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 = 126.96.36.199
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.
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.
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.
Need to enable DDNS to allow synology hosted URL to stay active.
The following is a list of packages that need re-installing;
1. On DSM, open the Cloud Station Server app.
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
After installation, it takes a while to index all the media, before client apps can get access.
Tesco Broadband Thomson Router
Assign FTP Server to Lacie: Home > Toolbox > Game & Application Sharing