D-Link DSR-250V2 - Unified Services VPN Router Quick Installation Guide

D-Link DSR-250V2 - Unified Services VPN Router Quick Installation Guide

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D-Link DSR-250V2 - Unified Services VPN Router Quick Installation Guide

About This Guide

This guide gives step by step instructions for setting up D-Link DSR-250V2 Services Router. Please note that the model you have purchased may appear slightly different from those shown in the illustrations.

Unpacking the Product

Open the shipping carton and carefully unpack its contents. Please consult the packing list located in following information to make sure all items are present and undamaged. If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your local D-Link reseller for replacement.

  • One (1) DSR-250V2 Unified Services Router Appliance
  • One (1) 12V/1.5A Power Adapter
  • One (1) Console Cable (RJ45-to-DB9 Cable)
  • One (1) Ethernet (CAT5 UTP/Straight Through) Cable

Product Overview

This chapter provides detailed descriptions of the DSR-250V2 device and its components.

Front Panel

Front Panel
Figure 1. DSR-250V2 Front Panel

Item Feature Description
A LED (Top to bottom) Power LED: Indicates the Services Router is powered on.
B USB Port (1) It can support various USB 2.0, 3.0 devices below:
  1. Flash Disk or Hard Disk for network sharing.
  2. Printer (It will be supported by future firmware upgrade)
C Gigabit LAN port (1-4) Connect Ethernet devices, such as computers, switches and hubs.
D Gigabit WAN port (1) One auto MDI/MDIX WAN ports are the connection for the Ethernet cable to the cable or DSL modem.
E Console Port (1) Used to access Command Line Interface (CLI) via RJ45-to-DB9 console Cable.

Table 1: DSR-250V2 Front Panel Descriptions

Device Status LEDs and Ethernet Port LEDs

Figure 2. Ethernet RJ-45 Port LEDs

The device LEDs show information about current device status. When the device power up, the POWER/STATUS LED will show solid orange during power on process. Startup takes one minute approximately to complete, the LED will change to solid green. If you want to turn the device off and on again, we recommend you wait a few seconds between shutting it down and powering it back. The Ethernet LEDs show the status of each Ethernet port. Table 2 lists the name, color, status and description of each device LED.

LED Indicators Color Status Description
Power / Status Orange/Green/Red Solid Orange Device during power-on process
Solid Green Completion of power on
Solid Red Factory Reset
Blinking Red Firmware upgrade
Light Off The device is power-off
TX/RX Status Green Light Off No Link.
Solid Green Link present.
Blinking Green Port is sending or receiving data.
LINK Speed Green/Orange Solid Orange Port is operating at 10Mbps.
Solid Orange Port is operating at 100Mbps
Solid Green Port is operating at 1000Mbps

Table 2: Device Status LED Descriptions

DSR-250V2 Default Interface Settings

Ethernet Interface Interface Type IP Address Web-Based Management DHCP Server
LAN(1-4) Static IP Enabled Enabled
WAN DHCP Client Disabled Disabled

Table 3: Default Interface Settings

Note: D-Link Services Routers only allow Web GUI access from LAN interfaces by default for security reason.

Installing and Connecting the Device

This chapter describes how to connect cables and power to the device.

Before You Begin

Observe the following precautions to help prevent shutdowns, equipment failures and injuries:

  • Before installation, always check that the power supply is disconnected
  • Ensure that the room in which you operate the device has adequate air circulation and that the room temperature does Not exceed 40˚C (104˚F)
  • Allow 1 meter (3 feet) of clear space to the front and back of the device.
  • Do not place the device in an equipment rack frame that blocks the air vents on the sides of the chassis. Ensure that enclosed racks have fans and louvered sides.
  • Correct these hazardous conditions before any installation: moist or wet floors, leaks, ungrounded or frayed power cables, or missing safety grounds.

Connecting Power and Turn the Device On/Off

The AC/DC Power Adapter shipped with the device connects the device to earth ground when plugged an AC grounding-type power outlet. The device must be connected to earth ground during normal operation.

To connect power to the device, plug the AC/DC power adapter into the DC power phone jet on the back panel of the device.
Note: We recommend using a surge protector for the power connection.

To power on the DSR-250V2 device, press the DC power switch on the rear panel to the on position. To power off the device, press the power switch to the off position.

Connecting the Device to a Network

This section provides basic information about physically connecting the DSR-250V2 to a network. To connect the necessary cables as shown in Figure 3.

Basic Cabling Example
Figure 3. Basic Cabling Example

  1. Connect an RJ-45 cable from the port labeled WAN to the external router. The port WAN is pre-allocated to the WAN network segment.
  2. Connect an RJ-45 cable from the port labeled LAN (1-4) to a switch in the LAN network segment.
  3. Connect an RJ45-to-DB9 cable from the console port for CLI (Command Line Interface) management access.

Initially Configure the Device

The services router software is preinstalled on the DSR-250V2 device. When the device is powered on, it is ready to be configured. While the device has a default factory configuration that allow you to initially connect to the device, you must perform further configuration for your specific network requirements.

Using the WebUI

To use the WebUI, the workstation from which you are managing the device must initially be on the same subnetwork as the device.

To access the device with the WebUI:

  1. Connect your workstation on the port labeled LAN (1-4), which is pre-allocated to the LAN.
  2. Ensure your workstation is DHCP Client enabled or configured with a static IP address in the subnet.
  3. Log on the Services Router Web Interface, the default log on information is:
    Username: admin
    Password: Admin$123

Using a Console Connection (RJ45-to-DB9 DCE)

The Services Router provides an serial port that enables a connection to a computer or terminal for monitoring and configuring the device. This port is a RJ-45 connector, implemented as a data communication terminal equipment (DCE) connection.
To use the console port connection, you need the following equipment:

  1. A terminal or a computer with both a serial port and the ability to emulate a terminal.
  2. A RJ45-to-DB9 RS-232 with female connector. (Already included in packing list)
  3. If your Laptop or PC doesn't have RS-232 connector, a converter is required.

Note: DSR-250V2 does not come with RS-232 converter and these must be purchased separately.

To establish a console connection:

  1. Plug the RJ-45 connector of the supplied RJ45-to-DB9 cable directly to the console port on the Services Router.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to a terminal or to the serial connector of a computer running terminal emulation software. Set the terminal emulation software as following:
    Baud rate: 115200
    Data bits: 8
    Parity: None
    Stop bits: 1
    Flow control: None
  3. When you have correctly set up the terminal, having previously followed the instructions in section "Connecting Power and Turn the Device On/Off" then switch on your device. The boot sequence appears in the terminal.
  4. Once the boot sequence completes, the command prompt is displayed, the device is ready to be configured.

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