Jan 30

A good way to test the card is to assign an IP address to the card in the TCP/IP properties for the card in the Network Properties control panel. After you assign the card an IP address and a subnet mask, you can use the ping utility from a DOS prompt to test the card. If you get four replies when pinging, it is another very good sign that the card is functioning properly.

Using the Ping command

Step 1: Open the MS-DOS program on your computer.

Step 2: From the default location, enter the word ping, a space and then the IP address of your network card. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

A response of four replies indicates that the network card is properly installed and that TCP/IP is correctly bound to the card.

Another good way is looking at the card itself. If your computer is up and running and connected to a switch, hub or another computer directly with a crossover cable and the light is illuminated next to where the cable is plugged into it, then that is a good indicator of whether or not the card is working.

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Jan 30

First,The two adapters must be connected to power outlets and electrical wiring which belong to the same electrical system.

Connect the adapter directly to the wall socket instead of a powerstrip/surge protector. Filtering circuits in the surge protector can interfere with power line technology.

The second question:

200Mbps is the theoretical physical rate. Actual throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, and network overhead affects actual throughput rate.

Specific factors which may reduce your effective speeds are power fluctuations EM interference from induction motors such as refrigerators, washer/dryer, microwaves, hair dryers, etc.and poor grounding.

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Jan 30

D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter is an ideal solution for connecting computers, HD media players, game consoles, and network attached storage devices to your home network. Simply connect one adapter to your router and plug it into an existing power outlet to turn every other power outlet in your home into a possible network connection – just plug in additional adapters as needed.

Description

Tap into your existing power outlets to create a home network with D-Link’s PowerLine HD Network Starter Kit. Easy.

D-Link’s Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter is ideal for connecting an Ethernet-enabled digital media device such as a Tivo® or Slingbox™ to your network and the Internet. D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters also enable you to connect gaming consoles like the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, or Nintento Wii™ to the Internet. To top it all off, QoS support helps prioritize your data, enabling smooth video streaming and lag-free gaming.

Conveniently Connect

Connect multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home by attaching a switch or wireless access point to a D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter*. Plus, D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters implement 3DES encryption for securing your connection to help keep your data safe from intruders.

What this product does

D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter (DHP-300) and Starter Kit (DHP-301) take advantage of your home’s existing electrical wiring to create or extend a network*. Turn every power outlet into a possible network connection to connect computers, digital media players, and game consoles throughout your home.

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Jan 30

Step 1: Login to the DES-3526 via Console. For the complete procedure on logging into the management interface via Console, Power cycle the device by pulling the power cable located on the rear panel of the device and reconnecting the power cable.

Step 2: At the boot sequence, immediately after the Please wait, loading Runtime image… process completes, press the Shift and 6 Shift+6 keys on the keyboard simultaneously. The device will now enter Reset Configuration Mode.

How to the reset the password on D-Link DES-3526?

Step 3: At the Reset Configuration command window, type the command reset password and press Enter on the keyboard. Press the Y key to proceed with the system save. Type the command restart and press Enter. Press Y to reboot the DES-3526 after saving the changes.

Note: In the Reset Configuration Mode, you may also reset the device to factory defaults by executing the command reset factory.

How to the reset the password on D-Link DES-3526?

Step 4: All administrator account passwords will be deleted. You will now be able to login to the D-Link DES-3526 without a password.

Note: If you have reset the unit to factory defaults, there is no administrator user name and password by default.

How to the reset the password on D-Link DES-3526?

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Jan 29

Product summary

The D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure offers a quick, yet comprehensive solution for network storage. We really liked the device for its flexibility and useful features, and at the same time wished it supported FAT32 or NTFS hard drives like the Iomega StorCenter Pro. The device can house two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives of any capacity in RAID configurations. It can also be used as an FTP, a DHCP, a UPnP AV, or an iTunes server with an excellent, intuitive Web interface. The DNS-323 comes up big where it matters most: throughput performance. Despite its few flaws and rather bulky power supply, we can easily recommend it to people who are looking for a fast, reliable way to extend their network’s storage and functionalities. If you are looking for a simple NAS solution that already comes with a hard drive, however, the Iomega StorCenter might save you some start-up time and money.

DNS-323

Setup and design

The D-Link DNS-323 boasts a simple, compact design with all the ports (Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and power) on the back. On the front is the hard-drive bay cover that has the power button and three blue activity status LEDs, one for each hard drive and one for the network port.

The DNS-323 doesn’t come with hard drives–leaving you the option to choose what storage capacity to add. It’s very easy to open the device to access its hard drive bays. We found it a bit too easy, in fact. More than once we accidentally opened the cover just by holding the device from the front to lift it up. It would be a lot better if the DNS-323’s face lid had some sort of lock to prevent this. Fortunately, NAS devices are generally not supposed to be portable, and the act of opening the cover doesn’t interfere with the D-Link’s working status. The device can take two 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, preferably of regular thickness: all you have to do is to slide the drives in and they fit in very well. Thinner drives don’t fit as snugly. There’s a release latch for each drive at the back of the device, in case you want to replace the hard drives. You can use just one drive with the DNS-323, but if you want to take advantage of the RAID configuration, the second one is a must.

If you get new hard drives for the DNS-323, all these options work very well and the setup is very convenient. If you want to use hard drives that already contain data, however, it’s a different story. If you have hard drives laying around that are formatted in FAT32 or NTFS file system (supported by Microsoft Windows), the DNS-323 will need to reformat them into Ext2 file system (supported by Linux) before they can be used. This means it’s impossible to move an existing Windows/Mac-friendly hard drive into the DNS-323 without having its data completely wiped. This can also be potentially problematic in case the DNS-323 fails and you want to just hook its hard drives to a Windows computer for data access or recovery. For all the NAS devices (of which the hard drives are user-replaceable) we’ve reviewed to date, the D-Link DNS-323 is the first that supports only the Ext2 file format. This makes the user-replaceable aspect of the device less flexible. The formatting takes a relatively short time depending on the size of the hard drives. In our case, it took about 5 minutes for a drive of 400GB.

lincoln-collector said:

I took a lot of time looking for an Ethernet capable 2-bay system and found several and went through three. You’d think the selection would be better but the selction is pitiful if you want an Ethernet capable NAS.

If you want/need an Ethernet capable NAS this is basically your best choice. After attempting to fill my need with other companies and/or other D-Link products, this is by far the best bang for the buck.

Anthony 110 said:

Fast download and upload, sleek look, runs cool, very quiet, easy setup.Overall a great product for cheap. The download and upload speed are usually around 2.0mb/s. It runs so quietly with the two WD 500GB drives I have in it, runs very cool as well with its little fan. Look sleek and feels fairly solid. I wish it had a few more features but for the money it was well worth it.

jiggysmb said:

Lots of features, you can connect a printer to network it, has iTunes server, FTP server and uPNP sharing(sort of). Most recent firmware added support for 1.5 TB drives so you can have up to 3 TB in this tiny enclosure. Could be portable!

Dlink support staff is usually 6 month behind. I got mine a few weeks before release and the support team had no idea what a DNS323 was. A few months later I had trouble with my original xbox (XBMC) only seeing the root files and support still had no documentation on the device.

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