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Author Topic: How to connect the DNS-323 to iMac?  (Read 28965 times)


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How to connect the DNS-323 to iMac?
« on: February 11, 2008, 06:45:56 PM »

Recently I kinda use my iMac more often than my PC. Since I use this DNS-323 as my photo bank, I want to connect it to my iMac so I just could retrieve any photo that I want easily. The problem is that I get confuse how to connect the DNS to the iMac? My iMac model is iMac 4,1 with Intel Core Duo 2 Ghz. I found that there's a search software for the PC to find out the DNS-323, but I don't see any for Macintosh. Why the producer doesn't notice this as databank server like this would also being used by Mac user? Anyone could help me out as I'm not familiar with Macintosh networking itself? Thanks in advance


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Re: How to connect the DNS-323 to iMac?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 02:04:17 AM »

I assume you know the IP address of the DNS-323 unit. It is the same IP address you use to configure DNS-323 using your Web browser. I strongly recommend to assign a static local IP for DNS-323. Use the following procedure to connect from iMac:

In Finder menu, go to "Connect Network", enter the following into the address bar:

smb://DNS-323_IP_address/Volume_name    <hit enter>

 if prompted, enter your DNS-323 user name and password.

Here is an example: (yours will be different)


Hope this helps



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Re: How to connect the DNS-323 to iMac?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 06:43:40 AM »

Thank you very much jazzman...I do appreciate it.

By the way, before I try your way, I bought Mac OS Leopard couple days ago and installed it to my iMac today. You know what? Suddenly, the DNS-323 just on the Finder menu without any effort needed. Amazing OS.  :o

After I noticed that, I curious to try your way...and it just work too, as I was asked the user and password I set on the DNS-323. You are the genius !!  ;)


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Re: How to connect the DNS-323 to iMac?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 09:19:55 AM »

Sometimes you may not be able to mount through Finder> Network

However in Snow Leopard the DNS is visible under Finder> Shared, but the connection fails everytime it tries to connect.

In that case click on Go> Connect to Server> smb:// (IP address of DNS-323)

click on Go> Connect to Server> smb://

Enter the password for your DNS-323, select the volumes & mount them

The volumes should appear under Finder>Shared