So I have a DNS-323 set-up to store my itunes library. It's fine if I'm just watching on my computer (not as fast as a USB drive, but that's understandable) but I find that when I stream to my AppleTV it's not reliable/slow. There is a mixture of wireless and wired connections to get there and understand that it's a less than ideal set-up. I have read that it is possible to connect the DNS-323 directly to a computer and figure that might help with the speed. I have the latest firmware and have set the NAS to a static IP. When I connect it directly to my computer, the NAS recognizes a network connection (the network icon lights up on the DNS-323) but I am unable to connect to it. I have tried 192.168.1.x from 1-200 and none of them work. I installed a Bonjour add-on to the NAS and using a program called Bonjour Browser am able to see the NAS with it's associated IP. I cannot connect to it still. Is anyone able to help me out with this? I have tried SMB and FTP connections and when it's connected to my router there are no problems, when connected to my computer it is unable to connect. If more information is needed, I'll do my best to provide it.