Useful tips

Can you connect to a NAS directly?

Can you connect to a NAS directly?

If you want to connect your NAS directly, you can do it. Set up manual IP on your PC and NAS with a one in the same IP range. Than use Synology finder app or type IP in the address bar and it’s done. Maximum speed for regular network cable is 1Gb/s which is around 115MB/s in real life.

Why does my NAS have 2 Ethernet ports?

Business Storage Rackmount Network-Attached Storage devices include two Ethernet ports for connection to your router. You can link them together for: Bonding: Up to two times the bandwidth and backup in case one of the ports/cables fails. The NAS will immediately switch to the working Ethernet connection.

How do I connect direct Ethernet?

Configure a TCP/IP direct Ethernet connection

  1. Right click on the ‘Network Neighborhood’ icon on the desktop and select ‘Properties’.
  2. Select the ‘Configuration’ tab.
  3. Select the TCP/IP item for your Ethernet Network Interface Card and click on the ‘Properties’ button.
  4. IP Address:
  5. IO Mask:

Can I connect my iMac to my Synology NAS via Ethernet cable directly?

So the question is: can you connect your iMac to Synology NAS via Ethernet cable directly without plugging it into the router? Yes, you can. If you enable the DHCP server on Synology NAS, your Mac will get an IP automatically, and you need to set a static IP in the range of your default NAS IP.

Can you connect a NAS to a PC via Ethernet?

Looking at those instructions, here’s what’s going on: Your PC ethernet is forming a network connected to the Synology port. At a physical layer, PC <->NAS looks clear. So that’s good. Data-Link is probably good as well, assuming your cabling and hardware is good.

Can a NAS be used as a WiFi router?

You can use any ethernet port on the NAS that has a static IP address but, you should use the same IP range on the PC. Once you login, you can transfer data almost 10x faster compared to 2.4GHz Wifi Router.

How to access a Synology NAS over Ethernet?

Access NAS over Ethernet using Synology Assistant This step involves assigning a Static IP address to your Synology NAS. The process is almost the same for all Synology NAS devices. In the first step, Here, I have used Synology DS220+ to demonstrate the process. The DS220+ NAS has two LAN ports.

Can you change the IP address of a NAS?

Else, you’ll not be able to access the NAS. You can change the IP address of your PC but not the IP address of NAS unless you have access to NAS. Check out this tutorial to set up your newly bought Synology DS220+ or any other Synology NAS. 1. Assign a static IP address to NAS 2. Assign a static IP address to Mac or Windows PC 3.