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Troubleshooting the D-Link Xtreme N DIR-825 Router

Last Updated: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

This article provides an overview of the available ports and an explanation of the status lights on a D-Link DIR-825 router.

Solution

Installation

See the images below for assistance with your router.

Front View

Back View

The D-Link DIR-825 has the following ports available on the back of the router: 

  • LAN Ports � Ethernet connections 1 - 4
  • Internet Port � Connects the router to the cable modem
  • USB Port � Can be used for Network USB (external drive or printer) or WCN Configuration
  • Reset Button � Used to reset the router to factory settings.
  • Power Outlet � Connects the router to power source.

Side View

The D-Link 825 has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button located on the right side of the router. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is a simplified method for securing your wireless network during the �Initial setup."

Router Lights

The lights indicate the current status of your router. To troubleshoot any connection problems, use the table below.

Router LightStatusProblemSolution
Power Solid BlueNoneThe router is powered on.
OffPower is not being supplied to router.Verify power supply connections and electrical outlet. Also make sure the outlet is not connected to a switch.
InternetBlinking BlueNone. There is network activity through the Internet port.N/A
OffThe Internet is not accessible.

If the Internet light is off:

  • Verify that the Ethernet cable is securely connected between the router and the modem, and that both the modem and router are turned on.
  • Make sure that power is turned on to the connected computer.
WLAN 2.4 and 5GHz
(Wireless Local Network)
Solid BlueNone. A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready, but is not in useN/A
Blinking BlueNone.The WLAN blinks during wireless data transmission.N/A
OffRouter is powered off or the wireless local area network is not accessible.  

Make sure that Wireless is enabled on the router and the PC.

To enable Wireless on the router:

  1. Open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (default: 192.168.0.1).

    Result: The Login Router pop up window displays. 
  2. Login to the router.

    Note: The default username is Admin. Leave the password field blank.

    Result: The D-Link Configuration main page displays. 
  3. Select SETUP from the top navigation menu. 
  4. Select Wireless Settings from the left navigation menu. 
  5. Under Wireless Network Settings, check the Enable Wireless checkbox for both 2.6 GHz and 5 GHz. 

To enable Wireless on the PC, refer to your manufacturers instructions for enabling Wireless on the PC.

LAN 1-4
(Local Area Network)
Blinking BlueNone. The router is successfully connected to a device through that port and communicating information. 
OffNo Ethernet found.Verify Ethernet cable connections and the power is on to the connected computer. If these steps do not resolve the issue, contact Customer Support at 1-877-216-9014.  
WCN Blinking BlueNone. After a USB flash drive with WCN is inserted, the WCN light will blink 3 times if it successfully transfers the wireless settings. 
 Off No USB flash with WCN is connected.If applicable, insert a USB flash drive with WCN in the USB port.

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