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SharePort and WebDAV
« on: April 30, 2013, 07:40:04 AM »

I just bought a DIR-636L and loved its SharePort feature. I configured the router to enable SharePort web access via port 8181 so that I could access files on my USB drive on the Internet.

The thing is that the web interface is not conveninent. For example, I cannot copy files between folders. After reading http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=52676.0, I could be able to use Windows Explorer to organized the files via WebDAV (e.g. via \\ But I can only do that on computers that connected to the router.

I tried to use a sniffer packet tool and it seemed that WebDAV was working via port 445. So I tried to forward port 445 to my router's LAN address by going to Virtual Server but did not succeed. The validation error message was "IP address cannot be the same as LAN IP address of the router".

Then, I tried to set the DMZ IP address to It seemed that it accepted the IP but it didn't work because if it had worked, I could have accessed the admin page (e.g. http://myname.dlinkddns.com:80) from the Internet.

Has anybody succeeded to access attached USB drives from the Internet using Windows Explorer? Does DIR-636L have an FTP server?


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Re: SharePort and WebDAV
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 07:46:52 AM »


What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under router.
Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on routers web page under status.
What region are you located?

What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?
Check ISP MTU requirements, Cable is usually 1500, DSL is around 1492 down to 1472. Call the ISP and ask. Link>Checking MTU Values
For DSL/PPPoE connections on the router, ensure that "Always ON" option is enabled.

Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router.
Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options. Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual or under Setup/PARENTAL CONTROL/Set to>None: Static IP or Obtain Automatically From ISP.
Enable Use Unicasting (compatibility for some ISP DHCP Servers) under Setup/Internet/Manual.
Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking. Link>Finding Faster DNS Addresses using Name Bench
Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking. This ensures each devices gets its own IP address when turned on and connected, eliminates IP address conflicts and helps in troubleshooting.
Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
If IPv6 is an option on the router, select Local Connection Only or Disable IPv6 options under Setup/IPv6.
Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall.
Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking. Disable uPnP for testing Port Forwarding rules. Enable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming for routers that have a Media Server option. Disable IPv6 Multi-cast Streaming if IPv6 or Media Server is not being used.
Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
WAN Port Speed set to Auto or specific speed? Some newer ISP modems support 1000Mb so manually setting to Gb speeds can be supported by the router. Advanced/Advanced Networking/WAN Port Speed
Set current Time Zone, Date and Time. Use an NTP server feature. Tools/Time.

I haven't tried to access the USB from the WAN side. You may want to phone contact D-Link support, ask for level 2 or higher support and see if there is a configuration that supports your needs.
Let us know if you find out any information.

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