Problem connecting a NAS to en1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VinceH, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. VinceH macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    I have a Mac Pro/10.6.4, and a new Synology DS210j NAS. The NAS has been configured hanging off of a router connected to en0. Now I'd like to connect it directly to en1 to get additional bandwidth. I configured en1 in the "usual" way, giving it the address The NAS was configured with the static address When I connect it WakeOnLan can sees it and shows it awake, but the Mac Address field is blank.

    A ping results in Request timeout for icmp_seq 0, and ifconfig shows

    ether 00:17:f2:03:f1:a1
    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    media: autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>)
    status: active

    Any ideas about what I'm not doing right?

    TIA, VinceH
  2. smosse macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2010
    what is the adress of your main port ?
    You mean you are connecting the NAS without switch with a cross cable ?

    If your main Eth is 192.168.0.XX for exemple your other Eth should be another subnet or it wont work
    ex: 192.168.1.XX
  3. VinceH thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
    Thanks for the response. I'm connecting them directly -- no switch. Gigabit interfaces don't need crossover cables. But your second observation worked. When I put one on 0.xx and the other on 1.yy I'm good.

    Thanks, VinceH

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