Synology 1019+

Can't get a LAN cable from your router to your NAS? No problem. Synology has made it so you can use a Wi-Fi dongle on your DS1019+. Here's how you can quickly hook up a dongle to the NAS and connect to your wireless network within the DSM OS.

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How to connect your NAS to Wi-Fi

  1. Firstly, check your dongle is supported.
  2. Plug your Wi-Fi dongle into an available USB port.

  3. If using a supported dongle, head to Control Panel > Wireless > Network Map Configuration.
  4. Choose Join Wireless Network.
  5. Follow the on-screen wizard, filling in your LAN password.

You should now be connected to your wireless network. With certain dongles, it's even possible to configure the Synology DS1019+ into an access point and have other devices connect to it directly. For best network performance, we recommend you rely on the included LAN ports for a wired connection to the outside world.

Our top equipment picks

The DS1019+ from Synology is a five-bay NAS that's ideal for a large storage home server and it can even accommodate a wireless dongle for getting rid of cables. When you have your NAS placed in the home or office that happens to have a considerable distance between the server and router, it's good to have a backup plan where all you need is a compatible Wi-Fi dongle.

Our Pick

Synology DS1019+

Massive capacity

The DS1019+ from Synology is a powerful NAS with five drive bays for up to 70TB of networked connected storage. The best part is you don't need to rely on Ethernet cabling, especially if your server isn't located nearby to your router.

Go wireless

TP-Link TL-WN722N

Get rid of cables

TP-Link is a reliable brand for networking equipment and the TL-WN722N is an excellent wireless adapter that allows you to enjoy speeds of up to 150Mbps, though faster and more pricey models are available.

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