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Author Topic: DIR-890L Newbie Question  (Read 1858 times)


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DIR-890L Newbie Question
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:19:38 PM »

We heard so many great reviews about the range on this that we decided to get one for our shop...I recently purchased a 2nd hand unit off ebay.  Our shop is currently running DSL through an Actiontek C1000a which is ok for nearby devices...I imagined I can simply hook up the Dlink to it and turn off the radio on the Actiontek.  The issue I have found with the unit I purchased is that it doesn't broadcast a WiFi access point when plugged in, I can't see a Dlink WiFi signal available.  Is it possible that the previous owner has turned off the Radio?  I have tried to access the router through http://dlinkrouter.local./ and go to the ADMIN settings...I tried leaving the Password Blank, I tried typing in Admin etc etc, it gives me the message with the wrong password.  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a way to turn on radio without accessing theADMIN?



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Re: DIR-890L Newbie Question
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 08:04:03 PM »

Is there a way to turn on radio without accessing theADMIN?


Try performing a factory reset on the router.  Page 5 here:  ftp://ftp2.dlink.com/PRODUCTS/DIR-890L/REVA/DIR-890L_REVA_MANUAL_1.00_EN_US.PDF

Also mentioned here:


The default factory settings are:

Default IP address:
Default username: admin
Default password: blank
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 08:05:34 PM by RYAT3 »


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Re: DIR-890L Newbie Question
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2016, 12:55:25 PM »


  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

Let us know if RYATs information helps. Also review this:
Turning a router into an AP.

There is AP mode on the 890L...
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