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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 17:21    Post subject: A BETTER NAS that works. Reply with quote
Well here i am after playing the router game for a "Simple" Nas server LOL

I gave up on the bugs and Isues of "trying" to use the router as a Nas Server.

so i got on Ebay and Got a SWEET little toy The LAN-STORAGE Device Model 652 WLXKJ for $28.00 NOT the 651! thay look the same.
its a Nice device with

Features:

2 usb 2.0 ports
you can use 2 7 port usb hubs on it and MORE! "i Now have over 10 hard drives on it!"

10/100Mbps ethernet LAN network RJ45 port

Built in DHCP srever

PLL clock at 250MHz
CPU clock at 250MHz
AHB clock at 125MHz
APB clock at 62MHz

filesystems EXT3,EXT2,FAT32,NTFS Without bugs and without limits!

Torrent Download AND Transmission

Just Replace the FUKBOON firmware with SNAKE OS firmware and there aint mutch you cant do with the drvice.

IMPROVEMENTS

Kernel: Tuned for higher network performance.
DHCP: System is a dhcp client by default after flashing. Due to requests.
Firmware upgrade: Used to need disk in /usb/sda1 for firmware upgrade process, but now it will pick any mounted disk, no matter which mount point.
NEW: Full ftp server based on VSFTPD 2.2.0.
NEW: Access to system message logs in web admin interface.
NEW: Added option to set a disk name to be mounted under /usb, it will recognize a disk "uuid+label" (will call it signature) and optionally specify a mount point with a custom name. It nothing was done, the naming will be the same as early versions (sda1. sda2, sdb1...).


GNU utils: Busybox 1.14.2 patched.
Device management: Busybox 1.14.2 mdev.
Samba server: Samba 2.0.10 patched.
FTP server: Vsftpd 2.2.0 patched.
Disk Management: E2fsprogs 1.41.8.
Print Server: p910nd 0.93. The printer processes are dinamically started/stoppes when a printer is connected and disconnected.
SSH Daemon: Dropbear sshd version 0.52, with rsa and dss keys
Torrent: Transmission daemon 1.73. Encryption and default web interface enabled.
Filesystems recognized: ext2, ext3, fat, vfat, ntfs, jffs2.
NTP client: ntpclient 2007.
Swap and Torrent automagically started when a disk with correct config is inserted (already had torrent/swap in use on it and the current configuration points to that location. When removal is detected, those services are stopped too.



Web admin:
Access the device from your browser: http://<IP> or http://<IP>/index.html , where <IP> is initially 192.168.0.240 or another IP address, if you had changed it...

Web admin sections:

My NAS: General device status and reboot.

Device->Hostname: Change system name.
Device->IP Address: Manual or automatic IP Address settings.
Device->MAC Address: Manual MAC address management. When the device is flashed, the MAC will change.
Device->Time: Manutal date/time setting os ntp config. It will try to connect every hour to keep time current. Remember to adjust your timezone here, too.

Disks->Diskname: Disk naming option, it will recognize a disk "uuid+label" (will call it signature) and optionally specify a mount point with a custom name. It will ease with sharing setup, when the order that disks are mounted used to matter.
Disks->Format: The format setting used will be ext3, with only one partition accross the entire disk. It has be choosen because of performance and stability in tests. Note: If you wish a different partitioning, will have to format outside the device in the moment.
Disks->Mount: To verify on which mount point one partition is/will be mounted. If you wish to properly disconnect a device, please umount it here first. A running service may avoid one partition to be umounted. Stop these services and try again, if possible.

Services->FTP: Manage the ftp sharing service and set permission mode.
Services->Samba: Manage the file sharing service and set permission mode. All files will be owned by root on ext2/3 filesystems.
Services->SSHD: Manage the SSH Daemon service and optionally regenerate the keys, if they where compromised, for example. Note: A new key is generated on the first device boot, so dealing with this will not be needed, generally.
Services->Swapfile: Manage the Swapping service. ALWAYS USE IT.
Services->Transmission: Manage the BitTorrent service. Create your folder before setting it. The Transmission service will create a drop folder inside called "torrentwatch", where you can copy a .torrent file and the files will be automatically downloaded.

Sharing->Printers: View of shared printers.
Sharing->Shares: Manage shared samba folders.
Sharing->Users: Manage users and passwords.

System->Config: Save device config to flash or restore the default configuration.
System->Status: General device status and reboot.
System->Log: System message log.
System->Monitor: Monitor CPU, memory and disk space usage.
System->Firmware: Upgrade (or downgrade) your firmware. The process check the file integrity before write.

Credits: People that have helped so far. Of course everyone with ideas is helping, but getting the hands dirty counts, too.

Transmission: Link to Transmission web admin. As a separate process, will ask for login info again. Will default to http://<IP>:9091. When transmission saves config, it keeps the changes only in memory until transmission restart. You will need to save it, back to Services->Transmission, hit Apply and go to System->Config and Save.


Thats just to START with.

you will never "TRY" to use the router as a Nas Again

you can get the good firmware here :

http://groups.google.com/group/dealextreme-nas-

Cool



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 18:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
if you are willing to part with a buck, and want extra capability:

D-Link DNS-323

what makes it worthwhile is a third party firmware called fun plug. what makes fun plug worthwhile is lighttpd, a web server.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm quite happy with my Western Digital Worldbook. SSH-access, optware and a sexy look.
128 MB RAM, 1 TB harddisk

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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
ad5mb wrote:
if you are willing to part with a buck, and want extra capability:

D-Link DNS-323

what makes it worthwhile is a third party firmware called fun plug. what makes fun plug worthwhile is lighttpd, a web server.


what ?
i can do a http wbserver.
frater
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
The only downside I can think of is that I'm on that forum too Laughing
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Asterisk, pixelserv & Pound running on router
Another Asus RT16N as WDS-bridge

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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 18:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
there ya go but not under this name your not.
Laughing
i just got the rcb3R3 firmware in my email today. Razz
the Only one with it sofar.
well other than Douglas himself


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for this info Radioman very interesting indeed. I just may have to snag one. They are about $50 on eBay currently all from China.
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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
D-Link DNS-323 and the Western Digital Worldbook

ummm Only 2 drives ????

The D-Link DNS-323 has a 2TB cap
but can print serve.

The Western Digital Worldbook has a 2TB cap
the Home version is only a Ext. hdd
all but the Studio Edition II cap is at 4TB
but look like all are just local Ext. HDD/ backup/storage devices


you cant run a web cam on it ? http cam server "D-Link DNS-323 " can
you cant run a printer on it ? Print server
you cant put a scanner on it ?
torrent UPload and Download
Hot Swap drives

with this device i KNOW ya can use it with atleast 14 2TB drives.


i just i just ordered my first 6 of 15 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TB drives.

now im broke for another week lol


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 19:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mordak wrote:
Thanks for this info Radioman very interesting indeed. I just may have to snag one. They are about $50 on eBay currently all from China.


$31.99
$36.34
$40.50

JUST MAKE SHURE ITS A 652 not the 651!!
and when you get it put a Heatsink on it .



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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
Arrow oh with the Next firmware you will be able to start to run most anay package you wish on it and configure it in what ever way you wish to!!


Cool
frater
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's cheap but you still need a separate harddisk. The price difference between a WD Worldbook becomes a lot smaller if you add that price. Having only 1 sexy looking device as opposed to this ogre makes the WD still my favourite choice.


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Copperjet 1616 modem in ZipB-config
Asterisk, pixelserv & Pound running on router
Another Asus RT16N as WDS-bridge

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Radioman193
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
cool this is for people that need and want More than
a Ext.hdd
and drives are cheep now so that dont matter.
i just need a lot of room for movies , music and apps and a single hdd box just cant do it.
plus need it all on line 24/7 to download and stream.


and I know Im not the Only one.

and its Small.



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frater
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 22:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
Radioman193 wrote:
cool this is for people that need and want More than a Ext.hdd.

What do you mean?
The WD is much more than an external HDD.
It's a Linux box just like DD-WRT and your device. The WD is not expensive either and there's no significant price difference between your favourite device with a harddisk and this one. Like your Dlink it will show its full potential after it's hacked.

I'm looking for alternatives all the time, but haven't found one yet...

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Kingston 4GB USB-disk 128 MB swap + 1.4GB ext3 on /opt + 2 GB ext3 on /mnt
Copperjet 1616 modem in ZipB-config
Asterisk, pixelserv & Pound running on router
Another Asus RT16N as WDS-bridge

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Release: 12/16/10 (SVN revision: 15758M)
Radioman193
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
ummm not MY Dlink but ok................... Confused :roll:

$28.00 for the NAS device
$108.95 for the 2 1.5TB drives
$136.95

You can have 21+ drives on it.

EXT3,EXT2,jffs2,FAT,FAT16,FAT32,NTFS."Without Bugs, limits or other problems".

FTP
HTTP
Scanner
Printer
*Webcam server
*WiFi
*Web Downloader
*uses external packages
*ext4 and RAID support.
and ALOT More!



Western Digital My Book World Edition 1 TB Network Attached Storage WDH1NC10000N (White)
$169.00

2TB CAP

Cool


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