AC1200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
The DIR-825 (R1) 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 (R1) 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
– 2 x 2 MU-MIMO (Multi User, Multi In, Multi Out for reduced interference)
– Supports IPsec/PPTP/L2TP/PPPoE pass-through and IPsec tunnels
High Speed networking
Dual-band offers increased speed while helping to eliminate wireless interference.
Extreme Wi-Fi performance
MU-MIMO for best possible wireless rates. Double the data streams means increased overall throughput.
Useful for failover to 4G/3G/2G network via a compatible dongle, or USB storage and printer connectivity.
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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.
Using the DIR-825 device, you are able to quickly create a high-speed wireless network at home or in your office, which lets computers and mobile devices access the Internet virtually anywhere (within the operational range of your wireless network). Simultaneous activity of 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band allows performing a wide range of tasks. The router can operate as a base station for connecting wireless devices of the standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac (at the wireless connection rate up to 1167Mbps).
Secure Wireless Connection
The router supports multiple functions for the wireless interface: several security standards (WEP, WPA/WPA2), MAC address filtering, WPS, WMM. In addition, the device is equipped with a button for switching the Wi-Fi network off/on. If needed, for example, when you leave home, you can easily switch the router’s WLAN by pressing the button, and devices connected to the LAN ports of the router will stay online.
Advanced Capabilities of Wireless Network
Multi-user MIMO technology allows to distribute the router’s resources to let multiple wireless clients use the Wi-Fi network efficiently, keeping high rates for HD media streaming, lag-free gaming, and fast transfer of large files. Transmit Beamforming technology allows to flexibly change the antennas’ radiation pattern and to redistribute the signal directly to wireless devices connected to the router.
Smart adjustment of Wi-Fi clients is useful for networks based on several D-Link access points or routers – when the smart adjustment function is configured on each of them, a client always connects to the access point (router) with the highest signal level. Support of guest Wi-Fi network allows you to create a separate wireless network with individual security settings and maximum rate limitation. Devices connected to the guest network will be able to access the Internet, but will be isolated from the devices and resources of the router’s LAN.
The wireless router DIR-825 includes a built-in firewall. The advanced security functions minimize threats of hacker attacks, prevent unwanted intrusions to your network, and block access to unwanted websites for users of your LAN. In addition, the router supports IPsec and allows to create secure VPN tunnels. Built-in Yandex.DNS service protects against malicious and fraudulent web sites and helps to block access to adult content on children’s devices.
Easy configuration and update
You can configure the settings of the wireless router DIR-825 via the user-friendly web-based interface (the interface is available in two languages – in Russian and in English). The configuration wizard allows you to quickly switch DIR-825 to one of the following modes: router (for connection to a wired or wireless ISP), access point, repeater, or client, and then configure all needed setting for operation in the selected mode in several simple steps. Also DIR-825 supports configuration and management via mobile application for Android smartphones. You can simply update the firmware: the router itself finds approved firmware on D-Link update server and notifies when ready to install it.