Buffalo LinkStation switch
The Buffalo LinkStation Mini was first released in 2008, however, the 2010 version offers some significant benefits. The main interest for me was it’s complete lack of a fan for near silent running. Something of a rarity with Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. Having had a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo (review here) NAS device for some time I have always been frustrated with the noise the device makes, even after adding a quieter fan. The LinkStation Mini NAS (available in Black or White in sizes of 500GB or 1TB) uses laptop (2.5″ size) hard drives internally which means the unit itself is diminutive (only 82mm by 40mm). Besides size, smaller laptop drives produce less heat and use less power, meaning it’s possible to design a fanless enclosure, as employed by the new LinkStation Mini. It’s certainly very quiet. I would hesitate to say ‘silent’ as there is still some audible noise from the unit but it’s entirely different from something like the ReadyNAS Duo. Setup is very simple. Attach the power and network cable, attach your printer to the USB port (if desired) and turn it on. After a few minutes the device stops blinking to indicate it’s ready for business. Run the enclosed CD on any systems you want to access the LinkStation Mini and it will install the NASNavigator utility. This should find the NAS and allow access to the web based configuration utility. Whilst it didn’t allow direct access for me, it provided the IP address of the device, allowing me to enter the address into my browser (e.g. – default user is ‘admin’ and password is ‘password’) to start the setup. The interface is clean, simple and mostly intuitive. I found it easier to get about and change settings than in the ReadyNAS interface for example but much of this will be preference (see the screenshot to view the interface). It’s also worth pointing out that whilst there are some inconsistencies, the PDF manual is good, providing the answers to most queries without the need to go searching the web/user forums. RAID modes The LinkStation Mini offers two ways of using the hard drive space. My 1GB model (LS-WSX1.0TLR1) is made up of two 500GB drives. These can be used as 500GB of space in ‘RAID1′ mode (RAID1 is ‘mirroring’, meaning that both drives have a mirror of the same information, offering some protection against data loss should a single drive fail) or 1GB of space in ‘RAID0′ mode (striping – this RAID method uses both disks as a single large volume). It’s easy to switch from one RAID mode to another although be warned; doing so will delete all information on the drives. It’s best to decide which way you want to use the device first, rather than have...
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Well it depends, why not take a look?
Open up your start menu, and open your command prompt by typing (Cmd) in the 'Run'
Then type, ipconfig /all
It will say in a list:
default gateway: 192.168.1.1 (This varies)
But the most common is around, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1, etc.