D-Link DNS-323 User Manual

D-Link DNS-323 User Manual

Dns-323 2-bay network storage enclosure
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Users and Groups ..........24 Quotas ............. 25 Contacting Technical Support ........68 Network Access ..........28 FTP Server ............30 Warranty ..............69 UPnP AV Server ..........33 Registration ..............74 iTunes Server ........... 34 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 3: Product Overview

    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.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    3 Note that use of an FTP Server to access files over the Internet does not provide for secure or encrypted transmissions. 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 5: Features

    4 Note that use of an FTP Server to access files over the Internet does not provide for secure or encrypted transmissions. 5 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 6: Hardware Overview

    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.
  • Page 7: Rear Panel (Connections)

    Reset Button Power Receptacle: The 12V 3A / 5V 3A power supply connects here. Ethernet Port: A Gigabit Ethernet port that connects the DNS-323 to a network. USB Port: USB Print Server port for connecting a USB printer. Drive Eject Lever: Use the provided levers to eject the hard drives.
  • Page 8: Installation

    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.
  • Page 9 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” into the connector. Some hard drives that are thin or oddly shaped may need to be guided carefully into position.
  • Page 10 Section  - 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 11: Configuration

    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 12: 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...
  • Page 13: Login Screen

    Click Configuration When logging into the DNS-323 for the first time, you will be asked to choose a drive configuration and format the drives. There are four 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.
  • Page 14: Configure The Hard Drive Settings

    When prompted to configure the Hard Drive Settings: Select the type of hard drive configuration, Standard, JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1. A warning message appears informing you that your drives will be formatted and all data erased. Click OK to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 15 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. 37 for details.) D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 16 Section 3 - Configuration After logging in, you will be redirected to the DNS-323 web UI: D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Web Ui

    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 ...
  • Page 18: Setup

    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.
  • Page 19 Section 3 - Configuration Set the appropriate Time Zone and click Next to continue. Edit or change the DNS-323 LAN information, or to keep the current settings, click Next to continue. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 20 Section 3 - Configuration Enter a 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.
  • Page 21 Section 3 - Configuration The DNS-323 will restart. When the login prompt appears, login using the new administrator password. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 22: Lan

    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 Link Speed by default, but can be manually set to 100Mbps or 1000Mbps. DHCP Client...
  • Page 23: Device Settings

    Section 3 - Configuration Device Settings 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...
  • Page 24: Advanced

    Users and Groups The DNS-323 supports up to 64 unique users. The users can be added to a group, or used individually. The users and groups are created to allow access to specific folders on the DNS-323, via FTP or the local network.
  • Page 25: Quotas

    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.
  • Page 26: 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 27 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 28: Network Access

    Oplocks are designed to increase network performance when it comes to network file sharing however when using file-based database applications it is recommended to set the share oplocks to No(off). D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 29 DNS-323 you may try to improve performance by setting Oplocks to No(off). 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.
  • Page 30: Ftp Server

    FTP Server The DNS-323 is equipped with a built in FTP Server. The server is easy to configure and allows users access to important data whether they are on the local network or at a remote location. 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.
  • Page 31 Northern European, Central European, Traditional and Simplified Chinese as well as Cyrillic codepage 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 32 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 33: 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 34: 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 to stream over the network.
  • Page 35 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 in the iTunes server password.
  • Page 36: 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 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.
  • Page 37: Tools

    Tools Admin The Admin menu allows you to set a password for the admin account. It is recommended to set an admin account password when first configuring the DNS-323. The administrator user name is User Name admin, and this cannot be changed.
  • Page 38: Time

    Section 3 - Configuration Time The DNS-323 Time page contains several different options for setting the device’s internal clock. It is important that accurate time is set so that scheduled backups and downloads will be accurate. NTP Server Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DNS-323 with an Internet time server.
  • Page 39: System

    Section 3 - Configuration System The DNS-323 System menu provides options for system restarts, saving and loading configuration settings, and setting idle times. Restart Click Restar t to reboot the DNS-323. Restore Click Restore to reset the DNS-323 Defaults to its factory default settings. This will erase all previous configuration changes.
  • Page 40: Firmware

    Section 3 - Configuration Firmware The DNS-323 Firmware menu makes it simple to check for new firmware releases and upload them to the device. This section provides a link to Firmware check for new firmware on the Upgrade D-Link support website.
  • Page 41: E-Mail Alerts

    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.
  • Page 42 Enter the e-mail address you want E-Mail to send the alerts to. 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 43 Firmware An alert will be sent if the firmware Upgraded is 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.
  • Page 44: 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. Power E n a b l e o r D i s a b l e Po w e r Management Management on the DNS-323.
  • Page 45: Raid

    Section 3 - Configuration RAID The DNS-323 supports four different disk configuration types: Standard, where each drive is a unique volume, JBOD, which combines both drives in a linear fashion to create one volume, as well as RAID 0 and RAID 1.
  • Page 46: 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...
  • Page 47: Ddns

    Enter your DDNS username or key. Password or Key Enter your DDNS password or key. Verify Password Re-enter your password or key. or Key Timeout Enter the timeout time in hours. Status Displays your DDNS status. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Status

    Printer Info Displays information for a connected USB printer. If your computer is having problems printing to the DNS-323, you can click the Clear Print Queue(s) button to remove any print jobs that may be causing your computer to be unable to print.
  • Page 49: 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 50: 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.
  • Page 51 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. Available volumes will be displayed under Drive Mapping. Highlight the volume you want to map.
  • Page 52 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 53: Download Scheduling

    Section 3 - Configuration Download Scheduling The DNS-323 Download Scheduling feature allows you to set up scheduled folder or file downloads and backup sessions. Begin by accessing the configuration of the DNS-323: Click Easy Search Utility. Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Configuration to access the web-based utility.
  • Page 54 Section 3 - Configuration The DNS-323 login screen will appear: Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click Schedule Downloads. The DNS-323 Download Scheduling configuration will appear. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 55: Schedule Downloads

    Schedule List The Schedule List will display all completed, active, and pending s c h e d u l e d d o w n l o a d s a n d backups. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 56: Scheduling Settings

    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.
  • Page 57: Usb Print Server

    The DNS-323 features a built-in USB print server, giving users the ability to share a printer on their local network. 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.
  • Page 58 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 59 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 60 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 61 Click Next 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 62 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 63 Section 3 - Configuration Verify 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...
  • Page 64 Section 3 - Configuration The printer should now appear as an available printer. D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...
  • Page 65: Storing Non-English Character Files

    Section 3 - Configuration Storing non-English Character Files If you are using firmware 1.04, by default the DNS-323 will support Unicode which is an industry standard allowing computers to consistently represent and manipulate text expressed in most of the world’s writing formats. However, if you were using an earlier version of firmware (1.03 or earlier) and have just upgraded to 1.04, Unicode will not be...
  • Page 66 Section 3 - Configuration Highlight an available DNS-323 and click Language. 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.
  • Page 67: 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).
  • Page 68: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the switch (e.g. rev A1)) • 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 69: 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 70 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 71: Disclaimer Of Other Warranties

    • The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt.
  • Page 72: Limitation Of Liability

    This Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 73: 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 74: 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 1.2 January 29, 2008 D-Link DNS-33 User Manual...

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