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D-LINK
AirPro DI-764
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode
Wireless Broadband Router
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-LINK AirPro DI-764 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Broadband Router Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 Introduction ... 4 Wireless Basics ...6 Getting Started ... 10 Using the Configuration Menu ... 12 Networking Basics ... 41 Troubleshooting ... 70 Technical Specifications ... 76 Contacting Technical Support... 79 Warranty and Registration ... 80...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DI-764 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    At 54Mbps (up to 72Mbps in Turbo mode ) in the 5GHz frequency range and a simultaneous 11 Mbps (up to 22 Mbps with D-Link AirPlus products) in the 2.4GHz frequency range, the D-Link AirPro DI-764 multimode broadband router delivers the fastest standards-based wireless technology in the industry.

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    Windows, and can be easily integrated into a large network. This Manual is designed to help you connect the DI-764 with the D-Link 2.4GHz AirPlus or 5GHz AirPro Wireless Adapters into an existing network. Please take a look at the Getting Started section in this manual to see an example of an Infrastructure network using the DI-764.

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Local Network (Ports 1-4) Wireless Basics D-Link AirPro 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 AirPro wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it.

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    Under many circumstances, it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers, printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this link.

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    Based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DI-764 is also interoperable with existing compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 22Mbps (with the D-Link AirPlus family of wireless devices,) as well as standard 802.11b technology ( the D-Link Air family of wireless devices),...

  • Page 9: Installation Considerations

    The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DI-764 and your receiving device (e.g., the DWL-A650 or the DWL-650+) to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPro Wireless product’s...

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    D-Link Air networking products. Note: If you are using a DHCP-capable router in your network setup, such as the DI-764, you will not need to assign a static IP Address. If you need to assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network,...

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    Getting Started Please remember that D-Link AirPro wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with the default settings. For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above), please do the following: You will need broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription...

  • Page 12: Using The Configuration Menu

    Open the web browser Type in the IP Address of the Access Point Note: if you have changed the default IP Address assigned to the DI-764, make sure to enter the correct IP Address. Type admin in the User Name field...

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    802.11a or 802.11b+. Here, 802.11a is selected. SSID- Channel- Turbo Mode- If you enable Turbo mode on the DI-764, make sure to also enable Turbo mode on all 802.11a wireless clients or a wireless connection will not be established. WEP-...

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    Wireless Settings- SSID- Channel- WEP- WEP Encryption- WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) If you enable encryption on the DI-764 make sure to also enable encryption on all 802.11b wireless clients or wireless connection will not be established. Key Type- Passphrase- Keys 1-4- Apply- choose 802.11a or 802.11b+.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > Dynamic IP Address Please be sure to remove any existing PPPoE client software installed on your computers. Dynamic IP Address- Host Name- MAC Address- Clone MAC Address- Apply- most Cable modem users will select this option to obtain an IP Address automatically from their ISP (Internet Service Pro- vider).

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > Static IP Address Static IP Address- IP Address- Subnet Mask- Gateway Address- Primary DNS Address- Secondary DNS Address- Apply- select this option to set static IP information provided to you by your ISP. input the IP Address provided by your ISP input your Subnet mask.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Home > WAN > PPPoE PPPoE- User Name- Password- Retype Password- Service Name- IP Address- Choose this option if your ISP uses PPPoE. (Most DSL users will select this option.) Dynamic PPPoE- receive an IP Address automatically from your ISP.

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    LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DI-764. These settings may be referred to as Private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.

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    TCP/IP settings provided by the DI-764. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Virtual Server The DI-764 can be configured as a virtual server so that remote users accessing Web or FTP services via the public IP address can be automatically redirected to local servers in the LAN (Local Area Network).

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Virtual Server continued The DI-764 is also capable of port-redirection meaning incoming traffic to a particular port may be redirected to a different port on the server computer. Each virtual service that is created will be listed at the bottom of the screen in the Virtual Servers List.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Virtual Server continued Click on this icon to edit the virtual service Click on this icon to delete the virtual service Example #2: If you have an FTP server that you wanted Internet users to access by WAN port 2100 and only during the weekends, you would need to enable it as such.

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    Internet telephony and others. These applications have difficulties working through NAT (Network Address Translation). Special Applications makes some of these applications work with the DI-764. If you need to run applications that require multiple connections, specify the port normally associated with an application in the “Trigger Port”...

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    Filters are used to deny or allow LAN (Local Area Network) computers from accessing the Internet. The DI-764 can be setup to deny internal computers by their IP or MAC addresses. The DI-764 can also block users from accessing restricted web sites.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Filters > URL Blocking URL Blocking is used to deny LAN computers from accessing specific web sites by its URL. A URL is a specially formatted text string that defines a location on the Internet.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Filters > MAC Filters Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers by their MAC addresses from accessing the Internet. You can either manually add a MAC address or select the MAC address from the list of clients that are currently connected to the Broadband Router.

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    Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Filters > Domain Blocking Domain Blocking is used to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers from accessing specific domains on the Internet. Domain blocking will deny all requests to a specific domain such as http and ftp. It can also allow computers to access specific sites and deny all other sites.

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    Firewall Rules is an advanced feature used to deny or allow traffic from passing through the DI-764. It works in the same way as IP Filters with additional settings. You can create more detailed access rules for the DI-764. When virtual services are created and enabled, it will also display in Firewall Rules.

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    If you have a client PC that cannot run Internet applications properly from behind the DI-764, then you can set the client up to unrestricted Internet access. It allows a computer to be exposed to the Internet. This feature is useful for gaming purposes.

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    Open system or Shared Key the DI-764 will be visible to all devices on the network. This is the default setting in this mode, in order to access the DI-764 on the network, the...

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    Wireless Performance features for the Access Point portion of the DI-764. beacons are packets sent by the DI-764 to synchronize a wire- less network. Specify a value. 100 is the default setting and is recommended.

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    CRC is a common technique for de- tecting data transmission errors. select Open system or Shared Key the DI-764 will be visible to all devices on the network. This is the default setting in this mode, in order to access the DI-764 on the network, the...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Remote Management Remote Management allows the DI-764 to be configured from the Internet by a web browser. A username and password is still required to access the Web-Management interface. In general, only a member of your network can browse the built-in web pages to perform “Administrator”...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > System System Settings Save Settings to Local Hard Drive- Load Settings from Local Hard Drive- Restore to Factory Default Settings- click Save to save the current settings to the local Hard Drive click Browse to find the settings, then click Load click Restore to restore the factory default settings...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Tools > Firmware Firmware Upgrade- Browse- click on the link in this screen to find out if there is an updated firmware; if so, download the new firmware to your hard drive. after you have downloaded the new firmware, click Browse in this window to locate the firmware update on your hard drive.

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    PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and IPSec (IP Security). Once VPN pass-through is enabled, there is no need to open up virtual services. Multiple VPN connections can be made through the DI-764. This is useful when you have many VPN clients on the LAN network. PPTP-...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Device Info Device Information- This screen displays information about the DI-764...

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    Using the Configuration Menu Status > Log View Log- Log Settings- this screen displays the activity on the DI-764 for advanced features, click on Log Settings...

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    Wireless Client List- displays the receive and transmit packets that are passing through the DI-764. Click on Refresh or Reset, for the most recent information. displays the wireless clients that are connected to the Access Point function of the DI-764.

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

  • Page 41: Networking Basics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Page 48: Naming Your Computer

    Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) Right-click on My Computer Select Properties and click Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window. You may enter a Com- puter Description if you wish;...

  • Page 49: Checking The Ip Address In Windows Xp

    Naming your Computer In this window, enter the Computer name Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range.) To check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the following: Right-click on the...

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    Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab Click Close Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configura- tion Protocol) technology.

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

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    Enter the IP Address of the Default Gateway (in this case it is 192.168.0.1 for the DI-764) Input your DNS server address. The DNS server address will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If the DNS Server address is not available from your ISP, you may input 192.168.0.1 in this field.

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

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

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    A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP Address of the Wireless Router or Access Point. A good wireless connection will show four replies from the Wireless Router or Acess Point, as shown.

  • Page 56: Adding A Local Printer

    Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of Networking Basics,) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.

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    Adding a local printer (a printer connected directly to a computer) A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer.

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer Click Next Select Local printer attached to this computer (Deselect Automati- cally detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.) Click Next Select Use the following port: From the pull-down menu select the correct port for your printer (Most computers use the LPT1: port,...

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    Adding a local printer Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) At this screen, you can change the name of the printer (optional.) Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Click Finish When the test page has printed, Click OK...

  • Page 61: Sharing A Network Printer

    Adding a local printer Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer. Sharing a network printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your net- work, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    Sharing a network printer Click on Add a printer Click Next Select Network Printer Click Next...

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    Sharing a network printer Select Browse for a printer Click Next Select the printer you would like to share Click Next Click Finish...

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    Sharing a network printer To check for proper installation: Go to Start > Printers and Faxes The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: Remember the printer name Run the Add Printer Wizard on all the...

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network. To share an LPR printer, please follow these directions: Go to Start >...

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    Sharing an LPR printer Select Create a new port From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown. Click Next Please read the instructions on this screen Click Next Enter the Printer IP Address and the Port Name, as shown. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer In this screen, select Custom Click Settings Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name IP Address. Select LPR Enter a Queue Name (if your Print- Server/ Gateway has more than one port, you will need a Queue name.)

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    Sharing an LPR printer This screen will show you information about your printer. Click Finish Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers. Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer. Click Have Disk If the printer driver is already installed, do the following: Select Keep existing driver...

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    Sharing an LPR printer You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers on your network.

  • Page 70: Troubleshooting

    Windows XP in the Networking Basics section of this manual. Note: The IP Address of the DI-764 is 192.168.0.1. All the computers on the network must have a unique IP Address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Any computers that have identical IP Addresses will not be visible on the network.

  • Page 71: Infrastructure Mode

    Check that the IP Address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP Address range as the access point and gateway. (Since the DI-764 has an IP Address of 192.168.0.1, wireless adapters must have an IP Address in the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Each device must have a unique IP Address;...

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

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    Troubleshooting Double-click on Network Adapters Right-click on D-Link AirPro DWL-A650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly Click OK...

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    4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want. However, the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the wireless range. Please refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless Basics section of this manual for further information about the most advanta- geous placement of your D-Link wireless products.

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    7. Resetting the DI-764 to Factory Default Settings After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DI-764 to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link AirPro products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings.

  • Page 76: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards Ports Network Management Network Architecture Diagnostic LED Range Temperature IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.3x (4) 10/100Base-T LAN Ports (auto-MDIX) (1) WAN Port (1) Power – 5V DC, 3A Web-Based Interface Supports Infrastructure Mode Power 100M Link/Act 10M Link/Act...

  • Page 77: Physical Dimensions

    Humidity: Emissions: Physical Dimensions: 802.11a Specifications Data Rates:* Data Security: Antenna Type: Available Channels: Frequency Range: Modulation Technology: Antenna Type: *Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE Standard 802.11a specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead lower actual data throughput rate.

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    802.11a Specifications (continued) Modulation Techniques: 802.11b Specifications Data Rates: Data Security: Available Channels: Frequency Range: Modulation Technology: Modulation Techniques: BPSK QPSK 16 QAM 64 QAM 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 22 Mbps (with Automatic Fallback) 64, 128, 256-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption Eleven channels for North America.

  • Page 79: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.

  • Page 80: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

  • Page 81

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

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

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