Hi there Community,
I have a few questions regarding the WD My Cloud EX2, and I’m hoping anyone with better insight in these devices could help me understand them better.
The situation is like this: I work on an offshore vessel, and as a initiative for the crew, we’ve decided to set up a NAS onboard so that it’s easier for us to share images, videos and work documents between our computers.
The network setup is quite “simple”, we have one modem, that’s connected to a switch and from there, an individual cable connection to each cabin. The switch is also connected to a Sonicwall wifi extender further down the ship.
Question 1: Will it be enough to connect the NAS to the mode, or do I have to connect it to the switch?
Question 2: Will the NAS be accessible if you’re connected to the wifi extender, or do you have to use the cable in your cabin. This is a bit important, as many use tablets and phones without cable connections.
Question 3: This is the most important thing. As we have a VERY ( http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5014402367 ) limited internet connection, it is crucial that the NAS will stay only on the local network and never connect to the internet. Is this possible to do, and how?
If there’s a better choice of NAS for our need, please come with suggestions, I just looked for “top 10” on the internet and found this article, http://www.cnet.com/products/wd-my-cloud-ex2/.
Thanks in advance for any answers, they’re greatly appreciated!