How to configure the router D Link Dir-615: step by step instructions
The D-Link DIR 615 device is one of the most common types of routers in Russia. It is characterized by low cost, functionality, stability, and ease of setup. But nevertheless, bringing it into a functional state may require the user to consider a large number of nuances - for example, reflecting the particular settings of the device in a particular modification or the specifics of its connection to the infrastructure of a particular provider. What to look for when setting up this router? In what sequence can it be produced?
Correctly connect the device to the PC
First of all, it is necessary to carry out the correct connection of the device to the computer in order to configure its software options before subsequent use. You must perform the following steps:
- connect all cables supplied with the router in the kit to this device;
- connect the power cable to the outlet, Ethernet - to the port of the network card of the computer.
Then you need to connect the communication cable from the provider to the appropriate connector of the router. For example, if the Internet is delivered via Ethernet, then the cable will most likely need to be plugged into a WAN port located in the back of the device.
Now let's look directly at how to configure the D-Link DIR 615 router to use the Internet.
We configure a router for the Internet: algorithm of actions
The solution to this problem will consist of several stages:
- firmware updates;
- settings of the software options of the router;
- setting the required parameters in Windows.
We will study these stages of working with the router in more detail.
Internet Setup: Firmware Update
How to configure the D-Link DIR 615 router so that the firmware is updated correctly? In principle, the solution of this problem does not imply significant difficulties. In many cases, it is possible to do without updating the firmware, but having the most recent one helps ensure a more stable operation of the router. Therefore, the experts recommend, in one way or another, to perform the corresponding operation, especially since it is not too complicated.
In order to update the firmware on the router, you need:
- using any other computer that can access the Internet, download the latest firmware on the D-Link website (preferably not to be mistaken with the version of the corresponding software, first check with the competent specialist or directly with the company's support service which file you need to download) ;
- Copy the downloaded firmware to the computer to which the configured router is connected.
After you enter the router management software interface. Immediately, we note that this software shell can be considered as the most reliable branded tool, through which you can configure the D-Link DIR 615 Wi-Fi router in terms of firmware. Using third-party solutions is not necessary, as a rule.
Firmware setup: web-based router management interface
Getting into the configuration interface of the device in question is very simple. It is necessary to open any browser available on the computer to which the router is connected. Suitable, for example, Internet Explorer, which is almost always there in Windows by default. Having opened the browser, you need to enter the following numbers in its address bar: 192.168.0.1.In some cases, you will need to enter others, but it is very easy to find out which ones: you need to take the router, turn it over, and see which IP address is listed on the label that is glued to the bottom of the device case. There will also be specified a login and password to access the device management interface. Usually in both cases this is the word admin.
We enter the appropriate username and password on the page that opens after entering the specified IP address in the browser’s address bar or on the label that is pasted on the case.
How to configure the router D-Link DIR 615 next? The interface in question is most often Russian-speaking, if the router is purchased in Russia. Therefore, in the opened window, select the option “Configure manually”. Then go to the tab "System", then select the option "Software Update".
The next step is to select the firmware file that must be downloaded to the computer before. After a few minutes, the router will be updated.
How to configure the router D-Link DIR 615 next? The next step is to configure the device software options. We study its features.
Configuring router software options
How to set up a D-Link DIR 615 router (step-by-step instructions,considered by us, takes into account mainly the general aspects of working with the device) in terms of software options, taking into account the characteristics of the services provided by a particular telecom operator?
First of all, it should be noted that there are 2 options for setting the required options in the router configuration interface - manual and semi-automatic. In general, the use of the first option is not required, since it involves making adjustments, mainly in those settings that are considered the most unified, the same for a large number of providers.
In addition, it is recommended that you make these adjustments to qualified specialists who can correctly, taking into account the necessary nuances, configure the D-Link DIR 615 router. Rostelecom and other providers have such people on staff and can always be contacted support
But in semi-automatic mode, in most cases even a user with minimal experience can configure a router. In order to enable this option, you need to log into the router management software interface - again through the browser in the manner discussed by us above.
After it is loaded in the page that opens, select the option “Advanced Setup”. Then go to the WAN tab, which is located in the "Network" section. After you need to click on the button "Add" and create a new type of connection. What specific options in this case will be chosen depends on the specifics of the services provided by the provider: they are just the ones that are the least unified. It is possible that at this stage you will need to call the support service of your service provider to find out how, in this case, the D-Link DIR 615 router will be properly configured. Beeline and Rostelecom usually provide such consultations quite quickly.
Connection settings: information from the provider
The support service will need to find out what should be specified in the appropriate interface:
- connection type - in general, it is PPPoE, but there may be others, you need to clarify;
- username and password of the subscriber (as a rule, they are also specified in the service agreement);
As for the other options, they may not need to be adjusted. You can try to keep the ones that are installed in the default interface and try to change them - again,in agreement with the support service, only if the Internet does not work after setting up the router.
So, we enter the settings, save them, wait, if necessary, reboot the router. If all settings are correct, then the computer to which the router is connected should earn the Internet. You can verify this by launching the same browser with which you accessed the device management interface, and entering the address of a website.
It is possible that the portal will load, but slower than expected at a speed that is reflected in the provider’s tariff. In this case, it makes sense to call the support service or to the competent specialists, and specify how to configure the D-Link DIR 615 router so that it does not cut the speed. But in the general case, such problems should not arise, since the software speed limit is set in separate settings of the device, and if you don’t touch them, the router should not apply speed limits.
The considered device allows you to implement wireless data transmission via Wi-Fi. Therefore, the next step in setting it up is to bring Wi-Fi modules into functional readiness.
How to configure the router D-Link DIR 615? The step-by-step instruction that we are considering does not imply any special complex actions, but requires attention to a number of important details in order for the wireless interfaces to work correctly.
To solve the problem in question, it is necessary to reload the start page of the device control interface. Then go to the Wi-Fi section, then select the "General Settings" option. The next step is to turn on the wireless connection. Then you need to select the “Basic settings” option in the Wi-Fi section, and then enter the network name - SSID in the opened interface. It will subsequently appear in the list of Windows wireless connections.
Network Security Setup
But before connecting to Wi-Fi via Windows, you must also set network security settings. To do this, return to the Wi-Fi menu, then select the option "Security Settings". The next step is to choose the WPA-PSK2 feature next to the item that sets the network authentication parameters. In addition, you will need to enter the PSK password. After saving the settings.
Then you can try connecting to the wireless network through Windows.If the connection to the network cannot be established, or the sites will not load at a speed corresponding to the tariff, then you will need to check a number of settings in the operating system.
How to set up a D-Link DIR 615 router on Windows 7 or similar to it in OS functions? You must click on "Start", then - "Control Panel", after - "Network Connections". Then you need to right-click on the icon "Connecting to the network", then select "Properties".
The next step is to select the “TCP / IP Protocol” option. Then you need to click on "Properties" and specify that the IP address and DNS address should be obtained automatically. Then we save the Windows settings. After that, the connection should function.
Nuances of setting up the router: the specifics of the device modifications
Of course, there are a large number of other options in the configuration of the device in question. So, many users are thinking about how to configure the D-Link DIR 615 router as a repeater - a device used to provide a broadcast of a wireless signal to a large area. The capabilities of the software interface to control the device under consideration allow solving this problem very quickly.However, it is still useful to get additional advice from a competent specialist on working with these options, because in the repeater mode the device will broadcast the signal from another router, which can be configured according to principles that are significantly different from those that characterize the D-Link DIR 615 .
In many cases, working with the device in question may have particularities, based on the specifics of its specific modification - for example, K1, K2 or E4. How to configure the D-Link 615 E4 router can be considered in the context of completely different approaches to working with the device than in the case of other modifications of the device.
Configuring the router: specific infrastructure provider
In addition, one should also take into account the specifics of the provider’s communications infrastructure. How to configure the D-Link DIR 615 E4 router (Beeline) can be studied by considering the nuances that are completely not characteristic of setting up the router options in the corresponding modification when it is connected to the infrastructure of Rostelecom or any other provider.
So, we have reviewed the main features of the solution to the problem of setting up the popular D-Link DIR 615 router in Windows OS when enablingbranded management interface of the router, as well as operating system software. This task usually does not involve difficulties if the user has all the necessary data from the provider.
The most important thing in setting up the router is to set the correct parameters of the network connection when using the channel provided by the provider, set the Wi-Fi security settings, and also make sure that the options in Windows are optimized. In many cases, it will also be useful to update the firmware of the router - in the order we discussed above.