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:
- Power off your NAS.
- Locate the USB port designated for Wi-Fi dongle insertion.
- 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:
- Open a web browser on your computer.
- Enter the local IP address of your Synology NAS in the browser's address bar.
- Press Enter to access the login page.
- 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:
- Navigate to the "Control Panel" and select "Network".
- Click on the "Wireless" tab.
- If your NAS has a built-in Wi-Fi module, select the appropriate network from the list of available networks and enter the password.
- 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.
- 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:
- Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your NAS.
- Restart your NAS and wait for it to connect to the Wi-Fi network.
- Access the NAS interface using the local IP address over Wi-Fi.
- 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.