This chapter explains how to connect your LaCie network storage to a network. For details on connecting your device directly to a computer via USB, see Connect to a Computer via USB.
The device may take up to three minutes to boot and will be ready once the blue LED has stopped blinking.
LaCie Network Assistant detects all LaCie storage devices on your network. Once installed, LaCie Network Assistant will help you to configure and access your LaCie network storage.
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.
Since the majority of networks use DHCP addressing, LaCie highly recommends that you do not adjust your IP address without contacting your Internet provider or network administrator.