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If your hardware supports WMM (wi-fi media), the box to enable/disable the feature is on the Advanced Wireless page. Click on that in the left column of the D-Link router page. Then click on the Advanced tab. Check the box to enable the WMM feature; it's the third from the bottom.

The next step is to make sure that the WMM feature is enabled on your other hardware. This may be partially enabled in the Wireless driver. (Go to the device manager to check this driver. The Ad Hoc QoS Mode under the Advanced tab lists WMM for some wireless networks.) However, you may also need to enable the QoS Packet Scheduler in the Wireless Network Connection Properties (general settings tab).

What OS is your computer running? What type of wireless adapter is in your computer? If you add a comment with that information, I can provide additional information for modifying the network settings.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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    jquinnmail Nov 08, 2012

    Hi Cindy, Thank you for taking the time. I am unsure because I cant see WMM or WiFiMedia anywhere. Where is the "Advanced Wireless page" Is my user interface a bit different? Regards Jim.

  • Cindy Wells Nov 08, 2012

    Which D-Link router do you have? The user interface could be set up differently. I was looking at the interface for the DIR-655. For that router, the Advanced Wireless link is the fifth item from the bottom of the list in the left column after you click on Advanced near the top of the page. It's the seond item after the router model (Setup is first). On a different router (a different manufacturer), the QoS WMM setting is on the Applications and Gaming page from the login page. I hope this helps.

  • jquinnmail
    jquinnmail Nov 08, 2012

    I have the D Link DI-524 It is working great with MACMini Mac OS X Lion 10.7. and Toshiba lapTop. Santa is bringing a iPodTouch. and it is not connecting. hense my problem. Thank you again.

  • Cindy Wells Nov 08, 2012

    I'm sorry, I didn't see the image that you attached initially. On this model, there is a Gaming Mode option on the Tools > Misc that might be the right item to enable. On some of these routers, you need to update the firmware for the router before enabling the Gaming Mode. However, this router doesn't explicitly offer QoS or WMM, as far I can tell. I wish that I had better news for you. Cindy Wells

  • Cindy Wells Nov 08, 2012

    I read the model as DI-524. Please add a comment if I misread that detail. Cindy Wells

  • Cindy Wells Nov 08, 2012

    The DI-524UP supports QoS (Quality of Service). The DI-524 doesn't. Since WMM is a subset of the 802.11e WLAN QoS standards, this feature isn't available for your router. Unfortunately, to add your iPod Touch, you will need to upgrade your router to a newer model with additional features. I wish that I had better news for you. Cindy Wells

  • jquinnmail
    jquinnmail Nov 08, 2012

    Oh Well, Thank you for clearing this up. You have been more than helpful. Kind regards Jim.

  • Cindy Wells Nov 08, 2012

    You're welcome. Cindy Wells

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