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Using a NAS system in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect a NAS (Network Attached Storage) system to a LAN port on your FRITZ!Box. Then it can then be used by the entire home network as well as other users in the Internet. Since the NAS system automatically makes data stored on it available to other network devices (such as computers), you do not have to configure any special settings for it in the FRITZ!Box.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

Important:If the FRITZ!Box uses the Internet connection of another router, then the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server is disabled. In this case the upstream router must assign the necessary IP settings to the network devices.

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box uses the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Configuring the NAS system

The NAS system needs special IP settings in order to communicate with the FRITZ!Box and other network devices in the home network:

  • Configure the NAS system to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP client).

    Note:You can find information on configuring the NAS system in its manual, or consult its manufacturer directly.

3 Connecting the NAS system to the FRITZ!Box

  • Use a network cable to connect the NAS system to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.

The NAS system is now connected to the FRITZ!Box and is available to the entire home network or users in the Internet.

Note:You can find further information on configuring the NAS system or the network devices so they can access files on the NAS system in its manual, or you can consult the manufacturer directly.

4 Accessing the NAS system over the Internet

The following steps are only necessary if you would like to access the NAS system over the Internet when you are away from home or grant friends Internet access to the NAS system:

Important:If the FRITZ!Box shares the existing Internet connection of another router, then you must configure dynamic DNS domain names and port sharing in the upstream router.

  1. Configure the NAS system so that it can be accessed from the Internet.

    Note:How to access your NAS system from the Internet depends on the device you are using. It may be necessary to set up users in the NAS system and then assign them rights, passwords and ports for access from the Internet.

  2. Configure either port sharing or MyFRITZ! accesses for the ports and IP protocols used by the NAS system.
    • If you would like to use a a web browser to access the NAS system:
    • If you would like to use an app or other software (for example an FTP client) to access the NAS system:
      1. Set up a MyFRITZ! account in the FRITZ!Box.

        Note:If you already use a different dynamic DNS service, you can also use this service instead of MyFRITZ!.

      2. Determine the MyFRITZ! domain name of the FRITZ!Box.
      3. Set up port sharing for the NAS system in the FRITZ!Box.
      4. Configure the app or software so that it can access the NAS system.