Install Transmission BitTorrent Client on Dlink DNS-320

This guides assume you already have fun_plug 0.5 installed and running.

This guides are divided into 3 main section namely download packages, install & configure.

Download

Transmission v2.82

Curl v7.18

Install

1. Run PuTTY and log into DNS-320

2. Change directory to “/mnt/HD/HD_a2” & copy both packages into “/ffp/pkg” folder.

3. Install Curl

funpkg -i /ffp/pkg/curl-7.18.1.tgz

3. Install Transmission

funpkg -i /ffp/pkg/transmission-2.82-1.tgz

Configure

1. Edit Transmission start script to change home directory setting

vi /ffp/start/transmission.sh

Look for

TRANSMISSION_HOME=/mnt/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon

Change to

TRANSMISSION_HOME=/mnt/HD/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon

Save the file.

2. Configure by issuing the following command. Make sure you change USERNAME & PASSWORD to your preferred username & password.

su nobody -c "/ffp/bin/transmission-daemon -f -g /mnt/HD/HD_a2/.transmission-daemon -w /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Downloads -t -u USERNAME -v PASSWORD -a 127.0.0.1,192.168.*.*"

Wait for a while, transmission should be up and running.

3. Verify that transmission is running properly by opening transmission web interface. Type http://<your NAS IP>:9091/ in your browser to access the Web interface. After entering username & password you should see torrent que page.

4. You may now press CTRL-C in putty terminal & issue the following command to start transmission

/ffp/start/transmission.sh start

5. If you need to change the configuration such as to white list IPs to connect to Transmission Client, you may edit the following file

/.transmission-daemon/settings.json

7. You may want to download Transmission Remote GUI for Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.


8 comments… add one
  • hello,

    I did everything that you wrote, but when I want to start Transmission I always receive the following message: /ffp/bin/transmission-daemon: can’t resolve symbol ‘__register_frame_info’
    Any idea how can I fix it?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • Hello Robert, I never encounter this. Just to check, are using the similar ffp & transmission version?

      Reply
  • Ok, I made a clear install from the beginning, and now it’s OK.
    Thanks! 😉

    Reply
    • You’re welcome. I’m glad that you made it.

      Reply
  • Hi, I have a question.
    If I install this app to my D-Link320, should I seed my downloaded torrent data back?
    On which interface will I manage my torrents? On web interface or via torrent client program on my win desktop?

    Reply
    • Hi Johhny,

      The original torrent client comes with DNS-320 is different than this one. If you want to seed completed torrent, you have to move the folder/files to Transmission download folder & import the torrent file.

      You can manage through both windows program and web interface. Normally it will be at port 9091.

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      • Thanks for your answer.
        I have a thecus n299 now, and it is a very weak device.
        It can download torrent data, but it cannot seed it back, and it cannot manage torrent files that are larges than 2GB.

        If I install this Transmission BitTorrent Client to my another NAS, which is a D-link dns320, will I meet limitations something like I mentioned before?

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        • No such problem exist with D-Link DNS-320 with Transmission installed. Previously I downloaded 8GB torrent without any problem.

          Reply

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