How to connect to QNAP NAS



QNAP’s QTS is the operating system that runs on the company’s NAS products. Whether you’re using a two-bay enclosure or one with twelve bays, the OS will be the same and it’s straightforward to get up and running. This guide will show you how to connect to QNAP NAS and be online in no time at all.

How to set up QNAP NAS

Before your QNAP NAS is capable of being used, you’ll need to ensure QTS is installed and running. Luckily, this takes just a few moments.

  1. Turn on the QNAP NAS.
  2. Wait for the unit to boot up.
  3. Go to your PC and enter IP of the enclosure. (There’s also the Qfinder Pro you can download.)
  4. The QTS install wizard will load up.
  5. Follow the steps to initialize the drives, install QTS, and set up your account.
  6. Enter the IP of the enclosure again on your PC.
  7. Enter your account credentials and hit Log in.

How to connect to QNAP NAS

Once you’re up and running, connecting to the QNAP NAS couldn’t be easier and involves the same process.

  1. Go to your PC and enter the IP of the enclosure. (There’s also the Qfinder Pro you can download.)
  2. Enter your account credentials and hit Log in.

How to troubleshoot connecting to your QNAP NAS

Widgets in QNAP QTS 5. (Source: NAS Master)

Sometimes technology has a tendency to not work as intended. Even the best NAS from QNAP can end up having a connection issue or two, which is where this short troubleshooting guide comes into play.

  1. Make sure the NAS is turned on.
  2. Check to see if the LAN cable is connected properly between the NAS and your router/switch.
  3. See the LED indicators on the front of the NAS and check that everything is working okay.
  4. Try to use Qfinder Pro to see if this allows you to connect to the NAS.
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