D-Link Forums

D-Link Wireless Routers for Home and Small Business => DIR-882 => Topic started by: cejoos on January 08, 2020, 03:29:24 PM

Title: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 08, 2020, 03:29:24 PM
Hello!

I'm trying to create a FTP server. But when I try to map the network drive. It seams that it is not detected.

Can somebody help me, pls?

I'm getting very frustrated...

Thx!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 04:27:18 AM
Well???

If I don't have a replay I will do the same that I did with TP-LINK... Return it to the vendor and buy another Router...

Best Regards,

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 09, 2020, 06:45:32 AM
If you need immediate help, contact tech support. This forum is community help, not official D-Link support. 

Click here for tech support in your region - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=73827.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=73827.0)

If you are using Windows 10, you will need to enable SMB 1.

FAQ - How to enable SMB 1 on WIndows 10 (https://support.dlink.com/FAQView.aspx?f=gWJF0HOEoYThPqaf8T4XYg%3d%3d)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 07:19:53 AM
Thank you!

I tried to contact tech support. But they aren't available...

I tried you solution without success.

I restarted the computer, but when I try to map \\192.168.100.1\USB. Windows give the message that: Windows cannot access the IP.

Please help me.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 09, 2020, 07:55:27 AM
First of all why are you mapping 192.168.100.1  ? Is that your router's IP address or that was the IP in a guide you found on the internet ?
Second you first must allow your user access to the drive ; Management>User  click on the Edit option (https://imgur.com/a/2JAUQUC) and in the Samba/FTP sections choose Read/Write access type and for the "Folder" option choose Browse and go to the root of the drive ( it will list the path in the associated field ) .
With the correct rights assigned and the correct path listed you should be able to map your network drive ( or FTP site if that's your preferred option )   
https://imgur.com/a/2JAUQUC
You shouldn't however expect wonders from the SMB share capabilities of the router ; most owners get only ~7 MB/s write speed to the USB HDD (read speeds are however better) and only sometimes ( non reproductible conditions , random ) roughly 20-27 MB/s write speeds .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 08:20:56 AM
192.168.100.1 was the IP that wizard gave me. I didn't change it.

I did all what you told me. Without results...

I'm just able to do it if I map it and use a FTP client, as Filezila. But I'm not able when is done in Explorer. Windows doesn't recognize this shared USB.

I did the same procedure with TP LINK router, with success. Somebody can help me please?

Please see video below:

https://imgur.com/a/9sOtJEr (https://imgur.com/a/9sOtJEr)

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 09, 2020, 11:57:07 AM
Sorry about the IP ( I used from the beginning a whole different subnet and I assumed that it would be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 like most all other consumer routers out there ) ; if that is indeed the default router IP then it's OK .
What is not OK however is the path you're trying to map ; the path should be \\<IP>\<name_of_device> ( in your case that would be PNY_USB_32301 ) ; since it seems that you have another issue and cannot assign the necessary rights to the test user ( maybe a full reset would help but that is another story) whan trying to map the drive you should use the admin account as that has by default read/write access on the drive .
You can check if the share is accessible by writing just \\<router_IP> in the address bar in windows explorer and the name of the drive should appear (after you input the correct user/password ... admin as previously recommended) ; you should have the same result with \\<dlinkrouter.local> as that hostname is resolved by the router to it's own IP .
https://imgur.com/a/b1hkjHH
You can directly map that device name by right clicking on it and choosing  "Map network drive" ; you can also map the drive using FTP by right clicking  "This PC" in Windows Explorer and choosing the "Add a network location" option . In the field you can input a SMB path or an FTP path (there are examples provided for each option ) .
Regarding the issue with being unable to give the test user the correct rights it might be related to an issue discussed in another thread ; due to a bug if the password you've put in for the test user has fewer characters than the previously created user ( admin in your particular case ) then the password for the new user is lengthened to match the number of characters of the one before and the missing characters added are the ones in the admin's password which were extra ( for example if admin has pw: 123456 and test has pw: abc the router would modify the test user pw to : abc456 ) .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 12:19:08 PM
Hello!

Thank for the replay.

I tested what you told me without success...

Video above:

https://imgur.com/a9L0R2o (https://imgur.com/a9L0R2o)

But I found a link in my network that take me to the USB.

But I still can't map a drive to this USB.

I changed the user test as you orientation, without success. I tried user: admin and PW: 123456.

In the video below, I changes again to other user and pw, because I can't high the information in the video.

What more can I do?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 09, 2020, 12:48:45 PM
It would help me to see the errors you get when trying to map the drive from windows explorer with the admin account  and to see also from the network neighborhood what error you're getting  ( I think you've stated somewhere that you already enabled SMB v1.0 support in your win 10 machine but in case I'm remembering wrong please do that before as without it it will never work ).
Does the drive show up in network by using just the IP or dlinkrouter.local at least ?

L.E. when you have the time to do the whole setup from scratch I would try to do a factory reset and reconfigure by hand ( not reloading a backed up settings file); if that doesn't work maybe even rewriting the whole firmware in recovery to make sure nothing from a previous installation is messing things up .
Personally I use most features besides USB share ( I have a dedicated NAS for this purpose but I would like to have a working feature as I payed for a functioning router ) and also don't use QoS ( don't really need it since I have enough bandwidth for clients and even under load it doesn't suffer from bufferbloat ) but that feature also has some serious issues according to some users ( it really shouldn't interfere in any way but with this router who knows )
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 12:57:03 PM
SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

RIGHT PATCH: \\dlinkrouter.local\PNY_USB_32301

My try was in your tip:

Does the drive show up in network by using just the IP od dlinkrouter.local at least ?


Thank yoy very much for your help and patience!!!!!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 09, 2020, 01:35:29 PM
Glad I could help ; however if it worked with \\dlinkrouter.local\PNY_USB_32301 but not with \\192.168.100.1\PNY_USB_32301 then something is very strange or the router's IP isn't really 192.168.100.1 .
Anyhoo glad it's working for you .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 01:38:27 PM
Yes. I agree with you...

Maybe if a change the router IP, it works with the IP number.. But first I'll continue with this setup.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 09, 2020, 01:43:12 PM
If your router is 192.168.100.1, then you are most likely behind a modem/router combo (or another router). D-Link will default to 192.168.100.1 if the WAN/Internet side is getting 192.168.0.xxx which indicates another router. If you plan on accessing the files on the drive connected to the router from the outside, you may have trouble since it is double-NAT.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 04:35:44 PM
If your router is 192.168.100.1, then you are most likely behind a modem/router combo (or another router). D-Link will default to 192.168.100.1 if the WAN/Internet side is getting 192.168.0.xxx which indicates another router. If you plan on accessing the files on the drive connected to the router from the outside, you may have trouble since it is double-NAT.

Ok And what do you suggest?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 04:40:24 PM
Glad I could help ; however if it worked with \\dlinkrouter.local\PNY_USB_32301 but not with \\192.168.100.1\PNY_USB_32301 then something is very strange or the router's IP isn't really 192.168.100.1 .
Anyhoo glad it's working for you .

You will not believe...

It stopped to access the USB again... I'm starting to thing that this router it's with some bug... To try to correct the problem I changed the router IP to 192.168.1.1. But it doesn't connect anymore...

When I run the Troubleshooter is says: The remote device or resource won't accept the connection.

 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 09, 2020, 05:45:23 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

After a full restore. Started to work again...

Bus after some minutes stopped again.

Do you know what can be causing this kind of problem?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 10, 2020, 08:08:03 AM
Well...

I found a temporary solution.

Unable SAMBA, Reboot router, than Activate it again and reboot it...

Now... What is causing this problem? Do I have a defective router?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 10, 2020, 10:51:23 AM
Finally, I thing that the problem was solve...

Dlink support contact me and told me to Activate the streaming media option. After that is seams that for the last 4 hour all is stable.

Thank you all!

Kind regards,
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 10, 2020, 11:14:14 AM
Thanks for the update. Glad it was a simple fix
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 10, 2020, 11:22:58 AM
lol...

I just restarted the computer and the problem came back... I thing that is a problem with the router...

Do you ahev other ideas?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 10, 2020, 11:23:52 AM
Are you using the external power supply with your hard drive?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 10, 2020, 11:47:25 AM
Is a USB.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 10, 2020, 11:49:19 AM
Thumb drive or external USB hard drive? If a hard drive, most will come with a power supply. You should always use it.

Does the drive "disconnect" while in use or when idle?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 10, 2020, 01:48:10 PM
Is a Thumb drive.

I don't know if it enter in idle. But I don't thing this is the problem. Because, I tested disconnecting and connecting again. And the issue continued. The onlye secure way to correct the issue is restoring the router. But this is not an option to me...

I thing that is a BUG. I did the same procedure with the TP LINK C7 and work perfectly...

When I change a setting that needs a restart. I can't connect to the USB anymore.

Thanks!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 11, 2020, 04:01:18 AM
Is a Thumb drive.

I don't know if it enter in idle. But I don't thing this is the problem. Because, I tested disconnecting and connecting again. And the issue continued. The onlye secure way to correct the issue is restoring the router. But this is not an option to me...

I thing that is a BUG. I did the same procedure with the TP LINK C7 and work perfectly...

When I change a setting that needs a restart. I can't connect to the USB anymore.

Thanks!

Yesterday I reset my router again... And it started to worked again... I did not rebooted anymore the router. Every time I do it. I can find the path anymore...

Today I turned on the computer. At the first time the the drive didn't connected. But one minute later, connected.

Today I will map this drive in another computer and test a reboot. If after that I can't access the drive again. I this that we have a BUG in this router.

Do you have another opinion or suggestion?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 11, 2020, 10:08:23 AM
Well...

I tested in other computer. A fresh one...

After rebooting the router. I can reach the network drive anymore. But I can access it using FTP.

And I can access other computers in the network. If I try to reboot again, it work back... But is something unstable... In my opinion it must be something stable. I pay for it.

In my opinion there is a BUG with this router firmware...

I'll wait for your opinion. And D-link support that only replays each 2 days... :(.

Maybe I will return this router to the vendor.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 13, 2020, 06:22:29 AM
There's either a miss configured  setting in your setup or indeed a faulty unit . Are you using your router's IP to map the drive in Windows Explorer or are you using it's hostname (dlinkrouter.local) ? My guess is that because of some issues within your network and not necessarily issues with the router ( you still haven't said what your network topology is and I'm suspecting that you have 2 routers active within your network , since the Dlink 882 reverted to the backup 192.168.100.1 default IP because it already detected another device with 192.168.1.1 , with both having active DHCP servers so depending on which one answers faster you would be in either of 2 networks thus when connected to the other one's subnet you wouldn't be able to access the Dlink 882 SMB share as it's normal )
I've connected a USB HDD ( old 1TB HDD I had left over from a laptop when I swapped it for a SSD in a generic cheapo USB3 > SATA enclosure https://www.olx.ro/oferta/rack-extern-hdd-ssd-2-5-inches-sata-3-0-usb-3-0-metalic-IDbC5r7.html#aad83b687f (https://www.olx.ro/oferta/rack-extern-hdd-ssd-2-5-inches-sata-3-0-usb-3-0-metalic-IDbC5r7.html#aad83b687f) ) to the router since my last post several days ago and mapped the router's SMB share to my NAS . Even though the results are disappointing  ( as they are most of the time at ~7 MB write / 40+ MB read  ) I however did not have any issues regarding the ability to access/connect to the HDD attached to the router and this has been my experience with the router's USB storage host capabilities since the start .                                     
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 06:36:03 AM
There's either a miss configured  setting in your setup or indeed a faulty unit . Are you using your router's IP to map the drive in Windows Explorer or are you using it's hostname (dlinkrouter.local) ? My guess is that because of some issues within your network and not necessarily issues with the router ( you still haven't said what your network topology is and I'm suspecting that you have 2 routers active within your network , since the Dlink 882 reverted to the backup 192.168.100.1 default IP because it already detected another device with 192.168.1.1 , with both having active DHCP servers so depending on which one answers faster you would be in either of 2 networks thus when connected to the other one's subnet you wouldn't be able to access the Dlink 882 SMB share as it's normal )
I've connected a USB HDD ( old 1TB HDD I had left over from a laptop when I swapped it for a SSD in a generic cheapo USB3 > SATA enclosure https://www.olx.ro/oferta/rack-extern-hdd-ssd-2-5-inches-sata-3-0-usb-3-0-metalic-IDbC5r7.html#aad83b687f (https://www.olx.ro/oferta/rack-extern-hdd-ssd-2-5-inches-sata-3-0-usb-3-0-metalic-IDbC5r7.html#aad83b687f) ) to the router since my last post several days ago and mapped the router's SMB share to my NAS . Even though the results are disappointing  ( as they are most of the time at ~7 MB write / 40+ MB read  ) I however did not have any issues regarding the ability to access/connect to the HDD attached to the router and this has been my experience with the router's USB storage host capabilities since the start .                                     

Thank for your time!

I only have a modem and the router DIR 882. DIR 882 is connected to this Modem.

Before the Dlink I was using an old Dlink on bridge mode. And before that I tested the TP Link C7. That didn't work with IFTTT but worked with the USB server, but return it to the Vendor.

The actual router is using the DHCP server as the modem. And yes, I have to networks. One network is at the modem and the other is at the router.

What is you suggestion?

Best Regards,

Joos
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 13, 2020, 08:08:15 AM
Either go back to using the modem in "transparent/bridge mode" or transform the DLink 882 into an AP http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0) (my suggestion would be the first option ) ; if you have 2 different networks with 2 DHCP servers serving your clients 2 different subnets without manually creating routes between the 2 networks (even so you would still be in a double NAT situation so still in an undesired situation) the clients of one network would not be able to communicate with the clients of the other ( you would have Internet access from both networks but inter/network communication wouldn't work) .
If you need more ethernet ports then the 4 available on the DLink 882 (the only reason I can think of why you would also use the modem as a router ) just put a dumb/unmanaged switch after the router and use that . If you don't know (or aren't unable to do so as you aren't able in the vast majority of consumer routers) to do inter-VLAN routing you never want to have 2 routers in your network .
Maybe English isn't your first language but your answer isn't very clear therefor I answered what I thought you intended to say .
Might I ask as you why need IFTTT integration for ; what are you trying to achieve ?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 08:53:14 AM
Hello!

Thank you!

I just talked with the support of DLINK. They was unable to help me with the issue. They told me that is normal that the router generate the IP 192.168.100.1, when connected to a Modem that start with 192.168.0.1.

They also told me that the router should be working in the actual mode. They ask me to send an email with all setups that they test with me during the phone call.

I doubt that they will find the problem. I thing that is a BUG.

Might I ask as you why need IFTTT integration for ; what are you trying to achieve ?

I realy don't need it. But when a company sell you something. And says that work. I will test it. If doesn't work in my opinion, not worth paying for it. Is what happened with the TP-Link.

Do you know if is possible to install DD-WRT and uninstall it if I want?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 13, 2020, 09:18:23 AM
I wish D-Link would not use 192.168.100.1. This IP address is mostly a default IP address for cable ISP stand alone (no built in router) modems.  >:(

Can you change the modems default IP address from 192.168.0.1 to .1.1? This should help some...
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 09:33:49 AM
Yes.

I changed. But the problem continues...

I thing that there is a BUG.

To be sure I'm thinking to install DD_WRT Firmware and see if it works correctly.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 10:05:53 AM
Hello!

Thank you!

I just talked with the support of DLINK. They was unable to help me with the issue. They told me that is normal that the router generate the IP 192.168.100.1, when connected to a Modem that start with 192.168.0.1.

They also told me that the router should be working in the actual mode. They ask me to send an email with all setups that they test with me during the phone call.

I doubt that they will find the problem. I thing that is a BUG.

Might I ask as you why need IFTTT integration for ; what are you trying to achieve ?

I realy don't need it. But when a company sell you something. And says that work. I will test it. If doesn't work in my opinion, not worth paying for it. Is what happened with the TP-Link.

Do you know if is possible to install DD-WRT and uninstall it if I want?

Thank you!

I try it to make the configuration as the instruction above. But the problem with the USB persist.
The internet is working normally. The rest of the network working well.

Thanks!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 13, 2020, 11:27:47 AM
You can install DD-WRT on it but first you have to do it via recovery mode ; the latest versions of firmware only accept signed firmware images via the web based upgrade procedure and DLink is the only one with the private signature key . You can also revert to official firmware afterwards .
This being said I wouldn't advise you to try it since in my opinion you don't seem to have a firm grasp on the fundamentals ; you don't seem to understand that it's perfectly normal that if you have a client connected to the modem's network ( IP of client is 192.168.0.x ) and not the fault of any bug with the router . They are different networks . The answer given by DLink support probably refereed only that it should work because they thought that the client from which you're trying to access the USB HDD is connected to the DLink router ( with an IP of 192.168.100.x ) and not the other router ( the modem is a router also ) and in that scenario indeed it should work .
You could try to rewrite the original firmware in recovery mode to make sure there isn't an issue with the firmware you have now (if there isn't a real hardware problem it should fix the issue preventing you to access the USB device root ) ; DD-WRT by default is intended for more experienced users and at this time it's not at the level of stability of the official firmware ( especially on the 5 GHz wireless part ) .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 11:56:13 AM
They are different networks . The answer given by DLink support probably refereed only that it should work because they thought that the client from which you're trying to access the USB HDD is connected to the DLink router ( with an IP of 192.168.100.x ) and not the other router ( the modem is a router also ) and in that scenario indeed it should work .

Sorry I didn't understood what you mean?

Actually I'm accessing the internet through Dlink router that is connected to a Modem. I'm trying to access a USB that is connected in the D-LINK router. This is no secret... Any noob can do this... I did this all my live with the Linksys WRT54G that is with the DD-WRT that I installed and configured.

I used a TP-link router that worked perfectly with the USB sharing for 2 weeks. The issue was with the TP-LINK support and the IFTTT that didn't work it. I am very picky with the products I buy.

You could try to rewrite the original firmware in recovery mode to make sure there isn't an issue with the firmware you have now (if there isn't a real hardware problem it should fix the issue preventing you to access the USB device root ) ; DD-WRT by default is intended for more experienced users and at this time it's not at the level of stability of the official firmware ( especially on the 5 GHz wireless part ) .

I will try it now...

Honestly, I won't waste my time any longer if this doesn't work.

These routers are designed to work with novice users. And there should be no secret in all this.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 01:01:29 PM
Well I did it as you told me. And didn't work. I rewrite the original firmware

Nothing seams to work.

I thing that the DIR 882 have a firmware bug.

I'll wait for D-link support. If they don't give a solution. I'll return it. It's enough for me.

Thank you all for help.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 13, 2020, 01:24:04 PM
How exactly did you do what I've suggested ; how did you rewrite the firmware ?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 13, 2020, 05:25:36 PM
1 - Turned off the router
2 - Preset the reset button
3 - Turned on the router with the reset button preset.
4 - Router light started to twinkle
5  - I loaded in safe mode the firmware.

No changes.

I can downgrade using this method?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 14, 2020, 12:15:17 AM
Yes you can use the same method to load any other version of firmware you wish ; I however wouldn't go lower than v 1.11 as the ones before had some bugs in them .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 14, 2020, 08:34:28 AM
Well..
After several test and more tests. The problem was not solved. Dlink support don't know what to do. And they don't give me dead line for the solution. So.. I decided to return the product to the vendor...

Thank you all for the help.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 14, 2020, 09:08:32 AM
Thanks for the feedback and patience. Understand that you returned the router. Hope next router does what it's supposed to do.

I've taken up the mantle on this and asked D-Link to look into this as I can't see my drive in networking at all. I can access it thru Media Player is all.

Good Luck.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 14, 2020, 11:27:51 AM
Thanks for the feedback and patience. Understand that you returned the router. Hope next router does what it's supposed to do.

I've taken up the mantle on this and asked D-Link to look into this as I can't see my drive in networking at all. I can access it thru Media Player is all.

Good Luck.

Yes. I have the same problem.

I thing that I will try to buy the TP Link A9 (upgraded C7) and give a new chance to TP-LINK. More simple, cheaper and seams to have a good review in Amazon. If I want a better router I'll have to pay much more.

If you have a suggestion of D-link router that have Mu-mimo and have excellent reviews. This will help.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 14, 2020, 11:52:46 AM
If you really want to use the USB port for a makeshift NAS I would suggest you have a look @ ASUS's offerings ( especially models with Merlin firmware support ) ; they have more robust USB storage options ( some even have embeded dowload/torrent manager in the firmware if that's your thing ) .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 14, 2020, 11:56:56 AM
Or make the jump to NAS. Ever since I got my NAS (DNS-345) I haven't looked back at USB what so ever. All my stuff sits nicely on NAS and accessible from where I need it. Dedicated NAS is nice over USB any day. Less hassle too.

Good Luck.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 14, 2020, 12:06:09 PM
I agree with Furry. Dedicated NAS or file server, especially if you are streaming video/movies.

I will have D-Link look into the USB issue and hope I can get some documentation and/or best practices.

Also remember sharing data through the router adds a ton of overhead to the processor and memory. If you have 30 devices connecting, and a bunch of rules such as port forwarding, the router has to process all that on top of the data from a shared drive.

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 14, 2020, 03:54:20 PM
I agree with Furry. Dedicated NAS or file server, especially if you are streaming video/movies.

I will have D-Link look into the USB issue and hope I can get some documentation and/or best practices.

Also remember sharing data through the router adds a ton of overhead to the processor and memory. If you have 30 devices connecting, and a bunch of rules such as port forwarding, the router has to process all that on top of the data from a shared drive.

D-Link contacted me again. They told me that it may be a product defect or a bug. And they agreed with me when I told that I will return it to the vendor. There support is very good.

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 14, 2020, 04:10:45 PM
I agree with Furry. Dedicated NAS or file server, especially if you are streaming video/movies.

I will have D-Link look into the USB issue and hope I can get some documentation and/or best practices.

Also remember sharing data through the router adds a ton of overhead to the processor and memory. If you have 30 devices connecting, and a bunch of rules such as port forwarding, the router has to process all that on top of the data from a shared drive.

NAS is to expensive to me lol

I need an external drive or something for my photos. I’m a part time photographer. I have 5tb of photos lol.

Some suggestion?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 14, 2020, 04:13:55 PM
If you really want to use the USB port for a makeshift NAS I would suggest you have a look @ ASUS's offerings ( especially models with Merlin firmware support ) ; they have more robust USB storage options ( some even have embeded dowload/torrent manager in the firmware if that's your thing ) .

I don’t really need a usb. I thing that a router that accepts open source firmware is more important.

Do you have a model suggestion?

Thank you!
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 06:15:43 AM
I wouldn't think this is too expensive.
https://www.amazon.com/Synology-bay-DiskStation-DS218j-Diskless/dp/B076G6YKWZ/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1G6BINVCXYKYI&keywords=2+bay+nas&qid=1579097371&sprefix=2+bay+na%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-4 (https://www.amazon.com/Synology-bay-DiskStation-DS218j-Diskless/dp/B076G6YKWZ/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1G6BINVCXYKYI&keywords=2+bay+nas&qid=1579097371&sprefix=2+bay+na%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-4)

Something to start with.

The DIR-882 supports open source FW. DD-WRT would the the one to support it.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 15, 2020, 07:36:37 AM
Furry, I see a D-Track was created 2 weeks ago for your issue (not accessible through \\192.168.0.1) but FTP works and media player software. They verified the issue but there was no resolution and the case was closed  ::)  I will reopen in but just need your specs - what hard drive model/size, OS, browser, etc. Can you map the drive but just not access it? I know on windows sometimes it will have the red X showing it disconnected but if you double-click it to access the drive it opens and works.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 07:44:11 AM
Thanks for reopening it.  :-\

I'll get more details when I get home however It's a 1.5Tb external USB drive enclosure with it's own Power supply. USB 3.0 supporting. Windows 10x64 Enterprise and 7x64 Ultimate. two different PCs. Explorer. Can't map drive and the drive is not seen in Networking under Devices. Only seen under Networking/Media devices and I can select that icon and it opens in media player and I can stream there.

I have tried other USB drives with a USB3.0 to SATA adapter cable with a FAT32, I think it's a 320Gb laptop drive I had in prior router testings, and that does the same thing. I have many drives to test with.  ;D

I'll confirm details after work today.

Furry, I see a D-Track was created 2 weeks ago for your issue (not accessible through \\192.168.0.1) but FTP works and media player software. They verified the issue but there was no resolution and the case was closed  ::)  I will reopen in but just need your specs - what hard drive model/size, OS, browser, etc. Can you map the drive but just not access it? I know on windows sometimes it will have the red X showing it disconnected but if you double-click it to access the drive it opens and works.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 15, 2020, 08:06:34 AM
Thanks for the info. I added cejoos's issue and from another thread slow transfer rates. Not sure if you (or cejoos or me_iauras) are experiencing that.

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 09:17:58 AM
I can't verify the speeds as I can't get connected to perform that verification.

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 15, 2020, 11:56:03 AM
Thanks for the info. I added cejoos's issue and from another thread slow transfer rates. Not sure if you (or cejoos or me_iauras) are experiencing that.

I'm not using DIR 882 anymore. It is in the original box, just waiting for be returned. The router started to restart during online game. Using my old router. lol

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 15, 2020, 12:02:26 PM
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Hopefully you will find something that works for you.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 12:26:03 PM
Wondering if in part the router you got is a faulty unit from the start.

I haven't noticed mine restarting while gaming and I have two game consoles and online at the same time.

Thanks for the info. I added cejoos's issue and from another thread slow transfer rates. Not sure if you (or cejoos or me_iauras) are experiencing that.

I'm not using DIR 882 anymore. It is in the original box, just waiting for be returned. The router started to restart during online game. Using my old router. lol
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 15, 2020, 12:34:58 PM
The router doesn't advertise itself in the network as a SMB share ( as other Windows clients or standalone NASes do in network Neighborhood  ) but in Explorer if you input the direct path \\<router_IP> or \\<router_IP>\<USB Device Name> you should get a prompt to input the credentials to browse the contents of the drive (the USB device's name should be visible in the router's GUI when configuring to which folder give a user access to ) and after that be able to browse the contents of the drive
There might be an issue with reconnecting to the USB drive  ( 1TB Hitachi  HDD , USB port powered  in my case ) if the device to which the share was mapped has gone to sleep / was restarted because at least in my case with the SMB share mapped to my NAS ( QNAP , obviously Linux based NAS appliance ) it's still accessible after more than 1 week since I started testing it ; the NAS was on all this time obviously . Keeping alive the connection maybe prevents the router's SMB daemon to stall ; the share has also been accessible ( by manually imputing the path in the explorer address bar ) all this time from my Windows 10 clients when I tried to browse it's contents for testing purposes .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 01:28:41 PM
Thanks for this info. What I was looking for. I'll give this a try again and see.
I presume I should use the name that is given in the routers UI under USB? I only see the DLNA name of the router when USB Share is enabled.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 15, 2020, 01:40:10 PM
Yep ; the device's name from the GUI

https://imgur.com/a/QfAekrL (https://imgur.com/a/QfAekrL)

In Win Explorer just input the correct path in the address bar .

https://imgur.com/a/NfdAe6p  (https://imgur.com/a/NfdAe6p)

The DLNA server name is indeed the router's name .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 02:11:16 PM
Awesome. I think we should put this in a FAQ so I and others will know.  ;)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 15, 2020, 04:33:44 PM
So the drive is a VENUS DS3 1.15Tb USB 3.0 Drive enclosure.
(https://i.ibb.co/NmYMCng/USBDevice1-15-Tb-Drive.png) (https://ibb.co/jW4SfZ9)
I tried my other NTFS Hitachi 320Gb laptop drive connected to a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter cable, no power on it's own:
(https://i.ibb.co/p4tPHKx/USBDevice320-Gb-Drive.png) (https://ibb.co/gt570W3)

With the VENUS DS3 drive, I was able to see the log in for \\192.168.1.1\41AS. However it failed and reported a network error.
(https://i.ibb.co/mHwrBFt/LogIn.png) (https://ibb.co/64xcZJb)
(https://i.ibb.co/9qShg48/Network-Diag2.png) (https://ibb.co/Wcj05zx)
(https://i.ibb.co/FbM6sX1/Network-Diag-USBDrive.png) (https://ibb.co/hRjsXcN)

Seems like it started the log in process then failed immediately afterwards.


Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: cejoos on January 15, 2020, 06:11:58 PM
Error very similar that I had.

Unfortunately DLink don’t know how to correct this error.

I hope that you have a better luck that mine.

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 15, 2020, 10:29:03 PM
No that is not the full device name ( in my case on the welcome page it's shortened from the correct name of "hgst_721010a9e630_00001" to just "721010A9E630") ; probably another parsing error just like with the variable length passwords .
Considering that the share name you've filled in doesn't exist the error you've received is normal .
The full device name can only be found by creating another user besides the default admin account and by going to System>User>Edit ( for that new user ) . There you'll find the section to choose what right to assign to that user ( Read or Read/Write ) for each specific service (Samba / FTP ) and in the "Browse" section you get to choose which is the root folder of the share (maybe you just want ti share just a folder not the whole drive ) . It is the value of the field "Folder" that you must append after the IP of the router when mapping it Windows Explorer . You can't find out the whole device name if you only have the admin account as it receives by default full access to the drive and you cannot edit it ( there is no edit Icon  for the admin user account ) .
How do you post images in line on the thread ; I've tried using both the [/img] and [/url] options with the image hosting link and embed code but at most I could do was to post was a working URL link ?

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 06:19:16 AM
Ok, I didn't create a new user. I presume the Admin user should already work.  :-\

Overall, experience and operation is not good for USB drives on the 882. I think D-Link needs to look more into this and get this working. There too many steps in connecting a USB drive and trying to connect to it.
There needs to be clear information on how to do this.
Admin user should work with out additional configurations of the router or adding another user account.

I'll try adding a user and see what I find.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 16, 2020, 06:53:35 AM
HQ sent me a step by step guide. Pretty much the same info as stated before:

Due to SMBv1 is not installed by default after Windows 10 version 1709, user should re-install the SMBv1 manually to negotiate with samba service on router.
When the SMBv1 is not installed, try to map network drive, Windows Explorer will pop-up network error message "Windows cannot access \\192.168.0.1".

You can enable SMBv1 on Windows 10 using the steps below:
1. Go into Windows Optional Features Window, Press Windows Key + R to bring up the run dialog and type: optionalfeatures

2. From the turn Windows Features on or off Window, expand "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support" and then check the box next to "SMB 1.0/CIFS Client"

3. Click OK, then Restart now to reboot your Windows 10.

4. Run File Explorer, right click "Network", select "Map network drive..." again. Input \\192.168.01\ at Folder column, check "Connect using different
credentials", then click "Browse…" button.

5. Input the username and password of router. (admin works)

6. User will be able to select the root folder of USB storage.

7. Click Finish, the network drive will now be available to access with correct credential of router.

More information for SMBv1 on Windows 10:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4034314/smbv1-is-not-installed-bydefault-in-windows (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4034314/smbv1-is-not-installed-bydefault-in-windows)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 16, 2020, 06:55:06 AM
The admin account does work ; the issue is that if you only have the admin account you have no way to find out the full name of the USB device to be able to map that share name .
Once you know the device's name you can delete the other user and just use the admin account .
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 07:06:09 AM
Ok, I'll add a user account and see what happens.

Again, should really have to do all this.  :-\
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: me_iauras on January 16, 2020, 07:20:20 AM
You don't really have to ; as I've previously stated (also GreenBay42 in his last post) if you just put \\<router_IP> in the address bar in Win Explorer and at the credentials prompt put in the admin/password you'll be presented in the Network Neighborhood with the root of the USB drive ( also it's full name ) . You can right click it and map it like that (you only need to know the drive's name if you initiate the manual mapping procedure)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 07:40:22 AM
Well I've tired those and as you can see, i'm seeing problems.

Hopefully D-Link will look more closely into this and find out whats going on. I'd like D-Link to come up with a concise and detailed step by step process on how users should connect and access the contents of there drives.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 16, 2020, 07:45:22 AM
Double check SMB1 is enabled.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 07:48:23 AM
It is. I can access my DNS-345 resources just fine with map drive.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 16, 2020, 07:54:12 AM
Can you complete step 4 from my previous post?
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 07:56:46 AM
I'll give this a try tonite.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 16, 2020, 09:06:07 AM
I will do more research today and see if I can find a unit to test. You are right it should not be this hard :)

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 10:36:27 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 16, 2020, 04:35:02 PM
What a hassle.

Ok so since I already had my COVR-2600 router online I thought lets try the USB drive on it.
(https://i.ibb.co/7VGg8NG/Browse-For-Folder-Success.png) (https://ibb.co/TRHKpqH)
(https://i.ibb.co/2t3Cg2T/Map-Network-Drive-Success.png) (https://ibb.co/9TH1sX7)
(https://i.ibb.co/XxVb5tH/File-Explorer-Success.png) (https://ibb.co/r2vmpH9)
All successful access.
One thing I noticed is that on the 2600s USB status page, the entire usb drive name is fully displayed. Something that the DIR0882 doesn't display. Just partial.

So then connected my PC to the DIR-882 along with the USB drive. For some reason I could not get the USB drive to be seen in networking. I rebooted both USB drive and 882.
(https://i.ibb.co/5jH8LRx/DIR882-Browse-For-Folder-Fail.png) (https://ibb.co/FYTwzDq)
(https://i.ibb.co/qdDMPj5/DIRBrowse-For-Folder-Fail.png) (https://ibb.co/6myRfwB)
(https://i.ibb.co/5T5kbpX/DIR882-Network-Fail.png) (https://ibb.co/tBbzVjw)

So I thought maybe the router was in a bad state so I did a factory reset on it and skipped the wizard. Enabled Samba and saw the drive being access. Eventually I was able to access the drive using the Map Drive, use other credentials and browsing to the USB drive. The USB drive name is not fully seen in the UI. Only partial.

I ran some speed tests with a 2Gb file doing a Read then a couple of Writes from my Windows 10 PC:
(https://i.ibb.co/zXdssdB/DIR882-Download-Speed2-Gb-FIle.png) (https://ibb.co/LxKSSKc)
Read from USB seems pretty good.

(https://i.ibb.co/z7ns0BW/DIR882-UPLoad-Speed2-Gb-File.png) (https://ibb.co/2snqfC0)
Write to USB started out at around 7-8Mb. Then I noticed it sped up to around 30Mb. Not sure what caused the initial slow Write speed.
(https://i.ibb.co/6vMVY9d/DIR882-UPLoad-Speed2-Gb-File2.png) (https://ibb.co/WDhqn8T)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on January 20, 2020, 06:23:58 AM
D-Link HQ has replicated the slow upload speed issue and have sent it to the vendor/engineers to see if this is a chip limitation or something fixable with firmware. I do not expect a response back until after Chinese new year (they are off work 1/23-1/29).
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on January 20, 2020, 01:17:08 PM
Thank you Sir.  ;)
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: ashishchandra on January 22, 2020, 04:08:39 AM
D-Link HQ has replicated the slow upload speed issue and have sent it to the vendor/engineers to see if this is a chip limitation or something fixable with firmware. I do not expect a response back until after Chinese new year (they are off work 1/23-1/29).

Thank you for the update.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: GreenBay42 on March 24, 2020, 06:19:20 AM
D-Link has confirmed this is a hardware issue and cannot be fixed via firmware unfortunately. It is a memory issue.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: FurryNutz on March 24, 2020, 06:26:51 AM
 :(
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: userworx on April 04, 2020, 01:30:17 AM
I have the same problem with map the hard disk under Windows 10 and writing a support. They answered me today.

Dear Sir,

Because of the limitation on Win10 the SMB sharing is working just with enabled SMB1 sharing at Windows Features (see attached screen).

After enabling and restart the PC you can map the connected usb device. Also you should enable the SMB sharing on the router.

Please also be sure that use the newest fw: ftp://ftp.dlink.de/dir/dir-882/driver_software/DIR-882_fw_reva_122b04_ALL_multi_20191010.zip

Thank you for networking with D-Link .


For now I only updated the firmware, later I will try again by running smb1protocol and check if something has changed since the last time I did it.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: userworx on April 04, 2020, 01:58:09 AM
I've been testing and working, but on one condition right now. Currently, i can only map as network drive if i only have an admin user. If I make another user with a password, etc. i can not. When I delete a user account the hard disk is immediately visible on the map as network drive.
Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: sachb on May 05, 2020, 11:34:50 PM
Same Issue here, Plugged in the Buffalo HDD to my Dlink DIR 882 on USB 3.0 and only achieved 7 MB/sec write speed.

Title: Re: FTP server - DIR 882
Post by: agalloway on July 20, 2021, 08:05:08 AM
Unable to open port 21 for FTP. (https://itprospt.com/set-up-ftp-server-windows-10/)


Setup:
I have a remote location running a web cam server. I had an old homebrew AMD64 PC running Windows 7 that I had set up and everything worked well. The web server used nginx and I had five cameras on the web site page. I had Filezilla FTP Server running and was able to FTP the server to upload and download files from a couple of off site Pcs. (Linux Ubuntu desktop with Fillzilla Client and a Windows 8 laptop with Core FTP LE Client)
A couple of weeks ago we had a heavy wet spring snow storm which caused massive power outages. Three days later with power restored I booted the server and it went to boot repair. Long story short, the HDD was flaky and dying. So I bought a Optiplex 2070 and began rebuilding the server.


The server is in a remote location with cable ISP to MODEM, cat5 to a Linksys EA2700 running DD-WRT, and cat5 to the server. The server is a Dell Optiplex 7020 running a fresh load of Windows 7 Pro and updates. (Thanks to Windows Seven on how to do the updates). Web software is nginx 1.17.10 and is running well. I can use Remote Desktop to connect to the server from my Ubuntu desktop and the Windows 8 laptop. The router has Port Forward set for the web server, Remote Desktop, and a web cam wired through a router port.


Here is the problem:
I am unable to connect to the server using FTP.
I have scoured the net for three days trying to find out why I can not connect with no luck.
I have tried:
Forwarded router ports 21, 990, 50000 – 51000.
FTP with and without TLS.
Set access through Windows firewall – no luck.
Disabled Windows firewall – no luck.
Verified clients OK by FTP to other sites.
Verified FTP and Filezilla are enabled in Widows firewall advanced settings.
Checked open ports with “Canyouseeme.org”, ports show open for Web and Desktop, port 21 FAILS.
Deleted and reinstalled Flezilla.
Tried different FTP and loaded Quick&EasyFTP.



Example of Client error:
note – port xxx21 is forwarded to port 21 on the server.
Resolving xxxxxx.xxxxxx.com...
Connect socket #1172 to xxx.xxx.xxx.169, port xxx21...
Can't establish connection --> xxxxxx.xxxxxx.com:xxx21 @ Wed May 06 14:04:56 2020 (0-5)
Connection Failed


Tried telnet to the server on port 21 and it also fails.


Is there something simple I overlooked?
Any help would be appreciated.