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My network's external IP address is dynamic and so changes all the time.
The last know IP address is ...
As of 11 SEP 2010 = 90.244.172.166



BT HomeHub 5
Acts as DHCP for internal network nodes.
Connect to it using IP address 192.168.1.254



Synology DiskStation (Ds211j)
My NAS is registered with Synoloy's QuickConnect service (ID = MATTCOOKSYNOLOGY).
This allows you to log in to the DSM web front-end remotely (over the internet).

To manage this, log in to Synology's "MyDS" Account website.
(This needs to be refreshed every 60 days.)

Assigned a static (internal) IP address via DHCP from the router = 192.168.1.99

Note: The Chrome browser, from ver 45, has less support for Java.
I have had problems with File Station failing to upload ... but on IE11 it works.

Reinstall DSM
Occasionally the operating system loses its configuration, requiring the OS to be reinstalled.
This does not destroy any data but does require the OS to be set up again from scratch.
Synology offer a guide here.
  • Download the latest version of DSM (for Ds211j).
  • Press RESET button for 4 sec until it beeps.
  • Press RESET button again for 4 sec, within next 10 sec, until it beeps again.
  • Run Synology Assistant, and the status will say "Not Configured".
  • Double-click on the NAS to start the install wizard.

After the re-install ...
You may need to (or be prompted to) update the DSM 
Control Panel > System > Updates & Restore

Restore the previous configuration (so save regularly) using ...
Control Panel > System > Updates & Restore > Configuration Backup > Restore Configuration

If the restore doesn't work, I usually change the login style template (to black) to indicate it's not a fresh install.
  • Control Panel > Theme > Login Style
  • Login Page Title = "Matt's NAS"
  • Welcome Title = "You are NOT welcome !!!"
  • Welcome Message = "This is a private secure facility. Do not attempt to log in !"
  • Template ... change to the black one.
  • Turn wallpaper OFF and set to white ... Options > Personal > Desktop ... check 'Customize color'.

Need to enable DDNS to allow synology hosted URL to stay active.
  • Control Panel > Connectivity > External Access > DDNS > Add 
  • Service Provider = Synology
  • Host Name = mattcooksynology
  • Click the 'Test Connection' button, which should return Status = "Normal"
  • Check the box to agree with T&Cs and Privacy Policy.

The following is a list of packages that need re-installing;
  • USB Copy (should auto install)
  • Universal Search (should auto install)
  • Media Server (should auto install)
  • File Station (should auto install)
  • Download Station (should auto install)
  • Audio Station (should auto install)
  • Hyper Backup (should auto install)
  • Cloud Station Server
  • Photo Station (inc PHP 7.0)
  • Video Station
  • Plex (no longer seems available for the DS211j)
DSM:
https://mattcooksynology.de.quickconnect.to

Photo Station:
https://mattcooksynology.quickconnect.to/photo/admin_index.php

Cloud Station:
To (re)setup;
1. On DSM, open the app ... Main Menu > Cloud Station Server
2. Navigate to Settings > Sync Settings
3. Select the XCHANGE shared folder.
4. Click the 'Enable' button.
In the Cloud Station Client;
5. For the NAS select folder ... //XCHANGE/SYNC/CloudStation
6. For a PC select folder ... C:\SYNC ... (as it will automatically choose the CloudStation subfolder).
7. For Android select internal folder ... SYNC\CloudStation

Plex:
http://192.168.1.99:32400/web/index.html
After installation, it takes a while to index all the media, before client apps can get access.
Seems to have been withdrawn from DS211j ... plus lots of negative comments about it on a DS211j.



Old Equipment

LaCie Networkspace
ftp://<username>:<password>@<ip_address>/openshare

Tesco Broadband Thomson Router

http://192.168.1.254/

Assign FTP Server to Lacie: Home > Toolbox > Game & Application Sharing
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