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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Adding a Torrent From File ....... 68 Network Access ..........31 Torrent Settings ..........69 FTP Server ............33 Downloads Support ..........70 UPnP AV Server ..........36 USB Print Server ........... 71 iTunes Server ........... 37 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Table of Contents USB Battery Backup ..........79 Using FireFTP............80 Storing non-English Character Files ....... 85 Replacing or Adding a New Hard Drive ....87 Contacting Technical Support ........90 Warranty ..............91 Registration ..............96 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure • CD-ROM with Manual and Software • Quick Installation Guide • Power Adapter (12V; 3A, 5V; 3A) • Power Cable Clip • 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.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    2 RAID 1 mirroring requires the use of 2 internal SATA drives. 3 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 6: Features

    Software will be able to automatically find and play music directly from the DNS-323 ® • Built-in USB Print Server for printing from any PC on the Network • D-Link Easy Search Utility • Configurable by Web Browser • Supports Auto Rebuild and Manual Rebuild •...

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    3 Speed results will vary depending on the benchmark utility, hard drive configuration, and the network environment used for testing. 4 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 8: Hardware Overview

    They will illuminate AMBER if a drive has failed. Network Activity Light: The Activity Light will be solid BLUE when there is an Ethernet connection. It will blink to indicate LAN traffic. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 9: Rear Panel (connections)

    A pinhole button located beside the Ethernet socket is used to reset the DNS-323 to the factory default settings. Note: After resetting the unit’s configuration you will still have access to the data on your hard drive(s). D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 10: Installation

    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. 2. Once the faceplate is unlatched, pull it off the device, exposing the drive bays. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    If a drive is not properly seated, the light will not illuminate after powering on the device. 4. Attach the faceplate to the front of the device. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    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. 7. Connect a USB printer. (Optional) D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 13: Configuration

    IP address, by default it will have a self-assigned IP address of 192.168.0.32. It is recommended to use the included 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 14: 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. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    JBOD combines both disks into a single volume, as well as RAID 0 and RAID 1. See page 47 for more details on using the RAID configurations. Note: All data will be erased during the format process. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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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-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration When formatting of the drive completes, the DNS-323 will prompt the user to restart. Press the Restart button to restart the DNS-323 Press the OK button to restart the device. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 18

    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 p. 39 for details.) D-Link DNS-33 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 20: Web Ui

    • Support - Contains the DNS-323 help files. • Logout - Clicking this button will logout the admin and end the DNS-323 configuration session. These pages and their configuration options will be discussed in detail in the following pages of this manual. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 21: Setup

    When running the DNS-323 setup wizard, the welcome screen details the five steps of the wizard. Click Next to continue. It is recommended you set an admin password here. Enter the new password and re-enter it for confirmation. Click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration Set the appropriate Time Zone and Daylight Savings Time. Click Next to continue. Edit or change the DNS-323 LAN information or keep the current settings. Click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 23

    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 Restart to restart the DNS-323 and save the configuration. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration When the login prompt appears, login using the new administrator password. Click Configuration. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 25: Lan

    DHCP server. Static IP Selecting Static IP requires you to assign the IP information for the DNS-323 manually. Jumbo Frame Click the Enable radio button next Settings to Status to enable jumbo frames. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 26: Device

    This is useful if there are more than one DNS-323 in the network. By default the device name is dlink-xxxxxx, where xxxxxx is the last six digits of the MAC address. Description Assigns a device description to the DNS-323. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 27: Advanced

    List To add a new user to the selected group, click the user then click the Add>> button. To remove a user from the group, click the user and then click the <<Remove button D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 28: Quotas

    Group Quota Group quotas are displayed here. Settings Quotas can be edited by clicking on the notepad icon. Quota Status Displays the current status of the quota feature. The quota function can be started or stopped here. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 29: Configuring Quotas

    The default quota setting is “Unlimited”. To add a quota: Click the notepad 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 30

    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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 31: Network Access

    These guarantees inform the Client that a file’s content will not be allowed to be changed by the server, or if some change is imminent, the client will be notified before the change is allowed to proceed. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 32

    When enabled, the file attribute ”Archive” will be copied as the file is being stored on the DNS-323. Certain backup software Comment attach this attribute to files that are being stored as backups. Enter a comment for reference or description of the rule. Network Access List Lists all defined access rules. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 33: Ftp Server

    This section contains the configuration Settings settings for the DNS-323 FTP Server. FTP Access The FTP access for users and groups can List be added and edited here. Server Status Displays the current status of the FTP Server. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 34: Ftp Server Settings

    Most standard FTP clients like Windows FTP, only support Western European codepage when transferring files. Support has been added for non standard FTP clients that are capable of supporting these character sets. FTP Access List Lists all defined FTP Rules. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 35

    Once the port has been forwarded on the router, users from the internet will access the FTP server through the WAN IP address of the router. If you are using a D-Link router, such as the WBR-2310 used in the example below, your port forwarding rule should be similar to the following:...

  • Page 36: Upnp Av Server

    UPnP AV server. Select root to share all files on all volumes, or click Browse to select a specific folder. Refresh Click the Refresh button after adding new files to be used by UPnP AV compatible devices. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 37: Itunes Server

    Select root to share all files on all volumes, or click Browse to select a specific folder. Password Sets password for the iTunes server. (Optional) Refresh Click Refresh after adding new files to be used with iTunes. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 38

    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. Click OK. Media stored on the DNS-323 will be available for use in iTunes. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 39: Dhcp Server

    Displays the Hostname, IP address, DHCP Client MAC address and Expired Time List of the clients that have received a D H C P a d d r e s s f r o m t h e DNS-323. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 40: 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 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 41: Tools

    Enter the current password. (Leave this blank if you have not set a password yet.) New Password Enter a new password. Confirm Enter the new password again for Password confirmation. Click Save Settings to save the new password. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 42: Time

    Set Time. Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DNS-323 with an Internet time server. D-Link provides two time servers for your convenience. Choose the one closest to your location. Set The Date This option allows you to set the Time Manually time and date manually.

  • Page 43: System

    Enter the time (in minutes) that the administrator will be allowed to remain idle while accessing the DNS-323 configuration settings or that users will be allowed to remain idle while accessing the download schedule settings. Click Apply to save the settings. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 44: Firmware

    D N S - 3 2 3 Firmware Info firmware. When upgrading the firmware, click Browse to select the new firmware file on your local computer. Click Apply to begin the firmware upgrade process. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 45: E-mail Alerts

    Once configured, use the Test E-Mail button to send a test e-mail and confirm your settings are correct. Alert Types This section contains the alert options and their configuration settings. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 46

    Enter the e-mail address that will E-Mail receive the alerts. This address must correspond with the SMTP server configured above. Test E-Mail Click the Test E-Mail button to send a test alert and confirm your settings are correct. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 47

    An alert will be sent if the firmware is Upgraded upgraded. System An alert will be sent if the DNS-323 Temperature device temperature exceeds the set Exceeded threshold. After the alert has been sent, the DNS-323 will power off for safety. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 48: Power Management

    Hibernation by clicking the appropriate radio button. Turn off Hard Set the amount of time before idle Drives drives will shut down. Click Apply to save the settings or Don’t Save Settings to discard the changes. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 49: Raid

    Please note that rebuilding will erase all data on the newly inserted drive. Click Set RAID Type and Re-Format to change the current drive configuration. The DNS-323 allows you to change the drive configuration from Standard to RAID 1, without losing any data D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 50

    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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 51: What Is Raid

    A RAID 1 array can only be as large as it’s smallest member disk. Because the data is stored on both disks, RAID 1 provides fault tolerance and protection, in addition to performance advantages. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 52: Ddns

    Enter your DDNS password or key. Verify Password Re-type the password or key provided by or Key your 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 53: Status

    Clear Print Queue(s) button to remove any print jobs that may be causing your computer to be unable to print. Hard Drive Displays the hard drive information, Info including the disk mode, total size, used and remaining drive space. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 54: Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Support The DNS-323 Support page provides a menu of Support topics explaining the features of the device. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 55: 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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    All available volumes will be displayed under Drive Mapping. Highlight the volume you want to map to your computer. Select an available drive letter from the drop-down menu and click Connect. Once connected, your mapped drive(s) will appear in My Computer. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 57

    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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 58: 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. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 59

    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 Downloads The DNS-323’s Download Scheduling configuration page will appear. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 60: Schedule Downloads

    C o n f i g u r e d ow n l o a d a n d b a ck u p Settings schedules here. Schedule List The Schedule List will display all completed, active, and pending scheduled downloads and backups. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 61: Scheduling Settings

    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. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 62: Bittorrent

    The DNS-323 features a built-in BitTorrent Manager allowing you to Download and Upload Torrents with the DNS-323. Installing BitTorrent To install the BitTorrent program, insert the DNS-323 CD into your CD-ROM and launch the Easy Search Utility. Highlight the DNS-323 and click the BitTorrent button D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 63

    When the BitTorrent installation has completed, the following window will appear to indicate that the DNS-323 is restarting: After restarting, the Easy Search utility shows the BitTorrent installation as a volume on the DNS-323 BitTorrent is appearing as a volume. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 64: Bittorrent Configuration

    After installing the BitTorrent program, you can access the DNS-323 built-in BitTorrent menu by inserting the DNS-323 CD into your CD-ROM and launching the Easy Search Utility. To access the BitTorrent menu access the configuration of the DNS-323. Click Easy Search Utility. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 65

    Section 3 - Configuration Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Configuration to access the web-based utility. The DNS-323 login screen will appear. Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click Downloads. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration On the following screen click on 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 67: Adding A Torrent From Url

    • 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 68: Adding A Torrent From File

    • 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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 69: Torrent Settings

    Maximum download rate, Maximum upload rate and Maximum upload rate when seeding in the appropriate text boxes. Seeding Select the appropriate seeding option from the radio buttons. When you have finished click the Save button. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 70: Downloads Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Downloads Support The DNS-323 features support files to help you with the Downloads features. Click on the Support option to view the Downloads Support files: D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 71: Usb Print Server

    Connect a USB printer to the USB port on the back of the DNS-323. It is important to ensure that any of the printer manufacturer’s drivers are already installed on any computer you want to print from. To add a printer: Click Start, and select Printers and Faxes. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 72

    Section 3 - Configuration Select Add a printer The Windows Add Printer Wizard will launch: ® Click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 73

    Section 3 - Configuration When prompted to choose a local, or network printer, select A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer. Click Next to continue. Select Browse for a printer and click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 74

    Section 3 - Configuration Double-click DNS-323 from the Shared Printers list to expand the tree. Select the available USB printer, and click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 75

    Click Yes to continue. Click OK to continue and select a printer driver. Select the appropriate printer driver from the list and click OK to complete the wizard. If the driver is not in the list, select Have Disk. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 76

    Section 3 - Configuration Insert the print driver CD or browse to the appropriate directory. Select the appropriate driver file, and click Open to continue. Click OK to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 77

    Section 3 - Configuration Verify if the driver is correct, and click OK to continue. The wizard will install the printer drivers, and return a completion screen. Click Finish. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The printer should now appear as an available printer. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 79: Usb Battery Backup

    Turn on the UPS. Turn on the DNS-323. Verify the UPS is properly connected and powered on by going to the Device Information window (pictured on the right) and confirming the UPS is listed in the UPS Info section. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 80: 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. Create a new connection. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 81

    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)” mode. Press OK to finish the setting. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 82

    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-33 User Manual...

  • Page 83

    Section 3 - Configuration Click the Confirm Security Exception button. Press the Connect button to connect to the DNS-323 FTP server. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 84

    Section 3 - Configuration This window indicates you have made a successful connection. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 85: Storing Non-english Character Files

    Follow the Easy Search Utility steps below to change the language of your device if you have chosen to not reformat your hard drives. Insert the DNS-323 CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Easy Search Utility D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 86

    Select the appropriate language from the drop-down menu and click OK. The DNS-323 will restart. Note: Changing the language setting will NOT change the display language of the user interface. It is only for supporting non-English character file names. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 87: Replacing Or Adding A New 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. Note: Formatting a hard drive will erase the data stored on the hard drive. Please backup important data before formatting a hard drive. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 88

    DNS-323 to use RAID 1, click the Reconfigure to RAID 1 check box and click the Next button. Note: Formatting a hard drive will erase the data stored on the hard drive. Please backup important data before formatting a hard drive. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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    Section 3 - Configuration The following message will display when the formatting has completed: Press the Restart button to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 90: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the switch (e.g. rev B1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the device). You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues.

  • Page 91: Warranty

    Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.

  • Page 92

    Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...

  • Page 93

    2180 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6H 5W1. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link.

  • Page 94

    This Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from province to province. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Canada, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Canada, Inc., as...

  • Page 95: Fcc Statement

    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

  • Page 96: Registration

    Appendix C - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.3 March 20, 2009 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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