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Version 1.02 | 05/21/2013

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4G LTE Router
DWR-921

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.02 | 05/21/2013 User Manual 4G LTE Router DWR-921...
  • Page 2 Preface D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. 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.
  • Page 3: Fcc Regulations

    This device complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the antenna shall not be less than 20cm (8 inches) during normal operation. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Internet Connection Setup Wizard ......9 URL Filter ................41 Manual Internet Connection Setup ......12 Outbound Filter ..............42 Internet Connection .............12 Inbound Filter ..............43 Static IP ................13 SNMP ..................44 Dynamic IP (DHCP) ............14 Routing ...................45 PPPoE .................15 Advanced Wireless .............46 D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 5 Log ...................60 Statistics .................61 Wireless ..................62 Support ..................63 Connecting.to.a.Wireless.Network........64 Using Windows 7 ...............64 Configuring Wireless Security ........66 Using Windows Vista™ ..............69 Configuring Wireless Security ........70 Using Windows XP ..............72 ® Configure WEP ..............73 Configure WPA-PSK ............75 D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 6: Product.overview

    • Power Adapter • Manual and Warranty on CD • 2 3G/4G Antennas Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWR-921 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. System Requirements •...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Internet, and includes MAC address filtering to control which clients can access your network, and what content they can access. The DWR-921 4G LTE Router can be installed quickly and easily almost anywhere. This router is great for situations where an impromptu wireless network is required, or wherever conventional network access is unavailable. The DWR-921 can even be installed in buses, trains, or boats, allowing passengers to access the Internet while commuting.
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    For connection to a network device such as a desktop or notebook computer. WAN Ethernet Port For connection to a DSL/Cable modem or router Accepts a standard (U)SIM card for 3G/4G connectivity. Power Connects to the included power adapter. Power Switch Turns the device on or off. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    WPS Button Button Name Function Reset Press this button with an unfolded paperclip to reset the device. Press this button to initiate a new WPS connection. Refer to “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” on page 29 for more details. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Leds

    Blinking Green: Data is being transferred via 4G Solid Green: SMS storage is full Blinking Green: There is an unread SMS message WLAN Solid Green: WLAN is active and available Blinking Green: Data is being transferred over the WLAN D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Installation

    Ethernet WAN is not available. 4. Insert the Ethernet cable into the LAN Port 1 on the back panel of the DWR-921 4G LTE Router and an available Ethernet port on the network adapter in the computer you will use to configure the router.
  • Page 12: Wireless Installation Considerations

    Wireless Installation Considerations The DWR-921 can be accessed using a wireless connection from anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. Keep in mind that the quantity, thickness, and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through may limit the range of the wireless signal.
  • Page 13: Configuration

    Section 3 - Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link mobile router using the web-based configuration utility. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (192.168.0.1 by default).
  • Page 14: Setup

    This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your router to connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue. Note: While using the wizard, you can click Prev to go back to the previous step, or you can click Cancel to close the wizard. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Click Prev to go back to the previous page or click Cancel to close the wizard. Note: The DWR-921 has a WAN failover feature that allows the router to switch to a 3G/4G connection if the WAN connection is down or unavailable. To configure this feature, please refer to “Internet Connection”...
  • Page 16 3G/4G Connection: Choose this connection if you have installed a SIM card into the DWR-921. See “3G/4G” on page 20 for information about how to configure this type of connection. Static IP Address...
  • Page 17: Manual Internet Connection Setup

    Enter an IP address for the router to use to check if it is connected to the Internet. If auto-backup is enabled and the IP address cannot be reached, the router will switch over to a 3G/4G connection. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 18: Static Ip

    MAC address on the broadband router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Dynamic Ip (Dhcp)

    ISP. You can use the Clone button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your PC. Auto-reconnect: This feature enables this product to renew the WAN IP address automatically when the lease time has expired. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 20: Pppoe

    PC to its WAN interface by clicking the Clone button. Maximum Idle Time: The amount of time of inactivity before disconnecting an established PPPoE session. Set it to zero or enable auto- reconnect to disable this feature. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 21 Section 3 - Configuration Maximum Transmission The default setting of PPPoE is 1492. Unit (MTU): Auto-reconnect: The device will automatically reconnect to your PPPoE connection automatically. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 22: Pptp

    If you choose Connect-on-demand, the device will establish a PPTP connection when local users want to connect to the Internet, and disconnect if there is no traffic after the time period defined by the Maximum Idle Time setting. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 23 Section 3 - Configuration Maximum Idle Time: The time of no activity to disconnect your PPTP session. Set it to zero or choose Always-on to disable this feature. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 24: L2Tp

    Internet, and disconnect if no traffic after time period of Maximum Idle Time. Maximum Idle Time: The time of no activity to disconnect your L2TP session. Set it to 0 or choose Always-on to disable this feature. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 25: 3G/4G

    The information on this page should only be used if required by your service provider. After modifying any settings, click Save Settings to save your changes. Prefer Service Type: Choose whether the DWR-921 should only use 4G networks, 3G networks, or use Auto Mode to automatically select a network.
  • Page 26 NAT Disable: Enabling this option will disable the NAT function of the DWR- 921, allowing it to act as a link for your devices to your Internet connection, but without routing functions. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Wireless Settings

    This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your router’s wireless . Click Next to continue. Note: While using the wizard, you can click Prev to go back to the previous page or you can click Cancel to close the wizard. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 28 (0-9, A-F). If you choose ASCII, the password must be 5 or 13 alphanumeric characters. Click Next to continue. This completes the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard. Click Save to save your changes and reboot the router. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 29: Manual Wireless Connection Setup

    Section 3 - Configuration Manual Wireless Connection Setup To set up your wireless connection manually, click Manual Wireless Connection Setup. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Wireless Settings

    Invisible to wireless clients looking for wireless networks. Setting this to Invisible can increase the security of your network by making it undetectable, but clients will need to manually enter the SSID of your network to connect. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Wireless Security Mode

    • WPA-Personal: WPA-PSK encryption will be used. This setting is recommended for most users. • WPA-Enterprise: WPA-EAP encryption will be used. This setting is only recommended if you have a RADIUS authentication server. Otherwise, WPA-Personal should be used. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 32 Network Key: Enter the key/password you want to use for your wireless network. The key must be between 8 and 63 characters long, and may only contain letters and numbers. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 33 RADIUS Server IP Enter the IP address of your RADIUS server. Address: RADIUS Server Port: Enter the port used for your RADIUS server. RADIUS Server Shared Enter the shared secret/password for your RADIUS server. Secret: D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 34: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Wps)

    You can also use Windows 7 to do initial configuration of your router by using the Connect to a network wizard in Windows, and entering the WPS PIN/AP PIN of the router when prompted. After modifying any settings, click Save Settings to save your changes. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 35 (PBC) or PIN method to connect to a wireless client when the Trigger button is clicked. If you choose the PIN method, you will need to enter an 8-digit PIN number that the wireless client needs to use to connect to your router. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 36 Section 3 - Configuration WPS Status: This will show the current WPS connection process status. Click the Trigger button to initiate a WPS connection. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Network Settings

    IP address in your browser to get into the configuration utility. Default Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask of the router. The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. Local Domain Name: Enter the local domain name for your network. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Dhcp Server Settings

    DHCP Server Settings The DWR-921 has a built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server. The DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices on the network that request them. By default, the DHCP Server is enabled on the device. The DHCP address pool contains a range of IP addresses, which are automatically assigned to the clients on the network.
  • Page 39: Message Service

    Opens a Create Message window to reply to the selected SMS message. Forward: Opens a Create Message windows to forward the selected SMS message to another recipient. Refresh: Click this button to check for new messages. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Create Message

    Receiver: Type the phone number of the recipient. Text Message: Type the message that you would like to send. Send Message: Click this button to send the message. Cancel: Click this button to clear the message. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 41: Advanced

    Select a schedule to use and copy to the specified rule ID when you click the Copy to button. You may select Always On or use a specific schedule that you have defined. To create and edit schedules, please refer to “Schedules” on page 58. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 42 Check the box to enable the specified rule. Schedule Rule #: Specify the schedule rule number. To create schedules, click on the Add New Rule button. For further information on schedules, please refer to “Schedules” on page 58. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 43: Application Rules

    Some applications require multiple connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, and Internet telephony. These applications may have difficulty working through NAT (Network Address Translation). Application Rules allow some of these applications to work with the DWR-921 by opening ports after detecting traffic being sent through a trigger port. After modifying any settings, click Save Settings to save your changes.
  • Page 44: Qos Engine

    Check the box to enable the specified rule. Use Rule #: Specify the schedule rule number. To create a new schedule, click on the Add New Rule button. For more information about schedules, please refer to “Schedules” on page 58. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 45: Mac Address Filter

    If this box is ticked, the rule will follow the connection control setting specified in MAC filtering settings specified above. If this box is ticked, the rule will follow the association control setting specified in MAC filtering settings specified above. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 46: Url Filter

    Check the box to enable URL Filtering. URL FILTERING RULES This identifies the rule. URL: Enter URL that you would like to block. All URLs that begin with this URL will be blocked. Enable: Check the box to enable the specified rule. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 47: Outbound Filter

    Schedule Rule #: Specify the schedule rule number. Click on the Add New Rule button to create a new schedule rule. Previous Page: Go back to the previous filter page. Next Page: Advance to the next filter page. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Inbound Filter

    Schedule Rule #: Specify the schedule rule number. Click on the Add New Rule button to create a new schedule rule. Previous Page: Go back to the previous filter page. Next Page: Advance to the next filter page. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Snmp

    SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a widely used network monitoring and control protocol that reports activity on each network device to the administrator of the network. SNMP can be used to monitor traffic and statistics of the DWR-921. The DWR-921 supports SNMP v1 and v2c.
  • Page 50: Routing

    The number of hops equals the number of routers or gateways that data must pass through before reaching the destination. Enable: Select this box to enable the rule. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 51: Advanced Wireless

    TX Rates: Select the basic transfer rates based on the speed of wireless adapters on your wireless network. It is strongly recommended to keep this setting to Auto. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 52 Enable this option to reduce interference from other wireless networks in your area. If the channel width is operating at 40 MHz and there is another wireless network’s channel over-lapping and causing interference, the router will automatically change to 20 MHz. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 53: Advanced Network

    UPNP provides compatibility with various networking equipment, software, and peripherals. Enable WAN Ping Select the box to allow the WAN port to be “pinged. ” Blocking Respond: WAN pings may provide some extra security from hackers. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 54: Network Scan

    Section 3 - Configuration Network Scan This page lets you set whether to allow the DWR-921 to automatically select a 3G/4G network based on the inserted SIM card, and allows you to manually scan for networks and select one to connect to.
  • Page 55: Tools

    REMOTE MANAGEMENT Remote Management: Tick this check box to enable remote management. Remote management allows the DWR-921 to be configured over the Internet through a web browser. A username and password will still be required to access the web-management interface.
  • Page 56: Time

    NTP Server Used: Enter an NTP server to use for time synchronization, or use the drop-down box to select one. Click the Update Now button to synchronize the time with the NTP server. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 57: Syslog

    Section 3 - Configuration Syslog The DWR-921 keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the router. You may send these logs to a Syslog server on your network. After modifying any settings, click Save Settings to save your changes.
  • Page 58: Email Settings

    Enter the email address where you would like the router to send emails to. Email Subject: Enter a subject for the email. Email Log Now: Click this button to send the current logs to the specified email address. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 59: System

    Upload Settings button to upload the settings to the router. Restore To Factory This option will restore all settings back to their defaults. Any Default Settings: settings that have not been backed up will be lost, including any rules that you have created. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Firmware

    Here, you can upgrade the firmware of your router. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer and then click Browse to upload the file. You can check for and download firmware updates at the D-Link support site at http://support.dlink.com.
  • Page 61: Dynamic Dns

    The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web, FTP, or Game Server) using a domain name that you have purchased (such as www.exampledomain.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. You can use one of the listed DDNS service, or you can sign up for D-Link’s free DDNS service at www.dlinkddns.com.
  • Page 62: System Check

    Host Name or IP Address: Enter a host name or the IP address that you want to ping and click the Ping button. The results of the ping attempt will be displayed in the PING RESULT section below. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 63: Schedules

    Enter the time at which you would like the schedule to become active. End Time (hh:mm): Select the time at which you would like the schedule to become inactive. After making your changes, click Save Settings to save the schedule. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 64: Status

    Displays the 3G connection details of the router. LAN: Displays the LAN connection details of the router. Wireless LAN: Displays the wireless LAN connection details of the router LAN Computers: Displays the list of clients connected to the router. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 65: Log

    Click this button to download the current system log to your computer. Clear Logs: Click this button to clear the system log. Link To Log Settings: Click this button for a link that goes to the Log Settings page. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 66: Statistics

    Here you can view the packets transmitted and received by your router for both the WAN and LAN ports. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. Click the Refresh button to refresh the WAN statistics. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 67: Wireless

    Section 3 - Configuration Wireless This table displays a list of wireless clients that are connected to your wireless router. Click Refresh to refresh the list. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 68: Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Support The SUPPORT pages provide help information for each section of the device’s interface. To view the Support pages, click on SUPPORT at the top of the screen. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 69: Connecting.to.a.wireless.network

    If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. You can also click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Wireless The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 70 Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to 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 “Networking Basics” on page 80 for more information. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 71: Configuring Wireless Security

    1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Wireless 2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 72 Section 4 - Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click the Connect button. 4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 73 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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 74: Using Windows Vista

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to “Networking Basics” on page 80 for more information. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 75: Configuring Wireless Security

    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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 76 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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 77: Connect To A Wireless Network

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check the TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to “Networking Basics” on page 80 for more information. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 78: Configure Wep

    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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 79 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the WEP settings are correct. The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 80: Configure Wpa-Psk

    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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 81 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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 82: Troubleshooting

    1. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (192.168.0.1 for example), you are not connecting to a website on 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. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.
  • Page 83 • 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 the web management.
  • Page 84: Tips

    Don’t let you unauthorized users connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Refer to “Wireless Settings” on page 22 for detailed information on how to set up wireless security. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 85: 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 86: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1). 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 DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 87: Technical.specifications

    ƒ WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) ƒ Status ƒ Signal Strength Firewall ƒ Network Address Translation (NAT) Dimensions (L x W x H) ƒ Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) ƒ 190 x 111.5 x 23.5 mm (7.48 x 4.39 x 0.93 inches) D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...
  • Page 88: Operating Humidity

    Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DWR-921 User Manual...