How to Configure DCH‑M255 and play from a Windows PC or Laptop?

 

Device Required:

  • PC / Laptop (Wireless or with a wireless adapter)
  • D-Link Wi-Fi Configuration Card
  • External Speakers or Headphones

 

Step 1 – Insert the DCH-M225 into a Power Socket and press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds

Step 2 – Once it has been reset you should see a flashing “Orange” LED

Step 3 – Connect to the Wireless Network by searching for the SSID which will be located on the D-Link Wi-Fi Configuration Card.

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Step 4 – Select the SSID and when prompted enter the password which will be located on the D-Link Wi-Fi Configuration Card.

Step 4-1  – Once you have established connection with the DCH-M255, you will be presented with “Set Network Location”. Select the network appropriate to your environment and click “Close”. In this example we have selected “Home Network

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Step 5 – Once connected to the Wi-Fi network of the DCH-M225, open a web browser. In this example, we used Internet Explorer and enter: http://dlinkap.local

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Step 6 – Once the web page has loaded, you may (Internet Explorer) be presented with prompts for “Intranet settings

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Ignore this and commence with Step 7

Step 7 – You are now at the “WiFi Connection Setup Wizard”, select your language

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Click on “Next

Step 8 – You will now be presented with “Select Configuration Method”. There are two choices:

-- Select this option if your wireless device supports WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

-- Select this option if you want to setup your network manually

 

Step 8-1 – If your router supports WPS, select this option.

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Click on “Next

You must press both WPS buttons on the DCH-M225 and the Router or AP to start the connection, then follow the instructions

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Step 8-2 – If your router doesn’t support WPS, you will need to select the option by “Setup your network manually

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Click on “Next

You should notice the configuration wizard will be scanning for wireless networks as below

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Step 9 – Select the wireless network provided by your router or AP

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Click on “Select

Step 10 – Enter the WiFi Password to connect

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Click on “Next

 

Step 11 – Choose if you would like to give a name for your “Extended Network” or use the existing WiFi Network. In this example, we are using the same Wi-Fi network name

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Click “Next

Step 12 – Choose a name for the “Device”. In this example we left as default “DCH-M225”.

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Click “Next

Step 13 – The setup is complete and you will be presented with a summary of the setup

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Click “Save” and you will be presented with a prompt displaying the settings are being saved and device rebooting

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Step 14 – Once rebooted you will be taken to the “Current Status” page

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Step 15 – Insert one end of the Audio 3.5mm Jack into the DCH-M225 and the other into the input jack of your speakers. Once this has been accomplished, you will notice a connection to the Audio Render on the “Current Status” page

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Step 16 – To play music to the speakers you will need to open the following program

Start > All Programs > Windows Media Player

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Step 17 – Select “Music” then for example an “Album”. Double-click on the Album and you should notice “Play to” drop-down option become available

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Step 18 – Click on the “Play to” option and select the device name given in Step 12. In this example, our device is “DCH-M225

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Step 19 – Windows Media Player will open another window “Play to DCH-M225” and your selected music will begin to play and will be heard from the speakers

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