Question about D-Link DI 514 Wireless Router (DI-514)
Where do i put the line from my modem to the router? Wan? or Port 1
It was all working at one time; then I started trying to trouble shoot an issue and can't remember where to put the blue line that is labeled D-Link Type Cm 24 AWG
Also my connection is unsecured. How do I make the connection secure?
The cable that comes from your modem should go to the wan port on your router, wan is wide area network, in simple words that is your internet and the modem is the one that connects you to internet.
port 1,2, 3, and 4 are lan ports, those are for computer (or printers) in you local network area (lan) or the devices that you control.
securing your device requires a bit of reading but busically to secure your wireless network you need to
1. get into your router's configuration page, (the page looks like this butit's not this one as this is an emulation) see your router's manual to know how to access your configuration page for your router
2. go in to the wireless setup section
3. change the ssid (router or network name) to another unique name (ex. yournamenetwork)
4. configure wireless encryption (wep, wpa, wpa2), I suggest that you set it to wpa2 as it is the most secure one)
5. configure a passphrase or key,
this key (step 5) along with the encryption method you select in step 4 will have to match when you configured this 2 settings in any computer or device that you may want to connect wirelessly to your router or your computer and router won't be able to talk to each other (connect)
details of how you can do this are found in your manual (here)
if you have any doubts on the points described above, first review your manual and feel free to post back and we'll try to help as needed.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
Connect the MODEM (device you received from your Internet Serivce Provider that gets the Internet signal) to the router via the WAN port. WAN stands for Wide Area Network and this gets you out to the Modem and then to the Internet.
Ports 1 and higher are for computers and network printers that you can directly connect to your LAN - Local Area Network.
To secure your connection, you will need to configure your router and you will need to connect your laptop to the router (either wireless or via one of the numbered ports on the back of the router), open a web browser and enter the IP address of the router.
Since you did not put the model of the router, I cannot give you specifics on how to secure the connection. You can go to the D-Link web site, find your router, download the manual and it will walk you thru the settings.
Basically, you will be entering a WEP key (a set of letters and numbers that you know) to allow only wireless computers that have this key.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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