Firewall Settings and Wi-Fi Protected for DIR 615 dlink

We are going to share another useful information especially for firewall settings and Wi-Fi Protected of DIR 615 dlink router.

Firewall Settings

A firewall protects your network from the outside world. The D-Link DIR-615 offers a firewall type functionality. The SPI feature helps prevent cyber attacks. Sometimes you may want a computer exposed to the outside world for certain types of applications. If you choose to expose a computer, you can enable DMZ. DMZ is short for Demilitarized Zone. This option will expose the chosen computer completely to the outside world.

Firewall Settings and Wi-Fi Protected for DIR 615 dlink

Enable SPI:

SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet filtering) helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. It validates that the traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol.

NAT Endpoint Filtering:

Select one of the following for TCP and UDP ports: Endpoint Independent – Any incoming traffic sent to an open port will be forwarded to the application that opened the port. The port will close if idle for 5 minutes. Address Restricted – Incoming traffic must match the IP address of the outgoing connection. Address + Port Restriction – Incoming traffic must match the IP address and port of the outgoing connection.

Enable Anti-Spoof Checking:
Enable this option to provide protection from certain kinds of “spoofing” attacks.

Enable DMZ Host:
If an application has trouble working from behind the router, you can expose one computer to the Internet and run the application on that computer.
Note: Placing a computer in the DMZ may expose that computer to a variety of security risks. Use of this option is only recommended as a last resort.

IP Address:
Specify the IP address of the computer on the LAN that you want to have unrestricted Internet communication. If this computer obtains it’s IP address automatically using DHCP, be sure to make a static reservation on the System> Network Settings page so that the IP address of the DMZ machine does not
change.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is a simplified method for securing your wireless network during the “Initial setup” as well as the “Add New Device” processes. The Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has certified it across different products as well as manufactures. The process is just as easy, as depressing a button for the Push-Button Method or correctly entering the 8-digit code for the Pin-Code Method.  The time reduction in setup and ease of use are quite beneficial, while the highest wireless Security setting of WPA is automatically used.

Firewall Settings

Enable:
Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup feature.Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Lock Wireless Security Settings:
Locking the wireless security settings prevents the settings from being changed by the Wi-Fi Protected Setup feature of the router. Devices can still be added to the network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. However, the settings of the network will not change once this option is checked.

PIN Settings:
A PIN is a unique number that can be used to add the router to an existing network or to create a new network.  The  default  PIN  may  be  printed  on  the bottom of the router. For extra security, a new PIN can be generated. You can restore the default PIN at any time. Only the Administrator (“admin” account) can change or reset the PIN.

Current PIN: Shows the current value of the router’s PIN.

Reset PIN to Default: Restore the default PIN of the router.

Generate New PIN:
Create a random number that is a valid PIN. This becomes the router’s PIN. You can then copy this PIN to the user interface of the registrar.

Add Wireless Station:
This Wizard helps you add wireless devices to the wireless network. The wizard will either display the wireless network settings to guide you through manual configuration, prompt you to enter the PIN for the device, or ask you to press the configuration button on the device. If the device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup and has a configuration
button, you can add it to the network by pressing the configuration button on the device and then the on the router within 60 seconds. The status LED on the router will flash three times if the device has been successfully added to the network.

There are several ways to add a wireless device to your network. A “registrar” controls access to the wireless network. A registrar only allows devices onto the wireless network if you have entered the PIN, or pressed a special Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on the device. The router acts as a registrar for the network, although other devices may act as a registrar as well.

add-wireless-networkAdd Wireless Device Wizard:
This feature allows you to add any wireless devices that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Click Next and then

Select the method you would like to use for adding a new wireless device onto your wireless network.

PIN:
PIN requires you to enter your wireless device’s PIN information.
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Enter the wireless device’s PIN information in the box and click on Connect.

Push Button:
Push button allows you to connect a wireless device onto your wireless network through button press method. Click on Connect button when you are ready.
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To successfully add a new wireless device, you would have to enter either the PIN information or the button must be
pressed within 10 seconds.

Manual:
Use this option if you uncertain if your wireless device support WPS, it will display your current wireless settings.

wireless-network-detecedAfter that, you can check your setting, try to connect to the wifi, open your personal laptop, notebook, etc, If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). Select View Available Wireless Networks.

The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information.

Actually detail information about Firewall Settings and Wi-Fi Protected for DIR 615 dlink already published on user manual of 615 dlink router I hope this simple explanation will help you. 🙂