How to Set up a DNS-323 FTP Server

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How to Set up a DNS-323 FTP Server
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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

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  1. 1

    Insert the DNS-323 CD into the CD drive of your computer.

  2. 2

    Click on "Easy Search Utility" in the D-Link window that appears.

  3. 3

    Click on the DNS-323 device in the list that appears and click on "Configuration."

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Click on "Configuration."

  6. 6

    Click on "Advanced" at the top of the page and "FTP Server" at the left side.

  7. 7

    Click on the "User" box and click on a user name, or configure settings for all accounts by clicking on the "All Accounts" box.

  8. 8

    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."

  9. 9

    Define read/write permissions by clicking on the "Permissions" box and clicking on a setting.

  10. 10

    Click on "Add."

  11. 11

    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.

  12. 12

    Set a specific port for the FTP server by typing it into the "Port" box.

  13. 13

    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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