D-Link AC1200 Mesh User Manual

D-Link AC1200 Mesh User Manual

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Version 1.00 | 2021/04/15
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AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender
DAP-1610

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  • Page 1 Version 1.00 | 2021/04/15 User Manual AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender DAP-1610...
  • Page 2: Preface

    Trademarks D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Wireless Basics ..............44 Getting Started ..............11 Tips ....................45 WPS-PBC Configuration ............12 Technical Specifications ..........46 Assessing Uplink Signal Strength .........13 D-Link Wi-Fi App .................14 Wireless Setup Wizard ...............16 Access Point Mode Settings ............23 Configuration ..............24 Home ....................24 Settings ..................27 Extender Settings ...............27...
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents DAP-1610 Simple Setup Guide AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender Quick Installation Card If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 5: System Requirements

    • Firefox® 28 or later • Safari® 6.0 or later • Google Chrome™ 28 or later D-Link Wi-Fi App • iOS® or Android™ device (Please refer to the app’s store page to Requirements check whether your device is compatible.) D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use Setting up the AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender is simple. You can use the supported D-Link Wi-Fi app on your compatible iOS or Android device to utilize the built in set up wizard. The DAP-1610 can also receive automatic over-the-air firmware updates, which ensures the best protection and the latest features for your device.
  • Page 7: What Is A Wireless Extender

    You may also use the DAP-1610 as a wireless access point by connecting an Ethernet cable. Extend Your Wireless Network using Wi-Fi Computer Router DAP-1610 Wireless Devices Internet Extender Create a Wireless Network using Ethernet Computer Internet Router DAP-1610 Wireless Devices Extender D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    This LED indicates the current status of the DAP-1610, as detailed on the next page. The more lit green bars on the Signal Indicator LED, the better the wireless signal to the host network. A Signal Indicator single solid orange LED indcates a weak Wi-Fi signal. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Status/Wps Led Indicator

    WPS mode is active and is searching for another WPS device. Power/Status Solid The DAP-1610 is booting or an error has occurred. Orange Blinking The DAP-1610 is not connected to a host network. None Device is not receiving power. Check the power outlet. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Bottom

    Section 1 - Product Overview Bottom The LAN port can be used to either connect an Ethernet enabled device to the wireless extender or connect to an existing network allowing it to function as an Access Point (AP). D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Back

    P/N: CAP1610LCA..B1 S/N: S81P1YMXXXXXX MAC ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX FCC ID :KA2AP1610B1 H/W Ver.: B1 F/W Ver.: XXXX Wi-Fi Name(SSID): dlink-xxxx I C:4216A-AP1610B1 M/N:DAP-1610B1 Wi-Fi Password: XXXXXXXX CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B) Input: 100-240Vac, 50/60 Hz, 0.3A Max Made In China D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 12: Installation

    The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link extender 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 13: Hardware Setup

    Section 2 - Installation Hardware Setup Plug in the DAP-1610 to a power outlet. Verify that the power LED is blinking orange before continuing with configuration. OUTLET D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    • WPS PBC - To easily extend an existing wireless network refer to “WPS-PBC Configuration” on page 12 for setup instructions. • D-Link Wi-Fi App - Use your Android device, iPhone or iPad to configure your extender. Refer to “D-Link Wi-Fi App” on page 14 for setup instructions.
  • Page 15: Wps-Pbc Configuration

    2.4 GHz or 5 GHz. To disable the Smart Connect feature and individually configure 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz SSIDs, refer to “Extender Settings” on page 27. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 16: Assessing Uplink Signal Strength

    If the extender has been configured as an Access Point and is connected via Ethernet cable to an uplink network, the Smart Signal LED will not be lit. Poor Good Best D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 17: D-Link Wi-Fi App

    Section 2 - Installation D-Link Wi-Fi App The DAP-1610 can be set up from your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet device using the D-Link Wi-Fi app. Note: The screenshots may be different depending on your mobile device’s OS version.
  • Page 18 Slide the product options to Extender and select DAP-1610 from the list of available devices. Click Next to continue. Step 6 You will now be guided through a step-by-step process for setting up your device. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and DAP-1610 configuration process. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Wireless Setup Wizard

    The setup wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new DAP-1610 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender to extend your wireless network and connect to the Internet via a wireless setup process. To set your DAP-1610 using an ethernet cable, please refer to “Access Point Mode Settings” on page 23.
  • Page 20 Section 3 - Configuration Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to continue. This wizard will guide you through configuring your new DAP-1610 by wireless means. Click Next to begin. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 21 Note: If the wireless network you would like to extend was not detected by the scan, your DAP-1610 might be out of range and you may need to reposition the extender closer to the host network device. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 22 If you chose Manual , enter the Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Password of the existing Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to. Click Next to continue on to configure your extension network settings, or click Back to return to the previous step. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 23 In order to secure the extender’s web configuration utility, please enter an admin password. You will be prompted for this password each time you want to use the extender’s web configuration utility. Click Next to continue. Select your time zone from the drop-down menu. Click Next to continue. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 24 At the end of the wizard, you will be presented with a final summary of your settings. It is recommended that you record this information for future reference. Click Finish to close the wizard. *Wireless network names and passwords are shown for example only. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 25 Click OK to exit the Setup Wizard. You will be redirected to the log in page. You can now place the DAP-1610 in a location in between your router and where you need a stronger signal. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Access Point Mode Settings

    To access this page, click the Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Extender. Under Existing Network, choose Ethernet to utilize the DAP-1610 as an access point. Click Save to apply the settings and return to the home page. Refer to “Extender Settings” on page 28 for more information regarding configuration options. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Configuration

    Once connected, click on it to see its connection details. DAP-1610 Click on this icon to see details of the uplink network the DAP-1610 is connected to or connect to another uplink router. Connected Clients Click on the Connected Clients icon to see client details. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 28 Network, the IPv6 Network and the Wi-Fi network by clicking on the DAP-1610 icon. Upon clicking the Uplink Router icon, you will see the details of the Existing Network. This contains information regarding the Connection Type, Network Status, Connection Uptime, Wi-Fi name (SSID), and Password. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 29 Enter a custom name for this client. Vendor Displays the vendor of the device. MAC Address Displays the MAC address of the device. IP Address Displays the current IP address of this client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Settings

    This page lets you configure the settings for the DAP-1610’s extended wireless network. To access this page, click the Settings drop- down menu at the top of the page, and select Extender. Click Save to apply the settings and return to the home page. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Existing Network

    Wi-Fi networks. You can choose the network you would like to extend. After selecting the network option, press Select and you will be prompted to enter a password if required. Press OK to confirm your selection. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 32: Smart Connect

    Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled for. The schedule may be set to Always Enable (default) or a custom can be created by clicking the + button then selecting “add” and specifying the times the radio will be active. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 33 The schedule may be set to Always Enable (default) or a custom can be created by clicking the + button then selecting “add” and specifying the times the radio will be active. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 34: Network Settings

    Primary DNS Server Enter the address of the primary DNS server. Secondary DNS Server Enter the address of the secondary DNS server. This is optional but will provide backup if the primary server fails. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 35 IPv6 - Local Connectivity Only Select Local Connectivity Only to set an IPv6 address only My Internet Connection for the local network. LAN IPv6 Link-Local The link-local address of the DAP-1610. Address D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Management

    Time Displays the current date and time of the extender. Automatic Time Configuration Select from the drop-down menu to either use the D-Link NTP NTP Server Server to synchronize the time and date for your extender, or choose Manual to set the NTP server’s IP address.
  • Page 37: Admin

    Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select Admin. Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page. Password Enter the Admin password. LED Control Enables and disables the LED’s on your extender. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 38: System

    Restore to Factory Restore the system settings to factory default settings. This Default Settings will erase all currently stored settings. Reboot the Device Click Reboot to reboot the DAP-1610. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Upgrade

    Upgrade Firmware If you wish to upgrade manually, first download the firmware file you wish to upgrade to. Next, click the Select File button to browse to the file and click Upload to install the new firmware. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Statistics

    You can view the LAN, Wi-Fi, 2.4 GHz Extended Wi-Fi, or 5 GHz Extended Wi-Fi by clicking on the respective tabs at the top. The graph will update in real time. To clear the information on the graph, click Clear. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 41: Connecting Wireless Clients To The Extender

    Step 2 - Within 120 seconds, press the WPS button on your wireless device. Step 3 - Allow up to 1 minute to configure. Once the LED light stops blinking and turns solid green, you will be connected and your wireless connection will be secured with WPA2. D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 42: 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 DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 43: 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 DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 44 Section 5 - Connecting a Wireless Client 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 DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    1. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (dlinkap.local./), 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 46 10 seconds. Release the button and the extender will go through its reboot process (indicated by the LED turning red). Wait about 30 seconds to access the extender. The default address is http://dlinkap.local. When logging in, the admin password is “password” D-Link DAP-1610 User Manual...
  • Page 47: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely and conveniently access your network. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
  • Page 48: Tips

    Appendix A - Wireless Basics Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are installing your AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender. Centralize the extender’s location For best performance, make sure you place the extender in a centralized location within your desired usage area. Try to place the extender so that there are minimal obstructions between it and the uplink router.
  • Page 49: Technical Specifications

    Appendix B - Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards Advanced Features Power Input • IEEE 802.11ac • D-Link Wi-Fi setup app • 110 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz • IEEE 802.11a • Compatible with D-Link Maximum Power Consumption • IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi Mesh routers •...