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Author Topic: DIR-655 via UNC  (Read 1874 times)


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DIR-655 via UNC
« on: December 23, 2013, 11:13:23 AM »


Just got a D-Link DIR-655 router and for some reason can not get a hold of any computer using its user friendly names via UNC path (\\computername).

For example I have a Dlink RAID 1 NAS downstairs (named it DLINK-3) and can ping it, (end up at DLINK's SanFran DNS server, but cannot use the UNC \\dlink-3 naming convention here via the Run windows at home to connect.

Same with my Server 2003 which is in a different network.  I could do all this with my Linksys router I just replaced.

Checking Google, people have mentioned turning off DNS Relay, but it has a check mark in it and grayed out so I can't change it.

Did update on the router - Hardware Version B1, Firmware Version: 2.10NA

Running Windows 7 and XP on different computers, all the same result, can't find DLink-3.

« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 11:18:59 AM by johnbrooks »


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Re: DIR-655 via UNC
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 11:18:19 AM »

I just looked at TOOLS/Dynamic DNS window and "Enable Dynamic DNS:" is unchecked.  So why is it checked off in the normal setup?  Albeit it is grayed out with a checkmark, that may mean it isn't engaged?
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 11:23:22 AM by johnbrooks »


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Re: DIR-655 via UNC
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 12:48:40 PM »


  • What region are you located?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?

To get the use of DNS relay, disable Advanced DNS Service, I believe this is found under Setup/Internet...

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