How to configure the D-Link DIR-615 router?.

Many Russian users prefer to access the Internet using Wi-Fi wireless technology. This does not require large financial costs: all that needs to be purchased is an appropriate type of router (or, in other words, a router). Among the most affordable and easy-to-install devices is the D-Link DIR-615. What communication technologies does it support? How to configure the D-Link DIR-615 router yourself?

Modern Russian users can access the Internet through the following main channels:

  • fiber optic or PON;
  • Ethernet cable.

Note that the technology of going online through the ADSL standard is also widespread, in which a telephone line is used, but the D-Link DIR-615 device does not support it (however, analogs of the device are compatible with it - such as, for example, DIR-2640U).

The PON standard allows you to go online at the highest speed - hundreds of megabits per second. This is the reason for its growing popularity in Russia and in the world. The country's largest providers are actively replacing traditional channels with PON lines, which include providing online access via an Ethernet cable, as well as the above-mentioned ADSL technology. Therefore, routers in the PON version are now among the most demanded.

Devices of the considered model, therefore, are produced in several modifications, which are adapted to each of the noted Internet access technologies. The settings of D-Link routers, it should be noted, do not depend much on which particular communication channel is used. But, considering them, we will definitely note the features characteristic of each communication standard.

Modifications of the D-Link DIR-615 router can differ not only in the supported technology for going online, but also in the hardware implementation (the so-called Revision) and the firmware version. As for the first criterion, it can be noted that routers are produced in about 10 varieties. Each has its own firmware line. With their significant dissimilarity in the aspect of the program code, they can be classified according to the attribute of attribution to one of the three main interfaces:

  • adapted to revision models B, C, E, N, M, O, P, R, U (in English, with orange UI elements);
  • presented in the old version for models of revision K, popular in Russia (you can activate the Russian language, there are blue elements in the interface structure);
  • presented in the new version for K models (there is also support for Russian, gray elements prevail in the windows).

Despite the fact that the appearance of these types of interfaces may differ significantly, the algorithms for configuring the router when comparing any of them are generally similar. We will also further note what are the main nuances of using firmware in certain implementations.

The process of setting up a router can be divided into the following main stages:

  • correct connection of hardware components;
  • setting up an Internet connection;
  • turn on the Wi-Fi mode and activate the necessary options.

Let's consider each stage of working with the device in relation to the technology of access to the Internet, as well as the firmware version in more detail.

Working with the hardware part of the device

First of all, the wire coming from the provider should be inserted into the socket located at the back of the device case. If this is a PON cable, then in the corresponding modification of the router, the required connector is on the far left (most often it is signed as PON). In turn, if the router is adapted to Ethernet lines, then in most of its models of this type the connector for connecting the cable is located on the right side of the rear panel (most often it is signed as INTERNET).

Subsequent configuration of the D-Link DIR-615 router will require its temporary connection to a PC or laptop. The best option for this is to use an Ethernet cable. It is usually included with your router. This cable is a two-way one, from one end it connects to the network card of the computer, from the other - to any of the four ports on the router.

At the back of the router there are 4 connectors for connecting a PC, as well as the connector for the provider's Ethernet cable on the right

After all the above procedures, you can turn on the power of the router, start the computer and go to the software component of the device settings.

Connecting the Internet

After Windows boots up, you will need to log into the web-based management interface of the router. To do this, you need to open a browser (any will do - Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome) and enter the address in the command line in the form of a sequence of numbers: 192.168.0.1. Then the window for entering the device control interface will load, where you need to enter the username and password. They are spelled the same, respectively - admin and admin. After entering them, the user will be taken to the main window of the router control interface. In the version with "gray elements" - for revision K - it looks like this:

Loading of this window is often preceded by the appearance on the screen of a small form for setting a new password. It is permissible to close it by clicking Cancel, but if the user wants to change the corresponding authorization data, he can enter them.

You can enable the Russian interface language: a similar option is located at the very top - opposite the System item. For the convenience of further configuring the router, you should activate the "Advanced settings" mode - at the bottom of the panel. Then select the "Network" section, after - click on WAN.

In order to configure the Internet connection, you need to click on the "Add" button. In the window that opens, you must enter the parameters that the provider must provide. As a rule, fine work with such settings is not required. In the case, for example, with Rostelecom, the largest telecom operator in the Russian Federation, you need to set PPPoE as the connection type. After that, enter the appropriate data in the "Username" form, and then in the "Password", which must be specified in the agreement with the provider.

Click "Save". After that, the PPPoE network will appear in the list of connections below the line containing the phrase "Dynamic IP". It should be set as default using the corresponding item on the right ("radio buttons"). After that, click "Save" at the top of the window (there you can find the image of the floppy disk).

Configuring Wi-Fi

Our next task is to provide the ability to go online via Wi-Fi. To do this, you need to return to the start page of the router control interface window. Next, select the link "General settings" in the section with the name Wi-Fi. Here we should check the box next to the "Enable wireless connection" option and click on the "Change" button (at the bottom right of the screen).

Then select the link "Basic settings" in the Wi-Fi section. In the window that opens, you need to enter the name of the wireless network in Latin letters - whatever the user wants. For example, LENINGRADWIFI. Press the "Change" button again.

The next important step is to password protect the Wi-Fi network from unauthorized connections. The peculiarity of wireless networks is that they are able to connect everyone to the Internet using devices within the range of the router. But you can only allow Wi-Fi access to those users who know the corresponding password.

To install it, select the "Security settings" item in the Wi-Fi section on the main page of the router control interface, and then opposite the "Network authentication" line - the WPA-PSK2 option. Actually, the password must be entered into the "PSK encryption key" form. It should be written in English letters (it can be combined with numbers), it should be memorized or written down in a safe place. After - click "Change". Then, in the main window of the router settings, click on the "System" item and select "Save and Restart".

After 2-3 minutes, you can start using the router.

Specificity of individual interfaces

We examined how the router is configured when using the interface with "gray elements", which is most often installed in devices of revision K. But the user may well get "blue" or "Orange" firmware. What is the specificity of the router settings with their help?

In general, the differences between their use are minimal. The main window of the "orange" version of the interface looks like this:

The controls in this firmware version are usually in English. Studying the sequence of settings, we will translate the key points of the interface into Russian.

As for the stage related to setting up the Internet, you can go to the desired options by clicking on SETUP (in the upper left part of the interface menu), then selecting the INTERNET link, and immediately after clicking on the button in the middle - Manual Internet Connection Setup (that is, we will establish a network connection manually).

If the provider is Rostelecom, then in the new window that will open, select PPPoE - the option opposite the item My Internet Connection Is ("Connection type"). The lines below - User Name and Password - are the username and password (in the adjacent Verify Password field, you need to repeat it). The rest of the options should generally not be changed. We click on Save Settings (thereby fixing the parameters), which is located at the top of the browser window. After that, the device should reboot - it will take 2-3 minutes.

Next, we work with Wi-Fi. You need to select the SETUP menu item, then the Wireless Settings option, then click on the Manual Connection Setup button. The convenience of the "orange" interface is that all the settings necessary for the operation of the wireless network can be set on one page.

The first thing to do is to check the Enable Wireless checkbox. Then, opposite the Security Mode line, select the WPA-Personal option, opposite WPA Mode - the WPA Only item, near the Cipher Type - the AES option. The password is set in a field called Pre-Shared Key. Other settings generally do not require adjustments. We press the button, which is already familiar to us - Save Settings.

What are the features, in turn, of the "blue" interface? By the arrangement of options, it is closer to "gray" (in fact, it is considered an older version of it). You can also activate the Russian language in it - using the element located in the upper right part of the window.

To connect the device to the Internet, press the "Configure manually" button on the start page, then - "Network", then - WAN.

It is recommended to delete the current connection (where there is the phrase "Dynamic IP") using the corresponding button. After completing this procedure, you can create a new connection by clicking "Add".

In the window that opens, set the settings familiar to us: the type of connection, as well as the login and password. Other options, as in the previous interface, usually do not need to be changed (but it all depends on the provider). Press the button "Save", which is located in the lower right area of ​​the window.

Now we will work with Wi-Fi. The link to the required window is next to the familiar “Network” tab. We are interested in the "Basic Settings". In the window that opens, enter the name of the network, then click on "Change". Then go to the tab next door - "Security Settings". There we choose the best option for network authentication - best of all WPA2-PSK, enter in the field called "PSK encryption key" the password chosen by the user to enter the Wi-Fi network. Click "Change".

After we have set all the necessary settings, they should be written to the memory of the router. To do this, select the "System" item (located in the upper right part of the window), and then click on the "Save" button.

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