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wehaveall:
Has anyone tried to setup the device in windows 7?? Here I cant map the drive or even acess it. I see only the black icon on Network. There shoud be already a drive or firmware support for the new Microsoft' OS.

fordem:
You probably have a Windows 7 side issue - the DNS-3xx series of NAS devices all use industry standard SMB and should be useable with any OS supporting SMB, no device drivers are required.

I've experienced no problems using my DNS-323 with Windows 7 (64 bit)

lis1974:

--- Quote from: wehaveall on March 24, 2009, 08:28:20 PM ---Has anyone tried to setup the device in windows 7?? Here I cant map the drive or even acess it. I see only the black icon on Network. There shoud be already a drive or firmware support for the new Microsoft' OS.

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1. Windows 7 is beta. I don't think "There shoud be already a drive or firmware support for the new Microsoft' OS"  can be applied to this case.
2. Try drivers from Vista.
3. Go to Explorer and map drives by using MAP NETWORK DRIVE. Folder: \\DLINK_IP_ADDRESS\D-LINK_VOLUME_NAME   
4. Will try how it working at home. As soon as I have time. I install Windows 7 inside of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. So moving of  this installation from job to home must be easy(just copy one file - virtual hard drive).

mig:
This is not a driver issues, more likely what you are seeing, is a SMB (Samba) issue.
(FYI, the DNS-321 uses Samba to allow Microsoft OSs to access the DNS-321's drives)

In Windows 7 (beta) Microsoft has "re-worked" their networking component to make it easier to
share you files with other Windows 7 computers.  Part of Microsoft's new networking code is a new
concept called "HomeGroup".  from http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/13/windows-7-homegroup-overview

"HomeGroup in Windows 7 will simplify the tasks associated with sharing music, pictures and documents
within your home network and Windows 7 PCs."

Problem is, this new networking concept doesn't seem to work well with non-Windows 7 (beta) PCs.
Perhaps, there will be new code introduced in a future version of Samba (www.samba.org) to account
for this new networking concept, if Microsoft is forthcoming with the detail of their new networking strategy.

See http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/75-63-windows-samba-issue for a discussion of Win7 Samba issues.

Until, Samba is updated, and D-Link uses the newer Samba in the DNS-321 firmware, you should not
expect Windows 7 (beta) PCs to work well with the DNS-321.

DESIi1:
I had the same Maping problem with Win 7 64B and my DNS-321

Manually maping per the templet below worked fine.  You can use the D-Link Easy Search utility to get the info you need, e.g. IP and Volume names.

    3. Go to Explorer and map drives by using MAP NETWORK DRIVE.
        Folder:  \\DLINK_IP_ADDRESS\D-LINK_VOLUME_NAME 

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