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Version 1.0 | 11/22/2013
User Manual
Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender
DAP-1520

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.0 | 11/22/2013 User Manual Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender DAP-1520...

  • 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

    Windows® 8 ...................38 Installation ................. 7 WPA/WPA2 ................38 Wireless Installation Considerations ........7 Windows® 7 ...................40 Setting Up Your DAP-1520 ............8 WPA/WPA2 ................40 Connecting to Your DAP-1520 ......... 8 Windows Vista® ................43 Configuring Your DAP-1520 ..........9 WPA/WPA2 ................44 QRS Mobile App Setup .............10...

  • Page 4

    Table of Contents GPL Code Statement............54 Safety Statements ............69 D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 5: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Package Contents DAP-1520 Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender Wi-Fi Configuration Card If any of the above items are missing from your package, please contact your reseller. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 6: System Requirements

    • A Windows®, Macintosh®, Android™, or Linux-based operating system • Wireless adapter or Wi-Fi functionality Web-based Configuration Utility Requirements Browser Requirements: • Internet Explorer® 7 or later • Firefox® 12.0 or later • Safari® 4 or later • Google Chrome™ 20.0 or later D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Simple Setup All it takes is a press of a button to connect compatible WPS devices to the DAP-1520. Its easy-to-use Web UI lets you quickly and easily connect the DAP-1520 to an uplink router, configure the extended wireless network, and manage the administrative settings.

  • Page 8: What Is A Wireless Extender

    What is a Wireless Extender? The DAP-1520 acts as a repeater to extend the range of an existing wireless network to provide a better signal for parts of your home or office that may have poor or no reception. Your existing wireless signal will be re-broadcast by the DAP-1520, allowing you to reach the farthest corners of your home or office .

  • Page 9: Hardware Overview

    Power/Status LED Blinking Red The device is in recovery mode or the device has malfunctioned. Blinking Orange Cannot connect or provision an IP address from the uplink router. Device is not receiving power. Check the power outlet. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 10: Side

    Side WPS Button Pressing the WPS button for 1 second allows you to connect with Wi-Fi clients using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Reset Button Pressing the reset button will reset the DAP-1520 to the factory default settings. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 11: Installation

    Make sure your 2.4 GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Dap-1520

    Section 2 - Installation Setting Up Your DAP-1520 Plug in the DAP-1520 to a power outlet. Verify that the power LED is blinking orange before continuing. Ethernet Outlet Connecting to Your DAP-1520 You can use the WPS method to connect to the DAP-1520. Press the WPS button on the DAP-1520 and its green LED will flash.

  • Page 13: Configuring Your Dap-1520

    Configuring Your DAP-1520 There are two ways to configure your DAP-1520; using the QRS Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet device, or using the web GUI on your computer. For detailed information on either of the methods for configuring your DAP-1520, refer to the following sections of the manual: •...

  • Page 14: Qrs Mobile App Setup

    Section 2 - Installation QRS Mobile App Setup The DAP-1520 can be set up from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet device using the QRS Mobile app. Search for “QRS Mobile” in the App Store or Google Play, or use...

  • Page 15

    Section 2 - Installation Once your mobile device is connected, tap on the QRS Mobile icon. Click Start to continue. Click Next to continue. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 16

    Section 2 - Installation QRS Mobile will first detect your DAP-1520, then scan for available Wi-Fi networks. Select the network you wish to extend. Enter the password if required. Enter a network name (SSID) and password for the extended 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. You may keep the existing SSID and password if you wish.

  • Page 17

    Section 2 - Installation Enter a network name (SSID) and password for the extended 5 GHz Wi-Fi network. Click Next to continue. Create an admin password for the DAP-1520’s web-based configuration utility. Click Next to continue. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 18

    To connect to the extended network, you can now change your mobile device and laptop Wi-Fi settings to the wireless network name and password you just created. You can also share your Wi-Fi information by clicking Share by E-mail. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 19: Web-based Configuration

    URL field. You may also enter the IP address* of the DAP-1520. Windows XP users can enter http://dlinkap. * The default IP address is 192.168.0.50. Once your DAP-1520 connects to your router, it will be assigned a new IP address based on your network’s DHCP settings.

  • Page 20: Configuration

    Wi-Fi from the drop-down menu (refer to “Wi-Fi Settings” on page 27) to set up the connection between your DAP-1520 and the uplink router. To set up the extended Wi-Fi network, select Extended Wi-Fi (refer to ”Extended Wi-Fi Settings”...

  • Page 21

    Select whether you want to use the WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) method or the manual method to set up an extended wireless network using your DAP-1520 and click Next. If you wish to use the WPS method, please refer to “Using the WPS Method”...

  • Page 22: Using The Wps Method

    Click Next to continue. The DAP-1520 uses the push button method for WPS. After selecting WPS, the DAP-1520 will ask you to press the WPS push button on the access point or router you want to connect the DAP-1520 to.

  • Page 23

    Section 3 - Configuration You can also use the WPS button on the side of the DAP-1520 to WPS Button initiate a WPS connection with the uplink router. After pressing the WPS button on the DAP-1520, you will have 120 seconds to press the WPS button on your access point or router.

  • Page 24

    Section 3 - Configuration The next screen will show your network name and password settings you entered in the previous step. Click Save to complete the setup. Your changes will be saved and the device will reboot. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 25: Using The Manual Method

    To set up your network manually, select the second option from the setup wizard menu. Click Next to continue. The DAP-1520 will first scan for available Wi-Fi networks and list the networks it has found. If the network you would like to connect to isn’t listed, click Back and select the manual option again to...

  • Page 26

    Enter the password for your uplink network. Click Next to continue, or click Back to return to the previous step. The DAP-1520 will re-broadcast the Wi-Fi connection from the uplink router as extended 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks. Enter the SSID and password that you wish to apply to each extended Wi-Fi network.

  • Page 27

    Wi-Fi network. It is recommended that you record this information for future reference. Click Save to exit the wizard and return to the home screen. Or, click Back to return to the previous step. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 28: Home Screen

    Uplink Router: This icon shows the status of the Internet connection to the uplink router. It is grey if the DAP-1520 is not connected to an uplink router. Once connected, click on it to see its connection details.

  • Page 29

    Section 3 - Configuration If there is no connection between the DAP-1520 and the uplink router, you can click on the uplink router icon to search for an available uplink router. At any time, you can click on the device images on the home screen to view the current status of each device.

  • Page 30

    Section 3 - Configuration You can view the details of both the uplink network and the extended Wi-Fi network by clicking on the DAP-1520 icon. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 31: Wi-fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Settings This page lets connect your DAP-1520 to a wireless network. This is the uplink network which the DAP-1520 will then be able to extend. To access this page, point to the Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Wi-Fi. Click Save to save the settings and return to the home page.

  • Page 32: Extended Wi-fi Settings

    Extended Wi-Fi Settings This page lets you configure the settings for the DAP-1520’s extended wireless network. To access this page, point to the Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, and select Extended Wi-Fi. Click Save to save the settings and return to the home page.

  • Page 33: Network Settings

    Network Settings This page lets you configure the network settings for the DAP-1520. To access this page, point to the Settings drop-down menu at the top of the page, then select Network. Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page.

  • Page 34: Autoconfiguration (slaac/dhcpv6)

    Autoconfiguration (SLAAC/DHCPv6) IPv6 Device Management Interface My IPv6 Select Autoconfiguration (SLAAC/DHCPv6) to have the Connection is: DAP-1520 automatically receive an IPv6 address from the uplink router. Obtain DNS You can select to obtain IPv6 DNS server information Server Address: automatically, or you can select to configure DNS servers manually by clicking on the radio dial next to the option.

  • Page 35: Static Ipv6

    Enter the default gateway. Primary DNS Enter the primary IPv6 DNS server address. Server: Secondary DNS Enter the secondary IPv6 DNS server address. This is optional Server: but will provide backup if the primary server fails. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 36: Link-local Only

    Section 3 - Configuration Link-local Only IPv6 Device Management Interface My IPv6 Select Link-local only to only set an IPv6 address for the Connection is: local network. LAN IPv6 Link- The link-local address of the DAP-1520. Local Address: D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 37: Maintenance

    Admin This page will allow you to set a new password for the administrator account used to configure the DAP-1520. You can also enable graphical authentication (CAPTCHA) on this page. To access this page, point to the Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select Admin.

  • Page 38: System

    System This page allows you to save or restore your system configuration, reset, or reboot the DAP-1520. To access this page, point to the Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select System. Click Save at any time to save the changes you have made on this page.

  • Page 39: Upgrade

    Upgrade Firmware and language upgrades may be provided for the DAP-1520 in future. You can check and upgrade your firmware and language pack on this page. To access this page, point to the Management drop down menu at the top of the page, and select Upgrade.

  • Page 40: Statistics

    The table displays the following in real-time: • Total Packets • Total Byte(s) • Total Kbit(s) • Kbits/sec Extended Wi-Fi Click on the Extended Wi-Fi tab to display the statistics for the connection between the DAP-1520 and any connected clients. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 41: Connecting A Wireless Client

    WPS. Once you know, follow the steps below: Step 1 - Press the WPS button on the DAP-1520 for about 1 second. The LED on the device will start to blink. You can also use the WPS option in the setup wizard section of the web interface.

  • Page 42: Windows® 8

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 43

    WPS button on your router at this point to enable the WPS function. When you have established a successful connection with a wireless network, the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 44: 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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 45

    If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Wireless Basics section in this manual for more information. 4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 46

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 47: Windows Vista

    Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click Connect. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/ IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 49 for more information. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 48: 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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 49

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 50: 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 Wireless Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 51: 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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 52

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    • Google Chrome 20.0 or later • Make sure that you are connected to the same wireless network which is listed on the base of the DAP-1520. If you have an active wired LAN Ethernet connection, try temporarily unplugging the Ethernet cable from the computer you are using, as this may eliminate possible conflicts from having two simultaneous connections on the same computer.

  • Page 54

    • Access the web management interface. Open your web browser and enter the address of your extender (http://dlinkap.local) in the address bar. This should open the login page for your web management. If the DAP-1520 is not connected to an uplink router, you can try accessing the web interface using the default IP address http://192.168.0.50.

  • Page 55: 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 and conveniently access your network. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.

  • Page 56: Tips

    Don’t let your neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by utilizing the WPA or WEP security feature on the extender and uplink router. Refer to the relevant sections of this manual for further details. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 57: Technical Specifications

    Dimensions Device Management • 92 x 58 x 34.2 mm (3.62 x 2.28 x 1.35 inches) • Web UI Weight Diagnostic LEDs • 104 grams (3.67 ounces) • Status/WPS Frequency range varies depending on local regulations D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 58: 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 59

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 60

    (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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 61

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 62

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 63

    “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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 64

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 65

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 66

    ) 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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 67

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 68

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

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  • Page 70

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 71

    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 DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 72

    Program, unless a warranty or assumption of liability accompanies a copy of the Program in return for a fee. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 73: Safety Statements

    This equipment complies with FCC 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. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, please avoid direct contact to the transmitting antenna during transmitting. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

  • Page 74

    Les conditions de fonctionnement sont sujettes à deux conditions: (1) Ce périphérique ne doit pas causer d’interférence et. (2) Ce périphérique doit accepter toute interférence, y compris les interférences pouvant perturber le bon fonctionnement de ce périphérique. D-Link DAP-1520 User Manual...

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