DLink Dynamic DNS to DNS-320 NAS from anywhere

DLink Dynamic DNS to DNS-320 NAS from anywhere

With a Dynamic DNS service DNS-320 owners can connect to their NAS from anywhere they have an internet connection.

If you team this with WebDav or FTP you have a access to up to 4TB of storage that you can get to any time you choose. This can save you from having to carry around external hard disks if you have decent internet access.

This short tutorial shows you how to set up a free account with DLink and then configure your NAS.

1. Go to http://www.dlinkddns.com and sign up for a new account:

DLink Sign Up

2. Once signed up,  login – make sure you this whilst on the same network as your NAS

DLink Login

3. Now Click to Add Host

Add Host

4. Provide a hostname (something you can remember). Your browser IP will be already set, copy this for the New IP Address if it isn’t already filled in.

Add Host to DLINK

5. Once you have clicked Save you’ll be taken to a list of D-Link Hosts. The free version allows you to only create one Host – which is all you need really.

DLink Host Setup

6. With that done log into your NAS admin page and navigate to the Network Management area and fill out the Dynamic DNS settings with those you choose in step 4.

DNS-320 Management Settings

7. Once you have saved the settings you can now need to log into your router and forward traffic on port 80 / 443 to the internal IP address. Refer to your router instructions or have a look at the following link for some advice.

All that is left to do now is point your internet browser / WebDav client / FTP Application to your newly set up Dynamic DNS address and you are ready to roll.

  6 comments for “DLink Dynamic DNS to DNS-320 NAS from anywhere

  1. Muhd Man
    23/04/2013 at 1:58 am

    Hi.. I just purchasing NAS-320L. If I follow all your instruction above and save my setting. Can I browse using my registered DNS e.g Dnstest.dlinkddns.com from other network, not local network.

  2. 06/05/2013 at 8:02 am

    As long as you forward ports 80 and 443 from your router to your NAS you should be in business.

  3. 09/05/2013 at 6:02 am

    When i hit the save button at step 6 i keep getting “updated failure” – it doesnt like me

  4. Thomas Schubert
    02/07/2013 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the turorial! Is it possible to access two DNS-320 devices within the same local network using this method?

  5. Angélique
    14/09/2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you so much for this amazing straight-forward tutorial! Thank you!

  6. bartosm
    27/11/2016 at 10:15 pm

    I am problem with setting ftp. I use this dns settings, but I can not connect with ftp client. I have open ports 21, 989, 990. If you want more informations, or if you can help me, send me e mail to bartosm@gmail.com. Thank you for your answer.

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