>>> DI-LB604-Connecting The DI-LB604 (Load Balancing Router) To Your Network
A. First, connect the power adapter to the receptor at the back panel of the DI-LB604 and then plug the other end of the power adapter to a wall outlet or power strip. The Power LED will turn ON to indicate proper operation.
B. 1. Power off your Cable or DSL modem; some devices may not have an on/off switch and will require you to unplug the power adapter. Now, the DI-LB604 should be powered on and the Cable/DSL modem should be turned off.
2. Cable/DSL modem (Power Off) – DI-LB604 (Power On)
Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet jack located on the Cable/DSL modem. After the Ethernet cable is securely connected, power on the Cable/DSL modem by turning on the unit or plugging in the power adapter.
3. Cable/DSL modem (Power On) – DI-LB604 (Power On)
Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable to the WAN PORT on the back panel of the DI-LB604. The WAN LED light will illuminate to indicate proper connection. If the WAN LED is not illuminated, please go back to step B1 and repeat the instructions.
C. Insert an Ethernet cable to LAN port 1 on the back panel of the DI-LB604 and an available Ethernet port on the network adapter in the computer you will use to configure the DI-LB604. The LED light for LAN Port 1 will illuminate to indicate proper connection. (Note: The LAN Ports on the DI-LB604 are Auto-MDI/MDIX. Meaning you can use a straight-through or crossover Ethernet cable to the LAN Ports.)
>>> DI-LB604 How do I open ports on my router?
To allow traffic from the internet to enter your local network, you will need to open up ports or the router will block the request.
Step 1: Open your web browser and enter the IP Address of your D-Link router (192.168.0.1). Enter username (admin) and your password (blank by default).
Step 2: Click on Advanced on top and then click Virtual Server on the left side.
Step 3: Check Enabled to activate entry.
Step 4: Enter a name for your virtual server entry.
Step 5: Next to Private IP, enter the IP Address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to.
Step 6: Choose Protocol Type - either TCP or UDP.
Step 7: Enter the port information next to Private Port and Public Port. The private and public ports are usually the same. The public port is the port seen from the WAN side, and the private port is the port being used by the application on the computer within your local network.
Step 8: Enter the Schedule information.
Step 9: Click Apply and then click Continue.
Note: Make sure DMZ host is disabled. If DMZ is enabled, it will disable all Virtual Server entries.
Because our routers use NAT (Network Address Translation), you can only open a specific port to one computer at a time. For example: If you have 2 web servers on your network, you cannot open port 80 to both computers. You will need to configure 1 of the web servers to use port 81. Now you can open port 80 to the first computer and then open port 81 to the other computer.
URL Blocking:If the URL, IP address or keyword entered here is found in the web page access packet from LAN users, the web page access will be blocked. You can have different restrictions for different groups. (Use the Host IP screen to assign Hosts to groups.)
Access Filters:To control the Internet access by LAN users.
>>Select One Group:The Group that current rule is applied to.
No Filtering: To allow all Internet access to LAN users.
Block All Access:To prohibit all Internet access to LAN users.
Block Selected Items:To apply the rules defined in User-Defined Ports To Block.
>>ICMP Filters:To limit the ICMP activities initialized from LAN.
Block Selected Packet Types:To prohibit the selected types of ICMP packets from the LAN to be passed through the device.
Packet Types:The types of the ICMP packets that could be blocked.
User-defined Ports To Filter
User-defined Ports To Block:This lets you define custom ports to be filtered.
Enable:To activate or deactivate current rule.
Name:A unique name to identify current rule.
Protocol Type:The protocol to be blocked.
Port No. Range:The port number range to be blocked. (for TCP and UDP only ) If only one port number is used, enter the same port number in both fields.
Allow Selected Access only:To apply the rules defined in User-Defined Ports To Filter.