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Configure Your Drive Using the NAS Administration Page


Accessing The NAS Administration Page

    There are two ways of accessing the NAS Administration page, Using the IP Configurator Wizard, and Using the Browser.

    Using the IP Configurator Wizard

      1. Select the program from the Start Menu (PC users) or from the Applications folder (Mac users).
      2. Follow the steps indicated in the Wizard. Once the Wizard locates your Ethernet Disk mini (represented by its IP address), select it and click Connect.
      3. Once the NAS Administration Page opens in your default browser, click on the Administration link.
      4. In the logon window that opens, type:
          User Name: admin
          Password: admin
        (This user name and password is the factory default; if you have already created a user, input your user name and password. This is the administration logon and you can change it for more security if you choose.) The NAS Administration page will open in your default browser.
    Using the Browser
      1. In your browser’s address field, type one of the following:
        • http://edmini or http:// + IP address (find the IP address by running the IP Configuration Wizard)
      2. Once the NAS Administration Page opens in your default browser, click on the Administration link.
      3. In the logon window that opens, type:
        • User Name: admin
          Password: admin
        (This user name and password is the factory default; if you have already created a user, input your user name and password.) The NAS Administration page will open in your default browser.

Administering The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini

    After the login is validated, you will enter the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini’s Web Administration Page. Along the top of the page are a series of tabs (Configuration, Network, Disk, Shares, Users, Media and Status), from which you can navigate and configure the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini.

    Setting The User Language

      The first page that appears will give you the opportunity to select the language that you wish to use for the Web Administration Page. Simply use the pull-down menu beside the Language selector to find your language, and then click Submit Changes to activate your language. You may come back to this page at any time by clicking on the language’s flag, located just below the program tabs.
    Log Off
      You can close the Web Administration program at any point while the Web page is open by clicking Log Off, located just below the tabs in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
      After clicking Log Off, click on the Close Window button to leave the program.

Configuration Menu

    By clicking on the Configuration tab, you will be brought to the main page of the Configuration menu. From this window you can see details about your network, software and hardware, while also being able to restart or shutdown your LaCie Ethernet Disk mini.

    Machine Name

      Here you can change the Ethernet Disk mini’s name. Type the name and click the Submit Changes button. The default machine name for the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is “EDmini”.
      Note: If you intend to use more than one Ethernet Disk mini on your network, you must change the default machine name. Each Ethernet Disk mini must have a unique name.
    Windows Workgroup
      The Ethernet Disk mini is first attached by default to the Windows Workgroup. On this page, you can modify the workgroup to which the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is attached. If you have altered the workgroup, click the Submit Changes button to activate your changes.
    AppleTalk Zone
      Here you can modify the AppleTalk Zone to which the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is attached. If you have altered the AppleTalk Zone, click the Submit Changes button to activate your changes.
    Select a Time Zone
      Here you can modify the Time Zone to which the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is attached.
      If you have altered the Time Zone, click the Submit Changes button to activate your changes.
    Change Date and Time
      Here you can modify the date and time settings of the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini. If you have altered the date and time, click the Submit Changes button to activate your changes.
    Network Synchronization
      If you have altered the date and time, click the Submit Changes button to activate your changes.
      There are two ways to set up network synchronization (but you can’t use both ways). First, opt to manually assign time and date settings:
        1. First, input time and date settings.
        2. Then, select the source (Windows workgroup or specify server name).
      The second way to set up synchronization is to select the Windows Workgroup or server and to enter the server name.
    Restart/Shut Down
      At the bottom of the Configuration menu, you can press either the Restart button or Shutdown button. By clicking on either of the buttons, a prompt will appear to alert you to which process is taking place.

Network Menu

    On this page you can view information about the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini’s IP configuration. From this page, you can also modify the IP configuration of the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini.
    On this page, the connected interface will be represented by a blue button, and the disconnected interface by a red button. Only settings for connected interfaces can be modified.

    IP Configuration

      On this page, you can check which interface is connected, either the Ethernet, or USB or both and then to configure the connection.
      There are two alternative methods for determining the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini’s IP address: Obtain Configuration From DHCP Server or Configure Manually.

        Obtain Configuration From DHCP Server - This method is used when the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is connected to a DHCP enabled network with a DHCP server. In this case, the server automatically assigns the IP address for the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini.

        Configure Manually - This method is used when the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini is connected to a non-DHCP enabled network. In this case, you will need to manually assign the correct network settings for your LaCie Ethernet Disk mini. Please refer to your network administrator for more information about your network and which parameters you should use.

          IP Address – This is the IP address that you want to assign to the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini.
          Subnet Mask – This is the subnet mask that is associated with the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini’s assigned IP address.
          Default Gateway – This is the default IP address of the Gateway that is available for the specified network.
          DNS Server – This is the IP address of the DNS server which handles the routing and resolution of names.
          JumboFrame Size - The Ethernet Disk mini supports frame (i.e. packets) sizes larger than 1500 bytes on the Gigabit Ethernet interface. JumboFrame capability extends supported frame size to 9000 bytes (9KB). In general, the higher the frame size, the better the network performance.

Disk Menu

    From this window you can see details about your LaCie Ethernet Disk mini’s interface, volume size, used and free space and file system being used.

    Reformatting the Disk

      By clicking on the Format button, you will launch the Format a disk window, where you will be issued a warning about the formatting process. Read the warning before continuing. Click the Format button to continue, or the Close this window button to quit the process. Keep in mind that the file system format cannot be changed.
    Adding Additional Storage Space
      You can add additional storage space to your LaCie Ethernet Disk mini by connecting an external hard drive using the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.
        1. Connect the hard drive to the LaCie Ethernet Disk mini using the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.
        2. In the Web Administration Page, click on the Disk tab.
        3. One volume is automatically created that you can’t reformat from the Administration page
        4. Refresh the page if necessary (under Windows in either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, rightclick in the frame and click on Refresh or Reload).
        5. A share has been added in the list on the share page called usbdisk0_1.
    Accessing External Hard Drives
      Because the external hard drive appears as an Ethernet Disk mini share, access the external hard drive volume as you would for Ethernet Disk mini shares. Once the drive is recognized, Users can be assigned access (by default, Users will not have access).

Shares Menu

    From this window you will be able to create and to select a share and to modify its properties. You can choose from Windows, Apple, Bonjour, HTTP or FTP.

    Create New Share

      From this window you will be able create a share. First, click on Create a new share..., then choose a name for the new share, then select the protocols which will be used to access the Ethernet Disk mini. You can choose from Windows, Apple, Bonjour, HTTP or FTP.
    Edit a Share
      From this window you will be able to change properties of your share, such as changing the share’s name and enabling/disabling protocols which will be used to access the share and give users privileges (either readonly or readwrite).
      Note: The names of shares & users will be changed automatically to lower case to avoid any problems.
      Note: The name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / [ ] : | < > + = ; , ? * @ and space.

Users Menu

    From this window you will be able to manage your users by creating new users and modifying their password, as well as changing the Administrator’s password.

    Add A User

      1. Click on the Users tab.
      2. By clicking on the Add new user line, you will be able to create a new user and assign them a name,password and access privileges.
    Edit a User
      By clicking on the blue button to the right of a user’s name, you will be able to modify passwords and to delete a user.
    Change Administrator Password
      On this page, you can alter the default administrator password to a custom password of your own choosing. For security purposes, it is recommended that you alter the default password, and write down and store the new password in a secure location.

Status Menu

    From this window you can view the number of connected users, disable file server services (Windows, Apple, HTTP, FTP, Media Server and Bonjour) and view the system log. To disable a service, simply click the Disable button that corresponds to the service which you wish to disable.

    FTP and HTTP Protocols

      HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) is always active and cannot be turned off. FTP (file transfer protocol), however, can be enabled or disabled. To disable FTP for the Ethernet Disk mini, click on the Status tab and, under Services, click the Disable button that corresponds to the FTP service entry.
    System Log
      On this page, you can download a log of Ethernet Disk mini activities. Click the Clear Log button to start a fresh log.

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