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Installing NAS4Free on an HP Gen8 Microserver

I recently bought a HP Proliant Microserver Gen8. It was < £170 (because I bought it from a Spanish company though Amazon DE, in the UK it was about £15 more at the time), which makes it nearly as cheap as a two bay Synology NAS, but with much better hardware. 697 more words

Plex Media Server not starting on boot on Synology NAS

My Synology NAS would not successfully start Plex Media Server at bootup. I had to go into Package Center after each boot and run it manually. 124 more words

How to VPN out from your office network with VPN server & Synology NAS at home (OpenVPN)

If you, like me, with the office blocking all sorts of ports, the workaround solution is to set your VPN at home to port 443. Previously it was harder to change the port number as the access is not so straight forward. 214 more words


Synology RAID rebuild speed...

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I am the happy owner of the Synology Disk Station pictured above. It is 1513+ with two eSATA extension ports. 182 more words


Mosquitto Broker with Websockets enabled on the Synology NAS

Synology NAS are great devices, mainly due to the bundled software (CloudStation, Photo Station, to name a few), that also can run other software that is provided on non official package sources. 346 more words

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The tale of the misplaced NAS, the iMac wifi bug and a pair of Devolo PowerLine adaptors

One day, I will build my perfect house and it will have a bar stocked with Speyside Single Malts, everything in the house will be automated and I’ll have CAT6 cabled to each and every room.   554 more words


Enabling VPN while preserving external access in your home NAS

Enabling VPN in a home NAS is a good way – some might say paramount requirement – to preserve your privacy when using certain applications. While the highest flexibility comes from running the NAS directly in a Linux machine, out-of-the-box solutions can win in convenience thanks to built-in applications and mobile App support. 1,053 more words