D-Link Express Ethernetwork DI-604 Owner's Manual
D-Link Express Ethernetwork DI-604 Owner's Manual

D-Link Express Ethernetwork DI-604 Owner's Manual

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Express Ethernetwork
Broadband Router
Rev. 070902
Building Networks for People


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  • Page 1 DI-604 Express Ethernetwork Broadband Router Manual Rev. 070902 Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents Introduction Using the Configuration Wizard Using the Configuration Menu Troubleshooting Networking Basics Technical Specifications Contacting Technical Support Warranty and Registration ... 3 ... 4 ... 27 ... 33 ... 9 ... 13 ... 46 ... 47 ... 47...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Quick Installation Guide Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DI-604 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

    Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of this outstanding Broadband Router. The DI-604 is specifically designed for Small Office and Home Office needs. It provides a complete solution for Internet surfing and office resources sharing, and it is easy to configure and operate for even non- technical users.
  • Page 5: Introduction To Broadband Router Technology

    User-Definable Application Sensing Tunnel User can define the attributes to support special applications requiring multiple connections, like Internet gaming, video conferencing, Internet telephony and so on. The DI-604 can sense the application type and open a multi-port tunnel for it. DMZ Host supported Allows a networked computer to be fully exposed to the Internet;...
  • Page 6: Introduction To Local Area Networking

    prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks or corporate LAN’ s and Intranets. A firewall watches all of the information moving to and from your network and analyzes each piece of data. Each piece of data is checked against a set of criteria that the administrator configures. If any data does not meet the criteria, that data is blocked and discarded.
  • Page 7 Virtual Private Networking (VPN) uses a publicly wired network (the Internet) to securely connect two different networks as if they were the same network. For example, an employee can access the corporate network from home using VPN, allowing the employee to access files and printers. Here are several different implementations of VPN that can be used.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    The Infrastructure Network example shown contains the following D-Link network devices: Express Ethernetwork Broadband Router - D-Link DI-604 A laptop computer with an Ethernet adapter - D-Link DFE-670TXD A desktop computer with an Ethernet adapter - D-Link DFE-530TX+ A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200...
  • Page 9: Using The Configuration Wizard

    (The IP Address shown in the example above is the default setting. If you have changed the IP Address of the DI-604 to conform to a network, then input that IP Address in the web browser, instead of the default IP Address shown.) •...
  • Page 10 It is recommended that you change the admin password for security purposes. Enter in your new password. Enter it in a second time for verification. Click Next In the window below, select the method you use to connect to the Internet. This is called the WAN connection or WAN Type.
  • Page 11: Static Ip Address

    If your ISP requires you to enter a specific host name or specific MAC address, please enter it in. The CLONE MAC Address button is used to copy the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter to the DI-604 WAN interface. Click Next...
  • Page 12 PPPoE If you select PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE), you will see the following page. Enter in the username and password provided to you by your ISP. Enter in the Service Name if your ISP uses a Service Name for the PPPoE connection.
  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Menu

    The Setup Wizard page is the first page that appears when logging into the web-based management interface. The Setup Wizard is a utility used to quickly configure the DI-604. It will guide you through three quick and basic steps to help you connect to your ISP. You will be connected to your ISP (Internet...
  • Page 14 WAN is short for Wide Area Network. The WAN settings can be referred to as the Public settings. All IP information in the WAN settings are public IP addresses which are accessible on the Internet. The WAN settings consist of these options: Dynamic IP Address, Dynamic IP (w/RoadRunner,) Static IP Address, PPPoE, and PPTP.
  • Page 15 HOME > WAN > STATIC IP ADDRESS Choose Static IP Address if all WAN IP information is provided to you by your ISP. You will need to enter in the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form, which are four IP octets separated by a dot (x.x.x.x).
  • Page 16 HOME > WAN > PPPOE Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses PPPoE connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services. PPPoE Account: Your PPPoE account is provided by your ISP PPPoE Password: Your PPPoE password is provided by your ISP Primary DNS Address: Primary DNS IP Address is provided by your ISP Secondary DNS Address: optional...
  • Page 17 Click Apply if you have made any changes. DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DI-604 has a built-in DHCP server. The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “...
  • Page 18 The firewall filters out unrecognized packets to protect your LAN (local area network); so all computers networked with the DI-604 are invisible to the outside world. If you wish, you can make some of them accessible by enabling the Virtual Server Mapping.
  • Page 19 Incoming Ports: when the trigger packet is detected, the inbound packets to the specified port numbers are allowed to pass the firewall. The DI-604 provides some predefined settings in the gray pad on the bottom of the web page. Select your application in the Popular applications pull- down menu and click Copy to in order to copy the predefined setting.
  • Page 20 ADVANCED>FILTER MAC Address Control allows you to assign different access rights for different users and to assign a specific IP address to a certain MAC address. MAC Address Control: Check Enable to enable the MAC Address Control. All of the settings in this page will take effect only when Enable is checked. Connection control: Check Connection control to control what wired and wireless clients can connect to this device.
  • Page 21 Near the bottom of the MAC Address Control window, the following pull-down menu and button will help you to input the MAC address. Select a specific client in the “DHCP clients” pull-down menu. Click on the “Copy to” button to copy the MAC address of the DHCP client you select to the ID selected in the “ID”...
  • Page 22 ADVANCED > FIREWALL The Firewall enables you to control what packets are allowed to pass the router. Outbound filter applies on all outbound packets. However, Inbound filter applies on packets that are destined for Virtual Servers or DMZ host only. You can select one of the two filtering policies: 1.
  • Page 23 • Destination port address For source or destination IP address, you can define a single IP address (e.g., or a range of IP addresses (e.g., An empty fields implies all IP addresses. For source or destination port, you can define a single port (e.g., 80) or a range of ports (e.g., 1000-1999).
  • Page 24 ADVANCED > SNMP In brief, SNMP, the Simple Network Management Protocol, is a protocol designed to give a user the capability to remotely manage a computer network by polling and setting terminal values and monitoring network events. To enable SNMP click the check box next to Local or Remote in the Enable SNMP field.
  • Page 25 ADVANCED > DDNS Dynamic DNS To host your server on a changing IP address, you have to use dynamic domain name service (DDNS). Anyone wishing to reach your host only needs to know the name of it. Dynamic DNS will map the name of your host to your current IP address, which changes each time you connect to your Internet service provider.
  • Page 26 ADVANCED > ROUTING Routing allows you to determine which physical interface address to use for outgoing IP data grams. If you have more than one router and subnet, you will need to enable the routing table to allow packets to find the proper routing path and allow different subnets to communicate with each other.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you do not wish to set the static IP address on your PC, you will need to configure your PC to request an IP address from the gateway. Click the Start button, select Settings, and select Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon.
  • Page 28 Choose the IP ADDRESS tab. Select Obtain an IP automatically. After clicking OK, windows might ask you to restart the PC. Click Yes. CONFIRM YOUR PC’ S IP CONFIGURATION There are two tools which are great for finding out a computer’ s IP configuration: MAC address and default gateway.
  • Page 29 IPCONFIG (for Windows 2000/NT/XP) At the command prompt type IPCONFIG and press Enter. Your PC IP information will be displayed as shown below.
  • Page 30 Assigning a Static IP Address Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will not need to assign Static IP Addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP Address, please follow these instructions: Go to START...
  • Page 31 Right-click on Local Area Connections. Click Properties Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click Properties Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. DFE-530TX+...
  • Page 32 Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are sequential, like and The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.) •...
  • Page 33: 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.
  • Page 34 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...
  • Page 35 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...
  • Page 36 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.
  • Page 37 Networking Basics In the window below, select the best option. 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. Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.
  • Page 38 Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files. Please read the information under Here’ s how in the screen below. After you complete 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.
  • Page 39 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 40 Networking Basics Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions: • 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.
  • Page 41 Networking Basics 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/2000 Go to Start >...
  • Page 42 Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type Command Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type ipconfig /all at the prompt. Click Enter. All the configuration settings are displayed as shown below. D-Link DFE-530TX+...
  • Page 43 Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address. Click Enter. The new IP Address is shown below. (Windows 98/ME users: winipcfg at the prompt. Click Release and Renew to obtain a new IP Address.) Assigning a Static IP Address Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP...
  • Page 44 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Double-click on Network Connections • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Double-click Properties...
  • Page 45 IP Address of the Default Gateway.) The DNS server information will be provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.) D-Link DFE-530TX+ • Click OK You have completed the assignment of a Static IP Address. (You do not need to assign a Static IP Address if you have a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router.)
  • Page 46: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards: • IEEE 802.3 10BASET-T Ethernet • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control • IEEE 802.1p Priority Queue • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay auto-negotiation Management: • Web-Based VPN Pass Through Function*: • PPTP • L2TP •...
  • Page 47: Contacting Technical Support

    • Software type and version number Warranty and Registration D-Link Systems, Inc. (“ D-Link” ) provides this 1-Year warranty for its product only to the person or entity who originally purchased the product from: • D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor.
  • Page 48 (90) days after any replacement Software is delivered. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non- conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...
  • Page 49 Trademarks Copyright® 2002 D-Link Corporation. Contents subject to change without prior notice. D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective proprietors. Copyright Statement No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976.

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