The Setup Wizard is an easy to use utility for basic setup
of the DSM-G600. Here you will configure the administrator's password, time,
LAN, additional, and wireless settings of your DSM-G600.
Step 1: Click 'Run Wizard' to
Step 2: Click 'Next' to this introductory screen.
Step 3: 'Set Password' Enter the new administrator's password
here. Enter it a second time for verification. Click 'Next'.
Step 4: 'Choose Time Zone' Choose your time zone from the drop
down list. Click 'Next'.
Step 5: 'Select LAN Connection Type' Choose DHCP Client or Static
IP. DHCP Client should be selected if there is a DHCP server on
the network. Static IP should be selected when a DHCP server is
not on the network. If you select Static IP, enter the required
Step 6: 'Set Additional Information' Enter a workgroup name,
device name, and device description here. If you do not need to
change these, you can leave the default entries in place.
Step 7: 'Set Wireless LAN Connection' Select 'Access Point' if
other clients will be connecting to the DSM-G600 wirelessly.
Select 'Client' if the DSM-G600 will be connecting to an existing
wireless access point or router. Select 'Enable'.
In Access Point mode:
Enter an SSID that other devices will be connecting to.
Select a channel or allow the selection to be made automatically
by choosing 'Auto Select'.
Select 'Enabled' or 'Disabled' for 802.11G only mode. If you
select 'Enabled', only 802.11G clients will be able to connect. If
you select 'Disabled', 802.11B or 802.11G clients will be able to
connect. If all of your clients are 802.11G, 'Enabled' is
recommended for best performance.
Select 'Enabled' or 'Disabled' for SSID Broadcast. If you select
'Enabled', the SSID name will be visible to any clients that are
searching the area. If you select 'Disabled', the SSID will not be
found by a search. Instead, clients will need to enter in the SSID
Select your security settings and enter in your key or passphrase.
For more information on Wireless Security, please see the DSM-G600
In Client mode:
Instead of creating an SSID that other devices will be connecting
to, here you will be selecting an SSID that already exists so that
you can connect to it. Click 'Site Survey' to view a list of
available SSIDs. Remember to 'Enable' wireless before clicking
Select 'Infrastructure' or 'Ad-Hoc'. 'Infrastructure' should be
selected when you will be connecting to an existing wireless
access point or router. 'Ad-Hoc' should be selected when you are
connecting directly to another client device such as a PC with a
wireless network card.
The remaining settings are the same as AP mode.
Step 8: Click 'Restart' to save your setting and reboot the
Gateway IP Address
Dynamic (Obtain IP Address from a DHCP
By selecting 'DHCP Client', the DSM-G600 will act as a DHCP client and
obtain its LAN IP settings from the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) server on the local network. By default, the DSM-G600 is set to
obtain an IP address from a DHCP server on your network. If a DHCP server
is not available, the DSM-G600 will set an auto-IP address of 169.254.x.x
with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 and will periodically search for a DHCP
server on the network.
(Assign a Fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, DNS1 and
If necessary, you can assign a static IP address to the DSM-G600. The IP
address of each device on the local area network must be within the same
IP address range and subnet mask. For a small subnet with less than 253 IP
addresses assigned (e.g. Class C private IP), each device on the LAN
(Local Area Network) needs have a unique IP Address in the format of
(example) 192.168.0.x to connect to other devices within the same network.
Specify the subnet mask for the DSM-G600. The Subnet mask must be the
same for all devices on the same subnet of the network. The default subnet
setting is 255.255.255.0. For a small subnet with less than 253 IP
addresses assigned (e.g. Class C private IP), keep this default setting.
Specify the Gateway IP Address for the DSM-G600. The Gateway IP Address
is almost always the LAN address of your router. Most D-Link routers have
a default LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1.
DNS1 and DNS2
Specify the first and second DNS Addresses for the DSM-G600. A DNS Address
will allow the DSM-G600 to resolve names into IP addresses. Example:
Without a DNS address, the DSM-G600 would not be able to contact an FTP
site such as ftp.dlink.com (name). Instead, you would need to use
184.108.40.206 (IP address). It is recommended that you enter DNS addresses
when setting a Static IP Address. Often you can use the LAN IP address of
your router as a DNS address.
Click 'Apply' when finished.
"Enable" to enable wireless functionality.
Select 'Access Point' if other clients will be connecting to the DSM-G600
wirelessly. Select 'Client' if the DSM-G600 will be connecting to an
existing wireless access point or router.
In AP mode, create an SSID that other devices will be connecting to. In
Client mode, enter (or use Site Survey to find) an SSID that already
exists for you to connect to.
This feature is only available in Client mode. Press this button if you
wish to scan the area for available SSIDs. Select the desired SSID and
choose 'Connect'. The 'Refresh' button will update the SSID list.
This feature will be available in AP or Client-Ad-Hoc mode. Select the
channel that you wish to use or that is being used by the device you will
802.11G Only Mode
Enable this feature if all wireless devices on your network are 802.11G
only. Disable this feature if there are also 802.11B wireless devices on
Enable this feature if you want the SSID to be detectable by other devices
that use a 'Site Survey' feature. Disable this feature if you want to
hide the SSID from all other devices (they can still connect by entering
in the SSID manually.)
Select 'None', 'WEP', 'WPA', or 'WPA-PSK' modes of security. In AP mode,
choose whichever security method you wish to implement. In Client mode
this setting must match the settings on the device you will be connecting
Choose between 'Open' and 'Shared' forms of authentication. This setting
is only used with WEP. In AP mode, choose whichever authentication
method you wish to implement. In Client mode, this setting must match the
settings on the device you will be connecting to. 'Open' allows
association even if the WEP key is incorrect, whereas 'Shared' only allows
association if the WEP key is correct.
Choose the encryption type. This setting will determine how many
characters must be entered and is dependent upon the selected Security
mode. Only certain types of encryption can be applied to each Security
mode. The exact number of characters required will appear just above the
Apply button. In AP mode, choose whichever authentication method you wish
to implement. In Client mode, this setting must match the settings on the
device you will be connecting to.
Select a 'HEX' or 'ASCII' encryption key format. This setting will
determine what type of characters can be used for the encryption key as
well as the number of characters that must be entered. The exact number of
characters required will appear just above the Apply button. In AP mode,
choose whichever authentication method you wish to implement. In Client
mode, this setting must match the settings on the device you will be
Default Key - Key 1-4
There are four possible encryption keys for WEP. Only one at a time can
be active. The four keys are designed to offer you the option of rotating
your keys for increased security. Whichever key you have set to 'default'
(active) must also be selected on the device you will be connecting to or
that will be connecting to you.
A pre-shared key will be required if you are using WPA-PSK encryption.
The exact number of characters required will appear just above the Apply
'Apply' when finished.