How to set up Wi-Fi on my Synology NAS?

Setting up Wi-Fi on your Synology NAS

Step 1: Check compatibility and requirements

Before setting up Wi-Fi on your Synology NAS, ensure that your model supports Wi-Fi connectivity. Refer to the product specifications or user manual for more details. Additionally, make sure you have the following items:

  • A compatible Wi-Fi dongle or built-in Wi-Fi module for your NAS model.
  • A wireless router with a Wi-Fi network already set up.

Step 2: Insert the Wi-Fi dongle (if required)

If your Synology NAS requires a Wi-Fi dongle, follow these steps to insert it properly:

  1. Power off your NAS.
  2. Locate the USB port designated for Wi-Fi dongle insertion.
  3. Insert the Wi-Fi dongle firmly into the USB port.

Step 3: Connect to the NAS interface

Ensure that your computer is connected to the same local network as your Synology NAS. Follow these steps to access the NAS interface:

  1. Open a web browser on your computer.
  2. Enter the local IP address of your Synology NAS in the browser's address bar.
  3. Press Enter to access the login page.
  4. Enter your administrator username and password to log in.

Step 4: Configure Wi-Fi settings

Once you are logged in to the NAS interface, proceed with the following steps to set up Wi-Fi:

  1. Navigate to the "Control Panel" and select "Network".
  2. Click on the "Wireless" tab.
  3. If your NAS has a built-in Wi-Fi module, select the appropriate network from the list of available networks and enter the password.
  4. If you inserted a Wi-Fi dongle, click on the "USB Wi-Fi Dongle" tab and follow the instructions provided to set up the Wi-Fi connection.
  5. Once the Wi-Fi network is configured, click "Apply" to save the settings.

Step 5: Test the Wi-Fi connection

To ensure that the Wi-Fi connection is working properly, perform the following test:

  1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your NAS.
  2. Restart your NAS and wait for it to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
  3. Access the NAS interface using the local IP address over Wi-Fi.
  4. If successful, you have successfully set up Wi-Fi on your Synology NAS.

Note: It is recommended to keep a wired Ethernet connection as a backup or for faster transfer speeds in case of any Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

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