Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS - Page 3

3 Further Network Configuration

Now we log in to the FreeNAS web interface by typing (or whatever IP address you assigned to FreeNAS) in our browser.

We will be asked for a login. The default login is: username admin, password freenas.

The welcome page looks like this:

We didn't specify a gateway yet for our FreeNAS system, so we go to Interfaces -> LAN and enter our gateway IP address ( under Gateway, then we hit Save.

The system must be rebooted for the changes to take effect, so we go to the FreeNAS terminal again and hit 5 and then y:

After the reboot we can connect to the web interface again. Go to System -> General setup and fill in two DNS servers (e.g. and If you don't specify DNS servers, the system cannot connect to NTP servers if you use an FQDN (like - which is the default value) for the NTP server. On the same page, you can also change the admin password from freenas to a different value:

That's it for the network configuration, no reboot is needed.

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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!