Product Page: DIR-615 Hardware Version: A1   Firmware Version: 1.10
Setup Advanced Tools Status Support

Admin


There are two accounts that can access the router's management interface. These accounts are admin and user . Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access. User can only view the settings but cannot make any changes. Only the admin account has the ability to change both admin and user account passwords.

Administrator Login Name – Enter the name that will be used to login to the router with Admin access.

Administrator password – Enter and confirm the password that the admin account will use to access the router's management interface.

User Login Name – Enter the name that will be used to login to the router with User access.

User Password – Enter and confirm the password that the user account will use to view the router's settings through its management interface.

Remote Management

Remote Management allows the device to be configured through the WAN (Wide Area Network) port from the Internet using a web browser. A username and password is still required to access the router's management interface.
IP Address – The IP address of the computer on the Internet that has access to the DIR-615. Enter an asterisk if you would like any computer on the Internet to access the management interface remotely.
Port – Select the port which will be used to access the DIR-615.
Schedule – The schedule of time when the Remote Management feature will be active. Schedules can be defined on the Tools>Schedules page.

Example:
http://x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.x.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-615 and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface.

Time

The Time Configuration settings are used by the router for synchronizing scheduled services and system logging activities. You will need to set the time zone corresponding to your location. The time can be set manually or the device can connect to a NTP (Network Time Protocol) server to retrieve the time. You may also set Daylight Saving dates and the system time will automatically adjust on those dates.

Time Zone – Select the Time Zone for the region you are in.

Daylight Saving – If the region you are in observes Daylight Savings Time, enable this option and specify the Starting and Ending Month, Week, Day, and Time for this time of the year.

DST Start and DST End Select the starting and ending times for the change to and from daylight saving time. For example, suppose for DST Start you select Month="Oct", Week="3rd", Day="Sun" and Time="2am". This is the same as saying: "Daylight saving starts on the third Sunday of October at 2:00 AM."

Automatic Time Configuration – Enter the NTP server which you would like the DIR-615 to synchronize its time with. Also, select the interval at which the DIR-615 will communicate with the specified NTP server.

Set the Date and Time Manually – Select this option if you would like to specify the time manually. You must specify the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, and Second, or you can click the Copy Your Computer's Time Settings button to copy the system time from the computer being used to access the management interface.

System

The current system settings can be saved as a file onto the local hard drive. The saved file or any other saved setting file created by device can be uploaded into the unit. To reload a system settings file, click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the file to be used. The device can also be reset back to factory default settings by clicking on Restore Device. Use the restore feature only if necessary. This will erase previously save settings for the unit. Make sure to save your system settings before doing a factory restore.
Save – Click this button to save the configuration file from the router.
Browse – Click Browse to locate a saved configuration file and then click to Load to apply these saved settings to the router.
Restore Device – Click this button to restore the router to its factory default settings.
Reboot – If for any reason the device is not responding correctly, you may want to restart the unit by clicking on the Reboot button.

Firmware Upgrade

Firmware Upgrade
You can upgrade the firmware of the device using this tool. Make sure that the firmware you want to use is saved on the local hard drive of the computer. Click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the firmware to be used for the update. Upgrading the firmware will not change any of your system settings but it is recommended that you save your system settings before doing a firmware upgrade. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com/ .

DDNS

Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service) is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing (dynamic) IP address. With most Cable and DSL connections, you are assigned a dynamic IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. With the DIR-615, you can setup your DDNS service and the DIR-615 will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a new WAN IP address.

Server Address Choose your DDNS provider from the drop down menu.

Host Name Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS service provider.

Username Enter the username for your DDNS account.

Password Enter the password for your DDNS account.

System Check

These tools can be used to verify physical connectivity on both the LAN and WAN interfaces.

Fast Ethernet Virtual Cable Tester (VCT)
Cable Test is an advanced feature that integrates a LAN cable tester on every Ethernet port on the router. Through the graphical user interface (GUI), Cable Test can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens, shorts, swaps, and impedance mismatch. This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections.

Ping Test
This useful diagnostic utility can be used to check if a computer is on the Internet. It sends ping packets and listens for replies from the specific host. Enter in a host name or the IP address that you want to ping and click Ping button. The status of your Ping attempt will be displayed in the Ping Result box.

Schedules

Schedules

This page is used to configure global schedules for the router. Once defined, these schedules can later be applied to the features of the router that support scheduling.

Name – The name of the schedule being defined.

Day(s) – Select a day, range of days, or select the All Week checkbox to have this schedule apply every day.

All Day - 24 hrs – Check this box to have the schedule active the entire 24 hours on the days specified.

Start Time – Select the time at which you would like the schedule being defined to become active.

End Time – Select the time at which you would like the schedule being defined to become inactive.

Schedule Rules List – This displays all the schedules that have been defined.

 

Log Settings

Save – Click this button to save the log entries to a text file.
Log Type – Select the type of information you would like the DIR-615 to log.

 



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