Accessing The Web Administration Page
To access the Web Administration Page:
Open your browser to http://server_ip (the server_ip stands for the IP address assigned to your LaCie Ethernet Disk by the LaCie Network Configurator). You should see a Web page showing the available shares on your LaCie Ethernet Disk.
To enter the Web Administration Page:
- Click in the upper left-hand corner designated “Administrator.” You will be prompted to enter a user name and a password.
- Use administrator for the username, and admin for the password.
You will then be in the Web Administration Page.
Wizard And Advanced Modes
There are two different ways to use the Web Administration Page: Wizard mode or Advanced mode.
This method is recommended for beginning administrators, or for those who have a limited technical knowledge base. The Wizard mode provides an easy way to create new shares and users. This mode will guide you through a series of questions and will help you to create your shares and users.
Click the Wizard Mode button to use this utility.Note:
Only public shares can be created in Wizard mode.
The Advanced mode provides you with all of the available tools: you can create, delete and customize any share and user. You can also change the system configuration (machine name, time, etc.) and defrag or back up drives.
Click the Advanced Mode button to utilize these tools.
Creating A Share: “Share Name”
Using the Wizard Mode
Enter the name of the share you want to add and press the Next button. The name must only contain valid characters (do not use any of the following: ? [ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | *).Note:
If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk with Mac OS 9.x, the file and folder length is limited to 27 characters. If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk in a network environment with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x or Windows, the same limitation applies. In network environments that utilize Windows and/or Mac OS 10.x, files and folders may be up to 255 characters.Username
The share that you are about to create is public – this means that anyone who has an account on the LaCie Ethernet Disk will be able to access it. To limit access, you have to create users. If you already have user accounts, you may skip this step and click on the Next button. If you want to add a user, please fill in the input boxes and then press Next.Confirmation
This step gives you a summary of the actions that are going to be performed by the Wizard. Use the Back button to go to the previous screens and to change the settings. Once all settings are how you would like them, press the Next button.Set-up Complete
Once the Wizard has successfully completed the above steps, you will see this page. Click Exit to go back to the main page.
Changing The Name And Location Of The LaCie Ethernet Disk
Changing the Name
Using the Advanced Mode
The server name is the one that is used to identify your LaCie Ethernet Disk on the network. By default, it is set as LACIEXXXXXXXXX.
To change the name of your LaCie Ethernet Disk, from the Web Administration Page, go to the Server section and click on the Edit button to the right of the machine name. You can then change the name through this page. Keep in mind you will need to reboot the LaCie Ethernet Disk for your changes to take effect.Moving From A Workgroup To A Domain
Windows Users: You can choose whether or not your LaCie Ethernet Disk should belong to a Workgroup or a Domain. By default, your LaCie Ethernet Disk will belong to the workgroup named WORKGROUP. You can also set your LaCie Ethernet Disk into a Windows domain. An administrator domain user name and password will be required, though. Please ask your system administrator for more information.Setting The Date And Time Of Your LaCie Ethernet Disk
You can set the date and time of your LaCie Ethernet Disk in the Web Administration Page, under the Server section. Click on the button next to the current time, which brings you to the Edit system time page. Set the date and time, and then press the Set time and date button.Sharing Your LaCie Ethernet Disk In Advanced Mode
Your LaCie Ethernet Disk works like a typical file sharing system: you create users and/or groups that have access to use and share data, then create a share and assign the users and/or groups rights to that share.
Click on the Users tab and press the Add a user icon. Enter the username and all the necessary information in the text fields, then press the Add new user button. Username must be unique and contain at least 4 characters. Do not use any of the following characters: ? [ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | *Creating Groups
Click on the Groups tab and press the Add a group icon. Enter a group name and a description for the group in the text fields and press the Add group button. The group name must be unique and contain at least 4 characters. Do not use any of the following characters: ? [ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | *Creating Shares
Click on the Shares tab and press the Add a share icon. Enter a share name and select a drive or partition for the share, and then press the Submit Changes button. The share name must be unique and contain at least 4 characters – Do not use any of the following characters: ? [ ] \ / = + < > ; : “ , | *Note:
If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk with Mac OS 9.x, the file and folder length is limited to 27 characters. If you will be using your LaCie Ethernet Disk in a network environment with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x or Windows, the same limitation applies. In network environments that utilize Windows and/or Mac OS 10.x, files and folders may be up to 255 characters. Once the share is created, you must edit it in order to allow people to access it. Click on List Shares and all of the shares of that have been created will appear. Click on a share name to edit the share properties.There are four types of shares:
This share is compatible with Microsoft Windows networks. Enable this type of share if you want to share your data under Windows (95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP).Apple (Appleshare)
This share is compatible with Mac OS systems. Enable this type of share if you want to share your data under Mac OS 9.x and 10.x.HTTP
This share is compatible with all systems that have a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Lynx, etc.). This share type is compatible with nearly all modern systems, but is suitable for read-only data operations. Enable this type of share if you want maximum compatibility over your network, and if you can share your data as readonly.FTP
This share is compatible with all systems that have an FTP client. Most systems include such a tool. Enable this type of share for maximum compatibility over the network. In the current version of the LaCie Ethernet Disk (version 1.2 and later), you can set share permissions under Windows and the Mac OS. Use the arrow buttons to add or remove permissions. Under Apple, if enabled, the share will be accessible for any authenticated user. Under HTTP and FTP, the share will be public in either or both read and write access, whether or not you checked the read and/or write checkboxes.
Shutting Down The Ethernet Disk
The recommended method to turn off the Ethernet Drive is to use the Web Administration tool.
- Click on the Server tab.
- Click on the Shutdown button (located near the bottom of the page).