D-Link DNS-120 - NAS Server - USB Product Manual
D-Link DNS-120 - NAS Server - USB Product Manual

D-Link DNS-120 - NAS Server - USB Product Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Device Information ..............31 Help Screen ................32 Download Scheduling ............... 33 Scheduling Status..............36 Networking Basics ................. 37 Troubleshooting ................43 Technical Specifications ..............44 Contacting Technical Support ............45 Warranty ..................46 Registration ................... 50 D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Minimum System Requirements  Computer with Windows XP or 2000 ® Internet Explorer version 6.0 or Netscape Navigator version 7.0 and above  USB Hard Drive(s)   An available Ethernet port on the network D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    DNS-120 User’s Manual Introduction The D-Link DNS-120 Network Storage Adapter connects USB drives* to the network, and provides authorized users access to their files.You can connect up to two standalone USB 2.0 hard drives or flash drives and instantly have access to all stored files.
  • Page 5: Features And Benefits

    Web-based configuration utility including firmware Configuration Utility upgrade, user account management, folder management, scheduled downloads, and DHCP/manual network settings. Backup Function You can schedule the DNS-120 to automatically create full or incremental backups of important information on the network. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 6: Hardware Overview

    Ethernet network. USB LED Power LED Blinking green indicates when an Solid green indicates USB drive is initially connected to the a good power source DNS-120. Solid green indicates the connection. USB drive is ready for use. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 7 Reset Button This button will restore the Disconnect Button factory default settings. USB Ports Press this button to safely Connects your USB disconnect USB drives 1.1 or 2.0 drives to the from the DNS-120. DNS-120. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started DNS-120 User’s Manual Getting Started When you have completed the steps in this Quick Installation Guide, your connected network may look similar to this: D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 9: Hardware Installation

    Attach your USB drive(s) to the USB port(s) on the rear panel of the DNS-120. The USB LED on the front panel will blink until the drive has been installed. Once the USB LED is solid green, your USB drive is ready for use. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 10: Mapping A Drive

    DNS-120 User’s Manual Mapping a Drive Mapping a Drive You can use the D-Link Easy Search Utility to map drives to your computer. Insert the DNS-120 CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Launch D-Link Easy Search Utility. Highlight an available DNS-120.
  • Page 11 Browse to locate your shared DNS-120 folder. You will find the DNS-120 shared \\DNS-120\Shared folder folder under the Workgroup Name that you entered into the Setup Wizard or in the Home>LAN screen in the Configuration Utility. Click Finish D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 12 DNS-120 User’s Manual Mapping a Drive Mapping a Drive (continued) Once connected, all shared folders will appear in My Computer. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. Double-click on the mapped drive to access the files and folders. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 13: Using The Easy Search Utility

    Using the Easy Search Utility DNS-120 User’s Manual Using the Easy Search Utility The D-Link Easy Search utility will allow you to connect to the web-based configuration utility, assign IP address settings to the DNS-120, and map drives to your computer.
  • Page 14: Using The Configuration Utility

    Enter or Return key. The logon screen will appear. Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click Config Once you have logged in, the Home screen, shown on the next page, will appear. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 15: Setup Wizard

    For a tour of the Wizard, please see the following pages in this section. These buttons appear on most of the configuration screens in this section. Please click on the appropriate button at the bottom of each screen after you have made a configuration change. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 16 The Wizard will guide you through five steps: - Password - Time Zone - LAN Connection - Additional settings Click Next Create a new password for your DNS-120. Click Next Select your Time Zone from the drop-down menu. Click Next D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 17 Click Next Enter the workgroup name of your network. Enter a name and a description for the DNS-120. Click Next Click Restart You have completed the basic configuration of the DNS-120 using the setup wizard! D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 18: Ip Settings

    IP addresses. Enter a DNS address here. If you are using a router in your network, you can usually enter the router’s LAN IP address as the DNS address. Apply: Click Apply to save the changes. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 19: Device Settings

    Enter the name of the workgroup of your network. Name: Enter a name for the DNS-120 device. This is useful if you have more than one DNS-120 devices on the network. Description: Enter a description of the DNS-120. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 20: User Creation

    To delete a user, click the icon next to a user listed under User List. Click Apply to save any changes. You will need to create users when assigning permissions, using FTP, and using the downloading feature. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 21: Network Access

    Note: Currently, you may only assign Read Only permissions to the USB drive(s) if formatted with NTFS. To assign read/write permissions, the drive(s) must be formatted with FAT or FAT32. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 22 User2 will be assigned read only permissions for the Drivers folder. Once the settings are applied, User2 will appear in the network access list. You may edit a rule from the list by clicking on the icon. To delete a rule from the list, click on the icon. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 23: Ftp Server

    Root: Check the Root box to select the root level of both USB drives at once. Authority: Select Read Only or Read/Write from the drop-down menu. Add: Click Add to save your share/permissions. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 24 Path: Displays current FTP users, paths, and permissions. FTP Server Status: Displays the current information regarding the FTP server. You may edit a rule from the list by clicking on the icon. To delete a rule from the list, click on the icon. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 25 FTP access to. Check Root to assign access to both USB drives at once. If Root is not checked, select the folder and click OK. Click the + sign to expand the folder tree. Select Read Only or Read/Write. Click Add. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 26 If you are using a port other than 21, you must enter a colon (:) followed by the new port number in the URL to connect (e.g. ftp://ftp.mysite.com:3000). Please consult your router’s user manual for more information on port forwarding. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 27: Admin Password

    The user name is set to admin. You cannot change the user name. Password: Enter the old password. New Password: Enter your new password. Confirm Password: Enter your new password again. Apply: Click Apply to save your new password. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 28: Time Server

    Click the Set Time button to set the DNS-120 internal clock to the changes made. Time Zone: Select the time zone. Daylight Saving Select to enable daylight savings. Time: Apply: Click Apply to save your settings. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 29: System Settings

    Idle Time: Enter the time (in minutes) for the idle time in both the Scheduling and Config sections. Users will be logged off if the idle time is exceeded. Apply: Click Apply to save your settings. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 30: Upgrade Firmware

    Open in the browser window and click Apply in this screen to begin the firmware upgrade. When the “upgrade is complete” message appears, click Restart. After the login screen appears, wait 30 seconds before logging into the DNS-120. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 31: Device Information

    The LAN Info section will display the network settings of the DNS-120. Device Info: The workgroup, name, and description of the DNS-120 will be displayed in this section. Current shares and permissions will be displayed in this Network Access List: section. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 32: Help Screen

    DNS-120 User’s Manual Using the Configuration Menu Help This section lists all of the available help topics for reference. Click on a topic to view the online help information. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 33: Download Scheduling

    Open your Web browser and type http://DNS-120 into the URL address box and then press the Enter or Return key. The logon screen will appear. Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click Download Schedule. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 34 To initiate a local PC’s (same network as DNS-120) shared file or shared folder transfer, refer to the following example of the valid URL format. · \\\Test The local PC’s internal IP address must be known and be accessible to the DNS-120 on the network. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 35 Last Modified Date/Time is not accessible at the remote location. Schedule List: The Schedule List will display all completed, active, and pending scheduled transfer or backup jobs. Additional options are available to initiate or cancel an active or pending backup job immediately. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 36: Scheduling Status

    Current download statistics, such as % completed and download speed are displayed for each event. The icons below represent the current status of each event. Download Successful Download Failed Download Pending Waiting Link File Download in Progress D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 37: Networking Basics

     Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.  You may enter a Computer Description if you wish; this field is optional.  To rename the computer and join a domain, Click Change.  D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 38 DNS-120 User’s Manual Networking Basics In this window, enter the Computer name.  Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup.  All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name.  Click OK.  D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 39 Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the task bar.  Click on Status.  This window will appear: Click the Support tab. This screen will list your IP address, subnet mask, and the  default gateway. Click Close.  D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 40 DHCP-capable router you will not need to assign static IP addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow these instructions: Go to Start.  Double-click on Control Panel.  Double-click on Network Connections.  D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 41 For example, if one computer has an IP address of, the other computers should have IP addresses that are sequential, like and The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network). D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 42 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the router. A good connection will show four replies from the router, as shown. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    3. What is the default IP address of the DNS-120? The DNS-120 does not have a default IP address. You will need to use the Easy  Search utility to assign an IP address to the DNS-120 (refer to page 10). D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 44: Technical Specifications

    • Storing: -4ºF to 122ºF (-20ºC to 50ºC) Humidity • 5%~90% (non-condensing) Certifications • FCC Part 15 Class B Dimensions • L = 5.6 inches (142mm) • W = 4.3 inches (109mm) • H = 1.2 inches (30mm) Warranty • 1 Year D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 45: Contacting Technical Support

    ©2005 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. D-Link, the D-Link logo are registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the packaging.
  • Page 46: Warranty

    Warranty Period from the date of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.
  • Page 47 Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for hardware and software of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is”...
  • Page 49 The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment; such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. For detailed warranty outside the United States, please contact corresponding local D-Link office. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 50: Registration

    DNS-120 User’s Manual Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.1 06/16/2005 D-Link Systems, Inc.

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