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>:

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From: hakskool at: 2008-11-08 02:09:56

I think I have a different version of freenas, but this how-to still rocks.  I'm using a Dell PowerEdge 2650, and still have a few kinks to iron out myself, but the software is kickin tail.  Thank you, all who contribute to the forge!

From: Anonymous at: 2009-04-05 20:46:08

I followed the instruction and it worked well except that the article is incomplete.  FTP & SCP works.  I can't get the SMB portion to work properly.   I am seeing the freenas machine and I am able to Map the resource from the Windows side but it keeps asking for my password (obviously not accepting it).  No solution were found.

From: Anonymous at: 2010-02-01 16:20:19

For a windows pc to accept the conection you must use the ip\username format  in the user field

for example your freenas ip is: and you have a user : myuser1 then

when asked you should use\myuser1 in the username field

that is for windows to know that the user is not local or domain suplied.

that works.



From: Anonymous at: 2008-11-05 12:51:08

Works WELLL!!!! You own man ! Instaling freenas was just a piece of cake.It was very easy so tank you very much!