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How to Add a NETGEAR NAS

Step 1: Download the FileFlex Connector.

  1. Download the FileFlex Connector for Netgear to your PC. From your PC, go to https://www.fileflex.com/downloads scroll down to NAS connectors, click the NETGEAR link, then and download the connector appropriate to processor of your device - select x86 if your NAS has an Intel processor, or ARM if it has an ARM processor.
  2. Download the NETGEAR connector

  3. If you are not sure of the processor of your device, sign in to the NETGEAR ReadyNAS software (see Step 2), click System, and then look beside Name.
  4. How to find your device processor type

Step 2: Install the FileFlex Connector on the NETGEAR NAS.

  1. Sign in to NETGEAR ReadyNAS software (for more information about setting up a NETGEAR NAS, see the Installation Guide for your model available at the NETGEAR Download Center).
    - Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the NETGEAR NAS and can access the Internet.
    - Open a web browser on your computer and download the NETGEAR Raidar utility that will find the NAS on your network here.
    - The Raidar utiliy will find your NETGEAR NAS within the local network. Click Connect to go to the login screen.
    - Enter your user name and password, and click Sign in.
  2. When the NETGEAR ReadyNAS software opens, select Apps tab and click the Upload icon.
  3. Select the Apps tab and click Upload

  4. When the Install Application dialog box appears, click the Browse button and navigate to the FileFlex Connector file that you downloaded in Step 1. (probably in your Downloads folder).
  5. Select the FileFlex Connector and the click Open.
  6. Select the FileFlex Connector file that you downloaded in Step 1 and click Open

  7. In the Install Application dialog box, click Upload.
  8. Click Upload

  9. Make sure that it is toggled ON.
  10. Toggle to ON

Step 3: Link your FileFlex account to the NETGEAR NAS.

  1. Next you must link your FileFlex account to your QNAP NAS. From your FileFlex Administrator console and connected to the NAS, select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
  2. Select Add Content Source

  3. Select the company you would like to add the NAS to.

  4. Select the NETGEAR icon and run the setup wizard.
    Note: You must be on the same network of the NETGEAR NAS being added.
    • In the setup wizard, you will have the option to edit the following device settings:

      - Network settings
      - Proxy settings to access the Internet
      - Anti-virus settings

      To edit these or to define which antivirus software on the host machine will be used to scan files uploaded to it, please refer to the section Device Settings.
      Note: The antivirus software must already be installed and running with a valid license on the host machine.
  5. The activation page will now appear that will link your NETGEAR NAS to your FileFlex account. You will need to enter the following credentials.
    Username - This is the username of the administrator.
    Password - This is the password of the administrator.
    Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If your NAS is on a company or corporate domain, you will need to enter the domain that your server belongs to.
    Activation Code - This code is entered automatically for you. For security reasons, the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 1.

After you have entered your user credentials, click Activate.

You should now have connected FileFlex Enterprise to a NETGEAR NAS. You can assign users to that NAS - see Assigning Specific Content Sources To a User.

Note: Although administrative credentials are used to set up NAS, the user’s credentials are used to access to the storage. Each user that is permitted to access this storage will need to have their own credentials and permissions in place.