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Version 1.00 | 02/11/2014

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Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion
DIR-518L

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.00 | 02/11/2014 User Manual Wireless AC Mobile Cloud Companion DIR-518L...
  • Page 2: Preface

    Trademarks D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Mobile Router Setup ............9 Using SharePort Web Access ..........53 Wi-Fi Hotspot Setup ............10 Music ..................55 LAN Sharing Setup .............11 Pictures ...................56 Setting Up Your DIR-518L ............12 Videos ..................57 Connecting Your Equipment ..........13 Documents ................58 Connecting to Your DIR-518L .........14 Configuring Your DIR-518L ..........17...
  • Page 4 Wi-Fi Hotspot Client ............75 Static IP ................76 Technical.Specifications..........117 Wireless ..................77 GPL.Code.Statement............121 Network ..................80 SharePort ................82 Safety.Statements............136 mydlink ...................85 Management ................88 Admin ..................88 Upgrade .................91 Statistics .................92 Connecting.a.Wireless.Client...........93 WPS Button ...................93 Windows® 8 ...................94 WPA/WPA2 ................94 Windows® 7 ...................96 D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 5: Product.overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Package Contents Quick Installation Guide DIR-518L D-Link Cloud Service Mobile Apps Guide Wi-Fi Configuration Card Wi-Fi Configuration Note CD-ROM Depending on your region, a power plug adapter may also be included. If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
  • Page 6: System Requirements

    Windows . Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java ® installed. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version. mydlink.SharePort. • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 5.0 or higher) Requirements • Android device (2.3.3 or higher) D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    VPN pass through via PPTP, L2TP, or IPSec for secure tunnel connections. To round out this mobile solution, the DIR-518L can charge mobile devices such as phones, tablets, and other devices via its universal USB port. This feature offers convenience and peace of mind when your devices are low on battery or when you’ve forgotten to bring along your devices’...
  • Page 8: Features

    3G, or wireless hotspot. •. Multimedia.On-The-Go - The DIR-518L is designed as the media hub for all of your mobile needs with the following features: •.USB.Interface - Easily store and share music, videos, photos, and files on your USB drive or charge another device.
  • Page 9: Hardware Overview

    The device cannot connect or provision an IP address Orange (Blinking) from the uplink side. ..Power/Status.LED Orange (Solid) The device is booting or resetting. Red (Blinking) The device is in recovery mode. The device is turned off or in charging mode. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 10: Hardware Overview

    Connect a USB drive to share locally using mydlink SharePort and SharePort Web Access. Connect a device via USB cable to charge it..Internet.Port Connect an Ethernet cable to a cable or DSL modem to use Broadband Router Mode. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 11: Installation

    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
  • Page 12: Connection Diagrams

    Broadband Router Setup In the Broadband Router Mode, the DIR-518L connects to your cable modem, DSL modem, or other Internet source via an Ethernet cable and wirelessly shares your Internet connection with other devices, providing Internet access for an entire home, office, or hotel room.
  • Page 13: Mobile Router Setup

    Internet connection with other devices on the go. You can also share files with these devices on your wireless network by inserting a USB drive and using the SharePort feature. Note: Please check your local D-Link website for more information on compatible 3G USB adapters. Smartphone...
  • Page 14: Wi-Fi Hotspot Setup

    Wi-Fi Hotspot Setup You can set up your DIR-518L to share a hotspot (for example, at a cafe) wirelessly with other devices. In the Wi-Fi Hotspot Mode, the DIR-518L connects wirelessly to another wireless network and then wirelessly shares your Internet connection with other devices.
  • Page 15: Lan Sharing Setup

    LAN Sharing Setup Even without Internet broadband access, you can connect other Wi-Fi devices wirelessly to the DIR-518L by creating a private network anywhere. You can then connect a USB drive to locally share files with these devices on your wireless network via the SharePort feature.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Dir-518L

    Section 2 - Installation Setting Up Your DIR-518L Plug in the DIR-518L to a power outlet. Verify that the power LED is solid red before continuing. Note: If your device includes a regional power plug adapter, please follow the additional steps before plugging your DIR-518L to a power outlet.
  • Page 17: Connecting Your Equipment

    Section 2 - Installation Connecting Your Equipment Depending on your equipment, the DIR-518L can be set up easily from any device with Wi-Fi and a Web browser. Using. Broadband. Ethernet: You will need an Ethernet cable connection to your cable or DSL modem.
  • Page 18: Connecting To Your Dir-518L

    Connecting to Your DIR-518L Using WPS You can use the WPS method to connect to the DIR-518L. • Press the WPS button on the DIR-518L and its green LED will flash. • Activate WPS on your client device and it should connect automatically.
  • Page 19 Section 2 - Installation Manually Connecting to Your DIR-518L You can also connect to the DIR-518L manually before configuring it for network access. • Turn on DIR-518L by sliding the Router/Charger switch to Router. • On your computer or mobile device, connect to the DIR-518L’s wireless network.
  • Page 20 Internet and the device is ready for use! If the Internet icon is grey and there is an icon, please go to “Configuring Your DIR-518L” on page 17 to configure your router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 21: Configuring Your Dir-518L

    Configuring Your DIR-518L If your DIR-518L requires further configuration, you can open a Web browser on your computer and use the web GUI. For detailed information on either of the methods for configuring your DIR-518L, refer to the following sections of the manual: •.
  • Page 22: Sharing.files

    USB port of the device. Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it may take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files. USB drive D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 23 Locate the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for your device as printed on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card. If you are connecting to the router from a remote network: Go directly to the next step. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 24 It will be green to indicate you are connected to the router through Remote Access. Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow network speeds. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 25: Main Menu

    Tap on the movie icon to play videos. Tap on the music icon to play audio files. Tap on the folder icon to browse all files in a folder view. Tap on the star icon to access your favorite files. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 26: Documents

    Section 3 - Usage Documents The Documents section allows you to share, print, and view documents streamed from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the document icon on the main menu to browse the documents on your mobile device.
  • Page 27 Tap on a file to start the document viewer. In the viewer: Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites. Tap to bring up the same options as >. Note: Some files may require a third-party app to view them. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 28: Pictures

    Section 3 - Usage Pictures The Pictures section allows you to stream images from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the camera icon on the main menu to browse your photo collection on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
  • Page 29 Section 3 - Usage Tap on a file to start the photo viewer. In the viewer: Tap to add/remove the current image from your Favorites. Tap to start the slideshow. Tap to bring up the same options as >. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 30: Videos

    Section 3 - Usage Videos The Videos section allows you to stream video clips and movies from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the movie icon on the main menu to browse your videos on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Enter a filename here to search for a specific file.
  • Page 31 Tap to enter/exit fullscreen mode. Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites. Tapping this icon gives you additional options: •.Open.In...: Lets you use a third-party app to open the file. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 32: Music

    Section 3 - Usage Music The Music section allows you to stream songs from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the music icon on the main menu to browse your music collection on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Enter a filename here to search your storage.
  • Page 33 Tap to enable/disable shuffle mode. To create a playlist: • Tap Edit.> Add.Playlist. • Enter a name for the playlist, then tap Save. • The name of the playlist will appear in the browser next to the icon. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 34 • Tap Add.Music... to add songs to the current playlist. • Tick the songs you wish to add and tap Done. To delete songs from the playlist: • Tap Edit in the playlist browser and mark the files to be deleted. • Tap Delete. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 35: Folders

    The bottom menu bar includes these options: Tap to go back to the main menu. Tap to upload files from your device to your removable storage. Tap to update the list of files. Tap to reorder the files alphabetically. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 36 • Browse to the directory you wish to create a new folder in. • Tap Edit at the top right. • Tap Add.Folder to add a new folder. • Enter the name of the new folder, then tap Save. • Tap OK to confirm folder creation. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 37 • Tap Done. During the upload process, the size of the file and the upload progress will be displayed. To upload more files, tap the + icon at the top right and repeat the steps listed above. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 38: Favorites

    Tap on a file to start the file viewer. In the viewer: Tap to add/remove the file from your Favorites. Tap to bring up additional options. Note: The file options available will vary depending on the file type. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 39: Using The Mydlink Shareport App For Android

    USB port of the device. Note: If you connect a removable storage with many files or a large capacity, it may take a while for the router to scan and catalog your files. USB drive D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 40 Locate the Wi-Fi name (SSID) and password for your device as printed on the included Wi-Fi Configuration Card. If you are connecting to the router from a remote network: Go directly to the next step. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 41 It will be green to indicate you are connected to the router through Remote Access. Note: If you see a red wireless icon, your router’s network environment may not be suitable for a direct network connection and you may experience slow network speeds. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 42: Main Menu

    Tap on the folder icon to browse all files in a folder view. Tap on the star icon to access your favorite files. Note:.Available features may differ depending on the Android OS version of your device. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 43: Documents

    Section 3 - Usage Documents The Documents section allows you to share, print, and view documents streamed from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the document icon on the main menu to browse the files on your mobile device. Search.Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
  • Page 44 • Tap the screen to bring up zoom in/out buttons. • Drag the screen up or down to scroll between pages. • Tap to perform File, Find, Zoom, Reading View, Go To Page, and Bookmarks actions. Note:.Available actions may differ depending on your Android OS. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 45: Pictures

    Section 3 - Usage Pictures The Pictures section allows you to view images streamed from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the camera icon on the main menu to browse your photo collection on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
  • Page 46 Tap to delete the current image. Tap OK.to confirm. Tap to bring up additional options using other applications. Tap to access the image editor. Note:. This function may vary depending on the version of your Android OS. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 47: Videos

    Section 3 - Usage Videos The Videos section allows you to stream video clips and movies from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the movie icon on the main menu to browse your videos on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
  • Page 48 Tap on a file to start playing it. Tap on the screen to bring up the scroll bar, pause button, and play button. Tap to resume playback. Tap to pause the video. Note:.Available features may vary depending on the Android OS version installed on your device. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 49: Music

    Section 3 - Usage Music The Music section allows you to stream songs from your DIR-518L to your mobile device. Tap the music icon on the main menu to browse your music collection on your removable storage. Search.Bar: Type in the name of a file to search for it.
  • Page 50 • Tap Add.new.playlist... • Enter a name for the playlist, then tap OK. The name of the playlist will appear in the browser next to the icon. • You can tap then to refresh the playlist page. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 51 • Tick the songs you wish to add and tap to save. To delete songs from the playlist: • Tap Edit in the playlist browser and mark the files to be deleted. then tap OK. to confirm. • Tap D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 52: Folders

    Tap to return to the main menu. Tap to access file options. In the file browser: Tap to return to the main menu. Tap to upload files. Tap to refresh, sort, create a new folder, or mark files for deletion and copying. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 53 Tap OK.to confirm. • Tap on To copy files: .to select files for copying. Tick the box next to each • Tap on file for copying. • Tap on to browse to the destination. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 54 To create a new folder: • Browse to the directory you wish to create a new folder in. • Tap then • Enter the name of the folder in the box, then tap OK. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 55 • Tap Upload. During the upload process, the size of the file and the upload progress will be displayed under the file name. • To remove a file from the upload queue, tap the X next to it. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 56: Favorites

    Tap to return to the main menu. Tap to update the list of files. Tap to sort the files by name, size, type, or date. Check a file then tap to delete it. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 57: Using Shareport Web Access

    Using SharePort Web Access SharePort Web Access lets you stream music, photos, and movies from a USB drive attached to your DIR-518L through a Web browser. You can also download and upload files to and from a computer through the Web browser interface.
  • Page 58 • Click OK. The file will appear after the browser refreshes. To delete a file: • Tick the checkbox next to the files you wish to delete. • Click Delete and a dialog box will appear. • Click.OK to confirm. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 59: Music

    You can go to the Music section to browse and play the music files on your storage. Click Back to return to the main menu. • Click on the audio filename to play it in the browser. You can pause, seek, mute and adjust the volume in the window. • Close the window to end playback. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 60: Pictures

    • Click on the image name to view it in the browser. • Hover your mouse over the left or right side of the image and click < or > to view the previous or next image. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 61: Videos

    You can pause, seek, mute, adjust the volume, and activate full screen mode in the window controls. • Close the window to end playback. Note: Depending on your browser, the video file may be played back using the default player associated with that file format. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 62: Documents

    You can go to the Documents section to open and save files from your storage to your computer. Click Back to return to the main menu. • Click on the filename to open the file. • Depending on the file type, the default program will be started or a pop-up may ask you to open or save the file. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 63: Configuration

    Section 4 - Configuration Configuration Before you can use your DIR-518L, you will need to access its configuration utility by using a Web browser. • To access the configuration utility of the DIR-518L, open a Web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter.local. or http://dlinkrouter.
  • Page 64: Home

    DIR-518L: The router icon indicates the status of the Wi-Fi security on the DIR-518L. It is grey if it is unsecured, and blue if your Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password have been set.
  • Page 65: Internet

    Broadband Ethernet If you have connected the DIR-518L to a cable modem via an Ethernet cable, your Internet should be connected and ready for use. The Internet icon will be blue and the connection will have a check mark .
  • Page 66 Note: This information will be saved as an xDSL Broadband (PPPoE) Internet Profile for future use. • Click on Release if you wish to disconnect from the Internet. Click Renew.to reconnect to the Internet. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 67 3G Mobile Broadband You can connect a compatible 3G USB adapter to the USB port on the DIR-518L to access the Internet. Depending on your mobile service provider, you may have to input optional settings before use. You may need to contact your service provider regarding these details.
  • Page 68 Displays the subnet mask of the 3G network. Default.Gateway: Displays the default gateway of the 3G network. Primary Displays the primary DNS server of the 3G network. DNS.Server: Secondary Displays the secondary DNS server of the 3G network. DNS.Server: D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 69 • You will need to enter a password if there is a lock icon next to that network. Enter the password and click Save. You will need to wait while the router connects to the network. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 70 Note: These connection details will be saved as a Wi-Fi Hotspot under Internet Profiles to allow automatic connections to this network in the future. For more information, please refer to “Internet Profiles” on page 71. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 71: Router

    Network Name (SSID) and Password by clicking on the router icon. You may also customize the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network settings independently. • Click on the router icon with the next to “DIR-518L” to start the wizard. • Click Secure.your.network in the pop-up.
  • Page 72 Devices may now connect to the network using the new SSID and password. The will no longer be displayed on the Home page. For Network, please refer to “Network” on page 80. For Wi-Fi, please refer to “Wireless” on page 77. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 73: Wi-Fi Clients

    Displays the vendor of the device. IP.Address: Enter a specific IP address for this client. Reserved.IP: Enable to reserve this IP address for this client. Access: Allow or Block access to the router. • Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 74: Usb Storage

    Section 4 - Configuration USB Storage If you have a USB drive attached to the DIR-518L, you can view the storage details from the Home page via the USB Storage pane. • Click on the USB Storage icon to access storage details.
  • Page 75: Settings

    To Edit a profile: • Click on the pencil icon next to the profile you want to edit. To Delete a profile: • Click on the trash icon next to the profile you want to delete. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 76: Dhcp

    Internet. Click on the pencil to edit it. Click Save to store your settings. Host.Name: Enter the name of your host. MAC.Address.Clone: Type in the MAC address or select the client from the drop-down menu and click <<. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 77: Xdsl Broadband (Pppoe)

    MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1492 is the default MTU. Note: If you are using a PPPoE connection, you will need to remove or disable any PPPoE client software running on your computers. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 78: 3G Wireless Usb

    Displays whether your SIM card is locked or unlocked. Reconnect.Mode: Select between Always-on, On Demand, or Manual. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the default MTU. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 79: Wi-Fi Hotspot Client

    Enter the name of your hotspot or click Scan to select Name.(SSID): from a list. Please refer to “Wi-Fi Hotspot” on page 65 for detailed steps. Security: Select None, WEP, or WPA/WPA2-Personal encryption depending on the security of your hotspot. Password: Enter the hotspot network password. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 80: Static Ip

    ADVANCED.SETTINGS Secondary Enter the Secondary DNS Address assigned by your ISP. DNS.Address: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1500 is the default MTU. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 81: Wireless

    802.11n wireless clients. Mixed.802.11b/g/n - Select if you are using both 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless clients. Wi-Fi.Channel: Change the channel setting for the DIR-518L. By default the channel is set to Auto. Transmission.Power: Select from High, Medium, or Low.
  • Page 82 802.11n wireless clients. Mixed.802.11ac/a/n - Select if you are using both 802.11a 802.11n, and 802.11ac wireless clients. Wi-Fi.Channel: Change the channel setting for the DIR-518L. By default the channel is set to Auto. Transmission.Power: Select from High, Medium, or Low.
  • Page 83: Guest Zone

    Enter a password for your Guest Zone. Allow.Local.Access: Enable or disable this feature to allow or block guests from accessing devices and files on your network. ROUTING.BETWEEN.ZONES Internet.Access.Only: Enable to restrict guest zones to Internet access. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 84: Network

    Enter a name for the router. Local.Domain.Name: Enter the Domain name (Optional). Enable.DNS.Relay: Disable DNS Relay to transfer the DNS server information from your ISP to your computers. If enabled, your computers will use the router for a DNS server. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 85 UPnP: Slide to enable or disable the uPnP server function. WAN.Port.Speed: Select Auto (10/100 Mbps), 100 Mbps, or 10 Mbps. IPv4.Multicast Enable multicasting for your IPv4 network. Streams: IPv6.Multicast Enable multicasting for your IPv6 network. Streams: D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 86: Shareport

    Slide to enable or disable the SharePort Web Access function. Direct.Links: Click on the first link to reach your SharePort page using HTTP protocol. Click on the second link to reach your SharePort page using HTTPS protocol. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 87 Click Browse to select a folder that you want this user to access. You can browse to lower directories by clicking on the rightward-facing arrow. Click on the folder name to add it. Then, click OK. • Click Save to store your settings. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 88 Section 4 - Configuration You can now log in to SharePort Web Access with any of the accounts you created by typing http://shareport.local..in your browser URL to access the log in page. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 89: Mydlink

    If.you.have.an.existing.account: • Select Yes,.I.have.a.mydlink.account. • Log in with the E-mail address and password that you signed up with. • Click the Save button. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 90 • Fill in the following fields. • Read and tick the checkbox next to I.accept.the.mydlink. terms.and.conditions. • Click the Sign.Up button. Note: If you have not set an admin password, you will be asked to do so now. Click Save. DIR-518L D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 91 Note: After mydlink registration is completed, your router’s default PPPoE connection will be set to Always.On. If your ISP charges for usage, you may wish to manually choose Dial.On.Demand as your default setting, however, mydlink features may not work as intended. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 92: Management

    (CAPTCHA): You will need to log back into the configuration interface with the new password. If CAPTCHA has been enabled, you will need to enter the 5-digit code as well. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 93 Enable the HTTPS server on the device. Enable.Remote. Enable management of this device from a remote location Management: via the Internet. Remote.Admin.Port: Enter the port you wish to use for remote management. Use.HTTPS: Enable HTTPS encryption for this connection. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 94 SSID and password. Reboot Device: Click to reboot the router. Note: Resetting your router here or via the RESET button will have the same effect as Reset to Factory Default Settings. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 95: Upgrade

    Displays the date of the installed firmware. Date: Click Download. New. Firmware to retrieve the latest version. UPGRADE.MANUALLY Upgrade.Firmware: Click Select.File to open a window and select a downloaded firmware file. Click Upload to install it. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 96: Statistics

    The Session box displays the number of active Internet sessions through your router. An Internet session is a conversation between a program or application on a LAN-side computer and a program or application on a WAN-side computer. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 97: Connecting.a.wireless.client

    (or launch the software utility and start the WPS process). Step.3 - Allow up to 2 minutes to configure. Once the Power/Status LED stops blinking, you will be connected and your wireless connection will be secure with WPA2. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 98: Windows® 8

    To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar, next to the time display. Wireless Icon Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks which are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 99 WPS button on your router at this point to enable the WPS function. When you have established a successful connection to a wireless network, the word Connected.will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 100: Windows® 7

    If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used. 1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Wireless Icon 2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 101 If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. 4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 102 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 103: Windows Vista

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you have a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking. Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 104: Wpa/Wpa2

    1.. Open the Windows Vista® Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen). Select Connect.to.a.network. 2.. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 105 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 106: Windows® Xp

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/ IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking.Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 107: Wpa/Wpa2

    1. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select View.Available.Wireless.Networks. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 108 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-518L. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. The examples below are illustrated in Windows® XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.
  • Page 110 • Close your Web browser (if open) and open it. Access the web management. Open your Web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. This should open the login page for your web management.
  • Page 111 MTU size would be 1480, which is the optimum for the network we’re working with (1452+28=1480). Once you find your MTU, you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 112 • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click Save.Settings to save your settings. • Test your email. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem, continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 113: 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. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
  • Page 114: What Is Wireless

    Why.D-Link.Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network. How.does.wireless.work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B.
  • Page 115 Who.uses.wireless?. Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business, D-Link has a wireless solution for it. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access •...
  • Page 116: Tips

    The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
  • Page 117: Wireless Modes

    An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless router or access point. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 118: Networking.basics

    Check your IP Address After you install your new D-Link adapter, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e. wireless router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
  • Page 119 Right-click on the Wireless.Network.Connection which represents your network adapter and select Properties. Step.3 Highlight Internet.Protocol.(TCP/IP) and click Properties. Step.4 Click Use.the.following.IP.address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 120 Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1 or http://dlinkrouter.local.). The Secondary DNS is not needed or you may enter a DNS server from your ISP. Step.5 Click OK twice to save your settings. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 121: Technical.specifications

    • Guest Zone Support IEEE.802.11n.HT40(2.4.GHz): • UPnP™ Support • 15 dBm (+/-2dB) at MCS0~1 • SharePort Web Access Support • 14 dBm (+/-2dB) at MCS2~3 • IPv6 • 13 dBm (+/-2dB) at MCS4~5 • 12 dBm (+/-2dB) at MCS6~7 D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 122 • 10 dBm (+/-2dB) at MCS8~9 • –64 dBm at MCS7 Receiver.Sensitivity IEEE.802.11n.HT40(2.4.GHz): • –79 dBm at MCS0 IEEE.802.11a: • –76 dBm at MCS1 • –82 dBm at 6 Mbps • –74 dBm at MCS2 • –81 dBm at 9 Mbps D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 123 • -60 dBm at MCS-5 • -59 dBm at MCS-6 IEEE.802.11ac.(5.GHz): • -58 dBm at MCS-7 N mode HT20(MHz) • -53 dBm at MCS-8 • -82 dBm at MCS-0 • -51 dBm at MCS-9 • -79 dBm at MCS-1 D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 124 • 61 x 71 x 40 mm (2.40 x 2.79 x 1.57 inches) Weight • 130 g (4.58 ounces) mydlink. SharePort. App. Supported. File. Formats. for. iPhone,. iPad,. iPod.touch,.and.Android Video: • .mp4, .mov, .m4v Music: • .mp3, .wav, .m4a D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 125: Gpl.code.statement

    WRITTEN OFFER FOR GPL AND LGPL SOURCE CODE Where such specific license terms entitle you to the source code of such software, D-Link will provide upon written request via email and/or traditional paper mail the applicable GPL and LGPLsource code files via CD-ROM for a nominal cost to cover shipping and media charges as allowed under the GPL and LGPL.
  • Page 126 Therefore, we have designed this version of the GPL to prohibit the practice for those products. If such problems arise substantially in other domains, we stand ready to extend this provision to those domains in future versions of the GPL, as needed to protect the freedom of users. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 127 (except to the extent that warranties are provided), that licensees may convey the work under this License, and how to view a copy of this License. If the interface presents a list of user commands or options, such as a menu, a prominent item in the list meets this criterion. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 128 The Corresponding Source need not include anything that users can regenerate automatically from other parts of the Corresponding Source. The Corresponding Source for a work in source code form is that same work. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 129 License with respect to the covered work, and you disclaim any intention to limit operation or modification of the work as a means of enforcing, against the work’s users, your or third parties’ legal rights to forbid circumvention of technological measures. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 130 “aggregate” if the compilation and its resulting copyright are not used to limit the access or legal rights of the compilation’s users beyond what the individual works permit. Inclusion of a covered work in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the other parts of the aggregate. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 131 Corresponding Source of the work are being offered to the general public at no charge under subsection 6d. A separable portion of the object code, whose source code is excluded from the Corresponding Source as a System Library, need not be included in conveying the object code work. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 132 Corresponding Source conveyed, and Installation Information provided, in accord with this section must be in a format that is publicly documented (and with an implementation available to the public in source code form), and must require no special password or key for unpacking, reading or copying. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 133 ) Requiring indemnification of licensors and authors of that material by anyone who conveys the material (or modified versions of it) with contractual assumptions of liability to the recipient, for any liability that these contractual assumptions directly impose on those licensors and authors. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 134 30 days after your receipt of the notice. Termination of your rights under this section does not terminate the licenses of parties who have received copies or rights D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 135 License, and you may not initiate litigation (including a cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that any patent claim is infringed by making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the Program or any portion of it. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 136 D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 137 The terms of this License will continue to apply to the part which is the covered work, but the special requirements of the GNU Affero General Public License, section 13, concerning interaction through a network will apply to the combination as such. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 138 USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 139 Program, unless a warranty or assumption of liability accompanies a copy of the Program in return for a fee. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 140: Safety.statements

    3. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user authority to operate the equipment. IMPORTANT NOTE : (For Mobile Device Configuration) FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 141 ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999 and had been tested in accordance with the measurement methods and procedures specified in OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C. This.Class.[*].digital.apparatus.complies.with.Canadian.ICES-003. Cet.appareil.numérique.de.la.classe.[*].est.conforme.à.la.norme.NMB-003.du.Canada. Industry.Canada.Caution: This.device.complies.with.Industry.Canada.licence-exempt.RSS.standard(s).. Operation.is.subject.to.the.following.two.conditions:. (1).this.device.may.not.cause.interference,.and. (2).this.device.must.accept.any.interference,.including.interference.that.may.cause.undesired.operation.of.the.device.. Le.présent.appareil.est.conforme.aux.CNR.d’Industrie.Canada.applicables.aux.appareils.radio exempts.de.licence..L’exploitation.est.autorisée.aux.deux.conditions.suivantes: (1).il.ne.doit.pas.produire.de.brouillage.et (2).l’.utilisateur.du.dispositif.doit.étre.prêt.à.accepter.tout.brouillage.radioélectrique.reçu,. même.si.ce.brouillage.est.susceptible.de.compromettre.le.fomctionnement.du.dispositif. IC.IMPORTANT.NOTE.:.(For.Mobile.Device.Configuration) IC.Radiation.Exposure.Statement: This.equipment.complies.with.IC.RSS-102.radiation.exposure.limits.set.forth.for.an.uncontrolled environment..This.equipment.should.be.installed.and.operated.with.minimum.distance.20.cm between.the.radiator.&.your.body. IC.IMPORTANT.NOTE.:.(For.Portable.Device.Configuration) IC.Radiation.Exposure.Statement This.EUT.is.compliance.with.SAR.for.general.population/uncontrolled.exposure.limits.in. IC.RSS-102.and.had.been.tested.in.accordance.with.the.measurement.methods.and.procedures.specified.in.IEEE.1528..This.equipment. should.be.installed.and.operated.with.minimum.distance.1.cm.between.the.radiator.&.your.body.. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...
  • Page 142 Appendix E - Safety Statements Under.Industry.Canada.regulations,.this.radio.transmitter.may.only.operate.using.an.antenna.of.a.type.and.maximum.(or.lesser).gain. approved.for.the.transmitter.by.Industry.Canada..To.reduce.potential.radio.interference.to.other.users,.the.antenna.type.and.its.gain. should.be.so.chosen.that.the.equivalent.isotropically.radiated.power.(e.i.r.p.).is.not.more.than.that.necessary.for.successful.communication.. . En.vertu.de.la.réglementation.de.l’industrie.du.Canada,.cet.émetteur.de.radio.ne.peuvent.fonctionner.en.utilisant.une.antenne.d’un.type. et.maximum.(ou.moins).Gain.approuvé.pour.l’émetteur.par.Industrie.Canada..Pour.réduire.risque.d’interférence.aux.autres.utilisateurs,. le.type.d’antenne.et.son.gain.doivent.être.choisis.de.sorte.que.la.puissance.isotrope.rayonnée.équivalente.(PIRE).ne.dépasse.pas.ce.qui. est.nécessaire.pour.la.réussite.de.communication.. D-Link DIR-518L User Manual...