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.

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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