Synology NAS Installation: Hardware and Web Assistant


Synology devices help you to manage your data files like photos, video and other media files. There are several model of the Synology that have been distributed worldwide. One of the models is Synology DS923+ NAS.

Here in this article, you will go through a simple Synology DS923+ installation process. The setup will start with the assembling NAS device, connecting it with the router and ends with the access the web assistant of it.

You also go through simple to apply troubleshooting tips that help you to complete the NAS setup pretty easily and without causing any error. Let’s start this informative article.

How to Assemble and Link NAS to Router?

There are parts included in this section of the article, one will give you information about how to assemble NAS device and other contains steps to connect it with your home router.

  1. The first step that you have to start with is un-boxing your Synology DS923 device.
  2. There are NAS device main unit, drive trays, drive tray key, Ethernet cable, power cord, adaptor and user manual in the Synology box.
  3. Now, start inserting the drives into the drive trays, and place them in to the Synology device.
  4. You have to lock the drive trays with the help of drive tray key.

Now, let’s see how to connect your router to the Synology devices with by using the Ethernet cable.

  1. Take out the Ethernet cable from the NAS box and place the device near to the router.
  2. Find the Synology DS923 device internet port and WiFi router LAN port, then connect the cable to the ports.
  3. Now, you have to turn the DS923 on by inserting its power cord to the wall socket and hit the power On/Off button.

It is time to access the web assistant of the Synology DS923+ and connect your computer to it using some simple steps.

How to Access Synology Web Assistant?

By using the web assistant of the NAS device, you can easily install the DSM (DiskStation Manager) and use QuickConnect feature. Look at steps to reach the web assistant.

  1. You have to connect your computer to the same router, which is connected to the Synology device.
  2. Search URL in the web browser of the computer to reach the web assistant.
  3. On the web assistant page, you will see Not Connected with Computer. Just click on the Connect button.
  4. Your computer will connect to the Synology device. You can download DSM and use Synology features to manage your data files.

Now, have a look at some tips that you should follow during the setup and accessing the web assistant by find Synology URL in upcoming section.

Troubleshooting Tips

  1. You should carefully insert drives in to the drive trays of the Synology device.
  2. You must lock the drive trays using the key.
  3. Don’t use the damaged cables like Ethernet cable and power cords to connect router and supply electricity to NAS device.
  4. Make sure that the router and Synology DS923 port is correct while connecting the Ethernet cable.
  5. Use the up to date web browser in your computer to access the web assistant to connect computer to Synology device.

The Final Paragraph

Here you have learned how to complete the Synology DS923+ setup. The setup process includes information about how to assemble NAS, how to connect it to router and how to reach the web assistant. We have added some troubleshooting tips, so that you can easily complete the installation.