NAS200 - Using factory IP address setting

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by didierg, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. didierg

    didierg LI Guru Member

    Hello NAS200 gurus,

    I just bought a NAS200 and I would like to configure it from Linux...

    What is the factory IP address setting and how can I force NAS200 to use it at power on in place of DHCP ?

    I aim to avoid to start a Windows just to configure static IP adress...

    Thanks for your help.
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You don't need Windows to configure the box, just a web browser. But finding out where it's hiding on your network is always tricky...

    If memory serves me, the default setting is dynamic address assignment via DHCP. If you have a good DHCP server, you should be able to find out which address the NAS is leasing, or you can reserve a predetermined IP address based on the MAC address that's printed on the sticker on the bottom of the NAS. I use the DHCP server that's built in to my router (also Linksys) which can show me a list of leases.

    In case your DHCP server can't help you determine where the NAS is, this might help: the NAS200 sends out multicast SSDP packets to announcing its presence as UPnP device. It does this about once a minute. The packets can be caught with a program such as Wireshark. You can look at the IP From address or at the contents of the packet (it's all plain text at the UDP level) to find out the IP address of the box.

    Furthermore, the Samba that's running on the NAS200 will announce itself as NetBIOS host on the broadcast address of your LAN (x.x.x.255) port 138.

    I don't know what happens if there is no DHCP server on the network. It may default to, or it may default to an APIPA address (169.254.x.x).

    Hope this helps!

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