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Title: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 05, 2012, 10:26:35 AM
D-Llink published firmware version 1.10 official release.
Post your comments and observations!   :)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Biscotte on January 05, 2012, 12:06:06 PM
Date is 5 Jan 2012
It is exactly the same size as the 1.10b7 file
Release notes dont go past 1.10b7

Looks to be identical to the previous BETA that has been around for ages
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: dosborne on January 06, 2012, 03:16:08 AM
Agreed. A major let down. After all this time, releasing the beta as an official release without a single code change is a disappointment as it would seem to signify that no further development will be done. I'm usually not this negative..... although I must add that there are no issues that actually affect me right now anyway.

At least I feel ever so slightly better that I am using a 'real' release rather than a 'beta' but I think I will stick to using v1.10 just for formatting and v1.09 for regular usage. My 3 units haven't been rebooted for over 5 months and are as solid as ever and they are in constant use. I don't use any of the applications, just pure network share/storage.



Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 06, 2012, 04:52:38 AM
Agreed. A major let down. After all this time, releasing the beta as an official release without a single code change is a disappointment as it would seem to signify that no further development will be done. I'm usually not this negative..... although I must add that there are no issues that actually affect me right now anyway.

The promotion of beta firmware to official release status without any changes is not unique to the DNS-323 or EOL products. D-Link follows the same release routine with the (relatively) new DNS-320 and DNS-325.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Biscotte on January 06, 2012, 10:47:15 AM
Yes, I too am deeply disappointed. 

For the number of 'please fix' posts made it is surprising DLink have not taken even one of the comments and expectation of fixes about this 1.10 beta firmware.
I have used this beta firmware, but like many others have taken it off - unreliable and unexpected hanging / locking up in my and other people's case.
There are many instances of users, like myself, who format ears drives with 1.10 and then revert to stable 1.08 or stable 1.09. 

Oh well, end of an era.  Thanks to everyone who has made this site helpful to amateurs like me.  The likes of jamieburchell, dosborne and fordem (to name but three) have provided professional approach and who clearly have no allegiances, have always provided sound technical and practical advice, and made this forum really worthwhile thank you all. 

Biscotte
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: MJBURNS on January 07, 2012, 07:20:14 AM
Yes, I too am deeply disappointed.  

For the number of 'please fix' posts made it is surprising DLink have not taken even one of the comments and expectation of fixes about this 1.10 beta firmware.
I have used this beta firmware, but like many others have taken it off - unreliable and unexpected hanging / locking up in my and other people's case.
There are many instances of users, like myself, who format ears drives with 1.10 and then revert to stable 1.08 or stable 1.09.  

Oh well, end of an era.  Thanks to everyone who has made this site helpful to amateurs like me.  The likes of jamieburchell, dosborne and fordem (to name but three) have provided professional approach and who clearly have no allegiances, have always provided sound technical and practical advice, and made this forum really worthwhile thank you all.  

Biscotte

Agreed. I am about to start testing Alt-F ( http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/ (http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/) ) simply because the D-Link firmware for the DNS-323 is still missing basic functionality that other NAS systems I run have, like hanging a backup drive on the USB port and letting the NAS back itself up. Or fixing the FTP server, which is STILL broken after all of these years in it's inability to support an encrypted data channel (always drops back to a clear channel). And yet D-Link wasted time on garbage like "iTune Servers".
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Flamingfarts on January 07, 2012, 08:36:37 AM
 >:(that's it guys this 323 is officially a dead product .. releasing a beta to a official firmware without any changes is a clear move that they do not want to care anymore. They could have at least removed the things that do not work like the e-mail alerts with ssl/tsl encryption , time sync and so many other basic things.

Stores still have plenty of 323 brand new in boxes and others poor souls are going to be ripped off like me with a half baked product.

this it was i think about the ( official )1.10 Beta Build 08
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: jack321 on January 07, 2012, 05:58:16 PM
Hi all,

Did I understand correctly that firmware 1.10 is released as beta with known problems?

Does firmware 1.10 have any new features?

I tried reading the txt file but it's all a mess! :(

I use my DNS-323 for backup file storage and occasionally stream videos with UpnP. Should I update or keep at 1.09?

Appreciate any advice, thanks.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Steve Pitts on January 08, 2012, 02:50:28 AM
Does firmware 1.10 have any new features?
Over and above 1.10b7, no. I have compared the two firmware files at a binary level and they are identical, and others have reported the same.

I tried reading the txt file but it's all a mess! :(
If you are using a program on Windows to read it then you will need one that understands *nix-style line ends (which have a LF not a CR/LF pair). I'd like to recommend one but the editor that I use (Kedit for Windows (http://www.kedit.com/)) which accepts either style of line end is a commercial product that is a bit too rich just to read a single data file :)

Should I update or keep at 1.09?
FWIW I've been running 1.10b5 since a few days after I bought my unit nine months or so ago (when I discovered the problem with AFT drives) without any issue, but I only use the NAS as a storage device.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: MRPiGoiL on January 08, 2012, 11:02:37 AM
Shoot, so D-Link finally done building on this product?  I was hoping for one final firmware release to have it work with Apple Time Machine OS X Lion (10.7).  Does it work with the new AFP in Lion?

Well, I don't blame them, I mean, this product has been out a number of years now.  They're a hardware company and not software company, so instead of selling firmware/software upgrades to existing hardware, they need to EOL products so loyal customers upgrade to the newer products (i.e. DNS-325 replacement).

Problem is, there are so many options out there that I don't know if DNS-325 is the best option or time to venture to something else... anyway, that's another topic.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: jack321 on January 08, 2012, 03:02:28 PM
Over and above 1.10b7, no. I have compared the two firmware files at a binary level and they are identical, and others have reported the same.
If you are using a program on Windows to read it then you will need one that understands *nix-style line ends (which have a LF not a CR/LF pair). I'd like to recommend one but the editor that I use (Kedit for Windows (http://www.kedit.com/)) which accepts either style of line end is a commercial product that is a bit too rich just to read a single data file :)
FWIW I've been running 1.10b5 since a few days after I bought my unit nine months or so ago (when I discovered the problem with AFT drives) without any issue, but I only use the NAS as a storage device.

Thanks for the response. I was wondering if there is any new feature in 1.10 versus 1.09.

I downloaded the demo of Kedit and opened the file, it is more readable, but I'm not comprehending what was modified.

My concern is some of you mentioned that 1.10 hangs and other problems. I'm thinking just to update it since it's probably the final update for this device; if I run into any problems, can I easily downgrade?

Also the only reason I am even considering to update is sometimes UpnP streaming stops for some reason and have to start over, I'm hoping this version finally fixes that.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: dosborne on January 08, 2012, 06:53:13 PM
The are numerous post in the Beta area on the enhancements http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?board=251.0
Most people want it for AFT drive support. Many, myself included, then roll back to v1.09 for stability after the drives have been formatted. I can't say first hand that v1.10 is unstable or not though as I didn't run it long enough to find out, since at the time it way only a Beta.

It is still a good box for basic/specific purposes. If it does go on sale so that vendors can get rid of stock, I'd consider buying one or two more as for what I need it to do, it works just fine. I've fixed a couple of issues that bothered me (Date/time, torrent for example) by installing FFP, since this is the only way to enhance the product now.

Unlikely I will need or want the other functions (itunes, etc) but if I did I'd surely want bigger hardware in the newer models. Personally, I want my NAS to be JUST that, I couldn't care less if it did anything else, although I must say I'm used to the having it handle my torrents now.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: mn283 on January 10, 2012, 04:02:11 AM
D-Llink published firmware version 1.10 official release.
Post your comments and observations!   :)


How come the UK does not seem to have it yet ?
http://www.dlink.co.uk/cs/Satellite?c=TechSupport_C&childpagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLTechProduct&cid=1197319419183&p=1197318962293&packedargs=QuickLinksParentID%3D1197319419183%26locale%3D1195806691854%26packedargs%3Df9ffeaf4e83ab6d0166b8cc93b23ebbc3d83540f46ceb58f26706558f9479c4ec3df1411a95e2d40b8161bf516969212f4b253493c501653965d4b39148b4c34&pagename=DLinkEurope-GB%2FDLWrapper
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: jgrabowski on January 11, 2012, 08:12:40 AM
I still can't use the DNS 323 as a time machine server in OS Lion.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: jafferyk on January 12, 2012, 04:25:15 PM
Even with this firmware, I am still having to manually refresh the content on the Upnp server portion.  it won't auto refresh. Has anyone solved this issue yet?  Thank you in advance :'(
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: chorton on January 15, 2012, 04:14:18 AM
When setting the fan to always on high in the power management section, the fan still turns completely off allowing the drives to heat up to over 50 c.  1.09 never had this issue, so I reverted to that firmware.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: enigmab17 on January 17, 2012, 02:19:11 PM
Had a HP Photosmart 8250 working perfectly fine off the printer server on a dns-323 using fw 1.09, the second I upgraded to 1.10 it stopped working.

In config it still shows up that its connected, however since there is no "clear printer queue" button I am assuming that means it is having issues reading the printer or connecting to it.

reverting back to 1.09

[update]
Brought it back to 1.09 and Printer Server functioning correctly again. 1.10 Does not like my printer at all!
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: ellacw on January 18, 2012, 02:51:22 PM
I lost network printer function. All devices with HP Deskjet F4200 series. All devices lost communication to the printer. Reverted back to 1.09 printer function returned.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: ellacw on January 19, 2012, 05:51:58 AM
I lost server printer function when installed 1.10. Reverted back to 1.09 resolved. 1.10 does not resolve the iTunes share issue with OSX 7. Principle concern is to get the transfer speed issue resolved. @ 7-9 mb/s in half duplex is not satisfactory.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Goose on January 22, 2012, 01:30:25 PM
Yup, firmware v1.10 lost print server function with my Canon printer.
Very frustrating.  >:(
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: RichMD on January 24, 2012, 04:06:13 AM
Agreed. I am about to start testing Alt-F ( http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/ (http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/) ) simply because the D-Link firmware for the DNS-323 is still missing basic functionality that other NAS systems I run have, like hanging a backup drive on the USB port and letting the NAS back itself up. Or fixing the FTP server, which is STILL broken after all of these years in it's inability to support an encrypted data channel (always drops back to a clear channel). And yet D-Link wasted time on garbage like "iTune Servers".
First, I would AVOID 1.10 to anyone that is considering it.  I "upgraded" from 1.09 and the administration is totally unstable now.  I can no longer browse to the volumes to set permissions.  Thankfully, I copied data off before the update but I was having problems with some files that permissions are gone which is what I was hoping to fix.  Has anyone tested the Alt-F above? I think I will try that.  I have B1 hardware version but it is almost useless right now.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: RichMD on January 24, 2012, 05:13:27 AM
First, I would AVOID 1.10 to anyone that is considering it.  I "upgraded" from 1.09 and the administration is totally unstable now.  I can no longer browse to the volumes to set permissions.  Thankfully, I copied data off before the update but I was having problems with some files that permissions are gone which is what I was hoping to fix.  Has anyone tested the Alt-F above? I think I will try that.  I have B1 hardware version but it is almost useless right now.
Also, if anyone has tried Alt-F, are there any comments about installing Alt-F on top of the DLink firmware compared to replacing it?  I don't care about warranty anymore - I just want it to be stable and work.  Anything that would increase read speed would be good.  I have a gigabit connection and the drives are fast but I get mediocre performance (when it works)...
I won't buy another DLink product...
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: shadowsports on January 24, 2012, 10:10:56 AM
I stopped holding my breath for 1.10 over 6 months ago.  I work in software development and any beta that doesn't go to release in a reasonable period of time...  well, the results are evident.  

I'm sticking with 1.09.  I'm running 4TB non advanced format drives.  I don't use any of the 323's features beyond simple NAS for backup.  My new router handles printserver function on my network flawlessly.

Beyond this, I've now purchased 3 Dlink products.  I'll keep the 323 until it or its drives die.  I experimented briefly with two Dlink routers last year and both were dismal failures.  Feature rich, but all lacked the stability and performance one expects and needs with these types of products.  One of them I wasn't even able to give away.  Patient, we've all been that.  Like others here, yes, I'm done with Dlink. For now anyway...  waited and waited for this. 

I too, would like to recognize those here who took the time to share their knowledge and experiences with me.  Thanks again for everyones friendly support and assistance.      
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: RichMD on January 27, 2012, 06:14:19 PM
I'm actually glad at this point that 1.10 was such a dismal failure.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have tried Alt-F which is FAR superior in functionality.  I haven't used it long enough to know the reliability but I will use the built-in backups anyway.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: LVOV on January 29, 2012, 04:39:19 PM
Print server is broken in v1.10 - Universal HP (HP LJ 1200) stop working after upgrade, tried multiple things without any luck before downgrading to v1.09 - everything is back to normal. D-Link, how can you release this software without properly testing all the build in functionality?  You should be....  :-[
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: ruggieroav on February 07, 2012, 08:59:24 PM
Interesting!

I upgraded to 1.10, reformatted my AFT disks in RAID 0, and went back to 1.09.  Performance has been very bad; the UI is okay, but a lot of disk I/O errors.  I'm not sure if my drives have decided to die at this exact moment, but after this fiasco, I'm considering keeping all my data on two USB externals, until I can get new drives or a new NAS.

Is anyone running 3TB disks on 1.09 or 1.10?

ALSO -- With all this talk about the 'latest' 1.10 firmware, has anyone ever tried "back-porting" to the 'Conceptronic' older firmware, especially if you have already formatted with the DLink 1.10?  Have a feeling that would yield my 2TB hard disks inoperable, but has anyone ever tried it?  I know the Conceptronic units can go forward to DLink's firmware, but can the opposite be achieved?

Thanks,
Joe

PS:  The "print server" functionality has been broken for me since 1.08 - requiring SharePort to get it to work, so kudos to anyone who has a solid working printer under 1.09

PPS:  Please e-mail joe at ruggieroav dot net if you can provide assistance beyond the forum, otherwise I'll check back in a few days!
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: dramkumar on February 11, 2012, 12:26:07 AM
I upgraded the firmware on my DNS-323 from 1.09 to 1.10. 1.09 was very stable and I did not have any major complaints. But 1.10 is a total disaster!

I lost all my SMB shares after the update. I'm no longer able to map them in Windows 7, nor it does show up in the NETWORK ACCESS tab when I click "Browse..." in the Web interface. I've tried all possible hacks to get it working...but nothing seems to give me results. (Thankfully, the file shares are still intact and visible in Linux when I use a Telnet session through PUTTY.)

I never had a need to use NFS in the past and I do not plan to use it atleast in the immediate future... so definetely switching to NFS is not an acceptable solution for me... if that is what DLINK has to say!!!!

I'm switching back to 1.09..... Hopefully DLINK tech staff better pay attention to your work especially when releasing firmware updates!

DLINK: DON'T USE MY NAS AS YOUR LAB!!!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: amunoz_tico on February 11, 2012, 06:13:01 AM
Hi all,

Did I understand correctly that firmware 1.10 is released as beta with known problems?

Does firmware 1.10 have any new features?

I tried reading the txt file but it's all a mess! :(

I use my DNS-323 for backup file storage and occasionally stream videos with UpnP. Should I update or keep at 1.09?

Appreciate any advice, thanks.

Do not upgrade!  I use my device for the same, and We dont need the update at all.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: bodbod on February 14, 2012, 04:25:35 PM
Hello,

thx for the hard work and to continue to update this terrific device.
I had no issue so far with the version 1.10, all my settings have been kept and all is working fine.

However, I would have a suggestion regarding the obsolescence of the certificate generated by the device when we are trying to access to the interface via https. It seems it is not accepted by few browsers (safari, firefox...) and you have to tweak each time manually the settings to be able to load the webpage.

Has somebody encountered the same issue so far ?

Thx
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: jeanpaul888 on March 13, 2012, 06:52:15 AM
I have the same problem and can't solve it.
I upgrade from 1.06 to 1.10. My MBP can't connect DNS via SMB anymore.
Once I go into the Web interface, the same problem occured like dramkumar.
Where can I find the older firmware to downgrade DNS?
 >:( >:( >:(

I upgraded the firmware on my DNS-323 from 1.09 to 1.10. 1.09 was very stable and I did not have any major complaints. But 1.10 is a total disaster!

I lost all my SMB shares after the update. I'm no longer able to map them in Windows 7, nor it does show up in the NETWORK ACCESS tab when I click "Browse..." in the Web interface. I've tried all possible hacks to get it working...but nothing seems to give me results. (Thankfully, the file shares are still intact and visible in Linux when I use a Telnet session through PUTTY.)

I never had a need to use NFS in the past and I do not plan to use it atleast in the immediate future... so definetely switching to NFS is not an acceptable solution for me... if that is what DLINK has to say!!!!

I'm switching back to 1.09..... Hopefully DLINK tech staff better pay attention to your work especially when releasing firmware updates!

DLINK: DON'T USE MY NAS AS YOUR LAB!!!!!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Newbie06 on March 13, 2012, 10:24:18 PM
Print server is broken in v1.10 - Universal HP (HP LJ 1200) stop working after upgrade, tried multiple things without any luck before downgrading to v1.09 - everything is back to normal. D-Link, how can you release this software without properly testing all the build in functionality?  You should be....  :-[

Odd...I have the same exact printer and I'm running v1.10 with no printer connection or printing problems.  It worked immediately after firmware update.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: murissaab on March 17, 2012, 08:29:03 AM
Please help! I've updated my DNS-323 to firmware 1.10 and after reset I'm now unable to connect to it. I've also tried the the hard reset using the reset button on the back of the device. And I'm trying to connect to the default IP address 192.168.0.32 as I have it peer wired directly to my computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: philippe_elie on March 17, 2012, 08:35:40 AM
I too upgraded, having a Samsung CLX2160 printer attached to the DNS. No printer anymore. I disconnected and reconnected the USB cable and the printer was back...
That said, the scan disk bug (DISK FAILED immediate error after starting the scan) is still there, despite this bug was described numerous times in V1.08...
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: philippe_elie on March 17, 2012, 08:38:44 AM
Please help! I've updated my DNS-323 to firmware 1.10 and after reset I'm now unable to connect to it. I've also tried the the hard reset using the reset button on the back of the device. And I'm trying to connect to the default IP address 192.168.0.32 as I have it peer wired directly to my computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks
Hi Murissaab, are you sure 192.168.0.32 is your DNS address ? COnnecting it directly to your computer won't work. You have to connect it as usual on your network and since the DNS will get an address with your router DHCP, you have to determine this address. Usually, you get access you router menus, and search for the one that displays the current DHCP status and address allocation... hope this helps
Philippe
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: vishnumrao on April 29, 2012, 12:49:51 PM
Gentlemen,

DNS 323 is an old product that is not being actively worked upon. This seems so atleast from the non existent support and  anaemic firmware upgrades.

I think we should all just start supporting the alt-f firmware. I am going to support him financially. Not a big amount, just a few bucks. This will give him more motivation to work on the alternative firmware for the DNS-323.

Alt-f has worked great for me. Transfer speeds are significantly higher too. With the Dlink firmware, I barely got about 10-11 MBps, when transferring from & to a Gbit desktop over LAN cable. With the Alt-f firmware I am able to hit 18-18.5 MBps, when moving the same files to the same desktop.

Also features like ability to connect USB hdd, UPnP & DLNA clients, Transmission, Samba & NFS make it a no brainer to switch. I agree some features are already available on the stock firmware, but the packages in the Alt-f firmware are newer versions and are updated more frequently.

My only major gripe with the Alt-f firmware is that the UI is ugly. But very functional. But I don't login very often. So its not a major con.
Disclaimer: I am not connected to the Alt-f firmware in anyway, but I am a happy user. 
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: gee0000 on May 01, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
Agreed. Alt-f looks like it's going to be the only thing that saves us. If I had known the development was going to be dropped with so many issues left unresolved, I likely would have gone with another product.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: azreal1983 on July 06, 2012, 02:51:04 AM
Has anyone tried this firmware on a non US box?

I assume that the UK box is the same, however the download page for 1.9 and 1.10 both say only for north america.

Don't really want to brick my device with the new firmware.

Currently running 1,7 as 1,8 wouldn't format my drives.

Would like to move to 1.9 or Alt-F) but want to get my raid 1 in order first.

Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: velocci on July 27, 2012, 07:03:36 AM
Hi all, i just saw that there is this firmware version 1.10 available now.  I have version 1.09 right now.  I read that this newer version is not that great.  if I update to 1.10, can I go back down to 1.09?
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: dosborne on July 27, 2012, 08:32:04 AM
if I update to 1.10, can I go back down to 1.09?
It has been posted many times. You can install any firware version at any time. Most people use v1.10 only to format AFT drives then revert to the most stable FW which is v1.09.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 27, 2012, 08:38:54 AM
It has been posted many times. You can install any firware version at any time. Most people use v1.10 only to format AFT drives then revert to the most stable FW which is v1.09.

I'll have to add this as a sticky.  ;)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: velocci on July 27, 2012, 09:08:08 AM
is AFT drives a type of hardrive is it a formatting?  Right now I have two Seagate 1.5TB hardrives in it.  Can I use this AFT?

It has been posted many times. You can install any firware version at any time. Most people use v1.10 only to format AFT drives then revert to the most stable FW which is v1.09.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 27, 2012, 02:53:23 PM
is AFT drives a type of hardrive is it a formatting?  Right now I have two Seagate 1.5TB hardrives in it.  Can I use this AFT?


Until recently most HDDs were segmented into sectors sized 520 bytes or less. Newer HDDs are commonly manufactured with sectors of 4096 bytes and are called AFT (Adavanced Format Technology). By definition, HDDs with sector sizes > 520 bytes are AFT.  This schema change more efficiently stores larger sized files, improves upon error correction, and improves addressing.  Many legacy operating systems and NAS firmware aren't equiped to recognize the newer AFT HDDs, ergo the firmware updates.

You can tell if your HDD is AFT by looking up your HDD specifications and identifying the sector size.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 30, 2012, 05:19:39 AM
Hello Dlink Support,

I recently had purchased Dlink DNS-320 with dual 2TB HDD. I have no problem using it since Feb 2012. My only problem is printing via USB port server built in front of DNS-320. I had no problem until recently i had updated the firmware version 1.01 and 2.00 as stated in http://www.dlink.com.sg/support/support_detail.asp?idProduct=477

After this update, i can't print at all, is there a bug? I tried to removed existing driver, and printer icon and reinstall it again. Still no printing occurs. Tried to login to system management, clear print queue, restart the colour printer HP CP1515, again nothing happens.

Please Heeeeeeeeeeeellp!!! :(

I moved your post to a new thread in the DNS-320 board here: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50195.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50195.0)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Chimo2k on December 23, 2012, 04:23:52 PM
Season's Greetings - I found this Forum and would like to thank everyone for the excellent information, experiences and exchanges.

Pardon my questions, but I don't think I've seen a clear answer to the following, so at the risk of repeating something I missed, would like to ask:

(1) Does 1.10 support formatting of 3TB drives?
(2) Can I format 3TB drives and then switch to a more stable 1.09, as a few have indicated as being more stable overall?

I checked out ALT-F and outside of a few comments, don't see where it states this firmware / App supports the formatting of 3TB drives...looks very impressive otherwise, though...

(3) The new(er) DNS-325 appears to support 3TB drives - is the general concensus of this Forum to not go beyond 1.5TB or 2TB drives with DNS-323?  It looks like all activities / discussion has kind of disappeared on this topic?

Thanks for any direction that you can provide - I own 2 of the DNS-323 and they work great for my needs; just didn't realize the 3TB firmware limitation until after I bought the drives yesterday and of course, can`t return them without a 15% restocking charge.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 26, 2012, 02:14:27 PM
DNS-323 - HDD Size and AFT (Advanced Format Technology) Support (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50198.0)

Season's Greetings - I found this Forum and would like to thank everyone for the excellent information, experiences and exchanges.

Pardon my questions, but I don't think I've seen a clear answer to the following, so at the risk of repeating something I missed, would like to ask:

(1) Does 1.10 support formatting of 3TB drives?
(2) Can I format 3TB drives and then switch to a more stable 1.09, as a few have indicated as being more stable overall?

I checked out ALT-F and outside of a few comments, don't see where it states this firmware / App supports the formatting of 3TB drives...looks very impressive otherwise, though...

(3) The new(er) DNS-325 appears to support 3TB drives - is the general concensus of this Forum to not go beyond 1.5TB or 2TB drives with DNS-323?  It looks like all activities / discussion has kind of disappeared on this topic?

Thanks for any direction that you can provide - I own 2 of the DNS-323 and they work great for my needs; just didn't realize the 3TB firmware limitation until after I bought the drives yesterday and of course, can`t return them without a 15% restocking charge.

Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: PhillB on January 16, 2013, 12:30:49 PM
Hi,

Sorry to be thick but where can I download firmware 1.10 from?  Clicking on the link from my DNS-323 update firmware page takes me to a site that only has 1.08.

Thanks,

Phill.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 16, 2013, 12:32:56 PM
Hi,

Sorry to be thick but where can I download firmware 1.10 from?  Clicking on the link from my DNS-323 update firmware page takes me to a site that only has 1.08.

Thanks,

Phill.

D-Link USA - DNS-323 FTP Site (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Multimedia/dns323/Firmware/)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: PhillB on January 16, 2013, 12:44:56 PM
D-Link USA - DNS-323 FTP Site (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Multimedia/dns323/Firmware/)


Thanks for the very fast reply.  Downloaded.

Am I right in thinking I need to use 1.10 if I want to replace my two 1TB drives configured as Raid1 with two 2TB drives?  Is 2TB the limit or could I use two 3TB drives?  Is the best advice still to go back to 1.09 after formatting the drives?

Thanks again,

Phill.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 16, 2013, 12:50:37 PM

Thanks for the very fast reply.  Downloaded.

Am I right in thinking I need to use 1.10 if I want to replace my two 1TB drives configured as Raid1 with two 2TB drives?  Is 2TB the limit or could I use two 3TB drives?  Is the best advice still to go back to 1.09 after formatting the drives?

Thanks again,

Phill.

This sticky post should address your questions: DNS-323 - HDD Size and AFT (Advanced Format Technology) Support (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50198.0)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: PhillB on January 16, 2013, 03:28:32 PM
Thanks again for the help.  The link to supported drives on the web site doesn't seem to work any more though, is there any 2TB drives that are known to work well?  Have to admit I hadn't come across the AFT before, aor all modern 2TB drives AFT?

Both my two DNS-323 work fine with two 1TB drives and 1.09 but I'm always short of space on tehm lately hence the thought of installing larger drives if possible,

An alternative I guess would be to buy an updated product to the DNS-323, is there anything comporable that works well?  All I use them for is to backup my PCs and laptopt to.

Thanks,

Phill.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 16, 2013, 07:32:48 PM
Thanks again for the help.  The link to supported drives on the web site doesn't seem to work any more though, is there any 2TB drives that are known to work well?  Have to admit I hadn't come across the AFT before, aor all modern 2TB drives AFT?

Both my two DNS-323 work fine with two 1TB drives and 1.09 but I'm always short of space on tehm lately hence the thought of installing larger drives if possible,

These days it's difficult to find a HDD that's not AFT. There are plenty of 2TB HDDs that should work on the DNS-323. I recommend reading these boards to see what models other DNS-323 owners are using.

An alternative I guess would be to buy an updated product to the DNS-323, is there anything comporable that works well?  All I use them for is to backup my PCs and laptopt to.

The DNS-320L is the latest successor to the DNS-323. The unit is faster than the DNS-323, supports 3TB HDDs, and supports D-Link cloud apps that offers NAS access from Android and Apple mobile devices.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: PhillB on January 18, 2013, 08:31:32 AM
Thanks again for the info, will look at 320L boxes before I upgrade to 2TB drives for my 323s.

All the best,

Phill.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 18, 2013, 08:42:22 AM
Thanks again for the info, will look at 320L boxes before I upgrade to 2TB drives for my 323s.

All the best,

Phill.

Here's the link to the DNS-320L board in case you want to poke around: DNS-320L (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?board=347.0)
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Geekbro on January 19, 2013, 03:05:54 PM
I found a 1.11 beta firmware that I installed and is working a lot better than 1.10 official.  I had been running 1.10 beta 7 for a while and tried to upgrade to official but it kept giving me 04/06/2011 as the release date.  I installed 1.11b01 and it has the date of 12/20/2011.  The biggest change for me is uPnP, it would always fail because of my very large music collection.  Firmware 1.11 took a while but it completed and I have DNLA support now.  Below is link to site where I found firmware.

http:************************************** [LINK REMOVED]
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 20, 2013, 01:39:52 PM
I found a 1.11 beta firmware that I installed and is working a lot better than 1.10 official.  I had been running 1.10 beta 7 for a while and tried to upgrade to official but it kept giving me 04/06/2011 as the release date.  I installed 1.11b01 and it has the date of 12/20/2011.  The biggest change for me is uPnP, it would always fail because of my very large music collection.  Firmware 1.11 took a while but it completed and I have DNLA support now.  Below is link to site where I found firmware.

http:************************************** [LINK REMOVED]


PLEASE DO NOT POST LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES THAT HOST D-LINK FIRMWARE. D-LINK HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONTENT OF EXTERNAL SITES AND CAN NOT VOUCH FOR THE VALIDITY EXTERNALLY HOSTED FILES.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Geekbro on January 20, 2013, 08:06:03 PM
I wouldn't have to link to another website if D-Link would have released the firmware on their site, or release a unpolished beta as a final release.  But thanks for the comment I will make this the last D-Link product I buy, and the last time I visit this site.

Have a great day.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: bertans on January 20, 2013, 11:28:55 PM
I found a 1.11 beta firmware that I installed and is working a lot better than 1.10 official. [...] The biggest change for me is uPnP, it would always fail because of my very large music collection.  Firmware 1.11 took a while but it completed and I have DNLA support now.

I've the same problem with firmware 1.10 (and I'm not the only one). Even if I roll back to 1.08 or 1.09, my television can't see anything inside my NAS... Since I paid for my DNS (not so much but real and good money), can D-Link post the "official" 1.11 beta firmware in order to reply to customers' basic request?

Maybe my choice (DNS323) wasn't so good... what about all my other D-Link products? My loyalty seems to fail.

A
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: FurryNutz on January 20, 2013, 11:49:25 PM
Everyone does realized that the DNS-323 has been Phased Out:
DNS-323 - Revision A
This product will be phased out on:
2/5/2012

This product's last date of support is on:
5/5/2013

If you have any questions about this, you should phone contact DLink support directly and inquire about this and any other FW releases, which probably will not be forthcoming anymore for this model.

Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: bertans on January 21, 2013, 12:18:30 AM
Everyone does realized that the DNS-323 has been Phased Out [...] you should phone contact DLink support directly and inquire about this and any other FW releases, which probably will not be forthcoming anymore for this model.

Everyone does realized I worked for real in order to earn money to buy the DNS 323? And why I sould contact the D-Link support directly if they "probably will not be forthcoming anymore for this model"? An user posted an unofficial beta (I wonder why D-Link didn't)... so, post it again and let sad-users choose what to do with their not-working-nas!

My loyalty had failed. :(
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 21, 2013, 06:38:52 AM
I wouldn't have to link to another website if D-Link would have released the firmware on their site, or release a unpolished beta as a final release. . .

Thanks for pointing out this seeming unpublished firmware version. I'll reach out to my contacts and see if there is in fact a firmware v1.11 that is supported in the United States and ask if they can post it publicly on one of the U.S. sites.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: Dougmc on February 10, 2013, 08:16:33 PM
It's disappointing to me that I buy a new product and right out of the box have problems that I can't seem to find ANY response from the manufacturer about. I have sent a number of polite emails without a single response. That is completely terrible customer service.

Despite the false claims on the box that the product supports Macintosh, this truly is not the case.

I will be taking my complaints to the social media world. Not only my complaints of this specific issue, but my complaints of the complete lack of customer support by a company that I once had respect for.

Anyone interested in buying a barely used (usable) DNS-323?
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 11, 2013, 05:12:47 AM
It's disappointing to me that I buy a new product and right out of the box have problems that I can't seem to find ANY response from the manufacturer about. I have sent a number of polite emails without a single response. That is completely terrible customer service.

Despite the false claims on the box that the product supports Macintosh, this truly is not the case.

I will be taking my complaints to the social media world. Not only my complaints of this specific issue, but my complaints of the complete lack of customer support by a company that I once had respect for.

Anyone interested in buying a barely used (usable) DNS-323?

Although you may have purchased your DNS-323 as new, this model was phased-out of the D-Link ShareCenter product line on 2/5/2012. Did you try calling D-Link technical support to address your issue? If not, I think you will find the live technical support more responsive than email. I also recommend posting your question(s) as a new topic in the DNS-323 board so other users have an opportunity to help.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: steven168 on April 14, 2013, 10:36:07 AM
i will like to have firmware v1.11
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: FurryNutz on April 14, 2013, 10:52:41 AM
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=45134.msg196589#msg196589 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=45134.msg196589#msg196589)

i will like to have firmware v1.11
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: badbob2 on April 20, 2013, 04:44:58 AM
Agreed. I am about to start testing Alt-F ( http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/ (http://code.google.com/p/alt-f/) ) simply because the D-Link firmware for the DNS-323 is still missing basic functionality that other NAS systems I run have, like hanging a backup drive on the USB port and letting the NAS back itself up. Or fixing the FTP server, which is STILL broken after all of these years in it's inability to support an encrypted data channel (always drops back to a clear channel). And yet D-Link wasted time on garbage like "iTune Servers".

Been using ALT for a while, no problems. And extra features, like newer EXT system support, larger HD suppor etc.
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: kentough on October 08, 2014, 11:56:34 PM
Hi.

Many people say they update to 1.10 for formatting, then revert to 1.09 for stable operation.
I can't find 1.09 anywhere.  D-Link only provides firmware 1.10 now.

Can anyone help me find 1.09?
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: ravingfans on October 09, 2014, 09:45:52 AM
Hi, What is the max capacity HDD that can be used in the DNS-323 these days?  Any recommendations on which drive to move up to?  I'm Still rocking along with 4TB total between 2 drives, can I go up to 6TB or 8TB total?

I'm running firmware 1.09 since Feb 2010
Title: Re: DNS-323 - Firmware v1.10 (Official Release) Comments & Observations
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 12, 2015, 04:59:27 AM
Hi, What is the max capacity HDD that can be used in the DNS-323 these days?  Any recommendations on which drive to move up to?  I'm Still rocking along with 4TB total between 2 drives, can I go up to 6TB or 8TB total?

I'm running firmware 1.09 since Feb 2010

DNS-323 - HDD Size and AFT (Advanced Format Technology) Support (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=50198.0)