NAS Thru Airport

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TCrowe, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. TCrowe macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    Well, one reason I screwed up my Airport Router in the first place was changing settings to get my NAS to register with Disk Utility. Didn't know what I was doing and that problem is solved.

    However, I have been googling the snot out of the net to find a way to get the router and Disk Utility to play nice with the NAS. It seems, from what I have read, that Mac won't recognize the NAS no matter what I do. As the Netgear has the software to work with the Mac I thought maybe I would ask here.

    What I want to accomplish is to be able to work between the two entities so that I can back up or use software from the NAS to Mac and back. Routing is what I call it. Just not sure if the two are compatible in that way. Right now they are foreigners to each other. Not trying to change Earths orbit or the like, just looking to see what I am missing. All the answers from the Netgear FAQ's are rather nebulous or refer to different model Servers. Usually the more expensive ones. Any info is, as always, very much appreciated.
     
  2. eduardrw, Sep 4, 2014
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    eduardrw macrumors 6502

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    Disk utility is an OS X program to manage internal and directly attached Hard-disks. It won't work on a NAS!

    From your very prosaic description I assume you want to be able to copy files to and from your NAS. Thats not called routing!

    It is network attached storage as the name NAS says.
    Here is a "how to" for Netgear on OS X:http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20901

    It assumes you have a working NAS which was setup properly. The way to setup your NAS is through the NAS web interface. http://www.readynas.com/?cat=52

    Example Time Machine backup http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22810
     
  3. TCrowe thread starter macrumors member

    TCrowe

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    Thank You for the links. I downloaded the RAIDar app from Netgear and that got the Disk Utility to register NAS. Your link to the Time Machine is what I was looking for. Thanks Again! Prosaic, I think I'll use that for a username if you don't mind. :D
     

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