After plugging in your Synology Network Attached Storage device, it's actually relatively easy to connect to the unit through your web browser. Synology offers an external connection service that makes the whole process painless, and there's software you can download and use if everything fails.
How to connect to your new Synology Network Attached Storage:
- Turn on the NAS.
- Wait for the unit to complete its boot sequence.
- Fire up your web browser and enter find.synology.com or diskstation:5000.
- You should now be greeted by the configuration wizard.
Should the above not work through your web browser, there is a redundant step you can take to connect to the NAS. Synology offers the Synology Assistant, which can help you connect to and manage various company NAS units on the network.
- Head to the Synology website.
- Choose your NAS model.
- Download Synology Assistant.
- Install the software.
- Run Synology Assistant.
- Allow the suite to search your network.
- Right-click your NAS and choose Connect.
Your web browser should launch with the wizard for initial configuration. (If, for some reason, you quit the wizard before you complete all the steps, simply log into the DiskStation Manager (DSM) with the username admin, and a blank password.)
Once you have configured your NAS and wish to connect to it again, simply use the IP of the NAS in your web browser with port 80 on the end (example: 192.168.0.30:80) or use the Synology Assistant.