A while back, Conceptronic has decided to discontinue the CH3SNAS to concentrate on the CH3MNAS and CH3HNAS. Unfortunately users of the CH3SNAS are now stuck with an old firmware and are jealous of the DNS-323 users which get regular updates for their nearly identical device. But luckily there is a way to flash the DNS-323-Firmware on the CH3SNAS so that these users can participate in the run for new features. Werbung
With the following tutorial you can seriously damage your Device if you do not follow the steps below correctly. I won’t be responsible for any damage to your device or dataloss during the operation! Please do not ask D-Link for support of your CH3SNAS! If you still have warranty, you should try to build the missing options with fun_plug instead of changing to the D-Link-Firmware!
With that being said, the journey begins with the download of the following file:
This file will to be flashed using the standard way of flashing within the interface. If you run the Fonz fun_plug on the device, please read this article first before flashing.
Unpack the downloaded File and read through the Files in the ZIP-File. Then goto the Webinterface of the CH3SNAS, choose “Tools” then “Firmware”. Upload the Firmwarefile to the NAS. The NAS will flash the file as shown below and, after booting, will show itself as a DNS-323 with Firmwareversion 1.09. Now do a reset to factory settings. If the Device doesn’t come up immediately, press and hold the reset-button on the back of the device for about 10 seconds until the upper LED on the Front starts flashing. Release the button then.
Now you are running the Firmware of the DNS-323 on your Device. If you want to go back to the CH3SNAS-Firmware, download this File and flash it accordingly:
For advanced users, this is the way how i created the files:
CH3SNAS to DNS-323:
wget http://hezmatt.org/~mpalmer/darcs/dns323-firmware-tools.trunk/mkdns323fw wget http://hezmatt.org/~mpalmer/darcs/dns323-firmware-tools.trunk/splitdns323fw chmod a+x mkdns323fw splitdns323fw wget ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Multimedia/dns323/Firmware/dns323_fw_109.zip unzip dns323_fw_109.zip ./splitdns323fw dns323_fw_109/dns323_fw_109 -k kernel.bin -i initrd.bin -d defaults.tar.gz ./mkdns323fw -k kernel.bin -i initrd.bin -d defaults.tar.gz -c 2 -m 1 -p 7 -s FrodoII -o CH3SNAS_to_DNS-323_fw_109
DNS-323 to CH3SNAS:
wget http://files.nas-tweaks.net/conceptronic_ch3snas/firmware/pre-releases/CH3SNAS.105b05.zip unzip CH3SNAS.105b05.zip ./splitdns323fw CH3SNAS.1.05b05 -k kernel.bin -i initrd.bin -d defaults.tar.gz ./mkdns323fw -k kernel.bin -i initrd.bin -d defaults.tar.gz -c 1 -m 1 -p 7 -s FrodoII -o DNS-323_to_CH3SNAS_fw_105b5
20 thoughts on “Flashing the Conceptronic CH3SNAS with the Firmware of the D-Link DNS-323”
Thanks for the informational website. Just one questions.
I am running the 1.05b5 firmware of Conceptronic with a raid 1 (2x 1,5 GB).
Can I leave my files on my HD’s while flashing or is this tricky?
I most cenrtainly do not want to loose my music and video files….
yes, you can flash the new firmware whilst having your data on the harddisks. It’s more or less a “normal” Firmwareupdate, the D-Link-Firmware will recognize the RAID. Nevertheless, do a backup 😉
OK Uli I will give it atry. Danke schön!
can someone do the same for the CH3HNAS?
sorry, but the CH3HNAS and the DNS-323 are very different, you can’t flash the firmware of the DNS-323 to the CH3HNAS.
I did the flash but now i cant get to the web login what to do
Twonky server 6 is running on 192.168.2.221 there no problems
Is there some one with a good idee???
When you rebooted first (when the fun_plug was disabled), did it work then?
Thanks it worked .
But i think it does not realy add somthing if im wrong please let me know
The new beta containing 4K drive support is on the Dlink website. Any chance to make a package for CH3SNAS like this 109 version?
Would be very nice!
I’d just flash the 1.09 Version and then update to 1.10?
Hi, I would like to know if after putting the D-Link firm on Conceptronic, it could be updated with D-Link updates.
Thanks in advance
After flashing and rebooting I am not able to access the NAS anymore with teh web login….
can you access the webinterface? Did you reset the device to factory settings? (maybe via the button on the back!)
I just used the search utility from D-link, apparently it had another IP address assigned …so it’s working now. 🙂 Thanks!
thats what i thought, yes 😉
Hello, which are the difference between Conceptronic Firm and D-Link Firm?
I’ve got a CH3SNAS and want to flash it now to DNS-323. With the prepared files, I get FW revision 1.09. Then I can update with the files from D-Link to the current release. The problem is: two different hardware revisions (A and C) are provided at https://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DNS-323
Which D-Link hardware revision correspondent to the CH3SNAS?
Hi, im having a problem with the certificate, anyone knows how to solve ?
Reply: 234 AUTH TLS OK.
Status: Performing TLS handshake…
Status: TLS handshake successful, verifying certificate…
Status: Received 1 certificates from server.
Status: cert: subject=’C=US,ST=California,L=Fountain Valley,CN=192.168.1.10′ issuer=’C=US,ST=California,L=Fountain Valley,CN=192.168.1.10′
Error: Certificate verification failed: The certificate is NOT trusted. The certificate chain uses insecure algorithm.