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Setting up Synology NAS on new Eero 6 network

Hello folks,

I am struggling to set up my Synology NAS on my new Eero 6 network. Can y'all help me pretty please?

Currently, the hardware is T-Mobile Modem → Eero 6 Gateway (the one with 2 ports) → network switch → NAS

A few days ago, I used find.synology.com to search my network for the NAS, and it found it at 192.168.4.65. Eventually, that stopped working. Then I tried to go into the Eero Network settings > Reservations & Port Forwarding > reserve an IP address (192.168.4.65) for the Synology device. Then I tried find.synology.com, and no beans. After some googling, I read somewhere that Eero only gives out 192.168.7.XXX IP addresses, so I changed the reservation in the Eero settings to (192.168.7.65) and it still doesn't work.

I'm stumped. Any help? Can someone outline what exactly I should do to get my NAS setup stably on my network? Please & thank you!

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  • I've got an eero and Synology at home, plus my parents have the same in their home. I've not used nor ever really needed to use find.synology.com, I just connect to the Synology by its internal IP address. Just now, I tried find.synology.com and it reports being unable to find my Synology, as well. But it doesn't matter, I don't think. I'm betting that if you wanted that service to work you'd need to open a port to your Synology for it to be findable from the internet.

    So, IMO, just set an IP reservation (as you've done) and connect to that. Also, It shouldn't have to be 192.168.7.X. My reserved IP is 192.168.1.X. So, e.g. I connect to http://192.168.1.20:5000/ to log in to DSM.

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