DIR-505

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DIR-505
All-in-One Mobile Companion
Greg Quinlan
Technical Trainer
Agenda
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What is the DIR-505?
Features
Hardware Overview
Modes
Setup
Questions
What is the DIR-505?
• The DIR-505 is an all-in-one mobile router that allows users to use it is a
variety of different modes including:
– Router/Access Point
– Repeater
– Wifi Hotspot
• The DIR-505 also allows you to share Videos, Music and
Photos from your USB thumb or external hard drive.
• Its small compact design is perfect for the person on the
go who needs their own secure wireless network
anywhere they go.
Features
• Multi-Mode (via selector switch)
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802.11g/n
SharePort Technology (Router/AP Mode only)
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SharePort Mobile
USB Sharing
Power over USB
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Router/Access Point
Repeater
Wi-Fi Hot Spot
SmartPhone Charger
WiFi Protected Setup
Guest Zone
Smartphone App Supported
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Quick Router Setup (Router Mode Only)
SharePort Mobile
Package Contents
• All-in-one Mobile Companion
• Ethernet Cable
• Setup Guide
Hardware Overview
Mode Switch
USB Port
Connect a USB printer or storage device
Reset Button
Restore Settings
Internet Port
Plug your Internet cable in here
Power Led
Modes
Setup
Router Mode
Note: The Ethernet Port turns into a WAN port
when in Router Mode. You cannot connect a
computer to this port.
Step 3: Connect Modem to DIR-505
Step 1: Select Router/AP Mode
Step 2: Plug in DIR-505
Router Mode
Step 4: From a wireless computer/device, scan for available networks and connect to the pre-defined SSID
(Located on the Companion Card supplied with the DIR-505 and on the bottom of the DIR-505) e.g. Dlink-E81A .
Router Mode
Step 5: Open your web browser and type:
• http://dlinkrouter – Windows
• http://dlinkrouter.local – MAC/iPhone
• http://192.168.0.1 – Any Operating System
Step 6: Run Setup Wizard to configure router settings
Router Mode
Step 7: Once configuration is complete, if you changed the SSID or password you will automatically be disconnected.
You will need to re-scan for wireless networks and connect to your newly configured network.
DIR-505 Network
Repeater Mode
Note: This configuration can be done Wired or wireless.
Step 1: Select Repeater Mode
Step 2: Plug in DIR-505
Step 3: Connect to the wireless signal of the DIR-505
Repeater Mode
Note: You will not obtain an IP address from the DIR-505, however, you should be able to log in using the following:
• http://dlinkrouter – Windows
• http://dlinkrouter.local – MAC/iPhone
Note: If this does not work, set a static IP of 192.168.0.x and log into the DIR-505 with 192.168.0.1
Step 4: Run Setup Wizard
Repeater Mode
Step 5A: Select Configuration Method: WPS or Manual
- WPS may be the easiest method. If the wireless router supports WPS, select this option
- Press the WPS button the wireless router
Repeater Mode
- Click Save
Repeater Mode
Step 5B: Select Configuration Method: WPS or Manual
- WPS may be the easiest method. If the wireless router supports WPS, select this option
- The DIR-505 will scan for available wireless networks
Repeater Mode
- Select the desired wireless network and click connect
- Enter your wireless password (if applicable)
Repeater Mode
- Click Save
Repeater Mode w/ D-Link Router
- When using the DIR-505 in repeater mode with any D-Link Router, you may run into problems because both the
router and DIR-505 are using the same IP address.
- In these cases, you would be best to change the IP address of the DIR-505
- Once you connect to the DIR-505, cancel the setup wizard to access the Main Configuration page
Repeater Mode w/ D-Link Router
- The default username is admin and there is no password
- Click on Setup Tab > LAN Setup
Repeater Mode w/ D-Link Router
- Select Static IP from “ My LAN Connection is:”
- Enter an IP that is different than the router. (i.e. For D-Link, the routers IP is 192.168.0.1, so we can change it to
192.168.0.2)
- Click Save
- Log into the DIR-505 with the new IP address
- Continue setup as normal
WiFi HotSpot Mode
Note: This configuration can be done Wired or wireless.
Step 1: Select Wi-Fi Hot Spot Mode
Step 2: Plug in DIR-505
Step 3: Connect to the wireless signal of the DIR-505
WiFi HotSpot Mode
Step 4: The DIR-505 will scan for available wireless networks
Step 5: Select the desired wireless network and click connect
WiFi HotSpot Mode
Step 6: Enter your wireless password (if applicable)
Step 7: Uncheck “Use the same Wifi….) and enter your new SSID and Password
WiFi HotSpot Mode
Your new secure wireless network is now setup.
WiFi HotSpot Mode w/ D-Link Router
- When using the DIR-505 in HotSpot mode with any D-Link Router, or Router using the 192.168.0.x subnet you will
run into problems because both the router and DIR-505 are using the same subnet.
- In these cases, you would be best to change the IP address of the DIR-505
- Once you connect to the DIR-505, cancel the setup wizard to access the Main Configuration page
WiFi HotSpot Mode w/ D-Link Router
- The default username is admin and there is no password
- Click on Setup Tab > LAN Setup
WiFi HotSpot Mode w/ D-Link Router
- Select Static IP from “ My LAN Connection is:”
- Enter an IP that is on a different subnet than the router. (i.e. For D-Link, the routers IP is 192.168.0.1, so we can
change it to 192.168.1.1)
- Click Save
- Log into the DIR-505 with the new IP address
- Continue setup as normal
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