1. Q:
    2. How do I set up and install my DIR-505?
    1. A:
    2. The DIR-505 offers 4 different configuration modes. Please select which mode you want to configure:

       

      1. Router Mode


      2. Access Point Mode


      3. Wifi-Hotspot Mode


                  - Video Version


      4. Repeater Mode


                  - Video Version




      Router Mode

       

      Note: Configuration of the DIR-505 must be done from a wireless computer/device

       

       

      Step 1: On the top of the DIR-505 is a selector switch. Select Router/AP Mode and then plug the DIR-505 in to power it.

      Note: When you power it on, the light on the front will turn red and after a few seconds, should turn Green.

       

       

      Step 2:  Connect your Internet Modem (DSL or Cable) to the Ethernet port on the bottom of the DIR-505.

       

       

       

      Step 3: From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks and connect to the pre-configured wireless network name of the DIR-505.

      Note: The Network Name and wireless password is located on the Wireless Companion card that was supplied with your DIR-505. It is also located at the bottom of the DIR-505 on a white sticker)

       

       

      Step 4: Once connected, click on or enter one of the following links in your Internet Browser; You should be taken to the DIR-505 configuration setup page.

       

      - Windows OS - http://dlinkrouter

      - MAC/iPhone - http://dlinkrouter.local

      - Any device - http://192.168.0.1

       

       

       

      Click Next to start the setup

       

      Step 5: From the wireless mode drop down box, select Router and Click Next

       

       

       

      Step 6: The DIR-505 will scan for your connected internet connection (You should have your modem connected).

      Note: If the DIR-505 is able to determine your internet connection type, it will skip to the wireless setup section, if not, you will be prompted to select your internet type and enter any settings required by your Internet Provider (ie. Username and password)

       

       

      Step 7: You will be presented with your wireless settings. Change the wireless network name and enter a wireless password as desired.

      Note: This will be the Network Name and Password needed when connecting wireless.

       

       

      Step 8: Select a new password for the DIR-505 configuration page.

      Note: This is NOT your wireless password. This password will be needed when you need to log into the DIR-505 for configuration purposes.

       

       

      Step 9: Select your time zone

       

       

      Step 10: The Setup is now complete. Click Save to apply your settings.

      Note: The DIR-505 will reboot at this time and you will be disconnected from the wireless network.

       

       

      Step 11: From your wireless computer, scan for available wireless networks again and connect to your new wireless signal from your DIR-505.

       

       

      Setup is Complete.



       

      Access Point Mode

       

      Note: Configuration of the DIR-505 must be done from a wireless computer/device

       

       

      Step 1: On the top of the DIR-505 is a selector switch. Select Router/AP Mode and then plug the DIR-505 in to power it.

      Note: When you power it on, the light on the front will turn red and after a few seconds, should turn Green.

       

       

      Step 2:  Connect your existing network (router) to the Ethernet port on the bottom of the DIR-505.

       

       

       

      Step 3: From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks and connect to the pre-configured signal.

      Note: The Network Name and wireless password is written on the Wireless Companion card that was supplied with your DIR-505. It is also located at the bottom of the device on a white sticker)

       

       

      Step 4: Once connected, click on or enter one of the following links in your Internet Browser; You should be taken to the DIR-505 configuration setup page.

       

      - Windows OS - http://dlinkrouter

      - MAC/iPhone - http://dlinkrouter.local

      - Any device - http://192.168.0.1

       

       

       

      Click Next to start the setup

       

      Step 5: From the wireless mode drop down box, select Access Point and Click Next

       

       

        

      Step 6: You will be presented with your wireless settings. Change the Wireless Network name and enter a password as desired.

      Note: This will be the Network Name and Password needed when connecting wireless.

       

       

       Step 7: The Setup is now complete. Click Save to apply your settings.

      Note: The DIR-505 will reboot at this time and you will be disconnected from the wireless network.

       

       

      Step 11: From your wireless computer, scan for available wireless networks again and connect to your new wireless signal from your DIR-505.

       

       

      Setup is Complete.



         

      Wifi Hotspot Mode

       

       

       

      Step 1: On the top of the DIR-505 is a selector switch. Select Wifi Hotspot and then plug the DIR-505 in to power it.

      Note: When you power it on, the light on the front will turn red and after a few seconds, should turn Green.

       

       

      Step 2:  From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks and connect to the pre-configured signal.

      Note: The Network Name and wireless password is written on the Wireless Companion card that was supplied with your DIR-505. It is also located at the bottom of the device on a white sticker)

       

       

      Step 3: Once connected, click on or enter one of the following links in your Internet Browser; You should be taken to the DIR-505 configuration setup page.

       

      - Windows OS - http://dlinkrouter

      - MAC/iPhone - http://dlinkrouter.local

      - Any device - http://192.168.0.1

       

       

       

      Click Next to start the setup

       

      Step 4: The DIR-505 will scan for your available wireless networks

       

       

        

      Step 5: You will be presented with a list of all of your available wireless networks. Select the network you want to create a Wireless Hotspot from and click connect

       

       

       Step 6: If the wireless network you selected is security enabled, you will need to enter its password to allow the DIR-505 to connect to it.




      Step 7: To configure your extended network, enter a new wireless network name and create a new password for your wifi-hotspot.

      Note: This is the network you will be connecting to once the setup is complete.




      Step 7: Confirm your settings and click Save to configure and reboot the DIR-505

      Note: Please ensure to write down your Extended Wi-Fi Network Name and Wi-Fi Password




      Step 8: From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks again and connect to your new Wi-Fi Hotspot signal from your DIR-505.

       


      Setup is Complete.




      Repeater Mode

       

       

       

      Step 1: On the top of the DIR-505 is a selector switch. Select Repeater and then plug the DIR-505 in to power it.


      Note: When you power it on, the light on the front will turn red and after a few seconds, should turn Green.

       

       

      Step 2:  From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks and connect to the pre-configured signal.

      Note: The Network Name and wireless password is written on the Wireless Companion card that was supplied with your DIR-505. It is also located at the bottom of the device on a white sticker)

       

       

      Step 3: Once connected, click on or enter one of the following links in your Internet Browser; You should be taken to the DIR-505 configuration setup page.

       

      - Windows OS - http://dlinkrouter

      - MAC/iPhone - http://dlinkrouter.local

      - Any device - http://192.168.0.1

       

       

       

      Click Next to start the setup

       

      Step 4: Select the method of configuration. (Note: This example uses "Manual")


      WPS- Configure the DIR-505 in repeater mode using WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) (* Note: The Wireless signal/router you are trying to repeat must support WPS to use this method*)

      Manual- Configure the DIR-505 in repeater mode by manually selecting the network to repeat




      Step 5: The DIR-505 will scan for your available wireless networks

       

       

        

      Step 6: You will be presented with a list of all of your available wireless networks. Select the network you want to repeat and click connect

       

       

      Step 7: If the wireless network you selected is security enabled, you will need to enter its password to allow the DIR-505 to connect to it.




      Step 8: To configure your extended network, enter a new wireless network name and create a new password for your repeated signal.

      Note: This is the network you will be connecting to once the setup is complete.




      Step 9: Confirm your settings and click Save to configure and reboot the DIR-505

      Note: Please ensure to write down your Extended Wi-Fi Network Name and Wi-Fi Password




      Step 10: From your wireless computer/device, scan for available wireless networks again and connect to your new Wi-Fi Hotspot signal from your DIR-505.

       


      Setup is Complete.






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