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All LaCie NAS feature an easy-to-use browser-based administration tool, called the Dashboard. Launch the Dashboard to manage storage, users, shares, and much more.

Access the Dashboard

There are two ways to access the Dashboard: LaCie Network Assistant and an internet browser.

Access the Dashboard: LaCie Network Assistant

See LaCie Network Assistant for instructions on software installation.

  1. Windows: Right-click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the system tray (Windows users). Mac: Choose the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar.

  2. Select [machine name] > Web Access.
  3. The login page will open in a new browser window or tab. If your browser is not open, LaCie Network Assistant will open it for you.


Access the Dashboard: Internet browser

  1. Launch your preferred internet browser and type the default address for the LaCie NAS:
    • Windows workstations (no Bonjour) - http://lacie-2big-nas or http://lacie-5big-pro
    • Mac OS X and Windows workstations running Bonjour - http://lacie-2big-nas.local or http://lacie-5big-pro.local.

You can also type your LaCie NAS's IP address in the browser's URL (web address) field.
For example: http://[IP-address].

The IP address may be found in LaCie Network Assistant (see Find the IP Address).


Log in

The first time you access the Dashboard, complete the Authentication and Timezone fields. (The password should be from 4-20 alphanumeric characters and symbols, and the username should be from 1-20 alphanumeric characters. Consider using a strong password that is difficult for others to guess.)

In subsequent logins, simply enter your username and password, then choose Log on.

For added security, choose Switch to HTTPS at the Dashboard login.


Recover a lost password

If a user has forgotten his/her password, it can be recovered if the administrator has:

  • Assigned an SMTP server (see Support).
  • Entered an email address for that user (see Users).

If the above conditions have been met, the administrator and/or user can follow the steps below to recover a password:

  1. On the login page, choose Have you lost or forgotten your password?.

  2. On the next page, type the login. Then type the word you see in the image on the right (this ensures that the request is coming from a person) and choose send.

  3. The email will arrive in the user's email inbox. In the email, choose the click here link.
  4. In the Reinitialize your password screen, type your login and new password, then choose Send.


Restart, deep sleep mode, and shutdown

To restart or put the LaCie NAS into deep sleep mode, select the power button, then choose between Restart and Deep Sleep mode. Deep sleep mode must be enabled or the option will not be available (see Eco Management).

2big NAS Restart and Deep Sleep Mode

5big NAS Pro Deep Sleep Mode, Restart, and Shutdown

The LaCie 5big NAS Pro has the added option to Shutdown the device. To shut down the LaCie 2big NAS, use the switch on the back of the device (see Views of the Product).

Note: Shut down your LaCie NAS only when it is not being accessed.


Log out

To log out of the Dashboard, choose the log out button.

The Dashboard is made up of:

  1. The central pane that hosts all management pages
  2. Visible widgets, or small boxes that represent the different pages. A visible widget provides a summary of the page's management function. For example, the Hardware monitoring shows the health status of the NAS, including the Temperature, Fan, and Drive states.
  3. Minimized widgets
  • To navigate to a page, choose its widget or, drag and drop the widget to the center of the window.

  • To minimize a widget, choose the X next to its title.

  • To expand a minimized widget, drag its icon over an expanded widget, or to an open widget space.
  • To rearrange widgets, drag the minimized widget icon or the expanded widget onto the place of another widget.
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