There are two accounts that can access the management interface through the web browser. The accounts are admin and user. Admin has read/write access while user has read-only access. User can only view the settings but cannot make any changes. Only the admin account has the ability to change both admin and user account passwords.
Remote Management allows the device to be configured through the WAN (Wide Area Network) port from the Internet using a web browser. A username and password is still required to access the browser-based management interface.
IP Address - Internet IP address of the computer that has access to the DWL-G730AP. If the IP address is set to *, this allows all Internet IP addresses to access the DWL-G730AP.
Port - The port number used to access the DWL-G730AP.
http://x.x.x.x:8080 whereas x.x.x.x is the WAN IP address of the DWL-G730AP and 8080 is the port used for the Web-Management interface.
The "system time" setting is used by the unit for synchronizing scheduling services and system logging activities. You will need to set the time zone corresponding to your location. The time can be set manually or the device can connect to a NTP (Network Time Protocol) server to retrieve the time. You may also set Daylight Saving dates and the system time will automatically adjust on those dates.
The current system settings can be saved as a file onto the local hard drive. The saved file or any other saved setting file created by device can be uploaded into the unit. To reload a system settings file, click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the file to be used. The device can also be reset back to factory default settings by clicking on Restore. Use the restore feature only if necessary. This will erase previously save settings for the unit. Make sure to save your system settings before doing a factory restore.
You can upgrade the firmware of the device using this tool. Make sure that the firmware you want to use is saved on the local hard drive of the computer. Click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the firmware to be used for the update. Upgrading the firmware will not change any of your system settings but it is recommended that you save your system settings before doing a firmware upgrade. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support.dlink.com.
These are additional tools and features of the device.
This useful diagnostic utility can be used to check if a computer is on the Internet. It sends ping packets and listens for replies from the specific host. Enter in a host name or the IP address that you want to ping (Packet Internet Groper) and click Ping.
yahoo.com or 126.96.36.199
If for any reason the device is not responding correctly, you may want to restart the unit by clicking on the Restart button.
|Block WAN Ping
When you "Block WAN Ping", you are causing the public WAN (Wide Area Network) IP address on the device not to respond to ping commands sent by Internet users. Pinging public WAN IP addresses is a common method used by hackers to test whether your WAN IP address is valid.
UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DWL-G730AP is a UPnP enabled router and will only work with other UPnP devices/softwares. If you do not want to use the UPnP functionality, it can be disabled by selecting "Disabled".
If you are experiencing difficulties when playing online games or even certain applications that use voice data, you may need to enable Gaming Mode for these applications to work correctly. When not playing games or using these voice applications, it is recommended that Gaming Mode is disabled.
The device supports VPN (Virtual Private Network) pass-through for both PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and IPSec (IP Security). Once VPN pass-through is enabled, there is no need to open up virtual services. Multiple VPN connections can be made through the device. This is useful when you have many VPN clients on the local area network.
Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service) is a method of keeping a domain name linked to a changing (dynamic) IP address. With most Cable and DSL connections, you are assigned a dynamic IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection. With the DWL-G730AP, you can setup your DDNS service and the DWL-G730AP will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a different IP address.