D-Link's DNS-323 device connects directly to a network, providing network backup and file-sharing functionality with its built-in hard drive. Users can enable and configure an FTP server on the DNS-323, setting up peruser file access settings and global FTP server settings. Up to 10 users can be connected to the DNS-323's FTP server at once, on the local network or over the Internet. The D-Link's FTP server allows downloading and uploading to the device using standard tools included with every operating system, including Windows Explorer.
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Things you need
- D-Link DNS-323 CD
Insert the DNS-323 CD into the CD drive of your computer.
Click on "Easy Search Utility" in the D-Link window that appears.
Click on the DNS-323 device in the list that appears and click on "Configuration."
Type "admin" into the username box on the login page and the DNS-323's password into the password box. Leave the password box blank, if you haven't set a custom password.
Click on "Configuration."
Click on "Advanced" at the top of the page and "FTP Server" at the left side.
Click on the "User" box and click on a user name, or configure settings for all accounts by clicking on the "All Accounts" box.
Allow access to all files and folders by clicking on "Root" or select a specific folder by clicking on "Browse," browsing to the folder and clicking on "Open."
Define read/write permissions by clicking on the "Permissions" box and clicking on a setting.
Click on "Add."
Set the maximum users that can be connected to the FTP server at the same time by clicking on the "Max User" box and clicking on a number in the list.
Set a specific port for the FTP server by typing it into the "Port" box.
Click on "Apply."
Tips and warnings
- Forward port 21 to the DNS-323 on your router, if you want to access it over the Internet. Consult your router's documentation for more information.
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