Basic Configuration

Iomega NAS Discovery Utility

Once your Iomega NAS has been connected, the Iomega NAS Discovery utility will do all the hard work for you. It contains the following tools:

NAS Locator

This program searches the network for your Iomega NAS. Locator runs automatically when NAS Discovery starts up. Click on the NAS Locator button to search again.

Drive Map

Once the Iomega NAS is configured, you will need to map a drive letter. Drive Map will automate this process for you. You will need to map a drive letter for each client computer.

NAS Manager

Use this web-based tool to configure the Iomega NAS.


Iomega NAS Discovery will run on a Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/2000/XP based computer that is attached to the network or directly to the Iomega NAS. Any computer with Microsoft Internet Explorer® 5.0 or above can configure the NAS without using Iomega NAS Discovery. See instructions below.

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Running Iomega NAS Discovery

  1. Start your computer, wait for the operating system to load, then insert the Solutions CD.

    The registration application should open automatically. Register your Iomega NAS system following the on-screen instructions. When the Solutions CD menu appears, select Iomega NAS Discovery Utility. Select Click to Open to run the software.

    NOTE: If the software doesn't automatically run, click the CD icon in My Computer, then double click the Start icon.

  2. The Iomega NAS Discovery software will list all available Iomega NAS servers.

    NOTE: By default, the Iomega NAS is set to obtain its IP address from a DHCP server. Click on the iomeganas-xxxxx name and then the NAS Manager button. If your network has a DHCP server running, the Iomega NAS will obtain its IP address from the DHCP server and launch the NAS Manager utility.

  3. If your network does not have a DHCP server, BAD or UNKNOWN will appear in the status column of the Iomega NAS Discovery utility. Click on NAS Manager to enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask.

    If you don't know what IP addresses to use, click on the Suggest button and the server will search the network for an available address for you. Enter the password (ADMIN is the factory default) and click the APPLY button. The NAS Manager web application will launch.

  4. The IP Address can be saved as one of your Favorites in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Doing this will enable you to easily access this page in the future should you need to make configuration changes.

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Configuring the Iomega NAS with a Web Browser

The Iomega NAS Manager application is web-based and can be accessed by entering the Iomega NAS address in Internet Explorer 5.x and higher.

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Setting an Administrator Password

The default root (system administrator) password on your Iomega NAS is ADMIN. Make a note of this password as you'll need it in the future to access and make changes to the Iomega NAS.

The default password can be changed in the Security Setup/Account Setup window. The password is case-sensitive and can consist of 1 to 12 displayable characters, including letters, numbers and signs. After entering the password, please confirm your choice by re-entering it in the Confirm password field.

CAUTION! For security reasons, it's not possible to recover a lost password. Once you select your own password, be sure to safeguard it or else you won't be able to enter the Iomega NAS as root to make administrator changes.

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Basic Network Configuration

At this point, you can change the default name of the server. Note that the name must be unique, and no other server on the network can have the same name.

NOTE: The server name is case sensitive and can consist of up to 15 letters, numbers, underscores and dashes. The first character must be a letter.

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LAN Port 1

The System Administrator can change the setup of LAN Port 1 from this screen. If your LAN has a DHCP server, select Get network configuration through DHCP. Otherwise, select Use manual configuration. Fields with asterisks must be filled in.

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Setting Time and Date

Enter the correct date, time (in 24-hour format), and time zone.

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Specifying Language Support

You must choose a display language for the NAS Manager and the client terminals. NAS Manager will then use that language once Quick Configuration is complete.

If you do not know the correct code page of your Windows client, enter the command chcp in a DOS window and press Enter to retrieve the correct code page information. Default language is English (code page 850—multilingual)

NOTE: A wrong code page setting may result in problems when accessing data. The terminal must use the same code page as the client(s).

If a terminal uses a single-byte environment, such as English or Multilingual, an error will occur when the client attempts to save double-byte files (e.g. simplified Chinese) on the Iomega NAS, and some files cannot be deleted once saved. In this case, the system administrator must select the Server Configuration menu and choose Language Setup to change the terminal's language setting to double-byte encoding; only then can the file be properly accessed and deleted.

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Setting Up Email Notification

The Iomega NAS Discovery utility includes an email notification function to alert an administrator and/or another individual when changes are made to the system or in the event of a problem. In order to receive a notification, you must enter up to two valid email addresses as well as an SMTP server.

Once you have set up this notification, the system will notify the system administrator if any problems occur. This will ensure you're constantly aware of the system's status.

You can verify the system is working correctly by checking the box "send test message." This will send an email message to the designated person(s) immediately.

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Finishing Basic Configuration

Once you have completed the basic configuration, the server should now be operational. Click Finish to apply all settings and open the NAS Manager screen.

If you need to make further modifications, modify the settings through NAS Manager.

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