Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS - Page 2

After the reboot we want to configure the network of our FreeNAS system. First we have to declare which network interface we want to use in FreeNAS, therefore we type 1:

Enter the name of the LAN interface. FreeNAS shows you a list of valid interfaces, so pick one of these. In my case I use lnc0:

We don't want to configure another LAN interface, so we simply hit <ENTER>:

FreeNAS needs to reboot again. Confirm this by pressing y:

After the reboot type 2 to set the IP address of the FreeNAS system:

We want a static IP address, so we answer Do you want to use DHCP? with n:

Then enter the IP address you want to assign to the FreeNAS system. I use

Next enter the subnet mask. I use 24:

The network is now configured, and FreeNAS tells us that we can now access the FreeNAS web interface under the address in a browser (but we don't do this yet). Press <ENTER>:

Now let's test if our network connection is working. Therefore we type in 6:

Next we type in an existing IP address from our local network (e.g. our gateway address, in this example) to see if we can ping it:

If everything goes well, the ping should succeed, and we can press <ENTER>:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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