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Manage the network settings for your NAS OS device.
The table lists the general network settings for the LAN ports, including the:
To review or modify the settings, pass the cursor to the far right of the LAN port to make the Edit pull-down menu visible. You can choose:
Important info on network addressing: Changes to the IP address must be consistent with the values of the router and/or network. You can lose contact with your NAS by typing addresses that are not available on your network.
Icons representing the two LAN ports on the Connections tab indicate connection to the network. An icon will become highlighted when the cursor is passed over the port.
Seagate NAS OS supports port aggregation for NAS equipped with two or more LAN ports. Review the instructions below to learn how to configure your NAS for port aggregation.
Important info on connecting both LANs: When connecting both LAN ports to one or more routers, make certain to configure your NAS OS device for multiple networks, load balancing, or fault tolerance. Leaving both ports active without creating a bridge or bond can create problems for the NAS OS devices' network identification, potentially losing its IP address.
Two separate networks can share the NAS.
Each LAN port should have its own unique IP address. For example, the subnets of the IP addresses will be different to reflect connection to two separate networks. The subnets are the third segment of numbers. The subnet of the address 192.168.3.20 is //3//.
IP addressing: You can manually configure the IP addresses for the LAN connections by selecting Edit.
Configure both Ethernet ports to act together for speeds up to 1.5 times faster than a single LAN connection. You also get added security should one of the Ethernet cables or ports fail.
Before following the directions below, make certain that your switch or router supports link aggregation:
You can change the name from the default in the Name field. Bonding will create a unified IP address (DHCP or Manual configuration). To use a manual address, choose Manual to complete all the fields. The IP address must be consistent with the values of your network. Choose Finish to complete the bonding.
The two LAN ports are listed as one on the Connections tab.
Configure fault tolerance to keep your NAS connected to the network even if one Ethernet port or cable fails. Before following the directions below, make certain that your network switch or router supports link aggregation.
Note on failover for bonding versus fault tolerance: Both bonding and fault tolerance can save you from losing productivity in the event that a single LAN fails (e.g. port, router port, cable, etc.). In the event of LAN failure in Load balancing bond, it can take a few minutes for the NAS to switch to single LAN mode. Fault tolerance will make the switch instantly, allowing for uninterrupted communication with the NAS.
A star next to the LAN number marks the primary Ethernet port. The primary Ethernet port:
LAN interface and Seagate Network Assistant: LAN Port 1 must be enabled to use Seagate Network Assistant.
You can reassign the role of primary port. (Both ports must have been connected to a network to reassign priority.)
A proxy server is used to connect network devices to the Internet. If necessary, your NAS can be configured to use a proxy server.
Use this page to manage your NAS's port forwarding.
Internet access, file services (e.g. SMB, AFP, NFS), and application services (e.g. remote access (see MyNAS), download machine, etc.) use port numbers on the NAS and the network router. Automatic port forwarding is turned on by default and the port numbers are the same for both the NAS port and Router port columns.
In most instances, automatic port forwarding should help you access services on the NAS. However, enterprise- level network security or port availability on your router can prevent access to ports. Therefore, it may be necessary to change the router port numbers manually for services. Before adjusting numbers in this tab, confirm that the ports you wish to use are available on your router. For example, if you intend to change download machine to router port number 8800, you must make certain that port 8800 is available on your router and assigned to your NAS. Additionally, your router must be compatible with UPnP-IGD/NAT-PMP protocols. See your router's user manual for details.
To change the router port for a service on the NAS, choose its value in the Router port column.
To disable port forwarding for a service, pass the cursor to the far right of its column to make the Edit pull-down menu visible and choose Disable.
Note on services in the Port forwarding tab: Download machine and other services will appear in this tab once they have been enabled.