D-Link DNS-313 User Manual

D-Link DNS-313 User Manual

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents FTP Server..............27 Product Overview..........3 UPnP AV Server.............31 Package Contents............3 iTunes Server............33 System Requirements............4 DHCP Server............36 Introduction..............4 Maintenance..............38 Features................5 Admin Password............38 Hardware Overview............7 System..............40 Front View..............7 Firmware Upgrade..........42 Rear Panel (Connections)........8 E-Mail Alerts............44 Installation............9 Power Management..........48 Hardware Setup..............9 Dynamic DNS ............49 Status..............51 Configuration............11...
  • Page 3: Product Overview

    USB 2.0 Cable Cat 5 Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the DNS-313 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. If any of the items listed above are missing, please contact your reseller.
  • Page 4: System Requirements

    Backup software is also included on the CD. This software allows you to backup your files from a computer to the DNS-313 manually, by a schedule, or in real-time. Real-time backups are a great way to safeguard against unfortunate accidents that may result in the loss of...
  • Page 5: Features

    Note that use of an FTP Server to access files over the Internet does not provide for secure or encrypted transmissions. 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 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. When using the DNS-313 as a USB 2.0 port portable drive, the Network Storage functionality will be disabled. To re-enable Network Storage functionality, please power off the...
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    Activity LED Power Button: Press once to power on the DNS-313. Press again to power off the DNS-313. Drive LED: The LED will be solid BLUE when drive is connected but inactive. The LED will blink when the drive is being accessed, formatted or synchronized.
  • Page 8: Rear Panel (Connections)

    Power Receptacle: The 12V/ 3A power supply connects here. Ethernet Port: A Gigabit Ethernet port that connects the DNS-313 to the local network. USB Port: USB port for connecting to a desktop or notebook as a USB2.0 portable drive. Drive Eject Lever:...
  • Page 9: Installation

    Hardware Setup This section provides unpacking and installation information for the DNS-313. Open the shipping carton for the DNS-313 and carefully unpack its contents. To install the DNS-313 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 10 Note: Should you need to install a new Hard Disk into the DNS-313, you will be required to insert the Ethernet cable between your DNS-313 and router and run the original DCC installation wizard included in the CD Please do not connect the USB cable during this step.
  • Page 11: Configuration

    When first powered on, during the initial boot sequence, the DNS-313 will wait to be assigned an IP address via DHCP. If it does not receive a DHCP assigned IP address, by default it will have a self-assigned IP address of
  • Page 12 Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click ‘Configuration’ Note: After logging in to the DNS-313 for the first time it is recommended to add a password to the admin account. (See p. 37 for details.)
  • Page 13: Web Ui

    Section 3 - Configuration Web UI The DNS-313 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-313 setup wizard, as well as the LAN configuration settings, Device ...
  • Page 14: Setup

    Setup Wizard The DNS-313 has a setup Wizard that allows you to quickly configure some of the basic device settings. When running the DNS-313 setup wizard, the welcome screen details the five steps of the wizard. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • Page 15 Section 3 - Configuration It is recommended you set an admin password here. Enter the new password and re-enter it for confirmation. Click ‘Next’ to continue. Set the appropriate Time Zone and click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • Page 16 Section 3 - Configuration Edit or change the DNS-313 LAN information, or to keep the current settings, click ‘Next’ to continue. Enter a workgroup, name, and description for the DNS-313, or leave the default values and click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • Page 17 Section 3 - Configuration When the wizard completes, click ‘Back’ to go back and make changes or click ‘Restart’ to restart the DNS-313 and save the configuration. While the DNS-313 is restarting, a Loading message will appear.
  • Page 18 Section 3 - Configuration When the login prompt appears, login using the new administrator password.
  • Page 19: Lan Setup

    The Local Area Network settings for the DNS-313 are configured on the LAN page. DHCP Client Selecting DHCP Client will cause the DNS-313 to obtain an IP address from the local DHCP server. Static IP Selecting Static IP requires the user to assign the IP information for the DNS-313 manually.
  • Page 20 Workgroup Assigns a workgroup name to the DNS-313. Name Assigns a name to the DNS-313. The name can be used to access the device from a web browser instead of the IP address, for example, http://DNS-313. Description Assigns a unique device description to the DNS-313.
  • Page 21: Time And Date

    Section 3 - Configuration Time and Date The DNS-313’s Time and Date menu contains several different options for setting the device’s internal clock. It is important that the accurate time is set so that scheduled backups and downloads will be accurate.
  • Page 22 NTP Server Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronizes the DNS-313 with an Internet time server. Enter the IP Address or domain name of the time server you want to sync the DNS-313 with and click ‘Set Time’. Set Date and Time Manually This option allows you to set the time and date manually.
  • Page 23: Advanced

    Advanced Users/Groups The DNS-313 supports up to 64 unique users and 10 unique groups. The users can be specified by groups, or created individually for ease of management, and to aid in organization when setting up access rules and quotas. The users are created to allow access to specific folders on the DNS-313, via FTP or the local...
  • Page 24 Section 3 - Configuration User and Group Creation This section contains required attributes for a new user, including user name and password or create a new Group by assigning a unique group name. User Name Set a unique name for the user. Password Set a unique password for the user.
  • Page 25: Network Access

    Section 3 - Configuration Network Access The Network Access settings allow you to assign users and groups to specific folders or volumes. By default, all users are allowed Read/Write access to all volumes. Before specific user or group rules can be created, the default rules must be deleted.
  • Page 26 Section 3 - Configuration Category Determines whether the access rule will apply to a group or individual user. Group / User Select the group or user the access rule will apply to. Folder Browse to and select the folder or directory you are controlling access to. Permission Set the user or group permission to Read Only or Read/Write.
  • Page 27: Ftp Server

    FTP Server The DNS-313 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-313 at a time.
  • Page 28 Section 3 - Configuration FTP Server Status The current settings and status of the DNS-313 FTP Server are displayed here. FTP Server Settings Category Determines whether the FTP server rule will apply to a group or individual user.
  • Page 29 Lists all defined FTP Rules. If you are behind a router, you will need to forward the FTP port from the router to the DNS-313. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP access to the DNS-313 from the Internet.
  • Page 30 Section 3 - Configuration Name Name the DNS-313 FTP server rule. IP Address Enter the IP address of the DNS-313. Public Port Enter the public FTP port. By default, the port is 21. Private Port Enter the private FTP port. By default, the port is 21.
  • Page 31: Upnp Av Server

    Section 3 - Configuration UPnP AV Server The DNS-313 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-313 will be automatically detected by UPnP AV compatible media players on your local network.
  • Page 32 Section 3 - Configuration Auto Refresh Sets the duration of time to refresh the media files list of the UPnP AV Server. Refresh Click ‘Refresh’ after adding new files to be used by UPnP AV compatible devices.
  • Page 33: Itunes Server

    Section 3 - Configuration iTunes Server The DNS-313 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-313 will be automatically detected in the iTunes program and the music and videos contained in the specified directory will be available to stream over the network.
  • Page 34 Refresh Click ‘Refresh’ after adding new files to be used with iTunes. After enabling the iTunes server on the DNS-313, launch iTunes. When iTunes detects the DNS-313, select it and you will be prompted to enter the iTunes server password.
  • Page 35 Section 3 - Configuration Media stored on the DNS-313 will then be available for use in iTunes.
  • Page 36: Dhcp Server

    Section 3 - Configuration DHCP Server The DNS-313 can also 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 Section 3 - Configuration Ending IP Address Enter the ending IP address for the range of addresses assigned by the DHCP server. Lease Time Sets the duration of time that an IP address will remain assigned to a device.
  • Page 38: Maintenance

    Admin Password The Admin Password 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-313. User Name The administrator user name is admin, and this cannot be changed.
  • Page 39 Section 3 - Configuration New Password Enter the new password. Confirm Password Enter the new password again for confirmation. Click ‘Save Settings’ to save the new password.
  • Page 40: System

    Section 3 - Configuration System The DNS-313 System menu provides options for system restarts, saving and loading configuration settings, and setting idle times. Restart Click ‘Restart’ to reboot the DNS-313.
  • Page 41 Configuration Settings Click ‘Save’ to save the current DNS-313 configuration settings to a file on the local computer. If at a later time you need to reload this configuration after a system reset, browse to the file and click ‘Load’’.
  • Page 42: Firmware Upgrade

    Section 3 - Configuration Firmware Upgrade The DNS-313 Firmware Upgrade menu makes it simple to check for new firmware releases and upload them to the device. Firmware Upgrade This section provides a link to check for new firmware on the D-Link support website.
  • Page 43 Section 3 - Configuration When upgrading the firmware, click ‘Browse’ to select the new firmware file on your local computer. Click ‘Apply’ to begin the firmware upgrade process.
  • Page 44: E-Mail Alerts

    Section 3 - Configuration E-Mail Alerts With the DNS-313 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 45 Section 3 - Configuration E-Mail Alert Settings This section contains the configuration settings for the outgoing e-mail account and the receiving e-mail account. 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.
  • Page 46 Section 3 - Configuration Sender E-Mail Enter the “from” e-mail address (e.g. alerts@dns313.com). This field does not require a valid e-mail address. However, if your e-mail client is filtering spam, make sure you allow this address to be received. Receiver E-Mail Enter the e-mail address you want to send the alerts to.
  • Page 47 An alert will be sent if the admin password is changed. Firmware Upgraded An alert will be sent if the firmware is upgraded. System Temperature Exceeded An alert will be sent if the DNS-313 device temperature exceeds the set threshold.
  • Page 48: Power Management

    Section 3 - Configuration Power Management The DNS-313 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 Management Enable or Disable Power Management on the DNS-313.
  • Page 49: Dynamic Dns

    Section 3 - Configuration Dynamic DNS (DDNS) The DDNS feature allows you to host a server (Web, FTP, Game Server, etc…) using a domain name that you have purchased (www.whateveryournameis.com) with your dynamically assigned IP address. Most broadband Internet Service Providers assign dynamic (changing) IP addresses. Using a DDNS service provider, your friends can enter in your domain name to connect to your server no matter what your IP address is.
  • Page 50 Section 3 - Configuration Enable DDNS Click to enable the DDNS function. Server Address Choose your DDNS provider from the drop down menu.. Host name Enter the Host Name that you registered with your DDNS service provider. Username or Key Enter the Username for your DDNS account.
  • Page 51: Status

    Section 3 - Configuration Status Device Info LAN Info Displays the local network settings of the DNS-313.
  • Page 52 Section 3 - Configuration Device Info Displays the workgroup, name, description and system temperature of the DNS-313. Hard Drive Info Displays the hard drive information, including the total capacity, used and unused drive space.
  • Page 53: Help

    Section 3 - Configuration Help The DNS-313 Help page provides a menu of Help topics explaining the features of the device.
  • Page 54 The Easy Search Utility included in the CD provides many useful functions help you to discover the device, assign the IP address, mapping a drive, and connect to the device GUI. To run the Easy Search Utility, insert the DNS-313 CD into your CD-ROM drive, and click Easy Search Utility.
  • Page 55 Section 3 - Configuration Network Storage Device The Easy Search Utility displays any DNS-313 devices it detects on the network here. Refresh Refreshes the device list. Configuration Click ‘Configuration’ to access the Web UI of the DNS-313. Configure the LAN Settings for the DNS-313 here.
  • Page 56: 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-313 CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click the ‘Easy Search Utility’. The Easy Search Utility will load and detect any DNS-313 devices that are on the local network.
  • Page 57 Section 3 - Configuration Highlight an available DNS-313. Available volumes will be displayed under Drive Mapping. Highlight the volume you want to map. Select an available drive letter from the drop-down menu and click ‘Connect’. Once connected, your mapped drive(s) will appear in My Computer.
  • Page 58 Section 3 - Configuration Double-click on the mapped drive to access the files and folders.
  • Page 59: Downloads

    Section 3 - Configuration Downloads The DNS-313 Schedule Download feature allows you to set up scheduled folder or file downloads and backup sessions. Begin by accessing the configuration of the DNS-313: Click ‘Easy Search Utility’. Highlight an available DNS-313 and click ‘Configuration’ to access the web-based utility.
  • Page 60 Section 3 - Configuration Type admin for the username and leave the password field blank. Click ‘Downloads’. The DNS-313 Schedule Downloads configuration will appear.
  • Page 61: Scheduling

    Section 3 - Configuration Scheduling Scheduling Settings Configure download and backup schedules here. Schedule List The Schedule List will display all completed, active, and pending scheduled downloads and backups.
  • Page 62: Scheduling Settings

    Section 3 - Configuration Scheduling Settings Login Method Select the appropriate login method to access the files for download. If the site requires login credentials, select Account and enter a valid username and password. Type Select File or Folder, depending on what you want to download or backup. Enter the URL of the site or server you are initiating a transfer from.
  • Page 63 By default all local backups and file/folder downloads are in Overwrite mode, meaning that identical files in the destination folder will be overwritten by the source files. Checking Incremental Backup will have the DNS-313 compare identical file names at the...
  • Page 64: Status

    Section 3 - Configuration Status Schedule List The Schedule List will display all completed, active, and pending scheduled downloads and backups.
  • Page 65: Direct Attached Storage Function

    (Please refer to “Installation”). The DAS function will not work without the system being installed. The DNS-313 features a built-in Direct Attached Storage function to allow the DNS-313 to function as a USB 2.0 Portable Drive. Just plug it into your computer and it installs automatically with Windows 2000, XP, or Vista computers.
  • Page 66 Section 3 - Configuration Turn on the Power Button of the DNS-313, In Windows 2000, XP and Vista the DNS-313 will automatically install upon power-on. Open My Computer and the new drive will be present. By default it will use the first available drive letter.
  • Page 67 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.

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