How to Set Up a VPN on a D-Link DIR-655

by Dave Wilson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Administrator username and password for the DIR-655 router

  • IP address of the DIR-655 router

  • Microsoft Windows 7 computer with Internet Explorer enabled and connected to the DIR-655 via Ethernet cable

Virtual Private Networking uses special protocols such as Point to Point Tunneling Protocol and IP Security to transport information securely over a public network such as the Internet. Since VPNs are commonly used to provide remote computer access through firewalls, the firewalls must be configured to allow VPN protocols through to the private network. Enable the VPN Pass Through feature on a D-Link DIR-655 so that you can use VPN technology for secure remote access to a private home or business network.

Click the “Start” button on the Windows 7 taskbar and click “Internet Explorer” in the menu that appears. The “Windows Internet Explorer” window will display.

Type the IP address of the DIR-655 router into the address bar near the top of the “Windows Internet Explorer” Web browser window. Press the “Enter” key. If the DIR-655 log in page does not appear, type “192.168.0.1” into the Internet Explorer address bar and press the “Enter” key.

Type the administrator username and password for the DIR-655 router into the Web page that appears. If you do not have the administrator username and password for the DIR-655, use the default username “admin” and the default password, which is blank.

Tap the “Enter” key and the D-Link “Setup” page will appear. Click the “Advanced” tab near the top of the Web page. Click the “Firewall Settings” option from the list of options in the left pane.

Scroll down the list of settings. Click the “PPTP” and “IPSec (VPN)” check boxes. Click the “Save Settings” button.

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Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.

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