The Wizard is an easy to use utility for basic setup of the DNS-321. Here you will configure the administrator's password, time, LAN connection type, and additional settings of your DNS-321.
Step 1: Click 'Run Wizard' to begin.
Step 2: Click 'Next' on this introductory screen.
Step 3: Set Password - Enter the new administrator's password here. Enter it a second time for verification. Click 'Next'.
Step 4: Choose Time Zone - Choose your time zone from the drop down list. Click 'Next'.
Step 5: Select LAN Connection Type - Choose DHCP Client or Static IP. DHCP Client should be selected if there is a DHCP server on the network. Static IP should be selected when a DHCP server is not on the network. If you select Static IP, enter the required information.
Step 6: Set Additional Information - Enter a workgroup name, device name, and device description here. If you do not need to change these, you can leave the default entries in place. Click 'Next'.
Step 7: Click 'Completed' to save your settings and reboot the system.
Gateway IP Address
Link Speed - Select either 'Auto', '100', or '1000'. 'Auto' should work in all scenarios. However, if you are experiencing connectivity issues, try changing to '100' or '1000' depending on what type of network you have.
Dynamic (Obtain IP Address from a DHCP server)
By selecting 'DHCP Client', the DNS-321 will act as a DHCP client and obtain its LAN IP settings from the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on the local network. By default, the DNS-321 is set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server on your network. If a DHCP server is not available, the DNS-321 will set an IP address of 192.168.0.32 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and will periodically search for a DHCP server on the network.
Static IP (Assign a Fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, DNS1 and DNS2)
If necessary, you can assign a static IP address to the DNS-321. The IP address of each device in the local area network must be within the same IP address range and subnet mask. For a small subnet with less than 253 IP addresses assigned (e.g. Class C private IP), each device in the LAN (Local Area Network) needs have a unique IP address in the format of (example) 192.168.0.x to connect to other devices within the same network.
Specify the subnet mask for the DNS-321. The subnet mask must be the same for all devices in the same subnet of the network. The default subnet setting is 255.255.255.0. For a small subnet with less than 253 IP addresses assigned (e.g. Class C private IP), keep this default setting.
Specify the Gateway IP Address for the DNS-321. The Gateway IP Address is almost always the LAN address of your router. Most D-Link routers have a default LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1.
DNS1 and DNS2
Specify the first and second DNS address for the DNS-321. A DNS address will allow the DNS-321 to resolve names into IP addresses. Example: Without a DNS address, the DNS-321 would not be able to contact an FTP site such as ftp.dlink.com (name). Instead, you would need to use 188.8.131.52 (IP address). It is recommended that you enter DNS addresses when setting a Static IP address. Often you can use the LAN IP address of your router as a DNS address. Click 'Save Settings' when finished.
JUMBO FRAME SETTINGS
Standard Ethernet frames are 1,500 bytes in size. Enabling Jumbo frames allows you to increase the frame size from 3,000 to 9,000 bytes which increases network throughput and performance.
In order to use Jumbo Frames your network must support Jumbo frame packets. In the event that you enable jumbo frames and can no longer access your unit you will need to reset your unit to default settings in order to disable the Jumbo Frame packet support.