Note: We highly recommend consulting an IT or network professional when configuring advanced network settings. If able, the network administrator should always check the IP address, and assign and log any static IP to avoid conflicts in the future.
Are you working with a static IP address assigned by your Internet service provider for the purpose of hosting a server (such as for email)? If you are utilizing a D-Link DIR-655 QoS router, follow the simple instructions below to set it up to use a static IP for the WAN.
Before you begin, you will need to gather all of the following (contact your ISP if you do not have this information):
- IP Address
- Subnet Mask
- Gateway Address
- Primary DNS Address
- Secondary DNS Address
To set a WAN static IP on the D-Link DIR-655
- Access the router web interface (GUI).
- In the left hand menu, click Internet.
- Click the Internet Connection Setup Wizard button.
- On the initial Connection Setup Wizard screen, click Next.
- Set and verify an administrator password. (Note this password for later reference.)
- Select a time zone and click Next.
- On the Configure Your Internet Connection screen, select Static IP Address Connection and click Next.
- Enter all of the required information for you Static IP Address Connection and DNS Settings, then click Next.
- On the Setup Complete! screen, click Connect.
- On the Reboot Needed screen, choose whether to reboot now or later. Your router must reboot for your new settings to take effect.