How to Configure DNS 323 With a Mac

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The DNS 323 is a network storage device manufactured by D-Link. You can connect multiple hard drives to a DNS 323 and then add the device to your local area network by using the gigabit ethernet port on the back. This will turn the DNS 323 into a file server, allowing you to access files over the Internet. If you have never used a DNS 323 with a Mac computer, you will need to manually configure a connection to the device.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later
  • D-Link DNS 323
  • Make sure the D-Link DNS 323 is powered on and connected to your local network with an ethernet cable.

  • Click on the "Finder" icon in the Dock at the bottom of your Mac's screen.

  • Open the "Go" menu at the top of the desktop and select the "Connect to Server" option.

  • Type "smb://" followed by the hostname or IP address of your DNS 323 device in the "Server address" field.

  • Press the plus button next to the "Server address" field if you plan to connect to your DNS 323 often. This will add the device's address to the saved list below.

  • Click on the "Connect" button at the bottom of the window to initiate a connection to the DNS 323. Once the Mac establishes a connection, a new Finder window will open displaying the files on your DNS 323.

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