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BizNAS IP Discovery or Configuration via USB Flash drive
(KB # 514A0C16)

Applies to: BizNAS (all models)

By default, your BizNAS is set to obtain an IP address automatically from a DHCP server.  If your network does not have a DHCP server, you can set the IP address using a USB Flash drive.  You can also use a USB Flash drive to discover the current IP address of your BizNAS:

To set the IP address using the Tandberg Network Configuration Tool

  1. Format a USB Flash drive as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, ext2, ext3, or ext4
  2. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
  3. Use the tool at http://findmynas.tandbergdata.com/networkconfig to set your desired network port arrangement.
  4. Click the "Save File As" button and save the file to the USB flash drive.
  5. The System Alert amber LED blinks on/off when the network update file is recognized.  The LED continues to blink until the network configuration has been updated.  When the update process completes, the LED stops blinking, indicating that it is safe to remove the USB Flash drive.
  6. Remove the USB Flash drive.
  7. Your BizNAS is now operating at the IP address specified in the file. 
  8. Open a web browser and enter http://<ip> where <ip> is the IP address entered above.  If you are unable to access the BizNAS, please refer to this link for additional troubleshooting suggestions.

To set the IP address using a USB Flash drive and a text editor

  1. Format a USB Flash drive as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, ext2, ext3, or ext4
  2. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
  3. Create a file called TAD_NAS_CONFIG.txt at the root of the Flash drive.
  4. Edit the file TAD_NAS_CONFIG.txt using Notepad or a text editor to add the following lines:

ip=<IP address>

mask=<subnet mask>

where <IP address> and <subnet mask> contain the IP address and subnet mask you wish to use.  For example:

ip=10.1.20.218

mask=255.255.255.0

  1. Save the file and remove the Flash drive from your computer.
  2. Insert the Flash drive into a USB port on the front or rear of your BizNAS. 
  3. The System Alert amber LED blinks on/off when the network update file is recognized.  The LED continues to blink until the network configuration has been updated.  When the update process completes, the LED stops blinking, indicating that it is safe to remove the USB Flash drive.
  4. Remove the USB Flash drive.
  5. Your BizNAS is now operating at the IP address specified in the file. 
  6. Open a web browser and enter http://<ip> where <ip> is the IP address entered above.  If you are unable to access the BizNAS, please refer to this link for additional troubleshooting suggestions.

You can find a sample configuration file below:

TAD_NAS_CONFIG.txt

To discover the current IP address of your BizNAS:

  1. Format a USB Flash drive as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, ext2, ext3, or ext4
  2. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
  3. Create an empty file called TAD_NAS_CONFIG.txt at the root of the Flash drive.
  4. Insert the Flash drive into a USB port on the front or rear of your BizNAS. 
  5. The System Alert amber LED blinks on/off when the network update file is recognized. 
  6. When the LED stops blinking, remove the USB Flash drive.
  7. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
  8. The Flash drive contains a file called TAD_NAS_STATUS.html.  Open the file to see the current IP address of your BizNAS.  Click on the link to access the BizNAS.
  9. If you are unable to access the BizNAS from the link in the TAD_NAS_STATUS.html file, please refer to this link for additional troubleshooting suggestions.

 



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