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Hooking Up the D-Link DNS-120

The D-Link DNS-120 assumes that you have an Ethernet-based network setup and, of course, a USB storage device that you're trying to share. The physical setup of the DNS-120 is pretty simple. Start by connecting an Ethernet cable between your network router and the DNS-120, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Figure 1 Connecting an Ethernet cable between the wired/wireless router and the D-Link network storage adapter.

Next, plug the USB drive or USB memory stick you want to share on your network into the back of the DNS-120, as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

Figure 2 Inserting a USB thumb drive into the back of the DNS-120.

The DNS-120 conveniently provides two ports so you can network-share two USB drives simultaneously. Figure 3 shows both my thumb drive and a USB hard drive I have hooked up to the DNS-120.

Figure 3

Figure 3 The DNS-120 with a USB thumb drive and USB IDE drive attached.

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