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Well, that was a bust. Mostly

I plugged the NAS directly into the Mesh router. The router only has two LAN ports. One usually connects to the modem in the comms cupboard, the other one is connected to a switch with the whole AV cabinet, including the Pi, coming off it. I replaced the modem with the NAS and reset it but I couldn't find it on the network at all.

Next, I pulled the NAS out of the comms cupboard and plugged it directly into the switch in the AV cabinet and, voila! it was assigned a 192.168.68 address which I was able to use to log into it via a browser. "great", I thought. "It's assigned itself a usable IP address and I can put it back in the comms cupboard and I'll be up and running"

Turns out, no. As soon as I plugged it back into the modem it was back on the 10.1.1 address and I was back where I started.

So, I've discovered that, even though I'm learning, networking doesn't really work how i think it works and, unless someone has any other ideas, the only solution is to go under the house with all the spiders and run another ethernet cable from the comms cupboard to the switch in the AV cabinet. I hate going under the house!

The only other thing I can think is to work out how to change the NAS IP address manually, which I found out how to do but I couldn't make it stick. I'm presuming this is because, even though it is on a network that can communicate with the mesh routers, it won't hold on to one of their addresses because it's not directly connected, right?

Is there something I'm missing?

Anyhow, it's way after midnight and my brain hurts.

G'night
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Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-04-2019, 10:52 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by JST1963 - 10-05-2019, 12:37 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-05-2019, 12:45 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-05-2019, 01:42 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-05-2019, 01:52 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-06-2019, 06:30 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-07-2019, 02:17 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Sander - 10-07-2019, 07:44 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-07-2019, 11:10 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-07-2019, 11:41 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-07-2019, 12:45 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-07-2019, 02:24 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-07-2019, 02:45 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-07-2019, 09:26 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by rb0135 - 10-08-2019, 07:39 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-08-2019, 09:44 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-08-2019, 07:57 AM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-08-2019, 12:11 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-08-2019, 12:19 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-08-2019, 12:49 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by rb0135 - 10-08-2019, 07:18 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Onionhead - 10-08-2019, 08:18 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-08-2019, 09:27 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Onionhead - 10-08-2019, 09:48 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by rb0135 - 10-08-2019, 09:58 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-09-2019, 01:21 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-09-2019, 01:47 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-09-2019, 01:47 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-09-2019, 01:56 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-09-2019, 02:02 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-09-2019, 02:26 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by TheOldPresbyope - 10-09-2019, 04:20 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-09-2019, 11:25 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-09-2019, 11:50 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-10-2019, 12:04 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-09-2019, 11:59 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by Tim Curtis - 10-10-2019, 12:18 PM
RE: Can’t connect to NAS - by simonmuller - 10-10-2019, 01:00 PM

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