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Ac1900 dual band whole home mesh wi-fi system

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Version 1.00(WW) | 2020/01/17
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AC1900 Dual Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (1Pack)
COVR-1900

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  • Page 1 Version 1.00(WW) | 2020/01/17 User Manual AC1900 Dual Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (1Pack) COVR-1900...
  • Page 2 Preface D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Manual Revisions Hardware Revision Date Description v1.00 2020/01/17 Initial release...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    IPv6 - Local Connectivity Only ........53 Wireless Installation Considerations ........7 Internet - VLAN ..............54 Setup ....................8 Wireless ..................56 D-Link Wi-Fi App Setup ............9 Guest Zone ...............60 Hardware Setup ..............11 Network ..................62 Setup Wizard ................14 D-Link Cloud .................64 Operation ................65...
  • Page 4 Statistics - Extender ............90 WPS Button ................129 Windows® 10 ................130 Third Party Services ............91 Registering a D-Link Cloud Service Account ....92 Windows® 8 - WPA/WPA2 ............131 Amazon Alexa Setup ............95 Windows® 7 ................133 Amazon Alexa Voice Commands ........99 Troubleshooting ............135...
  • Page 5: Product Overview

    If any of the above items are missing or damaged, please contact your local reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the router will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 6: System Requirements

    Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java Windows ® installed. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version. • iOS® or Android™ device (Please refer to the app's store page D-Link Wi-Fi App to check whether your device is compatible.) Requirements D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Features

    Sharing your Internet connection doesn’t have to be a complicated process; just download the free D-Link Wi-Fi app for your mobile device and follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions to set up your COVR-1900. You also have the option to use a web browser to access the setup wizard and to manage your router.
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    (WPS). Once set up, a blinkding white LED indicates a weak connection. The device is powered off. If the device is powered on and Status LED is Off disabled, the device is working as normal. Refer to the Admin section on page 86 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Back Panel

    Press to start the WPS process and automatically create an encrypted connection to a WPS WPS Button client. Using an Ethernet cable, connect your broadband modem to this port. Gigabit WAN Port Connect Ethernet devices such as computers, switches, storage (NAS) devices, and game Gigabit LAN Ports (1- 4) consoles. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Installation

    Section 2 - Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation of your COVR-1900. 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 11: 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 12: Setup

    • Hardware Setup - This section explains how to setup your COVR-1900. Refer to Hardware Setup on page 11. • D-Link Setup Wizard - This wizard will launch when you log into the router by using your PC for the first time. Refer to Setup Wizard on page 14.
  • Page 13: D-Link Wi-Fi App Setup

    Note: The screenshots may be different depending on your mobile device’s OS version. The following steps show the iOS interface of the D-Link Wi-Fi app. If you are using an Android device, the appearance may be different from that of the screenshots, but the process is the same.
  • Page 14 Installation Card and proceed to step 6. Alternatively, you can tap Continue without scanning to proceed to step 5. Step 5 Select Router and select COVR-1900 from the list of available devices. Tap Next to continue. Step 6 You will now be guided through a step-by-step process for setting up your router.
  • Page 15: Hardware Setup

    Section 2 - Installation Hardware Setup Step 1 Position your COVR-1900 near your Internet-connected modem. Place it in an open area for better wireless coverage. Step 2 Turn off and unplug the power to your cable or DSL broadband modem. This is required.
  • Page 16 Step 6 If you are configuring the router wirelessly from a PC, connect to the Wi-Fi network printed on the label attached to the bottom of your router or in the Quick Installation Card. SSID: Password: D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 17 If you are connecting to a broadband service that uses a dynamic connection (not PPPoE), you may be online already. Try opening a web browser and connecting to a website. If the website does not load, proceed to Setup Wizard on page 14. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 18: Setup Wizard

    Section 2 - Installation Setup Wizard The setup wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new COVR-1900 and connect to the Internet via a wireless setup process. If this is your first time installing the router, open your web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter.local./ in the address bar.
  • Page 19 Section 2 - Installation Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue. Please wait while your router detects your Internet connection type. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 20 If you do not have this information, please contact your ISP. Click Next to continue. Note: Make sure to remove all other existing PPPoE software from your computer. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 21 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 on page 56. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 22 In order to secure the router's configuration access, please enter a password. You will be prompted for this password every time you want to use the router’s web configuration utility. Click Next to continue. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu. Click Next to continue. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 23 Choose whether to keep your device up-to-date automatically or to manage the device updates by yourself. Click Next to continue. You will be presented with a summary of your settings. Click Next to finalize the settings or Back to make changes. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 24 Your new settings have been saved and your router is now configured. Click OK to close the Setup Wizard. Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! You can log in to the configuration utility by inputting the Admin Password. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 25: Configuration

    The bar at the top of the page has quick access to Settings, Features and Management functions. You can quickly jump back Home at any time. Note: The system will automatically log out after a period of inactivity. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Home

    The Home page displays whether or not the router is currently connected to the Internet. If it is disconnected, click Click to repair to bring up the setup wizard, refer to the Setup Wizard on page 14 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Internet

    Click IPv4 or IPv6 to see details of the IPv4 connection and IPv6 connection respectively. Click Release IP Address to disconnect from the Internet. If you do this and wish to reconnect, click Renew. To reconfigure the Internet settings, refer to Internet - IPv4 on page 29 D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Covr-1900

    Section 3 - Configuration COVR-1900 Click on the COVR-1900 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 29: Connected Clients

    Click on the Connected Clients icon to view details about the connected clients to the router and their wireless settings. On this page you can see all the clients currently connected to the router, and their IP addresses. To edit each client’s settings, click the pencil icon on the client you want to edit. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 30 Schedules section to specify the times that the client is allowed to access the network. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. Click Save when you are done. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Extenders

    MAC Address Click Save when you are done. Click the settings cog on the bottom right of the extender you wish to configure to either Reboot the device or to Remove the device from the network. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 32: Settings

    In the Settings menu on the bar at the top of the page, click Wizard to open the setup wizard. This is the same wizard that appears when you start the router for the first time. Refer to Setup Wizard on page 14 for details. Note: When the Wizard is opened, the router will disconnect from the internet. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 33: Internet - Ipv4

    For IPv4 - Static IP refer to page 31 For IPv4 - PPPoE refer to page 32 For IPv4 - PPTP refer to page 34 For IPv4 - L2TP refer to page 36 For IPv4 - DS-Lite refer to page 38 D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 34: Ipv4 - Dynamic Ip (Dhcp)

    The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical MAC Address Clone interface 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 35: Ipv4 - Static Ip

    The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical MAC Address Clone interface 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Ipv4 - Pppoe

    To disable this feature, select Always on as the reconnect mode. Advanced Settings... Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet Address Mode mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 37 The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical MAC Address Clone interface 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Ipv4 - Pptp

    To disable this feature, select Always on as the reconnect mode. Advanced Settings... Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet Address Mode mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 39 Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Primary DNS Server Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your Secondary DNS Server ISP. Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Ipv4 - L2Tp

    To disable this feature, select Always on as the reconnect mode. Advanced Settings... Select Static IP if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet Address Mode mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic IP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 41 Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Primary DNS Server Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your Secondary DNS Server ISP. Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 42: Ipv4 - Ds-Lite

    Enter the B4 IPv4 address value used here. B4 IPv4 Address Once connected, the WAN IPv6 address will be displayed here. WAN IPv6 Address Once connected, the IPv6 WAN default gateway address will IPv6 WAN Default be displayed here. Gateway D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 43: Internet - Ipv6

    For IPv6 - Auto Configuration (SLAAC/DHCPv6) refer to page 44 For IPv6 - PPPoE refer to page 47 For IPv6 - 6rd refer to page 51 For IPv6 - Local Connectivity Only refer to page 53 D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 44: Ipv6 - Auto Detection

    Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address If Enable DHCP-PD is disabled, these additional parameters are available for configuration: Enter a valid LAN IPv6 address. LAN IPv6 Address Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 45 If you selected Stateful DHCPv6 as the Autoconfiguration Type: Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 46: Ipv6 - Static Ipv6

    Primary DNS Server Enter the secondary DNS server address. Secondary DNS Server LAN IPv6 Address Settings Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. LAN IPv6 Address Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 47 Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). IPv6 Address Lifetime D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Ipv6 - Auto Configuration (Slaac/Dhcpv6)

    Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address If Enable DHCP-PD is disabled, these additional parameters are available for configuration: Enter a valid LAN IPv6 address. LAN IPv6 Address Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 49 If you selected Stateful DHCPv6 as the Autoconfiguration Type: Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 50 Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). IPv6 Address Lifetime D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 51: Ipv6 - Pppoe

    ISP. Enter the ISP service name (optional). Service Name Select either Always On or Manual. Reconnect Mode Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 52 Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address If Enable DHCP-PD is disabled, these additional parameters are available for configuration: Enter a valid LAN IPv6 address. LAN IPv6 Address Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. LAN IPv6 Link-Local Address D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 53 If you selected Stateful DHCPv6 as the Autoconfiguration Type: Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 54 Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). IPv6 Address Lifetime D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 55: Ipv6 - 6Rd

    Enter the 6rd IPv6 prefix and mask length supplied by your ISP. 6rd IPv6 Prefix Displays the router’s IPv4 address. WAN IPv4 Address Enter the 6rd border relay IPv4 address settings supplied by 6rd Border Relay IPv4 your ISP. Address D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 56 Enter the starting IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (Start) Enter the ending IPv6 address for the DHCP server’s IPv6 IPv6 Address assignment. Range (End) Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). IPv6 Address Lifetime D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 57: Ipv6 - Local Connectivity Only

    Configurable if you disable Use Default ULA Prefix. Enter your ULA Prefix own ULA prefix. Advanced Settings... - Current IPv6 ULA Settings Displays the current ULA prefix. Current ULA Prefix Displays the LAN's IPv6 ULA. LAN IPv6 ULA D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 58: Internet - Vlan

    Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page. Click to enable or disable the Triple-Play VLAN feature. More Status configuration options will be available if the Status is enabled. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 59 VLAN ID for your VoIP network, as provided by your ISP. Interface Traffic Type Setting From the drop-down menu, you can select the type of LAN Port 1-4 connection (Internet, IPTV, or Voice over IP) coming from the WAN connection to each interface on the router. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Wireless

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 61 Create a name for your wireless network using up to 32 Wi-Fi Name (SSID) characters. Create a password to use for wireless security. Wireless clients Password will need to enter this password to successfully connect to the network. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 62 The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 63 Section 3 - Configuration Wi-Fi Protected Setup The easiest way to connect your wireless devices to the router is with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Enable or disable WPS-PBC (Push Button Configuration) WPS-PBC Status functionality. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 64: Guest Zone

    In the Settings menu on the bar at the top of the page, click Wireless to see your wireless network settings for your COVR-1900. Then click the link to Guest Zone to configure your guest zone settings. The Guest Zone feature will allow you to create temporary zones that can be used by guests to access the Internet. These zones will be separate from your main wireless network.
  • Page 65 Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. Home Network Access Enabling this option will confine connectivity to the Internet, Internet Access Only preventing guests from accessing other local network devices. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 66: Network

    Enter the domain name (optional). Local Domain Name Disable to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP Enable DNS Relay to your computers. If enabled, your computers will use the router for a DNS server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 67 Enable to allow IPv4 multicast traffic to pass through the router IPv4 Multicast Streams from the Internet. This is enabled by default. Enable to allow IPv6 multicast traffic to pass through the router IPv6 Multicast Streams from the Internet. This is enabled by default. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 68: D-Link Cloud

    Section 3 - Configuration D-Link Cloud In the Settings menu on the bar at the top of the page, click D-Link Cloud to view your account information that is currently associated with your device's D-Link Cloud service. D-Link Cloud Registration Shows the status of this device's D-Link Cloud service.
  • Page 69: Operation

    Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page. Operation Mode Settings Select Router Mode to run this device as a router. Router Mode Select Extender Mode to run this device as an extender Extender Mode D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 70: Features

    Set the download speed based on your ISP subscription plan Download Speed in order to adjust the QoS engine. (Mbps) Set the upload speed based on your ISP subscription plan in Upload Speed (Mbps) order to adjust the QoS engine. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 71 Devices list over an empty slot and release the mouse button. The card will remain in the slot. 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 72: Firewall Settings - Advanced

    Enable this feature to help protect your network from certain Enable Anti-spoof kinds of “spoofing” attacks. Checking Enable or disable IPv6 simple security. IPv6 Simple Security Enable or disable IPv6 ingress filtering. IPv6 Ingress Filtering D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 73 NAT. Some VoIP applications and devices have the ability to discover 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 74: Firewall Settings - Ipv4/Ipv6 Rules

    If you wish to remove a rule, click on the trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit a rule, click on the pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a new rule, click the Add Rule button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 75 The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 76: Port Forwarding

    If you wish to remove a rule, click on the trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit a rule, click on the pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a new rule, click the Add Rule button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 77 The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 78: Port Forwarding - Virtual Server

    If you wish to remove a rule, click on the trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit a rule, click on the pencil icon in the Edit column. If you wish to create a new rule, click the Add Rule button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 79 The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 80: Website Filter

    If you wish to remove a Website URL/Domain, click on the trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to list a new site to allow or deny access to, click the Add Rule button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 81: Static Route - Ipv4

    Enter a route metric value ranging from 0 to 15. This value Metric indicates the cost of using this route. Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out Interface of the router when this route is used. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 82: Static Route - Ipv6

    Enter a route metric value ranging from 0 to 15. This value Metric indicates the cost of using this route. Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out Interface of the router when this route is used. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 83: Dynamic Dns

    Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic Host Name DNS service provider. Enter your dynamic DNS username. User Name Enter your dynamic DNS password. Password Enter a time out time (in hours). Time Out D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 84 Add Record button. Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic Host Name DNS service provider. Enter the IPv6 address of the dynamic DNS server. Alternatively, IPv6 Address select the server device in the drop-down menu. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 85: Quick Vpn

    Device and MAC OS X Advanced Settings... Choose the authentication protocol type: MSCHAPv2, PAP, Authentication or CHAP. MSCHAPv2 is the default. Protocol Select the encryption cipher strength: None, RC4-40, or RC4- MPPE 128. RC4-128 is the default. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 86: Management

    Displays the current date and time of the router. Time Automatic Time Configuration Select from the drop-down menu to either use the D-Link NTP Server NTP Server to synchronize the time and date for your router, or choose Manual to set the NTP server's IP address.
  • Page 87: Time & Schedule - 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 Apply when you are done. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 88: System Log

    Configurable if Enable Logging to Syslog Server is enabled. SysLog Server IP Enter the IP address for the Syslog server. If the Syslog server Address is connected to the router, select it from the drop-down menu to automatically populate the field. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 89 The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section. Refer to Time & Schedule - Schedule on page 83 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 90: System Admin - Admin

    Enter a new password for the administrator account. You will Password need to enter this password whenever you configure the router using a web browser or the D-Link Wi-Fi app. Advanced Settings... - Administration Click the toggle to enable remote management for your router.
  • Page 91: System Admin - System

    You may set the router to automatically reboot at a set time. Auto Reboot The options are Never, Daily, or Weekly. You may set the hour, the minute, and the day you wish to have the router automatically reboot at. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 92: Upgrade

    Upgrade Firmware If you wish to upgrade manually, first download the firmware Upgrade Firmware file you wish to upgrade to. Next, click the Select File button and browse to the file to install the new firmware. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 93: Statistics

    The graph will update in real time. To clear the information on the graph, click Clear near the top of the page. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 94: Statistics - Extender

    Click the tabs at the top of the graph to view different extenders if you have more than one connected. The graph will update in real time. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 95: Third Party Services

    Section 4 - Third Party Services Third Party Services With the COVR-1900, you can command your router’s functionality with your voice through Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant, enabling you to control your network with voice commands. Features include enabling and disabling your Wi-Fi guest zone without having to go into the UI, rebooting the router and checking your router for firmware upgrades.
  • Page 96: Registering A D-Link Cloud Service Account

    Registering a D-Link Cloud Service Account In order to use third party services to control and manage your device, you will first need to register your device with D-Link Cloud Service. Follow the steps below if you do not have a D-Link Cloud Service account.
  • Page 97 Section 4 - Third Party Services Step 3 Tap the Cloud Service icon. Step 4 Tap the Register button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 98 In this menu, you can sign up for a D-Link account using Facebook, Google or an Email address. If you already have a D-Link account, you can tap the Log In link at the bottom of the screen to be redirected to the login page.
  • Page 99: Amazon Alexa Setup

    Section 4 - Third Party Services Amazon Alexa Setup You will need the Amazon Alexa app, an Amazon account, an Amazon Alexa device and a D-Link Cloud Service account to use this feature. Note: The screenshots may be different depending on your mobile device’s OS version. The following steps show the iOS interface.
  • Page 100 Section 4 - Third Party Services Step 3 Tap on Skills & Games. Step 4 Search for "D-Link Wi-Fi". Tap on the search result. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 101 Section 4 - Third Party Services Step 5 Tap Enable to link the skill. Step 6 Sign in using your D-Link account details. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 102 Section 4 - Third Party Services Step 7 Congratulations! D-Link Wi-Fi has been successfully linked as a skill for your Amazon device. Close the window by tapping Done on the top left corner of the screen. Refer to Amazon Alexa Voice Commands on page 99 for tasks that you can ask your Amazon Alexa to perform.
  • Page 103: Amazon Alexa Voice Commands

    Section 4 - Third Party Services Amazon Alexa Voice Commands With D-Link Wi-Fi enabled as a skill for Alexa, you can ask Alexa to do any of these tasks: Task Command Enable the guest zone. “Alexa, ask D-Link Wi-Fi to enable my guest zone. ”...
  • Page 104: The Google Assistant Setup

    The Google Assistant Setup You will need the Google Assistant app, a Google account and a D-Link Cloud Service account to use this feature. Note: The screenshots may be different depending on your mobile device’s OS version. The following steps show the iOS interface.
  • Page 105 Section 4 - Third Party Services Step 3 Tap Yes. Step 4 Sign in using your D-Link account details. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 106 Step 5 Tap Allow to continue setup.. Step 6 Congratulations! D-Link Wi-Fi has been successfully linked to your Google Assistant. Refer to The Google Assistant Voice Commands on page 103 for tasks that you can ask your Google Assistant to perform.
  • Page 107: The Google Assistant Voice Commands

    Section 4 - Third Party Services The Google Assistant Voice Commands With D-Link Wi-Fi enabled as a skill for the Google Assistant, you can ask your Google Assistant to do any of these tasks: Task Command Enable the guest zone.
  • Page 108: Quick Vpn

    Section 5 - Quick VPN Quick VPN This router is equipped with D-Link's Quick VPN technology. Virtual Private Networking (VPN) creates a connection between devices across the Internet. Using Quick VPN allows you to securely connect your computer or mobile device to places with free, untrusted Wi-Fi hotspots in places like coffee shops and hotels by encrypting and relaying it through your home...
  • Page 109: Important Information

    Quick VPN only provides an added layer of security against specific types of snooping attacks and does not guarantee complete data integrity or protection. Only traffic in the tunnel between your router and device will be encrypted, WAN traffic will leave your D-Link Quick VPN enabled router unencrypted.
  • Page 110: Ios Devices

    This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for iOS devices. Refer to Quick VPN on page 81 for your router setup instructions. Go into Settings on your compatible iOS device. Scroll to and tap General. Scroll to and tap VPN. Tap Add VPN Configuration... D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 111 Password: Enter Password used to authenticate login to VPN server Secret: Enter your Passkey (PSK). Tap Done at the top right corner of the page to finish adding the configuration. Your iOS device is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 112: Connect Or Disconnect

    To connect or disconnect from to your Quick VPN server, open Settings and tap the button next to VPN. The VPN icon will appear in the notification area at the top of your screen indicating that your device is currently connected to the Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 113: Mac Os X

    Open the exported profile. The Install Profile dialogue will appear; click Continue and Install. Enter your user account password when prompted. Close the Profiles dialogue. Ò Go to > System Preferences... > Network and select the Quick VPN connection and click Authentication Settings. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 114 Section 5 - Quick VPN Enter your Passkey in the Shared Secret text box and click OK, Apply, then Your Mac is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 115: Connect Or Disconnect

    Section 5 - Quick VPN Connect or Disconnect Ò To connect to or disconnect from your Quick VPN server, go to > System Preferences... > Network. Select the Quick VPN connection and click on the Connect or Disconnect button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 116: Windows 7

    Enter the IP/DDNS address of your Quick VPN server in the Internet address box, create a name for your connection in the Destination Name, check Don't Connect now; just set it up so I can connect later, and click Next. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 117 Password and check Remember this password. Click Create to continue. Do not click Connect Now. Click Close. Click the Start button and type view network connections into the Search programs and files text box. Select View network connections. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 118 Click Advanced settings. Enter your Passkey in the Key text box under Use preshared key for authentication. Click OK to close Advanced Properties and click OK to close Quick VPN Connection Properties. Your Windows 7 system is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 119: Connect Or Disconnect

    To connect to or disconnect from your Quick VPN server, click on the Network Settings icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar and from the Dial Up and VPN section click on your Quick VPN connection and click on the Connect or Disconnect button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 120: Windows 8.1/8

    This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for Windows 8.1/8. Refer to Quick VPN on page 81 for your router setup instructions. This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for Windows 8.1/8. Click the Start button and type vpn. Select Manage virtual private networks. From the Network Settings page, click Add a VPN Connection. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 121 Enter your IP/DDNS address of your Quick VPN server. Select User name and password from Type of sign-in info. If you would like windows to remember your sign-in information, enter your User name, Password, and select Remember my sign-in info Choose Save. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 122 Section 5 - Quick VPN Right-click on the Quick VPN Connection you just created and left-click on Properties. Select the Security tab. For the Type of VPN, select Layer 2 Tunneling with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec). D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 123 Click the Start button and type view network connections. Select View network connections. Right-click your Quick VPN Connection and left-click Properties. Select the Security tab. For the Type of VPN, select Layer 2 Tunneling with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec). D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 124 Click Advanced settings. Enter your Passkey in the Key text box under Use preshared key for authentication. Click OK to close Advanced Properties and click OK to close Quick VPN Properties. Your Windows 8.1/8 system is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 125: Connect Or Disconnect

    To connect to or disconnect from your Quick VPN server, click on the Network Settings icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar. Click on your Quick VPN connection and click on the Connect or Disconnect button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 126: Windows 10

    This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for Windows 7. Refer to Quick VPN on page 81 for your router setup instructions. This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for Windows 10. Click Start > Settings > Network & Internet > Network and Sharing Center > VPN > Add a VPN Connection. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 127 If you would like windows to remember your sign-in information, enter your User name, Password, and select Remember my sign-in info Choose Save. Your Windows 10 system is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 128: Connect Or Disconnect

    To connect to or disconnect from your Quick VPN server, click on the Network Settings icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar and click on your Quick VPN connection. The Network & Internet Settings page will open. Click on the Connect or Disconnect button. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 129: Android

    This section provides Quick VPN setup instructions for Android devices. Your device's screens may vary. Refer to Quick VPN on page 81 for your router setup instructions. Go to Settings > More from the Wireless & networks > VPN > + D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 130 Select L2TP/IPSec PSK for Type. Enter the IP/DDNS address of your Quick VPN server. Enter your Passkey in IPSec pre-shared key field. Choose Save. Your Android device is now configured to connect to your Quick VPN server. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 131: Connect Or Disconnect

    Section 5 - Quick VPN Connect or Disconnect To connect to or disconnect from your Quick VPN server, go to Settings > More from the Wireless & networks > VPN and select the Quick VPN connection you created. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 132 Section 5 - Quick VPN To connect, enter your Username and Password and select CONNECT. To disconnect, select DISCONNECT. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 133: Connect A Wireless Client To Your Router

    Step 2 - Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless device (or launch the software utility and start the WPS process). Step 3 - Allow up to 1 minute for your connection to be configured. Once the Internet light stops blinking, you will be connected and your wireless connection will be secure with WPA2. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 134: Windows® 10

    You will then be prompted to enter the Wi-Fi password (network security key) for the wireless network. Enter the password into the box and click Next to connect to the network. Your computer will now automatically connect to this wireless network when it is detected. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 135: Windows® 8 - Wpa/Wpa2

    Enter the password into the box and click Next. dlink If you wish to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router, you can also press the WPS button on your router at this point to enable the WPS function. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 136 Section 6 - Connect a Wireless Client to your Router When you have established a successful connection with a wireless network, the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected. dlink D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 137: Windows® 7

    Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to Networking Basics on page 142 for more information. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 138 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 COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 139: 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 140 • 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 141: Wireless Basics

    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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 142 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. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 143 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 144 Don’t let your next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Refer to the product manual for detail information on how to set it up. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 145: Wireless Modes

    An Infrastructure network contains an access point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless router or access point. An Ad-hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless USB adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-hoc mode to communicate. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 146: 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 147 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. 5. Click OK twice to save your settings. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 148: Wireless Security

    WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 149: Technical Specifications

    - lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Frequency Range varies depending on country’s regulation. The router does not include 5.25-5.35 GHz & 5.47-5.725 GHz in some regions. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 150: Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

    26cm between the radiator & your body. Note: The country code selection is for non-US model only and is not available to all US model. Per FCC regulation, all WiFi product marketed in US must fixed to US operation channels only. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 151 Déclaration d'exposition aux radiations: Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements ISED établies pour un environnement non contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé à plus de 31cm entre le radiateur et votre corps. D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...
  • Page 152 (iv) lorsqu’il y a lieu, les types d’antennes (s’il y en a plusieurs), les numéros de modèle de l’antenne et les pires angles d’inclinaison nécessaires pour rester conforme à l’exigence de la p.i.r.e. applicable au masque d’élévation, énoncée à la section 6.2.2.3, doivent être clairement indiqués D-Link COVR-1900 User Manual...

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