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DWR-956M/TK

Fibre/LTE Wi-Fi AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Router with SIP, VoIP, VoLTE,CS & FAX support

The DWR-956M Fibre LTE AC1200 GE Router with VoIP, VoLTE, CS & Fax is a highly integrated router with everything your home or small business needs for high-speed internet access. It combines a Gigabit Ethernet Internet Port, 4G mobile Internet support, Voice over IP (VoIP), Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Circuit Service (CS) and Fax with Gigabit wireless together in a single, easy to use product that shares an internet connection for all your devices.

  • Concurrent dual-band wireless for combined connection speeds of up to 1200 Mbps
  • Built-in SIM card slot
  • 1x FXP VoIP/VoLTE/CS port
  • 1x Gigabit WAN port supports high-speed Internet connections of today and tomorrow
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports to connect wired devices for high-speed online activities
  • 2x 5dBi Fixed external Wi-Fi antennas
  • 2x 5dBi Detachable external Wi-Fi antennas
  • USB 2.0 port to share media from a storage device

HAVING TROUBLE SETTING UP YOUR ROUTER?

Click here for frequently asked questions

STEP 1: Hooking up your router

Please follow the steps below to connect your router correctly.

Start here LTE

STEP 2: Follow the Setup Wizard

Please follow the steps below to configure your router to connect to the internet.

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STEP 1: Hooking up your router

Please follow the steps below to connect your router correctly.

Start here Fibre

STEP 2: Follow the Setup Wizard

Please follow the steps below to configure your router to connect to the internet.

QIG



Frequently Asked Questions

Q1  What is the default login details for the router?

(if you didn’t change the details in the setup wizard)

Username: admin Password: admin
Please note: it is a security risk to leave the default password as admin & admin.
It is highly recommended to set your own unique password.


Q2  I only received 1 LAN cable in the box but I need 2 to do the setup. Am I missing a cable?

No. The Yellow LAN cable supplied with your router is to connect your computer/laptop to the router during setup. The ONT device should have came with a LAN cable for connecting it to the Blue WAN port on the back of the router. If you can’t find a second LAN cable to connect your router to your laptop for the setup, you will need to do the setup over Wi-Fi. Please check step 03 for more details.


Q3  What if the hardware connection keeps failing on step 1?

For 3G/4G: Please contact your ISP and verify that your SIM card is active
For Fibre: Please contact your ISP and verify that your ONT device and Fibre line is active


Q4  I did the setup over Wi-Fi but got disconnected on step 3 of the wizard. What do I do now?

If you changed your Wi-Fi username and password: Open your Wi-Fi settings on the device you used to setup the router. Select the new Wi-Fi name you set from the list of available networks and enter the password. Once connected reopen the webpage at 10.0.0.2 to complete the setup.


If you changed only your Wi-Fi password: Open your Wi-Fi settings on the device you used to setup the router. Select the router’s Wi-Fi name and forget the network. Now reselect your router’s Wi-Fi name and type in the new Wi-Fi password you set on step 3 of the wizard. Once connected reopen the webpage at 10.0.0.2 to complete the setup.


Q5  What do I do if while in the Router web interface my browser locks up / goes white / says undefined?

If this happens, please clear your browser cookies & cache and reload the page.


Q6  What is the difference between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz Wi-Fi?

2.4GHz: Better Wi-Fi coverage but more interference. Compatible with all phones with Wi-Fi.
5.8GHz: Faster Wi-Fi speeds & less interference but less Wi-Fi coverage. Only visible to 5G capable phones.


Q7  How do I check my 3G/4G signal strength?

You can check your actual signal strength by opening the router’s web interface and navigating to Status > WAN > 3G/4G. For any queries relating to your signal strength / speed, please phone your ISP and confirm you are within their coverage area.


Q8  How do I know what mobile speed I’m connected to? (LTE/3G/2G)

Blue light = LTE
Green light = 3G

Orange light = 2G/GSM
Red light = No connection

Global Mobile Broadband

3G/4G mobile connectivity lets you take your broadband connection with you wherever you go.


Wireless AC and Gigabit Ethernet

Stream HD multimedia across your home without interruption using the fastest wired and wireless technologies available today.


Simple, Secure Setup

Set up the DWR-956M in no time with the web-based setup wizard, , and create secure wireless connections easily using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

Fast and Reliable Home Network

The D-Link DWR-956M Fibre LTE Router creates a blazing fast home network that connects all of your devices to your broadband Internet connection. Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac brings you the future of high-bandwidth wireless connectivity, allowing you to stream HD video, make Internet voice calls, VoLTE and CS phone calls and surf the Internet from every corner of your home without interruption. Gigabit Ethernet ports provide high-speed wired connections for up to four PCs or other devices. It’s stylish, easy to use, and provides you with a reliable network for today and tomorrow.


Multiple Failover Redundancy and Future Connectivity

The D-Link DWR-956M Fibre LTE Router comes not only with a built-in high speed CAT 4 LTE and Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. This means that if your primary connection method should fail, the DWR-956Mwill automatically fall back to your pre-defined backup connection.


Voice Over IP

The DWR-956M provides Voice over IP technology with advanced communication features, and is compatible with industry-wide phone services so you can make and receive calls reliably. Use the FXS phone port on the DWR-956M to connect an ordinary phone set for your VoIP phone calls, and use the router functions to connect all of your family members or personal to the Internet for a fast and secure online experience throughout your home or office.


Smooth Streaming with Wireless AC

The DWR-956M uses the latest Wireless AC technology, which provides transfer rates of up to 1.2 Gbps (866 AC + 300 N). The router operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands at the same time using concurrent dual- band technology and three external antennas. This allows you to browse the web, chat and e-mail using the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously streaming digital media, playing online games, or making Internet voice calls on the 5 GHz band.


Designed for Optimal Wireless Coverage

The DWR-956M’s antennas have been carefully designed to ensure that you will get little to no dead space in any environment. The high-powered Amplifier sends the signal into the farthest corners of your home. Furthermore, the DWR-956M’s multiple external antennas improve wireless reception by bringing signals to where they are most needed to achieve the best possible performance.


File Sharing Right at Your Fingertips

The DWR-956M lets you connect a USB storage device and instantly share documents, movies, pictures, and music. You can put your music library on a USB drive and share it with your entire home. You can show photos on the living room TV while a family member watches a movie on their computer. You can stream media files to multiple devices without interruption, or save them to your device for offline playback. The intuitive interface lets anyone immediately connect to a variety of entertainment options stored securely on your own storage device.


Easy to Set Up and Secure

Setting up the DWR-956M is easy with the D-Link setup wizard. Simply open the setup utility and follow a few easy steps to get your home network up and running. You can also set up a secure network with the touch of a button using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Simply press the respective WPS buttons on each devices to instantly establish a secure connection to a new device. Rest assured that your network is secure with WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption and built-in dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT), so you can shop online and do your online banking with confidence.


Secure and Smooth Transmissions

The DWR-956M has built-in dual active firewalls (SPI and NAT) so you can shop online and do your online banking with confidence. It is also equipped with WPA wireless security and access control to protect your network from unauthorized access and outside threats so you can use the Internet with confidence. In addition, QoS priority queues and packet prioritization minimize traffic congestion and deliver smooth VoIP and streaming media, providing you with the best possible Internet experience.

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Firmware Please have your H/W ready File
Installation Guide Quick Installation Guide pdf
Manual User Manual pdf
Setup guide How to Setup the router pdf
Datasheet Full Technical Specifications pdf

DWR-956M/TK Review - FibreTiger

This is a really great solution to the South African internet situation, where a small portion of the country can have cost effect fibre services and the rest must rely on ADSL or LTE.

This AC1200 combination router has both options for FIBRE and LTE, and you can automatically switch between the two. It’s interesting that they actually put the word fibre in the name, and is the first router I have seen to do this.

READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE

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