D-Link DSR-150 - 8-Port Fast Ethernet VPN Router Quick Start Guide

D-Link DSR-150 - 8-Port Fast Ethernet VPN Router Quick Start Guide

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D-Link DSR-150 - 8-Port Fast Ethernet VPN Router Quick Start Guide

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-150 Wireless 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-150 device and its components.

DSR-150 front panel: device status LEDs

The LEDs reflect device current status. The power LED (A) will keep blinking during device startup period. The whole startup process will take around 1 minute and device may not respond to users' requests during this time. After startup completion, the power LED (A) will turn to solid green. If you want to restart the device for some instances, we recommend you waiting a couple of few seconds between shutting down and turning on the device. The meaning and status of each LED indicator are shown in the below table:

Table 1: DSR-150 LED Status Description

Item LED indicators Color Status Description
A Power Green Solid Green Completion of power on
Light Off The device is poweroff or during power-on process
B Internet Green Solid Green Link is up
Blinking Green There are activities on this port
Light Off Link is down
C LAN Green Solid Green Link is up
Blinking Green There are activities on this port
Light Off Link is down

DSR-150 side view: device buttons

Side view
Figure 2: DSR-150 Side View

Table 2: DSR-150 Side Button Description

Item Function Description
A USB port (1) It adheres to USB 2.0 standard and is also compatible to USB 1.1. Now we support below features through this USB port:
  1. Flash Disk or Hard Disk for files sharing.
  2. Printers for printer sharing
B Reset button Long press to reset the device
C Power on/off button Push down this button to turn on the device
D Power jack DC power jack

DSR-150 back view: device interfaces

Rear View
Figure 3: DSR-150 Back View

Table 3: DSR-150 Back Interface Description

Item Function Description
A Fast Ethernet LAN port (1-8) It connects Ethernet devices, such as computers, switches and hubs
B Fast Ethernet WAN port (1) One auto MDI/MDIX WAN port used to connect the cable or DSL modem for Internet.
C Console port (1) It is used to access Command Line Interface (CLI) via RJ45-to-DB9 console Cable.

DSR-150 Default Interface Settings

Table 4: Default Interfaces Settings

Ethernet Interface Interface Type IP Address Web-Based Management DHCP Server

LAN (1-8)


Static IP Enabled Enabled


client Disabled Disabled

Note: D-Link Services Routers only allow Web GUI access from LAN and WLAN 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.
  • Before installation, please correct these hazardous conditions: moist or wet floors, leaks, ungrounded or frayed power cables, or missing safety grounds.

Connecting Power and Turn the Device On/Off

To connect power to the device, please plug the AC/DC power adapter (shipping along with the box) into the DC power jack on the side of the device.

Note: We recommend using a surge protector for the power connection.

To power on the DSR-150 device, please push down the power button on the side of the device. To power off the device, please push down the power button again, and the power button will recover the non-pressed position.

Connecting the Device to a Network

This section provides basic knowledge of how to connect DSR-150 to network.
Necessary connecting cables and steps are shown below.

  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 (1-8) 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.

Basic Cabling Example
Figure 4: Basic Cabling Example

Initially Configure the Device

DSR-150 preinstall services router software and is ready to be further configured after startup completion. Although the device has preconfigured with factory default settings allowing you to initialize connections to the device, we still highly recommend you to customized configurations for your specific network requirements.

Using the Web User Interface

To use the Web User Interface (WebUI) to manage DSR-150, the workstation from which you manage the device must be in the same subnet as the device.

Table 5: Browser Compatibility

Browser Version
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and Later
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and Later
Netscape Navigator 9.0 and Later
Apple Safari 4.0 and Later
Google Chrome 3.0 and Later

To access the device with the WebUI:

  1. Connect your workstation on the port labeled LAN (1-8), 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.

    Note: Disable pop-up blocking software or add the management IP address to your pop-up blocker's allow list.
  3. Launch your browser; enter the IP address for the LAN interface. (The factory default IP address is, then press Enter.
    Browser Address
    Figure 5. Browser Address
  4. Log on the Services Router Web Interface The default log on information is:
    Username: admin
    Password: admin
    Authentication Message
    Figure 6. Authentication Message

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-150 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. If you correctly set up the terminal, following previous instructions in section of "Connecting Power and Turn the Device On/Off" and turn on the device, the boot sequence should appear in the terminal.
  4. Once the boot sequence completes, the command prompt is displayed, the device is ready to be configured.

Finalizing the Configuration

After initial setup, you should refer to the companion publications found in PDF format on http://support.dlink.ca for more information on how to begin to configure the DSR-150 device.

D-Link Services Router User Manual
This document describes the general operation and control of the Services Router firmware which drives and controls the Services Router series hardware. It includes examples of how to carry out typical administrative tasks such as setting up a VPN and how to use Services Router series in various scenarios.

D-Link Service Router Log Reference Guide
This document describes all log messages that might be generated by Services Router during system operation.

D-Link Services Router CLI Reference Guide
This document describes all available text-based commands that can be used on RJ45-to-DB9 Console or SSH interface to configure Services Router during system operation.

Additional Information

Additional help is available through D-Link worldwide offices listed at the appendix of the User Manual or online. To know more about D-Link security product products or marketing information, please visit the website http://mydsr.dlink.com.tw; for any support issue, please visit the website http://support.dlink.com.tw, which will redirect you to appropriate local D-Link website.

Technical Support

This guide is only for first time configuration. Please refer to the user manual to learn more or visit http://www.mydlink.com for more information. Also feel free to contact us. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our website.



Version 2.00(CA)_90x130

May 26, 2015


Copyright ©2015 All rights reserved. D-Link and the D-Link logo are registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n 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. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the packaging. Visit dlink.com (US) or dlink.ca (Canada) for more details.

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