Synology NAS Package Center Doesn’t Connect

Synology NAS Package Center Doesn’t Connect

You go to your Package Center and your packages don’t load at all. The error is Connection failed. Please check your network and time settings. The problem is the URLs required by the Package Center can’t be resolved. There are a few issues that can cause...
NAS Hard Drive Disappears From Synology Storage Pool

NAS Hard Drive Disappears From Synology Storage Pool

Upon entering your office, you hear beeping from your NAS. You log in to DSM and see that there is an alert that a drive has been removed, causing a System Partition Failure. The problem is the drive was never removed. To get the missing drive to show back up again,...
Some Services Can’t Reach Internet With Unbound

Some Services Can’t Reach Internet With Unbound

If you recently changed your Unbound configuration and now you can’t access the Internet, you can verify Unbound is behaving properly by doing the following two things: Verify Unbound is actually running.Verify your configuration is actually running. This was...
IPv4 CIDR Notation

IPv4 CIDR Notation

Learning IPv4 CIDR notation will allow you to simplify network configurations and network information management in IPv4 networks. CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) notation is a more concise representation of network addresses. It allows network administrators to...
Network Troubleshooting – Using A Trace Route

Network Troubleshooting – Using A Trace Route

This network troubleshooting tip of using a trace route is something every IT person should know, regardless of whether they work in networking or not. All IT staff should have the basic skill of diagnosing and escalating issues. The Point of Using a Trace Route? This...
Modem and Internet Connection Issues

Modem and Internet Connection Issues

This post is a frustrating tale of working through internet connection issues with my Internet Service Provider. It worked out well but it will be beneficial to share the tips I learned along the way. Accessing Your Modem First and foremost, here’s how to access...
Generic Wireless Router Setup

Generic Wireless Router Setup

All routers will have similar functions but available features and UI may be different for each one. Consider this a generic wireless router setup guide. Essentially a checklist of settings you should look for before using your shiny new router. When you setup a...

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