DIGITUS NAS Server | OPL - Network Issues
I already posted some infos about my network issues in the sticky
Open PS2 Loader Project - v0.6-thread but decided to create
separate thread here.
Here is link to the posting which describes my problem:
The DIGITUS DN-7023-1 is a really small, cheap and simple NAS-server which
can connect USB-devices to a network. Besides FTP and BitTorrent functionality
it also provides SMB-support which allows sharing folders / files of the
connected USB-device over the network. This was the main reason for getting this
device in the first place, as I want to use the OPL-SMB-core.
izdubar has been really helpful to me but we couldn't figure out why the
NAS-server doesn't work with the OPL / PS2-slim.
When executing "Start Network" in OPL, the network counter goes down to 1 and
"No Items" is displayed. When capturing traffic with Wireshark you can see that
the NAS-server ignores my PS2-slim's ARP-whohas-request. The funny thing is that after
"No Items" is displayed, the access lights of the connected USB-pen-drive are blinking
for a short period of time. So the NAS-server definitely sees the ARP-request as it's
accessing the USB-pen-drive but doesn't bother to send a reply for some strange reason.
If my local computer sends the ARP-request (wrote a simple console-based app to test
this; see the attachment for the source) the NAS-server responds immediately.
The PS2-slim, NAS-server and my local computer are connected by a router.
The PS2-slim is a SCPH-70004.
192.168.2.1 - Speedport 503V Router
192.168.2.108 - Local computer
192.168.2.109 - PS2-slim
192.168.2.112 - NAS-server
Sketch of my network setup:
Nothing fancy as you can see. ;)
I doubt that there's an issue with my network setup as the NAS-server directly connected to the PS2-slim doesn't work either.
When connecting directly OPL even freezes at "Network Loading 1", no matter which port or gateway I'm using.
Pinging the PS2-slim or my NAS-server from my local computer does work fine though.
BTW, does anyone know an app(*.elf) that pings from the PS2-slim to other network devices?
Screenshot of the captured traffic:
Screenshots of the ARP-requests:
Local computer ARP-request:
The only difference between those ARP-requests are the IP-addresses, MAC-addresses
and additional trailer bytes in the PS2-slim's ARP-request. When I spoof the MAC-address
of the PS2-slim with my local computer the NAS-server sends a reply, so the MAC-address
shouldn't be the reason. I am currently trying to create a test app which sends an
ARP-request with trailer bytes from my local computer to the NAS-server to verify if this
is the culprit.
Here is a list of other things I did:
- Switched ethernet cables.
- Used different LAN-ports of my router.
- Tried a different USB-pen-drive.
- Changed IP-addresses of all devices.
- Installed new firmware (Patriot Gearbox 1.3)
I can also access the SMB-share using \\192.168.2.112\\PS2SMB without any problem from my local
Are you sure that the device you tested uses the same firmware. There exists a Digitus DN-7023 and
a successor named Digitus DN-7023-1 (this is the one I own). They have different chipsets:
I guess I can't use the basic84 firmware that you mentioned here:
Digitus DN-7023 -> ? (Maybe R2882)
Digitus DN-7023-1 -> R3282 (Guessed from my current firmware "R3282-1.56b LOADER32 1.20e W1.30-FAT32")
I'm really close to throwing this NAS-server out of my window. :rant:
So I'm thankful for every single suggestion. :-pray: