The Ultimate DNS-323 Setup: Part 1 – Router Configuration

Before you begin messing around with a new home server it is important to understand a few things about how your home router operates.

Your router is typically your only device with a direct connection to the internet. All your other devices connect to the internet through the router. Webpages on the internet cant really tell the difference between your computer or someone else’s in your house. The router takes care of figuring out which of your networked computers requested what from the internet.

Static DHCP

Each of you computers attached to the router is typically assigned an IP address from the router itself through a protocol…


The Ultimate DNS-323 Setup: Part 4 – Mulitple Ways To Control Transmission Remotely

Transmission Web Interface

Transmission comes with a fantastic web interface built in. The web interface is sometimes referred to as Clutch, which was the name of the web interface project before it was included officially with Transmission.

While transmission-daemon is running on the DNS-323, you can access the web interface by:

http://<DNS-323 IP>:9091 or in my specific case It is important that you assign you DNS-323 a static IP (easiest to do on the router) so this IP address does not change.

Transmission Remote .NET

This interface is for Windows machines and is very similar to operating uTorrent. The webpage for this project can…


The Ultimate DNS-323 Setup: Part 3 – Transmission Installation & Configuration

Installation of Transmission BitTorrent Client

From your desktop computer, visit You are not looking for an official package; you are looking for the source code. Right click on the bz2 version and click ‘Copy Link Location’. SSH to your DNS-323 and using an unprivileged account, use wget to save the source code on the device (anywhere).

Example: wget

Extract the source code: tar -jxvf  transmission-2.04.tar.bz2

Change dir to the source and build the program:

cd transmission-2.04

./configure –enable-daemon


As root or by using sudo:

make install

Transmission should now be successfully installed.

Configuring Transmission for Remote Control

To configure Transmission we will first launch it so it will create…


The Ultimate DNS-323 Setup: Part 2 – Debian Installation

By the end of this guide you will have

-A fully stable and remotely operable BitTorrent client on your DNS-323. I will show you how to setup 1) A remote web interface and 2) A Windows desktop application that is very similar to uTorrent that can remotely control and monitor your torrents.

-Have your DNS323 download torrent files for you with a single click and without using anything but the Firefox web browser.

-Have your DNS323 automatically extract RAR archives after they are downloaded.

-Store and maintain your torrent downloads on the DNS 323.

-Stream videos and movies from you DNS 323 to your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 (or similarly compatible device).


New Design

Glad to have a new design that isn’t shared by half the web!!

Expect an update very soon with a new guide regarding DNS323, Debian and Transmission BitTorrent…