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  • Page 1 DI-524 Wireless Router Manual...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ................3 Introduction ................... 4 Wireless Basics ..................8 Getting Started ..................11 Using the Configuration Menu ............12 Networking Basics ................40 Troubleshooting .................. 55 Technical Specifications ..............62 Frequently Asked Questions............... 65...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

     Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DI-524 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

    DI-524, used in conjunction with other 802.11g products, will still be much stronger than ever before. Utilizing the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DI-524 will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the 802.11g network. You only need to input your encryption information once in the configuration menu.
  • Page 5: Connections

    Connections All Ethernet Ports (WAN and LAN) are auto MDI/MDIX, meaning you can use either a straight-through or a crossover Ethernet cable. Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings. Auto MDI/MDIX Receptor The Auto MDI/ LAN ports for the MDIX WAN port is...
  • Page 6 NETWORK LED A blinking light A solid light A solid light indicates indicates that the indicates a proper a connection to an DI-524 is ready connection to the Ethernet-enabled power supply computer on ports 1-4. This LED blinks during data...
  • Page 7: Features

    Features  Fully compatible with the 802.11g standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 54Mbps Backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data  rate of up to 11Mbps  WPA (Wi Fi Protected Access) authorizes and identifies users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval, for example: ...
  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link 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. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
  • Page 9 OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The DI-524 is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices. This means that if you have an existing 802.11b network, the devices in that network will be compatible with 802.11g...
  • Page 10 Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations The DI-524 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. 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 11: Getting Started

    (See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G630.) Install the D-Link DFE-530TX+ adapter into a desktop computer. The four Ethernet LAN ports of the DI-524 are Auto MDI/MDIX and will work with both Straight-Through and Cross-Over cable. (See the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the DFE-530TX+.)
  • Page 12: Using The Configuration Menu

    Whenever you want to configure your network or the DI-524, you can access the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP Address of the DI-524. The DI-524 default IP Address is shown at right: http://192.168.0.1 O pen the web browser ...
  • Page 13 Security- Select None, WEP, 802.1X, WPA-PSK or WPA. None is the default setting. (Note: if you enable encryption on the DI-524, please make sure that you also enable encryption on all the wireless clients, or wireless connection will not be established.)
  • Page 14 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Home > WAN > Dynamic IP Address Dynamic Choose Dynamic IP Address to obtain IP Address information IP Address- automatically from your ISP. Select this option if your ISP does not give you any IP numbers to use. This option is commonly used for Cable modem services.
  • Page 15 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Home > WAN > Static IP Address 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.
  • Page 16 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Home > WAN > PPPoE Please be sure to remove any existing PPPoE client software installed on your computers. Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over E t h e r n e t ) i f y o u r ISP uses a PPPoE c o n n e c t i o n .
  • Page 17 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-524. 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.
  • Page 18 TCP/IP settings provided by the DI-524. 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.
  • Page 19 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > Virtual Server The DI-524 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).
  • Page 20 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > Virtual Server continued Select Enabled or Disabled Virtual Server- Name- Enter the name referencing the virtual service Private IP- The server computer in the LAN (Local Area Network) that will be providing the virtual services. Protocol Type- The protocol used for the virtual service Private Port-...
  • Page 21 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) 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.
  • Page 22 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-524. If you need to run applications that require multiple connections, specify the port normally associated with an application in the “Trigger Port”...
  • Page 23 Filters are used to deny or allow LAN (Local Area Network) computers from accessing the Internet. The DI-524 can be setup to deny internal computers by their IP or MAC addresses. The DI-524 can also block users from accessing restricted web sites.
  • Page 24 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > Filters > URL Blocking URL Blocking is used to deny LAN computers from accessing specific web sites by the URL. A URL is a specially formatted text string that defines a location on the Internet. If any part of the URL contains the blocked word, the site will not be accessible and the web page will not display.
  • Page 25 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) 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 Network. 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.
  • Page 26: Domain Blocking

    Using the Configuration Menu (continued) 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.
  • Page 27 Firewall Rules is an advanced feature used to deny or allow traffic from passing through the DI-524. It works in the same way as IP Filters with additional settings. You can create more detailed access rules for the DI-524. When virtual services are created and enabled, it will also display in Firewall Rules.
  • Page 28 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > DDNS Users who have a Dynamic DDNS account may use this feature on the DI-524. Provider- Select from the list of DDNS servers available. Host Name- Enter your DDNS account host name. Username/Email- Enter your DDNS account username.
  • Page 29 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > DMZ If you have a client PC that cannot run Internet applications properly from behind the DI- 524, then you can set the client up for unrestricted Internet access. It allows a computer to be exposed to the Internet.
  • Page 30 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Advanced > Performance Beacon Interval- Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network. Specify a value. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. RTS Threshold- This value should remain at its default setting of 2432. If incon- sistent data flow is a problem, only a minor modification should be made.
  • Page 31 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Tools> Admin At this page, the DI-524 administrator can change the system password. There are two accounts that can access the Broadband Router’s Web-Management interface. They are admin and user. Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access.
  • Page 32 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Tools > Time Default NTP is short for Network Time Protocol. NTP synchronizes NTP Server- computer clock times in a network of computers. This field is optional. Time Zone- Set Device Date and Time: To manually input the time. Enter the values in these fields for the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, and Second.
  • Page 33: Restore To Factory

    Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Tools > System The current system settings can be saved as a file onto the local hard drive. The saved file or any other saved setting file can be loaded back on the Broadband Router. To reload a system settings file, click on Browse to browse the local hard drive and locate the system file to be used.
  • Page 34 Click on Browse to browse the local hard drive and locate the firmware to be used for the update. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com. You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site.
  • Page 35 Restart Click Reboot to restart the DI-524 Device- Block If you choose to block WAN Ping, the WAN IP Address of the DI-524 will not respond to pings. Blocking the Ping may provide some extra Ping- security from hackers. Discard Ping from WAN side-...
  • Page 36 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Status > Device Info This page displays the current information for the DI-524. It will display the LAN, WAN and MAC address information. If your WAN connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a Release button and a Renew button will be displayed.
  • Page 37 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Status > Log The Broadband Router keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the Router. If the device is rebooted, the logs are automatically cleared. You may save the log files under Log Settings. View Log- First Page - The first page of the log Last Page - The last page of the log...
  • Page 38 Using the Configuration Menu (continued) Status > Log > Log Settings Not only does the Broadband Router display the logs of activities and events, it can setup to send these logs to another location. SMTP Server/ The address of the SMTP server that will be used to send the IP Address - logs Email Address -...
  • Page 39 Status > Stats The screen above displays theTraffic Statistics. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DI-524 on both the WAN and the LAN ports. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.
  • Page 40: 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 41 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 42: Networking Basics

    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 43 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 44 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. Click Next.
  • Page 45 Networking Basics 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. To continue click Next.
  • Page 46 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 47: Naming Your Computer

    Networking Basics 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.
  • Page 48 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 The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Ad- dress 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:...
  • Page 49 Networking Basics 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 Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 50 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000  Double-click on Network Connections  Right-click on Local Area Connections  Double-click on Properties...
  • Page 51: Assigning A Static Ip Address In Windows Xp

    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000  Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)  Click Properties 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 192.168.0.2, the other computers should...
  • Page 52 Networking Basics Assigning a Static 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 Manually in the  Configure pull-down menu ...
  • Page 53 Networking Basics 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 ...
  • Page 54 Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Go to Start > Run >  type cmd. 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.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting

    1. The computer used to configure the DI-524 cannot access the Configuration menu.  Check that the Ethernet LED on the DI-524 is ON. If the LED is not ON, check that the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely inserted.
  • Page 56: 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-524 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;...
  • Page 57 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.
  • Page 58 Troubleshooting  Double-click on Network Adapters Right-click on D-Link  AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter (In this example we use the DWL-G650; you may be using other network adapters, but the procedure will remain the same.) D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650  Select Properties to check that the drivers are...
  • Page 59: Why Does My Wireless Connection Keep Dropping

    RF noise, like microwaves, Monitors, electric motors, etc. 6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection? If you have enabled Encryption on the DI-524, you must also enable encryption on all wireless clients in order to establish a wireless connection.
  • Page 60 Troubleshooting 6. Why can’t I get a wireless connection? (continued) Turn off your DI-524 and the client. Turn the DI-524 back on again, and then  turn on the client. Make sure that all devices are set to Infrastructure mode.
  • Page 61 8. Resetting the DI-524 to Factory Default Settings After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you may choose to Reset the DI-524 to the factory default settings. Remember that D-Link AirPro products network together, out of the box, at the factory default settings.
  • Page 62: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards Based on IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0) Technology  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.3  IEEE 802.3u  VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions PPTP   L2TP IPSec  Device Management Web-Based- Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape Navigator v7 ...
  • Page 63 Technical Specifications LEDs: Power   LAN (10/100)  WLAN (Wireless Connection)  Physical Dimensions: L = 5.6 inches (142mm)  W = 4.3 inches (109mm)  H = 1.2 inches (31mm)  Wireless Transmit Power: 17dBm± 2dB  Security: 802.1x ...
  • Page 64 Technical Specifications Wireless Data Rates with Automatic Fallback: Max physical rate up to 150 Mbps in 802.11n mode  54 Mbps  48 Mbps  36 Mbps  24 Mbps  18 Mbps  12 Mbps  11 Mbps  9 Mbps ...
  • Page 65: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions Why can´t I access the web based configuration? When entering the IP Address of the DI-524 (192.168.0.1), you are not connecting to the Internet or have to be connected to the Internet. The device has the utility built-in to a ROM chip in the device itself.
  • Page 66 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) What type of cable should I be using? (continued) What´s the difference between a crossover cable and a straight-through cable? The wiring in crossover and straight-through cables are different. The two types of cable have different purposes for different LAN configurations.
  • Page 67: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) Step 2 Disable any Internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls like Zone Alarm, Black Ice, Sygate, Norton Personal Firewall, etc. might block access to the configuration pages. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.
  • Page 68 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) Step 4 Check your IP Address. Your computer must have an IP Address in the same range of the device you are attempting to configure. Most D-Link devices use the 192.168.0.X range.
  • Page 69 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) Step 4 (continued) Check your IP Address. Your computer must have an IP Address in the same range of the device you are attempting to configure. Most D-Link devices use the 192.168.0.X range.
  • Page 70 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) Step 4 (continued) Check your IP Address. Your computer must have an IP Address in the same range of the device you are attempting to configure. Most D- Link devices use the 192.168.0.X range.
  • Page 71 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) How can I assign a Static IP Address in Windows 2000? (continued) Click Use the following IP Address and enter an IP Address that is on the same subnet as the LAN IP Address on your router.
  • Page 72 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) Why can´t I access the web based configuration? (continued) How can I assign a Static IP Address in Windows 98/Me? (continued) Step 2 Click Specify an IP Address. Enter in an IP Address that is on the same subnet as the LAN IP Address on your router.
  • Page 73 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How can I setup my router to work with a Cable modem connection? Dynamic Cable connection (IE AT&T-BI, Cox, Adelphia, Rogers, Roadrunner, Charter, and Comcast). Note: Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to the cable modem.
  • Page 74 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How can I setup my router to work with a Cable modem connection? (continued) Step 3 Power cycle the cable modem and router: Turn the cable modem off (first) . Turn the router off Leave them off for 2 minutes.** Turn the cable modem on (first).
  • Page 75 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. Step 1 Upgrade Firmware if needed. (Please visit the D-Link tech support website at: http://support.dlink.com for the latest firmware upgrade information.) Step 2 Take a paperclip and perform a hard reset. With the unit on, use a paperclip and hold down the reset button on the back of the unit for 10 seconds.
  • Page 76 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How can I setup my router to work with Earthlink DSL or any PPPoE connection? (continued) Step 8 Click Apply. When prompted, click Continue. Once the screen refreshes, unplug the power to the D-Link router. Step 9 Turn off your DSL modem for 2-3 minutes.
  • Page 77 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I open ports on my router? To allow traffic from the internet to enter your local network, you will need to open up ports or the router will block the request. Step 1 Open your web browser and enter the IP Address of your D-Link router (192.168.0.1).
  • Page 78 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) What is DMZ? Demilitarized Zone: In computer networks, a DMZ (demilitarized zone) is a computer host or small network inserted as a neutral zone between a company´s private network and the outside public network. It prevents outside users from getting direct access to a server that has company data.
  • Page 79 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I configure the DMZ Host? (continued) Step 2 Log into the web based configuration of the router by typing in the IP Address of the router (default:192.168.0.1) in your web browser. The username is admin (all lowercase) and the password is blank (nothing) Step 3...
  • Page 80 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I open a range of ports on my DI-524 using Firewall rules? Step 1 Access the router’s web configuration by entering the router’s IP Address in your web browser. The default IP Address is 192.168.0.1. Login using your password.
  • Page 81 192.168.0.6 1723 192.168.0.7 How do I use PC Anywhere with my DI-524 router? You will need to open 3 ports in the Virtual Server section of your D-Link router. Step 1 Open your web browser and enter the IP Address of the router (192.168.0.1).
  • Page 82 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I use PC Anywhere with my DI-524 router? (continued) Step 6 Create a second entry as shown here: Step 7 Click Apply and then click Continue. Step 8 Create a third and final entry as shown...
  • Page 83 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How can I use eDonkey behind my D-Link Router? You must open ports on your router to allow incoming traffic while using eDonkey. eDonkey uses three ports (4 if using CLI): 4661 (TCP) To connect with a server 4662 (TCP) To connect with other clients 4665 (UDP) To communicate with servers other than the one you are connected to.
  • Page 84 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I set up my router for SOCOM on my Playstation 2? To allow you to play SOCOM and hear audio, you must download the latest firmware for the router (if needed), enable Game Mode, and open port 6869 to the IP Address of your Playstation.
  • Page 85 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How can I use Gamespy behind my D-Link router? Step 1 Open your web browser and enter the IP Address of the router (192.168.0.1). Enter admin for the username and your password (blank by default). Step 2 Click on the Advanced tab and then click Virtual Server on the left side.
  • Page 86 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I configure my router for KaZaA and Grokster? The following is for KaZaA, Grokster, and others using the FastTrack P2P file sharing system. In most cases, you do not have to configure anything on the router or on the Kazaa software.
  • Page 87 You must open ports on your router to allow incoming traffic while hosting a game in Warcraft 3. To play a game, you do not have to configure your router. Warcraft 3 (Battlenet) uses port 6112. For the DI-604, DI-614+. DI-524, DI-754, DI-764, or DI-774: Step 1...
  • Page 88 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I use NetMeeting with my D-Link Router? Unlike most TCP/IP applications, NetMeeting uses DYNAMIC PORTS instead of STATIC PORTS. That means that each NetMeeting connection is somewhat different than the last. For instance, the HTTP web site application uses port 80. NetMeeting can use any of over 60,000 different ports.
  • Page 89 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I set up my router to use iChat? -for Macintosh users- (continued) Step 3 Create a new firewall rule: Click Enabled. Enter a name (ichat1). Click Allow. Next to Source, select WAN under interface. In the first box, enter an *.
  • Page 90 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I set up my router to use iChat? -for Macintosh users- (continued) For File Sharing: Step 1 Click on Advanced and then Virtual Server. Step 2 Check Enabled to activate entry. Step 3 Enter a name for your virtual server entry (ichat3).
  • Page 91 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) How do I send or receive a file via iChat when the Mac OSX firewall is active? -for Macintosh users- Mac OS X 10.2 and later The following information is from the online Macintosh AppleCare knowledge base: “iChat cannot send or receive a file when the Mac OS X firewall is active in its default state.
  • Page 92 Frequently Asked Questions (continued) What is NAT? NAT stands for Network Address Translator. It is proposed and described in RFC-1631 and is used for solving the IP Address depletion problem. Basically, each NAT box has a table consisting of pairs of local IP Addresses and globally unique addresses, by which the box can “translate”...