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Author Topic: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do  (Read 5734 times)

Hard Harry

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Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« on: February 13, 2011, 04:54:09 PM »

After finding the Log out fix, thought I would look around in the router and see what other little tricks I could find. Here is a list. Try them out. Some may not work, some I am not exactly sure what they do, but here you go.

1. These instructions for MSIE 8.0. I am sure other browsers work, just haven't found the way yet.

2. Click on the link below.

3. View > Style > No Style

4. Go to the setting listed in bold, change if you wish.

5. Save Settings.

http://192.168.0.1/Basic/Wireless.shtml
Number of Spatial Streams (Increase/decrease signal range vs throughput.)
Quality of Service (Give priority to wired or wireless, a kind of bandwidth conmtrol?)

http://192.168.0.1/Basic/Network.shtml
WAN Port Mode :   Router Mode  Bridge Mode (Self explainatory)

http://192.168.0.1/Advanced/Firewall.shtml
Non-UDP/TCP/ICMP LAN Sessions (A catch net for abnormal traffic)
Wake-On-LAN (Not sure what turning this on does, but I assume it effects WOL)

http://192.168.0.1/Advanced/Advanced_Wireless.shtml
WDS Enable (Repeater function?)
Also some other interesting wireless settings (Too many to list)

http://192.168.0.1/Advanced/Network.shtml
Enable LAN Auto IP (Something to do with that LAN IP bug someome mentioned?)
Enhanced IGMP Proxy (No idea yet, anyone?)

http://192.168.0.1/Tools/Admin.shtml
Inactivity Time Out (So you don't have to login as much)

http://192.168.0.1/Help/Menu.shtml
Alot more here with no style. Including more info on some of the uncovered items


Feel free to reply and add more if you find them. Also, the no style trick works on most Dlink emulators, so you can dig through routers you don't even have.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2011, 04:58:16 PM by Hard Harry »
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Re: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 08:03:50 AM »

KEWL BEANS MAN.

Wanted to let people know that this also works on Opera and FireFox. Most other browsers should be able to do this. Opera and FF, just look under View or Tools and you'll find Style. Select OFF, none or User and the page will display with out graphics. All text.  ;)

FYI, Anyone using these hidden options that DLink probably will not support them should there be an issue with the router.  ::)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 08:21:39 AM by FurryNutz »
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Hard Harry

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Re: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 09:24:32 PM »

Hmm, really? Technically its in the firmware. And they even mention the options in the help menu. I think it was just a over sight they were left out when they were building the GUI for the firmware. Heck, a couple of the options they even added with patches AFTER the release. So..if they didn't want us to use them, I cant see why they would add them.

In general its a good caveat though. Could a mod comment officially if any of these options are supported?
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Re: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 07:32:08 AM »

Well just because there are hidden doesn't mean  there are officially support it. I would presume that they might use some sort of template in there development for there products and probably hide or turn off the options they don't want to put in for those products. Even though, it do wonder why they don't lock those hidden items down.  ???

Oh well, I suppose if it makes others happy to use them. Of course you'll have some people asking why just aren't they turned on in the first place.  ::)

REALLY?  :P
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Re: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 05:25:01 PM »

Well just because there are hidden doesn't mean  there are officially support it. I would presume that they might use some sort of template in there development for there products and probably hide or turn off the options they don't want to put in for those products. Even though, it do wonder why they don't lock those hidden items down.  ???

Oh well, I suppose if it makes others happy to use them. Of course you'll have some people asking why just aren't they turned on in the first place.  ::)

REALLY?  :P

Well I could see if they had a standard firmware and adjusted the style sheets for each market, hardware revision, country, etc. But to do a patch that adds a feature only to the North America market, but then hide it as you release it? Seems more like a oversight then on purpose. I am mostly bringing this up as a conversation starter then anything else. We talk so much about firmware but I find I know very little about what it actually is and how is it designed.
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Re: Things you didn't know your DGL-4500 could do
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 05:32:14 PM »

Ya I do agree with you. I've never worked or seen this kind of open hidden features that have been found. Most FW I've dealt with have always been locked down or only used at the developer level. Not sure of what there development model is on this one. It's interesting though. I'm still curious if by opening the hidden options and using them, do they really work?
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