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How to connect to your QNAP NAS

QNAP TS-231
QNAP TS-231 (Image credit: QNAP)

Setting up a QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) server is a painless process. All you need to do is fire up the NAS, locate it on your network, and run through some initial configuration screens. This guide will walk you through each step to get up and running.

Products used in this guide

  • Two-bay NAS: QNAP TS-251D (opens in new tab) ($319 at Amazon)
  • Four-bay NAS: QNAP TS-451+ (opens in new tab) ($388 at Amazon)

How to set up and connect to your QNAP NAS

  1. Turn on the NAS.
  2. Look up the IP using your router or download QNAP Qfinder Pro to search.
  3. Load the IP address in your favorite browser.
  4. Follow the initial setup wizard to configure the NAS.

QNAP QTS

Source: QNAP (Image credit: Source: QNAP)
  1. Once complete, you'll be greeted by QTS and are ready to go.
Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.