I have my DCP3825 connected to a router and all the ports on the router are in use.
Can I connect a Qnap NAS box to an available port on the DCP3825?
Do I have to do anything special or just plug it into a port?
Hi there email@example.com,
I took a quick look at your account using your email address, and found that you are actually running your Cisco DPC3825 in non-bridged mode, so it's functioning as a modem + router, and if you have a router plugged in to that it may work, but it might not work very well. If you want I can switch it over to bridged mode, so the Cisco DPC3825 functions as a modem + built in 2 port switch (each device plugged in will get a different IP). Just let us know if you'd like to switch that to bridged mode.
In terms of using the NAS on two different routers, unfortunately on a standard setup it will not work properly like that. The other devices (PCs etc) connected to your router will not see the NAS plugged in to the DCP3825 as it will be on a different subnet. You may need to find a router with more ports in order to facilitate the number of devices being used.
I would like to switch to bridged mode. I have noticed a few glitches with router connected the way it is.
I replied to your email also.
No problem! Please go ahead and unplug your modem from the power for a full 30 seconds, then plug it back in and it should be functioning as a modem + built in 2 port switch. Have a wonderful evening!
Note: this will put the QNAP outside of your local network, and behind your router's firewall. If you want the QNAP to be on your local network, you need to attach a switch to your router.
Definitely want the local network to see it so I guess I have to frr up a port or get a switch.
The good news is that good quality switches are simple devices and usually quite cheap.
Shopbot.ca should help you find one. I like the green switches from Netgear, D-Link, and TP-Link. The lower power draw makes me feel better about my electronics addiction.
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