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    Quotas ............. 32 Schedule Status ..........77 Network Access ..........35 Support ............77 FTP Server ............37 BitTorrent ............... 78 UPnP AV Server ..........40 Adding a Torrent From URL ......81 iTunes Server ..........41 D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    UPS Monitoring ............. 88 Using FireFTP ............89 Yahoo! Widget Configuration ......... 94 Yahoo! Widget Installation ........94 Yahoo! Widget Display .......... 95 Storing non-English Character Files ....... 96 Replacing or Adding a New Hard Drive ....97 D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 4: Product Overview, Package Contents, System Requirements

    • CAT5 Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DNS-323 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.

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    Hard Drive(s) not included. RAID 1 mirroring requires the use of 2 internal SATA drives. D-Link cannot guarantee full compatibility or proper playback with all codecs. Playback capability depends on the codec support of the UPnP™ AV media player. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Speed results will vary depending on the benchmark utility, hard drive configuration, and the network environment used for testing. D-Link cannot guarantee full compatibility or proper playback with all codecs. Playback capability depends on the codec support of the UPnP™ AV media player.

  • Page 7: Hardware Overview, Front View

    Network Activity Light Power Button: Press once to power on the DNS-323. Press and hold the button until it begins to blink to power down the DNS-323. Drive Lights: These lights will be solid BLUE when drives are connected but inactive. The lights will blink when the drives are being accessed, formatted or synchronized.

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    A Gigabit Ethernet port that connects the DNS-323 to a network. USB Port: Connect a printer, or UPS to the port. This USB port also supports D-Link SharePort™ technology. Refer to the SharePort™ manual for more detail. Drive Eject Lever: Use the levers to eject the hard drives.

  • Page 9: Hardware Setup

    This section provides unpacking and installation information for the DNS-323. Open the shipping carton for the DNS-323 and carefully unpack its contents. To install the DNS-323 on your local network, refer to the steps below: 1. Access the drive bays by sliding the faceplate up until it unlatches from the device.

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    Make sure to align the drive connectors to the SATA connectors on the bottom edge inside the drive bay of the DNS-323. Gently push the drive in until it connects. When a drive is inserted properly, you will feel it “seat”...

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    Section 2 - Installation 5. Connect an Ethernet cable to the available Ethernet port. This cable should connect the DNS-323 to your local network via a router or switch, or directly to a computer for configuration. 6. Connect the power adapter to the power receptacle.

  • Page 12: Easy Search Utility

    D-Link Easy Search Utility when accessing and configuring the DNS-323 for the first time. If you want to change the IP address before logging in or are unable to connect to the DNS-323 IP address, you can use the Easy Search Utility provided on the product CD to locate the device on your network and make any needed changes.

  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Section 3 - Configuration Getting Started To run the Easy Search Utility, insert the DNS-323 CD into your CD-ROM drive: Click Easy Search Utility. Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Configuration to access the web-based utility. Please Note: The computer, used to access the DNS-323 web-based configuration manager must be on the same subnet as the DNS-323.

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    Click Configuration. When logging into the DNS-323 for the first time, you will be asked to choose a drive configuration type and format the drives. There are four configuration options: Standard, JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1. Standard configures each disk as a separate volume, while JBOD combines both disks into a single volume, as well as RAID 0 and RAID 1.

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    Select the configuration type of your hard drive, Standard, JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1. A warning message informing you that your drives will be formatted and all data will be erased. Click OK to continue. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Select the EXT2 or EXT3 file system on DNS-323. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Select to enable or disable the auto-rebuild function of RAID 1. Note: This window appears only when selecting RAID 1 as the configuration type. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Enter the capacity of the hard drive that you want to reserve for RAID 0 or RAID 1. Note: This window appears only when selecting RAID 0 or RAID 1 as the configuration type. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration This window appears to indicate the progress of the disk formatting. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration When formatting of the drive completes, the DNS-323 will prompt the user to restart. Click the Restart button to restart the DNS-323 Click the OK button to restart the device. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click Configuration. Note: After logging in to the DNS-323 for the first time it is recommended to add a password to the admin account (see page 46 for details.) D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration After logging in, you will be redirected to the DNS-323 web UI: D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Web UI The DNS-323 web UI defaults to the Setup page. The main categories for configuration are located in the menu tabs at the top of the page. These categories include: • Setup - Contains the DNS-323 setup wizard, as well as the LAN configuration settings, and device settings.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Setup Wizard The DNS-323 has a setup Wizard that allows you to quickly configure some of the basic device settings. When running the DNS-323 setup wizard, the welcome screen details the five steps of the wizard. Click Next to continue.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Set the appropriate Time Zone for your location. Click Next to continue. Edit or change the DNS-323 LAN information or keep the current settings. Click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Enter your workgroup, name and description for the DNS-323, or leave the default values and click Next to continue. When the wizard completes, click Back to go back and make changes or click Completed to restart the DNS-323 and save the configuration.

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    Section 3 - Configuration When the login prompt appears, log in using the new administrator password. Click Configuration. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The Local Area Network settings for the DNS-323 are configured on the LAN page. The LAN Link Speed is set to Auto by default, but Link Speed can be manually set to 100Mbps or 1000Mbps. Click the Apply button.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Device The device settings page allows you to assign a workgroup, name and description to the DNS-323. Workgroup Assigns a workgroup name to the DNS-323. Name Assigns a unique name to the DNS-323. The name can be used to access the device from a web browser instead of using the IP address.

  • Page 30: Users And Groups

    Users and Groups The DNS-323 supports up to 64 unique users. The users can be added to a group, or individually. The users and groups are created to allow access to specific folders on the DNS-323, via FTP or your local network.

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    Displays all the users that have been created. To change a user’s password, click the corresponding icon. To remove a user from the list, click the corresponding icon. Group List Displays all the groups that have been created. To remove a group from the list, click the corresponding icon. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Quotas The DNS-323 supports storage quotas for both groups and individual users. Assigning a quota to a group or user will limit the amount of storage they are allocated. By default, users and groups do not have a quota.

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    The default quota setting is “Unlimited”. To add a quota: Click the icon of the user you want to add a quota to. Set a quota amount (MB) for the user and click Apply. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The user, their amount of storage used, and their storage limit are displayed. Click Enabled to turn quota monitoring on. Once enabled, the status will change to Started. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 35: Network Access

    By default, Windows Vista has Oplocks enabled and can not be disabled. If you are having network performance issues ® with applications sharing files from the DNS-323 you may try to improve performance by setting Oplocks to No (off). D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Map Archive When enabled, the file attribute ”Archive” will be copied as the file is being stored on the DNS-323. Certain backup software attach this attribute to files that are being stored as backups. Comment Enter a comment for reference or description of the rule.

  • Page 37: Ftp Server

    The FTP server can be configured to allow user access to specific directories, and will allow up to 10 users to access the DNS-323 at a time. For improved security, the DNS-323 supports use of an FTPS client, such as SSL/TLS, to encrypt both the password and the data.

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    21 to some other port as listed in the Port section of the web UI. Also, please make sure to open the corresponding port on your router and forward that port from your router to the DNS-323. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration If you are behind a router, you will need to forward the FTP port from the router to the DNS-323. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP Access to the DNS-323 from the Internet.

  • Page 40: Upnp Av Server

    UPnP AV Server The DNS-323 features a UPnP AV Server. This server provides the ability to stream photos, music and videos to UPnP AV compatible network media players. If the server is enabled, the DNS-323 will be automatically detected by UPnP AV compatible media players on your local network.

  • Page 41: Itunes Server

    Server The DNS-323 features an iTunes Server. This server provides the ability to share music and videos to computers on the local network running iTunes. If the server is enabled, the DNS-323 will be automatically detected by the iTunes program and the music and videos contained in the specified directory will be available for streaming over the network.

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    Section 3 - Configuration After enabling the iTunes server on the DNS-323, launch iTunes. When iTunes detects the DNS-323, select it and you will be prompted to enter the iTunes server password if required. Select the DNS-323. When prompted, enter the iTunes server password.

  • Page 43: Dhcp Server

    DHCP Server The DNS-323 can be used as a DHCP Server. As a DHCP server, it can be used to serve IP addresses to other devices on your local network. However, this feature should not be enabled if you already have a DHCP server, such as a router on your local network.

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    Section 3 - Configuration LLTD The DNS-323 supports LLTD. LLTD stands for Link Layer Topology Discovery and is used by the Network Map application that is included in Windows Vista ® LLTD Click the Enable or Disable radio button to enable or disable the DNS-323 LLTD service.

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    In this section you will be able to install application and language packs to further enhance the functionality of your DNS-323. This powerful new feature on the DNS-323 allows users to customize the interface and usability of this unit. Adding features to the unit now only requires an Add-on installation as soon as new features are available.

  • Page 46: Admin Password

    Tools Admin Password The Admin menu allows you to set a password for your admin account. It is recommended to set a password when first configuring the DNS-323. User Name The administrator user name is admin, and this cannot be changed.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Time The DNS-323 Time page contains several different options for setting the device’s internal clock. It is important to set an accurate time so that backups and downloads can be accurately scheduled. Time Zone Select your time zone from the drop-down menu.

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    Section 3 - Configuration System The DNS-323 System menu provides options for system restarts, saving and loading configuration settings, and setting idle times. Click Restart to reboot the DNS-323. Restart Click Restore to reset the DNS-323 to its factory Restore default settings.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Firmware The DNS-323 Firmware menu makes it simple to check for new firmware releases and upload them to the device. Firmware This section provides a link to check for new Upgrade firmware on the D-Link support website.

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    Section 3 - Configuration E-Mail Alerts With the DNS-323 E-Mail Alerts, you can configure e-mails to be sent alerting you to certain operational conditions and drive status conditions. These alerts can prove helpful with the management and safeguarding of important data.

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    This address must correspond with the SMTP server configured above. SMTP Select this check box if your mail server requires Authentication: authentication. Click the Test E-Mail button to send a test alert Test E-Mail and confirm your settings are correct. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Upgraded Send Log File A log file will be sent daily, weekly or monthly. System An alert will be sent if the DNS-323 device Temperature temperature exceeds the set threshold. After the Exceeded alert has been sent, the DNS-323 will power off for safety.

  • Page 53: Power Management

    Section 3 - Configuration Power Management The DNS-323 Power Management feature allows you to configure the drives to shut down while power remains constant to the device. The drives will power up again when data is accessed. Enable or Disable Power Management on...

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    RAID 1 array to be automatically rebuilt when a failed hard drive is replaced by restoring data from the existing hard drive to the newly inserted hard drive. Manual Rebuild requires the user to login to the Web UI of the DNS-323 and initiate the Raid 1 Rebuild by clicking the Manual Rebuild Now button.

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    Choose the RAID option you want to implement, by clicking the appropriate radio button and press Next button. The steps for configuring RAID are identical to the steps carried out earlier from the Getting Started section of the manual. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Configure a new Hard Drive to RAID 1 When inserting a new hard drive into the DNS-323, you can configure it to RAID 1, which will mirror the existing hard drive. By doing this, the new hard drive must have at least the same storage space as the existing hard drive.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Select to enable or disable the auto-rebuild function of RAID 1. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Click Next to proceed. This window appears to indicate the progress of the disk formatting. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration When formatting of the drive completes, the DNS-323 will prompt the user to restart. Click the Restart button to restart the DNS-323. Click the OK button to restart the device. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Format the new drive as Standard type Click the button. The steps for configuring the new drive are identical to the steps carried out earlier in this Configure a New Hard Drive to RAID 1 section. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Create A New Volume From The Remaining Available Storage Space button appears to create a new volume for the remaining space. Click the Create A New Volume From The Remaining Available Storage Space button to proceed. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Choose the Standard (Individual Disks) and click the Next button to proceed. OK to proceed. Click D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration This window appears to indicate the progress of the remaining storage space formatting. When formatting of the drive completes, the DNS-323 will prompt the user to restart. Click the Restart button to restart the DNS-323. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Click the OK button to restart the device. After the new drive has been configured, the RAID window displays the following information. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 65: What Is Raid

    RAID, short for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a combination of two or more disks with the aim of providing fault tolerance and improving performance. There are several different levels of RAID, with each providing a different method of sharing or distributing data amongst the drives. The DNS-323 supports RAID levels 0 and 1. RAID 0...

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    Enter your DDNS password or key. Verify Re-type the password or key provided by your Password or service provider. If the Dynamic DNS provider supplies only a key, enter that key in the three fields. Status Displays your DDNS status. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Scan Disk will scan your system’s file system for errors and/or corruption. After completion, any errors on your file system will be displayed accordingly. Scan Disk Select a volume from the drop-down menu and click the Scan Disk button. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 68: Device Information

    SharePort™ connected device. Hard Drive If your computer is having problems printing to the DNS-323, you can click the Clear Print Queue(s) Info button to remove any print jobs that may be causing your computer to be unable to print.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Logs Use the Log window to view a summary of the System and FTP Log Events on the DNS-323. Choose System Log from the drop-down menu to view the System Log events. Choose FTP Log from the drop-down menu to view FTP Log events.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Support The DNS-323 Support page provides a menu of Support topics explaining the features of the device. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 71: Mapping A Drive

    Section 3 - Configuration Mapping a Drive You can use the D-Link Easy Search Utility to map drives to your computer. Insert the DNS-323 CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Easy Search Utility. The Easy Search Utility will load and detect any DNS-323 devices that are on the local network.

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    Section 3 - Configuration If the DNS-323 you are working with does not show up in the device list, click Refresh. Highlight an available DNS-323. All available volumes will be displayed under Drive Mapping. Highlight the volume you want to map to your computer.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. Double-click on the mapped drive to access the files and folders. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 74: Download Scheduling

    Section 3 - Configuration Download Scheduling The DNS-323 Download Scheduling feature allows you to schedule folder or file downloads and backup sessions. Begin by accessing the web-based configuration utility of your DNS-323: Click Easy Search Utility. Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Configuration to access the web-based utility.

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    Section 3 - Configuration The DNS-323 login screen will appear: Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank by default or your new password. Click Applications. The DNS-323’s Download Scheduling configuration page will appear. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    By default all local backups and file/folder downloads are in Overwrite mode, meaning that identical files in the destination Backup folder will be overwritten by the source files. Checking Incremental Backup will have the DNS-323 compare identical file names at the source and destination. Files will only be overwritten if the source file is more recent edited.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Schedule Status Schedule List The Schedule List will display all completed,active, and pending scheduled downloads and backups. Support The Support page provides a menu of Support topics explaining the features of the Schedule Download. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    BitTorrent application pack in order to see the BitTorrent window. For installing the application pack, refer to page 45 for more detail. Click Easy Search Utility. Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Configuration to access the web-based utility.

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    Section 3 - Configuration The DNS-323 login screen will appear. Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank by default or enter your new password. Click Applications. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration On the following screen, click the BitTorrent option to access the BitTorrent settings: You can add Torrents from either a URL or from a file on your PC. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    • Click the Add Torrent From URL checkbox. • Type in the URL of the website where you will download the Torrent from and click the Add button. The Torrent will now appear in the Downloads list. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    • Click the Add Torrent From File checkbox. • Click the Browse button. • Navigate to the folder where the Torrents are located on your PC and click the Add button. The Torrent will now appear in the Downloads list. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Torrent Settings Click the Settings link in the BitTorrent menu to change the Bit Torrent settings. You can use the radio buttons on this screen to customize the Bit Torrent Settings of the DNS-323. Port Settings Select the appropriate login method to access the files for download.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Downloads Support The Support page provides a menu of Support topics explaining the features of the BitTorrent. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Firefly is a media server for digital music. Go to Advanced -> Add-ons to add and enable the Firefly application pack in order to see the window below. For installing the application pack, refer to page 45 for more detail. Go to Advanced -> iTunes Server window. Click Launch Interface to connect to Firefly. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The Firefly page appears. For more information about how to use Firefly, refer to Firefly website (http://www. fireflymediaserver.org/index.php). D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    To remove an access rule, click the icon. Note: To allow NFS access to anyone on the network, enter the IP Address 192.168.0.0/24 where 192.168.0.0 is the IP Subnet of your network. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

  • Page 88

    The DNS-323 supports a battery backup, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Connect a UPS to the USB port on the back of the DNS-323. You will see the UPS listed on the Device Information window (Status > Device Info) under UPS Info.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Using FireFTP The DNS-323 supports FireFTP, an open source, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox users that want to use FTP or FTPS. To use FireFTP, follow the directions below. From the Tools menu, click FireFTP to start the FireFTP FTP client.

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    Set the IP address and user account on the Main tab of the Account Manager window to login to the DNS-323 FTP server. Click OK. Go to the Connection tab of the Account Manager window and set the security function to “Auth TLS (Best)”...

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    Click the buttons which are marked with a red frame to continue. Click the Or you can add an exception… button. Click the Add exception… button Click the Get Certificate button. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Click the Confirm Security Exception button. Press the Connect button to connect to the DNS-323 FTP server. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration This window indicates you have made a successful connection. D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Yahoo! Widget Configuration D-Link provides an added feature to the ShareCenter™ called a Yahoo! Widget. What is a Yahoo Widget? Yahoo! Widgets are free application platforms that can be used in Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The engine uses a JavaScript runtime environment combined with an XML interpreter to run small applications referred to as widgets, and hence is part of a class of software applications called widget engines.

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    Section 3 - Configuration Yahoo! Widget Display The D-Link Widget is mainly used for monitoring the activities taking place on your ShareCenter™. System: In the System window, information about your Computer, ShareCenter™, IP Address, Firmware Version and Current Operational Temperature are displayed.

  • Page 96

    However, if you were using an earlier version (firmware 1.03 or earlier) and have just upgraded to 1.04 or higher, Unicode will not be supported until you have reformatted the hard drives in your DNS-323. If you wish to store non-English character files, but do not want to reformat your hard drives, you will need to change the Language setting of the device to ensure compatibility with those files.

  • Page 97: Replacing Or Adding A New Hard Drive

    Replacing a Hard Drive: Please make sure the power is off before replacing a hard drive. After you install the new drive, turn on the DNS-323 and then connect to the Web UI. The DNS-323 will prompt you to format the new drive (Standard, RAID 1 mode) or both drives (JBOD, RAID 0 mode).

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    Section 3 - Configuration After you install the new drive, turn on the DNS-323 and then connect to the Web UI. The DNS-323 will prompt you to format the new drive. You will now have two choices for your disk configuration: •...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The following message will display when the formatting has completed: Press the Restart button to continue. Version 1.5 (WW) January 07, 2010 D-Link DNS-323 User Manual...

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