Asustor AS3204T NAS review

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Software Installation

Software Installation



After installing your HDD(s), connecting it to your Ethernet and powering it up within a minute or so the HDD LEDs will lit up and you'll hear a beep. The device is now ready for setup. What you want to do is install the software supplied on the CDROM, it will detect and install the device. If you are a little more familiar with these things, then you can scan your network (use your smartphone and install an app like Fing). Once your NAS unit will be listed with an IP you can access the NAS by tying that IP in your browser. The screen shown above will now show. 



If (like 99% of you) have a router in your network providing DHCP based internet, your NAS will already have gotten an IP and Internet variables like DNS acquired. The first thing it'll do is to see if there is new firmware (ADM)  available. You should update with the Live update function. The Firmware will automatically download and install. A process that takes merely a minute or so. ALWAYS update your firmware to the latest revision when an update is ready. These updates not only introduce new software, they apply security and vulnerability fixes as well. If you make your NAS publicly available though http / ssh / MariaDB (mysql) or FTP then always update.




Once your NAS has installed the firmware and has rebooted it will continue in your browser. If not, type in the IP again.


During the 1-click setup (which is tremendously easy) insert a NAS unit name and password, and from there on you can follow a simple wizard to setup your device and configure it in your network. Again, the NAS will detect and setup DHCP lease if it can and it will retain that assigned IP. You could manually configure it at a self set IP as well though - as you do not want your NAS unit located at another IP after each router restart, totally up to you of course. Later on we'd advise you to setup a new super-user and kill the admin account if you connect the box to an open network, for now admin with your own secure passworkd will do.

On the topic of routers. Should you like to have your public web-content and say FTP available on the internet, then in the router setup open up TCP ports 80 and 21 for IP / after which your router will redirect all in and outgoing requests to the assigned IP. Once the automated setup is complete the unit will login to the admin interface. 



Once the NAS went through a couple of setup stages we can now login based on the logon / password we just created.

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