This chapter explains how to connect the CloudBox to your network. Please note that your network must have access to the Internet for the CloudBox installation, setup, and general use.
Ethernet is the most widely used local area network (LAN) technology. A Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet cable is included with your LaCie device to connect it to a network. Please note that the images in the table below may not reflect the precise cable or connector positions of your LaCie device or router. However, the ends of the Ethernet cable are the same, allowing for easy connection to the LaCie product and your router.
Once installed, LaCie Network Assistant will appear in your system tray (Windows) or in the menu bar (Mac).
LaCie Network Assistant will automatically search for LaCie storage devices on your network. When a new device is found, the icon will blink. LaCie Network Assistant also provides a link to the Dashboard, the Web-based administration tool for the CloudBox (see Administering Your LaCie CloudBox). LaCie recommends using LaCie Network Assistant to launch the CloudBox Setup Wizard.