Sep 29

This article tells you how to setup an FTP server behind a router on D-Link DNS-321/323/343

Step 1: Log into the ShareCenter configuration and click on the Advanced tab and select FTP Server.

Step 2: Setup you users FTP Server Settings For user access and Save settings.

Step 3: Start the FTP server.

If you are behind a router, you will need to forward the FTP port from the router to the ShareCenter. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow FTP Access to the ShareCenter from the Internet. Once the port has been forwarded on the routerusers from the internet will access the FTP server through the WAN IP address of the router.

Step 4: Setup Port Forwarding rule.

**If you are using a D-Link router, such as the WBR-2310 or Any DIR Series Router used in the example below, your port forwarding rule should be similar to the following:

Name -Name the ShareCenter FTP server rule.
IP Address -Enter the IP address of the ShareCenter.
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.
Traffic -Type Set the traffic type to TCP.

Step 5: Save settings.

If you use an FTP port other than 21, then users accessing the FTP server using an FTP client will have to specify the non-standard port, and users who are using a browser will have to specify the port in the URL (e.g.

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Jan 13

Step 1: Open the D-Link DNS-321/323/343 web configuration

Step 2: Click ADVANCED then the LLTD tab on the left hand side

Step 3: Click the Enable radio button for LLTD

Step 4: Click Save Settings

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Dec 13

The ShareCenter 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.

Step 1: Log into the ShareCenter. The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click on Config.

Step 2: Click on the Advanced tab at the top and then click on Quotas on the left-hand side.


By default, all users and groups are displayed on the Quota Settings page. Users and groups are automatically listed on this page, and cannot be deleted. The default quota setting is Unlimited.

Step 3: Click the notepad icon of the user you want to add a quota to.


Step 4: Set a quota amount (MB) for the user and click Apply.

The user, their amount of storage used, and their storage limit will noe be displayed under User Quota Settings.

Step 5: Click Start at the bottom of the page to start the service.

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Dec 13

Step 1: Log into the ShareCenter configuration web interface and click the Tools tab and select E-Mail Alerts on the left side.


Step 2: Select either Account or Anonymous.

Note: Anonymous does not require a User Name or Password to be entered however you must check with your ISP or Email service if anonymous emailing is allowed.

Step 3: Enter the appropriate user name and password for your e-mail account.

Step 4: Enter the IP address or domain name of your outgoing mail server in the SMTP Server field. If you are unsure of this value, contact your e-mail provider.

Step 5: Enter the from e-mail address (e.g. in the Sender E-Mail field. 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.

Step 6: Enter the e-mail address you want to send the alerts to in the Reciever E-Mail field . This address must correspond with the SMTP server configured above.

Step 7: Test the E-Mail Alert by clicking the Test E-Mail button and confirm your settings are correct.


Step 8: Select your E-Mail Alert Types you want to be sent to you and click Save Settings at the top of the menu.


Note: If E-mails notification fail to send please verify the unit has the proper DNS settings in the LAN configuration.

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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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