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DIR-842V2
AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
August 2021

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  • Page 1 User Manual DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router August 2021...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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............................14 Front Panel.
  • Page 3 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Configuring LAN Ports for IPTV/VoIP................... 63 Changing Web-based Interface Password..................65 Settings / Internet............................67 WAN..................................67 Creating Dynamic IPv4 or Static IPv4 WAN Connection..........69 Creating Dynamic IPv6 or Static IPv6 WAN Connection..........72 Creating PPPoE WAN Connection.
  • Page 4 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Functions / Advanced..........................146 UPnP IGD...............................146 Remote Access............................147 Virtual Servers............................149 Static Route.............................152 Dynamic DNS..............................154 IPsec................................156 Ports Settings............................164 Redirect.................................167 IGMP/MLD.................................168 ALG/Passthrough............................169 Management.................................171 System Time..............................171 Administration.
  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router User Manual Introduction CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION Contents and Audience This manual describes the router DIR-8425V2 and explains how to configure and operate it. This manual is intended for users familiar with basic networking concepts, who create an in-home local area network, and system administrators, who install and configure networks in offices.
  • Page 6: Chapter 2. Overview

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual CHAPTER 2. OVERVIEW General Information The DIR-842V2 device is a wireless dual band gigabit router with 3G/LTE support. It provides a fast and simple way to create a wireless and wired network at home or in an office.
  • Page 7 Also DIR-842V2 supports configuration and management via mobile application for Android and iPhone smartphones. You can simply update the firmware: the router itself finds approved firmware on D-Link update server and notifies when ready to install it. Page 7...
  • Page 8: Specifications

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Specifications Hardware Processor · RTL8197FH-VG (1GHz) · 128MB, DDR2, built in processor Flash · 128MB, SPI NAND Interfaces · 10/100/1000BASE-T WAN port · 4 10/100/1000BASE-T LAN ports LEDs · Power · Internet ·...
  • Page 9 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Software Network functions · DHCP server/relay · Advanced configuration of built-in DHCP server · Stateful/Stateless mode for IPv6 address assignment, IPv6 prefix delegation · Automatic obtainment of LAN IP address (for access point/repeater/client modes) ·...
  • Page 10 Local and remote access to settings through SSH/TELNET/WEB (HTTP/HTTPS) · Multilingual web-based interface for configuration and management · 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 ·...
  • Page 11 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Wireless Module Parameters Transmitter output power · 802.11a (typical at room temperature 25 °C) 15dBm at 6, 54Mbps The maximum value of the transmitter · 802.11g (typical at room temperature 25 °C)
  • Page 12 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Wireless Module Parameters 5GHz, HT20 -95dBm at MCS0 -93dBm at MCS1 -90dBm at MCS2 -87dBm at MCS3 -83dBm at MCS4 -79dBm at MCS5 -77dBm at MCS6 -75dBm at MCS7 5GHz, HT40 -92dBm at MCS0...
  • Page 13 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Physical Parameters Dimensions (L x W x H) · 181 x 132.5 x 47.71 mm (7.13 x 5.22 x 1.88 in) Weight · 304.8 g (0.67 lb) Operating Environment Power · Output: 12V DC, 1.5A Temperature ·...
  • Page 14: Product Appearance

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Product Appearance Front Panel Figure 1. Front panel view. Mode Description The router is powered on. Solid blue Power The router is powered off. No light The default wired WAN connection is on.
  • Page 15 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Mode Description • The default wired WAN connection is off, or No light • there are no WAN connections created. Data transfer through the Wi-Fi network of the relevant Fast blinking blue band.
  • Page 16: Back Panel

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Back Panel Figure 2. Back panel view. Name Description A button to restore the factory defaults. RESET To restore the factory defaults, push the button (with the device turned on), hold it for 10 seconds, and then release the button.
  • Page 17 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Overview User Manual Name Description A port to connect to a cable or DSL modem or to a private Ethernet line (it is recommended to use the cable included in the delivery package). Power connector.
  • Page 18: Delivery Package

    Ethernet cable “Quick Installation Guide” (brochure). • The “User Manual” and “Quick Installation Guide” documents are available on D-Link website (see https://eu.dlink.com/) Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 19: Chapter 3. Installation And Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual CHAPTER 3. INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION Before You Begin Please, read this manual prior to installing the device. Make sure that you have all the necessary information and equipment. Computer or Mobile Device...
  • Page 20: Connecting To Pc

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 21: Obtaining Ip Address Automatically (Os Windows 7)

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 22 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 22...
  • Page 23 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 23...
  • Page 24 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 25 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 26: Obtaining Ip Address Automatically (Os Windows 10)

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Obtaining IP Address Automatically (OS Windows 10) 1. Click the Start button and proceed to the Settings window. 2. Select the Network & Internet section. Figure 8. The Windows Settings window.
  • Page 27 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 3. In the Change your network settings section, select the Change adapter options line. Figure 9. The Network & Internet window. Page 27...
  • Page 28 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 10. The Network Connections window. Page 28...
  • Page 29 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 11. The local area connection properties window.
  • Page 30 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 12. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  • Page 31: Pc With Wi-Fi Adapter

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Obtaining IP Address Automatically and 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 32 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 14. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  • Page 33 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 9. In the opened Wireless Network Connection window, select the wireless network DIR-842V2 (for operating in the 2.4GHz band) or DIR-842V2-5G (for operating in the 5GHz band) and click the Connect button.
  • Page 34: Obtaining Ip Address Automatically And Connecting To Wireless Network (Os Windows 10)

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Obtaining IP Address Automatically and Connecting to Wireless Network (OS Windows 10) 1. Click the Start button and proceed to the Settings window. 2. Select the Network & Internet section.
  • Page 35 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 18. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  • Page 36 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual 9. In the opened Wireless Network Connection window, select the wireless network DIR-842V2 (for operating in the 2.4GHz band) or DIR-842V2-5G (for operating in the 5GHz band) and click the Connect button.
  • Page 37: Connecting To Web-Based Interface

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Connecting to Web-based Interface When you have configured your computer, you can access the web-based interface and configure needed parameters (create a WAN connection, change the parameters of the wireless network, specify the settings of the firewall, etc.).
  • Page 38 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 39: Web-Based Interface Structure

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Web-based Interface Structure Home Page The Home page displays the current status of the router in the form of an interactive diagram. You can click each icon to display information about each part of the network at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 40: Internet Section

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Internet Section Click the Internet icon to view more details about your Internet connection. Figure 27. The Home page. The Internet section. Click IPv4 or IPv6 to display details of the IPv4 connection and IPv6 connection respectively.
  • Page 41: Dir-842V2 Section

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual DIR-842V2 Section Click the DIR-842V2 icon to view details about the router and its wireless settings. Figure 28. The Home page. The DIR-842V2 section. Here you can see the router’s current Wi-Fi network name in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the password (click Show ( ) to display it), as well as the router's MAC address, IPv4 address, and IPv6 address.
  • Page 42: Wi-Fi Clients Section

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Wi-Fi Clients Section Click the Wi-Fi clients icon to view details about wireless clients connected to the router. Figure 29. The Home page. The Wi-Fi clients section. Here you can see all wireless clients currently connected to the router. Such devices are marked by...
  • Page 43: Menu Sections

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Installation and Connection User Manual Menu Sections To configure the router use the menu bar in the top part of the page. The Settings section provides you with the most essential settings. On the Setup Wizard page you can run the Setup Wizard. The Wizard allows you to configure the router for operation in the needed mode and specify all parameters necessary for getting started (for the description of the Wizard, see the Setup Wizard section, page 48).
  • Page 44: Notifications

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 30. The web-based interface notifications. Click the icon displaying the number of notifications to view the complete list and click the relevant button.
  • Page 45: Configuring Via Web-Based Interface

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual CHAPTER 4. CONFIGURING WEB-BASED INTERFACE Setup Wizard To start the Setup Wizard, go to the Settings / Setup Wizard section. On the opened page, click the OK button and wait until the factory default settings are restored.
  • Page 46 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 another language. Figure 34. Selecting a language.
  • Page 47: Selecting Operation Mode

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Selecting Operation Mode Select the needed operation mode and click the NEXT button. Router In order to connect your device to a wired ISP, on the Device mode page, from the Connection method list, select the Autonomous value.
  • Page 48 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In order to connect your device to a wireless ISP (WISP), on the Device mode page, from the Connection method list, select the Autonomous value. Then from the Work mode list select the WISP Repeater value.
  • Page 49: Access Point Or Repeater

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Access Point or Repeater 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 Autonomous value.
  • Page 50 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 Autonomous value. Then from the Work mode list select the Client value.
  • Page 51: Changing Lan Ipv4 Address

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Changing LAN IPv4 Address This configuration step is available for the Access point, Repeater, and Client modes. 1. Select the Automatic obtainment of IPv4 address to let DIR-842V2 automatically obtain the LAN IPv4 address.
  • Page 52: Wi-Fi Client

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 53 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The number of the key (from first to fourth) which will be used for Default key ID WEP encryption. Select the checkbox to set a hexadecimal number as a key for Encryption key WEP as encryption.
  • Page 54: Configuring Wired Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuring Wired 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 55: Static Ipv4 Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Static IPv4 Connection Figure 50. The page for configuring Static IPv4 WAN connection. Fill in the following fields: IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway IP address, and DNS IP address.
  • Page 56: Static Ipv6 Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Static IPv6 Connection Figure 51. The page for configuring Static IPv6 WAN connection. Fill in the following fields: IP address, Prefix, Gateway IP address, and DNS IP address. Page 56...
  • Page 57: Pppoe, Ipv6 Pppoe, Pppoe Dual Stack, Pppoe + Dynamic Ip (Pppoe Dual Access) Connections

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 52. The page for configuring PPPoE WAN connection. In the Username field enter the login and in the Password field enter the password provided your ISP.
  • Page 58: Pppoe + Static Ip (Pppoe Dual Access) Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPPoE + Static IP (PPPoE Dual Access) Connection Figure 53. 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 59: Pptp + Dynamic Ip Or L2Tp + Dynamic Ip Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPTP + Dynamic IP or L2TP + Dynamic IP Connection Figure 54. 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 60: Pptp + Static Ip Or L2Tp + Static Ip Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual PPTP + Static IP or L2TP + Static IP Connection Figure 55. 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 your ISP.
  • Page 61: Configuring Wireless Network

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Configuring Wireless Network This configuration step is available for the Mobile Internet, 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 62 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 63: Configuring Lan Ports For Iptv/Voip

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 mode. On the IPTV page, select the Is an STB connected to the device checkbox. Figure 58. The page for selecting a LAN port to connect an IPTV set-top box.
  • Page 64 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 59. The page for selecting a LAN port to connect an VoIP phone.
  • Page 65: Changing Web-Based Interface Password

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 User’s interface password and Password confirmation fields. You may set any password except admin.
  • Page 66 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. To specify other settings, click the ADVANCED SETTINGS button. After clicking the ADVANCED SETTINGS button, the Home page opens (see the Home Page section, page 42).
  • Page 67: Settings / Internet

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Settings / Internet On the Settings / Internet / WAN page, you can create and edit connections used by the router. By default, a Dynamic IPv4 connection is configured in the system. It is assigned to the WAN port of the router.
  • Page 68 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 63. The Settings / Internet / 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 69: Creating Dynamic Ipv4 Or Static Ipv4 Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating Dynamic IPv4 or Static IPv4 WAN Connection On the connection creation page, in the General Settings section, select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 70 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 65. 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 71 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 66. The page for creating a new Static IPv4 connection. The IPv4 section. Parameter Description IPv4 For Static IPv4 type Enter an IP address for this WAN connection.
  • Page 72: Creating Dynamic Ipv6 Or Static Ipv6 Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating Dynamic IPv6 or Static IPv6 WAN Connection On the connection creation page, in the General Settings section, select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 73 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to allow using RIPng for this RIPng connection. Figure 68. The page for creating a new Static IPv6 connection. The Ethernet section.
  • Page 74 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 69. The page for creating a new Static IPv6 connection. The IPv6 section. Parameter Description IPv6 For Static IPv6 type Enter an IPv6 address for this WAN connection.
  • Page 75 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Primary IPv6 DNS Enter addresses of the primary and secondary IPv6 DNS servers in server / Secondary IPv6 the relevant fields. DNS server When all needed settings are configured, click the APPLY button.
  • Page 76: Creating Pppoe Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating PPPoE WAN Connection On the connection creation page, in the General Settings section, select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 77 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 71. 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 78 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 72. 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 79 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The maximum size of units transmitted by the interface. 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 •...
  • Page 80 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 73. The page for creating a new PPPoE connection. The IPv4 section. Parameter Description IPv4 Move the switch to the right to configure automatic assignment of Obtain DNS server DNS server addresses.
  • Page 81: Creating Pptp, L2Tp, Or L2Tp Over Ipsec Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Creating PPTP, L2TP, or L2TP over IPsec WAN Connection On the connection creation page, in the General Settings section, select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 82 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 75. 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 83 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 84 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 76. The page for creating a new PPTP connection. The IPv4 section. Parameter Description IPv4 Move the switch to the right to configure automatic assignment of Obtain DNS server DNS server addresses.
  • Page 85 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable the PFS option (Perfect Forward Secrecy). If the switch is moved to the right, a new Enable PFS encryption key exchange will be used upon establishing the IPsec tunnel.
  • Page 86: Creating Pppoe Ipv6 Or Pppoe Dual Stack Wan Connection

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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, in the General Settings section, select the relevant value from the Connection type drop-down list and specify the needed values.
  • Page 87 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description If the switch is moved to the right, the router responds to ping Ping requests from the external network through this connection. For security reasons, it is recommended to disable this function.
  • Page 88 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 80. 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 89 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 90 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 81. The page for creating a new PPPoE Pv6 connection. The IPv4 section. Parameter Description IPv4 (for the PPPoE Dual Stack type) Move the switch to the right to configure automatic assignment of Obtain DNS server DNS server addresses.
  • Page 91 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to configure automatic assignment of Obtain DNS server IPv6 DNS server addresses. Upon that the Primary IPv6 DNS addresses server and Secondary IPv6 DNS server fields are not available automatically for editing.
  • Page 92: Vlan

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual VLAN On the Settings / Internet / VLAN page, you can edit existing and create new virtual networks (VLAN), e.g., for distinguishing traffic or specifying additional WAN interfaces. By default, 2 VLANs are created in the router's system: •...
  • Page 93 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To create a new VLAN, click the ADD button ( Figure 88. The page for adding a VLAN. You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description A name for the VLAN for easier identification.
  • Page 94 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Select a type for each port included in the VLAN. Untagged: Untagged traffic will be transmitted through the • specified port. Tagged: Tagged traffic will be transmitted through the Ports •...
  • Page 95: Dns

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Settings / Internet / DNS page, you can add DNS servers to the system. Figure 89. The Settings / Internet / 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 96 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Specify needed settings for IPv4 in the IPv4 section and for IPv6 in the IPv6 section. If you want to configure automatic obtainment of DNS servers addresses, move the Manual switch to the left.
  • Page 97: Settings / Wan Failover

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Settings / WAN Failover On the Settings / WAN Failover 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 98 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 91. The window for changing the priority of a connection. In the opened window, specify the needed parameters. Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to let the router use ICMP ping mechanism for checking the connection.
  • Page 99 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Check with ping section, specify settings of checking the connection using ICMP ping mechanism. Parameter Description Check with ping A time period (in seconds) between regular checks of the hosts’...
  • Page 100: Settings / Wireless Network

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Settings / Wireless network On the Settings / Wireless network page, you can change basic parameters for the wireless interface of the router and configure the basic and additional wireless networks. To configure the 2.4GHz band or 5GHz band, go to the relevant tab.
  • Page 101 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Basic Settings section, the following parameters are available: Parameter Description To enable Wi-Fi connection, move the switch to the right. To disable Wi-Fi connection, move the switch to the left.
  • Page 102 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Specify a period of time (in seconds) after which the router Scanning period rescans channels. When you have configured the parameters, click the APPLY button. To edit the settings of the basic wireless network, in the Wi-Fi Network section, change the needed parameters and click the APPLY button.
  • Page 103 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description If the switch is moved to the right, other users cannot see your Wi-Fi Hide SSID network. It is recommended not to hide the network in order to simplify initial configuration of the wireless network.
  • Page 104 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description To change or delete the schedule, click the Edit schedule button ). In the opened window, change the parameters and click the SAVE button or click the DELETE FROM SCHEDULE button.
  • Page 105 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Authentication type Description WPA2-based authentication using a PSK. WPA2-PSK A mixed type of authentication. When this value is selected, devices WPA/WPA2 mixed using the WPA authentication type and devices using the WPA2 authentication type can connect to the wireless network.
  • Page 106 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual 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 802.11ac):...
  • Page 107 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed, WPA3-SAE, or WPA2- PSK/WPA3-SEA mixed value is selected, the following fields are displayed on the page: Figure 96. The WPA2-PSK value is selected from the Network authentication drop-down list.
  • Page 108 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description For WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE, and WPA2-PSK/WPA3-SAE mixed authentication types only. Protected Management Frames help to improve packet privacy protection for wireless data transmission. Select a value for the wireless network from the drop-down list.
  • Page 109 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description A port of the RADIUS server. RADIUS server port The password which the router uses for communication with the RADIUS encryption key RADIUS server (the value of this parameter is specified in the RADIUS server settings).
  • Page 110: Settings / Network

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Settings / Network To configure the router's local interface, go to the Settings / Network page. IPv4 Go to the IPv4 tab to change the IPv4 address of the router, configure the built-in DHCP server, specify MAC address and IPv4 address pairs, or add own DNS records.
  • Page 111 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The name of the device assigned to its IPv4 address in the local Hostname subnet. For Wi-Fi clients, the device is not available by the domain name, if multicasting is disabled in the additional settings of Wi-Fi.
  • Page 112 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The start IP address of the address range used by the DHCP server to Start IP distribute IP addresses to clients. The end IP address of the address range used by the DHCP server to End IP distribute IP addresses to clients.
  • Page 113 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To do this, click the ADD button ( Figure 101. Configuring the local interface. The IPv4 tab. The window for configuring a DHCP option. In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters:...
  • Page 114 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Static IP Addresses section, you can specify MAC address and IPv4 address pairs (set a fixed IPv4 address in the local area network for a device with a certain MAC address). The router...
  • Page 115 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual If needed, you can add your own address resource records. To do this, click the ADD button ( in the Hosts section (available if the Router or WISP Repeater mode was selected in the Setup Wizard).
  • Page 116: Ipv6

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IPv6 Go to the IPv6 tab to change or add the IPv6 address of the router, configure IPv6 addresses assignment settings, specify MAC address and IPv6 address pairs, or add own DNS records.
  • Page 117 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the Dynamic IPv6 Addresses section, you can configure IPv6 addresses assignment settings. Figure 106. 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.
  • Page 118 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 119 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To remove a record, in the Hosts section, select the checkbox located to the left of the relevant line in the table and click the DELETE button ( After completing the work with records, click the APPLY button.
  • Page 120: Functions / Firewall

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Functions / Firewall IP Filter On the Functions / Firewall / IP filter page, you can create new rules for filtering IP packets and edit or remove existing rules.
  • Page 121 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 129. The page for adding a rule for IP filtering. You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description General Settings Move the switch to the right to enable the rule.
  • Page 122 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description A protocol for network packet transmission. Select a value from the Protocol drop-down list. An IP version to which the rule will be applied. Select the relevant IP version value from the drop-down list.
  • Page 123 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description End IPv4 address / The destination host end IPv4 or IPv6 address. End IPv6 address The destination subnet IPv4 or IPv6 address. The field is displayed Subnet IPv4 address / Subnet IPv6 address when the Subnet value is selected from the Set as drop-down list.
  • Page 124: Dmz

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 125 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To set a schedule for the DMZ, click the Set schedule button ( ). In the opened window, you can create a new schedule (see the Schedule section, page 225) or use the existing one.
  • Page 126: Mac Filter

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual MAC Filter On the Functions / Firewall / MAC Filter page, you can configure MAC-address-based filtering for computers of the router's LAN. Figure 131. The Functions / Firewall / MAC Filter page.
  • Page 127 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 128: Adblock

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual AdBlock On the Functions / Firewall / AdBlock page, you can enable the function of blocking advertisements which appear during web surfing. Figure 133. The Functions / Firewall / AdBlock page.
  • Page 129: Functions / Wi-Fi

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Functions / Wi-Fi Client Management On the Functions / Wi-Fi / Client Management page, you can view the list of wireless clients connected to the router. Figure 134. The page for managing the wireless clients.
  • Page 130: Wps

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Functions / Wi-Fi / WPS page, you can enable the function for configuration of the WLAN. The WPS function helps to configure the wireless network automatically. Devices connecting to the wireless network via the WPS function must support the WPS function.
  • Page 131 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 132: Using Wps Function Via Web-Based Interface

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 WPS function, follow the next steps: 1. Click the ENABLE WPS button. 2. In the WPS Control section, click the ESTABLISH CONNECTION button.
  • Page 133: Wmm

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the Functions / 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 134 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 137. The window for changing parameters of the WMM function. Parameter Description Arbitrary Inter-Frame Space Number. This parameter influences AIFSN time delays for the relevant Access Category. The lower the value, the higher is the Access Category priority.
  • Page 135: Client

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Client On the Functions / 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 136 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To connect to a hidden network, select the Connect to hidden network value from the Connecting to network drop-down list. Then enter the network name in the Network name (SSID) field.
  • Page 137: Client Shaping

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Client Shaping On the Functions / Wi-Fi / Client Shaping page, you can limit the maximum bandwidth of upstream and downstream traffic for each wireless client of the router by its MAC address.
  • Page 138 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Frequency band From the drop-down list, select a band of the wireless network. A wireless network to which the rule will be applied. Select the SSID needed value from the drop-down list.
  • Page 139: Additional

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Additional On page of the Functions / 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 140 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 141 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The STBC (Space-time block coding) technique allows increasing data transfer reliability even for portable devices equipped with poor STBC antennas (smartphones, pads, etc.) due to using several data streams and processing several versions or received data.
  • Page 142 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description The time interval (in seconds) between keep alive checks of wireless Station Keep Alive devices from your WLAN. When the value 0 is specified, the checking is disabled.
  • Page 143: Mac Filter

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual MAC Filter On the Functions / 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 144 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description From the drop-down list, select a band of the wireless network. Frequency band A wireless network to which the rule will be applied. Select the SSID needed value from the drop-down list.
  • Page 145 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To change or delete the schedule for a rule, click the Select schedule button ( ) in the line corresponding to this rule. In the opened window, change the parameters and click the SAVE button or click the DELETE FROM SCHEDULE button.
  • Page 146: Functions / Advanced

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Functions / Advanced UPnP IGD On the Functions / 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 147: Remote Access

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Remote Access On the Functions / 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 148 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description A name for the rule for easier identification. You can specify any Name name. From the drop-down list, select an interface (WAN connection) through which remote access to the router will operate.
  • Page 149: Virtual Servers

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Virtual Servers On the Functions / Advanced / Virtual Servers page, you can create virtual servers for redirecting incoming Internet traffic to a specified IP address in the local area network.
  • Page 150 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 150. The page for adding a virtual server. You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description General Settings Move the switch to the right to enable the server.
  • Page 151 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Select a virtual server template from the drop-down list, or select Template Custom to specify all parameters of the new virtual server manually. A WAN connection to which this virtual server will be assigned.
  • Page 152: Static Route

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Static Route On the Functions / Advanced / Static Route page, you can specify static (fixed) routes. Figure 152. The Functions / Advanced / Static Route page. To specify a new route, click the ADD button ( ) in the Routes section.
  • Page 153 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 route. Enable Move the switch to the left to disable the route.
  • Page 154: Dynamic Dns

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Dynamic DNS On the Functions / Advanced / Dynamic DNS page, ou can configure the router to use one or several DDNS services. A DDNS service allows associating a domain name with dynamic IP addresses. In order to use a service, it is necessary to register a domain name on the web site of your DDNS provider.
  • Page 155 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual On the opened page, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable DDNS. Enable Move the switch to the left to disable DDNS.
  • Page 156: Ipsec

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IPsec On the Functions / Advanced / IPsec page, you can configure VPN tunnels based on IPsec protocol. IPsec is a protocol suite for securing IP communications. Figure 156. The Functions / Advanced / IPsec page.
  • Page 157 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 157. The page for adding an IPsec tunnel. The General Settings section.
  • Page 158 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual You can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable the tunnel. Enable Move the switch to the left to disable the tunnel.
  • Page 159 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description A port of the remote host, that is used for IPsec packets exchange during the First Phase of the connection. If the field is left blank, port Remote port 500 is used.
  • Page 160 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description An operation mode of the IPsec tunnel. Select a value from the drop- down list. • TUNNEL: As a rule, it is used to create a secure connection to remote networks.
  • Page 161 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 158. The page for adding an IPsec tunnel. The First Phase / The Second Phase sections. Parameter Description The First Phase Encryption mode Select an encryption mode from the drop-down list.
  • Page 162 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Move the switch to the right to enable the aggressive mode for mutual Aggressive Mode authentication of the parties. Such a setting accelerates the connection establishment, but reduces its security.
  • Page 163 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 159. The page for adding an IPsec tunnel. The window for adding a tunneled network. In the opened window, you can specify the following parameters: Parameter Description Local network A local subnet IP address and mask.
  • Page 164: Ports Settings

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Ports Settings On the Functions / 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 165 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 161. The window for changing the settings of the router's port. In the opened window, specify the needed parameters: Parameter Description Data transfer mode. Select the value to enable autonegotiation.
  • Page 166 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 167: Redirect

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Redirect On the Functions/ 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 168: Igmp/Mld

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual IGMP/MLD On the Functions/ Advanced / IGMP/MLD page, you can allow the router to use IGMP and MLD and specify needed settings. IGMP and MLD are used for managing multicast traffic (transferring data to a group of destinations) in IPv4 and IPv6 networks correspondingly.
  • Page 169: Alg/Passthrough

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual ALG/Passthrough On the Functions/ 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 170 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 171: Management

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Management System Time On the Management / 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 172 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual 3. Select your time zone from the Time zone drop-down list. To set the time zone in accordance with the settings of your operating system or portable device, click the DETERMINE TIMEZONE button.
  • Page 173 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual When the router is powered off or rebooted, the system time is reset to the default value. If you have set automatic synchronization for the system time, the internal clock of the device will be configured after connecting to the Internet.
  • Page 174: Administration

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Administration On the Management / Administration 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...
  • Page 175 DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 17).
  • Page 176: Telnet/Ssh

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Telnet/SSH On the Management / Telnet/SSH page, you can enable or disable access to the device settings via TELNET and/or SSH from your LAN. By default, access is disabled.
  • Page 177: Firmware Update

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Firmware Update On the Management / Firmware Update page, you can update the firmware of the router and configure the automatic check for updates of the router's firmware. Update the firmware only when the router is connected to your PC via a wired connection.
  • Page 178: Local Update

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 179: Remote Update

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 180: Schedule

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Schedule On the Management / Schedule page, you can enable/disable Wi-Fi connection and configure automatic reboot of the device on a schedule, and set a schedule for different filter rules.
  • Page 181 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual In the opened window, in the System Time field, the system time of the device is displayed. You can select the Simplified mode choice of the radio button and specify the following parameters:...
  • Page 182 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To set a schedule for a task which will be applied to a filter rule or will enable/disable Wi-Fi connection, click the ADD button ( ) in the All Tasks section.
  • Page 183 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Parameter Description Every week: When this value is selected, the names of days of the week and the Time field are displayed in the section. Every month: When this value is selected, the Day of month and Time fields are displayed in the section.
  • Page 184: Statistics

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 On the Management / Statistics / Network Statistics page, you can view statistics for all connections existing in the system (WAN connections, LAN, WLAN).
  • Page 185: Port Statistics

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Port Statistics On the Management / Statistics / Port statistics page, you can view statistics for traffic passing through ports of the router. The information shown on the page can be used for diagnosing connection problems.
  • Page 186: Routing

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Routing The Management / Statistics / Routing page displays the routing rules and routing tables. Figure 179. The Management / Statistics / Routing page. The Rules section displays routing rules, their corresponding routing tables, incoming and outgoing interfaces, priority levels, and other data.
  • Page 187 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Figure 180. The routing table page. The opened page displays the information on routes in the selected routing table. The table contains destination IP addresses, gateways, subnet masks, and other data.
  • Page 188: Dhcp

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual DHCP The Management / 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.
  • Page 189: Multicast Groups

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Multicast Groups Statistics / Multicast Groups page displays addresses of active multicast Management / 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 190: Diagnostics

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual Diagnostics Ping On the Management / Diagnostics / 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 191 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Configuring via Web-based Interface User Manual To specify additional settings, click the MORE SETTINGS button. Figure 184. The Management / Diagnostics / Ping page. The additional settings window. In the opened window, in the Packet size field, specify the volume of data sent in a request. In the Waiting for response field, specify the response waiting period in seconds.
  • Page 192: Chapter 5. Operation Guidelines

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 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 193: Wireless Installation Considerations

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Operation Guidelines User Manual Wireless Installation Considerations The DIR-842V2 device lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
  • Page 194: Abbreviations And Acronyms

    DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual CHAPTER 6. ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS Third Generation Access Category Advanced Encryption Standard Access Point Address Resolution Protocol Binary Phase-shift Keying BPSK Basic Service Set Identifier BSSID Complementary Code Keying DBSK...
  • Page 195 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol Identifier Internet Gateway Device Internet Group Management Protocol IGMP Internet Key Exchange International Mobile Equipment Identity IMEI International Mobile Subscriber Identity IMSI Internet Protocol IPTV...
  • Page 196 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual Network Time Protocol Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing OFDM Push Button Configuration Perfect Forward Secrecy Personal Identification Number Power over Ethernet Point-to-Point Protocol pppd Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet...
  • Page 197 DIR-842V2 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router Abbreviations and Acronyms User Manual SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol Secure Shell Service Set Identifier SSID Space-time block coding STBC Transmission Control Protocol Temporal Key Integrity Protocol TKIP User Datagram Protocol Universal Plug and Play...

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