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NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

Pyronought
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NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

New to NAS,

 

Have a ReadyNAS 102, which i had set up 3 years ago, and just left running in my cabinet.

I would like to reuse it, however i cannot talk to it outside of RAIDar, and even then it states the usual "Your NETGEAR storage is not accessible form this cmputer. Check your network settings."

 

Ive probed through the website, added the credentials for the listed IP to both General and Windows, diabled my Firewall, opened all my sharing options wide. and nothing.

Haver tired to access the direct IP address of the unit, and the stanadard 192.168.168.168, nothing.

 

I have debated the factory reset options, but as i said im new, to me selecting options from menus required Monitors and periperal devices, so i fail to see how i can do this when it wont talk to my PC, or through the cloud online.

 

 It is Firmware 6.5.1, drives are working, just ignore every PC and unit, Admin login doesnt work. nor do anyother login i can think of, please xplain how i am being thick and how to rectify this probelm, and allow my network to pick up the NAS box once again across windows 10 and windows 7.

Model: RN10200|ReadyNAS 100 Series 2- Bay (Diskless)
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Pyronought
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

Followed Guides

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Storage-Central/RESET-NAS-RN102-TO-Factory-settings/td-p/408607

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Using-your-ReadyNAS-in-Business/Your-NETGEAR-Storage-is-not-accessi...

https://kb.netgear.com/22892/How-do-I-access-the-boot-menu-on-my-ReadyNAS-102-202-212-or-312

https://kb.netgear.com/22892/How-do-I-access-the-boot-menu-on-my-ReadyNAS-102-202-212-or-312

 

Unit is connected difect to my Laptop at the moment, ideally it would be connected to wider network, via NETGear hub, or into a Booster unit, or direct into the main Router.

Connectd to my Laptop at the moment as i just want it working first before i add it into the network system.

 

Remeber your talking to a NAS gear noob, spell it out, cryon and big letters style.

Model: RN10200|ReadyNAS 100 Series 2-Bay (Diskless)
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StephenB
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

It's easier if you connect the NAS directly to your router.  So I suggest starting there instead of connecting it directly to your laptop.

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Pyronought
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

Clarification router or computer? Statement says router instead of router.

Is there a way to hard reset the unit to start again with it?
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Sandshark
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

Connect to router so it and your computer are automatically assigned IP addresses in the same subnet (assuming you didn't previously have it connected to a router with a different subnet and set it for a fixed IP).

 

An OS re-install (not a Factory Default) will reset the password and DHCP settings but not harm the data.  But it's a bit tricky on a unit without a display panel.

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StephenB
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea


@Pyronought wrote:
Clarification router or computer? Statement says router instead of router.


Sorry, I fixed the typo.

 


@Pyronought wrote:
Is there a way to hard reset the unit to start again with it?

Yes.  There is a factory default boot option that reformats the disks (and of course destroys your data).  There'a also the OS reinstall that @Sandshark mentioned - which is non-destructive.  I agree it's a bit tricky with no LCD display.  You can also zero the disks (connecting them to a PC and using Seatools or WDC's Lifeguard software).  Then reinsert them into the NAS and power up - that will force a fresh factory install.

 

The boot menu options for your NAS are described on pages 20-21 of the hardware manual ( http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/READYNAS-100/ReadyNAS_%20OS6_Desktop_HM_EN.pdf )

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Sandshark
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea

A full zeroing isn't usually needed, just use Disk Management to delete all the partitions.

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StephenB
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Re: NETGEAR RN10200 - No idea


@Sandshark wrote:

A full zeroing isn't usually needed, just use Disk Management to delete all the partitions.


Correct.   Also, Lifeguard has a "quick" zero test that will delete all the partitions quickly.

But since the system has been sitting around for some years, it might be a good idea to run the disk diagnostics anyway.

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