Frequently Asked Questions
Setting Up Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
Connecting The LaCie Ethernet Disk To Your Network
Connect the included AC power cord to your LaCie Ethernet Disk, and then plug theother end to an AC wall outlet.
Note: If your primary system is not part of a network, or you want to connect the LaCie Ethernet Disk directly to another computer, connect the LaCie Ethernet Disk using a network crossover cable.Press the power button on the front of the drive and wait for the LaCie Ethernet Disk to start up. Once the Ready light is on and stays lit, the LaCie Ethernet Disk will be ready to use.
- For 10BaseT or 100BaseT ethernet models, connect to the Ethernet port using the Ethernet cable provided.
- For Gigabit ethernet models, connect to the Gigabit Ethernet port using the Ethernet cable provided.
Configuring Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
Installing the LaCie Network Configurator
Insert the installation CD-ROM into your drive to install the Network Configurator Program.Select and install the program:
After installation, find the LaCie Network Configurator in the location you have installed it and run the program to configure the LaCie Ethernet Disk on the network.Mac Users
- Double click on the Network Configurator icon, after you have inserted the CD.
- When prompted, select a location where you would like to install the Network Configurator program (By default, it saves under C:\Program Files\LaCie NAS Configurator)
- Click Next.
- Click Install to install the program.
- Click on Done to confirm.
Mac OS 10.x Users - Insert the installation CD-ROM into your drive. Double-click on the Mac OS X install icon. The LaCie Network Configurator’s installer will start automatically. Click on the LaCie Network Configurator icon once it is installed to configure the network.Mac OS 9.x Users - Insert the installation CD-ROM into your drive. Double-click on the Mac OS install icon. The LaCie Network Configurator’s installer will start. Click on the LaCie Network Configurator icon once it is installed to configure the network.UNIX Users
First, you will need to log in as the root to run the program. Mount and go to the root directory of your install CD-ROM.
Type: cd unix
For Java 2, type: java –jar lacie.jar
For Java 1.1x, type: java –classpath lacie.jar ConfServerIf this does not work, try typing:
java –classpath [path to]classes.zip:lacie.jar ConfServer
If this does not work, either, on sh-like shells, try typing:
cd [directory where lacie.jar is located]
Or, for csh-like shells, try typing:
cd [directory where nconfig.jar is located]
setenv CLASSPATH $CLASSPATH:nconfig.jar
Assigning A Network (IP) Address Using The LaCie Network Configurator
A few seconds after the Network Configurator program loads, your LaCie Ethernet Disk which is shown by its Media Access Control (MAC) address will appear in the Available servers list box on the left of the application. The current network configuration will appear on the right.There are two possible scenarios:
If your network is DHCP enabled -
You will not need to modify your LaCie Ethernet Disk’s network settings. Write down the IP address and quit the Configurator.If your network uses static IP
You will need to manually assign the correct network settings on your LaCie Ethernet Disk. Refer to your network administrator for more information about your network and which parameters you should use.
After processing the information, the LaCie Ethernet Disk will reboot with the new network parameters.Once you have finished this operation, you should not have to use the LaCie Network Configurator again, unless you have forgotten the IP address or you are moving the LaCie Ethernet Disk. Once the network parameters have been set, the LaCie Ethernet Disk is ready to be accessed by users. Users will have access to the default folder called “public.” Any user can log on as the default user, with the username “myuser” and the password “myuser.”
- Uncheck the DHCP checkbox and fill in the network parameters, then select Update.
- Write down the IP address.
- An administrator log on will be prompted. Type in admin as the password. This is the default administrator password for the LaCie Ethernet Disk.