Map a NAS from MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tlawski, May 25, 2008.

  1. tlawski macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I just bought a DLink-323 NAS but I have no idea how to set it up so that I can see and permanently map the drive from my MBP?

    I'm sure someone has done this before so if you could provide me directions I would appreciate it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    once you have it setup, why not make a simple script to mount it at boot time?

    I have a script (that checks which WLAN the MBA is hooked into first) and then issues the following;

    mount_smbfs //10.10.10.10:/public Desktop/NAS

    <where 10.10.10.10 is my NAS IP, :/public is the NAS share folder and Desktop/NAS is an empty directory used as a mount point>

    Save the script as a .command file (eg I have in my home folder mount_nas.sh.command) and in system prefs/users/login items > add it to be run.

    Thats my solution, there is probably a simpler one, but I am a unixy person so this makes simple sense to me
     
  3. donmei macrumors regular

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    #3
    Cant you just browse to the network resource and then drag it into the sidebar?
     
  4. tlawski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. I should have mentioned that I'm a new Mac user so what you're suggesting sounds great...but unfortunately, I'm gonna need to have my hand held.

    Just how do I browse to the network resource?

    A unix script would be great as well, but I think I need to figure out how to see the NAS first.

    Thanks again
     

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