Hardware Overview Front Panel USB LED: The USB LED will blink green when a USB drive is being connected. When the USB drive is fully connected the USB LED will appear solid green. The USB LED blinks red when the drive is being disconnected. Power LED: Solid green Ethernet LED: Solid green
indicates a good power
indicates an Ethernet connection.
Blinking green indicates activity on the Ethernet network. Rear Panel Disconnect button: Press this Reset button: This button
button to safely disconnect USB
will restore the DNS-120
drives from the DNS-120.
factory default settings. USB Ports: Connects Ethernet Port: Connects to
Receptor for the
your USB drives to
your router or switch using
the included Ethernet cable. Adapter
Hardware Installation Attach the provided Ethernet cable to the Ethernet Port on the rear panel of the DNS-120. Attach the other end of the provided Ethernet cable to an available Ethernet port on your router or switch. Attach the Power Adapter to the power receptor on the rear panel of the DNS-120. Attach your USB drive(s) to the USB port(s) on the rear panel of the DNS-120.
Configuring the DNS-120
Insert the DNS-120 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. Click on Launch D-Link Easy Search Utility Select the DNS-120 Click the Configuration button
Configuring the DNS-120 (continued)
The logon screen will appear. Typeadmin for the User Name and leave the Password field blank. ClickConfig
Once you have logged in, the Home screen will appear. ClickRun Wizard
Configuring the DNS-120 (continued)
You will see the following screen. ClickNext Set up your new password. You have the option to establish a password. There is no password by default. ClickNext Choose your Time Zone. Select the appropriate time zone from the pull-down menu. ClickNext
Configuring the DNS-120 (continued) Select LAN Connection Type Leave DHCP Client enabled if your network contains a DHCP server. If not, select Static IP and enter the IP address information to be used for the DNS-120. The IP address of the DNS-120 should be in the same range as your network. ClickNext Set Additional Information Enter the workgroup name of your network. Enter a name for the DNS-120. Enter a description for the DNS-120. ClickNext ClickRestart
The DNS-120 Setup Wizard is complete! Please close all web browser windows. Use the Easy Search Utility to locate and continue further configuration of the DNS-120.
Mapping Drive Letters
Launch the D-Link Easy Search Utility as shown on page 4. Select the appropriate folder listing. Select a drive letter to assign. Click the Connect button.
A message will appear indicating the success of the operation.
Press the Disconnect button on the rear panel of the DNS-120.
The USB LED will flash red for a few seconds and turn off.
You may now safely remove both USB drives.
NOTE: Both drives are disconnected when the Disconnect button is pressed. You must remove both drives from the USB ports. This is a safety feature to reduce the risk of data loss. After both drives have been removed you may reconnect a drive at any time.
Enabling FTP Access
You can enable FTP access to allow Internet/Intranet users FTP access to the drive(s) or folder(s) that you want to share.
Unless additional precautions are taken, use of an FTP server to access files over the Internet does not provide secure or encrypted transmission. It is recommended that
the end user utilize a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to establish a secure FTP session. Select the DNS-120 Click the Configuration button Select the Advanced tab Select the FTP Server button Click the Open button
Enabling FTP Access (continued) Select a volume or folder Click OK
Press apply to save settings and start the FTP server.
The FTP Server Status is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to confirm the FTP Server has been started.
Enabling FTP Access (continued)
The DNS-120 uses the standard FTP port assignment of 21. You will need to adjust your routerâ€™s virtual server configuration to include the DNS-120 FTP server IP and port. Additional filtering and firewall settings may need to be modified on your router to allow Internet access to the DNS-120.
After configuring your router and DNS-120, you should be able to FTP to the DNS-120 using a web browser or FTP client.
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our website, or by phone. Tech Support for customers within the United States: D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone: (877) 453-5465 24 hours a day, seven days a week. D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.com email:email@example.com Tech Support for customers within Canada: D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone: (800) 361-5265 Monday to Friday 7:30am to 12:00am EST D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.ca email:firstname.lastname@example.org