Product Page: DIR-615 Hardware Version: A1   Firmware Version: 1.10
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There are two ways that you can configure your new D-Link router. You can either use the Setup Wizard or configure the settings manually. If you are new to networking and have never configured a router before, click on Setup Wizard and the router will guide you through a few simple steps to get your network up and running. If you consider yourself an advanced user and have configured a router before, click Manual Configure to input all the settings manually.

Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard section contains two useful wizards to help setup the DIR-615 to quickly connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider), and also to configure its Wireless settings.
Launch Internet Connection Setup Wizard
Click this button to have the router walk you through a few simple steps to help you connect your router to the Internet.
Launch Wireless Security Setup Wizard
Click this button to have the router walk you through configuring the settings of your wireless network, including security.

 
Manual Configure
Chose this option if you would like to input the settings needed to connect your router to the Internet manually.

Internet Connection Type
The Internet Connection Settings are used to connect the DIR-615 to the Internet. Any information that needs to be entered on this page will be provided to you by your ISP and often times referred to as "public settings". Please select the appropriate option for your specific ISP. If you are unsure of which option to select, please contact your ISP.

WAN

Static IP Address
Select this option if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has provided you with an IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and a DNS server address. Enter this information in the appropriate fields. If you are unsure of what to enter in these fields, please contact your ISP.

 

Dynamic IP Address
Select this option if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) provides you an IP address automatically. Cable modem providers typically use dynamic assignment of IP Address.

Host Name (optional) - The Host Name field is optional but may be required by some Internet Service Providers. The default host name is the model number of the router.
MAC Address (optional) - The MAC (Media Access Control) Address field is required by some Internet Service Providers (ISP). The default MAC address is set to the MAC address of the WAN interface on the DIR-615. You can use the "Clone MAC Address" button to automatically copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed in the computer used to configure the device. It is only necessary to fill in the field if required by your ISP.
Primary DNS Address - Enter the Primary DNS (Domain Name Service) server IP address provided to you by your ISP.
Secondary DNS Address (optional) - If you were given a secondary DNS server IP address from your ISP, enter it in this field.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets. 1500 is the default value for this option. Changing this number may adversely affect the performance of your router. Only change this number if instructed to by one of our Technical Support Representatives or by your ISP.

 

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. Select Dynamic PPPoE to obtain an IP address automatically for your PPPoE connection (used by majority of PPPoE connections). Select Static PPPoE to use a static IP address for your PPPoE connection.

User Name - Enter your PPPoE username.
Password - Enter your PPPoE password.
Service Name (optional) - If your ISP uses a service name for the PPPoE connection, enter the service name here.
IP Address - This option is only available for Static PPPoE. Enter in the static IP address for the PPPoE connection.
MAC Address (optional) - The MAC (Media Access Control) Address field is required by some Internet Service Providers (ISP). The default MAC address is set to the MAC address of the WAN interface on the DIR-615. You can use the "Clone MAC Address" button to automatically copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed in the computer used to configure the device. It is only necessary to fill in the field if required by your ISP.
Primary DNS Address - Primary DNS (Domain Name System) server IP address, which may be provided by your ISP. You should only need to enter this information if you selected Static PPPoE. If Dynamic PPPoE is chosen, leave this field at its default value as your ISP will provide you this information automatically.
Secondary DNS Address (optional) - If you were given a secondary DNS server IP address from your ISP, enter it in this field.
Maximum Idle time - The amount of time of inactivity before the device will disconnect your PPPoE session. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the connection is inactive for longer than the defined Maximum Idle Time, then the connection will be dropped. This option only applies to the Connect-on-demand Connect mode.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets. 1492 is the default value for this option. Changing this number may adversely affect the performance of your router. Only change this number if instructed to by one of our Technical Support Representatives or by your ISP.
Connect mode select - Select Always-on if you would like the router to never disconnect the PPPoE session. Select Manual if you would like to control when the router is connected and disconnected from the Internet. The Connect-on-demand option allows the router to establish a connection to the Internet only when a device on your network tries to access a resource on the Internet.

 

PPTP
Select this option if your ISP uses a PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) connection and has assigned you a username and password in order to access the Internet. Select Dynamic PPTP to obtain an IP address automatically for your PPTP connection. Select Static PPTP to use static IP address for your PPTP connection.

IP Address - Enter the IP address that your ISP has assigned to you.
Subnet Mask - Enter the Subnet Mask that your ISP has assigned to you.
Gateway - Enter the Gateway IP address assigned to you by your ISP.
DNS - Enter the DNS address assigned to you by your ISP.
Server IP - Enter the IP address of the server, which will be provided by your ISP that you will be connecting to.
Account - Enter your PPTP Username.
Password - Enter your PPTP Password.
Maximum Idle time - The amount of time of inactivity before the device will disconnect your PPTP session. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the connection is inactive for longer than the defined Maximum Idle Time, then the connection will be dropped. This option only applies to the Connect-on-demand Connect mode.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets. 1400 is the default value for this option. Changing this number may adversely affect the performance of your router. Only change this number if instructed to by one of our Technical Support Representatives or by your ISP.
Connect mode select - Select Always-on if you would like the router to never disconnect the PPTP session. Select Manual if you would like to control when the router is connected and disconnected from the Internet. The Connect-on-demand option allows the router to establish a connection to the Internet only when a device on your network tries to access a resource on the Internet.

 

L2TP
Select this option if your ISP uses a L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) connection and has assigned you a username and password in order to access the Internet. Select Dynamic L2TP to obtain an IP address automatically for your L2TP connection. Select Static L2TP to use a static IP address for your L2TP connection.

IP Address - Enter the IP address that your ISP has assigned to you.
Subnet Mask - Enter the Subnet Mask that your ISP has assigned to you.
Gateway - Enter the Gateway IP address assigned to you by your ISP.
DNS - Enter the DNS address assigned to you by your ISP.
Server IP - Enter the IP address of the server, which will be provided by your ISP, that you will be connecting to.
L2TP Account - Enter your L2TP Username.
L2TP Password - Enter your L2TP Password.
Maximum Idle time - The amount of time of inactivity before the device will disconnect your L2TP session. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the connection is inactive for longer than the defined Maximum Idle Time, then the connection will be dropped. This option only applies to the Connect-on-demand Connect mode.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets. 1400 is the default value for this option. Changing this number may adversely affect the performance of your router. Only change this number if instructed to by one of our Technical Support Representatives or by your ISP.
Connect mode select - Select Always-on if you would like the router to never disconnect the L2TP session. Select Manual if you would like to control when the router is connected and disconnected from the Internet. The Connect-on-demand option allows the router to establish a connection to the Internet only when a device on your network tries to access a resource on the Internet.

 

BigPond
Select this option if your ISP is BigPond.

Username - Enter your BigPond Username.
Password - Enter your BigPond Password.
Auth Server - Select either sm-server or dce-server.
Login Server IP (optional) - Enter the IP address of Login Server you have been assigned.
MAC Address (optional) - The MAC (Media Access Control) Address field is required by some Internet Service Providers (ISP). The default MAC address is set to the MAC address of the WAN interface on the DIR-615. You can use the "Clone MAC Address" button to automatically copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed in the computer used to configure the device. It is only necessary to fill in the field if required by your ISP.

Wireless

Wireless Settings
The wireless section is used to configure the wireless settings for your D-Link router. Note that changes made in this section may also need to be duplicated on wireless clients that you want to connect to your wireless network.

To protect your privacy, use the wireless security mode to configure the wireless security features. This device supports two wireless security modes including: WPA-Personal, and WPA-Enterprise. WPA provides a high level of security. WPA-Personal does not require an authentication server. The WPA-Enterprise option does require a RADIUS authentication server.

 

Enable Wireless
This option turns off and on the wireless connection feature of the router. When you set this option, the following parameters are in effect.

 

Wireless Network Name
When you are browsing for available wireless networks, this is the name that will appear in the list (unless Visibility Status is set to Invisible, see below). This name is also referred to as the SSID. For security purposes, it is highly recommended to change from the pre-configured network name.

 

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.

 

Enable Auto Channel Scan
This option is selected by default, the router automatically finds the channel with least interference and uses that channel for wireless networking. If you disable this option, the router uses the channel that you specify with the following Wireless Channel option.

 

802.11 Mode
Choose one of the modes from the dropdown menu that best matches the wireless standards used by the devices on your wireless network.

802.11/b/g/n mixed – Select this mode if you have 802.11b, 802.11g , and draft 802.11n devices connecting to your router.This mode is selected by default and should not be changed if you are unsure of what wireless standards are used on your network.

802.11n only – Select this mode if you only have draft 802.11n wireless devices connecting to your router.802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices will not be able to connect to your router when this mode is chosen.

802.11b/g mixed – Select this mode if you only have 802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices connecting to your router.Draft 802.11n wireless devices will not be able to connect to your router when this mode is chosen.

802.11g only –Select this mode if you only have 802.11g wireless devices connecting to your router.802.11b and draft 802.11n wireless devices will not be able to connect to your router when this mode is chosen.

 

Visibility Status
The Invisible option allows you to hide your wireless network. When this option is set to Visible, your wireless network name is broadcast to anyone within the range of your signal. If you're not using encryption then they could connect to your network. When Invisible mode is enabled, you must enter the Wireless Network Name (SSID) on the client manually to connect to the network.

 

Wireless Security Mode
Securing your wireless network is important as it is used to protect the integrity of the information being transmitted over your wireless network. The DIR-615 is capable of 2 types of wireless security; WEP and WPA. 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 Protocol (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 DIR-615 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 DIR-615 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 DIR-615 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 DIR-615 to provide the encryption key needed to access the network before they are allowed to communicate with the DIR-615.
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 DIR-615 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-Personal and WPA-Enterprise
Both of these options select some variant of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) -- security standards published by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The WPA Mode further refines the variant that the router should employ.

 

WPA Mode
WPA is the older standard; select this option if the clients that will be used with the router only support the older standard. WPA2 is the newer implementation of the stronger IEEE 802.11i security standard. With the "WPA or WPA2" option, the router tries WPA2 first, but falls back to WPA if the client only supports WPA. The strongest cipher that the client supports will be used. With the "WPA2 Only" option, the router associates only with clients that also support WPA2 security. The AES cipher will be used across the wireless network to ensure best security.

 

WPA -Personal
This option uses Wi-Fi Protected Access with a Pre-Shared Key (PSK).

Pre-Shared Key – The key is entered as a pass-phrase of up to 63 alphanumeric characters in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) format at both ends of the wireless connection. It cannot be shorter than eight characters, although for proper security it needs to be of ample length and should not be a commonly known phrase. This phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client.

 

WPA-Enterprise
This option works with a RADIUS Server to authenticate wireless clients. Wireless clients should have established the necessary credentials before attempting to authenticate to the Server through this Gateway. Furthermore, it may be necessary to configure the RADIUS Server to allow this Gateway to authenticate users.

RADIUS Server IP Address 1 – The IP address of the authentication server.
RADIUS Server Port 1 – The port number used to connect to the authentication server.
RADIUS Server Shared Secret 1 – A pass-phrase that must match with the authentication server.
RADIUS Server IP Address 2 – The IP address of the authentication server.
RADIUS Server Port 2 – RADIUS Server Port 2The port number used to connect to the authentication server.
RADIUS Server Shared Secret 2 – A pass-phrase that must match with the authentication server.

Network Settings

Network Settings
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 192.168.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.

IP Address – IP address of the DIR-615, default is 192.168.0.1.
Subnet Mask – Subnet Mask of DIR-615, default is 255.255.255.0.
Local Domain Name (optional) Enter in the local domain name for your network.

 

DNS Relay – When DNS Relay is enabled, DHCP clients of the router will be assigned the router's LAN IP address as their DNS server. All DNS requests that the router receives will be forwarded to your ISPs DNS servers. When DNS relay is disabled, all DHCP clients of the router will be assigned the ISP DNS server.

 

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 DIR-615. 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.

 

DHCP Reservation
DHCP Reservations allow the router to assign the same IP address to a specific device on your network. The specified device will get the same DHCP IP address information every time it is turned on or requests an IP address. No other computer on your network will receive the specified static DHCP address. DHCP Reservations are very helpful when used for server computers on your network that are hosting applications such as Web and FTP.

Select Enabled to configure a DHCP Reservation. If you wish to disable this DHCP Reservation at a later date, click the edit icon next to the entry in the DHCP Reservation List, select the Disabled radio button, and then click Save Settings.

Computer Name – The Hostname of he network device you are configuring DHCP Reservation for. If the network device you would like to configure already has obtained an IP address from the router, you can select that computer from the drop down men, click the arrow button and the Name, MAC Address and IP fields will automatically populate with the network device's information, including the IP address it was assigned by the router.
IP Address – Enter the last octet of the IP address that you are configuring the network device to always obtain.
MAC Address – Enter the MAC address of the network device you are configuring a DHCP Reservation for.
Add – Click on the Add button to add the current DHCP reservation and click on Save Settings.
Clear – Click on the Clear button to clear the current DHCP the settings.

Client computers with DHCP Reservations will have their information displayed in the DHCP Reservations List. 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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