DIR-825 (G1)

AC1200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

The DIR-825 (G1) AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is a powerful wireless networking solution designed for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) environments. By combining high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi with dual-band technology and Gigabit Ethernet ports, the DIR-825 (G1) provides a seamless networking experience with a high degree of convenience and flexibility for SOHOs.

– 4x Gigabit LAN ports
– 1x Gigabit WAN port
– 1x USB 2.0 port for 3G/4G failover or file sharing
– Dual-band wireless with combined speeds of up to 1200 Mbps
– QoS engine to prioritize important traffic and deliver uninterrupted bandwidth
– This router supports PPTP/L2TP/IPSec passthrough.

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Wireless AC and Gigabit Ethernet

Get the most out of your broadband connection by enjoying high-bandwidth applications like HD, 4K, and 3D video anywhere in your home.


Dual-band Wi-Fi for Seamless Performance

Two concurrent wireless networks for higher bandwidth, improved range, and backward compatibility.


Simple, Secure Setup

Set up the DIR-825 in no time with the web-based setup wizard, and create wireless connections easily using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).

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How do I log into the router’s settings?

Plug one end of a LAN cable into one of the yellow ports at the back of the router, then plug the other end into a computer or laptop.

Once you are connected to the device please open your internet browser (chrome, firefox or Internet explorer etc) and type the following address into the address bar “http://192.168.0.1/” and then click search/enter.

If you have set up the router before a popup will open asking for a username and password. Use the default login details on the back of device. The default username is usually: “admin”, Password: “admin”

Note: If the popup indicates that the details are incorrect, the default details were changed in the initial setup of the wizard. Please use the password it was change to, then select login.


What connection type should I use (Dynamic IPv4/PPPoE)?

The connection type will depend on who installed the fibre line.

If Openserve installed your fibre you would most likely need to use: PPPoE

All other fibre installers you would most likely need to use: Dynamic IPv4

Note: If the suggested connection type does not work you can try the other type or phone your ISP (internet service provider) to confirm which type you should use.


How do I change the Wi-Fi name and password?

Login to the routers settings (connect to 192.168.0.1) –> Go to Wi-Fi –> Select Basic Settings –> there will be two tabs, one for 5G and another for 2,4G.

Both the name and the password can be changed here.


I forgot my login password, what do I do?

If you forgot your login details you will unfortunately need to reset the router back to factory defaults to be able to access the router.


How do I reset the router?

Under the router there is a small hole marked “Reset”. Press and hold down this button for 15 sec. The router will reset and go back to default.

Note: You will need to reconfigure the router again to get internet access.


Is there a firmware update?

This router has an auto-update feature. So as long as it is connected to the internet, it should automatically prompt you when there is a new firmware release.


Can you use it as an Wireless Repeater?

Yes, this router can be used as a Repeater. To set up this feature, you will need to run the “Initial configuration” process and when prompted for the Connection type select Wireless, and work mode should be Repeater.


Can you use it as an Access Point?

Yes, this router can be used as an Access point. To access this feature, you will need to run the “Initial configuration” process and when prompted for the Connection type select Wired Connection, and work mode should be Access point.


Can you do Port Forwarding on this device?

Yes, this device can do Port Forwarding. To access the Port forwarding settings navigate to Firewall –> Virtual servers. Select “Add” to add a Port Forwarding rule.


What VPN’s are supported on this router?

This router supports PPTP/L2TP/IPSec passthrough.

This setting can be found under Advanced –> IGMP/ALG/Passthrough.

An IPSec tunnel can be added at Advanced –> IPSec.

Note: Third party VPN’s can not be installed or used on this router.


Can I set up a failover to USB dongle?

Yes, if both the WAN connection and USB dongle connection is configured you can go to Connection Setup –> WAN reservation.

This settings page will allow you to specify the primary connection and the secondary backup connection, should the primary go down.


Can I block certain sites?

There is a URL filter in the Firewall Tab where you can enter the websites that you would like to be blocked.


Can I limit bandwidth per user?

Unfortunately you cannot limit the bandwidth per user only per Port on the physical LAN.

High-Speed Wired and Wireless Connectivity

The DIR-825 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router upgrades your network to the latest high-speed wireless technology to bring you lightning-fast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1200 Mbps so you can meet the ever-greater demand from multimedia applications. Enjoy seamless high definition streaming media, Internet phone calls, online gaming, and content-rich web surfing throughout your home or office. In addition, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports give you solid, dependable wired performance for devices such as Network-Attached Storage (NAS), media centers, and gaming consoles. The built-in Quality of Service (QoS) engine allows you to prioritize important
traffic to ensure that your favorite applications are receiving optimal bandwidth.


Dual-Band Wireless for Seamless Performance

The DIR-825 AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router features dual-band wireless, allowing you to operate two concurrent, high-speed Wi-Fi bands for ultimate wireless performance. Surf the web or make important Internet phone calls on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously streaming digital media on the 5 GHz band. What’s more, each band can operate as a separate Wi-Fi network, giving you the ability to customize your network according to your connectivity needs. You can even configure a guest zone to give visitors Internet access without compromising the security of your SOHO network.


Easy to Set Up and Secure

Sharing your Internet connection doesn’t have to be a complicated process – just open a web browser to access the setup wizard and follow the easy step-by-step instructions to get started. Configure, apply, and set up WPA/ WPA2 wireless security in minutes with the wireless network setup wizard, or use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), which establishes a secure connection to new devices without the need to enter settings or create passwords. In addition, the built-in firewall requires no setup, protecting you against malicious attacks from the Internet, and access control features allow you to restrict access to your network giving you greater control over network users.

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