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1-BayDigital Media Server

Firmware v3.20

Edition 2, 7/2009


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Copyright 2009

ZyXEL Communications Corporation

Device Panels

On / Off






COPY/SYNC button

USB Port

eSATA Port

USB Port

LAN Port






The NSA210 lets you share files and back up data on your home network. You can also play video, music, and show photo files stored on the NSA210 using a media client such as the DMA-2500.

How It Works

Above is the NSA210 in a home network. Users back up and share data on the NSA210. The DMA-2500plays the NSA210’s media files on the TV. A USB hard drive provides extra storage space and files are copied directly from the USB memory stick to the NSA210.

Place the NSA210 behind a firewall and/or IDP (Intrusion Detection and Prevention) device to protect it from attacks from the Internet.

See the User’s Guide on the included CD for details on configuring all of the NSA210’s features.


This Quick Start Guide shows you how to:

Install Hard Drive

Connect the NSA210

Access the NSA210

Log into the NSA210

Before You Begin

You need the following before you start:


Included CD containing the NAS Starter Utility and User’s Guide

Power adapter

Included Ethernet cable

One SATA I or SATA II (3.0 Gbit/s) (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) compatible hard disk(s) with 15-pinSATA power connectors

eSATA hard disk and cable (optional)

USB cable (optional: you only need this if you want to expand storage capacity by connecting USB drives). Make sure that the USB device use it’s own external power adapter if it has one.

Computer with an Ethernet port

Network device such as a switch, router, or hub (optional)



Install Hard Drive

Once you intall a hard drive on the NSA210 and create a volume, all existing data on the disk will be erased.

The NSA210 must be turned off before you remove or install hard drive.

Creating a volume formats the hard drive. All data will be lost. Back up any files on the disk to another location before you install the disk in the NSA210.

1.Make sure the power and Ethernet cords are disconnected from the NSA210.

2.Place the NSA210 on a flat surface with the bottom panel facing up. This exposes the bottom panel where the thumbscrew is located. Loosen the thumbscrew using a flat head screwdriver or a coin.

3. Bring the NSA210 to an upright position and take off the front lid to open the hard disk tray as shown in the following:


4.Slide in the hard disk into the tray until the hard disk is fitted snugly inside the NSA210.

5.Attach the front panel to cover the hard disk tray. Place the NSA210 on a flat surface with the bottom panel facing up and tighten the screw.

If you want to use two hard drives and configure them as RAID volumes, you should have: 1) a SATA hard disk installed inside the NSA210; and 2) an eSATA hard disk with its cable. It is also recommended to use the same disk size and model for best performance. Refer to the User’s Guide for the steps to create volumes on your NSA210.

Connect the NSA210

1.Use the included Ethernet cable to connect the LAN port on the rear of the NSA210 to a computer, switch, or router on your network.

2.Connect one end of the power cord to the POWER socket on the rear of the NSA210 and the other end to the external power supply. Connect the external power supply to a power outlet.

Use ONLY the included power adapter.



3. Press the power button on the front of the NSA210 to turn it on. Look at the front panel lights.

If no lights turn on, make sure the power cord is not loose and that the power source is turned on.

The power button light turns steady blue.

The SYS light turns steady green after a successful startup (it takes about 50 seconds).

The HDD lights come on if the NSA210 detects hard drives in the disk bays.

The rear panel LAN port has a light that turns on if the Ethernet port is properly connected to your network. It blinks while sending or receiving traffic.

To turn off the NSA210, press the power button in and hold it until you hear a beep. Then release the button.

Access the NSA210

Use the NAS Starter Utility to access the NSA210. Follow these steps:

1.Insert the included CD into your CD-ROMdrive. ClickSetup in the screen that displays. Then click theNAS Starter Utility link.

If this screen does not display, use Windows Explorer (My

Computer) to go to the CD-ROM.Double-clicksetup.exe.


2.The installation wizard begins. Follow the installer instructions. Click Finish to complete the installation.

3.In Windows, click Start> All Programs> ZyXEL> NAS Starter Utility > ZyXEL NAS Starter Utilityto run the NAS Starter Utility. If your computer has more than one network card, then you will be prompted to select one.

NSA210 Initialization

Make sure you have installed the hard drive before following these steps.



1.In the following screen, check the Status of your NSA210. If it showsUp, you can start using your NSA210. If it showsUninitialized, click the Config icon to start initialization.

2.Input your settings in the Network Configuration screen.

Select DHCP if you have a network device (such as a router or cable modem) that assigns IP addresses to clients. This automatically selectsDynamic DNS.

Select Static IP if the clients in your network have specific address assignments. This automatically selectsStatic DNS. Enter the details in corresponding fields (IP Address,IP Subnet Mask,

Gateway Address, Primary DNSand Secondary DNS.) You can also click Copy from NSUto have the NAS Starter Utility detect and fill in these values.


Use the default values if your network administrator did not provide this information. Click Next.



3.Initialize the hard disk and install the firmware. Click Browse and point to the location of the file provided by your administrator or that came with theCD-ROMdrive.

The Initialize Hard Disk option is selected by default. This reformats and deletes all data in the hard disk.

All data in the hard disk are lost and cannot be recovered.

Click Next to upload the firmware.

4. Confirm your settings in the following screen and clickNext.


5.The hard disk initialization and firmware installation starts. If the process is successful, the NSA210 reboots. Click Done.



6.The Device List screen shows your NSA210 Status isRebooting. ClickDiscover to refresh the screen until the NSAStatus showsUp.

7.You can now use your NSA210 and do the following:

Click the Admin icon to see the web configurator login screen (see page13).



If you need to change the NSA210 IP address, click the icon under


To map the NSA210 to a Windows network drive, click the icon under Map.

To refresh the screen, click Discover.

Log into the NSA210

This section shows you how to log into the NSA210 and change the administrator’s password.

If you cannot get to the login screen, see the troubleshooting section at the end of this guide.


1.Enter the default username ‘admin’ and password ‘1234’ and click


The username and password are case sensitive. You may need to make sure you don’t have the caps lock on.

2.It is recommended that you change to a new password (and write it down). Click Apply to save your changes and go to the next screen.

3. TheMy NSA screen displays.

Use the Memeo Autobackup software included on the CD to automatically back up selected files from your computer to the NSA210 whenever you modify the files. Refer to your User's Guide for details on this.




Try the following if you cannot get to the NSA210 login screen.

Make sure the NSA210 is turned on.

Check the NSA210’s cable connections. Make sure the NSA210’s LAN LED (located on theLAN port) is on or flashing.

Make sure you have initialized your NSA210 using the NAS Starter Utility.

If you were trying to login directly by typing the server name (default nsa210) into your web browsers address field, make sure you have installed the NAS Starter Utility and that you have typed the server name correctly. If it still doesn’t work, try running the NAS Starter Utility steps again.

Make sure your computer’s IP address is in the same subnet as the NSA210’s IP address. You can use the NAS Starter Utility to find the NSA210’s IP address. See the User’s Guide appendix on setting up your computer’s IP address for how to change your computer’s IP address. Skip this if you know that there are routers between your computer and the NSA210 (like if you are connecting through the Internet).

Ping the NSA210 from your computer. Make sure your computer’s Ethernet adapter is installed and functioning properly. In a (Windows) computer, click Start, (All) Programs,Accessories and thenCommand Prompt. In theCommand Prompt window, type “ping” followed by the NSA210’s IP address and press [ENTER]. Use the NAS Starter Utility to find the NSA210’s IP address if you don’t know it.

Use Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.07, Netscape Navigator 7.0, or later versions of these with JavaScript enabled.





Mit dem NSA können Sie in Ihrem Heimnetzwerk von verschiedenen Geräten aus gemeinsam auf Dateien zugreifen und Daten sichern. Sie können mit einem Medien-Clientwie demDMA-2500auchVideo-,Musikund Fotodateien abspielen, die auf dem NSA gespeichert sind.

So funktioniert es

Die obige Abbildung zeigt den NSA in einem Heimnetzwerk. Benutzer sichern Daten auf dem NSA und haben gemeinsamen Zugriff darauf. Der DMA-2500spielt die Mediendateien des NSA auf dem Fernsehgerät ab. EineUSB-Festplattebietet zusätzlichen Speicherplatz, und Dateien werden direkt von jedem PC im Netzwerk oder auch vom USB auf das NSA geladen.

Schließen Sie das NAS möglichst hinter ihrem Router mit Firewall an.

Eine Beschreibung zum Konfigurieren aller Funktionen des NSA finden Sie im Benutzerhandbuch, das auf der CD enthalten ist.


Erste Schritte

Installieren der Festplatten, 19

Anschließen des NSA, 20

Zugreifen auf das NSA, 22

NSA Anmelden, 28

Vor der Installation

Bevor Sie anfangen, benötigen Sie Folgendes:


Die mitgelieferte CD (mit dem NSA Starter Utility-Programm,dem MemeoAutobackup-Programm,und dem Benutzerhandbuch)


Das mitgelieferte Ethernet-Kabel

Eine Festplatten mit 15-poligenSATA-Anschlussen,die mit SATA I oder SATA II (3.0 Gbit/s) (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) kompatibel sind.

eSATA-Festplatteund Kabel (optional)

Kreuzschlitzschraubendreher zum Festschrauben der Festplatten in den Einschub.

USB-Kabel(optional: Dieses benötigen Sie nur, wenn Sie durch Anschließen vonUSB-Laufwerken(Ver. 2) die Speicherkapazität erweitern möchten). Es wird empfohlen, aktive USB Speichergeräte mit eigenem Netzadapter zu verwenden.



Computer mit Netzwerkkarte (NIC) und installiertem TCP/IP Protokoll

Netzwerkgerät wie Switch, Router oder Hub

Installieren der Festplatten

Sobald Sie eine Festplatte auf dem NSA installieren und ein Volume erstellen, werden alle auf der Disk vorhandenen Daten gelöscht.

Schalten Sie das NSA aus, bevor Sie die Festplatte(n) einsetzen oder entfernen.

Beim Erstellen eines Volumes werden die Festplatten formatiert. Alle Daten gehen verloren. Bevor Sie die Festplatte im dem NSA installieren, sollten Sie alle anderen Dateien unbedingt an einem vorhandenen Speicherort sichern.

1.Stellen Sie sicher, dass das Netzund das Ethernetkabel vom NSA abgetrennt sind.

2.Legen Sie den NSA mit der Unterseite nach oben auf eine flache Unterlage. An dieser Unterseite befindet sich eine Rändelschraube. Lösen Sie diese Schraube mit einem Schlitzschraubendreher oder einer Münze.


3.Stellen Sie den NSA aufrecht hin, und nehmen sie die vordere Abdeckung ab, um die Festplattenlade zu öffnen (siehe Abbildung).

4.Schieben Sie die Festplatte in die Lade, bis sie ganz im NSA sitzt.

5.Befestigen Sie die vordere Abdeckung wieder,

um die Festplatte zu verdecken. Legen Sie den NSA wieder mit der Unterseite nach oben auf eine flache Unterlage, und ziehen Sie die Schraube fest.

Anschließen des NSA

1.Schließen Sie das mitgelieferte Ethernet-Kabelan denLAN-Portan der Rückseite des NSA und an einen Computer, Switch oder Router des Netzwerks an.