NAS only shows up when connected via ethernet cable

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  1. jbsmithmac, Dec 14, 2013
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    jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    For some reason my Synology NAS only shows up in the finder (under shared) when I'm connected via an ethernet cable. It doesn't show up when I'm connected wirelessly to the same router/network.

    Anyone have any ideas why this would happen? I'm running 10.8.5.

    FWIW - synology's forums are not that active but I have posted there too...
     
  2. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I've searched all over the net for someone with a similar issue with no luck.

    The odd thing is that my other macbook pro also on 10.8.5 has no issues at all. I even did a clean install of 10.8 to see if that solves it and it doesn't.

    Do I have to set some setting somewhere that I'm missing?

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    someone asked in a post of mine that was deleted (duplicate) about my router model - its an Asus RT-N56U

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    The router is an ASUS RT-N56U and the NAS is a Synology DS412+.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Are you running factory or third party firmware on the ASUS? Is it up to date?
     
  4. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Factory and yes up to date

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    I'm pulling out an old netgear wireless router (like something from early 2000's) and hooking the nas to that and see if it makes a difference.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you using the default wifi connection? I know some routers have a "guest" wifi connection that is actually on a separate subnet and it can cause issues like this.
     
  6. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope not a guest... Same network that the other mbp is on that sees it just fine

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    So I just connected it to a netgear wgt624 v3 and everything shows up fine.

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    I'm assuming that the Asus has some issue with afp and this mbp... This one is a 2009 model and the one that works on the Asus was a 2011 model.

    Now I get to buy a new gigabit router... Any suggestions?
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Don't use guest mode on the router. It's supposed to only allow internet access and block all peer to peer traffic.
     
  8. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you suggesting I turn that off completely? I'm connected to the Asus the same way the other Mac is that sees the nas just fine.
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Then it's not working properly as a guest access point. Guest is only supposed to allow traffic to the WAN and block LAN to LAN. Guess ASUS does it differently.

    Why would you use it on your own computers?
     
  10. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not. That's what I'm saying... It's enabled but my computers are connecting to the non guest side of it. When doing so one can see the nas and one can't.
     

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