Setup Browser Battles
Both Windows and Mac computers are supported by the G600, so I started configuration using my Apple iBook. The G600 uses network auto-discovery protocols, supporting both Bonjour (the protocol formerly known as Rendezvous) and UPnP. D-Link advertises this as a way to automatically add the network drive to your system, but it's not quite that easy.
What this feature really means is that the configuration web server on the device is advertised on the network. On my iBook, it showed up as "DSM-G600" under my Bonjour bookmarks; under XP, I got a new UPnP icon in the System Notification (Tray) area. In both cases, the automatic discovery process was just used as a way to get to the web configuration page.
Using Safari - the default web browser on my iBook - I used the Bonjour bookmark to start down the wizard path on the initial configuration page (see Figure 2). It was there that I found standard settings for changing the default administration password and network parameters. But after two configuration pages, I could get no further.
Figure 2: Setup Wizard
The "Next" button here had no effect; even though Safari was listed as being supported, I assumed it was a browser issue so I started up Firefox and went down the same path. This time I got all the way to the end of the wizard, but once again I got hung up, as the final "Restart" button had no effect. I could only quit the wizard; none of my changes could be applied (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: The Setup Wizard and Mac OS X don't play nicely together
Once I had the basic settings configured using the Wizard, I started exploring the other options.