enable the URL filter, in the General Settings section, move the Enable switch to the right,...
  • Page 165: System

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual System In this menu you can do the following: change the password used to access the router's settings • restore the factory default settings • create a backup of the router's configuration •...
  • Page 166: Configuration

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuration On the System / Configuration page, you can change the password for the administrator account used to access the web-based interface of the router and to access the device settings via TELNET,...
  • Page 167 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual The following buttons are also available on the page: Control Description Click the button to restore the factory default settings. Also you can Factory restore the factory defaults via the hardware RESET button (see the Back Panel section, page 13).
  • Page 168: Firmware Update

    To enable the automatic check for firmware updates, in the Remote Update section, move the Check for updates automatically switch to the right and click the APPLY SETTINGS button. By default, in the Remote server URL field, the D-Link update server address (fwupdate.dlink.ru) is specified.
  • Page 169: Local Update

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Local Update Attention! Do not turn off the router before the firmware update is completed. This may cause the device breakdown. To update the firmware of the router locally, follow the next steps: 1.
  • Page 170: Remote Update

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Remote Update Attention! Do not turn off the router before the firmware update is completed. This may cause the device breakdown. To update the firmware of the router remotely, follow the next steps: 1.
  • Page 171: Log

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the System / Log page, you can set the system log options and configure sending the system log to a remote host. Figure 132. The System / Log page. The Settings tab.
  • Page 172 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 133. The System / Log page. The Log tab. To view the latest system events, click the REFRESH button. To save the system log to your PC, click the EXPORT button. The file will be stored in the download location of your web browser.
  • Page 173: Ping

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Ping On the System / Ping page, you can check availability of a host from the local or global network via the Ping utility. The Ping utility sends echo requests to a specified host and receives echo replies.
  • Page 174 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To run the check, click the START button. After a while, the results will be displayed on the page. To remove the check result from the page, click the CLEAR button.
  • Page 175: Traceroute

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Traceroute On the System / Traceroute page, you can determine the route of data transfer to a host via the traceroute utility. Figure 136. The System / Traceroute page.
  • Page 176 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To specify additional settings, click the MORE SETTINGS button. Figure 137. The System / Traceroute page. The additional settings window. In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters:...
  • Page 177: Telnet

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Telnet On the System / Telnet page, you can enable or disable access to the device settings via TELNET from your LAN. By default, access is disabled. Figure 138. The System / Telnet page.
  • Page 178: System Time

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual System Time On the System / System Time page, you can manually set the time and date of the router or configure automatic synchronization of the system time with a time server on the Internet.
  • Page 179 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In some cases NTP servers addresses are provided by your ISP. In this case, you need to move the Get NTP server addresses using DHCP switch in the NTP Settings section to the right and click the APPLY button.
  • Page 180: Yandex.dns

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Yandex.DNS This menu is designed to configure the Yandex.DNS service. Yandex.DNS is a web content filtering service which provides the DNS server, protects a computer against malicious web sites, and blocks access to adult web sites.
  • Page 181 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the service is enabled, the Default Mode section is displayed on the page. Select the needed choice of the radio button to configure filtering for all devices of the router's network: Protection off: when this value is selected, the service provides the DNS server with no •...
  • Page 182: Devices And Rules

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Devices and Rules On the Yandex.DNS / Devices and Rules page, you can specify a filtering mode for each device separately. Figure 141. The Yandex.DNS / Devices and Rules page.
  • Page 183 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description MAC address The MAC address of a device from the router's LAN. The IP address of a device from the router's LAN.
  • Page 184: Skydns

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual SkyDNS This menu is designed to configure the SkyDNS service. SkyDNS is a web content filtering service which provides protection against malicious web sites for devices connected to the router's network, and also allows to configure filtering, block access to adult web sites, and use search engines safely.
  • Page 185 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual The default filtering profile will be applied to all devices newly connected to the router's network. To change the parameters of your account on the SkyDNS service web site, click the Go to personal profile page link.
  • Page 186: Devices

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Devices On the SkyDNS / Devices page, you can assign a specific filtering profile to a device connected to the router's network. Figure 144. The SkyDNS / Devices page.
  • Page 187 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To edit a rule, select the relevant line in the table. In the opened window, change the needed parameters and click the SAVE button. To remove a rule, select the checkbox located to the left of the relevant line of the table and click...
  • Page 188: Chapter 5. Operation Guidelines

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Operation Guidelines User Manual CHAPTER 5. OPERATION GUIDELINES Safety Rules and Conditions Please carefully read this section before installation and connection of the device. Make sure that the power adapter and cables are not damaged. The device should be used only as intended in accordance with the documents.
  • Page 189: Wireless Installation Considerations

    RF noise in your home or office. To maximize your wireless range, follow the guidelines below. 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DIR-878 device and other network devices to a minimum – each wall or ceiling can reduce your wireless network range by 3- 90 feet (1-30 meters).
  • Page 190: Chapter 6. Abbreviations And Acronyms

    DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual CHAPTER 6. ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS Access Category Advanced Encryption Standard Address Resolution Protocol BSSID Basic Service Set Identifier Cyclic Redundancy Check DDNS Dynamic Domain Name System DDoS Distributed Denial of Service...
  • Page 191 DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual PPTP Point-to-point tunneling protocol Pre-shared key Quality of Service RADIUS Remote Authentication in Dial-In User Service Routing Information Protocol Request To Send RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol Session Initiation Protocol...