Required Tools & Equipment
- Synology Device + HDDs
- Screw Drivers (Toolbox)
- Network Cable
- Internet Connectivity (for Updates & Time Sync)
This guide has been prepared for Synology DS218j model. But the firmware and software configurations similar for other models as well. (Hardware assembly steps may vary from one model to another)
Watch the video below or read on for the guide
Step 1: Unbox Synology NAS device and HDDs.
Step 2: Open the casing of Synology NAS device.
Step 3: Insert HDDs into Synology NAS device.
Step 4: Close the Synology NAS casing and connect the device to power and network.
Step 5: Open the Synology Assistant console through the Laptop and click Search button. System will automatically pick the device and you will see the Synology End User License Agreement. Then click OK button.
Step 6: After that system will automatically open the web browser and take you to the initial system setup welcome window. Thereafter click on Setup button.
Step 7: Browse and locate the Synology NAS DSM Operating System file. If you do not have the DSM Operating System file, you can click on the Synology’s Download Centre URL and download the appropriate DSM Operating System file from Synology official web site. After that click on Install Now button.
Step 8: Follow the instructions on the screen. After that Installation will begin and it will take little bit of time to complete the entire Operating System installation process.
Step 9: Once this installation has completed Synology Device will automatically restart and come to the below screen where you can create the admin account and set the device name. Once you fill this information click on Next button.
Step 10: Below section will enable you to create a QuickConnect account to access this device without the port forwarding configurations. Since we are using port forwarding configurations in our environment, we can click on skip this step link which is locate under the Next button.
Step 11: Next screen enable you to install additional software packages into this system. (these are optional software packages) Since we are not using these packages for our requirement, we can click on skip this step link which is locate under the Next button.
Step 12: Once all these steps completed, system will automatically come to the Synology NAS main configuration interface.
Step 13: To change the network settings of the Synology NAS Device navigate Control Panel > Network > Network Interface > LAN > Edit. Based on your network setup you can use DHCP mode or Static IP mode.
Step 14: To change the regional settings of the Synology NAS Device navigate Control Panel > Regional Options > Time.
Step 15: To set the e-mail notifications of the Synology NAS Device navigate Control Panel > Notification > E-Mail.
That’s it! Enjoy….!!!
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