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Where should I put my NAS Drive

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Where should I put my NAS Drive Reply with quote

I am planning to buy a NAS(Synology 110J) drive shortly and was thinking where to place it in the house. Ideally it should be attached to the router. But the router is in the hallway connect to the main phone socket which occasionally my children play with and disconnect and I worried that it will fall off the shelf. If I put it elsewhere it will have to be connected to the router via my Devolo Homeplug 200MB which actually run at 54Mb. In various forums I have seem it s recommended to link to the router directly is this correct ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you not have an extension telephone socket in the house where you can put the router (and NAS) together? - and out of the kids way?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately not I think I'll have have put one in but i thought the router should be plugged into the main socket
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately not I think I'll have have put one in but i thought the router should be plugged into the main socket
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would install a switch (ideally a gigabit one) in a suitable location close to your computer and where you ideally want the NAS. I would then connect the computer and the NAS directly to the switch.

I would then connect the router to the switch using the cable your use now for your computer, even if that is the homeplug system.

Your connection between the NAS and the computers will be much faster through a wired gigabit switch. Your connection out to the internet via the router will be the bottleneck but thats only passing your internet traffic anyway, which is much slower. The switch will keep the computer to NAS traffic local to the switch.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was really helpful Cypher I'll go ahead now and buy the synology 110J now
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