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Wizard
The Wizard is a quick and useful utility to help setup the DAP-1360 to easily connect to your Local Area Network (LAN) with only a few simple steps required. It will guide you step by step to configure a new password, SSID, channel, security setting for the DAP-1360. The Setup Wizard is a helpful guide for first time users to the DAP-1360.

 

Wireless Setup
Allow you to change the wireless settings to connect to an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.

 

Wireless Mode
Select a function mode to configure your wireless network. Function wireless modes include Access Point, AP Client, Bridge, Bridge with AP, Repeater, WISP Client Router and WISP Repeater. Function wireless modes are designed to support various wireless network topologies and applications.

 

Wireless Network Name
Also known as the SSID (Service Set Identifier), this is the name of your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). By default the SSID of the DAP-1360 is "dlink". This can be easily changed to establish a new wireless network or to add the DAP-1360 to an existing wireless network.

 

Wireless Channel
A wireless network uses specific channels in the wireless spectrum to handle communication between clients. Some channels in your area may have interference from other electronic devices. Choose the clearest channel to help optimize the performance and coverage of your wireless network.

 

Wireless Security Mode
Unless one of these encryption modes is selected, wireless transmissions to and from your wireless network can be easily intercepted and interpreted by unauthorized users.

 

WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless security protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). WEP provides security by encrypting the data that is sent over the WLAN. The DAP-1360 supports 2 levels of WEP Encryption: 64-bit and 128-bit. WEP is disabled by default. The WEP setting can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.

Authentication - Authentication is a process by which the DAP-1360 verifies the identity of a network device that is attempting to join the wireless network. There are two types authentication for this device when using WEP.
Open System - Select this option to allow all wireless devices to communicate with the DAP-1360 before they are required to provide the encryption key needed to gain access to the network.
Shared Key - Select this option to require any wireless device attempting to communicate with the DAP-1360 to provide the encryption key needed to access the network before they are allowed to communicate with the DAP-1360. WEP Encryption - Select the level of WEP Encryption that you would like to use on your network. The two supported levels of WEP encryption are 64-bit and 128-bit.
Key Type - The Key Types that are supported by the DAP-1360 are HEX (Hexadecimal) and ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange.) The Key Type can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
Keys - Keys 1-4 allow you to easily change wireless encryption settings to maintain a secure network. Simply select the specific key to be used for encrypting wireless data on the network.

 

WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. WPA uses stronger security than WEP and is based on a key that changes automatically at a regular interval.

Cipher Type - The DAP-1360 support two different cipher types when WPA is used as the Security Type. These two options are TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).
PSK/EAP - When PSK is selected, your wireless clients will need to provide a Passphrase for authentication. When EAP is selected, you will need to have a RADIUS server on your network which will handle the authentication of all your wireless clients.
Passphrase - This is what your wireless clients will need in order to communicate with your DAP-1360, when PSK is selected. Enter 8-63 alphanumeric characters. Be sure to write this Passphrase down as you will need to enter it on any other wireless devices you are trying to add to your network.
802.1X - This means of WPA authentication is used in conjunction with a RADIUS server that must be present on your network. Enter the IP address, port, and Shared Secret that you RADIUS is configured for. You also have the option to enter information for a second RADIUS server in the even that there are two on your network which you are using to authenticate wireless clients.

 

WPA2
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. WPA2 uses stronger security than WEP and is based on a key that changes automatically at a regular interval.

Cipher Type - The DAP-1360 support two different cipher types when WPA is used as the Security Type. These two options are TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).
PSK/EAP - When PSK is selected, your wireless clients will need to provide a Passphrase for authentication. When EAP is selected, you will need to have a RADIUS server on your network which will handle the authentication of all your wireless clients.
Passphrase - This is what your wireless clients will need in order to communicate with your DAP-1360, when PSK is selected. Enter 8-63 alphanumeric characters. Be sure to write this Passphrase down as you will need to enter it on any other wireless devices you are trying to add to your network.
802.1X - This means of WPA2 authentication is used in conjunction with a RADIUS server that must be present on your network. Enter the IP address, port, and Shared Secret that you RADIUS is configured for. You also have the option to enter information for a second RADIUS server in the even that there are two on your network which you are using to authenticate wireless clients.

 

Bridge setting
If you want to bridge with the other Bridge AP, please write down the MAC address of the Bridge AP. Besides, you also need to write down the MAC address of your Bridge AP to the other one.

 

Bridge Security
If you have enabled the Bridge Security, make sure you write down WEP Key or Passphrase that you have configured. You will need to enter this information on any Bridge AP that you want to bridge with.

 

WAN Setup
The WAN (Wide Area Network) section is where you configure your Internet Connection type.

My Internet Connection
There are several connection types to choose from: Static IP, DHCP, PPPoE and PPTP. If you are unsure of your connection method, please contact your Internet Service Provider. Note: If using the PPPoE option, you will need to ensure that any PPPoE client software on your computers is removed or disabled.

Static IP
Used when your ISP provides you a set IP address that does not change. The IP information is manually entered in your IP configuration settings. You must enter the IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS Server. Your ISP provides you with all of this information.

Dynamic IP(DHCP)
A method of connection where the ISP assigns your IP address when your DAP-1360 requests one from the ISP's server. Some ISP's require you to make some settings on your side before your DAP-1360 can connect to the Internet.

Host Name
Some ISP's may check your computer's Host Name. The Host Name identifies your system to the ISP's server. This way they know your computer is eligible to receive an IP address. In other words, they know that you are paying for their service.

PPPoE
Select this option if your ISP requires you to use a PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection. DSL providers typically use this option. This method of connection requires you to enter a Username and Password (provided by your Internet Service Provider) to gain access to the Internet.

Service Name
Some ISP's may require that you enter a Service Name. Only enter a Service Name if your ISP requires one.

Reconnection Type
Typically PPPoE connections are not always on. The DAP-1360 allows you to set the reconnection mode.

Always on - A connection to the Internet is always maintained.
On demand - A connection to the Internet is made as needed.
Manual - You have to open up the Web-based management interface and click the Connect button manually any time that you wish to connect to the Internet.

Maximum Idle Time
Time interval the machine can be idle before the PPPoE connection is disconnected. The Maximum Idle Time value is only used for the "On demand" and "Manual" reconnect modes.

PPTP
PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) uses a virtual private network to connect to your ISP. This method of connection is primarily used in Europe. This method of connection requires you to enter a Username and Password (provided by your Internet Service Provider) to gain access to the Internet. The ISP provides the values for the following fields: PPTP IP Address and PPTP Subnet Mask.

PPTP Server IP Address
The ISP provides this parameter, if necessary. The value may be the same as the Gateway IP Address.

Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS Server
Enter the IP addresses of the DNS Servers. Leave the field for the secondary server empty if not used.

MTU Size
The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is a parameter that determines the largest packet size (in bytes) that the DAP-1360 will send to the WAN. If LAN devices send larger packets, the DAP-1360 will break them into smaller packets. Ideally, you should set this to match the MTU of the connection to your ISP. Typical values are 1500 bytes for an Ethernet connection and 1492 bytes for a PPPoE connection. If the DAP-1360's MTU is set too high, packets will be fragmented downstream. If the DAP-1360's MTU is set too low, the DAP-1360 will fragment packets unnecessarily and in extreme cases may be unable to establish some connections. In either case, network performance can suffer.

MAC Address:
Each networking device has it's own unique MAC address defined by the hardware manufacturer. Some ISP's may check your computer's MAC address. Some ISP's record the MAC address of the network adapter in the computer or DAP-1360 used to initially connect to their service. The ISP will then only grant Internet access to requests from a computer or DAP-1360 with this particular MAC address. This DAP-1360 has a different MAC address than the computer or DAP-1360 that initially connected to the ISP. If you need to change the MAC address of the DAP-1360's WAN-side Ethernet interface, either type in an alternate MAC address (for example, the MAC address of the DAP-1360 initially connected to the ISP) or copy the MAC address of a PC. To copy the MAC address of the computer that initially connected to the ISP, connect to the DAP-1360 using that computer and click the Clone Your PC's MAC Address button. The WAN interface will then use the MAC address of the network adapter in your computer.

 
 

LAN Setup
These are the settings of the LAN (Local Area Network) interface for the device. These settings may be referred to as "private settings". You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet. The default IP address is 192.168.0.50 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.

Dynamic IP Address/Static IP Address - The DAP-1360 can be configured to obtain an IP address automatically from another DHCP server in the local network. By default, the DAP-1360 is pre-configured with a fixed IP of 192.168.0.50.
IP Address - IP address of the DAP-1360, default is 192.168.0.50.
Subnet Mask - Subnet Mask of DAP-1360, default is 255.255.255.0.

 

DHCP Server
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices on the network that request them. These devices must be set to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is enabled on the DAP-1360. The DHCP address pool contains the range of the IP address that will automatically be assigned to the clients on the network.

Starting IP address - The starting IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Ending IP address - The ending IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Lease Time - The length of time in minutes for the IP lease.

Dynamic DHCP client computers connected to the unit will have their information displayed in the Dynamic DHCP Client Table. The table will show the Host Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Expired Time of the DHCP lease for each client computer.

 

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