Product Page: DIR-657 Hardware Version: A1   Firmware Version: 1.00NA  


Use this section to configure your Internet Connection type. There are several connection types to choose from: Static IP, DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP and L2TP. If you are unsure of your connection method, please contact your Internet Service Provider.

Note: If using the PPPoE option, you will need to remove or disable any PPPoE client software on your computers.

Internet Connection Type

Choose the mode to be used by the router to connect to the Internet.

My Internet Connection is :  

Dynamic IP (DHCP) Internet Connection Type :

Use this Internet connection type if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) didn't provide you with IP Address information and/or a username and password.

Host Name :  
Use Unicasting :   (compatibility for some DHCP Servers)
Primary DNS Address :  
Secondary DNS Address :  
MTU :   (bytes)MTU default = 1500
MAC Address :  
Helpful Hints…

When configuring the router to access the Internet, be sure to choose the correct Internet Connection Type from the drop down menu. If you are unsure of which option to choose, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

If you are having trouble accessing the Internet through the router, double check any settings you have entered on this page and verify them with your ISP if needed.


When DNS Relay is enabled along with Advanced DNS feature, your workstations on the network that are obtaining an IP address from router's DHCP server will obtain (router's IP address). However, traffic will still be protected.

Although Advanced DNS feature is enabled, DNS IP address of your workstation can still be modified to the DNS server IP you desire. Please note that the router does not dictate the DNS name resolution when DNS IP address is configured on the workstation.

If you selected this option and have VPN or Intranet setup in your network, you can disable Advanced DNS service if you experience connection difficulties.