Nov 30

**WARNING** Read Before Upgrading Firmware.

New firmware for the DNS-323 often affects the way hard drives are formatted and the way files are handled.

To avoid potential complications and loss of files, please back up all files to another location before upgrading firmware.

After the upgrade, re-format your hard drives if upgrading from Shipping firmware 1.00 or 1.01 and if hard drives are formatted in EXT3.

Once the hard drives have been re-formatted, it will be safe to move your files back onto the DNS.

Step 1: Download the latest firmware from

Step 2: Once you’ve downloaded the firmware, open a web browser and log into your D-Link DNS-323.

Step 3: Enter your username (admin) and your password. Click Configuration to enter the web configuration for the device.

Step 4: Click on the Tools tab and then the Firmware button on the left side. Click on the Browse button and browse to the .bin (or .dlf) file you downloaded in Step 1. Highlight the file by clicking on it once and click Open.


Step 5: Click Apply. It may take a up to 30 seconds for the upgrade to complete. Click on the Continue button. The firmware is now upgraded.

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Nov 30

Step1: Open a web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and enterhttp://dlinkrouter.local. /. You can also enter the IP address of the router ( XP users should enter http://dlinkrouter.



Step 2: When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.



Step 3: If the router automatically detects your Internet connection type, skip to step 5. If not, then select your Internet connection and click Next to continue.



Step 4: Cable users (DHCP) click Next to continue.


DSL (PPPoE) users enter your PPPoE User Name and Password supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Click Next to continue.



Step 5: For both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, create a name for your Wi-Fi Network and a password. Your wireless devices (i.e., tablets, smartphones, and laptops) will need to have this information entered to be able to connect to your wireless network.



Step 6: Continue with the Setup Wizard to finish configuring your DIR-817LW/818LW router. Once completed, the Internet LED will turn green indicating that your router is connected to the Internet.


Note: Setting up “mydlink” is optional and not required for the router to function.


Congratulations! You have completed the router installation

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Nov 30

The Easy Search Utility makes it simple to map drives to your computer. To get started, insert the DNS-321/323/343 CD into your CD-ROM and launch the Easy Search Utility.

Step 1: Select an available DNS-321/323/343.

Note: Available volumes will be displayed under Drive Mapping. Highlight the drive you want to map.

Step 2: Select an available drive letter from the drop-down menu and click Connect.

Once connected, your mapped drives(s) will appear in My Computer as network drives.


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Nov 29

Step 1: On your Android device, select the Settings icon.


Step 2: Under Settings, choose Wireless & networks.


Step 3: Select Wi-Fi settings.


Step 4: If Wi-Fi is not already turned on, tap the checkmark next to Wi-Fi to turn it on. When Wi-Fi is enabled, available SSID’s will appear below. Encrypted networks will be indicated with a padlock icon. Select the network to which youd like to connect.

Step 5: If password protected, type in your password and select Connect.


You should now be connected to your network.


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Nov 29


Step 1: Log into the ShareCenter and go to the Advanced tab click RAID on the left side of the screen.


Step 2: Click Enable Auto-Rebuild then click the Apply button.


Step 3: Click the Status tab and verify the Sync Time Remaining. Once the Sync Time Remaining is Completedthe RAID is now in sync.



Note: If sync time turns returns to 0 minutes and has a message Sync Time Remaining: Degraded still. You can perform a Disk Diagnostic to determine which drive is failing. To do this go to the Maintenance tab and click the Disk Diagnostic tab on the left hand side. Next select your drive(s) you wish to test and click Start.


Note: You can configure e-mail alerts to alert you when rebuilding is complete or the status becomes degraded.


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