08-03-2013 03:44 AM - last edited on 08-03-2013 09:23 AM by MrMatthew
I am not able to configure the Aggregation allows you to connect to the network using both LAN ports simultaneously:
Only the details is that "Select a LAN port to use when connecting to your network: LAN 1, LAN 2 or Aggregation."
Please help how to use above feature ie., Round Robin LAN.
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10-21-2013 11:04 AM - edited 10-21-2013 11:05 AM
Don't do it. I tried, and the LAN / IP settings screen doesn't work - it shows greyed screen and "Processing ... Please wait" message, that's it. I believe it is the same with Business NAS - but beware, you will not be able to get back, such as "default restore" doesn't work for business NAS.
BTW Round Robin will not add any speed for your NAS ... see this article:
"... We expected to see faster performance in Round Robin mode than we saw when using a single LAN connection, but this was not the case. In fact, performance in Round Robin mode was actually marginally slower than what we saw with just a single LAN port in use. We queried Seagate about this surprising result, and this was the response we got:
"The best performance on the NAS 440 can be configured without Link Aggregation enabled. It is a case where the processor power in the NAS 440 does not see any real benefit for most users when using Round Robin (aggregated performance). That's likely why you're not seeing the performance measures you may have expected in that mode."...
10-28-2013 07:31 AM
I must agree with GMCG. Don't risk it. On a normal product, this feature would work well, but on this... thing, nothing ever works predictably or reliably...
I had my two LAN ports plugged into two different networks (one on an internal router, one on an internet modem/router for outside access, and went to re-plug the outside port into a second inside router, and rather than aquiring an IP address, it simply... became non-functional. Literally wouldn't pickup an IP, whether when set to DHCP or to a specific Static IP. It simply didn't respond.
Even after that, I'd plugged it back into the original internet modem/router, and it still refused to go back to the DHCP-aquired IP address it had previously been using...
I had to reboot the unit (via pulling the power cord) to resolve it, in the end, totally un-do-able when you have employees using the appliance...
Good luck if you're able to make it function, though, and do post your results, every little thing people can force to function properly on these products is a little victory!
11-05-2013 02:14 PM
My issue is fixed - just needed to erase both HDDs completely. The cause was misalignment of Linux Settings partition by 3584 bytes, repartitioning was my solution.