Mar 21

Make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet, Broadjump, or Enternet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. Do not disable until you´ve downloaded the firmware in Step 1. Please make sure that your modem is not also a router. If it is or you do not know, please contact your ISP and change the modem to Bridge mode.

Step 1: Log into the web-based configuration by typing in the IP address of the router (default:192.168.0.1) in your web browser. Select Admin as the username and type in your password. Leave blank if you have not created or changed your password.

Note: The address 192.168.0.1 is NOT on the Internet. The web-based configuration is built-in to the router.

If the router is already online, you will be taken to the STATUS page after logging in. If this is the case, the router is connected and you do not need to continue with this FAQ.

Step 2: Click the Setup tab and then click Internet on the left side.

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Step 3: Click on the Manual Configure button.

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Step 4: Select PPPoE (username/password) from the My Internet Connection is drop down menu and enter the following settings:

# Address Mode: Select the Dynamic IP radio button, unless your ISP (Internet Service Provider) supplied you with a static IP address.
# Username and Password: Enter the username and password your ISP gave you. In most cases your username is the same as your email address provided by your internet provider (example: yourname@yourisp.com).
# Reconnect Mode: Should be set to On Demand
# MTU and Maximum Idle Time: Should be left at the defaults (MTU: 1492 / Maximum Idle Time: 20) unless specifically instructed otherwise by your ISP.

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Step 5: Click on the Save Setting button to save the changes.

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If you are connected to the Internet; your Cable Status and Network Status will say Connected,you will have an IP Address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS Server and Secondary DNS Server. If you do not, click on the Renew Button.

Step 6: Click on Status tab and Device Setting on the left side.

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Mar 21

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DIR series router into the address bar (default is http://192.168.0.1). Press Enter

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click on OK.

Step 3: Click on the Setup tab at the top and then click on Wireless Settings on the lefthand side.

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Step 4: From the Wireless Security Mode dropdown menu, select WPA-Personal encryption.

Step 5: From the WPA Mode dropdown, Under WPA, select the form of WPA you would like to use.

Use WPA or WPA2 mode to achieve a balance of strong security and best compatibility. This mode uses WPA for legacy clients while maintaining higher security with stations that are WPA2 capable. Also the strongest cipher that the client supports will be used.

For best security, use WPA2 Only mode. This mode uses AES(CCMP) cipher and legacy stations are not allowed access with WPA security.

For maximum compatibility, use WPA Only. This mode uses TKIP cipher. Some gaming and legacy devices work only in this mode. To achieve better wireless performance use WPA2 Only security mode (or in other words AES cipher).

Step 6: In the Pre-Shared Key box, enter the desired Pre-shared key.

This is the “password” that allows communication between you’re encrypted client (e.g. the PSP or your wireless computer) and the encrypted wireless signal coming from the router. This password must contain at least 8 characters, the characters can be anything you can create from your keyboard.

Step 7: Click on Save Settings to save your settings.

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Mar 21

Virtual Server – is used to forward a specific external port to an internal port in a one port to one port relationship. This would allow WAN side connections to come to the LAN side of your network. Virtual Server settings are commonly used for Port Redirection, when you use a public port that is different from the private port. This use is common if you are accessing multiple cameras. For for ease of use, you keep the cameras all on port 80 to view the web interface, but because the router will only allow port 80 to be opened to one IP, you would use Virtual server to redirect other ports to the LAN side cameras on port 80.

Example: In Virtual Server you would set your first camera as public port 81, private port of 80 and set it private IP accordingly. Then make the second camera public port 82, private port 80 and set its private IP accordingly. Internally (from LAN) both camera can be accessed at their IP address and port 80. From the outside(from WAN) they are access from the WAN ip address and their respective Public port, camera one at 81 and camera two at 82. http://wan-ip-address:81 typed into your browser will show you the web page of camera one.

Port Forwarding – is used to allow data to come from the WAN (Internet) and pass through the firewall to the destination ip address(s). This is used when a device or application behind the firewall of your router needs access to a range of ports to function properly. (E.g. online games or gaming consoles, FTP servers and network cameras.)
However, no two devices or machines on the LAN side of the router can use the same port number at the same time.

Example: In the case of the camera above, for Virtual Server, you kept the HTTP port as 80 and used Virtual Server to make the public port 81. To cover the streaming ports, Audio, Video, and control (DCS-5300G) you will have to set each port range unique to each camera and put those ranges in Port Forwarding. You can keep 5001-5003 for camera one but need to make camera two unique, may be 5004-5006.

In the end you will have used the Virtual Server for redirection and the Port Forwarding rules to allow a range of ports through the router to a LAN side device.

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Mar 21

DNS-321 Overview

The D-Link® 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-321) is the perfect way to store, share, and safeguard your documents, music, videos, and photos. With the D-Link tool-less installation, easily insert up to two SATA drives1 without any tools or attaching any cables. Additionally, the built-in UPnP™ AV media server enables streaming of digital content to compatible network media players (such as those found in the D-Link MediaLounge™ product line) as well as popular media player applications used in computers.

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PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE

The availability of four different hard drive modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1) allows you to choose the configuration best suited for your needs. Standard mode creates two separately accessible hard drives.

With the included feature-rich backup software, you can create schedules and rules including real-time full or incremental backups. The Web-based configuration software allows users to establish storage quotas for specific users and groups. The DNS-321 can automatically back up your data regardless of the Operating System (OS) of your computer (Windows®, Mac®, or Linux®). The DNS-321 also features a built-in FTP server2 to access files through the Internet.

With its sleek design and quiet cooling fans, the DNS-321 can be easily placed on your desk at home or in the office. Utilizing SATA hard drives and gigabit connectivity, the 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-321) is a high performance, cost-effective solution for your home or small office data storage needs.

Features

* D-Link Green Product
* Store Digital Content from Multiple Computers into a Central Location
* Stream Music, Photos, & Videos to Compatible UPnP AV-enabled Media Players
* Access Stored Data Away from Home with the Built-in FTP Server
* Supports Four Different Hard Drive Modes (Standard, JBOD, RAID 0, and RAID 1)

User Reviews

cmscogins said:

Pros: Price
Size
Low Noise
Easy Installation
Cons: Limited setup instructions
Summary: This NAS was very easy to set up right out of the box. It is very compact and quiet. The price was very good for all of the features.

mark_dickson said:

Pros: Speed – compared to other consumer NAS devices, this one is very quick. Flexibility – you can use 1 or 2 drives of any size you want. Price – for the money, its great that you get a fast NAS with basic RAID abilities

Cons: User permissions could be a little more straight forward, a speedy eSATA port would be great to add additional storage

Summary: I have two LaCie NAS drives and this Dlink DNS-321 NAS hooked up to my network currently and this is by far my favorite because of its flexibility and its speed. It is way faster than either LaCie drives I have and tests very well compared to other NAS drives on sites such as Small Net Builder (a little faster than its DNS-323 sibling overall too). Don’t get me wrong, there is still room for improvement with its speed as I have an old computer with Ubuntu server running as a network file server and its gig ports blow even this Dlink away, but compared to other reasonably priced consumer NAS drives this is great.

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Mar 21

D-Link, a provider of end-to-end computer networking solutions, announced that two of its xStack storage area network, or “SAN,” storage products have earned VMware Ready status and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

D-Link’s (News – Alert) xStack SAN storage products, DSN-3200-10 and DSN-5210-10, had to pass an extensive VMware-specified evaluation, interoperability criteria and testing process, in order to ensure that these products make best use of VMware technology, and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

These solutions are the company’s xStack iSCSI SAN arrays that represent the next generation of storage technology for businesses of all sizes, such as the enterprise market.

The xStack SAN Array DSN-3200-10 is designed to provide a reliable network data storage solution for customers in entry-level and SMB segments. It leverages a 10Gbit iSCSI system-on-a-chip solution that can handle more than 80,000 I/Os per second and can be implemented as nearline storage to supplement the primary IP network storage solution or can be utilized as a basic backup and recovery device.

The other device, the DSN-5210, is also a xStack SAN array that utilizes a 10Gbit iSCSI SoC. In addition, it is capable of supporting 24TB raw capacity using 2TB hard drives in each of the 12 hot swappable SAS (News – Alert)/SATA disk drive bays.

“Server consolidation provides a triad of benefits through flexibility, scaling and redundancy. Our VMware Ready xStack Storage SAN arrays can form a solid foundation for customers by providing a fast, reliable and cost-effective solution that can scale with their future needs,” said AJ Wang, chief technology officer at D-Link. “This verification from VMware adds to our credibility as a major iSCSI SAN array vendor for the business marketplace.”

“As an alternative to expensive Fibre Channel and slower software-based iSCSI solutions, D-Link’s xStack SAN Storage solutions deliver cost-efficient features for IT managers looking for a robust and expandable storage solution,” Wang said.

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