Solved: How do I connect Synology DiskStation DS418 without DHCP?

Problem Symptom

I just purchased a Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS. It will not connect to my LAN network. Assuming that NAS is looking for some DHCP server from which to get an IP address. But my LAN network environment only has static IP, no DHCP server configured. I have searched the Internet to look for help for how to solve this problem but cannot seem to find any relevant posts describing solutions.

Solved: How do I connect Synology DiskStation DS418 without DHCP?

I assume the Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS has an address assigned from the factory default setting. If I knew the factory default IP address and subnet mask then I could configure my laptop with this information and connect to the DS418.

Question: How do I assign a static IP address to this Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS so that I can start using it?

Follow the below solution steps to connect Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS.

Solution

Step 1: If the Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS doesn’t receive an IP via DHCP, it will get self-assigned at 169.254.x.y IP address after around 10 minutes.

Step 2: Connect Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS to network.

Step 3: Set your computer to obtain an IP automatically. As you have no DHCP server, your computer will also get self-assigned at 169.254.x.y IP address after around 10 minutes.

Step 4: Download and install the Synology Assistant desktop utility.

Step 5: Open the Synology Assistant desktop utility.

Step 6: Synology Assistant will start to find the Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS.

Step 7: Assign an static IP address, subnet mask, and DNS server for it and then set the IP back on your computer as well. Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS should now be accessible on the IP you set.

Assign an static IP address, subnet mask, and DNS server for Synology DiskStation DS418 NAS