Product Page: EBR-2310 Hardware Version: B1   Firmware Version: 2.01 
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Internet Connection

Setup Wizard

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.

Manual Configure

If you consider yourself an advanced user and have configured a router before, click Manual Configure to input all the settings manually.

WAN

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

Internet Connection Type

There are several connection types to choose from: Static IP, DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and BigPond. 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 WAN Mode
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.
DHCP WAN Mode
A method of connection where the ISP assigns your IP address when your router requests one from the ISP's server. Some ISP's require you to make some settings on your side before your router 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.

Use Unicasting: This option is normally turned off, and should remain off as long as the WAN-side DHCP server correctly provides an IP address to the router. However, if the router cannot obtain an IP address from the DHCP server, the DHCP server may be one that works better with unicast responses. In this case, turn the unicasting option on, and observe whether the router can obtain an IP address. In this mode, the router accepts unicast responses from the DHCP server instead of broadcast responses.

Enable BigPond: Check this option to connect to the internet through Telstra BigPond Cable Broadband in Australia. Telstra BigPond provides the values for BigPond Server, BigPond User Id, and BigPond Password.

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. The supported authentication protocols are PAP and CHAP.

Dynamic IP: If the ISP's servers assign the router's IP addressing upon establishing a connection, select this option.

Static IP: If your ISP has assigned a fixed IP address, select this option. The ISP provides the value for the IP Address.

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

Reconnect Mode: Typically PPPoE connections are not always on. The D-Link router allows you to set the reconnection mode. The settings are:

  • 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 supported authentication protocols are PAP and CHAP.

Dynamic IP: If the ISP's servers assign the router's IP addressing upon establishing a connection, select this option.

Static IP: If your ISP has assigned a fixed IP address, select this option. The ISP provides the values for the following fields: PPTP IP Address, PPTP Subnet Mask , and PPTP Gateway IP Address.

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

Reconnect Mode: Typically PPTP connections are not always on. The D-Link router allows you to set the reconnection mode. The settings are:

  • 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 PPTP connection is disconnected. The Maximum Idle Time value is only used for the "On demand" and "Manual" reconnect modes.

L2TP
L2TP (Layer Two Tunneling Protocol) uses a virtual private network to connect to your ISP. 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 supported authentication protocols are PAP and CHAP.

Dynamic IP: If the ISP's servers assign the router's IP addressing upon establishing a connection, select this option.

Static IP: If your ISP has assigned a fixed IP address, select this option. The ISP provides the values for the following fields: L2TP IP Address, L2TP Subnet Mask , and L2TP Gateway IP Address.

L2TP Server IP Address: The ISP provides this parameter, if necessary. The value may be the same as the Gateway IP Address.

Reconnect Mode: Typically L2TP connections are not always on. The D-Link router allows you to set the reconnection mode. The settings are:

  • 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 L2TP connection is disconnected. The Maximum Idle Time value is used for the "On demand" and "Manual" reconnect modes.

The following options apply to all WAN modes.

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

MTU:The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is a parameter that determines the largest packet size (in bytes) that the router will send to the WAN. If LAN devices send larger packets, the router 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 router's MTU is set too high, packets will be fragmented downstream. If the router's MTU is set too low, the router 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 router used to initially connect to their service. The ISP will then only grant Internet access to requests from a computer or router with this particular MAC address. This router has a different MAC address than the computer or router that initially connected to the ISP. If you need to change the MAC address of the rounter's WAN-side Ethernet interface, either type in an alternate MAC address (for example, the MAC address of the router 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 D-Link router 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.

Network Settings

WAN Port Mode
This option controls how the device reacts to traffic on the WAN connector. In this case the term "port" refers to the Ethernet connectors on the device.
Router Mode
Select this option if the WAN port is connected to the Internet. The device functions as a NAT router.
Bridge Mode
Select this option if the device is connected to a local network downstream from another router. In this mode, the device functions as a bridge between the network on its WAN port and the devices on its LAN port and those connected to it wirelessly. The Router IP Address field below must be set to the IP address of this device. The Gateway must be set to the IP address of the upstream router. Both addresses must be within the LAN subnet as specified by Subnet Mask.

In bridge mode, the device still supports several features not available in ordinary bridges -- features that involve the WAN side of the upstream router.

Firmware update checks
The bridge checks the support site for updates by way of the upstream router.
Log emails
When the log email option is set, log emails are sent to the Internet by way of the upstream router.
Internet rate estimation
The bridge still has the ability to analyze traffic on the WAN side of the upstream router so as to determine the speed of its WAN connection.
QoS Engine
QoS Engine technology is applied to media streams that are passed between the WAN side of the upstream router and clients of the bridge.
Router Settings
These are the settings of the LAN (Local Area Network) interface for the router. The router's local network (LAN) settings are configured based on the IP Address and Subnet Mask assigned in this section. The IP address is also used to access this Web-based management interface. It is recommended that you use the default settings if you do not have an existing network.
Router IP Address
The IP address of your router on the local area network. Your local area network settings are based on the address assigned here. For example, 192.168.0.1.
Subnet Mask
The subnet mask of the local area network.
Local Domain Name
This entry is optional. Enter a domain name for the local network. Your LAN computer will assume this domain name when it gets an address from the router's built in DHCP server. So, for example, if you enter mynetwork.net here, and you have a LAN side laptop with a name of chris, that laptop will be known as chris.mynetwork.net. Note, however, the entered domain name can be overridden by the one obtained from the router's upstream DHCP server.
DNS Relay
When DNS Relay is enabled, the router plays the role of a DNS server. DNS requests sent to the router are forwarded to the ISP's DNS server. This provides a constant DNS address that LAN computers can use, even when the router obtains a different DNS server address from the ISP upon re-establishing the WAN connection. You should disable DNS relay if you implement a LAN-side DNS server as a virtual server.
DHCP Server Settings

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. The DHCP section is where you configure the built-in DHCP Server to assign IP addresses to the computers and other devices on your local area network (LAN).

Enable DHCP Server

Once your D-Link router is properly configured and this option is enabled, the DHCP Server will manage the IP addresses and other network configuration information for computers and other devices connected to your Local Area Network. There is no need for you to do this yourself.

The computers (and other devices) connected to your LAN also need to have their TCP/IP configuration set to "DHCP" or "Obtain an IP address automatically".

When you set Enable DHCP Server, the following options are displayed.

DHCP IP Address Range
These two IP values (from and to) define a range of IP addresses that the DHCP Server uses when assigning addresses to computers and devices on your Local Area Network. Any addresses that are outside of this range are not managed by the DHCP Server; these could, therefore, be used for manually configured devices or devices that cannot use DHCP to obtain network address details automatically.

It is possible for a computer or device that is manually configured to have an address that does reside within this range. In this case the address should be reserved (see Static DHCP Client below), so that the DHCP Server knows that this specific address can only be used by a specific computer or device.

Your D-Link router, by default, has a static IP address of 192.168.0.1. This means that addresses 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 can be made available for allocation by the DHCP Server.

Example:
Your D-Link router uses 192.168.0.1 for the IP address. You've assigned a computer that you want to designate as a Web server with a static IP address of 192.168.0.3. You've assigned another computer that you want to designate as an FTP server with a static IP address of 192.168.0.4. Therefore the starting IP address for your DHCP IP address range needs to be 192.168.0.5 or greater.
Example:
Suppose you configure the DHCP Server to manage addresses From 192.168.0.100 To 192.168.0.199. This means that 192.168.0.3 to 192.168.0.99 and 192.168.0.200 to 192.168.0.254 are NOT managed by the DHCP Server. Computers or devices that use addresses from these ranges are to be manually configured. Suppose you have a web server computer that has a manually configured address of 192.168.0.100. Because this falls within the "managed range" be sure to create a reservation for this address and match it to the relevant computer (see Static DHCP Client below).
DHCP Lease Time
The amount of time that a computer may have an IP address before it is required to renew the lease. The lease functions just as a lease on an apartment would. The initial lease designates the amount of time before the lease expires. If the tenant wishes to retain the address when the lease is expired then a new lease is established. If the lease expires and the address is no longer needed than another tenant may use the address.
Always Broadcast
If all the computers on the LAN successfully obtain their IP addresses from the router's DHCP server as expected, this option can remain disabled. However, if one of the computers on the LAN fails to obtain an IP address from the router's DHCP server, it may have an old DHCP client that incorrectly turns off the broadcast flag of DHCP packets. Enabling this option will cause the router to always broadcast its responses to all clients, thereby working around the problem, at the cost of increased broadcast traffic on the LAN.
NetBIOS Advertisement
Check this box to allow the DHCP Server to offer NetBIOS configuration settings to the LAN hosts. NetBIOS allow LAN hosts to discover all other computers within the network, e.g. within Network Neighbourhood.
Learn NetBIOS information from WAN
If NetBIOS advertisement is swicthed on, switching this setting on causes WINS information to be learned from the WAN side, if available. Turn this setting off to configure manually.
Primary WINS Server IP address
Configure the IP address of the preferred WINS server. WINS Servers store information regarding network hosts, allowing hosts to 'register' themselves as well as discover other available hosts, e.g. for use in Network Neighbourhood. This setting has no effect if the 'Learn NetBIOS information from WAN' is activated.
Secondary WINS Server IP address
Configure the IP address of the backup WINS server, if any. This setting has no effect if the 'Learn NetBIOS information from WAN' is activated.
NetBIOS Scope
This is an advanced setting and is normally left blank. This allows the configuration of a NetBIOS 'domain' name under which network hosts operate. This setting has no effect if the 'Learn NetBIOS information from WAN' is activated.
NetBIOS Registration mode
Indicates how network hosts are to perform NetBIOS name registration and discovery.
H-Node, this indicates a Hybrid-State of operation. First WINS servers are tried, if any, followed by local network broadcast. This is generally the preferred mode if you have configured WINS servers.
M-Node (default), this indicates a Mixed-Mode of operation. First Broadcast operation is performed to register hosts and discover other hosts, if broadcast operation fails, WINS servers are tried, if any. This mode favours broadcast operation which may be preferred if WINS servers are reachable by a slow network link and the majority of network services such as servers and printers are local to the LAN.
P-Node, this indicates to use WINS servers ONLY. This setting is useful to force all NetBIOS operation to the configured WINS servers. You must have configured at least the primary WINS server IP to point to a working WINS server.
B-Node, this indicates to use local network broadcast ONLY. This setting is useful where there are no WINS servers available, however, it is preferred you try M-Node operation first.
This setting has no effect if the 'Learn NetBIOS information from WAN' is activated.