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Setup Wizard
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 begin.

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 information.

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 manually.

Select your security settings and enter in your key or passphrase. For more information on Wireless Security, please see the DSM-G600 manual.

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 'Site Survey'.

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 system.

LAN
Dynamic (Obtain IP Address from a DHCP server)
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.


Static IP (Assign a Fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, DNS1 and DNS2)
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.

Subnet Mask
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.

Gateway IP Address
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 64.7.210.131 (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.

 
Device Settings
Workgroup - Enter your Workgroup name here.
Name
- Enter your device Name.
Description
- Enter your device Description.
 

Wireless
Select "Enable" to enable wireless functionality.

Mode
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.

SSID
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.

Site Survey
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.

Channel
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 connect to.

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 your network.

SSID Broadcast
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.)

Security
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 to.

Authentication
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.

Encryption
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.

Key Format
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 connecting to.

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.

Pre-shared Key
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 button.

Click 'Apply' when finished.