How do I set up my DIR‑505 to work in Router or Access Point mode?

Step 1: Move the switch on the top of the DIR-505 to the Router/AP position, then plug it in to an available wall outlet. Verify that the power LED has turned green before continuing.


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Step 2: Connect to your network equipment:

Connect the Ethernet cable which provides your Internet connection (ie: from your cable/DSL modem for Router Mode, or from your router for Access Point Mode) into the Ethernet port on the underside of the DIR-505.




Step 3: From your laptop or mobile device, go to your Wireless Utility to display the available wireless networks and select the Wi-Fi name that is printed on the Wi-Fi Configuration Note

included in your package (ex: dlink-a8fa). Then, enter the Wi-Fi password also printed on the Wi-Fi Configuration Note (ex: akbdj1936). This information is also printed on the label on the base of the unit


Step 4: Once you have established a connection between the DIR-505 and your computer or mobile device, open a web browser and enter http://dlinkrouter in the address field.



Step 5: At the login page, enter the Administrator password in the Password field. If you have not changed the settings from the factory default, leave the Password field blank. Click Log In.



Step 6: From the main page of the configuration interface, choose the Setup tap at the top of the page, and then click LAN Setup from the menu on the left-hand side.

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Step 7: Select Access Point or Router mode from the drop-down menu according to the required function. Use Access Point mode if you wish to use the DIR-505 to provide wireless access to an existing network, or select Router mode if you wish to create a private wireless network in order to share an Internet connection among wireless devices.


For Access Point Mode:

You can enter a personalized name for your device in the Device Name field. From the My LAN Connection is drop down menu, select the connection type which corresponds to your network connection type:

Dynamic IP (DHCP) – Select this connection type if network automatically assigns your IP address information. You will not be required to enter any further information if you select this connection type.



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Static IP – Select this option if your network requires each device to have a specific IP address. Enter the desired IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway Address, Primary DNS Server, and Secondary DNS Server in the fields provided. Click Save Settings to save the current configuration.

Next, click Wireless Setup from the menu on the left-hand side of the page.

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Ensure that the Enable Wireless box is checked. You can specify a name to identify your wireless network in the Wireless Network Name field. Select a Wireless mode from the drop-down menu. Under the Wireless Security mode section, it is recommended that you select WPA-Personal from the Security Mode drop-down menu. Under the Pre-Shared Key section, enter a Pre-Shared Key to secure your network. This is the password which clients will require in order to connect to your network. Click Save Settings to save the current configuration.

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For Router Mode:

Click on Setup at the top of the page, and then click Internet Settings from the menu on the left-hand side. Select your Internet connection type from the My Internet Connection is drop-down menu:

Dynamic IP ( DHCP) – Select this option if your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns you an IP address for your connection. This connection type is commonly used for cable Internet services. If required, enter any additional information in the Dynamic IP (DHCP) Internet Connection Type section.


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PPPoE (Username/Password) – Select this connection type if your Internet Service Provider has supplied you with a username and password to access your Internet connection. This connection type is typically used for DSL services. Enter the Username and Password provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the PPPOE Connection Type Section, as well as any additional information specified by your ISP. Click Save Settings to save your current configuration.



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Next, click on Wireless Settings from the menu at the left-hand side of the page. Ensure that the Enable Wireless box is checked. You can specify a name to identify your wireless network in the Wireless Network Name field. Select a Wireless mode from the drop-down menu. Under the Wireless Security mode section, it is recommended that you select WPA-Personal from the Security Mode drop-down menu. Under the Pre-Shared Key section, enter a Pre-Shared Key to secure your network. This is the password which clients will require in order to connect to your network. Click Save Settings to save the current configuration.



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