The DI-624 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. The number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Keep the number of walls and ceiling between devices to a minimum. Each wall or ceiling can reduce the routers range from 1 to 30 meters. Position your router so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. Position devices so the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.
Building materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminium studs may have a negative effect on range. Keep the router away from electrical devices or appliances that generate extreme RF noise.
Remember: WIFI (Wireless 802.11g) is NOT AN INTERNET CONNECTION. You still need some means of connection to the Internet such as a Cable/ADSL/DSL modem or Wireless Internet Broadband. You will also need a computer with a compatible Wireless adapter. Most new laptops have built in Wireless adapters.
Connect your computer to the router using a Cat 5 Ethernet cable. Connect from the Ethernet port on your computer to one of the four Ethernet LAN Ports on the Router. Connect your ADSL modem or the Cat 5 lead from your Canopy Antenna to the WAN Port. Open Internet Explorer and in the address field type the IP address of the Router: 192.168.0.1 as show below:
NOTE: You can not configure the router over the wireless link, you must be connected by CABLE to the router. Once the Router is configured you can disconnect the cable between the computer and the router and start using the wireless link, providing your computer has a wireless adapter.
Enter IP Address 192.168.0.1
The user name is admin and leave the password blank as shown below:
Click on the WIRELESS button.
Select the options as show above. SSID is the name the router transmits so you can identify your network. Do not use your name or address for privacy reasons. Enable Extended Range Mode if Required. Make sure WPA/PSK is selected. For the PASSPHRASE: set a good encryption key you can remember.
When your Laptop detects the Wireless Network, you will have to enter this key.
Click on Apply. Then on the next Window click on Continue.
Select TOOLS and then TIME and set the Time Zone as shown.
Click on APPLY.
Click on Continue. Close Internet Explorer test the connection with your laptop.
- This page last updated on 2 Sep 2017