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Synology DiskStation DS418j NAS Review

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Synology DiskStation DS418j Start-up Wizard

This section of installation is from our previous review of DS416j is identical to DS418j installation.

After installing the drives, you’ll need open a browser window and go to the IP Address of the DS418j. The first task the wizard will step though is updating your firmware. As long as the NAS has access to the Internet, it will go to Synology’s website and download the latest and greatest firmware. If the NAS cannot connect to the Internet, a manual install option is available. The DiskStation DS418j will show an installation progress meter while installing the firmware. After installation is complete, the NAS will reboot.

After the device reboot, you will be taken to the next step of the process which, is to set the NAS’s name on the network and set up an administrative user name and password.

The next page will ask how you would like the updates to install from Synology and when to schedule them.

To get up to speed you are offered to install some of the useful applications with just a click of a button.

The next step in the setup process is to create a QuickConnect ID. QuickConnect is Synology’s solution allowing users to access the data on the NAS anywhere they can get Internet access without having to worry about configuring networking equipment.

The final pages is the configuration confirmation page. After you click the next button, you’ll be taken to the DSM desktop.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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