The Admin option is used to set a password for access to the Web-based management. By default there is no password configured. It is highly recommended that you create a password to keep your new router secure.
- Admin Password
- Enter a password for the user "admin", who will have full access to the Web-based management interface.
- User Password
- Enter a password for the user "user", who will have read-only access to the Web-based management interface.
- Gateway Name
- The name of the router can be changed here.
- Enable Remote Management
- Enabling Remote Management allows you to manage the router from anywhere on the Internet. Disabling Remote Management allows you to manage the router only from computers on your LAN.
- Remote Admin Port
- The port that you will use to address the management interface from the Internet. For example, if you specify port 1080 here, then, to access the router from the Internet, you would use a URL of the form:
- Remote Admin Inbound Filter
- Select a filter that controls access as needed for this admin port. If you do not see the filter you need in the list of filters, go to the Advanced → Inbound Filter screen and create a new filter.
The Time Configuration option allows you to configure, update, and maintain the correct time on the router's internal system clock. From this section you can set the time zone that you are in and set the Time Server. Daylight saving can also be configured to automatically adjust the time when needed.
- Time Configuration
- Current Router Time
- Displays the time currently maintained by the router. If this is not correct, use the following options to configure the time correctly.
- Time Zone
- Select your local time zone from pull down menu.
- Enable Daylight Saving
- Check this option if your location observes daylight saving time.
- Daylight Saving Offset
- Select the time offset, if your location observes daylight saving time.
- DST Start and DST End
- Select the starting and ending times for the change to and from daylight saving time. For example, suppose for DST Start you select Month="Oct", Week="3rd", Day="Sun" and Time="2am". This is the same as saying: "Daylight saving starts on the third Sunday of October at 2:00 AM."
- Automatic Time Configuration
- Enable NTP Server
- Select this option if you want to synchronize the router's clock to a Network Time Server over the Internet. If you are using schedules or logs, this is the best way to ensure that the schedules and logs are kept accurate.
Note that, even when NTP Server is enabled, you must still choose a time zone and set the daylight saving parameters.
- NTP Server Used
- Select a Network Time Server for synchronization. You can type in the address of a time server or select one from the list. If you have trouble using one server, select another.
- Set the Date and Time Manually
- If you do not have the NTP Server option in effect, you can either manually set the time for your router here, or you can click the button to copy the time from the computer you are using. (Make sure that computer's time is set correctly.)
Note: If the router loses power for any reason, it cannot keep its clock running, and will not have the correct time when it is started again. To maintain correct time for schedules and logs, either you must enter the correct time after you restart the router, or you must enable the NTP Server option.
This section allows you to archive your log files to a Syslog Server.
- Enable Logging to Syslog Server
- Enable this option if you have a syslog server currently running on the LAN and wish to send log messages to it.
- Syslog Server IP Address
- Enter the LAN IP address of the Syslog Server.
The Email feature can be used to send the system log files, router alert messages, and firmware update notification to your email address.
- Enable Email Notification
- When this option is enabled, router activity logs or firmware upgrade notifications can be emailed to a designated email address, and the following parameters are displayed.
- EMail Settings
- From Email Address
- This email address will appear as the sender when you receive a log file or firmware upgrade notification via email.
- To Email Address
- Enter the email address where you want the email sent.
- SMTP Server Address
- Enter the SMTP server address for sending email.
- Enable Authentication
- If your SMTP server requires authentication, select this option.
- Account Name
- Enter your account for sending email.
- Enter the password associated with the account.
- Verify Password
- Re-type the password associated with the account.
- Email Log When Full or on Schedule
- On Log Full
- Select this option if you want logs to be sent by email when the log is full.
- On Schedule
- Select this option if you want logs to be sent by email according to a schedule.
- If you selected the On Schedule option, select one of the defined schedule rules. If you do not see the schedule you need in the list of schedules, go to the Tools -> Schedules screen and create a new schedule.
Note: Normally email is sent at the start time defined for a schedule, and the schedule end time is not used. However, rebooting the router during the schedule period will cause additional emails to be sent.
This section allows you to manage the router's configuration settings, reboot the router, and restore the router to the factory default settings. Restoring the unit to the factory default settings will erase all settings, including any rules that you've created.
- Save Settings To Local Hard Drive
- This option allows you to save the router's configuration to a file on your computer. Be sure to save the configuration before performing a firmware upgrade.
- Load Settings From Local Hard Drive
- Use this option to restore previously saved router configuration settings.
- Restore To Factory Default Settings
- This option restores all configuration settings back to the settings that were in effect at the time the router was shipped from the factory. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost. If you want to save your router configuration settings, use the Save Settings option above.
- Reboot the Device
- This restarts the router. Useful for restarting when you are not near the device.
The Firmware Upgrade section can be used to update to the latest firmware code to improve functionality and performance. To check for the latest firmware, click the Email Notification of Newer Firmware Version.
button. If you would like to be notified when new firmware is released, place a checkmark in the box next to
To upgrade the firmware, follow these steps:
- Click the button to locate the D-Link upgrade file on your computer.
- Once you have found the file to be used, click the button below to start the firmware upgrade process. This can take a minute or more.
- Wait for the router to reboot. This can take another minute or more.
- Confirm updated firmware revision on status page.
- Firmware Information
Here are displayed the version numbers of the firmware currently installed in your router and the most recent upgrade that is available.
- Firmware Upgrade
Note: Firmware upgrade cannot be performed from a wireless device. To perform an upgrade, ensure that you are using a PC that is connected to the router by wire.
Note: Some firmware upgrades reset the configuration options to the factory defaults. Before performing an upgrade, be sure to save the current configuration from the Tools -> System screen.
- Once you have a firmware update on your computer, use this option to browse for the file and then upload the information into the router.
The Dynamic DNS feature allows you to host a server (Web, FTP, Game Server, etc.) using a domain name that you have purchased (www.whateveryournameis.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. When you use a Dynamic DNS service provider, your friends can enter your host name to connect to your server, no matter what your IP address is.
- Enable Dynamic DNS
- Enable this option only if you have purchased your own domain name and registered with a dynamic DNS service provider. The following parameters are displayed when the option is enabled.
- Server Address
- Select a dynamic DNS service provider from the pull-down list.
- Host Name
- Enter your host name, fully qualified; for example:
- Username or Key
- Enter the username or key provided by your service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in all three fields.
- Password or Key
- Enter the password or key provided by your service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in all three fields.
- Verify Password or Key
- Re-type the password or key provided by your service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in all three fields.
- The time between periodic updates to the Dynamic DNS, if your dynamic IP address has not changed. The timeout period is entered in hours.
Note: If a dynamic DNS update fails for any reason (for example, when incorrect parameters are entered), the router automatically disables the Dynamic DNS feature and records the failure in the log.
If a dynamic DNS update fails for any reason (for example, when incorrect parameters are entered), the router automatically disables the Dynamic DNS feature and records the failure in the log. After configuring the router for dynamic DNS, you can open a browser and navigate to the URL for your domain (for example
http://www.mydomain.info) and the router will attempt to forward the request to port 80 on your LAN. If, however, you do this from a LAN-side computer and there is no virtual server defined for port 80, the router will return the router's configuration home page. Refer to the Advanced → Virtual Server configuration page to set up a virtual server.
- Ping Test
"Ping" is an Internet utility function that sends a series of short messages to a target computer and reports the results. You can use it to test whether a computer is running, and to get an idea of the quality of the connection to that computer, based on the speed of the responses.
- Host Name or IP Address
- Enter either the IP address of the target computer or enter its fully qualified domain name.
- Start pinging the specified host.
- Host Name or IP Address
- Ping Result
Schedules can be created for use with enforcing rules. For example, if you want to restrict web access to Mon-Fri from 3pm to 8pm, you could create a schedule selecting Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri and enter a Start Time of 3pm and End Time of 8pm.
- Add/Edit Schedule Rule
- In this section you can add entries to the Schedule Rules List below or edit existing entries.
- Give the schedule a name that is meaningful to you, such as "Weekday rule".
- Place a checkmark in the boxes for the desired days or select the All Week radio button to select all seven days of the week.
- All Day - 24 hrs
- Select this option if you want this schedule in effect all day for the selected day(s).
- Start Time
- If you don't use the All Day option, then you enter the time here. The start time is entered in two fields. The first box is for the hour and the second box is for the minute. Email events are normally triggered only by the start time.
- End Time
- The end time is entered in the same format as the start time. The hour in the first box and the minutes in the second box. The end time is used for most other rules, but is not normally used for email events.
- Saves the new or edited Schedule Rule.
- Schedule Rules List
- This section shows the currently defined Schedule Rules. A Schedule Rule can be changed by clicking the Edit icon, or deleted by clicking the Delete icon. When you click the Edit icon, the item is highlighted, and the "Edit Schedule Rule" section is activated for editing.