This product can be set
up using any current web
browser, i.e., Internet
ADSL Router
Explorer 6, Netscape
Navigator 6.2.3, Mozilla

or Firefox.

Before You Begin

Make sure you have all the necessary information and equipment on hand before beginning
the installation.
Check Your Package Contents

DSL-524T ADSL Router

CD-ROM (containing User Manual)

Ethernet (CAT5 UTP) Cable

Using a power supply

Telephone Cable
with a different voltage

rating will damage and void

the warranty for this product.

Power Adapter If any of the above items is missing,

please contact your reseller.

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Connecting the Router to Your Computer

A. First, connect the power adapter to the receptor at the back panel of the
DSL-524T 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. Insert one end of the cable into any Ethernet port on the back panel of the
DSL-524T and the other end of the cable to an Ethernet Adapter or available Ethernet
port on your computer.

C. Insert one end of the Telephone cable into the ADSL port on the rear panel of the
Router and insert the other end into the wall socket. If you need to install a low pass
filter, follow the instructions of your ISP.

Connecting the DSL-524T to your network
Rear Panel Connections
All cable connections to the Router are made at the rear panel. Connect the power adapter
here to power on the Router. Use the Reset button to restore the settings to the factory default
values in the next chapter for instructions on using the reset button).

ADSL port -
Factory reset
connect to
ADSL line
Ethernet ports -
Power input –

connect to
connect to

Ethernet cable
power adapter


Connecting the Router to Your Computer

Front Panel Connections
The LED indicators on the front panel include the Power, Status, ADSL and Ethernet indicators. The
ADSL and Ethernet indicators monitor link status and activity (Link/Act).
Status: A blinking green LED
Ethernet Link/Act: A steady green light
indicates the device is in proper
indicates a valid Ethernet connection while
working order. A system failure will
a blinking LED indicates an active Ethernet
result in the LED lighting solid or
Power: a steady light
ADSL Link/Act: A steady green
indicates the
light indicates a valid ADSL
DSL2-524T is ready.
connection. A blinking LED will
signify an active WAN session

Your setup should resemble the one shown below.


Configuring the Router

To use your Web browser to access the web pages used to setup the Router, your computer
must be configured to “Obtain an IP address automatically”, that is, you must change the
IP network settings of your computer so that it is a DHCP Client. If you are using Windows
and do not know how to change your network settings, skip ahead to Appendix A and
read the instructions provided. You may also read the User Manual for instructions on
changing IP settings for computers running Windows operating systems.

Open your Web browser and type
“” into the URL address
box. Then press the Enter or Return key.
The Login page appears.
Type “admin” for the User
and “admin” in the
Password field.
Click OK


Configuring the Router (continued)

Once you have logged in, the Home directory tab is prominent with the Setup Wizard menu
displayed. Most users will be able to use the Setup Wizard to establish the ADSL connection
to your ISP. To begin using the Setup Wizard, click on the Run Wizard button in the middle of
the web page. A pop-up menu will appear. This pop-up menu is the Setup Wizard. The Setup
Wizard procedure consists of four general steps:
1. Set the system password
2. Set the time zone
3. Set the Internet connection
4. Restart the Router
When you setup the Internet connection, you will need to enter information provided by your
ISP. The type of information you need depends on the type of connection you are setting up.
Click on the Run Wizard button.


Configuring the Router (continued)

The first Setup Wizard menu lists a summary of the steps required to complete the setup.
Click the Next button to begin setup.

Click the Next button.


Configuring the Router (continued)

Now configure the Time Zone used for the Router’s system clock. Select the appropriate time
zone and Daylight Saving Time setting for your location.

Select the Time Zone you are located
in by using the pull-down menu.
Click the Next button.


Configuring the Router (continued)

Next you will Set the Internet Connection Type for the WAN interface. Your ISP has given
this information to you. If you do not know what type of connection to use, exit the Setup
Wizard and contact your ISP for the information. The Setup wizard menu that appears when
you click the Next button depends on what connection type you select.

Select the Connection Type
used for your ADSL service.
Click the Next button.


Configuring the Router (continued)

PPPoE/PPPoA Connections

If you selected the PPPoE/PPPoA connection type in the previous menu, you will see the
Setup Wizard menu pictured here. Type in the Username and Password used to identify and
verify your account to the ISP. The VPI number and VCI number should not be changed
unless you have been instructed to change them. Select the Connection Type used for
encapsulation specific to your service. Click Next when you are ready to continue to the Setup
Completed menu.

If you are not sure what Connection Type, VPI and VCI to use, please check with your ISP.

Type the
If you have
been told to
for your ISP
change the VPI
or VCI number,
Type the new
Use the pull-down menu to choose the
correct Connection Type. The user may
choose between PPPoA VC-Mux, PPPoE
or PPPoA LLC, as instructed by your
Click the Next button. Skip ahead to
the Setup Completed menu below.


Configuring the Router (continued)

Dynamic IP Address Connections

For this connection type, the user may choose Bridged IP LLC or Bridged IP VC-Mux. Both
of these connections require the user to have additional software located on their computer to
negotiate the connection with the ISP. Both Bridged modes will automatically set the network
connections. If you selected the Dynamic IP Address connection type, select the Connection
used for encapsulation and if you have been instructed to change the VPI number and
VCI number, type in the new values. Click Next when you are ready to continue the Setup
Completed menu.

If you have
been told by
Select the
your ISP,
change the
as 1483
Bridged IP
LLC or 1483
Type the new
Bridged IP
VcMux as
instructed by
your ISP.
The Cloned MAC Address field is
used to copy the MAC Address of
your Ethernet Adapter to the router.
Simply enter the MAC Address into
Click the Next button to skip ahead
the space provided and click the
to the Setup Completed menu.
Clone Mac Address button.


Configuring the Router (continued)

Bridged Connections

is used to set the Bridged mode for the Router. This window is for users who have
software on their computer or other network device to take the connection from your ISP. You
may change the PVC (Permanent Virtual Channel) settings and the Connection Type.

If you have
been told to
change the VPI
or VCI number,
Type the new
Select the Connection Type as
1483 Bridged IP LLC or 1483
Bridged IP VC-Mux as instructed
by your ISP.
Click the Next button. Skip ahead
to the Setup Completed menu


Configuring the Router (continued)

Static IP Connections

Static IP
is used to set the Static IP mode for the Router. Static IP is used whenever a known
static IP address is assigned. The accompanying information such as the Subnet mask and
the gateway should also be specified in order to be able to connect. These are the servers
would enable you to have access to other web servers. Information entered here must come
from your ISP. You may change the PVC (Permanent Virtual Channel) settings and the

If you have
been told to
change the
Type the IP addresses
for the WAN IP
Type the new
Address, Subnet Mask,
ISP Gateway Address,
Primary DNS Address
and/or Secondary DNS
Address, as instructed
by your ISP.
Select the Connection Type as
1483 Bridged IP LLC, 1483
Bridged IP VC-Mux, 1483 Routed
IP LLC, 1483 Routed IP VC-Mux
or IPoA, as instructed by your ISP.
Click the Next button. Skip ahead to the Setup

Completed menu below.


Configuring the Router (continued)

Setup Completed
All the settings for the ADSL connection are now completed. Click the Restart button to save
the new settings and restart the Router. It will take about two minutes to restart the Router.

Click the Restart button.

Click the Exit button when the message appears informing you that the “device has rebooted
successfully”. You can now launch your web browser to access the Internet.


For additional settings or information, refer to the Advanced, Tools, or Status tabs on the
web-management interface; or to the manual located on the CD-ROM.
Configuring IP Settings in Windows XP
Use the following steps to configure a computer running Windows XP to be a DHCP client.
1. From the Start menu on your desktop, go to Settings, then click on Network
2. In the Network Connections window, right-click on LAN (Local Area Connection),
then click Properties.
Right-click on the Local Area
Connection icon and Select the
option from the pull-down


3. In the General tab of the Local Area Connection Properties menu, highlight Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) under “This connection uses the following items:” by clicking on it
once. Click on the Properties button.
Click Properties

4. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically” by clicking once in the circle. Click the
OK button.
Select Obtain an IP address
in the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window

Your computer is now ready to use the Router’s DHCP server.


Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link websites.

D-Link provides free technical support for customers within Canada,
the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Customers can contact D-Link technical support through our websites,
or by phone.
For Customers within
The United Kingdom & Ireland:
D-Link UK & Ireland Technical Support over the Telephone:
08456 12 0003 (United Kingdom)
+44 8456 12 0003 (Ireland)
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm GMT
Sat & Sun 10.00 am to 7.00 pm GMT
D-Link UK & Ireland Technical Support over the Internet:
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