The Setup Wizard is a useful and easy utility to help setup the DI-784 to quickly connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) with only a few steps required. It will guide you step by step to configure the password, time, WAN, and Wireless settings of your DI-784.
Wireless Settings are settings for the (Access Point) Portion of the Wireless Router. Allow you to change the wireless settings to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
802.11a is an extension of IEEE 802.11 standards that applies to wireless LANs. 802.11a uses OFDM encoding scheme and can provide throughput of up to 54Mbps in the 5GHz frequency range.
802.11g is an extension of IEEE 802.11 standards that applies to wireless LANs. 802.11g uses OFDM encoding schemes and can provide throughput of up to 54Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range. 802.11g is also backward compatible by supporting DSSS encoding scheme that is used in the widely popular 802.11b.
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID's factory default setting is "default". The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Indicates the channel setting for the DI-784. By default the 802.11g channel is set to 6, the 802.11a channel is set to 52. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.
For added security on the wireless network, when enabling Encryption, the Authentication type can also be selected. If Shared Key is selected, the Access Point will not be seen on the wireless network except to the wireless clients that share the same WEP key with MAC Addresses allowed access as specified in Filter List. If Open System is chosen, only the wireless clients with the same WEP key will be able to communicate on the wireless network, but the Access Point will be visible to all devices on the network. The default value for Authentication is set to "Open System".
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 DI-784 supports 2 levels of WEP Encryption: 64Bit encryption, 128Bit encryption, and 152Bit encryption. WEP is disabled by default. The WEP setting can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.
The Key Types that are supported by the DI-784 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 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.
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. This mode requires a RADIUS server in the network.
Pre-Shared Key mode means that the wireless client and the router must have the same passphrase in order to establish the wireless connection. A RADIUS server is not required with PSK.
WAN (wide area network) Settings are settings that are used to connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). The WAN settings are provided to you by your ISP and often times referred to as "public settings". Please select the appropriate option for your specific ISP.
WAN - Dynamic 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 device.
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 in the device. 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 the field if required by your ISP.
WAN - Static IP Address
WAN - PPPoE
- Enter your PPPoE username.
These are the IP 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 DI-784, default is 192.168.0.1.
Subnet Mask: Subnet Mask of DI-784, default is 255.255.255.0.
Local Domain Name: (optional) Enter in the local domain name for the network.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DHCP server gives out IP addresses when a device is starting up and request an IP address to be logged on to the network. The device must be set as a DHCP client to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is enabled in the unit. 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 for the IP lease.
DHCP client computers connected to the unit will have their information displayed in the 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.
Static DHCP allows the router to assign the same IP address information to a specific computer on the local network. The specified computer will get the same DHCP IP address information everytime it is turned on. No other computer on the local network will receive the specified static DHCP address except for the configured computer. Static DHCP is very helpful when used for server computers on the local network that are hosting applications such as Web and FTP.