[GLLUG] Intro and network drive

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 22:42:41 UTC 2020

Connect the Lacie to your home router.

Connect the ethernet port on your USB-C adapter to the home router.
Switch off the wireless interface on your laptop.
Bring up the ethernet interface.
You can either log into your wireless router web interface and display what
devices are attached
Or pin the broadcast address of the subnet - which is usually
You should then find your Lacie device and be talking to it at whatever the
line speed is on your router ethernet ports.
Hopefully gigabit.

On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 at 22:36, Davide Giannella via GLLUG <
gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Thanks Jon for the quick reply
> On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 at 22:28, John Hearns <hearnsj at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > How are you connecting the Lacie NAS to your network?
> > Are you connecting it via a small switch or directly into the back of
> your wireless router via an ethernet cable?
> > In this case the LAcie device should get an DHCP address.
> Right! I should try to connect to the router. It will be slowish but
> better than nothing.
> > If you are connecting it directly to the ethernet port on the USB-C
> adapter then take note of this from the device manual:
> >
> > Most home and office routers are DHCP servers, meaning that your device
> will automatically receive an IP address once it is connected to the
> network. If a network is not DHCP-managed, the LaCie storage device will
> use APIPA (automatic private IP addressing) to assign itself a valid IP
> address within the existing network. In some cases, it will assign itself
> an IP address following the rule 169.254.xxx.yyy/24.
> And this exactly what I'm doing.
> > So it is using bonjour/zeroconf to allocate an address to itself. I am
> not that expert on using zeroconf with Ubuntu, sorry.
> Well at least I know what to search for and start from there.
> Cheers
> Davide
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