WD mycloud ex4100 different ip setup


#1

Hi all,

I just bought a NAS ex4100, i wonder to know is that possible 2 different ip address with different ip segment access to the NAS server?
For instance : ip address (192.168.1.x) & (192.168.10.x) are not communicate each others, but i hope both ip segment can connect to ex4100.
I found ex4100 got 2 lan port, possible I create 2 different static ip address in ex4100?
If yes, then how? Please help.
Thank you.


#2

According to the manual, the second interface is only supported for Link Aggregation.


#3

GUI looks otherwise if you turn off Link Aggregation.


#4

Indeed! I just checked the manuals for my EX4 and DL4100, which also doesn’t show that – yet it actually is on my control panel.

So the documentation is, in fact, incorrect for those devices!


#5

Documentation is wrong in MANY places for these devices full stop :slight_smile:


#6

Hi guys, I notice the topic was about ex4100 but you also mention ex4.

Can you please confirm on your EX4 systems that you can have 2 LAN networks with different address (presumably by turning Link Aggregation off).

Th GUI when I choose LAN Set Up Wizard implies that the settings you are choosing are for LAN 1 and LAN2. See Below:

I saw an option re Link Aggregation and it was set to Active Backup but there was no option to turn it off.


#7

It looks like you’re using VERY old firmware for your EX4.

Here’s mine:


#8

Thanks very much for your reply on what was previously an old thread.

The firmware looks like it hasn’t been updated since I bought the machine as default setting of firmware updates is set to off. Ever since service pack 3 for XP losing my data I haven’t been a fan of updates but will do so obviously now as this is exactly what I need.

I will let you know how I go and if I can set the LANs to different IPv4 addresses and if you can access the machine at the same time.

Could I ask, does the firmware speed up the machine with respect to displaying files and directories as this NAS is very slow compared to other NAS drives I used before getting it.

Now I know about Link Aggregation, perhaps if I used this feature it would have sped the machine up.