« on: August 05, 2014, 03:11:45 AM »
Hi work in storage myself, and have had many NAS boxes.
I currently have a Readynas Pro 6 bay box.
The easiest way to send traffic to and from your NAS over the ethernet cable is to setup private ethernet network that has a different IP range so static to the WIFI on your router.
Get a router with gigabit ports and obviously your laptop and NAS have gigabit ports as well. Setup a private network say laptop is 10.0.0.1 and NAS box is 10.0.0.100 , setup a subnet of 255.255.255.0.
I am assuming you are a windows user, so I would edit your host file in the windows\system32\drivers\etc folder and put in the name of the NAS box and its IP address. That way the laptop will know straight away where to look for the NAS box. This is due to your router using DHCP and normally the ip range is 192.168.x.x
This way all your internet traffic will go through wifi and you will have a private network through to you NAS box which also isolates it so you must remember your IP address range.
I have used this option in the past and has worked quite well