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#266980 - 2017-08-18 14:26 NAS Drive Network Setup
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I now have Roon running core on an old i5 windows laptop I had lying around (and running pretty well) and have exported my Sooloos library to my Synology NAS.

It's all running OK after a few initial problems ironed out, but I'm not very network savvy and it occurred to me that the way I addressed the NAS store in Roon might not be the best if any of the network devices or NAS get turned off/reboot?

Do I need to/should I assign a static IP to the NAS, or is there an easier way to address it so it's automatically found again when the above occurs (can I use it's name on the network, etc.?).

Sorry, but used to Sooloos where everything pretty much 'found itself' again after a power cycle. Also, do I need to do this for any of the other components on the network (818, or PC core)?

Thanks!


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#266982 - 2017-08-18 14:46 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: 3dit0r]
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I found my NAS seemed to get a new IP address after a power down or power cut, I assigned the core and the NAS fixed IP addresses and the issue was resolved, I left the endpoints on DHCP.


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#266989 - 2017-08-18 16:21 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks, sounds sensible. No I just have to work out how to do that!

Is it a router thing, or a NAS/PC core setup thing?


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#267026 - 2017-08-19 15:21 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: 3dit0r]
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NAS settings should allow you fix the IP address


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#267030 - 2017-08-19 16:23 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: Altus]
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Thanks, I'll have a go at it on Monday. Everything's working at the moment so I'm a little wary of fiddling when I don't really know a great deal about more advanced networking. I looked up a guide on a Synology forum, but I'm still not entirely clear on it.

The core is running on a Windows laptop, so I'll have to be doubly careful not to mess that up! Never mind, always good to learn something new!


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#267138 - 2017-08-23 11:31 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: 3dit0r]
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James,

You can either fix the IP address in the NAS or use your router to assign a fixed IP address to your NAS' MAC address.

If you fix the IP in the NAS then make sure that it is outside the range that your router is using.

For example my router assigns IP addresses via DHCP in the range 192.168.1.11 upwards. This leaves 192.168.1.0 - 10 to be assigned via fixed IP if I wish. I use these for NASes, printers, network switches etc.

However I also let the router assign fixed IP addresses via DHCP to some of my other network items (MS200s etc.) so that I can find them easily if I need to adjust their settings via the web interface.


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#267139 - 2017-08-23 11:48 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: dpstjp]
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Thanks Dominic,

In fact I tackled this yesterday and, after much research, did exactly as you suggested - I reserved the IP address in the router, rather than assigning the NAS a static IP, to avoid conflicts.

The most difficult part was finding out how to get past the silly stripped down UI of my Plusnet router, but it was possible to get into the original Sagem page to do this more advanced stuff.

All seems to be working OK and a useful skill to have!

Thanks for everyone's help!


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#267301 - 2017-08-27 19:07 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: 3dit0r]
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Excellent! I am a PlusNet subscriber but do buy my own routers for the extra flexibility and features that doing that gives me.

You do need to be prepared to forego their helpline if you take this route though.


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#269336 - 2017-10-27 04:45 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: dpstjp]
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Considering I now have the pleasure of between 100 and 300 power cuts a month (each one petrified I will "fry" my system) I would go static IP.

My NAS with Roon was just a bit all over - and since then other than the number or times it all goes down, so far it's been sorted.

UPS on the NAS to try protect database corruptions of both my Music and Photos. now looking at how many UPS I need to put around the house to cover all eventualities!


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#269338 - 2017-10-27 06:35 Re: NAS Drive Network Setup [Re: Cmr600]
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