How to connect to my Synology or Qnap NAS directly via LAN/Ethernet cable

How to connect to my Synology or Qnap NAS directly via LAN/Ethernet cable?

If you are planning to connect directly- this is probably because you want to have a:

  • private connection to a NAS
  • do not have a switch
  • want to maximize the potential data transfer speed
  1. First of all, you will need to make sure you have a fixed IP set on your computer. Disconecting from router will wipe it if its set to be automatic.
    1. open network setting

    2. Right click the connection you will use

    3. Choose IP4 and click properties

    4. Choose manual IP

  2. Set a manual IP address on your NAS in same IP range
    1. Open control panel and search Network

    2. Select Network Interface

    3. Choose A LAN port you will use and click edit

    4. Choose an IP within a similar IP range and you are ready to go.

 


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