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Ac1750 high power wi-fi gigabit router
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Version 1.00 | 03/03/2015

User Manual

AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
DIR-859

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 1.00 | 03/03/2015 User Manual AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router DIR-859...
  • Page 2: Manual Revisions

    Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Copyright © 2015 by D-Link Corporation, Inc. All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without prior expressed written permission from D-Link Corporation, Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Admin ..................71 Internet ...................23 System ................72 DIR-859 ...................24 Upgrade .................73 Connected Clients ..............25 Statistics .................74 Settings ..................26 Connect a Wireless Client to your Router ......75 Wizard ..................26 WPS Button ...................75 Internet ...................26 Windows® 8 ...................76 IPv6 ..................35 D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 4 Tips ....................98 Wireless Modes ................99 Networking Basics ............100 Check your IP address ............100 Statically Assign an IP address ..........101 Wireless Security ............102 What is WPA? ..............102 Technical Specifications ..........103 Regulatory Information ..........104 D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 5: Product Overview

    Wi-Fi Configuration Note If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-859 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 6: System Requirements

    Utility Requirements • Firefox® 20 or higher • Safari 5.1 or higher • Chrome™ 25 or higher Windows Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java ® installed. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Section 1 - Product Overview Introduction The D-Link DIR-859 AC1750 High Power Wi-Fi Gigabit Router uses advanced AC technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform 802.11n and other 802.11ac devices. It also comes equipped with four Gigabit ports to provide speeds up to 10x faster than standard 10/100 ports.
  • Page 8: Features

    • Set Up On Your Mobile - The DIR-859 supports the QRS Mobile app to let you set up the router using a mobile device.
  • Page 9: Hardware Overview

    Using an Ethernet cable, connect your broadband modem to this port. Power Receptor Receptor for the supplied power adapter. Power Button Press the button to power on the device. WPS Button Press this button to initiate WPS with supported client devices. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Leds

    A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready. The light will blink while data is being transmitted. A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4 respectively. The light Ethernet LEDs 1-4 will blink while data is being transmitted. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 11: Installation

    • If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE, make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoET, BroadJump, or EnterNet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 12: Wireless Installation Considerations

    RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 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...
  • Page 13: Wall Mounting

    Section 2 - Installation Wall Mounting You can mount the DIR-859 on a wall or partition for ease and convenience. To wall mount your device: Step 1 Screw the provided screws to the wall to which the router will be mounted.
  • Page 14: Manual Setup

    3. Unplug the Ethernet cable from your modem (or existing router if upgrading) that is connected to your computer. Plug it into the LAN port labeled 1 on the back of your router. The router is now connected to your computer. Computer DIR-859 D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Press the power button and verify that the power LED is lit. Allow 1 minute for the router to boot up. DIR-859 Computer Modem INTERNET 7. If you are connecting to a broadband service, you may be online already and further configuration will be optional. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 16: Getting Started

    There are several different ways you can configure your router to connect to the Internet and connect to your clients: • D-Link Setup Wizard - This wizard will launch when you log into the router for the first time. Refer to page 13.
  • Page 17: Setup Wizard

    22. The wizard is designed to guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link router and connect to the Internet. Click Next to continue. Please wait while your router detects your Internet connection type. If the router detects your Internet connection, you may need to enter your ISP information such as username and password.
  • Page 18 Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. If the router detected or you selected Static, enter the IP and DNS settings supplied by your ISP. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 19 Click Next to continue. The Summary window will display your settings. Click Next if you are satisfied, or click Back to make changes to them. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 20 Section 3 - Getting Started At the end of the wizard, you will be presented with a final summary of your settings. Click Finish to close the wizard. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 21: Qrs Mobile App

    Scan for the Wi-Fi name (SSID) as listed on the supplied info card. Select and then enter your Wi-Fi password. Step 3 Once you connect to the router, launch the QRS Mobile app from the Home screen of your device. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 22 Plug one end of the provided Ethernet cable into your DSL or cable modem, and plug the other end into the port marked INTERNET on the DIR-859. Tap Next to automatically detect your Internet connection and proceed to the next step.
  • Page 23 Enter the administrator password of your choice. Unlike the Wi-Fi password, this password is only required when you need to configure the router. See page 22 for details of when this password is used. Tap Next to proceed. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 24 Section 3 - Getting Started Step 8 If you wish to receive push notifications whenever a new firmware update is available, check the Notify me when new firmware is available box and tap Next. Otherwise, just tap Next to proceed. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 25 You will be presented with a summary of your chosen settings. If you wish to make any changes, tap Back to step back through the previous pages. Otherwise, tap Next to complete the setup. Congratulations, your device has been successfully configured! You may now exit the QRS app. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Configuration

    The bar at the top of the page has quick access to Settings and Management functions. You may quickly jump back Home at any time. Note: The system will automatically log out after a period of inactivity. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Home

    Click IPv4 or IPv6 to see details of the IPv4 connection and IPv6 connection respectively. Click Release to disconnect from the Internet. If you do this and wish to reconnect, click Renew. To reconfigure the Internet settings, refer to page 26. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Dir-859

    Section 4 - Configuration DIR-859 Click on the DIR-859 icon to view details about the router and its wireless settings. Here you can see the router’s current wireless settings, as well as its MAC address and IPv4/IPv6 addresses. To reconfigure the network settings, either click Go to settings on the lower left, or click Settings (at the top of the page) and then Network on the menu that appears.
  • Page 29: Connected Clients

    Displays the vendor of the device. IP Address: Enter a specific IP address for this client. Reserve IP: Enable to reserve this IP address for this client. Parental Enable or disable parental control. Control: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Settings

    For PPPoE refer to page 29. For PPTP refer to page 30. For L2TP refer to page 32. For DS-Lite refer to page 34. To configure an IPv6 connection, click the IPv6 link. Refer to page 35. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 31 The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use the drop-down menu to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 32 The default MAC address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface Clone: MAC address on the router. You can use drop-down menu to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of a connected client. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 33 Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 34 Enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP (Static IP only). Mask: PPTP Gateway Enter the gateway IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only). IP Address: Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 35 Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 36 Enter the subnet mask provided by your ISP (Static IP only). Mask: L2TP Gateway Enter the gateway IP address provided by your ISP (Static IP only). IP Address: Primary DNS Enter the primary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 37 Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 38 Address: WAN IPv6 Once connected, the WAN IPv6 address will be displayed here. Address: IPv6 WAN Once connected, the IPv6 WAN default gateway address will be Default displayed here. Gateway: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Ipv6

    For PPPoE refer to page 42. For IPv6 in IPv4 Tunnel refer to page 44. For 6 to 4 refer to page 46. For 6rd refer to page 47. For Local Connectivity Only refer to page 49. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Auto Detection

    LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: Enable Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: Enable Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services. Automatic DHCP-PD in LAN: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 41: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Section 4 - Configuration Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 42: Static Ipv6

    LAN IPv6 Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Address: LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: Enable Check to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 43: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Section 4 - Configuration Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 44 LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: Enable Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: Enable Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services. Automatic DHCP-PD in LAN: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 45: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Section 4 - Configuration Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 46: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the Server: primary DNS server address. If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the Secondary DNS Server: secondary DNS server address. Enable DHCP- Enable or disable prefix delegation services. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 47: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Enable or disable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Ipv6 In Ipv4 Tunnel

    If you selected Use the following DNS address above, enter the Secondary DNS Server: secondary DNS server address. Enable DHCP- Enable or disable prefix delegation services. LAN IPv6 If you disabled DHCP-PD, enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the Address: router. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 49: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Enable or disable automatic DHCP-PD services. Automatic DHCP-PD in LAN: Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 50: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Check to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Auto Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 51: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Enter the 6rd border relay IPv4 address settings supplied by your ISP Relay IPv4 (manual configuration only). Address: LAN IPv6 Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router. Address: LAN IPv6 Link- Displays the router’s LAN link-local address. Local Address: D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 52: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    Check to enable the Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment feature. Automatic IPv6 Address Assignment: Auto Select Stateful (DHCPv6), SLAAC + RDNSS or SLAAC + Stateless Configuration DHCPv6. Type: Router Enter the IPv6 address lifetime (in minutes). Advertisement Lifetime: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 53: D-Link Dir-859 User Manual

    ULA Prefix: If you wish to choose your own ULA prefix, enter it here. Current IPv6 This section will display the current settings for your IPv6 ULA. ULA Settings: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 54: Internet

    You will be presented with the appropriate options for your connection type. Click Advanced Settings... to expand the list and see all of the options. For Dynamic IP (DHCP) refer to page 51. For Static IP refer to page 52. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 55 Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. This Server: address is usually obtained automatically from your ISP. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 56 Enter the secondary DNS server IP address assigned by your ISP. Server: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit - you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your ISP. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 57: Wireless

    Enable this option to reduce interference from other wireless Coexistence: 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 DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 58 Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer to page 69). Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 59: Guest Zone

    Internet Access Enabling this option will confine connectivity to the Internet, Only: disallowing guests from accessing other local network devices. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Network

    Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the DHCP server’s IP Address Range: assignment. Note: If you statically (manually) assign IP addresses to your computers or devices, make sure the IP addresses are outside of this range or you may have an IP conflict. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 61 Enable to allow IPv4 multicast traffic to pass through the router from Stream: the Internet. IPv6 Multicast Enable to allow IPv6 multicast traffic to pass through the router from Stream: the Internet. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 62: Advanced

    If you want to remove a priority assignment from a device and return it to the All Devices list, click the cross icon in the top right of the device card. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 63: Firewall Settings

    Checking: IPv6 Simple Enable or disable IPv6 simple security. Security: IPv6 Ingress Enable or disable IPv6 ingress filtering. Filtering: PPTP: Allows multiple machines on the LAN to connect to their corporate network using the PPTP protocol. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 64 NAT devices and work around them. This ALG may interfere with the operation of such devices. If you are having trouble making VoIP calls, try turning this ALG off. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 65: Ipv4/Ipv6 Rules

    Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer to page 69). Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 66: Port Forwarding

    Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the rule will be enabled on. The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer to page 69). Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 67: Website Filter

    Create New Rule. Next, under Website URL/Domain enter the URL or domain. If you wish to remove a rule, click on its trash can icon in the Delete column. If you wish to edit a rule, simply replace the URL or domain. Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 68: Static Routes

    A value 1 is the lowest cost and 15 is the highest cost. Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the router when this route is used. Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 69: Ipv6

    Metric: Enter the metric value for this rule here. Interface: Select the interface that the IP packet must use to transit out of the router when this route is used. Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 70: Dynamic Dns

    Time Out: Enter a timeout time (in hours). Click Save when you are done. At the bottom of the page are the IPv6 host settings. To configure an IPv6 dynamic DNS host, refer to page 67. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 71: Ipv6 Host

    Enter the host name that you registered with your dynamic DNS service provider. IPv6 Address: Enter the IPv6 address of the dynamic DNS server. Alternatively, select the server device in the drop-down menu. Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 72: Management

    Click Save when you are done. To configure and manage your schedules, click Schedule and refer to page 69. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 73: Schedule

    You can add multiple days to the schedule, but only one period per day. To remove a time period from the schedule, click on the cross icon. Click OK when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 74: System Log

    The schedule may be set to Always Enable, or you can create your own schedules in the Schedules section (refer to page 69). Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 75: Admin

    Internet by a web browser. A password is still required to access the web management interface. Remote Admin The port number used to access the DIR-859 is used in the URL. Example: Port: http://x.x.x.x:8080 where x.x.x.x is the Internet IP address of the DIR-859 and 8080 is the port used for the web management interface.
  • Page 76: System

    If you want to save the current router configuration settings, use the Save Settings To Local Hard Drive button above. Reboot The Click to reboot the router. Device: Click Save when you are done. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 77: Upgrade

    Next, click the Upgrade Firmware button and Firmware: browse to the file to install the new firmware. You can also browse to a language pack file to install a new language pack. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 78: Statistics

    You can view the Internet, LAN, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, or Wi-Fi 5 GHz by clicking on the respective tabs at the top. The graph will update in real time. To clear the information on the graph, click Clear. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 79: Connect A Wireless Client To Your Router

    Blu-ray DVD players, wireless printers and cameras will have a WPS button (or a software utility with WPS) that you can press to connect to the DIR-859 router. Please refer to your user manual for the wireless device you want to connect to make sure you understand how to enable WPS.
  • Page 80: Windows® 8

    Wireless Icon Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks that are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 81 WPS button on your router during this step 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 to. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 82: 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-859 User Manual...
  • Page 83 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-859 User Manual...
  • Page 84 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 the one on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 85: Wps

    Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network The WPS feature of the DIR-859 can be configured using Windows® 7. Carry out the following steps to use Windows® 7 to configure the WPS feature: 1. Click the Start button and select Computer from the Start menu.
  • Page 86 Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. Double-click the DIR-859. 4. Input the WPS PIN number (on the router label) in the Setup > Wireless Setup menu in the router’s web UI) and click Next. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 87 Section 5 - Connecting to a Wireless Network 5. Type a name to identify the network. 6. To configure advanced settings, click the icon. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 88 Make a note of the security key as you may need to provide this security key if adding an older wireless device to the network in the future. 9. Click Close to complete WPS setup. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 89: Windows Vista

    (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 90: 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 Wi-Fi name (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 91 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 the one on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 92: Windows® Xp

    Wi-Fi network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 93: 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 Wi-Fi network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 94 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 Wi-Fi password must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 95: 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, nor do you 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 96 • 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 97 • Windows® 95, 98, and Me users type in command (Windows® NT, 2000, XP, Vista®, and 7 users type in cmd) and press Enter (or click OK). • Once the window opens, you’ll need to do a special ping. Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 98 • 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-859 User Manual...
  • Page 99: 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 100: What Is 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 similarly to how cordless phones work, through radio signals that transmit data from one point A to point B.
  • Page 101 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 Uses/Benefits • Gives everyone at home broadband access •...
  • Page 102: 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 the Internet from remote locations like: airports, hotels, coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, and convention centers.
  • Page 103: Wireless Modes

    • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer for peer-to-peer communication using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DIR-859 wireless network Cardbus adapters. 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.
  • Page 104: 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 105: 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 DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 106: Wireless Security

    Appendix B - Networking Basics Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DIR-859 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) •...
  • Page 107: Technical Specifications

    • H = 47.2 mm (1.86 inches) Security • WPA™ - Personal/Enterprise • WPA2™ - Personal/Enterprise • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN/PBC Power • Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz • Output: 12 V / 1.5 A D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 108: Regulatory Information

    For product available in the USA/Canada market, only channel 1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels is not possible. This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except in accordance with FCC multi-transmitter product procedures. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 109 (5) Please follow instructions for repairing if any (e.g. battery replacement section); otherwise do not alternate or repair any parts of device except specified. (6) Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 110 L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...
  • Page 111 CAUTION: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions. ATTENTION: Risque d'explosion si la batterie est remplacée par un type incorrect. Jetez les piles usagées selon les instructions. D-Link DIR-859 User Manual...