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    Shared NAS (DNS-323)
    I have a shared NAS at home (DNS-323 to be more specific) and I'm planning to get a MBP. Will I have any problems using the NAS that's already in use by my PCs at home? I would hate to lose my pictures, or not be able to share files between my PC/Mac via the NAS.

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    Believe we have several members using that D-Link model including one of the mods.

    Edited your title so maybe one of those will find your post.
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    Since it's a NAS, you should be able to access it from your Mac without any problems. The D-Link website is a little vague on the specifics..but it says it supports Windows, Mac and Linux..the common thing to do is to access the NAS using SAMBA (SMB/CIFS) from your Windows and Mac..that way everything stays consistent..

    I have a NetGear ReadyNAS that I was sharing between a PC and Linux machine..and now PC and Mac machine..my user directory on the NAS is connected to the Mac over AFP, while the shared Music, Video ad Picture folders is connected to all machines using SAMBA..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    I have a shared NAS at home (DNS-323 to be more specific) and I'm planning to get a MBP. Will I have any problems using the NAS that's already in use by my PCs at home? I would hate to lose my pictures, or not be able to share files between my PC/Mac via the NAS.
    No, the DNS-323 uses SMB, along with other standard protocols that will work fine with your Mac.

    (Edit: I'm the mod who has a DNS-323 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    No, the DNS-323 uses SMB, along with other standard protocols that will work fine with your Mac.

    (Edit: I'm the mod who has a DNS-323 )
    Awesome! Do I have to reformat the drive to a FAT32 format though? (Won't be hard) I'm pretty sure it's NTFS right now.

    Are there are any special steps needed to have the DNS-323 work correctly or is it smooth sailing?

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    No, the DNS-323 uses ext2, but that's irrelevant since it's native OS (Linux) handles filesystem chores. In short, you don't need to worry about the host's filesystem when you're sharing over a network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    No, the DNS-323 uses ext2, but that's irrelevant since it's native OS (Linux) handles filesystem chores. In short, you don't need to worry about the host's filesystem when you're sharing over a network.
    Great! Looks like it'll be smooth sailing then. Thanks again for the help!

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    So I finally got home and unboxed my new mac I'm not able to see the DNS-323 as shared under Finder. Am I doing it wrong?

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    Is your NAS set up to use DHCP or a static IP address? Have you tried connecting to it by going to the Go menu in Finder and Connect to Server?
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    I was playing around and got it to work. I restarted the NAS and accessed it from my desktop which is directly connected via ethernet cable and it magically appeared on my mac

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    Dns 320
    Hi all,

    sorry to dig up an old thread, but i am having a problem with my Dlink NAS DNS 320. Wonder if any of the experts out there can help me!

    I have set up the NAS as instructed. It is working fine on my Windows laptop. However, in my iMac, i am unable to see the folders in the NAS using my finder. I also have problem shutting down my iMac after i get connected to the NAS.

    Thanks you all for your help!

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    Not familiar with the DNS-320, as I have the 323. But I did find with my particular device that I had to set a static DNS name in my HOSTS file on my Mac to make name resolution easier.

    Did you set a static IP on your NAS?
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    I just tried setting my NAS to static IP. Still faces the same problem.

    How do i go about setting a static DNS name in my HOSTS file on my Mac?

    Thanks!

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    Once you've setup a static IP address on the NAS, modify the file "/etc/hosts" and then add the IP and give it a name..

    Right now you'll see something like "127.0.0.1 localhost" for starters..

    Once you've put the name and static IP, you should be able to "ping" that name and it should immediately resolve the IP and ping the NAS..

    Regards

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    the file "/etc/hosts" is a document file? i tried to open it and replace the 127.0.0.1 with the static IP address given to my NAS. However i was not able to save the file. I have already set permission to save the file.

    And how do i actually "ping"?

    Thanks!

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