Synology NAS Tip – How to access your Network shares from within Chrome OS

This video is an update to a previous video we posted. In that video we looked at how you can access the network shares on a Synology NAS from within Chrome OS.

However subsequent updates to Chrome OS, means that we no longer need to use a third party plug-in. So in this quick tip video, using Chrome OS 74, we will demonstrate how to access network shares.

Notes: If you find that your Chromebook is unable to connect to the network shares on your Synology NAS. Try enabling SMB 3 on your NAS. To do this complete the following:

  • Open Disk Station Manager using your ‘administrators’ credentials
  • Select Control PanelFile Services
  • Under SMB select Advanced Settings
  • In the Maximum SMB protocol field choose SMB 3
  • Choose Apply to save your settings