The Setup Wizard is a useful and easy utility to help setup the DI-624S to quickly connect to the Internet 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-624S.
The Wireless Settings page contains settings for the (Access Point) Portion of the DI-624S. This page allows you to customize your wireless network or change the wireless settings to fit an existing wireless network that you may already have setup.
An SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name of your wireless local area network (WLAN). By default the SSID of the DI-624S is "default". This can be easily changed to establish a new wireless network or to add the DI-624S to an existing wireless network.
Indicates which channel the DI-624S is operating on. By default the channel is set to 6. This can be easily changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize your new wireless network.
Note: Click the Auto Select checkbox to have the DI-624S automatically select the channel that it will operate on. This option is recommended because the router will choose the channel with the least amount of interference
Authentication is a process by which the DI-624S verifies the identity of a user who wishes to join the wireless network. There are three types authentication for this device.
Open System: Select this option to allow all the wireless devices to communicate with the DI-624S.
Shared Key: Select this option to require all the wireless devices to provide credentials before they are allowed to communicate with the DI-624S.
WPA-PSK (pre-shared key): This version of WPA does not support 802.1x and does not require a separate RADIUS server for user authentication. To configure simple set a common passphrase on the AP, Router and Clients.
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-624S supports 2 levels of WEP Encryption: 64-bit and 128-bit. WEP is disabled by default. This 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-624S 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.
This allows you to configure up to 4 WEP keys so that you can easily change your wireless encryption settings to maintain a secure network. Simply select the specific key to be used for encrypting wireless data on the network.
The WAN (Wide Area Network) Settings are used to connect the DI-624S to the Internet. Any information that needs to be entered on this page will be provided to you by your ISP and often times referred to as "public settings". Please select the appropriate option for your specific ISP. If you are unsure of which option to select, please contact your ISP.
WAN - Dynamic IP Address
MAC Address - 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 port on the DI-624S. You can use the "Us MAC" checkbox to copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed in the computer used to configure the DI-624S.
Primary DNS Address - Enter the Primary DNS (Domain Name Service) server IP address provided to you by your ISP.
Secondary DNS Address - This field is optional. If you were given a secondary DNS server IP address from your ISP, enter it in this field.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets. 1500 is the default value for this option. Changing this number may adversely affect the performance of your router. Only change this number if instructed to by one of our Technical Support Representatives.
WAN - Static IP Address
Select this option if your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has provided you with an IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and a DNS server address. Enter this information in the appropriate fields. Please select the appropriate option for your specific ISP. If you are unsure of which option to select, please contact your ISP.
WAN - PPPoE
Password - Enter your PPPoE password.
Service Name - If your ISP requires a service name for the PPPoE connection, enter the service name here. (optional)
IP Address - This option is only available for Static PPPoE. Enter the IP address that your ISP has provided you.
Network Mask - This option is only available for Static PPPoE. Enter the subnet mask that your ISP has provided you.
Maximum Idle time - The amount of time of inactivity before the DI-624S will disconnect your PPPoE session. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the connection is inactive for longer than the defined Maximum Idle Time, then the connection will be dropped. Either set the value for idle time to zero or enable Auto-reconnect to disable this feature.
MTU - MTU (Maximum Transmission/Transfer Unit) is the largest packet size that can be sent over a network. Messages larger than the MTU are divided into smaller packets.
Dial On demand - If enabled, the DI-624S will automatically connect to your ISP when traffic is generated from the LAN, like trying to browse to your favorite website. This will allow the DI-624S to reestablish the connection to your ISP once you have exceeded the Maximum Idle Time.
Auto-reconnect - If enabled, the DI-624S will automatically connect to your ISP after your unit is restarted or when the connection is dropped.
These are the IP settings for the LAN (Local Area Network) interface of the DI-624S. 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-624S, default is 192.168.0.1.
Subnet Mask - Subnet Mask of DI-624S, default is 255.255.255.0.
Local Domain Name - (optional) Enter in the local domain name for your network.
The DHCP server assigns IP addresses to devices on the network that are starting up and are requesting an IP address. The device must be set as a DHCP client to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is enabled on the DI-624S. 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.
If you are running a server on the LAN and want to make sure that the server computer always obtains the same IP address from the DHCP server, Static DHP can be used. Simply enter the IP address that you would like the DHCP server to assign and specify the MAC address of the computer that you would like this IP address to be assigned to.
Note: Make sure that the IP address you are trying to assign falls between the starting and ending IP address range that the DHCP server can assign.
IP - Enter the IP address that you would like to always have assigned to a device on your network.
MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the computer or device that you would like to obtain the above IP address.
DHCP Client - This list shows all of the devices on your network that have obtained an IP address from the DHCP server on the DI-624S. To make configuring Static DHCP easier, select one of the devices in the list and click clone to populate the IP and MAC Address fields with its current IP and MAC address. You can then click Apply to always assign the device you chose it's current IP address, or you can assign it another IP address by changing the IP address in the IP field and then clicking Apply.
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.