Snow Leopard and Dlink NAS DNS323


An MacOS upgrade to Snow Leopard killed all the mapping to the home NAS server I had setup on Dlink DNS-323 NAS box.

Snow Leopard won’t let me connect to the NAS Box at all. The shares were fine, and I could access them from other systems.

I had fairly recent version of firmware for the NAS too. Some people had posted messages saying updating the firmware to 1.08 (which is a beta) solved this problem for them.

I wasn’t about to install a beta software on my NAS box.

I could map the volume if I took off the passwords to the shares, but that too wasn’t an acceptable solution.

After a few trial and error, I found a strange thing. If i set the passwords only as Numeric then SnowLeopard mounts it!

Haven’t figured why this should be so. It can’t be a protocol problem if it works fine with a numeric password.

Anyway, it works fine again, though I have to remount the network volume on three other home systems. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Snow Leopard and Dlink NAS DNS323

  1. I have tried using numeric password only, and it doesn’t work for me :(.

    • Hmm, Strange… It works for me perfectly.

      One thing I have noted about DNS323 is that each time it is powered up, we need to login as admin thru its HTTP interface, and in Device Settings, save the workgroup information. Perhaps this is a bug that is fixed in later firmware.

  2. Well, I don’t know if that’s going to work for me, but definitely worked for you! 🙂 Excellent post!

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